Episode # 84 - White Flag/Black-Bored

by Bri & Alex
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This is our instant reaction to Jolly Roger. We had likes and dislikes, including:

Likes

Regina, Emma and Magic

The Adorable Charmings

Regina and Snow

One Big Happy Family

Ariel and Eric’s Happy Ending



Dislikes

Blackbeard made us Black-Bored. Meh. 

Emma doesn’t even care about Hook lying about the last year. Nope.

No Rumple, No Robin.

We want the backstory of the missing year in the Enchanted Forest!

Smee. Meh. 

Notes

End song is White Flag by Dido.

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Episode # 83 - Witch Slapped! Recap of It's Not Easy Being Green

by Bri & Alex
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This is our full recap of It’s Not Easy Being Green. The major revelations in the episode were that the Wizard is Walsh and Zelena’s mother really is Cora. Our observations include:

This Week in Captain Hook: Hook invades Emma’s personal space but we can’t disagree with his assessment of Henry…. or his acumen with eyeliner.

This Week in Questions: The Walsh reveal gave us so many questions! Will we get answers, or are these just plot holes?

This Week in The-Plot-Thickens: Did Regina decide to trust Robin with her heart? Is she testing him with a fake heart? Is he playing her? Is she playing him? Or is this just true love? We dive in with help from listener feedback.

This Week in Frozen Analogies: Zelena is born with magic but can’t control it grows up ashamed of her powers.

This Week in Father Figures: Regina’s big emotional moment had more to do with her relationship with Rumple than it did any displacement from discovering Cora had another child.

Notes:

Regina wore Victoria Beckham during the diner scene. You can find out where they got the clothes for Belle, Regina, Emma and Snow on WornOnTV.net.

Our review of Sebastian Stan on Broadway was episode #23, This Hiatus is No Picnic.

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sqfangirl:

Guys help me find the RH is working for the WW posts and theories pretty please!  I can only find this one by ashermajestywishes talking about green. I KNOW there are more, but I can’t find them. I wanna make a post but I wanna see what all is out there first. Help!?

Our podcast has a thing about it after the recap - http://othersideofthemirror.com/post/81235647489/this-is-our-full-recap-of-the-tower-featuring

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Leitmotifs in Once Upon a Time

by me talking about Mark Isham

corseque:

The music on OUAT is just as good and complex as the costuming, and that nobody seems to talk about it is a shame.

There are recognizable snatches of music (leitmotifs) that accompany characters and items and concepts that change when the characters change and help guide how to feel about them.

I just want everybody to know that when Mark Isham (who is one of my favorite composers period, and has been since long before I started watching this show) composed the character themes for Rumplestitlskin and his son, Baelfire, he composed them to sound like family.

This is Rumplestiltskin’s leitmotif:

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This is Baelfire’s leitmotif:

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The time signature (and key signature, as far as I can tell) is the same. Both are 4 quarter notes, followed by 2 half-notes. Both are the same length. Rumplestiltskin is lower than Baelfire’s because he is a grown man, and is more complicated, with sharps that make you think of something either evil or unhappy, depending on the instrumentation. Baelfire’s is simple, higher, and pure like a child’s trusting love.

But they’re both the same length, and use the same length notes. And that decision makes even the music between these characters feel like family members, it makes even the music feel like it belongs. :(

Compare to some of the other character themes on the show.

BELLE:

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Usually her whole theme plays (in bells) when she’s around, and it doubles as the happy Rumbelle theme, since their real love song is one of the most unhappy songs I’ve ever heard.

PRINCE CHARMING:

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GRAHAM/THE HUNTSMAN:

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CINDERELLA:

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Notice how nobody else’s is four quarter notes followed by two half-notes. None of them look like Rumple and Bae’s. That’s the special parent-child relationship between Rumple and Baelfire, the sign that they are family and belong together.

(Any mistakes here are mine, since these were done by ear.)

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Robin could have known to call her "your majesty" if he was at the town hall meeting in "Witch Hunt."

Anonymous

Oh good point! 

I get what you guys are saying about Robin possibly being compromised. But even if he was wouldn't that make him just as much an innocent victim in Zelena's plans for Regina? And who's to say this wouldn't be just Outlaw Queen's first of many trials before they get together? It's how tv writers create drama. Couples have problems mid arc, but they get resolved at the end. Same goes for Hook and Captain Swan. I'm just saying, we don't what's going to happen. But the formula is very familiar in tv

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Yes, I believe there’s something to do with his wife, Marion, and the WW. And if she caused him to lose his wife, that sucks. You’re right about trials. I forget what showcreator it was who said it, maybe the FRIENDS creators about Ross/Rachel, but they said “put them together, then pull them apart.” We already have a ‘happy ending’ couple Snow and Charming, though not really, because they’re giving them challenges and drama as well. Which is interesting and keeps it real-life. What father isn’t nervous about his child’s birth? I’m glad they put that note of storytelling in. 

Is it a good story? Is it character driven? That’s what I want.