Once Upon a Time: Neverland

OUaT Shadow

Peter Pan, or at least his shadow, is one scary dude.  Dang.  I’ve dated a few guys who didn’t want to grow up so I find this totally believable.  Like those guys, OUaT’s shadow seems whimsical and fun at first but doesn’t hesitate to have a tantrum when things don’t go his way.  All joking aside, this is one twisted character.  Apparently he wants or needs to have an ever-growing number of playmates with him — some price of magic or a case of misery likes company?  Unknown.  Or, is he like Prince Phillip in his Yaoguai days (you know, the guy Aurora and Mulan might settle down with if they can free his soul from the Wraith?)  Is he looking for the person to free him from his curse as a creepy shadow thing?  The possibilities are intriguing and that’s why I love this show.

Aside of the mystery behind the shadow and Peter Pan, there’s also a possibility that Hook might actually be a good guy in Neverland.  Maybe.  What will the writers do with the fact that the man who stole Bae’s mother and who intends to kill Bae’s father, is the man who pulls Bae out of the ocean???

I’m definitely intrigued by the Neverland storyline.  I am hating the Rumpel/Lacey storyline.  I get that Rumpel had a moment of weakness after thinking he’d lost Belle for good and so he gave in to his Dark One self.  I get that he’s desperate enough to regain her love that he decides to play Bad Boy because he can see that’s what works for her.  I get it but I don’t like it.  I think Lacey’s intrigued by him and by what he can do for her, but I don’t think she’s falling for him yet.  What will it take for her to fall in love with him again — and can their real relationship recover from whatever awful deed that turns out to be?  I want a happily ever after for Rumpel and Belle.

I also want a happily ever after for Emma and Neal.  Where did he go when he got sucked into the vortex created by Tamara?  Have some faith, Emma!

More questions:

  • Um, how did the Blue Fairy remove an anti-magic cuff?  Does it only stunt the magic of the person wearing it?  That must be it, right?
  • It’s not really important but how did Rumpel come by one of Regina’s tears?
  • Is Greg’s dad really dead?  Likely — Regina did not want outsiders in Storybrooke and probably didn’t want to take a chance that he might escape and find his way back.  Still, Regina’s been known to lie about people being dead, so I have to wonder.
  • Which reminds me — didn’t Sidney Glass, you know, the Magic Mirror, have any friends?  I’m picturing him in his cell tapping morse code to Greg’s dad on the other side of the wall.
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