Favourite ATLA Scenes (in no particular order)
So far, this intermission is the best part of the play.
his face when he got released
Wow, I never noticed this detail before. Papa Tenzin is pissed.
Pissed so much, he’s the first bender to hit Amon with bending.
Pissed because Amon got his hands on his kids
Never threaten an Airbender’s children.
The non-violence rule isn’t for our sake.
It’s for yours.
Seriously, the Fire Nation went after Nomads not just because of the Avatar, but because Airbenders can kick anyone’s ass.
A friend and I were actually debating on which of the four elements/benders was the most dangerous. I initially said Water, since a skilled Water Bender can blood bend, and thus could freeze or boil the liquid in your body. My friend however pointed out that an Air Bender could possibly….
A) Suck out all the air from your lungs, suffocating you.
B) Increase or decrease the air pressure around you, causing you to die either way.
C) Create a vacuum by bending all the air out of a particular area.
D) Use the intense speed of an air shot to fire projectiles.
So, Air benders probably became pacifist because in the early days of bending they realized that they can quite easily kill anyone.
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Another gif review. :)
Before we begin, I actually have to ask you, my followers and anyone else who likes this review, for some input Once I catch up with Once Upon A Time to the most recent episodes, I will need something to pass the time (I feel that doing one a week would be too slow). So…if there are any requests, just ask/fan mail them my way and I will see if I can check them out. :)
So on to the show!
So we start out with a flashback, but not to the Enchanted Forest.
So in said flashback, we see Mr. Gold suggesting the whole “frame Mary Margaret” plan to Regina. Turns out he wasn’t just a partner of the plan, but the mastermind!
And then we get another flashback (FLASHBACKCEPTION!) of a younger Regina in the E.F. There we meet her mother…who right off the bat scorns her for “having fun”, not acting like a dainty lady and not getting married yet. THEN she uses magic to punish Regina when she tries to talk back to her.
Jeez, I never though I’d be on Regina’s side, but her mom is a real-
So after that revelation into why Regina is the way she is, we find out that she is in love with the Stable Boy. Like, genuine love. And he loves her back. No schemes, no plots, no nothing.
Back in present day Storybrooke David tries to see Mary to apologize for doubting her, but Emma tells him that Mary doesn’t want to see him.
Then Mary wakes up to find Regina watching her sleep.
Here Regina reveals in how Mary is going to be found guilty, and how once convicted she will have to leave Storybrooke. (which as pointed out by Gold and Henry, will cause “bad things”).
And Mary asks Regina why the hell she hates her so Gosh damn much!
Flashback to the E.F., we get a rather touching moment where Regina and Daniel meet in secret and express their true love…and that is interrupted when a rogue horse goes stampeding by, with a terrified child clinging for dear life.
So Regina gets on her horse and rides to the rescue! She manages to get the poor girl off the horse, saving her.
And it turns out that the girl is SNOW WHITE!
Back in Storybrooke, Mr. Gold suggests that Mary allow the D.A. to interview her, in order to establish a sense of trust and honesty. Just what are you up to Mr. Gold?
So Emma agrees, and we meet the D.A….who is Storybrooke King George.
So right off the bat, it is clear that the D.A. is on Regina’s side, asking loaded questions.
Even worse, after being provoked, Mary sarcastically states that “Yeah, I wanted Katheryn dead”…on tape.
Back in the E.F., Regina finds out just who Snow is when the King comes to thank her.
However, it turns out that King “Toby from the West Wing” has actually come to ask her to marry him. And Regina’s mother says yes.
So a distraught Regina goes to Daniel, and asks him to run away with her. Daniel asks her is she is okay with marrying a stable boy when she can be queen, and she says that all she wants is him.
So Daniel properly proposes to her, and the two share a kiss…just in time for Snow to walk in on them.
So after chasing Snow down, Regina sees that poor Snow is just confused and frightened by what she saw [soon to be mother cheating on father], and calmly and kindly explains that she loves Daniel. Snow is surprisingly happy for her, and is perfectly okay with that. There, everything is taken care of.
Regina: “I love Daniel with all my heart.”
Snow: “Then you must Mary him” :)
Snow: “I will go tell Father right away” :D
Regina tries to explain to Snow that she must not under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES tell ANYONE about this.
So with Emma, August pops up and suggests that she takes the knowledge she knows now, and apply it to what she did back when this whole Katheryn mess started.
Emma then gets the idea to return to the bridge where Ruby found the box to search for new clues relating to a cover-up. There, the two of them find a shard from a broken shovel.
So later that night, with the help of Henry, August and Emma sneak into Regina’s garage.
And after some searching…they find the broken shovel. Proving without a doubt that Regina was the one to murder Katheryn.
