Brittany, Karen, Kristen, and Caitlin discuss Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 13, “Ill-Boding Patterns,” and the problem with trying to redeem Rumpel at this point.
Make sure to check us out on Twitter! Tweet us all your thoughts about this week’s episode and any theories you have for what’s to come @Onceable.
Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 13, “Ill-Boding Patterns”:
-This is going to be a rough one folks!
-Thumbs up/Thumbs down
-Avoiding the real issues with this episode, we kick off the discussion with some Zelena-talk.
-She was a force of levity against the overwhelming amount of terrible in this episode.
-When your greatest praise is “surprisingly unproblematic,” you know this episode was bad.
-Zelena doesn’t have a whole lot to stay for, so her wanting to escape makes a lot of sense.
-Moving on to the Robin of it all, does this new incarnation take away from the original version?
-Is this new version of Robin just the showrunners trying to help Regina move on? Is it helping?
-We will be very unhappy if Robin somehow finds happiness with the Evil Queen before Regina gets her happy ending.
-Despite all this craziness, we did like seeing Robin surprise Zelena in her kitchen.
-And let’s get some Captain Swan thoughts in before we go dark.
-Who knew that a proposal could bring such sadness? We definitely love Captain Swan, but the pall over this proposal is not good.
-Let the pirate have his moment, Emma! Frickin’ A!
-A quick Trainspotting break while we avoid discussing Rumpel and Rumbelle as long as possible.
-Redeeming Rumpel at the expense of Baelfire is NOT OKAY. Especially since Bae isn’t here to defend himself.
-STOP TRYING TO MAKE RUMPEL HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
-The show trying to erase all the bad that Rumpel’s done by inserting bits into the past that make him redeemable is not going to fly with us.
-It almost feels like the writers don’t understand the character they’ve written.
-We love Robert Carlyle as the evil Rumplestiltskin. Just let the character be the villain.
-They are doing a disservice to the character by trying to redeem him at this point.
-You can give a villain a sympathetic backstory without trying to use it to make him “good.”
-We’re a little confused by this sword, too. Is is powerful or powerless?
Is it possible that August was manipulating the storybook to make Hook see himself killing David’s father?
Follow @Onceable on Twitter for the latest news about the Once Upon a Time podcast and all Once Upon a Time news!
If there are any issues downloading this episode from iTunes, please refer to this guide.
Brittany, Karen, and Kristen welcome Caitlin aboard as they discuss Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 12, “Murder Most Foul!”
Brittany and Kristen welcome you back from the long hiatus with Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 11, “Tougher Than the Rest” discussion!
Brittany, Kristen, and Karen chat about Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 10, “What You Wish For,” and how much seeing Princess Emma makes us appreciate Savior Emma.
Brittany, Kristen, Laura, and Karen chat about Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 9, “Changelings,” and try to temper our Rumpel rage.