It’s so satisfying to get answers that make sense, rather than being strung along with ratings bait while the show stretches thin and breaks.
My question last week: who the hell in Fairytale Land is August Booth?
Got my answer this week: Effing Pinocchio.
And it all fit together in a way that made sense. Geppetto strong armed the Aerodynamically Unsound Fairy into lying about the magical capacity of the enchanted tree to guarantee a spot to Pinocchio.
Pinocchio was the little boy who brought Baby Emma to the roadside diner. And Emma wound up on her own because the foster system sucks and who can blame Wee August for running away?
Meanwhile, Regina demonstrated that she has no idea how to process positivity and forgiveness. Mary Margaret, eternally good creature she is, forgave Regina for the entire murder framing scenario. Coming from anyone else, her “I forgive you because your world must really suck” speech would have been a snarky, verbal bitchslap. But, from Mary Margaret, it seemed genuine. Even Regina saw that and was affected by it.
Then there’s was the whole thing with David and Regina, which was obviously all another Evil Queen set up to poke a hole in Snow White’s happy ending,as evidenced by the blank note she “read” from. As it went on, it felt like Regina was genuinely, if clumsily, trying to make normal, friendly human contact. Which, of course, she fumbled.
David…..well, he’s still stupid and a terrible boyfriend/husband with awful taste in Valentine’s cards. But, he is a decent human being. He’s probably the only person in Storybrooke who doesn’t treat Regina with total disdain and revulsion all the time. He was almost charming.
He’s still an idiot, though.
Lastly, I think we need to do a Disney product placement segment every week. I’ll call it “Refugees from the Disney Vault.”
This week, Henry sports a TRON lunch box.