On the latest “Once Upon A Time” we finally learned who August the writer is, for real. The show started with Henry realizing that there was a new story added to the book, Pinocchio’s story . . . .
In Fairytale Land, we saw how the Blue Fairy brought Pinocchio to life from a wooden puppet and made him a real boy. We also learned it was her who asked Gepetto to build the cabinet to transport Emma to the new world. We also learned there was space for two people to go, the plan was for Snow and Emma to go through. Gepetto however would not build it unless one spot went to Pinocchio. The Blue Fairy didn’t like this, but this was the deal. Pinocchio would protect Emma, and they would tell everyone there was only a spot for one person to go through, Snow and Charming would never know the truth.
Back in the real world, August felt Emma was too focused on getting Henry back, she had lost site of what her true mission was. He knew Emma was going to Mr. Gold for legal advice to get Henry back, he advised Gold to turn her away. He knew she’d then come to him for help, and he’d put her back on the path. When that happened, he took her out to the woods and to a roadside cafe, to tell her their story. He told her that he was the little boy who found her. He told her that he came from the same world she did, they were both transported through a magic wardrobe and ended up in this hollowed out tree in the forest. He said he stayed with her in a foster home for awhile, but when it seemed clear the only kid the family cared about was Baby Emma, he and some others ran off. August says he left, he went far away, he began to forget everything until the pains started. The pains started at the exact moment Emma decided to stay in Storybook, the exact moment time began to pass again on the clock. August said he was reminded how far he had strayed from his promise to look after her. He then began making his way back as well. Emma basically thought he was insane, she can’t believe he thinks he’s a fairytale character. August knew how to prove it, he showed her his leg, which had turned back to wood. However Emma saw nothing but a regular leg. August believed it was because she was in such deep denial . . . .
So I’m having an issue with all of this. We have been told in the past few episodes that our world is a world without magic. If this is the case, how is he turning back into a wooden puppet? Emma didn’t see his leg . . . so is this just August’s own guilt eating at him? Is he the one seeing things?
Henry lashed out at Regina when she wanted to pull him out of Mary Margaret’s class. Mary Margaret also had her own speech to Regina, claiming she felt sorry for her because her anger and revenge schemes won’t make her truly happy. Regina then set her sights on David/Charming. She decided to try and seduce him and win him away from Mary Margaret to make her pay, and show Henry that Snow and Charming would not get their happy ever after. It didn’t work, David didn’t go there . . .
The end of the show had Emma picking up Henry and deciding to just flee Storybrook with him. They would start life over somewhere else . . .
There is only one episode left before the finale. Supposedly there is a shocking death in the finale, one that might not be so permanent. The previews show Emma holding a sword to Regina’s throat. Will Regina die? We also have the return of the Huntsman, Belle and Maleficent to look forward to! It’s gonna get insane . . . and we still don’t know who or where Rumple’s son is.