Woof. Not proud of myself, but here goes.
I like Once Upon A Time. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but for my money, it's a nice piece of Sunday night fluff to wind down your week.
Also, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood. Hot-Cha.
But, because my brain loves to devote itself to non-important things instead of my finances, physical/mental health and automotive maintenance[NOTE TO SELF: Oil change?] The last episode got my wheels turning.
*This will serve as a spoiler warning*
I'm giggling as I type this since it assumes that people actually read this.
Up until this most recent episode the Big Curse/Plot Point was fairly simple. The Evil Queen took the whole fairly tale world and plopped them into present-day Maine, with no memory of who they are, living faint shadows of their true selves. A dish best served cold, as it were. The residents of Storybrooke live their lives just going through the motions, knowing something is missing, but never sure of exactly what that is.
But until last Sunday, I was under the impression that everyone including the Queen was affected by the Curse. While Regina has been the central 'villain' of the show so far, there's been no direct sign that behavior came from anywhere other than that of a scheming politician and overbearing mother.
My reasoning is the concept introduced early in the series about the idea that magic comes with a cost. This idea is hammered into the viewer by Rumpelstiltskin. By the way, I could write a complete essay on Robert Carlyle. For ABC's sake I hope they have some sort of insurance policy on their sets, given the amount of chewing they must be suffering from.
Anyway, my point is that along with killing her father, the cost of the Curse would be that the Queen would have her revenge, but exist like everyone else. That doesn't seem to be the case now.
With killing Graham, it seems that Regina has known all along that she is the Evil Queen. But that doesn't make sense in the world of the show. Why allow Emma in town at all? Her 'Heart Room' is proof she still has access to her magic.
Some other questions: Why did the Queen adopt a son in the first place? I'm guessing that Mr. Gold arranged that adoption much like he did Cinderella/Ashley's. But did he choose the son of Snow White's daughter on purpose, knowing he would eventually seek out his mother? Was this Rumple's hedge against the Curse?
And what happens when the town remembers? Will they go back to their world, or will their world come to us, like Asgard in Broxton, Oklahoma?
This is what happens when I don't get enough sleep.