Once Upon A Time // 2x03 Lady of The Lake
1 - And just to remind me why I love Little Red Riding Hood so much; she rushes in from scouting the area, tells the war counsel what’s what, slaps down Charming for the ill thought out description with the simple raise of an eyebrow. She is awesome.
2 - I have been waiting for this storyline to start since Snow looked across the lake to King George’s castle and said ‘let’s take back the kingdom’. When Charming woke Snow from her enchanted sleep it seemed that their story had come full circle, but with that line she reminded me that there is a realm for them to rule and two monarchs standing in their way. And I’m really looking forward to watching it unfold.
3 - Lancelot, it is so very good to meet you. He was everything he should be; even when it appeared that he wasn’t you somehow knew that he was noble, honorable and brave. I was devastated at the end when we found out what had happened to him… just one more reason to hate Cora, in that love to hate her way that I have.
4 - I’m not going to say anything about Henry’s scheming, except this: he has just lost someone that he loves and will go to any lengths to find a way to bring that person back, he must have learnt that from somewhere. Also he is so used to having to lie to Regina to do what he feels he must that it never occurred to him that he could have walked right into her office and told her to get her keys because he wanted to see the vault. Regina probably would have grabbed her handbag and asked him if he wanted to walk or drive to the grave yard.
(Additionally this scene made me wonder whether we will ever see the Mayor’s office again, and if we do will it still look like this. That thought made me sad.)
5 - Oh Charming, you know how to handle your sword and turn greater numbers to your own advantage. You knew from the moment they surrounded him that Charming was going to be standing in the middle of all of their fallen bodies.
6 - How is it that even though we know that Snow and Charming go on to have Emma that this scene still managed to break my heart? And the answer would be Ginny Goodwin, she gave us all of the loss and heartache from her soul when that pendant stayed still over her palm.
7 - Ruth, Charming’s mother, was probably one of my favourite guest characters of the first season and I was so happy to see her return. I should have been prepared for her death when I remembered that she wasn’t at the wedding in the first episode but I still shed a tear when she died. But the moments that she shared with Snow during the two days that they spent together were precious. Ruth taught Snow the most important lesson about being a mother, putting the happiness and safety of your child before your own, and she taught it well.
8 - I liked the scene of Henry in the crypt. From the beating of the hearts, to seeing the vipers again, to his pitiful and anguished confession that he wanted to be where he could ride horses and learn to fight with a sword.
9 - Again, we know that they will eventually be expecting Emma, but this moment still pulled at my heart. Snow terrified to reveal that she has been cursed to never be able to give Charming children and her elation when she realises that the curse has been broken and that she has a woman who she knew for less than two days to thank for her future.
10 - David/Charming continues to capture my heart with each episode. The relationship between he and Henry never fails to make me smile, even when Henry is cutting class. So while Snow is away with Emma, he continues to strengthen his bond with his grandson, and if he can’t bring Henry to the Enchanted Forest, he will bring the Enchanted Forest to Prince Henry.
(Screen captures from grande_caps)