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10 October 2013 @ 03:34 pm
Once Upon a Time - Lost Girl  
Just a few weeks into the new tv season and I'm already behind! Though...I just remembered that Elementary doesn't air until tonight! \o/ I love the show but it took a while for both Zeph and I to be awake and in the living room at the same time so I only saw last week's episode a couple of days ago. (Loved it! If anyone wants to talk about it, I'm happy to expound on the matter.)

So I'm only behind on PoI at the moment. And Sleepy Hollow - though I haven't actually watched any episodes of that yet. But I want to! It sounds like something I would enjoy. It is recording and I probably should watch the pilot tonight or there will be too many and I'll never get around to it.

Once Upon a Time - Lost Girl

Two wonderful episodes in a row! Let’s keep that up! I just want to roll around in all the character moments. (ESPECIALLY the Snow&Emma moments - long overdue but seriously intense, maybe because Emma has been bottling it up for months.) I missed the focus on the characters so much in season two and I am so happy they figured out that All Plot All The Time isn’t the way to go.

And I’m quite excited that we now know what the doll represents and it is what I thought it was going to be - a connection to his father. We’re exploring everyone’s pasts this season and Rumple’s father issues are going to be quite important I think.

Also, I LOVED him cutting off his shadow. I seriously was NOT expecting that.

The Rumbelle scenes were adorable (but I am over the almost kisses we get too often with them). At the very least it shows his thoughts and his deep feelings about Belle, and I do hope it also is going to be reflected in Belle as well - a dream perhaps. And I loved his honesty! Even if it was only to himself, this is an important step for him. He needs to face his past and look within himself so this was good.

Regina’s FTL outfits? Damn. They were all Too Damn Fabulous for words. Every week someone’s clothing has me wanting to send a fruit basket to the costumers but they clearly outdid themselves this episode.

- Emma is the Lost Girl but she is also the only one with living parents. Hmmmm. I like the juxtaposition of that.

- Pan WANTS something from Emma. Her magic? A mom? IDK. But this is part of the reason he is playing this game with them since he needs to work on her to get her where he needs her. Also, he's Pan. He likes to play and enjoys dangerous games the best.

- The last thing his father gave to him. We were supposed to see his father last season but they cut it. Now I think I know why - instead of a small scene, this is clearly going to be a big part of Rumple's arc this season. He can't get rid of the doll. He'll have to face it.

- So loved the Charming family scenes. I NEEDED these so bad. Emma has ISSUES and I'm not interested in a show that doesn't explore them.

- Regina was in fine, snarking form but so far isn't affected by Neverland. I know we got into her psyche a lot last season but we saw very little honesty from her and a lot of deflection. I'd like her to be changed too by all this.

Rumple’s Three Rules of Magic:

1. No magical rebirths. Dead is dead. Magic can do much, but not that.
2. No magical love. I’m afraid if you want me to make him love you, no can do. And nothing can.
3. No magical belief. Magic can’t make someone believe dearie. It works the other way around. Belief must come from within.
4. With a bonus rule - All magic comes with a price. As does wasting Rumple’s time.

Pan Meta

Peter Pan seems to be VERY BIG into getting people to confront their pasts and not letting them wiggle out of it even a little bit. The map won’t work until Emma admits she is a Lost Girl and that doll keeps showing up in Rumple’s path like a bad penny. He can’t discard it or ignore it; he has to face it.

So far he is focusing on Emma and Rumple - they both have MASSIVE abandonment issues and Pan LOVES those. By the time they have left Neverland I think both of them are going to have made significant progress in working through all those old painful feelings that they have both done their best to push away and ignore. (Not that I think that is Pan’s goal but I predict both of them having breakthroughs by being forced to confront things they don’t want to think about.)

It will be interesting to see if he starts in on any of the other characters and what buttons he decides to push.

He is like an EVIL THERAPIST.

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~Lirpa~: Once Upon a Time: Rumplekatje0711 on October 10th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Will comment more in a bit. I'm actually trying to catch up on POI right now! So, that's what Rumple was doing! Cutting off his shadow. I couldn't figure that out! Thanks for clarifying it for me!!! Very clever.

I'm watching Sleepy Hollow, as well, and really enjoy it. I need to catch up, too, though.

Edited at 2013-10-10 08:15 pm (UTC)
Chlorischloris on October 11th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to catch up too! I watched episode 2 of PoI last night and I think I'll watch ep 3 and the latest Elementary tonight. (There were some VERY INTERESTING plot developments in PoI ep 2 and I'm excited to see how it plays out.)

