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Once Upon A Time, S6E13: “Ill-Boding Patterns”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Ah, the Ogre Wars.  Part of the Rumple family album.
  • Man, Carlyle is getting a workout this season.
  • Sbaaaaarge
  • I dunno Hook.  Emma’s not always strong on the forgiveness front.
  • Belle, you are such a dolt.
  • Beowulf was kind of a dick.
  • Neal seems a little older here than when he got sucked into the portal.
  • Too bad Regina doesn’t have Emma’s superpower today.
  • Rumple, your son’s soul might already be missing.
  • How on Earth do you think Rumple is going to defeat Grendel without any magic, Bae?  He doesn’t even have a weapon!
  • Oh Regina.  You never do catch a break, do you.
  • You would think that the easiest thing would have been for Rumple to use his powers one last time, blink the two of them to a different town where no one knows them, and then start life over from that point.
  • You would also think that if Gideon knew that the Black Fairy was occupied and his cage door was unlocked (and he couldn’t save the other kid,) he would have just gotten out and left.
  • Good thing we never contemplated telling Belle that we found Gideon, Rumple.
  • Regina really needs to reincorporate the Evil Queen to get rid of these maudlin tendencies.
  • Well this puts a pretty poor light on all those self-righteous speeches Baelfire used to make, given that he was the one who started Rumple on his dark course to begin with.
  • It’s nice that Gold and his son finally found an activity they could do together (killing fairies.)
  • Rumple does enjoy his memory potions.
  • Ouch.
  • That dagger certainly was turning someone into a monster.
  • Baelfire had like the least resistance to evil of anyone so far.  He lasted all of about 10 minutes.
  • Of course Belle has about the same resistance to evil that Baelfire had.
  • Belle loves Rumple again, because he stepped up and volunteered to kill the fairy he’s wanted to kill for years?  This doesn’t seem like that big of a sacrifice on his part, Belle.
  • Meanwhile, Hook has spent this whole episode drinking at Granny’s.
  • You’d think Granny would cut a guy off after awhile.
  • OMG Emma.
  • Emma, you are the worst!  Why would you do that?
  • I guess when you think of it, Evil!Robin! and the Evil Queen are a pretty good match.
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Once Upon A Time, S6E12: “Murder Most Foul”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • I see we’re trying to make Charming’s mom seem less lousy than she seemed before, selling off both sons.
  • Such cute babies.
  • What on Earth is Emma wearing?  It looks like someone’s Grandmother’s muumuu.
  • It’s like her sense of style went away with the Dark One.
  • I still don’t get how we decided that that one fight was the one she saw in her dreams, when it didn’t look anything like it, she didn’t kill or even dissuade the dude, and she wasn’t dressed the same.
  • I feel like that fall would have been more convincing if his head had actually hit the ground.
  • Regina, Mayor of AwkwardTown.
  • Snow’s back!  The award season for “Zootopia” must be over now.
  • Sbaaaarge.
  • Well to be fair, Archie, Hook didn’t say he bought the ring.  Maybe he pillaged it.
  • The Charming family tree tendency to not share information starts at the trunk, I see.
  • Hook, starting to wonder if it’s really a good idea to marry into this family in the first place.
  • Nice Charming.  Always a good move to ask people for help after you’ve insulted them.
  • Zelena, making an appearance so we remember she’s still a regular.
  • Well, who among us has not had to make the people we love promise not to keep running away and trying to kill other people.
  • Ah, this is apparently the “Charming is a jackass and learns a valuable lesson” episode for the season.
  • Oh man, that was a great Rumple moment.
  • Carlyle is awesome.
  • Oh NOW Emma’s superpower suddenly came back.
  • Isn’t Emma going to wonder when Hook didn’t even bother to wait around until she came out of the shed?
  • It does seem a little weird that Good Regina never gave back any of those hearts she took.
  • Wait, there are girls on Pleasure Island?  Wasn’t it part of the deal that there were only boys turning into donkeys?
  • Pinocchio, still a cheap thief even at that age.
  • Wow, that was a pretty ineffective way of protecting the boy, shepherd.
  • Charming, you are only going to screw this up.  You know this, we know this.
  • I guess they weren’t big on autopsies back in the Enchanted Forest.
  • A nice scene with Charming and Hook, after all.
  • Of course, it would have been pretty harsh for Charming to turn him down, given that Hook’s saved his life plenty by now.
