I have to say...I really liked her being all sweet and kind. And I loved her hair with that blue coat.
There have been 3 occasions (that I can remember offhand) when August has referenced not telling a lie and not being a liar. When he first said it, a lightbulb went off for me and got me thinking but at that point, I was still thinking he was a Grimm. Last night, he seemed downright indignant that Emma would think he'd led her astray when he said, "I'm not a liar." The exec. producers said in a Paleyfest interview that he's not a Grimm and only added his story to the book when he had it, which means he's a FTL character. I think he's demonstrated that with his knowledge of the book and what's told within it, as well as knowing about the magic lake that had powers of restoring what was lost and where it was found in Storybrooke. He also knows Emma is the key, which is why I think he's trying to get her to believe.
IF he was Pinocchio, could there have been a way for Gepetto to sneak him through the magic chamber made by the tree before they officially said it was ready? Could that have been the way they tested it? Could he have gotten through b/c he was once made of wood, perhaps even the same type of magic wood that made the magic chamber?
I'm totally reaching but as Poppy Fields also mentioned, he had a problem walking to the water's edge last night, perhaps b/c he doesn't have/has problems with his knees? And I'm convinced Dr. Whale has to be from the Pinocchio story since they're obvious like that and I'm thinking maybe they're going to combine the whale character with the man who locked Pinocchio up in the box (Stromboli)? He works for Regina, so we know he can assume he was a bad guy in FTL...
You people amaze me. You don't miss a thing and you speculate until you're blue in the face, and more often than not, you are right. I freakin' love it! I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, let alone minor details from a book I read as a child. :laugh This is probably my favorite thread on the Fort.
I find Dr. Whale interesting. Could it be a reference to Jonah and the Whale? Someone who seems to bring bad luck with him is referred to as a Jonah and the whale gobbled him up to feed on, which would add biblical stories to the fairy tales, children's books, myths, and pop culture we see cropping up. Alternatively, an extremely wealthy person who like to gamble is known as a whale in gaming circles. Could he be King Midas in Fairytale land, or have we already seen another character as Midas in Storybrooke?
Lost taught me how to think outside the box when it comes to these writers so I'm always trying to "expect the unexpected" before it happens. Not that it ever gets me anywhere but the guessing is fun. :lol
ETA - there's still a small part of me that wonders whether August is Baelfire, Rumple's son, because we haven't been shown anyone else who knows the power of the knife and what it's destruction means. Not that Baelfire would want it, I think. And there's still the little problem of his age b/c he would've had to have been sent to our world much, much earlier than the curse occurred since Belle's story happened years and years after Rumple became Rumple and she found those clothes of his. But who else knows about the knife... Ack! I keep running around in circles.
I'm just glad we'll find out this season who he is!! :nod
I also couldn't agree more about Bailey. Holy mackerel, I was positive that they had somehow CGI'ed Goodwin onto the face of a child actor. That was just uncanny. And yeah, she really held her own with the adult actors. Shame, shame, shame on Regina for taking out her anger on a child. Sadly, there have been far too many stories over the years of how children were led on by people they trusted to say things the adults wanted to hear. It would have been very difficult for the child Snow to withstand the manipulations of the evil Cora. I felt sorry for both Regina and Snow, but more for Snow since she was less at fault. :(
I think deep down Regina is very afraid of her mother and it was easier to hate Snow than to confront her mother who with her magic Regina has no power over and cannot hurt. Snow on the other hand Regina can extract vengeance on eventually.
Daniel seemed so sweet and I just don't think he would like what Regina has turned into...I think it would be interesting for him to show up in Storey Brooke and totally hate Regina he was only killed in Fairy tale land and I think anything can happen there
with the reference to LOST that was made up ahead of me...if LOST taught me one thing besides what you mentioned is that NOTHING is as ever as it seems and like you it tends to leading me to think outside the box