I wasn't sure at first what he was doing but then the shadow was there looking just like the other shadow - only this one does his bidding. Quite clever of him. Now his shadow can't be ripped from him and the knife is out of his hands. I mean it'll come back and bite him in the future I'm sure (hiding his dagger where he can't even find it) but it was good thinking.
earthspirits: OUAT ~ Gold (sweet smile)earthspirits on October 10th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying S3 so far, a decided improvement on last year...and (gotta say) loving Rum's new look (a combo of Gold and Rumple, ie leathers sans his gold warty makeup), makes for a very fine looking Rumple indeed!
: )

And I think it makes perfect sense if the writers reveal Rumple to have once been a Lost Boy (which is what they seem to be hinting at).

Also liked his interactions with Belle...and I agree, it would be lovely if the writers showed us that Belle is having dreams in Storybrooke, and that perhaps the 2 really are communing on a psychic level. That would be cool!

Enjoying Hook (but then I always loved his character) and that the writers are finally giving him more depth. He has wonderful chemistry with Emma.

And...in love with Sleepy Hollow in all ways, fabulous new series.

Waiting to watch "Wonderland". At least it offers Naveen Andrews, one of my faves, and promises to have fantastic costumes too.

Edited at 2013-10-10 09:01 pm (UTC)
Chlorischloris on October 11th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
It seems as though they RACED through last year and now we are getting a chance to stop and breath and let the characters talk. Talking is GOOD. And, YES the look is amazing. I ADORE the costume designer all the flowers and fruit baskets for him.

Rumple being a Lost Boy works for me and I do like that we are going to get into the root of his abandonment issues. It all goes back to his father and I want to see that. As for Belle, having the communication go both ways (even if one sees it as a dream right now and not real) would be an excellent way to continue developing their relationship even as they are separated. If it's only him that does have interesting implications about his thoughts and feelings about Belle but it's not about THEM - it's about HIM.

I saw the pilot for Sleepy Hollow last night and it did have a good beginning! We'll see if it's too horror for me as it develops. I don't mind a mystery but if they go for scary too much I'll have to drop it.

Wonderland is on my dvr list so last night's ep was recorded. I still haven't decided if I'm interested though. Spin offs that take the creators attention away from the first series tend to make me crabby. But I have to say that OUAT series three hasn't suffered at all.
ustas_fish: Rumpel_wheeljust_ustas on October 11th, 2013 05:11 am (UTC)
cutting off shadow - it was the best part of this episode. and rumple with fireballs - that's delicious. :)

regina always has best look among female characters! i think lana was born for designer clothing. :)

hm... EVIL THERAPIST - very good definition of his role. would be interesting to know his motives.
Chlorischloris on October 11th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
So pretty and so intense! Yum.

Clearly they LOVE designing her dresses. And this episode was a treasure trove of pretty. Three new ones! All gorgeous. And Lana quite definitely makes them WORK.

I don't think he wants to help them work through their issues but since he making them face those issues, I get the feeling that they are all going to end up stronger and more centered after these adventures.
daybreak777: trust medaybreak777 on October 11th, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
Hee! Evil therapist in the form of a thirteen-year-old boy. But maybe what the folks of Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest need.

The boy should take insurance, but this Pan, I think this Pan wants your power. Hmmm.
Chlorischloris on October 11th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
They quite definitely need some help! They all have ISSUES and they avoid thinking about them as much as possible.

Your power. Or your son. Neither are something you want to give.
Maia: Leavesgreen_maia on October 11th, 2013 10:47 am (UTC)
Two wonderful episodes in a row! Let’s keep that up!

YES!!!



I loved the visual poetry of the wordless scene with Rumple and the doll, where he keeps trying to destroy it and it keeps coming back and then finally he gives up and tucks it into his coat. Robert Carlyle's acting was just superb (as always) - the look on his face...



Edited at 2013-10-11 10:47 am (UTC)
Chlorischloris on October 11th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
They skipped over a lot of character development last year to get through their program of All Plot All The Time so I am quite happy to see them focus down on the people this season. They promise they would be and so far they are delivering.

Oh yes. The doll and how it kept coming back to him. I loved that. And Robert's acting is excellent as usual. He adds so much depth to every scene he is in - there are always layers and hints of more. He is trying to reject it and move on, not dwell on the past. But it won't let him go and that's good! Well, Pan I'm sure thinks it's bad and will break him but we know he needs to face it so he can actually move on and not continue to make the same mistakes over and over.
Bruce Springsteen, you're not the boss of metrickseybird on October 12th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
this episode made me excited about the whole series. Thoughts on Wonderland?
~Lirpa~katje0711 on May 28th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
You haven't updated in over 6 months. Are you doing okay?
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