  • I guess you’re not going to ask SNOW for her blessing?
  • …What?
  • Oh, this is unfortunate.
  • It’s Bucky Barnes and “Civil War” all over again.

Once Upon A Time, S6E11: “Tougher Than The Rest”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Man, Henry is not a good tracker.
  • It’s hard to understand how Charming could feel that the appearance of the hooded dude whose coming has been foretold for the last year in Emma’s dreams is all because of his lame wish.
  • Well I guess the Black Fairy raised at least one kid.
  • Ok, I think young RumpleBelleSpawn may be confused as to how heroism works.
  • It’s not like you pass down being a hero by killing and eating the last one.
  • Maybe “Her Handsome Hero” was kind of a crappy book.
  • I like how Rumple doesn’t try to tell him how insane this is, but just starts trying to advise him on the technical difficulty.
  • Oh it’s Pinocchio!
  • Lying, thieving, ratfink Pinocchio!
  • Are you kidding me?!  Regina wrote that whole page-full of note in the five seconds it took Pinocchio to tell Emma about the Enchanted Grove?
  • I guess we know from whom Henry got his writing talent.
  • Regina, how well did you really think this would work?
  • Shouldn’t Robin be married, with a kid at this point?
  • It is amazing to me, how willing Storybrooke people are to just stand there while someone ties a bracelet on them.
  • Tip from me to you:  If someone who hates you starts putting something on your wrist without asking, you should probably shake it off first, and ask questions later.
  • Colin O’Donoghue, come to do his specialty number for the season.
  • Actually, can’t the Jolly Roger travel between worlds?
  • I guess the theme of tonight’s episode is sons and their father-induced angst.
  • Ok, I’m not sure how Robin’s timeline is working here.  How did Marian die before they got married, when Regina was supposed to kill her long after that?
  • Oh, Belle didn’t make it in this world.  So, already an improvement.
  • LOL that Charming thinks the best plan of action is to just never wake Snow up again.
  • For that matter, that means he can’t sleep either, which should do wonders to his already-tenuous state of mind.
  • Belle, walking in and basically asking Hook and Charming to let her son kill Emma.
  • “Can you trust me?”  Well, since you’ve already said that you’re ok with Rumple going off to find your son and help him kill Emma, I’m going to go with “no.”
  • Robin’s all “I’ll believe whatever you want.  We’re going to die in a couple minutes anyway.”
  • Robin, if you can pick any lock, why don’t you open up Regina’s cuff?
  • Look, Pinocchio was creeping on Emma even as a teen.
  • Emma, remember the last time you brought someone back?  And it was Marian, which was a disaster?  And then it turned out to be Zelina which was even more of a disaster?
  • Meanwhile, Pinocchio is all “um, could you guys get out before Rumple or Henry comes and kills me as an accessory?”
  • Good thing the tree Emma came from was a little better crafted, so it didn’t explode out babies.
  • I feel like this isn’t the fight in her vision, unless she all of a sudden takes off her jacket to reveal that she put on a tank top to go out in the cold rain that morning.
  • Hook is all “I don’t know what you’re talking about, and I had very little to do this season.”
  • Glad you kept tabs on Emma while she was out on the streets, Pinocchio.  I guess your interest didn’t actually extend to taking her in off the streets.
  • I still always think Pinocchio got off way too easy, for having actively ruined Emma’s life for the first 28 years.
  • If Belle ends up macking on Rumple at the end of this scene, after everything that has transpired, I don’t know what to say.
  • Rumple’s rationales for all the weird crap he’s tried to do this whole season don’t make any more sense in retrospect.
  • Gideon hates libraries.

Once Upon A Time, S6E6: “Dark Waters”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • That’s right Killian. No one will ever look for tools in a toolbox in a tool shed. 
  • Zelina lost her babysitter. Sad!
  • Oh honey, let him go. He’s just not that into Agrabah. 
  • What is Emma, the Town Lost and Found?  I think Jasmine can handle looking down the street for Aladdin on her own. 
  • No wonder the saviors get used up so fast. 
  • I’m not sure pirates historically had a huge grapefruit-based diet. 
  • Parilla is loving this season. 
  • Killian’s master secateur plan lasted all of about five minutes. 
  • I’ve seen Nemo, sir, and you are no James Mason. 
  • I really thought he was going to say “purpose,” instead of “family.”
  • I have still never bought the idea that Hook was so attached to Mila that he took on this life-long vendetta against Rumple for her. 
