As this week’s episode opened I was not encouraged to see Adam Glass’s name listed as the writer for the week. In the past, I have not been a big fan of his, especially after the crapfest that was “As Time Goes By”. This week I found a few practical inconsistencies that could have been remedied with a little effort.
This episode, like all the others, answered some burning questions and lit some new fires.
“Can I at least use magic on those boys?” Yeah, that’s not creepy AT ALL, Rumpy.
Ax murders and witchhunters? Alrighty. Plus we have another resurrection!
By pairing Fitz with Ward we as the audience got an Odd Couple episode combined with a Cold War mission behind Russian enemy lines. I love the fact that even now, so many decades removed from the Cold War, Russia is still our go-to villain. It’s just awesome.
Twins. So apparently there was at least one set of twins…. it’s no surprise that this is an anti Neoloution group (Proletheans…), with Helena and Tomas at the forefront. Also who names these things?
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.