We got an email from longtime friend of what we do here, David B;
“August Wayne Booth sounds similar to John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln’s assassin).
From wikipedia…In August 1855 John Wilkes Booth made his stage debut in
the supporting role of the Earl of Richmond in Richard III at Baltimore’s
Charles Street Theatre. Author Gene Smith wrote that Booth’s acting may
not have been as precise as his brother Edwin’s, but his strikingly
handsome appearance enthralled women.
We did mention the initial connection to the name booth in our First Thoughts episode on What Happened to Frederick: Listen here
Sure, this might be a stretch here, but a few things stick out to me;
JWB was an actor. Playing a role.
JWB had a brother. Many people have theorized that August was one of the Grimm brothers.
JWB was an assassin. Some have intimated that the August may have not so good intentions in Storybrooke.
JWB was handsome. My wife does fall into the “enthralled” by August, too.
Thanks David for your cool input.
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When we first met the mystery stranger in episode 9 (True North) and subsequently in episode 10 (7:15) when Emma had a conversation with him, we’ve learned very few things about him. In that conversation with Emma, we learn that the stranger is a writer and carries around a typewriter in box.
In episode 11 (Fruit of the Poisonous Tree), we see that he has the box with Henry’s book and uses a mysterious set of tools which he used to break open the box.
What are these tools for? Does he have a purpose for them? Why does a writer need these tools? Does he have an ulterior motive? Or does he just want to be prepared just in case the need arises?
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