After what I felt was a great premier, this episode left me a little bored. I feel like we really don’t need to revisit Regina/Snow/Charming’s past anymore at this point unless it’s something really important. I swear some of those scenes of Snow rallying the villagers have been done before. I honestly said “Is this a flashback of a flashback?” at one point. The only good part of it all was we got to see the Magic Mirror again, after losing the actor to “Revolution.”
On the island we saw Rumple send the shadow off to hide his dagger, which he knows could be his undoing. He doesn’t even want to know where it is. I’m gunna guess Rumple taught Pan that trick? The shadow thing that is. We also saw Rumple try and get rid of that little doll, but he couldn’t. Belle appeared to him in some kind of vision (real, his mind?). He told her how he still worried he was a coward deep down, just like his own father. She tried to bolster his spirits, and it seems the doll was a gift from his father long ago? How did Pan get it then?
Pan gave Emma a map that would lead her to him, but it would only work if she could figure out who she was. After much failing, Regina used magic to reveal the map, but it only lead to a dead end and Pan told Emma he warned her about cheating! Later she finally opened up, no matter how it hurt her parents, that deep down she has always felt like an orphan. That revealed the map, but Pan said it wouldn’t matter. He said by time she finds Henry, he won’t want to leave this island. He also said by time she leaves, she really will be an orphan. We learn that during a fight with the lost boys, Charming has been cut by a poison sword that will mean his end.
Okay, so I doubt Charming is really going to die, so why they are playing this up is beyond me. I really wanna know more about Rumple and Pan, how they know each other, are the related … I’m thinking more and more they may be family.
What the hell happened to the mermaid they trapped on the ship last week? I’m guessing she is Ariel and figures in later on in the season.
Let’s get back to Neil and Mulan, they are actually interesting! We don’t need to see any more boring Snow White and Charming flashbacks.