At the end of the season 1 finale, we saw purple smoke or “magic” as Mr. Gold called it cover Storybrooke.
Mr. Gold said “magic is power”.
Regina had that devious smile when she saw magic coming.
What does it mean to have magic in Storybrooke? How will Regina and Mr. Gold use magic to their advantage/disadvantage? How will magic affect the residents of Storybrooke? Is this new magic “free for all”?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
For Kristin Bauer, purple smoke may bring her back. She has hopes that the purple smoke that engulfed Storybrooke at the end of the season 1 finale could mean anything can happen – which means that even if Maleficent was stabbed by Emma, she hopefully can come back in form or another.
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It appears the Once Upon a Time producers changed the color of the ending smoke from green to purple.
Very interesting. I wonder what that change means for the story.
Check out this article from TVline.com
And fans of the ABC freshman were not the only ones caught off guard by the game-changing twist.
“There was some talk about the curse being broken, but I didn’t believe it until I read it [in the script], because [series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis] are tricky that way,” Lana Parrilla recently shared with TVLine. “They don’t really tell you much, but I like that about them!”
Upon seeing the final edit of the finale — with CGI’d smoke flowing out of the well and across the land — Parrilla remarked, “It was awesome…. Unreal.” And almost green à la the ominous cloud that crept across fairytale land when the dark curse was first uncorked. “But at the last minute they changed it to purple, which is more symbolic… a better link to something ‘magical.’”
So, here are some screencaps of the Rumpel magic when Gaston arrives:
Based on the color of the smoke (Check out the blog post we did about the meaning of the color of smoke in OUAT: Here), Gaston was sent somewhere. If you look at the screencap below, the smoke dissapates above the rose, not directly above or around it, so to me, Gaston was sent somewhere (Storybrooke? Would Rumpel have the same power as the EQ to do that?), and perhaps his sword was transformed to a rose.
Anyway, that’s my oponion, what’s yours? Let us know below.
Update: A source informs me that Jane Espenson did confirm that in fact Rumpelstiltskin did turn Gaston into a rose. While I will still quibble with the placement of the smoke and the rose, I will have to let this go. Jeff.
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