3X20 Kansas – Choices, Destiny and Cyclones – First Thoughts – 225


First Thoughts

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Episode Name: Kansas

Written by: Andrew Chambliss & Kalinda Vazquez

Episode Number: 225

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Wheelchair/Spinning wheel cut

Why is Rumpel spinning so much gold?

Dr. Whale again

Golden brain. Wow.

So, Courage, Heart, brain and – Baby. How will the Baby use all those items?

Zelena is a much better fireball maker than Regina.

Wicked witches are like the mob or the Old West. Put away your fireball, Zelena.

For showing Oz the true nature of the Wizard. The true nature of the Force.

Walsh was a Trickster. Offering people hope he could never deliver.

“You’re powerful, but you’re wasting it” Again, Wasting. Foolish pursuits.

Glinda offering Zelena something that you’re really looking for. The sage offering the student “the truth”, or what “they really need”.

Change your Destiny. The past won’t change your destiny. That can be done from the present.

Who you are is a fate you can never escape. Change you, change your destiny.

Looks like a ritual area. The compass. Hansel and Gretal compass and The enchanted compass that Cora needed to complete a portal in Season 2.

Emma’s white (light) magic protection spell. Emma’s magic made Zelena burn last time with Henry, so I wonder if it will burn her again.

Well, hello Regina (play Lady in Red).

“Take Hook”. This isn’t about you, it’s about all of us.

Emma finally told Henry the truth about what she was doing.

Let’s end this.


Henry’s moving out?

Emma thinks Hook manipulated her

Melting this witch

What’s good for her or him.

See a future here. With you?

Rumpel drowning Hook.

The heart of Oz. Sister Witches.

Together, our power can do things that separately, we can’t.

Love, Wisdom, Courage, Innocence.

The table looks like the war council table.

War Council table from King George’s castle


Sister Witch table in the Heart of Oz


Change your future – destiny.

Innocence reclaimed can be just as powerful as innocence born. For shadow of a future choice of Zelena’s?

You simply have to choose to be good.

Glinda is the keeper of the Book of Records. It’s chronicles the past, present and future of Oz.

The book foretells of a protector of Oz that comes in a Cyclone.

Let go of your past.

Emma was forced to kiss Killian and lose her powers. A sacrifice?

Zelena chose to let the bad feelings against Regina, for good? Is Zelena a trickster, too?

Zelena got a white emerald pendant? Each sister wears one.

“Guard it with your life, because in many ways it now is your life” So, without it, she could die, right?

“This weapon is your life!”
―Obi-Wan Kenobi

The pendant will harness, protect and grow that power.

“Than you could possibly imagine”

The PRICE is – Without it, you are powerless. A totem/light sabre that gives power, but removed from is like Kryptonite.

The pendant removed the green skin color. Choice against envy.

When Zelena appears, electricity flickers.

Samarai storyline; As the enemy nears the hero, all the stronger warriors do their best to defeat the enemy.

Robin Hood and his Merry Men


Leave her, Dearie

Regina “Take another step and I’ll roast you” Emma’s magic did burn her, actually. Why is Zelena power sleeps white against RH, Belle and Regina, but green against Charming and Snow?

Dorothy arrived in a Cyclone, like Zelena. Is Dorothy the Anti-Hero of Oz, or is Zelena the Anti-Hero? Which it the real hero/protector of Oz?

“Very special girl, Dorothy” Who is Dorothy?

It’s a boy! The new Wizard (of Oz)?

So innocent, and now mine.

The sisters are like the Greek gods? Gold goblets? Witches of the round table?

Zelena is jealous of Dorothy, but none of the others witches seem to be. Taking the empty seat at the table. Unseats the greatest evil the realm has ever seen. What if Emma unseats Zelena? Or is Dorothy the greatest evil?

Fate is a funny thing.

Yoda: It is the future you see.
Luke: The future?
[pause] Luke: Will they die?
Yoda: [closes his eyes for a moment] Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.

If you believe you are evil, then that is what you will become.

Zelena is humming Hush little baby.

“It happened again,” Snow. Her baby was taken from her.

