Seriously? Cool! Then I guess she's acting very princessy, indeed, just not Disney princessy. ;) It's interesting, because Mary Tudor was briefly married to a Prince Phillip, so maybe Ms. Bolger is being typecast!
Speaking of Tudors, Kate Blanchett (who's played Elizabeth I on more than one occasion) would make also make a great villainess/princess. She would probably give poor Phillip a run for his money. :lol
In thinking back about Wraiths, I'm pretty sure that Stargate: Atlantis also used them during the first few seasons as the main enemy that fed off the life force of humans. They were also a big deal in Dungeons and Dragons, which I played back when it was still a P&P game. I think I'll try to google wraiths and see what else is filed in my memory banks.
Maybe they will use Pocahontas, but I think they should leave that one alone since she was a real person.
I think the guy in NY who received the "broken" postcard is either Bael or Henry's dad, or both if that is the path the writers are taking. However, that's just my guess as to who that is. I really don't know for sure.
There are supposed to be hints as to who the mysterious man is in the way in which his New York apartment is furnished and decorated. I looked and found clues that could point in several directions. Along with the ideas that others have presented, I can see arguments for the white rabbit or the March hare. But, I remain unable to solve for 'X' for now. The show runners have said we'll know by episode 9, I think.
Could the guy in NY be Baelfire??? Let's do a little arithmetic. Children got dragged off to battle at age 14. So Bae was at least 14 when he left Fairytale Land. And we don't know how long before the curse that scene was playing out. But even if it was a very short time, 28 years still passed after the curse happened. So Bae must be at least 42 by now. That guy did not look like he was in his 40s. Michael Raymond-James, who plays him, is not quite 35. Sure, the writers might not have done their arithmetic, but that is a glaring oversight if they did cast a guy in his mid 30s for the guy who should be closer to his mid 40s.
Personally, I'm leaning toward the White Rabbit or March Hare, because of the luck, good or bad, aspect of that opening scene, and the sign that said "Cleaner & Hatters" in his room. The luck part, which admittedly is a bit of a stretch, would be because a rabbit's foot is supposed to be lucky.
I read in an interview with a writer that there is at least one item in the mystery man's room that is directly tied to who he is.
Items in his room:
The "Cleaner & Hatters" sign
Monocles and pocket watches hanging on the wall
Radios, clocks and cameras
Desk phone circa 1970s or 80s
A turntable and vinyl LPs
I also noticed that mystery man seemed to detour on his way home to get to East 47th Street. There are two things I remember about East 47th; one is that it's the the Diamond district and the second is that it was where Andy Warhol's Factory studio was located.
Neither of these probably have anything at all to do with the story, but that's just the way my mind works, so I think I'll go have a cookie. :lol