"She's a nice girl..." Nice girls don't enjoy watching someone get caned. That was brutal IMO. Lacey isn't a nice girl. That scene was meant to contrast w/Belle helping Robin Hood escape torture. We don't know what happened to the Sheriff of Nottingham in Storybrooke. But, a beating like that with a cane could kill someone.
SIDE NOTE: Did anyone else see the Harry Potter-like wand in Rumple's shop in the wand collection? We thought that was cute.
Does Lacey remind anyone else of Mila? How ironic it would be if Rumple's journey to become more like the Dark One to attract Lacey just resulted in her leaving him for Hook...AGAIN! You all know what's going to happen once Lacey spots Hook, don't you? Rumple may be dark. But, face it. Hook's got the looks, the eyeliner, and the black leather chaps to get Lacey's motor really running.
@Miss Rozzie - Yes, there is one thing John Ross still needs to learn - how to take the long view. He's too impatient and doesn't see the forest for the trees. Also, when it comes to women, he's choosing too many with control issues. In season 1, Marta was a stalker. Now we have Emma. Jury is still out on her IMO. She brought down her daddy GOOD! But, I still think there is a screw loose in there.
@Isabel - I am so with you on the John Ross infidelity. It makes no sense to me. BUT...I'm willing to go with it IF we can see Pamela stick it to John Ross in Season 3. In original DALLAS, the series began w/Sue Ellen on her way to alcoholism & mistrusting JR. She had a steep learning curve, and eventually paid back JR for his cheating ways. It would be sooooo satisfying to see Pamela, who has a crack legal & business mind, be one step ahead of John Ross. She was at a low point emotionally for much of this season. I'd love to see Mrs. Pamela Ewing come out of the gate next season like gangbusters.
@jw - Businesses grow, adapt, buy subsidiaries, sell off assets, etc. over the years. I assume Barnes Global is a multinational corporation - what became of all those Wentworth companies after decades of business deals, mergers, sell-offs, buyouts & the like.
PART IV...4) John Ross & Emma - WHAT THE FRIGGIN' HE*#!! I **HATE** THIS! But, I did like Emma taking down her own father. Boy, that was satisfying. And, that look of realization on Harris' face when he realizes he created a monster and brought it on himself was FABULOUS! Kudos, Mitch Pileggi.
QUESTION: I didn't understand what is in Ryland's suitcase that John Ross wants. Did anyone else get that part? I was too upset that he finds this 21-year-old train wreck a better option than Pamela that I didn't pay attention to the dialogue.
PART III...2) Elena - The girl has the attention span of a GNAT when it comes to love, and makes the WORST choices when it comes to showing how trustworthy she can be. Her mother tells her to hang in there & be patient with Christopher. Yet in LESS THAN 24 HOURS, she's exploring her options regarding her family's land with some MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL instead of taking the information to Christopher. Oh, yeah, that will earn Elena BIG brownie points.
3) Perhaps someone with a legal background can correct me. But, since Elena's dad & JR are both dead, wouldn't this be a case were that phrase fits - "possession is 9/10's of the law." Fraud or not, it was on Elena's dad to do his due diligence and check that what he bought fit whatever deed/records were filed. Isn't that what we have title insurance for?...
CONTINUED FROM BELOW....he might as well go down for another crime by proxy. Here's what I had problem with in last night's finale:
1) Really, Cynthia Cidre? You don't think we can do math or remember basic show history? It was JOCK who had the rivalry w/Digger, not JR. Yes, Elena's father would probably have been cheated by JR. That math fits because of Elena's age & what Drew has said about his family history. But, when Cliff was talking about how his father was cheated, that wasn't JR. JR would have been a kid, if he was born at all, when Jock made the ruthless business decisions that he did. If I have this wrong, someone correct me. But, Cliff seems to be going off the deep end blaming JR for stuff we KNOW went down before Jock's & Digger's kids were even born...
A-/B+.....LOVED the Ewings come together to confront Cliff in Mexico, and for a second (a *tiny* second) I did have some sympathy for Cliff when he said, "What the HELL is going on?" Ah, just like the old days - poor guy was over his head when he didn't even know he was supposed to be swimming! I agree with the reviewer about 99%, down to the portrait. Just because this a modern update of the show doesn't mean we can't appreciate traditional oil techniques. Meh - I want to see JR's face in a less impressionistic style; something that looks gorgeous up close *and* at a distance. Can ANY painter do that these days because I don't see it very often.
Did I feel the Ewings went to far in framing Cliff? No. When Cliff put the hit on Roy & killed that last link to himself, that put the nail in the coffin for me. He was indeed the architect of his own destruction. It was karma baby. Cliff was never going to be linked to the energy rig explosion without Roy. So, he might as well go down for some other stuff by proxy. Also, the gravesite denouement was amazing. Finally, Bobby allows himself to show some emotion about his brother's death. Although I did snicker a little because I was right there when John Ross said, "Uncle Bobby, I'm confused." Hey, you weren't the only one!
"God...it's like biting into a rubber tire...Would you relax?!" - ROTFLOL! I don't see how you could just gloss over one of the best, and most puzzling, parts of the episode. If Aidan made that wolf-vamp hybrid, wouldn't his blood have some effect on Sally, too?
Also, why did Aidan lie to Kenny about who had "made" recently? Remember the very first episode of this series? He made a daughter by accident. Can't remember her name. But, he had dusted her by the finale. If anything, telling Kenny the truth might have given Kenny second, third, & 4th thoughts about being turned.
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