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06 May 2013 @ 10:05 am
Once Upon a Time - Second Star to the Right: Quick Thoughts  
Oddly enough weekends are terrible times to finish up and post big, complicated entries. My family wants attention and my husband wants attention and there PROJECTS to complete. *g* However, my garage is sparkling. As is my bedroom and bathroom. So that's all good! And I do have the Lacey review basically done except for the formatting so that will DEFINITELY go up today. And then the Evil Queen and then Second Star to the Right. I gotta do them all in order, no skipping, or I can't do any of them. It's a thing. But I am determined to get caught up before the finale!

I do have a few quick thoughts and some speculation about last night's episode though so I'll post that now!

- First of all - Gold and Lacey? HOT. Really hot. Hot enough it nearly melted my screen when he tugged her towards him. *fans self* Yes, it's not healthy and he needs/wants Belle back. But I'm okay with some dirty, bad, wrongness in my fictional relationships.

- I loved that Rumpel had one of Regina's tears! Heh. He has EVERYTHING. I'm thinking it was the price of deal they made. And she was like 'why do you need my tears?' And he was 'what is it to you? What are you doing with them?' It turns out to be the best deal she ever made!

- Wendy. Founded the Home Office? y/y? She HAS to be the person who started the Home Office. That must be the reason that she was introduced in the season finale. Because her story connects up with the present day plot!

Just think - young girl meets a starving orphan boy who talks about the evils of magic and how it destroys families and how he barely escaped it. And then magic comes to destroy her family but he sacrifices himself to save them.

What better way to honor his sacrifice than to start an organization to fight magic wherever it might be found?

And how fucking tragic for Baelfire. It’s kind of perfect.

- Awww. Daddy!Charming and Emma moment. We haven't had enough of these but I was very happy to see some this episode. They broke into Regina's office together and then he got to comfort her after Neal was sucked into the portal.

- Where did he go? Well, the person who throws the bean controls the portal (as far as we know) so where would Tamara send him? Back to where he came from? Seems reasonable for her to have that thought as she threw it. And that would also bring back in Mulan and Aurora which would full circle that plot.

- Emma is BADASS. Hit her with a pipe and she will get back up and KICK YOUR ASS. She lifted Tamara up and FLIPPED HER OVER. Awesome.

- People have noted that the necklace Gold gives Lacey is the exact same one that Belle dreamed about. A little foreshadowing I think! Perhaps of a choice he needs to make - can he change and turn to good or will he remain dark?

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daybreak777: pocket squares!daybreak777 on May 6th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
Wendy totally founded Home No-Magic Depot! Totally. :-)

Baelfire. That poor guy.

I'm not sure about what Rumpel wants. It's interesting in his scenes he seems to be thinking, "Um, this is not really Belle and kinda wrong". But then she seems into it and he's like, "Oh, sod it, let's go."

But Belle can't be his only Evil/Magic Anonymous sponsor. I was sad about him and Bae too. He looked for Bae so long and hard only to lose him anyway.

All that said, I like Gold/Lacey too. It's wrong but I'm wondering if they've slept together. After Cora, I never really know what's going on offscreen!
Chloris: Once Upon Mr. Gold closeupchloris on May 7th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not much impressed with the whole 'secret organization' plot itself but I do rather love that Bae (of all people) got it started just so it could show up to completely fuck up his life.

I do feel bad for him! If we think about it, he has had a truly awful life so far. I'm not surprised he has issues and isn't the nice boy we knew.

Yeah, he's torn to some extent. Part of him really digs that she is so into his darkness. It has to be relaxing to not try anymore. However, you can see the calculation and hesitation whenever he is responding to Lacey. He may like it one level but mostly he is putting on a show and giving her the mask she wants instead of being himself with her. (If you look at screencaps of him with Belle - go back to my Broken picspams - and then with Lacey the difference is HUGE.)

