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OUAT – Emma Swan’s Hero Journey Part 2 – The Refusal of the Call

Emma Swan’s Hero Journey
Through the Goggles of Joseph Campbell
by Manny

“The Refusal of the Call”

Campbell: “Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into it’s negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or culture, the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved. His/her flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and their life feels meaningless, even though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire or renown. Whatever house he/she builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from them his/her minotaur. All he/she can do is create new problems for themselves and await the gradual approach of his/her disintegration.”

Often when the call is given, the future hero first refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any range of reasons that work to hold the person in his/her current circumstances.

Prior to Henry’s knock on Emma’s door, we hear Emma described as a friendless orphan and then sympathize with her as she celebrates her 28th birthday alone while making a wish not to be alone for her birthday.

Emma returns Henry to the unknown zone (Storybrooke) and is forced to listen to Henry’s fantastic story of fairytales and Evil Queens and vehemently rejects the idea that not only is she not in Henry’s book but that she is nobody’s savior.

To be continued…

004 OUAT Fan Podcast – The Price of Gold

Welcome to the 4th episode of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast. This is a podcast dedicated to the hit ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time.

 

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Note: the version above has been edited, and the pilot episode recap has been removed.
If you would like to download the original version, here is the link: http://media.roneyzone.com/onceuponatimepodcast/ouatep4final.mp3

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

The episode deals with the 4th OUAT episode, “The Price of Gold”.

Here is a link to my Connections list blog post for the 4th Ep: http://new.roneyzone.com/blogs/lostonceuponatime/loststar-warsdisney-connections-to-once-upon-a-time-tv-show-s1e4-the-price-of-gold/

In this episode, we;
1. Recap the episode
2. Play an original RoneyZone comedy bit called “7 Dwarves on Dr. Phil,”
3. Play voicemails from;
Maggie from Northern Virgina (She gives us a suggestion for a new watch on the show)
Wayne Henderson
Joel from Hawaii asks about what the characters shown on the logo cards for each episode.
Thanks to all who called in. We really appreciate it.
4. Discuss connections and interesting points from the episode
5. Answer questions and discuss many topics and questions from emails, blog comments and Facebook posts(Who is the Sheriff in Fairy Tale land, what is the creature flying ahead of the black smoke as the Dark Curse comes upon the Fairy Tale Land, What does Storybrooke Elementary patch represent? and much more). Thanks for all of them. We really enjoy getting them.
I forgot to mention @Dangelus on Twitter for his feedback and support. Be sure to check him out on Twitter and check out his podcast called Out of Range (http://www.dangelus.com/outofrange). Thanks, Daniel.
Thanks to all who spread the word about the podcast. We love OUAT, but its more fun to share our love with other OUAT fans.

There are a number of ways to get ahold of us and stay connected;
Brand new Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/ouatpodcast
Website: http://onceuponatimepodcast.com
Voicemail line: 657-333-0626
Email: oncepodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @ouatpodcast

Thanks for listening. Jeff and Colleen.

002 Once Upon a Time Podcast – The Thing You Love Most

Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast. This is a podcast dedicated to the hit ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time.

 

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Note: the version above has been edited, and the episode recap has been removed.
If you would like to download the original version, here is the link: http://media.roneyzone.com/onceuponatimepodcast/ouatep2final2.mp3

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

The episode deals with the 2nd OUAT episode, “The Thing You Love Most”.

Here is a link to my Connections list blog post for the 2nd Ep, as well as links to on location photos: http://new.roneyzone.com/blogs/jeffsdnablog/ouat-once-upon-a-time-se01e02-the-thing-you-love-most-thoughts-and-review/

Here is the Snow White guard’s patch we discussed in the episode:

There are a number of ways to get ahold of us and stay connected;
Website: http://onceuponatimepodcast.com
Email: oncepodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @ouatpodcast

Thanks for listening. Jeff and Colleen.

OUAT – Once Upon a Time SE01E02 “The Thing You Love Most” Thoughts and Review

Overall-

I really liked the extension of the story. We see that how much power the evil witch has, and how she got it.

