How I would have back-seat-driver written season 2 of OUAT:Read more
#so let’s see #we got one seriously pissed off magician #the worst pirate you’ve ever heard of #a perpetually confused sheriff #a queen without a throne #and the two idiots #god bless #and people wonder why i wanted to write these dorks in a zombie apocalypse #YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA
Let’s talk about Peter Pan.
We’ve seen Lost Boys. We’ve seen Captain Hook and his crew. But what we haven’t seen is Peter Pan. What we have seen is a shadow that retrieves boys in the hopes of finding one very special boy — Henry Mills. We don’t know why he’s so special (I suspect it’s his lineage, but that’s not important right now), but we know one fact: Peter Pan wants him.
But why would someone so obviously powerful send boys to do this task for him? Unless he can’t see or be seen. Unless he’s a shadow of his former self — literally. But a shadow needs a body. And just like organ transplants, you need a good match to make sure it takes. Henry is that match.
So what happened to Peter Pan’s original body?
The thing is, we know someone with the kind of immortality that’s natural to the inhabitants of Neverland. Someone who is very powerful. Someone whose magic didn’t belong in the realm they settled in. That person is the Dark One.
We know for a fact the Dark One didn’t come from the Enchanted Forest originally. Why not Neverland? It all makes sense: the body of Peter Pan separates from his shadow to keep the locals in line while he goes off to another land to have a little adventure (because if his shadow is capable of traveling between realms, his body certainly can). Unfortunately for him, he runs into a little trouble and gets killed by a magical dagger that passes his powers on to the person who killed him. He doesn’t mind: after all, death is an awfully big adventure. His shadow, on the other hand, does mind. It’s only a half-thing without a body, and having it’s power split between its shadow-self and a body that isn’t a good match is draining it.
The shadow needs to be attached to a new body. It needs to be attached to the right body. And once it’s attached, the Dark One won’t be able to draw power from its power source any more. “The boy will be [his] undoing,” after all.
(This also appeals to me on another level: It means that if the Dark One is part of Peter Pan, that makes Rumpelstiltskin cutting off Hook’s hand akin to Peter Pan cutting off Hook’s hand. Just like in the other versions of the story.)
#my season three list of demands are as follows #1-everyone bows to Belle because they love her #2-Belle flips Storybrooke like a goddamn ramshackle house up for sale #3-Belle is able to find a way to communicate via mirror magic with Rumple across worlds with the help of Jefferson #(Alice taught him looking glass tricks) #4-Belle and Grumpy broship #5-Belle and Abigail broship #6-Belle sets free all the other people trapped in the basement of the hospital like winged monkeys #and on the seventh day belle rested with a cup of tea in her library #amen
THY WILL BE DONE.
The Queen is pleased.
Like it is actually just completely out of character for Mr. Gold to care about Storybrooke’s safety to the extent where he would part himself from Belle??
on one side of The Scale of Decision Making » My Beautiful Darling Belle Being With Me
on the other side of The Scale of Decision Making » Peasants Being Safe??
the scale is going to look like a 2 ton weight is one side GUESS WHICH SIDE
you cannot just dangle the carrot of Belle going with them on their magical extended family rescue mission from hell (worse than any Thanksgiving Dinner) and then fucking snatch it away from me at the last possible second
I was actually dancing in my chair from how excited I was about it, and then you fucking take it away from me
s o b b i n g
finally after like 10 episodes, someone in the town besides Rumplestiltskin who actually gives a fuck about Belle’s welfare
intrigued by how mysterious and creepy Neverland is on this show
but knowing this show it will instantly lose it’s appeal the moment the writers start over-explaining it
I like the idea of the Lost Boys being villains??? And (assuming it’s Peter Pan) Peter Pan being creepy?
I would have liked it if Hook had talked about Baelfire in relation to Milah rather than Rumple. “I can’t hand him over, he’s Milah’s son” rather than “I can’t hand him over, he’s the key to getting revenge on the Dark One” you know??? It would have made me like him against my will a little tiny bit, but noooo
intrigued a tiny bit by how he said “the things we do for our children” in Storybrooke, what are you talking about are you being facetious or did you get really attached to Baelfire or what
maybe I should just watch the episode
actually shocked into LAUGHING OUT LOUD at Charming instantly punching Hook in the face by way of greeting
“If he tries anything, I’ll shoot him in the face.”
WHY AM I SUDDENLY LIKING PRINCE CHARMING
oh God that scene is now??? And now Robert Carlyle is going to be crying for the entire rest of the episode (probably)
let’s see if I can make it through 40 minutes of Carlyle crying without jumping out my window
Gold what are you doing
that isn’t even a good murder plan????
that would, what, scrape him up - at the very worst?
what is going on in your stupid stupid sparkly disco lizard brain
ON SECOND THOUGHT DON’T TELL ME I DON’T WANT TO KNOW