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Maybe I'm forgetting something...but when did Storybrookians become able to cross the town lines without forgetting who they were?

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I'm still kind of in shock, honestly. I know this is based on comics so science doesn't actually rule, but dude got impaled and fell off a massive cliff that was half frozen to begin with - between the blood loss, hypothermia and blunt force trauma, unless Superman caught him at the bottom OR he fell straight into a Lazarus pit, there's no way... The only plausible theory I have is that this was all a plan between Ra's and Oliver to catch Malcolm Merlyn off guard. The duel was Merlyn's idea to begin with, and Ra's obviously knew that Oliver didn't kill Sara. Oliver made some kind of deal with Ra's to spare Thea so he can have Merlyn. He probably had to sacrifice something else. So Ollie and Ra's have a duel, Ra's pretends to kill Oliver with witnesses around (Young Justice, anyone?). I mean, Ra's would know a kill shot, and the sword went into the lower right thorax - it's far from his heart. Punctured a lung and maybe his liver, avoided major arteries. Oliver only falls a few feet off the cliff and is caught by one of the LoA people, patched up and stays in hiding until Merlyn comes out of hiding feeling all good about himself, and BOOM, they take him out. While Oliver's hidden though, Team Arrow back in Starling City have to hold down the fort. Also, I'm acutely aware that my theory barely holds water, and I have NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

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Unless Oliver fell straight into a Lazarus pit, I can't imagine that would save him. You have to still be alive for the pit to work, and between the blood loss from being impaled, the trauma of falling down a massive mountain AND the hypothermia from the freezing location they were at - if he indeed fell, he's dead. (Then again, I'm applying medical science to a comic book show, so who knows...)

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Great review! I didn't see that last cliffhanger coming at all! I'm sure it won't be resolved in one or two episodes - Grimm's never been a show that's moved quickly with storylines :-) My only thing with this episode is my thing with a lot of episodes - Nick's isn't a very considerate person. His friendship with Monroe is terribly one-sided. If Nick had crazy racist people vandalizing his house and threatening their lives, Monroe would have insisted on staying. Would it have killed Nick to spend the night on Monroe's couch just to make sure they got through the night and to their trip safely? He left a (seemingly) regular cop to guard Monroe's house from a GROUP of Wesen that included jackals and coyotls? And then there's the Wu thing - I mean, Nick should have set the guy straight a LONG time ago, before he checked himself into a psychiatric hospital. I can't imagine how Wu is even going to get over this, or forgive them for letting him think he was insane. I don't know. Nick's a great Grimm, but he's a terrible friend LOL. What do you think?

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Ryan's blog may be how he decompresses, or he may enjoy it. It's not that far-fetched of an idea. I'm doing a full time accelerated Bachelor's degree, I have a part time job, I'm involved with 4 different time-consuming extra-curricular activities including writing for TV Fanatic. And somehow I find the time to keep a blog, however irregular my postings. Simply because I like it.

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While I agree with all the comments about Castle being portrayed as bumbling rather than charming, I have to say that I have never laughed more at that show than I did at Castle's autotuned viral video. "I'm Chricard Rastle"....oh my gosh I was dying.

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Play on words, maybe? Merlyn...Merlin...magician?

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I think they're on the wrong track - I don't think it's Merlyn. I also don't think Ra's al Ghul killed Sara, just because that's just not the style of the Ra's that we know from the comics. He's ruthless, but he's also an "intellectual" ruthless, so the idea that he would just show up on a rooftop to kill Sara seems way, way off to me. I think it's something else entirely. My inclination is that Sara's death has something to do with Amanda Waller.

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Amy Lynn, so glad you're enjoying the show!
Here's a fun fact for you - the director of that episode tweeted that the scene where Holt explains the plot was done in ONE take! Andre Braugher memorized the whole scene - 4 pages of dialogue - and nailed in one take. Like a boss.

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Great review, Carissa! What I loved most about this episode was the setting. Corto Maltese was gorgeous, and it made the fight scenes look even more incredible. I want more episodes in Corto Maltese!! I personally can't wait to see Thea kick some ass. Though I do wonder what side she's going to be on.