Hospital. Nurse Mother Superior Blue Boobs Fairy approaches Dr. Whale, whoever he really is. Emma turns to Henry and asks, "If the curse is broken, why didn't they go back?" Henry says he doesn't know. Just then a nurse, who is staring out the window, drops a chart. Emma goes to her side. "Are you okay?"
Mayoral Mansion. We hear the purple smoke rumbling through the streets. Regina does too. Rising, she goes to the window. When she sees the smoke pouring over the town, we cut back to the hospital. Emma says, "What is that?" Henry: "Something bad."
Back at the well, Belle says, "I don't understand." Rumpy says, "We're in a land without magic power, but I'm bringing it. Magic is coming." Belle looks horrified as she says, "Why?" Rumpy: "Why? Because magic... is power." When will they ever learn? Where have all the flowers gone? Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Mayoral Mansion. Regina looks out the window and smiles as the smoke envelops the town.
Outside as the smoke rushes down the street, Charming grabs Snow. They cling to each other for dear life as the smoke completely surrounds them. The clock tower clicks to 8:15. The smoke hits it and it clanks. Dun dun dun.
For quite some time, our members have been saying that -- aside from the mystical amnesia -- life in Storybrooke sure looks a lot better than life in the Fairy Tale. After all, in Storybrooke, no one can turn you into a beetle and step on you. There are no man-eating wolves. There's no magical, capricious royalty. I do find it intriguing that magic has come to town and its arrival seems like a bad thing. Mythology-wise though, I am not crazy about the fact that true love, brings not only good, pure magic, but also this seemingly darker brand as well.
I find myself worried about August. It seems to me that the love that shot out from Emma's kiss should have restored him, just as it restored Snow and Charming's memories. I can't decide if his restoration was just left out because of time or for drama's sake or if more must be done to save him. Similarly, I'm worried about Graham -- that is, I'm wondering if he's still dead or if breaking the curse will somehow revive him. Please pick Option 2, writers. Please?