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Once Upon a Time - "The Stranger" - S01E20 - 4/29/2012

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by martinp13, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. tiams

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    Emma and August are not part of the curse because they were transported out of FTL in the enchanted wardrobe before the curse. They were not transported to Storybrooke, they were transported to the real world.
     
  2. Ereth

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    And they drove to Storybrooke. Busses go there. Henry was able to leave.
     
  3. tiams

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    Right, because Henry was never in FTL.
     
  4. JYoung

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    Or August's condition is strictly psychosomatic due to his guilt about not doing what he was supposed to.
     
  5. Ereth

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    But you seem to be arguing that Storybrooke is NOT part of the real world. Yet you can drive to and from the real world to it, which contradicts your position that Storybrooke isn't part of the real world.
     
  6. Jonathan_S

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    It's at least connected to the real world, such that real world people (or Emma and Pinochio) can enter and leave it at will.

    But (some) magic clearly works there (after all something held time unmoving for 28 years, Regina killed the huntsman by crushing his remote heart, and Emma apparently did fix the Mad Hatter's hat) and the cursed inhabitants are unable to leave. So it doesn't seem to be entirely the real word.
     
  7. tiams

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    I'm not sure what it is you don't understand. The only people who have come to Storybrooke from the outside world are relatives of Fairy Tale characters. Pinnochio and Emma would have lived in Fairy Tale Land if they had not been transported out. Henry would have been born there. Thats what allows them to enter Storybrooke. Outsiders don't drive into Storybrooke. Storybrooke is not like the real world where Emma and Pinnochio grew up. It is a cursed place where time didn't even move until Emma showed up. Nobody who was cursed can leave.
     
  8. lodica1967

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    Even the intro says that the FT characters were banished to "our world". There may be special rules but it is still the "real world".
     
  9. tiams

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    The intro is not canon and not written by the writers. It also said only one knows the truth and that wasn't true either. In the real world, does time stand still?
     
  10. lodica1967

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    So your argument is that they remain in Fairy Tale Land and not out world? (Just trying to understand your opinion)
     
  11. tiams

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    Storybrooke is Fairy Tale Land. Just cursed.
     
  12. lodica1967

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    And you don't believe that Storybrooke is in our world?
     
  13. Ereth

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    Who was driving the bus that Henry used to leave Storybrooke to go to Boston to find Emma? Just the fact that there WAS a bus implies a regular bus route, with people.

    Now, you can argue that that's a plot hole if you want, but to argue that Storybrooke isn't a place where people COULD go is silly. At the very least they can make phone calls to there, so the phone company has to have people to run cables, right? Or how else would David's wife have manage to get a job interview out of town?
     
  14. markz

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    I don't know if time stands still, but my town seems to be about 5 years behind everywhere else.
     
  15. tiams

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    Maybe he walked to the outskirts of town and got on the bus there; I don't know.
     
  16. lodica1967

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    Now THAT was funny!:up:
     
  17. tiams

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    Not anymore than Fairy Tale Land was. Fairy Tale Land turned into Storybrooke when it was cursed.
     
  18. LooseWiring

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    And what about the fact that Henry, Emma, & August can come and go as they please? And that Pinnochio and Emma, who were transported to "the real world", can just drive/walk/crawl back into it without knowing it?

    Not to mention the postal workers & others can just come and go as they please? Or do packages get delivered and telecommunications & power cables get laid all on their own?

    The problem is that there are some really severe inconsistencies introduced with the whole concept of there being NO magic in the real world.

    If so, what kept this small town LOCATED IN THE REAL WORLD locked in time for 28 years? What kept the real world from noticing a town just appearing all of a sudden?

    Too many LOST-style plot holes. Head hurts now...
     
  19. oscarfish

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    Didn't Rumples son use a magic bean to go somewhere without magic? I can't remember exactly what was stated, but I got the impression that it was to our world. If so, then FTL and our world coexist.

    And Pinocchio disappeared from the cabinet thing before the curse hit. He had to go somewhere.
     
  20. photoshopgrl

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    Okay so this wasn't as bad as I had feared. At least they explained why he was not a part of the curse and could come and go as Emma could. I should have known he'd be the 7 year old. I even remember other people making the comment but for whatever reason my brain was separating the two as either the boy who found her or as Pinocchio. I think Geppetto screwed them all just to save him too. Had he not sent a boy over to make sure Emma came around to save them in 28 years then Snow would have went, right? So she would have just grown up with the truth.

    I also assume that August was right, that she's in denial by not seeing his wooden leg. BTW, did they explain how he got the name August? Did he make it up as a boy? Did he make it up as an adult and has another name from when he was in foster care? I'm sure he wasn't all "hey my name is Pinocchio" when he was found. Also how is his eyes so freaking blue as an adult but look brown as a kid? Redhead with freckles as a child now dark hair and blue eyes. Ugh.

    And I was about to throw something at the screen when EQ was trying to kiss on David. (yes, I'm going to call her that at will even when she's being Regina because she has her memories so she knows she's the EQ and so do we) I half expected him to go for it as dumb as he is.

    And why is MM and Regina playing games? Do they not remember when MM said "I didn't kill Katherine" and Regina said "I know"?? How the hell is Regina trying to be coy about it talking about Sydney confessing? That scene bugged me.

    Not enough Gold but I pretty much always think that on episodes that don't feature him. ;) I did enjoy this awesome smirk, so there's that.

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