I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of season one, Gasmi. And what an ending it was. Dragons, true love, THE HUNTSMAN (though not as shirtless as I would’ve liked), and a “WHAT THE FUCK?” ending that I’m sure will keep us talking until season two rolls around.
But more on that later; there’s a whole lot going on this time around so we’d better get to it or the folks over at my Survivorrecaps will kill me!!
Sorry. Let’s rewind a bit. We open this episode with Charming frantically trying to escape from the Queen’s dungeon. He’s hitting the lock with a rock which is totally not working. Why he’s not concentrating his efforts on the WOODEN part of his cell is beyond me. Anyway, he gives up and slides down to the ground vowing to find Snow.
That’s gonna be hard to do when you’re dead, one of the Queen’s guards tells him. I know they’re supposed to be scary, all in black and all, but I find it hard to take anyone seriously that has pieces of a Koosh ball glued to their helmets.
I keep waiting for Rosie to show up and start throwing them at us.
Charming makes his move, fighting them off, and breaking one guards arm with his bare hands. Rrrrrrawr! But just as he rounds the corner there is another guard waiting for him, this one armed with a bow and arrow. And look! There’s more! He’s surely done for now. The bow and arrow guard takes aim and shoots…….the other guard!
That’s right, Gasmi! It’s our beloved Huntsman, here to help Charming escape just because Snow loves him. Did y’all know it was him? I did as soon as I saw the bow and arrow! If only he had been preoccupied beforehand in the Queen’s bedchamber, it would have made for a MUCH better costume choice…..
SO MUCH BETTER
Meanwhile, over in Storybrooke Dr. Whale is baffled by Henry’s condition. But Emma knows what it is!! He was poisoned, goddammit!!! She hands the evil apple turnover to Dr. Whale, but he poo poos her theory saying that Henry has no symptoms of neurotoxins. It’s like his coma is being caused by…..by…..
FINALLY, Emma! She walks over to Henry’s book, sitting on a nearby table, and picks it up….and…..flashbacks hit her, of being a baby, being in Snow and Charming’s arms, him putting her in the wardrobe and beseeching her to find them. Yep. That’s right…..Emma is now a believer.
It’s about fucking time!!!
Regina picks that moment to arrive at the hospital and Emma drags her into a nearby storage closet for a little smackdown. Regina is horrified to find out that Henry is the one that ate the evil apple turnover. She’s also not so thrilled to hear that Emma now knows about AND believes in the curse. Emma wants to know why Regina would try to kill her when she was LEAVING TOWN.
You stole my hot piece of ass you bitch!
No, she doesn’t say that, but you know that’s part of it as well. Hell, I might kill someone over that man’s fine posterior. Regina tells Emma as long as she’s alive; Henry will never be hers (Regina’s). THAT’S why she wants Emma dead.
Emma tells her she better fucking fix this – WAKE HIM UP. But she can’t! She used the last of her magic in the evil apple turnover. There’s nothing left. She can’t even say with certainty what it’s going to do to Henry; magic here is unpredictable.