No, Belle can't be. He needs to be invested in being a better person for himself. Belle can lose her memories. Bae can reject him. If he doesn't have himself he has a very flimsy redemption story. As this is showing.

They'll probably never tell us just like we don't really know if he and Belle were sleeping together. Or exactly how much they had reconciled pre-Lacey.
daybreak777: pocket squares!daybreak777 on May 7th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
Poor Bae. I'm so with the little boys in this series. They have a rough life. Bae, Pinnochio, Owen. Even Henry was getting second-degree burns in his dreams not too long ago. And almost died via accidentally poisoning from his mom. Kids have rough life in fairy tales. And Storybrooke.

Yet Bae didn't turn evil so that says a lot about him.

I'm not sure what being himself would look like. I think Rumpel will always have a capacity for evil and darkness. And the only one who can check that is himself. I mean he deliberately crippled himself for life. The height of self-injury. And that's before he was the Dark One.

I still think he needs one hell of a sponsor but he's not going to get one!

Maybe his task is to accept the light and the dark within him. I dunno. And that everything is not about him. That Lacey may want things from him that actually have nothing to do with him and more to do with her.

I am so sure they weren't sleeping together before she lost her memory or even back in the old days. They weren't there yet. But with Lacey who makes out in alleys with strangers and Rumpel not checking his baser impulses, who knows?


aleysiasnape: dh5aleysiasnape on May 6th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
I thought this was really good! Might have to go back and rewatch it again. I'm getting over a bad sinus infection and the cough won't go away!

I haven't thought about Wendy founded the Home Office. It would make sense.
Chloris: Once Upon Mr. Gold smilechloris on May 7th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself! And it might be worth watching again in advance of the finale. I'm sure there are little details in the episode which will make more sense when we see the rest. :)

Yeah, I didn't think of it at first but then it hit me and it fit together too well not be where they are going. I do rather like the circularity of it. As in the Doctor causing Torchwood to be founded.
Rumplestiltskin: starlightwenelda on May 7th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC)
I really loved the twist they did on Peter Pan where he's actually kidnapping all the boys from families, not just picking up kids that didn't have them. The idea that Wendy founded the Home Office sounds very plausible, considering the circumstances under which Bae disappeared.

I hope we get to see more of his adventures in Neverland, though! My first thought after he ran into Hook was, "I wonder if Killian would've just finished him off if he knew he was Rumple's son, or if he'd save him because he knew he was also Milah's son."

Also, as much as I like Lacey, I'm worried once she returns to her true self she'll spurn Gold because he did such terrible things for her Lacey self. Hmmmm.
Chloris: Once Upon Mr. Gold/Belle hugchloris on May 7th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Indeed. This was quite a scary and creepy version of Peter Pan. It would be interesting if they were to bring more of that element to the show. Though I don't know it would work at this point since the show has been a mix of violent and fluffy but not really creepy.

Oh, I'm sure we will, at least in this next episode. After that may be tough since the actor is aging but Bae is not. They would have to give an arc early next season for it to work.

I always though Hook would save him. Not only is he Milah's son but he is an excellent opportunity to hurt Rumpel but turning Bae against him even more. Would Bae have been running from Rumpel if he hadn't met Hook? He was angry at being abandoned while with the Darlings but didn't seem to be trying to avoid him at that point.

I'm not! They may have issues and fallout (though NO ONE else did after the curse broke) but Gold is clearly walking a line on being nasty enough for Lacey without going too far. She may have some issues about having memories of enjoying his evil ways but it's not as though Belle is unaware of Gold's nature.
~Lirpa~: Once Upon a Time: Rumple: Naughty Impkatje0711 on May 9th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
We saw Wendy in the finale? I don't remember that.
Chloris: Once Upon Mr. Gold smirkchloris on May 10th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Huh? Oh. I guess I'm thinking of the last two episodes together as the season finale. They seem to be two parts of the same story. I have no idea if Wendy is in the last episode of the season since I haven't seen it yet. :)