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post #871 of 1237
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

My memory is a little fuzzy, but when I think of all the fairy tales, I don't recall a pedophile being in any of them. Then again, I'm not sure what is going on when an old man plays "knick-knack" on a little kids thumb, so it could be possible.

+1 ... scary stuff is afoot!
post #872 of 1237
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

I thought they were playing musical episodes, airing out of sequence.

Rest assured, so far this season's episodes have been aired in production number order.
post #873 of 1237
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Originally Posted by cliffg View Post

At the end of last night's episode, as Jefferson (Mad Hatter) was re-uniting with his daughter, I said to my wife:
"Creepy / strange looking guy loitering at the side of the road where the school bus is dropping off school age girls, then "walking off" with one of the girls (even if she didn't mind) and nobody noiticed - this is definitely Storybrooke and not modern day life."
Lol ... or else none of the writers have school-age kids.
I gotta believe this was done intentionally as a contrast to normal life.
(Bus stops in my neighborhood for elementary age kids, and I asume in most neighborhoods in the US, have at least one parent waiting at a given stop, the bus drivers are trained to notice who the kids are walking away with, etc)
Cliff
Seeing as how none of the residents can leave the town, wouldn't it stand to reason the bus driver would a) know Jefferson and b) remember who he is from fairy tale land? Heck the driver is probably the one who drove Cinderella's carriage to the ball. Now he drives the school bus.

Plus, she looks to be at least 11 or 12, which puts her in middle school territory, not elementary if she started kindergarten when she was 5 (which would be likely for a girl).

Finally, in my neighborhood, the bus stops, lets off at least 6 kids and they all head off unattended to wherever they live. No parents in sight. The only buses I see parents out to meet are for the really little kids.
Edited by NetworkTV - 10/15/12 at 8:59pm
post #874 of 1237
Okay, show, if you're going to keep ripping off Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, can't you at least give me some better music or some ominous chanting or something?
post #875 of 1237
My favorite show...by far. Love the character developement.
post #876 of 1237
Yes they really are giving good depth to the villains. I really liked tonight episode Rumpelstiltskin sure crossed over with a lot of fairy tales. And the preview for next week gave me a pretty good idea of who Dr. Whale really is.
post #877 of 1237
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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

And the preview for next week gave me a pretty good idea of who Dr. Whale really is.

So, who do you think Dr. Whale is?
post #878 of 1237
I think Dr. Whale is in fact Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Dr. Frankenstein
I put it in a spoiler box just so I don't mess anything up for anyone.
post #879 of 1237
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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

I think Dr. Whale is in fact Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Dr. Frankenstein
I put it in a spoiler box just so I don't mess anything up for anyone.

That was my first thought. The mythology level of the show is getting a bit whacked if they put him in. That's not exactly a fairy tale.
post #880 of 1237
Anyone else catch the Game of Throne references in last night's episode? The wife and I spotted at least two:

1. During the first encounter between Rumpelstiltskin and Captain Hook, Hook instructs Rumple on fighting technique using the "pointy end".
2. The flower shop is named "Game of Thorns".
post #881 of 1237
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Originally Posted by rflor View Post

Anyone else catch the Game of Throne references in last night's episode? The wife and I spotted at least two:
1. During the first encounter between Rumpelstiltskin and Captain Hook, Hook instructs Rumple on fighting technique using the "pointy end".
2. The flower shop is named "Game of Thorns".

Yeah, I caught that too. Thought it was cool reference.
post #882 of 1237
For the life of me I couldn't place the actor playing Smee. It was driving me nuts. Until I finally saw him without his red hat. It's Vincent from Eureka.biggrin.gif
post #883 of 1237
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Originally Posted by rflor View Post

Anyone else catch the Game of Throne references in last night's episode? The wife and I spotted at least two:
1. During the first encounter between Rumpelstiltskin and Captain Hook, Hook instructs Rumple on fighting technique using the "pointy end".
2. The flower shop is named "Game of Thorns".

Give me a Whoot Whoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!biggrin.gif
post #884 of 1237
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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

Yes they really are giving good depth to the villains. I really liked tonight episode Rumpelstiltskin sure crossed over with a lot of fairy tales. And the preview for next week gave me a pretty good idea of who Dr. Whale really is.

Rumple is definitely my favorite character - dearie!
post #885 of 1237
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

That was my first thought. The mythology level of the show is getting a bit whacked if they put him in. That's not exactly a fairy tale.

Well I do not recall anyone saying that the other world was exclusively for fairy tale storybook characters. For all we know it is a world where literature characters are real and the only ones we have seen so far are mostly fairy tale characters.
post #886 of 1237
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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

I think Dr. Whale is in fact Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Dr. Frankenstein

Good guess biggrin.gif
post #887 of 1237
Interesting episode and I do believe that they threw in a wizard of oz reference in there.
post #888 of 1237
Guess anything goes as far as source material. Waiting for Darth Vader to show up.wink.gif
post #889 of 1237
Good episode this week but I'm confused how Dr. Frankenstein got caught up in the curse when he is from a different land. I also enjoyed the additional backstory details regarding Regina but her sudden transformation into the evil queen after Daniel's failed resurrection seemed abrupt. They've made her much more sympathetic this season but I hope they don't transition away from her being the main villain.
post #890 of 1237
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Good episode this week but I'm confused how Dr. Frankenstein got caught up in the curse when he is from a different land.

