2X10 The Cricket Game First Thoughts – Change, Chances, Mercy and Tacos

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Welcome to the a Special Episode of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast First Thoughts about “The Cricket Game”. This is a podcast dedicated to the hit ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time.

 

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The podcast is hosted by Jeff and Colleen Roney, a married couple from Orange County, CA.

The goal of the episode is for us to give our first thoughts, warts and all, so here it is.

Change is one of the themes in tonight’s episode. OUAT is always changing. You might think, “Hey, everyone’s back together now, let’s just enjoy them moment,” but not encountering struggles or difficulties would be – boring. Change causes people to grow, and growth is painful, but worth it. Another facet of change is people’s perception of someone that lived or acted one way, then chooses to act or live another way. As Regina struggles to leave her past of anger and yearning for power and finding happiness in other people’s sorrow behind. If that wasn’t enough, we see that Mary Margaret and David still see her as her past, and treat her as such. Emma is willing to give her a chance to change and grow into her new life that she has promised to Henry that she would become.

It’s interesting to see Cora, (like Rumpelstiltskin before her) turn humans into smaller creatures, like fish, for example. I re-watched “Snow Falls”, and was reminded of Snow’s magical dust that she explained “This stuff? Is deadly. It transforms the most fearsome of adversaries into a form that’s easily squashed.”

As the scene of Hook and Cora arriving in Storybrooke ended, we see a number of Swans swimming in the bay.

The scene of May Margaret and David in bed as Henry and Emma walk in was a creepy joke of walking in on your parents or grandparents. We’ve already got an email on this scene, so we will be discussing it on the live show.

When the Evil Queen said, “Do not tell me what we can or can’t do,” reminded me of John Locke on Lost, saying “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

We finally saw the attack and capture of King George’s kingdom and why Prince Charming’s War Council is held there.

We hear Snow White offer “Parley” to the Evil Queen, and the Evil Queen offered it to Snow White in “An Apple Red as Blood”.

Tacos were mentioned a lot in this episode.

Emma did the right thing by inviting Regina to the celebration dinner. Emma was teaching her parents about mercy, and how to give people a second chance. This turned the idea that the elders know more than the children on its head.

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