Connections:

NL: Note: On the Title segment, the wolf was shown, now its the Unicorn. Emma had a Unicorn mobile hanging over her crib in the Pilot.
NL: Archie mention the Library’s “Rusty Old Innards” when the bell rang, and my Star Wars side had to note this.
NL: Now, I’m not an apple expert, but the apple that Regina gace Emma was a Red Delicious, not a Honey Crisp apple.
NL: Emma mentioned “read between the lines”, referring to the Fairy Tale Book that Henry has.
L: Regina’s “You have no idea what I’m capable of” line was also spoken by Shannon in the Lost episode, Exodus Part 1.
NL: A Dark Unicorn in Maleficent’s castle.
NL: The Evil Queen visit’s Maleficent (Witch from Sleeping Beauty)
NL: Maleficent has a horn like clip in here hair. Why is she blonde? Don’t know, yet.
NL: It appears that The Evil Queen traded her Dark Curse for the Sleeping Curse from Maleficent, and since it was broken with a kiss, The Evil Queen has come to get a refund and trade back.
L: The discussion between The Evil Queen and Maleficent about the fate of others and power reminds me of the discussions that Jacob had with The Man in Black.
NL: The Evil Queen tried to kill the Dark Unicorn with flying swords and spears. What is the significance of the Dark Unicorn?
NL: The battle between the witches looks almost like two Jedi Masters battling using Force powers.
NL: Blind Witch around the fire to create the Dark Curse. Is this the witch from Hansel and Gretel? We will see.
NL: Henry mentions that “The hero nevers believes the story at first, that’s what makes it a great story”. Joseph Campbell (Mythologist) calls it the “Reluctant Hero,” like Luke is Star Wars. Obi Wan asks him to go to Alderaan and he says no, but then after his adopted parents are killed he accepts the journey.
L: Ship steering wheel in the window of the Storybrooke bakery shop and on the outer wall.
L: When Emma and Mary Blanchard have the discussion of who they are in Henry’s book, the school bell rings (The story ‘rings a bell’) and it’s like the Lost finale when people began to realize a connection between the “present” world and their time on the island.
NL: Dr. Hoppers office has mushroom statues and plants growing.
NL: Dr. Hopper says Henry communicates through the story, its his language. The story is communicating to the people, telling them who they really are.

NL: The Evil Queen nears Rumpelstiltskin’s cell as a rat, when he tells her to show herself, she turns into Black smoke, then turns into her human form.
NL: To me Rumpelstiltskin has the same speaking pattern as Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight.
NL: EQ asks Rumpelstiltskin what went wrong with the Dark Curse 1st attempt, and R told her that it requires the heart of what she truly loves (which is her father, Henry. Interesting to note that Joseph Campbell mentions that in some myths, the son (or in this case the daughter) kills the father to achieve greater power (This these is in the Star Wars trilogy with The Emperor asking Luke to kill Vader to take his Father’s place at his side).
NL: In Mayor/Regina’s office there is a horse statuette over the fireplace, and a multi-faced vase in an inset next to the fireplace. The wallpaper has a forest motif (as well as Dr. Hopper’s office, Granny’s Diner, etc). Also the color scheme of black and white (to me) shows the clash between Regina’s struggle to put her “good face” forward, but showing her “bad face” as well. When Emma leaves, Regina’s chair (and the way she sits in it) resembles a throne.
NL: Many warnings against revenge (a lonely road) and power (is seductive) are similar to the warnings in the Star Wars saga.
L: Henry (EQ’s Father) tells EQ that “the choice is yours”. Over and over, in Lost this was a strong theme about choices.
L: Mary Blanchard mentions she feels that she and Emma have met before. There is the cinnamon link to Emma, Henry and Mary Blanchard, as well.

More Once Upon a Time location photos here: http://newsflic.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-location-with-abcs-once-upon-time-in.html

Ratings News:
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/31/once-upon-a-time-ratings-2/

Even more Once Upon a TIme location photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/claytonperry/sets/72157627166811555/with/6058591048/

How to use Social Media to keep Once Upon a Time on TV:
http://new.roneyzone.com/blogs/socialmediaandtech/smt-use-social-media-to-save-and-promote-your-favorite-shows/

Once Upon a Time Pilot episode connections: http://new.roneyzone.com/blogs/jeffsdnablog/lost-and-disneyonce-upon-a-time-connections-pilot/