  • I tend to think his hand was kind of a bigger loss. And his pride. 
  • I guess Henry hasn’t been caught up on his Walt Disney Studio Live Action film catalog. 
  • Ugh. Belle is such a sap. 
  • Henry seems a little too bright to be so totally swayed by the Evil Queen so fast. 
  • I like how Nemo doesn’t pay attention to the huge monster or the flailing and screaming until someone actually says “Nemo.”
  • He’s mastered the art of selective attention. 
  • Carlyle and Parilla’s scenes are always my favorites. Such good takes on the different aspects of menace. 
  • Emma’s kind of fond of parking on the wrong side of the road. 
  • Maybe the ultimate problem with the savior, is that they inhibit people from saving themselves. 
  • Henry’s getting pretty big to still be playing the kid card. 
  • Well that could have gone better. 
  • The Jones family has kind of a genetic predisposition towards regret killings. 
  • So if Agrabah is gone, why’s Jasmine so anxious to find Aladddin anyway?
  • Remember last week when Snow decided she really wanted to be a teacher?  And before that, when she decided that she really didn’t want to be Mary Margaret anymore?
  • Now with the hospital volunteer work, it’s like she’s basically regressed back to Mary Margaret at her most passive. 
  • All she needs is to sleep with Dr. Whale again to finish it off. 
  • Belle’s plot of ludicrous indecision is so non-compelling. 
  • I really don’t get the relative timelines of the Untold Stories. 
  • Good thing Emma and Hook have a relationship based on mutual distrust. 
  • Didn’t Rumple just say his most important lesson was “don’t take what’s mine?”
  • I don’t know how good a student Regina was. 
  • Belle continues her role as the Town Dupe. 
  • Every time actors have a scene where they have to be that close together, my flesh crawls. Personal bubble!

Once Upon A Time, S6E5: “Street Rats”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Jafar is like the Fairy Godmother with mice, but in reverse. 
  • What kind of an accent does Aladdin have?
  • Agrabah is just a grab bag of accents. 
  • Poor Archie.  I hope he’s billing Emma appropriately for all this abuse. 
  • Hm. Archie appears to not be BCLS certified. 
  • Jasmine has clearly not been subscribing to Storybrooke Death Weekly. 
  • Wow, Emma remembered she had a superpower once!
  • Oh it is a bad day for Archie. 
  • Zelina. Still queen of the bad decisions. 
  • Nice that Emma just spilled as much to Fake!Archie! in two minutes as she did to the real Archie in five weeks. 
  • “Your Highness is judgey.”
  • Aladdin does have a point.  Socioeconomic decay doesn’t happen in a day.
  • I can’t tell if Fake Archie is making more progress for Emma than Real Archie. 
  • This didn’t work for Indiana Jones, Aladdin. You think it’ll work for you?
  • Aladdin needs to watch “Iron Giant” about being a weapon. 
  • Can’t Henry just look in the book to see what’s going on?
  • Oh Snow. You so don’t know. 
  • Man, insult to injury for Archie. 
  • Evil Spa day?
  • You would think one of these spa workers would call in an Evil Police Report. 
  • I know they want a tip, but geeze.
  • To be fair, isn’t death the fate of all non-saviors too?
  • That’s a lot of showboating Aladdin’s doing while Jasmine’s getting suffocated. 
  • Why can’t he just wait and use the shears of destiny when he’s suffering the Savior Parkinson’s?
  • Glad to see how sorry Jasmine is over the death of the Oracle. 
  • OMG. They’ve brought people back from the dead. Do they really think her vision is insurmountable?
  • I guess in this tale, Jasmine went with A Same Old World. 
  • How does she even think they’re going to get back to Agrabah?
  • This is like the thousandth time Emma’s said “no secrets” to Hook. 
  • There is no way Hook got rid of the scissors. 
  • Yep. 

Once Upon A Time, S6E3: “The Other Shoe”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Oh, back to Hyde for advice again. Always a good idea. 
  • Cinderella’s little girl is all “…stranger danger?”
  • Ok, Cinderella asking if she could go to the ball at this exact moment shows a considerable lack of situational insight. 
  • Poor Archie. Nothing like patients just showing up without an appointment, expecting to be seen immediately. 
  • Grumpy, still getting the short end of the stick. 
  • Well as long as Emma’s giving up without a fight. 
