I didn’t realize how much I Show needed Storybrooke until we went back there for this episode. Even though we’re dealing with fairytales, Show needs something to anchor it to the real world. Otherwise it’s just a lousy fantasy show rather than something clever that subverts our notions of fairytales, family, and love.
Three completely sweet, action-packed scenes paraded through the show like Victoria’s Secret models strutting down the runway: confident, daring, and demanding your undivided attention. From spectacular swings to dramatic escapes, each outperformed the previous until the culminating scene in the clock tower left us wanting more.
“Dog Dean Afternoon” epitomized what I love best about this show, besides hot guys. I am a comedy lover at heart, I guess because my psyche tends towards the serious. As such I feel the need for lighter moments in my entertainment, so, stories such as we had this week appeal to me. That, combined with our boys on the road, in the car, and hanging in a motel room, is what it’s all about.
Zombies and witches + a chainsaw = Groovy.
Helena is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Also, Beth somehow found all these guys, so she was at least starting to compile a list. It makes me wonder if Team Police will be able to start compiling a list of these as well? And how long until they learn the truth about Beth and Sarah, and the deeper web that exists?
I always think things can’t get any better and then they do. Then I also think, “I am going to avoid the giant bowl of popcorn this time.” And then I don’t and last time, I even ate two bowls. I may eat my fingers this week as Stephen is really pumping up the hype about this week’s episode, and seriously, with a title like “League of Assassins” how can you go wrong?
I am kind of done with the Felicia Day thing. She was great in the season 7 ender, and also good in the LARPing ep, but beyond that, I wouldn’t say her character does overmuch for the show. Now that doesn’t mean I am against a recurring female character. I miss Jo and Ellen, even Ruby and Bela. But all of those female characters had been developed enough that even if we hated them, we empathized with them. We felt something. With Charlie, I just keep counting the number of times she does the head cocked to the side twinkly eye maneuver.
There are few things I like more than witches, except for zombies, and Episode 4 had both. Add the Witches Council, a doll obsessed man servant, and Angela Bassett channeling 1970’s Pam Grier, and there was much to love this week.
Perhaps hot fudge cake isn’t the best prep for the show, at least not as good as cookies, because I simply could not come up with anything useful for making an acrostic out of that one. So, let’s look at the characteristics of this beloved dessert and see how show moments correlate.