Once Upon A Time - Season 2 Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. propita

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    And we still don't know who Dr Whale's "prince" is.

    I liked Lancelot's reference to his full name "Lancelot du Lac"--Lancelot of the Lake--that he was "raised next to a lake."
     
  2. Mister Fandango

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    My guess is that he was close to George and knows that Charming is a pretender.
     
  3. stj

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    Strictly speaking, Cora would have a vested interest in making sure no live Lancelot showed up to raise the issue of who was running the haven.

    But you never know.
     
  4. JD

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    Really enjoyed this episode. I'm really liking the stuff in the modern fairy tale world. I'm glad they reunited Jefferson and his daughter.
    I'm also very curious where they are going with Cora and with King George.
     
  5. degra

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    Eh.. I tried giving this another go this season to see if it improved from last and it hasn't. I appreciate the writers focusing on just a few of the same characters week-in and week-out compared to trying to juggle a bunch of them but I still find the flashbacks pretty perfunctory and boring. The stuff in Storybrooke is a bit halting and the overall storytelling is a bit aimless. More specifically in this episode I thought there was a lot of padding--the Ogres, Henry stealing the keys and going to Regina's vault only to have what I thought might be a pretty interesting turn of events go nowhere(plus I find it hard to believe Regina would let Charming know where her vault was), the whole flashback with Snow being unable to bear children was highly predictable and glacially paced, Jefferson's reunion was too brief and really lacked any emotional resonance.
     
  6. davejames

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    I have to admit I find myself a lot less interested in the "fairybacks" now.

    To me the stuff happening in Storybrooke (with the citizens having regained their memories) and with the surviving characters in fairyland is MUCH more interesting at this point.

    It's not like we really need any more backstory for characters like Regina or Snow. I think we know what makes them tick.
     
  7. JD

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    ^It's still one of my favorite shows, but I do have to agree that the flashbacks feel a little unnecessary at this point. Once Emma and Snow ended up in The Enchanted Forest, I was really hopping we would just jump between them and what's going on in Storybrooke. It wasn't to bad in this one, but I could see where jumping between the three different plot lines could get annoying if one or two start to get in the way of plot progression in the other/s.
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    True, but she might not be above stowing him away in dungeon or tower somewhere, 'cause that's just how evil fairytale queens roll . . .

    I mean, if you just want to get rid of someone, there are probably easier ways than curses and poison apples and endless naps that can only be broken by true love's kiss or whatever. But evil queens never just whack someone when they can curse them instead.
     
  9. js

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    Just quoted for awesomeness. :)
     
  10. Stiletto

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    Could Cora be the reason the curse did not take in this part of the kingdom?
     
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    That's a good thought. Regina banished Cora through the mirror, not knowing where she'd end up. Cora is more powerful than Regina, I believe. It will be interesting when both meet again. The sparks will fly I'm thinking.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    That is indeed a good thought. The curse did effect them somewhat, though, as they were frozen for 28 years. I'll bet Cora had something to do with it, though.
     
  13. JD

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    But didn't Regina admit that she lied about The Enchanted Forest being destroyed? I would think if it only survived because of Cora she wouldn't have known that it survived.
     
  14. Snick27

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    Finally up to date with the episodes. I actually like the flashbacks cause lot of last season i forgot so kind of helps me remember who is who.
     
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  15. Mister Fandango

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    You have to remember that the curse is a result of Rumpelstiltskin's magic. He tailored every aspect of it, so if you're going to puzzle out why this area of the kingdom survived, it's him you have to look at, not Regina or Cora.
     
  16. JD

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    It doesn't appear to have actually destroyed any of the world though. Snow and Charming's Castle was still there, although it was in ruins.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

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    The thing is, though, that it doesn't seem to have gone entirely as planned. After the curse was broken, he was not aware that he wouldn't be able to leave town.
     
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    New ep tonight captain hook intro thos will be good :)
     
  19. propita

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    He's waited so long for Bael, I'm pretty sure that if Gold left, he'd forget all about Bael. That's likely unacceptable to him. Any thought that, since this side effect wasn't part of Gold's plan, there's another force at work here?
     
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    It reads more as the typical "un-intended consequences of magic" trope to me.