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Once Upon A Time, S6E14: “Page 23”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • I guess this was when Regina still took her Dad places.
  • Parilla sounds a little under the weather on this one.
  • I find it hard to believe that Regina can’t just magick a hole instead of making Robin dig with a shovel.
  • Oh, Robin and I think alike.
  • The return of the magical scissors.
  • Wait, what?
  • I thought Liam and the others went on to the Great Beyond along with Cora and Regina’s Dad?
  • Henry has had a lot of Mom issues with Regina.
  • I like Snow’s hair a little longer, I think.
  • Regina’s Dad was trying to fix her up?
  • Well that was the shortest engagement in history.
  • When did Hook learn enough magic to operate the dream catchers anyway?
  • I guess Emma forgot about all that part where we scientifically proved it was True Love because she was willing to risk burning to death for him.
  • Well no one could have possibly predicted that poignant archery-related outcome.
  • OMG finally!  Regina figures out what Kirk did in less than an hour in “Enemy Within.”
  • And it only took her like half of a season.
  • But on the other hand, Regina, if you had walked through that door and gotten together with Robin, roughly a jillion people who you subsequently killed would be alive today, so I kind of think it would have been a reasonable trade-off.
  • Snow is tired of trying to redeem people.
  • Henry writes in a nice font.
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER
  • I think it’s a bad sign when you have to distinguish realities by referring to one as “The Realm The Evil Queen Created With A Wish.”
  • And the two essentially black-hearted villains lived happily ever after in The Realm The Evil Queen Created With A Wish.
  • [Cue music]
  • Oh wait, we haven’t finished flogging Killian yet.
  • Emma looks so surprised that he’s not at home.  Like he would stick around after she gave him his ring back?
  • Gideon not a fan of reconciliations.
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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, S6E10: “Wish You Were Here”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • I see we haven’t learned the whole lesson of having to accept all parts of yourself yet.
  • Not a huge fan of Regina’s new haircut.  She always looks fabulous as the Evil Queen, tho.
  • Hey, good thing Aladdin took the leap and became the genie and Jasmine just sat around and never even made her wish.
  • Lol that the Charmings had a portrait made of Neal.
  • Nice that Team Hero is as good at working together as they ever were.
  • “Ew.”
  • Well, TBF, the Evil Queen probably couldn’t have accomplished half as much without the help of Jasmine.
  • Really Regina?  That’s your wish?  You didn’t want to wish that, say, you had never split off the Evil Queen in the first place?
  • Because I feel like that would have solved a bunch of problems.
  • Also, maybe would have thrown in a 3rd wish, that Aladdin was free, and then the season would have been over?
  • Here’s a thought Regina:  Maybe now is a good time to use those shape-shifting powers.
  • Emma, doing the full-on Briar Rose routine.
  • Nice to know that in any reality, Charming never gets to land a blow on Regina.
  • “I can’t bear to think what she’s doing to Aladdin.”  Way to get your head in the game, Jasmine.
  • Now Hook, I’m not saying you shouldn’t have faith in Charming’s plan.  I’m just saying that never, in the course of history, has any of Charming’s plans worked.
  • Wow, Carlyle’s had to get the makeup on more times in the last couple episodes than in the last couple seasons.
  • Regina, allying with Rumple is maybe not the best way to win Emma’s confidence.
  • “Be evil!  Have fun storming the castle!”
  • I guess I would have just assumed that Blue took Gideon somewhere into a different realm.  How could he be safe anywhere on Earth where Rumple could get at him?
  • Lol at the guards slamming the doors shut, not bothering to notice Regina standing right there.
  • First episode call back!
  • Regina cannot believe Emma is this useless.
  • Maybe this is the episode where we learn our lesson about good and evil both being necessary?
  • What does that even mean, Charming?
  • Wow, it’s amazing that he managed to make a worse wish than Regina.
  • Regina, I feel like this plan was maybe not that well thought out.
  • Savior-killing cloak guy arrives!
  • Goodbye, relatively ineffectual Jasmine and Aladdin.
  • GDI Belle, if you go back to Rumple now…
  • Man, it is hard to think of a bigger flail of an ending than that.

Once Upon A Time, S6E9: “Changelings”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Alright, back to playing catch up with Storybrooke.
  • Actually, did we ever actually see Rumple taking a kid?  He totally failed with Cora.
  • I guess maybe Charming and his bro, but TBF, their Mom wasn’t all that good at staying attached.
  • Oh man, one Asian girl in the whole town, and he poofed her away.
  • Maybe that fairy should, I don’t know, make an attempt to get away?
  • The idea that either Rumple or the Evil Queen would ever trust each other is laughable.
  • Belle.  Constantly in distress.
  • I feel like a magical book that appears and tells you exactly what you’re looking for is mildly suspect.
  • I guess the non-fiction section is in a cave?
  • …And on the other hand, I’m not sure I’d believe any rando that shows up in my dreams and tells me he’s my son, either.
  • Jasmine, you haven’t been in Storybrooke for very long, so let me give you a heads-up:  Snow doesn’t always give the best advice.
  • Zelina, once again finding out what happens when you back the wrong horse.
  • You were already going to kill Hook, Rumple.  I’m not sure threatening him now is likely to be more effective.
  • Rumple, always two steps in front of everyone, throughout time.
  • The only one who could ever really defeat Rumple, is Rumple.
  • Didn’t we play out the crazy love-starved parent story with Zelina already?
  • It seems weird that Regina is so hung up on Zelina’s part in Robin’s death now.  Did I forget or didn’t they become best buds after that?
  • If Jasmine can just free Aladdin with a wish, it doesn’t seem like becoming a genie is such a big commitment.
  • “My magic can’t save him.”  Uhm…why, exactly?
  • Granny got screen time again!
  • Oh, maybe it wasn’t Granny.
  • Glad that Rumple couldn’t have done this Black Fairy deal at all without Belle’s meddling.  She really is the weakest link.
  • There ought to be a lucrative secondary market for squid ink.
  • OH SNAP.
  • Belle gets to find her own way back home.
  • Huh.  I always thought Rumple hated fairies because Blue wouldn’t help him get Neal back.
  • Why doesn’t Belle ask to go with her baby?  At least Snow had a reason.
  • This kind of feels like they needed to get rid of a baby but keep a regular character.
  • “I would never hurt you Belle.”  I kind of feel like you might have, Rumple.
  • Parilla and Carlyle are never better when they’re being opposing evils.
  • Emma, it’s a nice sentiment, but you really didn’t accomplish anything today.