Regina does have light magic. She broke the curse without her heart.

“I know there’s good in you.” RH believes in Regina, and so does Henry. “Once Upon a Time, you were a villain, but you’ve changed. Beating bad guys is what heroes do.”

Dorothy and a pail of water, melts Zelena.

Now gone, her magic is undone – like a curse. Zelena is a faker.

Zelena recreates the table of the Sister Witches?

“No matter where you go in time, I will find a way to kill you.”

“I’ve got you back” “I’ve got your heart”

“Get the dagger, then the Dark One will be on your side”

“Came for some jewelry”

“Don’t tell me what I can be” “You’re wrong sis”

“Changing” “I make my own destiny” or luck

Flying Monkey changing back

Did Zelena go into the Baby?

You failed.

“I’m gonna make you pay for everything you’ve done to me”

Heroes don’t kill. Mercy.

Today I am.

Silver slippers.

The Wizard sent Dorothy home.

The Wizard is the Wicked Witch.

“I will find some else to fulfill the prophecy”

“You can change”

Zelena banished Glinda to the Enchanted Forest.

The Storybrooke jail. Zelena looks a little like Norman Bates at the end of Psycho.

“Not long ago, I was a lot like you.” Validate and reveal a similarity.

A second chance.

“Evil isn’t born, it’s made – and so is good”

Create a new destiny.

“I will be right there to take your heart and crush it”

Regina’s smile.


“You’re unwavering faith, constantly astounds me, and after everything I did. I will never comprehend why you continue to stand by my side.” Grace and Mercy. “I love you, always have.”

Regina made amends by giving the dagger to Belle.

Belle gave Rumpel the dagger, because she believes in him.

This is trust. You trust me with all your heart. I do, and I shall trust you with mine. Take it. I am now and in the future – yours. Will you marry me? Yes.

The rescue and reunion.

A smile.

I won’t need it in New York.

Poor Hook.

Rumpel and Zelena.

She only thinks she does.

Follow the lady.

Rumpelstilskin never breaks a deal to avenge his son’s death.

Zelena crumbling was like his dream of Henry crumbling.

Zelena went to the pendent, then by smoke went to the ritual floor in the barn.

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2 thoughts on “3X20 Kansas – Choices, Destiny and Cyclones – First Thoughts – 225

  1. Maii

    I forgot this in my email but remember when I did my poster analysis? I have to come back to that bc damn did we see the fulfillment of those in 3B for good? I won’t go back to every poster just the clearest ones.

    Believe that a prince will always save his family – Charming managed to get his son back, safe and sound and bring him back to Snow. Even without his courage he went after Zelena and got his son back.

    Believe that a Mother’s love is stronger than her dark heart- Holyyy.. This was even better.. I mean Regina’s love for Henry broke the curse and her love for him caused her magic to turn white.

    Believe that strength can come from the most unexpected places- this was Belle’s poster and it fits really well, Belle actually came out to be a strong character in 3B, standing up for herself, helping out etc.

    Believe in second chances – Neal’s second chance was sending the message to Hook. He got a chance to help his family and this time he took it.

    The only one left to fulfill again is

    Believe that a Lost Girl can find her way home – Emma’s arc in 3B is finding home, finding a place to call home. Finding someone to be her home and ironically enough the finale is called “There’s no Place like Home”

  2. Gabriel

    While I absolutely LOVED this episode, I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the Oz stuff we saw. They didn’t show nearly enough of Dorothy, and if she was suppose to be the one in the prophecy in Glinda’s book of records, they failed to show what is is that makes Dorothy special and or powerful. They also didn’t explore or introduce any of the classic characters like the Cowardly Lion, TinMan, Scarecrow, or even ToTo for that matter, nor any of the other parts of Oz like Muchkin Village where Dorothy’s house landed in the film.

    I feel like Oz needed a season completely all to itself to be able to fully explore the land in it’s entirety. There’s so much that could have been done that wasn’t taken advantage of, and it’s just too bad the season is coming to end, I’d have liked to have seen more of what Oz had to offer.


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