Okay so I don't really review, so this is a commentary thing I guess...
I'm just going on the record saying that if you combine every single time OUAT has made me cry in the past, it would not equal how hard I cried last night. And if you're reading this you know me, so yes it was about the Rumbelle. But we'll get to that later.
I'm going to start with Frozen.
I actually really liked the Frozen/Snow Queen arc. Could it have been better? Maybe. Honestly my only problem with the Frozen bit was the costumes. I always love how ONCE's costumes were completely original (Regina & Snow) and/or with a slight nod to Disney (Belle). And I think the costume department could've had a lot of fun with the Frozen costumes, but instead they decided to make carbon copies. But that was honestly my only complaint with Frozen. OutlawQueen and Marian
Marian did exactly what I thought she was going to. And that made me really happy because that's the character.
She would rather have Robin happy with someone else than unhappy with her. I still don't really like that they added her instead of being more creative with the OutlawQueen issues, but I think they pulled it off. Barely. But they did. I would like to know about how the frozen heart curse works though because that seemed to come out of no where. I have had my issues with OutlawQueen in the past, but I do ship it and it was heartbreaking when Robin left (not that I question his decision because he did the right thing). That being said, I couldn't be sobbing into a pillow crying because I know he's going to come back. There were some tears though. AND REGINA JUST NEEDS A HAPPY ENDING OKAY?! She's come so far since S1 and I just can't wait for her to finally be happy. CaptainSwan
I have never been the biggest fan of this ship. I like it, yes. But I always felt like Adam & Eddy just kind of decided to have it happen because the fans wanted it. And there's not necessarily a problem with that, unless it happens to often. But I think they've pulled it off and Colin & Jennifer do such a great job, that you can't help but ship it.
That being said I didn't care about them at all
in this episode. I mean we all know that Hook's going to be fine and he and Emma are going to be happy, so I just wasn't into them in this episode. I'm glad they're still saying but my feelings about them are just "meh" right now. The Queens of Darkness
Okay, just like Frozen this could be really good or really bad. It looks like Cruella is a sorceress with a fierce sense of fashion, which I'm cool with. But I still have mixed feelings about his whole thing, so we'll see. Camelot
Once Upon a Time has been hinting towards a journey to Camelot since season 2. As a huge King Arthur fan I would love it so much. So much. And I just really want it. And after last night I have a theory about that.
The gauntlet that Rumple got was Mordred's. He used it on Lance, therefore showing that Lance's greatest weakness was Guinevere. That was the affair that brought down Camelot and did Rumple say that the trip was good for him, but not for Camelot? Just a thought.
Oh, but how awesome of a villain would Mordred be. I mean he would have to be teamed up with a witch or wizard (Morgan Le Fay or Jafar please?), but he's a great villain. It would be awesome.Rumpelstiltskin
At the end of S3 I think Rumple had made some progress. I don't think he's tried nearly as hard as Regina, but I do think he's change a lot. And then at the start of S4 Adam and Eddie were like "HAHA NOPE! SEASON 1 RUMPLE!". And I mean I love badass S1 Rumple, but I just don't think that's who he is anymore. I do think he may have reverted a bit after Bae's death and killing Zelena and all, but I don't think he completely reverted. And what was all the shit about him suddenly wanting world domination with the Snow Queen? I mean where the fuck did that come from? Belle
Belle was such a cool character in S1, 2 & 3. And then in S4 it just seemed like she was completely oblivious to everything Rumple was up to, and yes he's sneaky! But she's his wife! She must've noticed something! And honestly I think she did noticed something was up, but she kept telling herself "No he's changed" and brushing it off. But then when she finally realized that he hasn't changed that much (BECAUSE HE HAS DEFINITLEY CHANGED SINCE S1 A LOT JUST NOT ENOUGH), she rose to the occasion and did what she had to for the good of her and Storybrooke. And I couldn't be prouder. Can you imagine how hard that must've been for her? RUMBELLE
My ship is at the bottom of the fucking ocean. It's sunk, it's dead. It hit the iceberg when Belle appeared with the dagger and it just Titaniced from there.
That scene, I think is the weakest we've ever seen Rumple and I think Belle, for that matter. God, Robert and Emilie did such a perfect job. I was sobbing the whole time. I know he's coming back, but it still hurts. So much.
I have a small sliver of hope that Rumple is just using Ursula, Maleficint and Cruella to get back to Storybrooke and then he'll turn on them and kill them. AND FINALLY PROVE HE'S WILLING TO CHANGE. But then again who the hell knows what Adam and Eddie have in mind (I literally almost broke down in tears on three separate occasions today, these characters mean a lot to me). That scene, for me, was what made the episode. It was pretty good and it was interesting and entertaining, but that scene was what made it one of the better episodes in this season. And I just have to applaud Adam & Eddie's writing and Robert and Emilie's acting. It was just so good. Even if it did have me sobbing for the next hour (not to mention I'm pretty sure I went through the five stages of grief) and barely acknowledging what else was going on after that (I'm serious almost everything after that is a tad blurry).
All in all it was a pretty great episode. I can't wait till 4B and the villains and just everything.
Let me know your thoughts!