Once Upon A Time, S6E8: “I’ll Be Your Mirror”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Ok, back after a couple weeks off. I see we are still in Ladyhawke mode. 
  • Had we established Regina had powers over all mirrors?  That seems like it would have come in handy for her in the past. 
  • Actually, this might be the best Snow and Charming’s relationship has ever been. 
  • Henry and Violet are so undramatic for such a constantly tumultuous romance. 
  • Man, Regina really isn’t firing on all cylinders lately. 
  • I feel as though Henry and Co. might have come up with tells for each other by now, in case of shape shifters. 
  • Oh man, Belle. Why in God’s Name would you think Zelina gives a rat’s ass about you or your baby?
  • Too bad the Will Scarlett dude from Wonderland’s contract apparently ran out, since he used to be the best thief in town. 
  • Belle now turning to full-out villain, as she guilt-trips some guy she doesn’t even know into sacrificing himself for her and her baby. 
  • The real person responsible for her sitch is, of course BELLE, and her chronically bad decision-making process. 
  • Still don’t get why Gold is so quick to get into bed, figuratively and literally, with the Evil Queen, when it seems clear it would serve him better with Belle to side against her. Isn’t she his whole purpose now?
  • Why does Evil Queen keep looking like she’s tearing up every time she talks to Henry?  Surely she can’t be capable of good impulses, the way Regina is capable of bad? 
  • I thought she was just the evil bits, not a fully developed person. 
  • Oh, oops. No one forgets a slouching nag. 
  • Shouldn’t Belle have a key to the shop by now?
  • I see Henry has the same success rate as his moms. 
  • I think they have had better dragons before. 
  • Did Emma just try stopping this dragon by throwing a rock at it while it flew by?
  • Ok, I thought they had a plan of some sort. Why did they start screaming for Henry to help them?
  • Henry:  Still the smartest guy in the room. 
  • Good thing Hook has so much practice shaking off concussions by now. 
  • Uhm, did we forget about the Dragon, who’s still stuck back there in the mirror?
  • Without his heart?
  • Jasmine might feel better about herself if she’d seen Belle try to talk Gold out of helping Emma get Hook back from the Underworld. 
  • Belle, don’t you think struggling before he slapped the cuff on you would have been more useful?
  • This must be the easiest week of work ever for Goodwin and Dallas. They basically just smooch and nap for the whole thing. 
  • Henry, you are so worth a better storyline than this cringeworthy teen romance. 
  • Oh ew
  • I guess Evil Queen and Gold were plotting something, but I was too busy pouring bleach in my eyes after they licked each other’s open mouth. 
  • Although, still less ew than Gold and Belle. 

Once Upon A Time, S6E7: “Heartless”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Oh no!  Snow got transported to the title card!
  • Ok, if you tell her what the potion is and what you’re going to do with it, it might not be that hard for Regina to figure out. 
  • Zelina’s probably going to betray the Evil Queen because she won’t help her take care of the baby. 
  • Oh what the what? Flashback!Charming! conveniently forgot his terrible farmer haircut. 
  • The best Blue can do for self defense is getting big and grabbing an axe?
  • Charming’s Mom is the worst. 
  • Your reminder that Charming’s Mom was such a bad farmer, she sold BOTH her kids and still couldn’t make a go of it.
  • If Belle still tries to make things work with Gold after this, she is the biggest simp ever. 
  • Snow, that sounds an awful lot like giving up. 
  • Charming, thy name is credulous. 
  • How does Blue think the fairies can protect Snow when she could barely protect herself from getting an axe between the wings just now?
  • Everyone looking at Regina like ALL THE EW. 
  • Oh, EW. 
  • You know it’s bad when you grossed out Zelina. 
  • Man, people should not drink just anything anyone puts in your hand. 
  • Charming’s dog is evil!
  • It’s also where Snow went to meet Charming and he dumped her for his wife, but who’s counting. 
  • Are Emma and Hook not in a hurry?  It’s going to be pretty bad if the Queen gets there with the Adder’s Tongue and whatever. 
  • Well that went well. 
  • It’s always been puzzling how Regina seems omnipotent when she’s evil, but kinda limited as a goodie. 
  • I don’t get why Belle doesn’t just tell Gold she’ll abort if he doesn’t help Snow and Charming. 
  • Why doesn’t Regina just put the protection spell on everyone?
  • Man, I really thought those guys were going to have a plan besides death when they marched over to the Queen. 
  • Glad no one in the town was particularly disturbed that Snow and Charming were going to die for them, when they could have easily removed the need by evacuating. 
  • I’m sure Belle forbidding anything means boo to Gold. 
  • Oh, we went full Ladyhawke. 

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!