He was just visiting, looking for a magic heart to finish his experiment.
post #891 of 1237
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

He was just visiting, looking for a magic heart to finish his experiment.

Did they make that clear? The flashback showed him going back to his native land with the heart he procured from Regina where he met with success with his experiment. Did he return later to fairytale land for more hearts and get caught up in the curse? In the present, he asked Regina to return him to fairytale land to re-unite him with this brother but wasn't his brother back in his native land?

Not everything was explained in this episode and there is probably more backstory forthcoming in future episodes.
post #892 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

Guess anything goes as far as source material. Waiting for Darth Vader to show up.wink.gif

Yeah, it kind of muddies the mythology of the show when it's now just using any literary figures for material. The show is starting to remind me of Inkheart except with more vague rules.

How long ago does the book have to be written for the character to come to life? Does it have to be a book first or can it be a book based on a movie? Why do all the fairy tale creations live in one land? Are the lands arranged by genre? Is there Horropolis? Teendetectivenation? Youngadultromantica? Classica? Mytholopolis?
post #893 of 1237
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Originally Posted by vpn75 View Post

Did they make that clear? The flashback showed him going back to his native land with the heart he procured from Regina where he met with success with his experiment. Did he return later to fairytale land for more hearts and get caught up in the curse? In the present, he asked Regina to return him to fairytale land to re-unite him with this brother but wasn't his brother back in his native land?

Ah, good point I forgot that part. I expect his brother (the monster, probably) ran off to Fairytalis and he went in search.
post #894 of 1237
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Originally Posted by vpn75 View Post

Good episode this week but I'm confused how Dr. Frankenstein got caught up in the curse when he is from a different land. I also enjoyed the additional backstory details regarding Regina but her sudden transformation into the evil queen after Daniel's failed resurrection seemed abrupt. They've made her much more sympathetic this season but I hope they don't transition away from her being the main villain.

They've pretty much neutered her with Henry. Regina and Rumple seem to be good or evil depending on the plotline needs.
post #895 of 1237
I'm still enjoying the show (and especially Carlyle and Parrilla together) but the writers are now adding so many different characters from so many dissparate eras and stories that the show feels like it's spinning a bit out of control and getting difficult to follow.. Dr. Frankenstein? Good grief, who's next, Count Dracula? Hans Brinker will probably show up at some point or Peter with or without the wolf. Given all of the plot threads being introduced every week, it seems to me that Storybook Land must have spanned some incredible time'space continuum. Maybe Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking will be in next weeks episode. biggrin.gif
post #896 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

Guess anything goes as far as source material. Waiting for Darth Vader to show up.wink.gif
Well since Disney is buying Lucasfilm that is now a possibility.smile.gif
Edited by chestnu1 - 10/30/12 at 11:15pm
post #897 of 1237
As long as Jar Jar doesn't show up. God forbid.

We (family) are still enjoying the series, but as already mentioned I hope it doesn't get too far away from it's first season roots.

It's starting to remind me of Jasper Fforde "Thursday Next" situations, although without (yet) the self-awareness (that they are characters from books).

Cliff
post #898 of 1237
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Yeah, it kind of muddies the mythology of the show when it's now just using any literary figures for material. The show is starting to remind me of Inkheart except with more vague rules.
How long ago does the book have to be written for the character to come to life? Does it have to be a book first or can it be a book based on a movie? Why do all the fairy tale creations live in one land? Are the lands arranged by genre? Is there Horropolis? Teendetectivenation? Youngadultromantica? Classica? Mytholopolis?

Well, it's starting to remind me of Heinlein's multiverse (what he called World as Myth). So, assuming we use the calculation from The Number of the Beast, the writers can pick from 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056 universes. Definitely watch out for the Lovecraftian ones.

Can we get the Muppets to show up?
post #899 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

Guess anything goes as far as source material. Waiting for Darth Vader to show up.wink.gif

It's almost getting to the point of the ridiculous, IMO .. I still like the show, but I don't think adding more and more characters is doing anything but confusing the plot .. if it were not for Mr Gold / Rumple I think my attention would start to drift at this point ..

Maybe Conan, King Arthur is next ..
post #900 of 1237
I guess I'm in the minority because I like the idea of other characters from different literature in the show. They explained it good enough for me with the Mad Matters hat.
I'll take Dr Frankenstein and King Arthur over Jiminy Cricket and Mulan any day. Plus I enjoyed this episode more then the others this season.
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