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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Agreed. Now we just need to get Red's backside, er backstory.

You got that right ..
post #302 of 1237
Meghan Ory, who plays "Red", had a role in Friday's episode of Supernatural.
post #303 of 1237
That was an awesome episode with a great back story on Mr. Gold. Exactly what I had been waiting for. This show continues to shine but it still worries me that nothing in the real world can really change otherwise where would they go then?
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I really like Mr Golds backstory but didn't care for anything in the present day. The queen and Emma's bitchy dialogue is starting to ware on me I think. And the fire, the confessing at the debate, everybody going into the diner/bar at the end, that whole scenario was lame(imho).
Would of been better if they just had the election and Emma won by a long shot.
post #305 of 1237
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Meghan Ory, who plays "Red", had a role in Friday's episode of Supernatural.

She sure does love to wear the high heels!
post #306 of 1237
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

That was an awesome episode with a great back story on Mr. Gold. Exactly what I had been waiting for. This show continues to shine but it still worries me that nothing in the real world can really change otherwise where would they go then?

Up next, a spin on Hansel and Gretel. Let's see how they work that one.

And yes, I am definitely enjoying the series.
post #307 of 1237
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Originally Posted by jakestir View Post

Would of been better if they just had the election and Emma won by a long shot.

They may have. Who says that they needed to actually have a paper ballot election day. Most of the townspeople were probably at the meeting and the straw vote says to not bother, so the mayor gave in and the automatic transfer of who becomes sheriff took place.
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Anyone else notice that you could see right through Red's uniform?
post #309 of 1237
Was that Gus from "Breaking Bad" as Stanley?
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Wasn't particularly impressed with this episode. It was never explained exactly what the 'Dark One' was, why he was feared and how he had magic powers. When Rumple stabbed DO, all he did as this uber-powerful guy was stab his foes with a dagger. Strange because in the beginning of the back story you see DO use magic. I thought that was the point, that he was a being of magic.

Also, earlier on in the season you see Rumple eviscerate a fairy, presumably with magic. So basically once you've seen this episode you don't get the impression that Rumple is a big threat, at least not as big of a threat as portrayed earlier on in the season. I also don't get the whole contract spiel that he kept on babbling on about throughout the season. We've seen instances of him not requiring a contract to get his way, and others where he is forced to agree to terms. It was never explained how that worked.

The thing is, if none of this was ever explained in his back story then it will never be explained ever.
post #311 of 1237
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

They may have. Who says that they needed to actually have a paper ballot election day. Most of the townspeople were probably at the meeting and the straw vote says to not bother, so the mayor gave in and the automatic transfer of who becomes sheriff took place.

True.
But either way, I thought the fire, the debate and the towns people coming into the diner/bar to tell her she won was cheesy. Having her win any other way would of been better(or not, I guess).

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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

Was that Gus from "Breaking Bad" as Stanley?

Yes it is. And maybe that's why I didn't like this episode. My subconscious was remembering how awesome Breaking Bad is.....
post #312 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

The thing is, if none of this was ever explained in his back story then it will never be explained ever.

I get what you are saying but I am sure this is only a fraction of what his back story is. Judging by the way his son was scared of him perhaps his son runs away and that causes him to seek out new sources of power and becomes the Rumpelstiltskin that we see later on. It also might explain why he seems to do a lot of deals where he wants children.
post #313 of 1237
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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

I get what you are saying but I am sure this is only a fraction of what his back story is. Judging by the way his son was scared of him perhaps his son runs away and that causes him to seek out new sources of power and becomes the Rumpelstiltskin that we see later on. It also might explain why he seems to do a lot of deals where he wants children.

Good point. I think there is still more to Rumple. I also thought it was odd that he used the dagger instead of magic to kill th eguards, but that could have just been a spsecial-effects budget choice. And he still killed them all in a fairly fantastical way.

I also agree that the present-day part of the story wasn't as compelling and the queen/Emma confrontation wears on me a bit. Still quite enjoyable, though.
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I am sure I'm not the only one who finds it incredibly far fetched that Emma (of all people) would be fit to hold the position of deputy Sheriff, let alone the Sheriff with her zero qualifications for the job. She casually flashes her badge around as if she earned it, and the show seems to be implying that any person off the street can qualify for the position. That's preposterous.

The show is spinning around in circles because nothing is happening. Each episode we learn something new about a character but the show itself doesn't move forward. What are the motivations for these people, what is the end-game of all of this ? Some of these characters are oblivious to the real nature of what's happening, others know more than they're telling, like the Queen and her 'heart-in-a-box'. But so what. What is the point to any of this ?
post #315 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

I am sure I'm not the only one who finds it incredibly far fetched that Emma (of all people) would be fit to hold the position of deputy Sheriff, let alone the Sheriff with her zero qualifications for the job. She casually flashes her badge around as if she earned it, and the show seems to be implying that any person off the street can qualify for the position. That's preposterous.

The show is spinning around in circles because nothing is happening. Each episode we learn something new about a character but the show itself doesn't move forward. What are the motivations for these people, what is the end-game of all of this ? Some of these characters are oblivious to the real nature of what's happening, others know more than they're telling, like the Queen and her 'heart-in-a-box'. But so what. What is the point to any of this ?

That's why it's called fantasy .. the show sure seems to be moving forward to me .. you have to build a story up .. sometimes, it takes time ..
post #316 of 1237
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

That's why it's called fantasy .. the show sure seems to be moving forward to me .. you have to build a story up .. sometimes, it takes time ..

