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4X01 A Tale of Two Sisters – First Thoughts – 241


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First Thoughts

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Intro: Jesse Hutch Podcast ID @Jesse_Hutch


Episode Name: A Tale of Two Sisters

Episode Number: 241

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The story begins “A long time ago”, but no specific time associated to it. A lot like Star Wars, except for the “in a galaxy far, far, away” part.

The Queen put a note in the bottle. What does the note say? Does it clarify what was in the diary/

Elsa finally allowed Anna to marry Kristoff. Elsa isn’t entirely happy about it, but she is allowing it.

Who is on the Storybrooke Beautification Society? Mice? Fairies? Helpful animals in a forest?


The discussion between Emma, doing the “right” thing of saving a life and how it effects Regina. Decision can have ripple effects on other people, good or bad.

Even though Regina has made strides to be good and to be a hero, she still pays for the mistakes of the past. It’s similar to someone with a drinking problem making good choices now, then someone who hasn’t been around them during their time of making good choices, the person trying to be better is still know as the person with the problem by someone who hasn’t been around them lately.

When situations like Marion calling her a “monster” happen, it can make you not want to try to make good decisions to do better, because you will always be know by what you’ve done, not what you are doing (better) now.

Robin is in a tough spot, between being in love with Regina and following the vow of marriage to his (now alive) wife and the code of trying to be a noble person.

We discuss the difference of how viewers of Once Upon a Time recated to David Nolan’s actions with Mary Margaret in season 1 and Robin’s actions now.

Except for Robin, no one stood up for the new Regina to Marion. Charming, Emma, Henry didn’t. Snow was concerned for her, but didn’t stand up for her to Marion.

It’s good to have a designated driver when you’ve been drinking, but be wary of a “sleepy” designated driver.

Why didn’t Elsa find the book in the attic desk before? It appears she searched and found their Mother’s dress?

Was the previous Queen of Arendelle, Elsa’s Mother or was she the adoptive Mother of Elsa? Was Elsa’s real Mother the White Witch from Narnia?

Elsa still hasn’t learned to control her power, fear still causes it to react with her.

Elsa read too much into the entry in her Mother’s diary. Part of the arc of Season 4A is why her parents went to Misthaven, and who they went to see. Rumpel? Merlin? Yen Sid? Someone else?

Who originally owned the mansion that Belle happened upon for their honeymoon? Was it a trap?

Is Sidney manipulating Regina by showing her what he wants her to see for his own purposes?



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True Love Through the Eyes of Once Upon a Time

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“I want kids, marriage, true love – I want it all.” Mary Margaret Blanchard 1×03 – Snow Falls

True love? It doesn’t exist.” Snow White 1×03 – Snow Falls

“And here I thought you and Mary Margaret would be pleased. True love won out. So bask in the moment, dear.” Regina Mills 1×03 – Snow Falls

“I just wanted to make sure you were happy with your end of the bargain. You know – true love, riches, happy endings.” Rumpelstiltskin 1×04 – The Price of Gold

“Just because you don’t know her, doesn’t mean you won’t grow to love her. True love follows this ring wherever it goes, my son.” Ruth 1×06 – The Shepherd

“Smile, son. You’re on the road to true love.” King George 1×06 – The Shepherd

“Find the one thing I’ve always desired, that my prison has kept from me – true love.” Genie 1×11 – Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree

“Sounds like a curse to me. And all curses can be broken. A kiss born of true love would do it.” Evil Queen 1×12 – Skin Deep

True love isn’t easy, but it must be fought for. Because once you find it, it can never be replaced.” Prince Charming 1×13 – What Happened To Frederick

“Well, of course it changed her. It took away her love, left a big hole in her heart. There is no cure for what she’s got. The person she was… There’s no way to bring her back. No potion can bring back true love.” Rumpelstiltskin 1×16 – Heart Of Darkness

“Who cares about magic? True love is the most powerful magic of all. It can overcome anything.” Daniel 1×18 – The Stable Boy

“Love doesn’t work that way. Love, true love, is magic. And not just any magic – the most powerful magic of all. It creates happiness.” Regina 1×18 – The Stable Boy

“I took you in as my son, and you betrayed me. I would’ve given you everything. The crown, the kingdom. All you had to do was marry King Midas’ daughter. But, you decided to follow ‘true love’.” King George 1×21 – An Apple Red As Blood

“She has no breath. She’s gone. She sacrificed herself… For true love.” Red 1×21 – An Apple Red As Blood

“She died. That’s the thing about true love, dearie. It can slip through your fingers. It’s the most powerful magic in the world. The only magic powerful enough to break any curse. It must be protected at all costs.” Rumpelstiltskin 1×22 – A Land Without Magic

True love, Miss Swan… The only magic powerful enough to transcend realms and break any curse. Luckily for you, I happen to have bottled some.” Mr. Gold 1×22 – A Land Without Magic

“I’m a fan of true love, dearie. And, more importantly, what it creates.” Rumpelstiltskin 1×22 – A Land Without Magic

How often have was seen Emma’s blanket in Once Upon a Time?

One of the amazing character storylines unfolding on ABC’s amazing drama, Once Upon a Time is that of Emma, the reluctant savior/hero. One element is a beautiful baby blanket that we find showing up like a thread throughout Season 1. It’s almost like a silent reminder trying to get Emma to believe in her Fairy Tale origin.
This blanket, was initially knitted by Granny at the War Council table as Prince Charming discusses how they can strike back at the Evil Queen’s threat of a Dark Curse that will destroy all their happiness.
We also see the blanket in the background of Emma’s Boston apartment when Henry comes to visit to ask her to come back with him to Storybrooke.
We see it again in Emma’s things as she moves in with Mary Margaret.
One of the most incredible moments is when she brings it out to see if Ava and Nicholas (“True North” episode) had something from their father to help Emma bring the family together. Later in that episode, we see Mary Margaret magically drawn to the blanket. Will holding it up to her face cause memories of her Fairy Tale past unlock? You’ll have to watch this video to find out.

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