Say Her Name
We still can’t get over August dying just before telling the entire cast that Tamara was the person who killed him. It’s not even like he immediately dropped dead before Emma and the gang got to him — there was a solid ten seconds’ worth of dialogue where he muttered bits and pieces of useless information. What’s even worse is that then when he did come back to life for being so selfless, brave and true, he got turned into a freaking little boy with no memory of his adult past. As if we didn’t hate him already.
Say Her Name
When a magical Evil Queen rips out people’s hearts and then uses those hearts to control their actions, and exerts said control to get a handsome huntsman/Sheriff into her bed, she has slipped him a Roofie. You can call it whatever you want, Creatives, but that doesn’t make it not rape. With his heart in her hands (or at least, her vault) Graham is incapable of consent. She is forcing him to copulate. Rape is a horrible crime. That said, if there’s a continuum of iniquity, murder is the ultimate because the victim can never heal. Since, in a fit of pique, Regina ultimately murders Graham, saying (and really, pretending, yes) Regina isn’t is rapist does nothing to make her actions toward him any more palatable. She takes away his agency and then his life. She is horrible and wicked. She is Evil Incarnate. Sure, I feel for her. Sometimes, I even root for her redemption (but not for a long time, please), but Evil she is, and I won’t pretend otherwise — to do so would be to engage in that “legitimate rape” bullshit.
- Cindy McLennan, Once Upon a Time 2x17 “Welcome to Storybrooke” Recap
As many have pointed out, when he sits behind her to help her spin, it’s evocative of the pottery wheel scene in Ghost, but I can’t talk about that because I hate living in a non-magical world where someone as beautiful as Patrick Swayze was taken by the horrific wasting monster that is Pancreatic Cancer. It’s mortal and stupid, and makes me think ugly thoughts about who I’d use the Life-for-a-Life candle against to save the Swayze.
- Cindy McLennan, Once Upon a Time 2x16 “The Miller’s Daughter” Recap
We return to CGIsland, to learn Anton “Tiny” the Giant’s backstory and how humans brought death to his realm.
2. Candy Andy (2 Broke Girls)
He’s charming, adorable and very funny, which means that Andy is too good for 2 Broke Girls. We’d like to send him over to Once Upon a Time. If they can bring in Frankenstein and Captain Hook, then sure there’s room for Willy Wonka.
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