The citizens of Storybrooke certainly are a bunch of lemmings.
Perhaps if Belle would actually open the library, the citizens of Storybrooke would be able to get some book learning and maybe – MAYBE – learn to think for themselves rather than being so easily led by villains and charismatic speeches.
But, no. Belle is leaving all that newspaper and cardboard in the library windows, signaling that the library is closed.
However, when part of your population is made up of magically anthropomorphized fairytale animals, critical thinking and self-determination could be a problem.
Other Once Upon A Time Thoughts:
- “Just because it’s called happy hour, Happy, doesn’t mean you have to be there.” Grumpy has been saving that quip up since the curse was lifted.
- So, can Grumpy and the Blue Fairy hook up now?
- Poor Billy. He was doomed the moment he got lines. As was Lancelot. (Guys, meet T-Dog.)
- It’s gotten pretty unsafe for black characters since Giancarlo Esposito went to Revolution on NBC.
- When did Storybrooke get a harbor? Shouldn’t a town big enough to have a harbor also be big enough to have more than one place to eat? And an open library?
- It’s magically convenient that werewolves clothes and accoutrements shift with them.
- Red’s mom managed to get in a lifetime of disapproval in just one day and wound up with a candlestick through the chest. Worst mother-daughter reunion ever.
- Snow White is like a magical, positive self-esteem fairy.
- Come on, Charming! You had ONE TASK to do while the dwarves and fairies ground their diamonds into dust. Lock the magic hat in a safe place! How did you screw that up?
Overall, “Child of the Moon” was another yawner (literally. I yawned a lot), although I perked up at the idea of Storybrooke and Fairytale Land being connected by a series of nightmares.