Gold: “I think he might be here to kill me.”
Archie: “Ah. That’s not.”
One of the earliest and strongest theories is that he’s one of the Brothers Grimm. That’s still a remote possibility, if one believes that the Grimms were different (see Grimm, the OTHER FTW TV show on right now). Perhaps he could time travel or he doesn’t age and he’s followed the creatures here. Or, he lived in their world and zipped through with them. Another possibility in this vein is that he’s an assistant or someone who worked with the Grimms.
- In the opening sequence, you usually see a fairytale creature, either dwarfs or Red Riding Hood, but in this one you saw August on his motorbike, as if that’s how he also appeared in that world, which was strange.
- Oh, Granny. Your B&B seriously has rotary phones??? You really haven’t updated that décor since you first arrived, have you?
- And as I say that, I’m thinking I’ve never seen the Storybrooke characters using a cellphone. Even Regina always relies on phones in her office or at home.
- Couldn’t they have worked the Mad Hatter into even ONE scene? ;)
- When August wakes up with the seizure, the first thing he does is look down at his foot. And yes, I thought of John Locke.
- When Henry is talking to Gold at his pawn shop, Gold is holding the very football that Bae had kicked under the donkey.
- David kisses Kathryn on the forehead; in the FTW, you have to kiss your true love on the lips to wake her up. It was just a subtle reminder that she’s not his true love.
- My favourite line in the episode was Emma describing August as “a typewriter wrapped in an enigma wrapped in stubble.” Under Jane Espenson’s deft writing, Emma is a FAR more interesting character. But… would she have really said that? (Don’t care; that line was brilliant.)
- Loved the line about writers and pseudonyms. Again, I don’t know why.
- August had a donkey paperweight. Is that a Shrekian reference to the Ogre Wars? (hehe….)
- Whenever Rumpelstiltskin called his son “Bae,” it sounded like a Newfoundlander saying, “b’y”
- After Rumpel kills the housekeeper and Bae points out she’s a mute, Rumpel says, “Even mutes can draw a picture,” but he does it in that other, higher, Rumpelstiltskin voice
- Again we’re reminded of who’s who when Gold, for no real reason, goes to see the Mother Superior, just to remind us she’s also the Blue Fairy
- When Bae comes in to tell Rumpel he’s found a way, Rumpel is spinning thread.
- Archie: “Mr Gold, are you here for the rent?” “Why does everyone ask that??” Haha!
- “Ever since you crossed the barriers of time and space, in every waking moment, I’ve been looking for you.” First, does this sound like a Lost line or what? Secondly, it’s not true. Has Gold ever appeared to be looking for his son, either in the FTW or here? He’s always off doing other things, but never seemed to be doing that.