Neal joins Henry on the fire escape. The fandom complains about the CGI, but I didn't notice it on my own, so now that I can see it, it feels like cheating. Henry introduces himself. Neal says it's nice to meet him, and he's sorry that it took so long. Henry says, "That's okay. You didn't know." Back inside, Rumpy wanders over to the window and sees Henry smiling as he chatters away. Rumpy looks down and I put on my self-plagiarism hat as we flash back to the...
Enchanted Forest. Once Rumpy is in full possession of the Seer's powers, he realizes what a curse they are. He is overwhelmed by knowledge of the future and can make no sense of it. The now seer tells Rumpy that over time, he will learn how to piece together the puzzle -- how to discern between what can happen and what will. With that, she falls to the ground. As she lays spent, she offers him one last puzzle piece. He will be reunited with his son, and in a most unexpected way. A boy will be responsible for reuniting Rumpy and Bae, but that boy is more than he appears. He will lead Rumpy to what he seeks, but there will be a price; the boy will be his undoing. At that, she dies. Rumpy shrugs off her death and her warning about the boy. "Then I'll just have to kill him."
Back in Manhattan, Emma is also watching out the window as Henry gets to know Neal. When she walks off, her face is grim. Rumpy also turns from the reunion scene. I sure hope he's considering all the meanings undoing can have.
I'd like to thank the Academy for giving me this weekend off. I'll be back after March 3rd's episode, "The Queen Is Dead." In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where we're buying Emma a much needed drink.