4 comments on “Once Upon A Time: Choosing Partners

  1. [“Pretending to be bored, but probably more than a little intimidated, Cruella and Ursula abandon their plan for drinks.”]

    Hmmmm . . . didn’t Ursula managed to threaten and frighten Regina in a flashback from the Season 3 episode, “Ariel”?

  2. Yup! But Regina’s been pretty tart with the insults towards Cruella and Ursula, and they both have been skittish around her since they got to Storybrooke. They’re not sure what to make of her after all her time with the heroes. They’ve previously mentioned that, while they didn’t expect Regina to be able to cast the Dark Curse to begin with, they are impressed and a bit unsettled that she was able to. Rumpel has implied that she’ll be a bit of an x-factor, since she’s been through a lot of trauma recently. And, they’re still trying to play the reformed bad girls at that point and Regina just threatened to magic them into little bits. When Lana Parrilla tells you off, you scuttle.

  3. [“But Regina’s been pretty tart with the insults towards Cruella and Ursula, and they both have been skittish around her since they got to Storybrooke. They’re not sure what to make of her after all her time with the heroes. They’ve previously mentioned that, while they didn’t expect Regina to be able to cast the Dark Curse to begin with, they are impressed and a bit unsettled that she was able to.”]

    Why would Cruella and Ursula be impressed by Regina’s ability to cast the Dark Curse? Anyone who followed directions correctly could have done it. Snow White did it. It’s not like Regina had created the curse . . . which they should have known after their encounter with the . . . whatever demon that was.

    I don’t know about Cruella, but I really don’t see why Ursula should be in fear of Regina. That Season 3 flashback makes it impossible for me to buy it.

  4. But the Dark Curse is so powerful and difficult the Blue Fairy didn’t think even Rumpelstiltskin could pull it off (the fairy/dark one rivalry notwithstanding). When Regina started talking a bunch of shit about destroying everything no one thought she could pull it off, but then it seemed like she was going to, and it worried the queens of darkness enough to enlist snow and charmings help to try to stop her.

    The Ursula-intimidates-Regina thing in the previous episode? Well, here’s the thing. Just because Regina was skittish around Ursula all those years ago doesn’t mean she feels the same way now. She’s been busy turning into an bad bitch who destroyed an entire realm. She’s earned her chops. And! In that episode, Regina had been messing around in Ursula’s dominion and posing as her as part of a larger plot. Then and now, they were both flight or fight scenarios, but the circumstances were different, so it makes sense that her actions were different.

    And, in a more personal level, all TV shows wind up with continuity errors or problems with characters acting out of context from time to time. I’m OK with a little revisionist history regarding a minor character from a few seasons ago.

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