Very unfair review. - I love that it was a genuine ghost story. No contemporary rationalization, no wessen ability. Just a complete unknown which makes the idea even more chilling and made the ending to it even more freaky. Its easily amongst one of the most chilling storylines this show has ever done and the portrayal of La Ljorona was just as creepy and chilling as the myth itself(which is easily, imo, amongst the most horror-inducing ideas in terms of folklore) - I LOVE that we are seeing more good wessen in the show. - Juliette's inclusion to the storyline felt very genuine and nice, hopefully we will get more of that and its nice to see her sort of falling in love with Nick again, despite not remembering him.
I'm not sure if Oliver really knew about Laurel and Tommy, that guy is pretty good in hiding his thoughts. But I really think we don't need this love triangle.We saw him spy on them in the end of first episode, so yeah, he knew.
And Arrow continues to be THE ONLY show worth watching on CW. Another BRILLIANT episode. First of all - FUCK YES for Laurel kicking ass. Makes me think that her best friend will get killed somewhere along the way, leading her to go down the path her comic-book self went. A Capable and badass female characters is pretty much unseen sight in channel like CW, so its more than welcome. Also LOVE that the show is not dragging out people finding out who Arrow is - the characters are portrayed as perceptive and capable and I would not be surprised if someone else (Laurel? Merlin? Oliver's sister?) would figure it out before the season ends.
Great episode. Eh Rumple, you are honest-er than before and at least you ARE showing some regret now, but its still because of consequences, not because of concept, like Regina. You still have a long way to go, but its nice to see you for the first time, actually willing to do that. Hook is obviously a revenge-driven type of character. There's a certain sense of parallels with Rumple taking Hook's love and Regina taking Emma's and I would not be surprised on if Hook would become Emma's love interest, which would create lots of delicious conflict for both Emma and Hook in terms of their allegiances. As of promo, could it be that Whale is Dr.Frankenstein? If so thats....VERY neat and in kind of a different flavor than previous backstories.
And behind the scenes: Plec: YESSS, yesss, fiiiiiiiight my minions, fiiiight amongst your selves, lest you notice all the gaping plotholes and awful writing quality that has been going on. fight about ships so I can cover up my writing mistakes, yesss...now how should I bait the shippers again. Quick! I have to think or fandom will start talking about the inconsistencies in plotlines and Elena's mary-sueness!
I think he has a bit of his other grandmother in him. So once is borrowing from other stories that are not truely fairy tails. that was already established in Hat Trick Everything that "our world" contains as fiction, exists somewhere. The doors in the hat hints to various non-fairytale lands like Neverland, Oz, etc. Mulan is also not a fairytale character(since she is fictional historical figure of china, sort of chinese Arthur)
Also this episode truly showed the difference between a broken-down person who lost everything(Regina) and someone truly evil and malevolent(Cora). For Regina, her magic, her "Evil Queen" persona was a wall she would use to defend herself, to protect her broken heart. For Cora - its who she is and always will be. She can masquerade as noble knight or a poor powerless woman and no one would guess a thing.
Well this was certainly a weaker episode than last week. Great, but certainly weaker. I guess Cora's a villain now too and the show is setting up the last showdown between the mother and the daughter this way. Also I bet Snow's little secret will come back to bite her somehow when Charming finds out why exactly his mother died. And the person to break the truth is right here in storybrooke - all George has to say is that he cursed Snow to never have children and Charming most likely will put two and two together.
I would love for the WHM to know how he was being filmed, by what object, and by whom. This is like Superman/Clark Kent. How does he know and nobody else? 1. He found a hidden camera by nolan in his home.2. He was implied(after confrontation with Emily) to have noticed the camera in Conrad's office and winked at it, towards Emily.3. he clearly got interested in that seashell before leaving victoria's hideout.
This was seriously amongst THE BEST Mentalist episodes ever aired so far. Perfect , angsty and sad exploration of Patrick Jane and what the loss of his family means to him. There's something horribly depressing at watching him imagine/hallucinate the daughter whose life was taken from him. And at the same time the show manages to present it quite comically. Seriously depressing episode and easily amongst the best.
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