OUAT 3×15 – Quiet Minds – Fall Of A Hero

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I’m deeply sorry for being late with the weekly review, but I was busy today, and I just managed to watch the episode.

And what a sad ep it was!

This week things get reeeeeaaally complicated, so stick with me till the end!

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First things first, the recap.

Flashbacks

Belle and Neal are trying to get Rumple back.
The Wicked Witch, who now owns the Dark One’s dagger and would be able to control him if he was still alive, tries to take advantage of this situation, and forces someone to cooperate.
This someone is none other than Lumière, a poor guy turned into a candelabra by one of the Usual Suspects (The Wicked Witch), who’s now a reluctant accomplice in all this.
He talks Neal into using dark magic to bring Rumple back to life.
At some point, Belle realizes he’s a liar, but it’s no use: Neal proceeds with the plan, and he doesn’t fail.
Rumple is back, but as the Wicked Witch kindly points out: “A life for a life.”
Rumple tries to save his son by becoming one and the same with him: two minds, one body.

Storybrooke

The gang decides to split: Emma and David go to the woods to find Rumple, Regina goes back to the Wicked Witch lair to see if there’s any way to identify her, Hook is stuck at the shop to babysit protect Belle while she does some researches, and Snow stays at home with her new bestie Zzzzelena (who’s even creepier than usual).
Meanwhile, Neal reappears – weak, hurt, and with a strange symbol on his right hand -.
Hook and Belle take him to the hospital, Emma and David join them soon after.
The whole situation is explained, and Neal learns that Henry is clueless.
Belle is sent to do some research on the symbol, David and Emma go back to the woods, Hook stays at the hospital with Neal.
After a short exchange (and a very touching hug-scene) Hook agrees to let Neal go looking for his father.
At the WW (Wicked Witch)’s house, Regina and Robin FINALLY meet… Again.
(I’ll drool over this later in the commentary)
After a Ping-pong flirting (If this way of saying doesn’t already exist, I’m making it legit right now.) Regina sees Robin’s tattoo and runs away, remembering Tinkerbell’s words.
Later we’ll see her watching Robin and Roland from behind the trees.
Back in the woods, David and Emma find Rumple, but they soon lose him again, thanks to a flying monkey.
While David deals with the monkey, Emma goes after Rumple, finding Neal instead.
They chit-chat a bit, then Belle calls: she tells them about the spell and, at the same time, Neal falls to the ground.
The magic is revealed: Rumple and Neal share the same body, but only one can survive.
Neal decides to sacrifice himself for everyone else’s sake.
Rumple reveals that Zelena is the WW.
Everyone is mourning but Henry, who’s still unaware of things (even though he knows something’s off).
Emma tells him part of the truth: she tells him his father was a hero, and that whoever has killed him is going to pay.

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Neal’s Death.

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When the series creators said that someone was going to die in this second part of the season, I knew it was going to be Neal.

I just knew it.

Now, let’s just forget ships and teams for a moment, and analyze this unnecessary death.

Yeah, I said unnecessary, because that’s what I think it was.

To be honest, they took the easy way.

I don’t know if there were other reasons behind this choice (maybe Michael just had a busy schedule or whatever), but two things are certain: a) Captain Swan was clearly going to become endgame b) Neal’s character lost his appeal after the second half of S2.

What I think they’ve done here, is finding a legit way to give the green light to Captain Swan and, at the same time, sort out the fate of a character that, apparently, wasn’t going anywhere.

Even though I’m happy for my ship (Cap Swan at heart, you guys know that), I don’t think this was the best way to put them together.

I get the whole I-know-how-it-feels-to-lose-your-first-love thing that’s supposed to make Emma and Hook get even closer, but I don’t like when the shadow of past lovers keeps interfering with the current relationship.

Said in other words: I don’t want characters to get together because the other part of the love-triangle died.

I could barely accept the fact that Milah died years before our story takes place, leaving Hook to pine over her for ages.

I just want people to be together because they want to, not because that’s the best choice they’ve left.

I don’t know, maybe I’m just being childish, but I’ve always hated the fact that someone new is supposed to be (just) a substitute for someone that is now (long) gone.

It feels like diminishing the current relationships worth.

But, hey, I know that life is made of past, present and future, and it’s not like we can love only one person throughout our lives.

But still…

Plus, I liked Neal.

It’s always sad to see one of the characters you like dying without a happy ending.