  • I feel after all the experience Emma’s had with magic and curses and the Dark Ones, she should be a little more skeptical about this whole destiny thing. 
  • If there’s one thing Charming’s learned, it’s not to argue with Snow.
  • Didn’t we just go through a whole thing where Snow decided she didn’t want to be Mary Margaret?
  • I guess it would be confusing if every Prince was designated Charming. 
  • Man, if people actually waited to discuss anything with anyone, there would be like two fairy tales. 
  • Charming must be the worst poker player ever. 
  • Is Cinderella marching off with a rifle to protect her stepsister against…herself?
  • How did her stepsister know about the magic cupboard?
  • I am confused. 
  • If Emma doesn’t tell Hook about this whole destiny thing now, it is just too much. 
  • Oh Evil Queen. Still usually the smartest person in the room. 
  • At least we admit that no one can remember what the names of the stepsisters are. 
  • Cinderella unfortunately not a genius. 
  • Well, on the upside, Cinderella now has way more in common with Snow White than she ever knew. 
  • Snow tracked her!  Because the prince was pretty ineffectual. 
  • Wow, this dude doesn’t need much to make a decision, considering he had one dance with her. 
  • Why would Cinderella not bring the prince with her?
  • You would think she could have got there faster on horseback or in his carriage.
  • Actually, I don’t know what she thought telling her step-sister/mother about her engagement was supposed to accomplish if it wasn’t rubbing their noses in it.
  • That was not very far off the board the Evil Queen took them, considering there’s that one magical forest that just goes on forever.
  • Ok, that was not actually a very crucial spot she stabbed her, with her fairly short sword tip. 
  • I feel like she might not have died if we used regular ol’ non-magical conventional health care. 
  • Regina’s all “are you kidding me, with your public school talk right now?”
  • You are so not gonna burn that, Charming.
  • Aww. Rumple made Belle a mix tape.
  • Hard to know why they didn’t assume this was going to happen. 
  • This hospital has the worst security ever.

Once Upon A Time, S6E2: “A Bitter Draught”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Central casting dines at Granny’s. 
  • Pretty sure that wasn’t actually what happened to Dantes’ fiancée. My recollection is that she wound up marrying the guy who got wealthy orchestrating his imprisonment. 
  • Look, love is love is love, but God Bless the Child That’s Got His Own.
  • Oh THANKS, Regina. 
  • The Good makeup is always so washed out compared to the Evil makeup. 
  • Emma, still making the good choices. 
  • Why would she think a psychologist would be able to help her plan a military campaign?
  • Poor Archie. Good thing he can still bill for the visit. 
  • I am skeptical that it is as hard to call off assassins as it always seems in stories. 
  • I bet they’re like any other tradesman. “Yeah, they said they didn’t need me for the job today, so I figured I’d sleep in and maybe go to the movies later “
  • Snow and Charming’s family motto:  Always Credulous. 
  • I don’t offhand remember when Hook “laid hands” on Belle. 
  • I guess he knocked her out once?  But then again, so did Merida, and we didn’t seem to care about that.
  • Frankly, I would take the crappy mattresses at Granny’s over a ship with no discernible bathroom. 
  • Belle is always apologizing for being Rumple’s accessory, and yet I don’t think anyone has any doubt that she’s going to end up going back to him.
  • Rumple is always consistent.  I do always think he should maybe have a little more interest in Henry as his grandson, but I guess he’s decided that he’s never gonna get on that family Xmas Card list.
  • I don’t offhand remember Rumple and the Evil Queen being quite this much into each other.
  • I bet the handmaid turns out to be Dantes’ daughter or something. 
  • Then he finds out and goes all Sweeney Todd on Evil Queen. 
  • Ok, these guys KNEW this dude was coming for them, and as sheriff, Charming can legally pack heat.  Why fore are they running around totally unarmed?
  • Charming, totally nonplussed by any terrible thing by now.  “The Evil Queen’s back?!”  “Yeah, w/e.”
  • Kind of weird that Regina suddenly decided to take up swordplay, when she can magic anyone into the cornfields at any time.
  • Wow.  I really thought the Count was going to have a bigger part than that.
  • Did we ever figure out how he managed to disappear into thin air periodically?  In the book, he wasn’t magical.
  • Ok, if Regina literally split off all her evilness, then why did her evil bits just tell her she still has evil in her?
  • That was some crappy splitting spell.  She should get her money back.
  • Zelena, joining Emma in the “keep making the worst choices ever” club.