Great ep! I was kinda disappointed that we didn't get back to Snow & Emma till the last 5 mins, but it was a good jawdropper to finish the Regina/Cora flashbacks with her mother appearing there...which also somewhat doesn't make sense since Regina supposedly pushed her mother into some other world & the place they are now IS the Enchanted Forest (a.k.a. Fairytale Land). I'm sure it will all be cleared up later though! Those flashbacks of a younger Regina really are heartbreaking though, and while I'm glad it kicked present Regina's conscience into gear, I feel like it's too good to be true. Not that I'm one to judge since I usually love seeing the "bad guys" have a fault that makes them "human" and thus can eventually fit in and mesh with everyone else, but this is the EVIL QUEEN. If she's to be redeemed at all, I would think it's through the course of the series, not so soon into the second season. *hmms* And especially right after she tapped into her magic again and was a total badass. Dang, that was a little creepy how her eyes turned purple briefly when she inhaled the magic from the spellbook. I thought her mother/mother's spirit had possessed her at first. XD Oh, and where was Belle throughout all this? I wondered if maybe Mr. Gold/Rumpel had sent her across the border and that was why he was so furious that they couldn't leave Storybrooke. Was he planning on it? *sigh* Idk, but it seemed very parallel to when Belle left the first time in the flashbacks. I'm sure it will most definitely appear in some vids this week. ;) Charming was going nuts! Everyone was - and well, okay, my only complaint was that we got like 2 seconds of Jefferson. I mean, REALLY?! I've been waiting ALL SUMMER to see Seb (a.k.a. Mad Hatter) back on my tv screen again, and what do I get? Five minutes tops. Also, who puts my baby in a car crash? I mean, who knows how long he was under there?! LOVED his conversation with Charming though. Hehe. I laughed right along with him when Charming demanded - "get it to work!" MAJOR flashback to when he demanded that of Emma. *giggle* God, he's so sexy. In every way! *sobs* But back to everything else... Charming's speech was awesome! I was proud of him, especially since he said Snow usually did all the talking. Hehe. Let's see...what else? I'm looking forward to more fairytale land stuff next week, since CLEARLY the stuff from those scenes in this ep were just teasers for NEXT week. *mutters* Interesting how Rumpel & Regina met...I wonder how/why their families are so intertwined. *hmms* When he was first telling her about how he knew her I thought he might be her dead lover reincarnated. Ew. And yuck. And NO. lol. Also, I wonder if just because you become cursed again when you leave Storybrooke doesn't mean you can't get your memory back again. *hmms* Well, anyways, great episode, can't wait for next week, and more Seb please. =)
Ah, finally a new OUAT ep response. lol. I know you've been waiting ages!! XD No, I know...there have been none since the pilot. lol. I just couldn't find stuff to comment on, since it was all so perfect. Even when there was angst! But no worries, that will soon change. I imagine right around the time I get season 1 for Christmas. XD

On to the Season 2 premiere though!! =D So, the curse is broken! Yaaay! The Charming family reunion...aww, I knew it wouldn't be easy. It's amazing to me though how much MM & David's personalities shifted once they were free of the curse. Both so insanely confident and courageous and outrageously affectionate and loving. Emma must've been blown out of the water. XD And as much as it should've been awesome, Emma does have a point...though I have to wonder if they would've even KNOWN they were family if they had been together under the curse. *sigh* Wonder if SW/PC can even comprehend the idea of foster schools and the like. Heh.

Gold and Belle!!! *cheers* I honestly didn't expect so much Rumpel/Belle in this ep, but it was glorious! I so adored it. I should've known the sweetness wouldn't last when she found out his true purpose, but then she came back even in the end, because she's Belle and she's awesome. Hehe. *claps*

Oh, Regina...I must admit I kinda had to look away when she kept trying to use her magic and it kept failing. XD How embarrassing as the evil queen. It's very admirable how persistent Snow & Charming & even Henry!! were about keeping her alive. I applaud them. Heh.

So...magic is now present in Storybrooke. Maybe now even to the extent it was in fairytale land. I must admit the biggest shocker to me was when I realized the flashbacks weren't flashbacks at all but present time in fairytale land! Ok, Princess Aurora & Prince Philip? The cutest EVER. I should've known it would be a triangle with Mulan though. *grumble* There's no possible way you can have co-ed fighting without their eventually developing a romance on either one side or both. Thankfully it's just on her end. Ah, but PA were so precious. I hope there's some way for him to live again! I heard rumor that just because his soul was sucked up doesn't mean that he's actually dead. It might not be fatal! However, if he wakes up with a blank soul & ends up falling for Mulan...there's going to be some serious HELL to pay on my end. *mutters*

So, Charming is going to look after Henry! Aww! It is so weird that Snow & Charming are the same age as their daughter. It's just...*shakes head* I kind of wonder why that was never brought up. Heh. Looks like, as before though, that Regina's one true weakness is losing Henry. *sigh* Perhaps she will try to find a way back to the old world after all because of it. *hmms*

Most disappointing moment in the ep though? No Mad Hatter. NO JEFFERSON! *sobs* I did hear that he'll be entering on the scene in 1x02 though and that makes me feel better, b/c seriously? How can you show his hat for more than 2 seconds & not show HIM? It's blasphemous!

Until next ep.

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