Come on, the poor guy didn’t even get to say goodbye to his son.

BTW, Emma dearie, please: tell Henry the freaking truth.

This not-remembering-a-damn-thing is soooo annoying.

Just get through with it.

Quotes Time

The Wicked Witch

“I’d watch your tone, candle!”

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Dude, you’re the one speaking to a candle.

Actually, you’re the one who turned him into a candle!

“I am not letting you have this baby without me.”

Creeeeeepy.

“It no longer matters now that I have your beautiful brain”

Even creepier.


The Outlaw Queen Lovefest

Regina: “Show yourself, you winged-freak!”

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Regina: “Just… Don’t get in my way”

Robin: “I wouldn’t dream of it”

Regina: “Have we met before?”

Robin: “I doubt I’d ever forget meeting you”


Most touching quote:

Neal: “Go find Talahassee… Even if it is without me.”

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Benedict Cumberbatch goes mad for Hamlet (pun intended).

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26680729

OUAT 3×14 – The Tower – more like Every horror movie you’ve seen

Sorry if I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m busy with University.

There won’t be regular updates, but there will be updates. I promise.

So, let’s take advantage of the fact that I have a bad cold and I couldn’t go to class, and write a longer review of one of the few tv series I had time to watch.

This week’s ep of Nightmare Once Upon A Time opens up with Charming in the middle of a dream, one of those it-seemed-odd-then-good-then-everything-went-wrong dreams, to be exact.

Anyway, he soon wakes up, and here comes Snow, with a belly as big as an air ballon: “We’re pregnant”

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Shocker.

Charming: “You are? And I thought you got this fat just eating tons of berries… I know you missed Granny’s Lasagna.”

No, ok, I’m kidding.

But that would have been the logical answer.

However, the info we should treasure for later is that David is scared about having another child and not being able to be a good father to him, just like it happened with Emma.

We’ll, if we had to bet on your luck, Dave, we would probably agree with you.

But it doesn’t matter, because we love you.

Back in Storybrooke, the gang is on the Wicked Witch’s trail, who happens to share Snow’s passion for berries… Seriously, she left Berries all over Regina’s place.

I soooo wanted Regina to find that out (She was with Henry).

She would have gone all Bree Van de Kamp on her!

Even Hook seems to have noticed the comparison.

David: “You guys see anything?”

Hook: “Other than an austere sense of design, nothing”

Meanwhile, Zelena shares some life lessons with an apparently very-needy-of-a-shave Rumple, and gets some blood from him.

Long story short, she goes Eva Kent -but a lot less nice- and steals something from Rumple’s shop; something she’ll later put in David’s cup of tea.

Yeah, because Snow invited her for introductions, and of course, Tea.

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I’m seriously convinced Mary Margaret is Snow’s naïve side.

Girl, you’re like the Queen of Bad Luck, would you please be sure to check your new exploitable friends’s background?

And no, being told by her that she was friends with Joanna doesn’t count.

At least someone seems to have some brains here: David shares the same concerns, and basically tells Snow not to trust anyone she meets.

Then he drinks The Wicked Witch homemade special tea.

Back in the Enchanted Forest, Robin tells a half-drunk Charming the legend of the Night Route, a mission that’ll allow him to overcome any fear.

On the way to the mission, which of course he happily sets out to do, David hears someone screaming for help: he climbs the tower in front of him, and finds none other than an insecure Rapunzel.

She tells him her story.

The dark force keeping her in the tower – who turns out to be herself, for her deepest fear is not being able to be a good ruler – attacks them.

I don’t know how, while hanging to her hair, Charming manages to give pep-talks to Rapunzel, and she understands she has to fight her demons.

All ends well, and he brings her back to the Enchanted Forest.

The same happens in Storybrooke: David fights himself and overcomes his own fears, not without leaving behind a little gift for Greenie (the Wicked Witch steals his sword, in which it appears to be symbolically transferred a bit of his courage).

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Regina, David, Hook and Emma find out Rumple is still alive, and that he was kept prisoner by The Wicked Witch (whose hideout has been discovered).

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Random comments

The night route

You know, I get this whole “overcome your fears” thing, and I get the fact that Zzzzzelena needed all these “totems” from our favorite fairy tale characters… But was it necessary to make it look like a cheap horror movie? I mean, the only thing missing was the mask from Scream.

