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Also....Henry was not born in Storybrook. I can only assume that Mr Gold can cross the boundry, but can Regina? Will she follow Emma and Henry into the real world? When Emma drove off with Henry at the end of this episode does the book play a bigger part into her believing, so they return next week? Can't wait, but hope that Pinocchio and his father, and Mr Gold and Bae find happiness again...not sure about Snow/MM and Charming/James, though!


In the fairytale of Pinocchio, didn't he almost turn into a donkey for forgetting his promise to be good and going off with the bad boys? Think about it...August explained to Emma that he abandoned her to go off with one of the orphans and enjoyed another fun-filled life until she started the clock when she arrived in Storybrook and he began his transformation back to wood! Did anyone else catch that? Now he's trying to right his wrong and she's not buying it, not that I blame her...has she had a fairytale life as ab orphan? I wouldn't believe in fairytales, either!

As for bored now...why so cycnical? It's a fairytale come to life with their past to remind us who they's fun to try to second guess what will happen next, and not review it as a real life crime drama!

Great review!


I would have agreed with your description of the curse before last week. But now? wasn't the whole purpose of the curse (for 'Stilskin) to get to this other realm where Bae ended up? So doesn't it transport as well as strip the happy endings?
It did not affect Regina and Gold. So gold would still be able to achieve his happy ending, despite everyone's suffering.

And we do not exactly know on WHY he did that curse, nor why he wants to break it(which is the biggest mystery right now)


Excellent episode filled with some amazing scenes. August & Emma, August & Geppetto, flashbacks to little August & baby Emma, MM & Regina, Henry & Regina, & yes, David & Regina. UUUGGGHHH! That was the sound that filled our family room when Regina started putting the moves on David. We all knew what she was about when she had the hood of her Mercedes up & was peering into it like she knew what to do. HA! How realistic was that? No WAY would Regina dirty a fingertip to lift her car hood! The only think she would open up is her cellphone to call AAA. Honey, your desperation is showing.


@Bored Now: your animated avatar makes it difficult if not impossible to read what you have to say. I'll state at the outset that this could be just me though: I have been diagnosed as having ADD, so am aware that distraction comes easily. The only reason I mention this is because when I can read a little of what you say at any time, I find it compelling and want to read more. But I can't.

I think the episode went well. Only - it's long past time that at least Emma discovered that the story is real. Sometimes a tease can go on for only so long before viewers get bored. I'm getting there. I thought for sure once she saw Pinnochio's wooden leg, she'd be surprised or shocked. But no - it was just another tease. Bummer.


I think the point in sending pinicchio first was because gepetto was afraid he'd turn back into a wooden boy and the blue fairy couldnt guarentee that he wouldn't. The reason hes turning wooden is because he was supposed to get emma to believe and he didnt. Maybe all the non bravery, honesty ect is starting to catch up with him now that things are starting to change. I kinda like the suggestion that the blue fairy is behind everything, although I dint agree myself, it's like the theory (that I do support) that glinda the good was behind dorthy coming and killing the wicked witch.


@KansasGuest: I agree it was based on a gamble. The problem is that makes what Gepetto did, a bit worse doesn't it? Most everyone's pretty understanding of what he did to protect his son, but when it's only based on a chance of it working, and the possibility that Emma could have been left in that hollow all alone, well it changes things a bit, yes?

@Bored Now: I would have agreed with your description of the curse before last week. But now? wasn't the whole purpose of the curse (for 'Stilskin) to get to this other realm where Bae ended up? So doesn't it transport as well as strip the happy endings?


@Sioned & everyone else wondering about The Curse - Pinocchio was sent through based on Geppetto's best guess of what would happen. That's all it was - a gamble. Geppetto's & the Blue Fairy had no idea how it would affect Pinocchio. He gambled that his human son would remain so, protected by the tree, & allowed to grow up to protect Emma, eventually saving them all. If it didn't turn out exactly so - well, it isn't really anyone's fault because it was a gamble to begin with.

BTW, the young boy playing the young Pinocchio was just ADORABLE! Looks nothing like August. In fact, he looks like a young Eric Stoltz. Doesn't matter though. He was just so cuuuuuuute!


What a good episode! It was nice to see how lots of things came together with where we started the story and how Gepetto and Pinnochio were involved. Emma is crazy thinking she's just gonna take Henry and crazy that it's actually pretty laughable.


Good acting from August aka Pino. Liked the moments with his Dad.

Regina is an OK actor so is Emma and David

but Gold, Snow and August are exceptional.

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