I loved the mirrored themes of trust and faith (but sadly, no pixie dust) in this episode. That mirroring in the past and present is something the writers of this show do so well. There were also a few surprises along the way, an introduction to a new hottie, and the reveal of a diabolical plan of revenge. Mwah hahahaha! So let’s dig in!
We start out in Storybrooke, joining the dwarves in their ongoing dig for faerie dust. The gang is ready to call it a night and head over to Granny’s, but Grumpy is not having it; he intends to stay and dig for as long as it takes. He even tells Happy that just because it’s called Happy Hour it doesn’t mean that he has to be there! Lololol.
Dude. You’re so cranky.
No shit Sherlock
They don’t have to argue about anything for long though because before you know it Grumpy opens up a can of woop ass hole in the wall of the cave. Charming races to the scene (with Henry and the Blue Faery in tow) to discover that Grumpy’s unearthed a cavern with a diamond ceiling.
These diamonds are a Faerie’s best friend because they are just the sort that turn into faerie dust when ground up. Blue asks Charming if he still has what remains of Jefferson’s hat. Yep. Apparently he’s been carrying it around with him. She warns him to lock it up and keep it safe because by this time tomorrow they’ll have enough magic dust to make it work again.
Lady, you know it’s never that fucking easy around here, right?
So true, Henry, so true.
NOW it’s time to head over to Granny’s to celebrate! Red’s working instead of celebrating and Billy startles her when he squeaks, “A mouse.” Of course she jumps (if I were her I probably would’ve screamed my head off), but he doesn’t mean there’s a mouse nearby…he’s trying to tell her that he used to BE a mouse. Gus Gus to be specific.
I’m not seeing it
He wants Red to know who he really was because he wants to ask her out. He says he already knows Ruby and knows he’d like the chance to meet Red. He’s really sweet, but it’s obvious from her reaction that she’s going to turn him down.
Luckily Belle is close by with a handy “Girl’s Night” excuse so Red can let him down gently with an “another time, maybe.”
Awwwww….maybe I do see it after all.
Red thanks Belle for her help even though Belle is a bit confused because Billy seems like a sweetie. Red tells her to mind her own beeswax. Okay, she doesn’t really. She just tells her that it’s complicated and walks away.