We even had Samara Morgan all dressed-up and coiffed

BTW, that hair was just the quintessence of creepiness.
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Robin ❤

I rrrrreally appreciate Robin being like parsley and showing up pretty much everywhere.

Me likey.

Now, if we could just put him and Regina in the same scene also in Storybrooke…

But maybe I'm asking for too much, too soon.

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What he’s thinking: “If i don’t come up with something right now, there won’t be any alcohol left for me…”

Memorable Quotes:

Hook: “There’s something wicked in your town. What do you say we go find it?”

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Rumple: “All the voices in my head will be quiet when I’m dead”

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Emma: “You look for any excuse to use that thing (the hook), do you?”

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Emma: “You’re glad to hear I had my heart broken?”

Hook: “If it can be broken, it means it still works.”

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Aaaaand… That’s all folks! 😉

Message to all

Hello!

Just wanted to say that I edit a lot after I write; partly because I have some material on my iPad, and some on my PC, and partly because better ways to say what I’m saying usually come to me the moment after I publish. (So annoying.)

Please, be patient with me :3

OUAT 3×13: Witch Hunt

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Another great episode.

Maybe it’s early to say it, but this 3b season is really working.

The introduction of Oz and its full variety of characters certainly contributes to it – say 50% – but there’s more.

It might be because my favorite female character on the show (guess who?) is going to have the main focus in this major narrative arc, or because we finally get to see her in love – with a hoodied hottie, yeah! – but I’m positively thrilled about the upcoming episodes.

Of course, if you’re a fan of this series, you need no reminders of its quality.

Even though sometimes it might seem a bit predictable – especially if you have a good knowledge of fairy tales – it never ceases to amaze.

Yes, there are flaws. Yes, some of them are not that easy to overlook.

But at the end of the day, all that matters is that it still fuels your dreams, like any good story would do.

In this episode:

Present
Everyone’s back to Storybrooke, with no memories of the past year and angry at whoever cursed them for the second time.
Emma and Regina team up to find the culprit, meanwhile Zelena (The Wicked Witch) introduces her(fake)self to Mary Margaret.
Henry is still clueless.
People start to turn into flying monkeys.
The gang discovers the power of math: flying monkeys + green smoke = The Wicked Witch of the West.
We learn that Zelena has brought back Rumplestiltskin.

Past
Regina – and Belle. Because she’s read basically about everything your mind could think of – figures out who’s taken their castle: The Wicked Witch.
Flying monkeys attack the group; Regina saves Roland, who happens to be in the way.
She then decides to use tunnels to enter the castle from the underneath and take it back, but she doesn’t go alone: Robin follows her, much to every OUAT fan’s delight, but not hers.
Bonding between the two of them.
Once in her old room, Regina decides to literally go to sleep forever (sleeping curse) since, without Henry, she has nothing to live for.
Robin tries to stop her, but fails.
After she lifts the barrier preventing everyone from entering the castle, she tries to sting herself with a poisoned needle, but the Wicked Witch stops her.
Moment of truth: The Evil Queen and The Wicked Witch are half-sisters (Cora, you bad girl!) and they both were Rumple’s pupils.
Definitely not bonding.
Declaration of war between the two women.
Regina has now found a new purpose to her life.

Best Line of the Ep: “Bring it, Greenie!” – Regina (of course)

2nd place: Emma: “The Wicked Witch of the West? She’s real too?” Hook: “Says the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.”

So, now that we said what we had to, let me fangirl over my O(UA)TPs :3

Outlaw Queen

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Asdfghjjklqwertyuiipzxcvnm. You knew I was talking about them before 😉

Captain Swan

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Not much happened between them in this ep, but the previous one (and everything before) gave us plenty of material to gloat on.

Juventus against all

I’m not gonna say too much…

Just this: after tonight, is there anyone left who still dares to say that we steal?

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THE VOICE

I absolutely adore this show.

The concept of the Blind Auditions is brilliant: finally, talent is rewarded, not physical appearance.

And what about the coaches? Top quality superstars at your service!

You know what would I do to be mentored by Adam Levine or Usher???

And not only that… Advisors as talented as the coaches will give you extra-training.

The ultimate singing competition indeed.

If you ask me, the US version is the best one, with some of my favorite people on Earth.

The chemistry between those 4 (my fav quartet being Adam, Shakira, Usher and Blake) is undeniable, and a key-factor for the success of the show.

Since I couldn’t find this season coaches’ performance on YouTube, I’ll post S4’s, plus some promos.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did 😉

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