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29 September 2013 @ 10:04 pm
OUAT - The Heart of the Truest Believer  
An excellent week for tv watching! All my favorite shows had premieres in the past week! And I loved every singe one of the them. *squishes my shows* I only have the energy do a OUAT right now though. Maybe I'll do a little squee for the others, just know that I loved the premieres of Castle, Elementary (damn, I love Joan. and sherlock. and mycroft.), and Person of Interest (the men are great but I LOVE every female character to pieces).

Onto some OUAT squee...

Excellent episode! My show is back!! And damn if the episode wasn't exceedingly character based.

Yeah, a lot of plot happened but it all worked from the characters instead of showing up out of nowhere. And everyone got a moment or several. So many good bits!

Emma giving birth and rejecting the very idea of being a mother. (With bonus light flickering. OUAT doesn't do subtle so I'm thinking PLOT POINT.)

Baelfire talking about his dad and remembering some of the good bits. And the walking staff! With lines marking his growth! *sniff* And him talking about how family is important to Rumple. Just slightly...

Rumple running off to go it alone in the showiest way possible. The man knows how to make an exit and an entrance. And then OH SO CALMLY questioning and killing Tamara. Brrrr.

Snow and Regina having it out. They have so much history and so little of it even showed up in season two. I want more. *grabby hands*

The mysterious doll and Rumple going to pieces over it. This is a character moment which will be more important once we get the history. (That is one reason I love rewatching - there is so much which becomes more important in retrospect.)

Henry's BELIEF coming full circle. It saved everyone in season one but now it is reason he is in danger.

Emma FINALLY talking about Snow&Charming being her age and taking a step back from following them. She has been allowing herself to be led since she was out of her element but she HAS to do things her own way.

Emma taking that leap of faith from the boat. Rumple despaired of her ever moving past what she can touch and know is real but she is just contrary enough that his doubt inspired her to go beyond and - even if only for a moment - believe.

I do so love it when characters talk to each other. Now give me more of that.

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ustas_fish: Rumpel_wheeljust_ustas on September 30th, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
thank you my dear chloris! you gave me strength to look this episode. because (to be honest) i really was afraid they mede something awful. :)
i recorded this episode on my hard disc, but was too covard to see this. you made me brave. thank you.:-)
Chlorischloris on October 1st, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed the episode! I did truly love it and how they worked with all the characters on the boat. We'll have to see how the episodes hang together and the arcs develop. I think that the new format of the split season is going to help by keeping them more focused and allowing us to see the episodes in quick succession. (Last season hung together much better when watched without long gaps in between.)
ustas_fish: Rumpel_wheeljust_ustas on October 2nd, 2013 04:43 am (UTC)
do you think this will be last seaon of OUaT or they thinking about more? what's your impression?
Chlorischloris on October 4th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
I think more. But it all depends on their ratings this season and if they can put together a coherent arc. If they at least hold steady I think one or two more seasons. ABC owns the show and they are looking towards streaming rights and DVD sales.
aleysiasnape: dh5aleysiasnape on September 30th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* Missed you!

I loved Elementary and OUAT! I'm going to have to rewatch Elementary again. I love Rhys Ifans playing the part of Mycroft.

And OUAT! That was a really good episode! I kind of figured out that the boy trying to help Henry was Peter Pan.

I also liked the part where Aurora told Neil, "You're Henry's father?" What I would like to know is how they got Prince Philip back?
Chlorischloris on October 1st, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Missed you too!

I completely adored Elementary and Mycroft was perfect. They even stood the same. And you could feel the history between them in every interaction.

Heh, I am the perfect dupe of a viewer because I even saw a picture of the actor a while back and still didn't realize it was Peter during the episode. It is sometimes rather enjoyable to be easily fooled since I get the a-ha moment on the reveal.

I would like to know how they got him back too but part of OUAT is that they do go back and fill in holes so I'm willing to wait patiently for that hole to fill. (Though I do hope they plan to fill it this season.)
Bruce Springsteen, you're not the boss of me: coy :: trickseybirdtrickseybird on October 1st, 2013 06:25 am (UTC)
wasn't it brilliant! I loved the line to her parents too; it's not a bad point! ohh scary and sad rumple
Chlorischloris on October 4th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
They feel like they should be more knowledgeable than her but of course they aren't! And I think Snow has more trouble with it than Charming - probably a combo of actually being more knowledgeable when they were in FTL together and expecting to raise Emma until she came early and they had to put her in the wardrobe alone.

What got me is that that he wasn't angry at all in the Tamara scene. He was so calm and and determined. It was a cold and calculated murder.
daybreak777: snow white appledaybreak777 on October 3rd, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
I didn't see it at the time but I see now that both Henry and Emma took a leap of faith this episode. Whatever belief Henry has, Emma has it too. I mean she was certain she wouldn't drown.

Why were the mermaids so angry? And is the stone!mermaid gone for good?

I still feel for Owen.

Someone else mentioned it somewhere but I liked Rumpel's little sarcastic flourish too. It's like he's reluctant to be who he was, but it's still who he is and he will crush the hearts of many to get his grandson, especially since he thinks Neal is dead.

Good ep.
Chlorischloris on October 4th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
Yes they did! It was nicely bookended just like the first scene where Emma could be a mother and then the end where she owned that identity. I don't know if she was certain but she had FAITH - Rumpel prodded her to be willing to put aside what she knows and take a leap (though I doubt he meant it literally) by telling her she couldn't do it.

The mermaids in Peter Pan are capricious and dangerous creature so who knows? Maybe they recognized Hook's ship? He was there for a long time and they clearly don't like each other.

His little flourish seemed weary to me. He is no longer interested in the trappings and misdirections of being The Dark One. His long labors have been for naught (as far as he knows) and he is on his way to his death (as far as he believes). This is all business.
daybreak777: pocket squares!daybreak777 on October 4th, 2013 11:03 am (UTC)
Aww, poor Rumpel. :-(
~Lirpa~: Once Upon a Time: Gold: Fuck Off Deariekatje0711 on October 4th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
I'm loving both POI and OUAT this season so far, as well.

When did time stop in Storybrooke? Was it the day Henry was born?

I'm also wondering about the doll Rumple was given. I wonder if it was Bae's.

I agree with everything you said.

Why the heck did Emma jump, anyway? Was she just trying to cause a distraction and get their attention?
Chlorischloris on October 4th, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
I haven't seen episode two of POI yet but the premiere was awesome. I really, truly love all the characters and can't wait to see what sort of arc they have going this season.

When did time stop? Storybrooke was created with time stopped. No time ever passed until Emma came to town. Which is why everyone is the same age they were when the curse was cast.

To get their attention. To stop the fighting which was powering the storm/and then the storm was powering the fighting. (Nice feedback loop there.) And to take that leap of faith that Rumpel told her she was incapable of taking. She jumped fully BELIEVING that her parents would stop everything and save her. According to Rumpel she wasn't going to last a day in Neverland without being able to believe without proof so this was important.