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Storybrooke Regina returns to Archie’s office which seems like a good sign. I cannot wait for this character’s ultimate redemption which I think will occur when she has to do battle with Cora. Because you know she’s gonna make it to Storybrooke sooner or later.
The dudes meet up in the woods. Regina bought the doctor’s “failure,” so the doctor gets to keep the heart. Rump says it’s a pleasure – he got to make his monster, so he hopes doc can make his too. Flashback-era doctor is still insisting what he does is greater than magic. Sorry to keep referencing LOST, but if the showrunners are constantly doing it, why, then oh why, can’t I? This is essentially a replay of the epic conflict between Locke and Shephard (the annoying Charming of that show, if you will). Granted their argument was actually “man of science vs. man of faith,” but replace faith with magic (and some will argue faith=belief in magic) and it’s that conflict all over again.
Doc says what he’ll accomplish goes far beyond magic. And yet, says Rump, he needs magic to do it. Rumpy asks him to make a wager, because someday the doc will see things his way. The doctor doubts it. Keep telling yourself that Doc leaves, but not before Rump warns him this is gonna come a price™
Cue Whale entering Rump’s shop with his tail between his legs (or more accurately, his perfectly severed arm in a beach cooler), saying he needs Rump’s help. They couldn’t reattach this thing at the hospital? Whale says he thought if he brought Daniel back, Regina would return him to his world. Which I’m still confused about. Are we acknowledging he’s from a science fiction book? Technically he’s from a “real” rather than “make believe” place, so are we just pretending his world is in the past (“Frankenstein” was written in 1831 and set mostly in Switzerland, and the Victor F. in the book DID have a brother) so he’s a time traveler of sorts?
Rumpy won’t reattach the arm do it until he admits magic > science, and that he neeeeds magic. Rumpy calls him Victor, so final confirmation that this is indeed Frankenstein. Cue Frankenstein’s lab, black and white film and all. Authentic. A non-hunchback who I’ll assume is Igor is assisting him. Victor brings the brother back to life, but we know this is gonna be an epic fail. Also?
Igor-type says it’s magic!!! Victor says no…it’s……..SCIENCE.
So…thoughts? This was fitting as a Halloween episode, but I almost think it should have been a “stand alone” episode type thing rather than something to fit in with the actual mythology. Were you surprised by the Whale reveal? Disappointed? Did you totally call it?
I’ll admit that when he was also described as a wizard, it crossed my mind he could be the Wizard of Oz. In the books, the Wizard is believed to be a curer of troubles/ailments, and the characters see him as different entities (not just the giant head from the movie version). He’s also a dealmaker, only agreeing to help someone if they promise to kill the Wicked Witch in return. Do you all think it would have made more sense to have a crossover with Oz, a magical land, versus a story set in a real place?