How has the actual story been moving forward ? It's now on episode 8 and the plot hasn't progressed. We have a bunch of fairy tale characters who aren't aware that they're fairy tale characters. Learning more about these characters via backstory is great and all but the story - the plot, which is kind of important, is just up in the air. You question the relevance of the show because nothing important happens. How far can this go ? Honest question.

Do you expect this show to be renewed for a second season ?
post #317 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

I am sure I'm not the only one who finds it incredibly far fetched that Emma (of all people) would be fit to hold the position of deputy Sheriff, let alone the Sheriff with her zero qualifications for the job.

Maybe her qualification is the painted-on jeans she wears everyday. Never seen a sheriff like that!
post #318 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

How has the actual story been moving forward ? It's now on episode 8 and the plot hasn't progressed. We have a bunch of fairy tale characters who aren't aware that they're fairy tale characters. Learning more about these characters via backstory is great and all but the story - the plot, which is kind of important, is just up in the air. You question the relevance of the show because nothing important happens. How far can this go ? Honest question.

Do you expect this show to be renewed for a second season ?

I'm not going to recap the plot for you .. if you think it's not progressed, fine .. it's progressed for me .. it's a new show, it takes time to lay a foundation and we've had a good plot, IMO ..

Whether it gets renewed, I hope so ..
post #319 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

I am sure I'm not the only one who finds it incredibly far fetched that Emma (of all people) would be fit to hold the position of deputy Sheriff, let alone the Sheriff with her zero qualifications for the job. She casually flashes her badge around as if she earned it, and the show seems to be implying that any person off the street can qualify for the position. That's preposterous.
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Yeah, but I can forgive things like this. The people in this town don't seem very bright anyway so I'll just mark it down as them being under a spell and don't know no better. Like when little timmy was stuck in the well/mine and all the rescue workers were just standing around doing nothing and they send Emma to rescue the kid and cricketman ....what tha..???? So it doesn't surprise me that they would elect Emma or a paper sack to be sheriff.

And I agree that it needs to move forward, it's feeling very stagnant to me.
post #320 of 1237
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Originally Posted by jakestir View Post

Yeah, but I can forgive things like this. The people in this town don't seem very bright anyway so I'll just mark it down as them being under a spell and don't know no better.

Probably right. Just to ponder further on this, as Sheriff (or Deputy), you would assume she had access to a firearm, you know, since it stands to reason and all that. I don't think she received any weapons training, but that's a minor nitpick. LOL. But I'm sure they'll show this in a flashback.
post #321 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

Maybe her qualification is the painted-on jeans she wears everyday. Never seen a sheriff like that!

We don't really know what a Sheriff is on this show. For all you know she's required to bake cookies and organise fun raisers since her position was never explained. But yes, she's kinda hot, but she should try to change that jacket from time to time. I think Jessica Simpson would have been more qualified to play the part, in my opinion. Would make sense. Think about it.
post #322 of 1237
Emma Swan is a bail bonds collector .. thus, I feel sure she has firearms experience and may be close friends with Dog .. maybe he'll have a guest appearance ..
post #323 of 1237
All we know about Emma is that she was in jail ~10 years ago when Henry was born. Also that prior to coming to Storybrooke she was a bail bondsperson. Perhaps she has some kind of background in law enforcement or a PI license or something since that time. If would certainly make her more qualified than a newspaper editor.
post #324 of 1237
BTW, I remeber reading that ABC was putting all th eepisodes on line for free viewing. By brother is try ing to get caught up on the show, but the ABS site seems to be missing episodes 2 and 4. Anyone know if these are available somewhere?
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

BTW, I remeber reading that ABC was putting all th eepisodes on line for free viewing. By brother is try ing to get caught up on the show, but the ABS site seems to be missing episodes 2 and 4. Anyone know if these are available somewhere?

Hulu should be the first destination for any viewing and if you want to watch TV online install Hulu Desktop. Ignore the poorly designed network sites.

I'm amazed so many people still don't check Hulu first and foremost.
post #326 of 1237
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Hulu should be the first destination for any viewing and if you want to watch TV online install Hulu Desktop. Ignore the poorly designed network sites.

I'm amazed so many people still don't check Hulu first and foremost.

Because without a subscription to Hulu+ you could rarely watch episodes that aired 10 weeks ago.

... and that's currently the case with both episodes 2 and 4.
post #327 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

All we know about Emma is that she was in jail ~10 years ago when Henry was born....

Hmmm, I wonder if that was a either a felony or a domestic violence case because that would make her an illegal possessor of a firearm and she's looking at another 10 years in a federal prison for that.
post #328 of 1237
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Because without a subscription to Hulu+ you could rarely watch episodes that aired 10 weeks ago.

... and that's currently the case with both episodes 2 and 4.

Yep, checked Hulu but he doesn't have Hulu+.
post #329 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

Hmmm, I wonder if that was a either a felony or a domestic violence case because that would make her an illegal possessor of a firearm and she's looking at another 10 years in a federal prison for that.

I'm guessing even the writers don't know what she was in prison for. It just made good fodder for her "troubled past" this week.

Could just have been overnight for DUI or something, I suppose. Although regardless of what you were in for Iwould think that for giving birth they would move you to a hospital.
post #330 of 1237
I thought Emma said she was a minor when she was in jail or something to that effect. Am I remembering right?
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