Back with Snow White, she has a conversation with REGINA’S MOTHER!
So Regina’s mother tricks Snow into thinking that all she wants is to rekindle her relationship with her daughter. And Snow, understanding what it’s like to lose a family member FUCKING TELLS HER ABOUT DANIEL!
YOU HAD ONE JOB SNOW! ONE! JOB!
*sigh* so after that, we do get to see some good news as Emma shows up at Regina’s door with a warrant.
Only to find that the shovel has been fixed/replaced.
So a pissed off Emma goes to August, believing that he tipped Regina off.
August denies this, and is quite offended that she would think he would do that.
Then we see Regina visits Mary in jail, where she straight up taunts Mary, admits that she is loving this, and (even) that she framed her.
I mean, I get that Snow fucked everything up with Daniel, but A) She was a kid. B) SHE DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER ANY OF IT BECAUSE OF YOUR CURSE!
So, we cut to Regina and Daniel preparing to run away, when Regina shows up and stops them with her magic.
Do despite Regina explaining how it is her life, and that she is impossible to talk to, her mother continues to rave about how she knows what’s best for her.
So after Regina refuses to give in, her mother…suddenly has a change of heart?
Oh nope, it was just a trick. Once she is close enough to him, she literally rips the heart right out of Daniel, killing him.
So, broken and with no power to oppose her mother, Regina goes through with the wedding to the King…but not before Snow lets it slip that she told Regina about Daniel.
The worst part is, you can actually see the moment become evil during this scene, going from broken hearted to hate filled vengeful.
And to make things even worse, we find out that her mother planned this entire thing out from the very beginning starting with cursing Snow’s horse to run wild so Regina would save her.
Regina: “I should have let her die on that horse!”
So…we have Snow; a small child who was used as a puppet, tricked and deceived, who not only didn’t know any better but was also just trying to help by not keepign a secret. Then we have the mother; a woman who plotted this out, used both Snow and Regina, and was the one to kill Daniel personally.
…and Regina blames Snow White.
IS THERE ANY SENSE IN THAT CONCLUSION!?
So, this is apparently the root of all Regina’s anger, hatred and evil. It makes no sense, but there you go I guess.
So in a fit of anger at not being able to help Mary, Emma destroys part of her office; thus discovering that Sidney has placed a bug in her office and that he has been working with Regina the whole time.
So, Emma goes to August when Ruby discovers someone in the alley…Katheryn.
First of all, ONE HUNDREDTH POST!
But on tot he review.
So, this time we start out with Rumpelstiltskin…and he’s human…
And he’s a loving father…
Back in Storybrooke we learn that Graham didn’t make it.
And even worse, Henry decides to halt Operation Cobra because he blames himself for Graham’s death.
So, the Mayor fires Emma and puts one of her own men in charge.
So, in the EF Rumpelstiltskin runs away with his son so that he won’t be drafted. And on the way he gives money to an old man. How did THIS guy become the Imp we all love to hate?
But then the soldiers arrive. They humiliate Rumpelstiltskin by telling his son that he is a coward and force him to kiss their feet.
So, Mr. Gold informs Emma (who informs the town) that the Sheriff is an ELECTED position. Which means…
So, in the EF Rumpelstiltskin is informed by an old man that the Duke of the land has a magic dagger that gives him control over a powerful being known as the dark one, and that if Rumpelstiltskin can steal the dagger then he can steal the Dark One’s power for his own and save his son from the war.
“Never underestimate someone who is fighting for their son”
“He is NOT her son”
So, after the Mayor releases information about Emma (illegally), Emma goes to her office to talk about it. Then…
So after some plotting of Rumpelstiltsken, we cut back to Emma saving the Mayor. After doing so, Emma realizes that Mr. Gold started the fire.
Back with Rumpelstiltskin, he and his boy start a fire in the King’s fortress. During the chaos, he rushes in and claims the dagger. Well that was easy. Now he has to go kill the Dark One.
Meanwhile, David and Mary run across each other.
So, Rumpelstiltskin summons and kills the Dark One…and it is revealed to be the old man.
Turns out that-
Holding the Dark One’s powers was to much to bear, and now Rumpelstiltskin becomes the Dark One!
So, the debate for the election begins, and Emma rats out Mr. Gold, at the cost of her chances to win the election.
And by doing so, she wins back Henry’s confidence AND the vote!
So, the Rumpelstiltskin we all know and hate shows up and humiliates the soldiers as they did to him…by ruthlessly killing them all!
So, despite saving his son, it appears that the power has driven Rumpelstiltskin mad.
Then it turns out that Mr. Gold knew she would rat him out all along, and used the fact that he is hated to help her win. And now she still owes him a favor…
So it appears that Emma is still passive aggressively upset about the Sheriff’s indiscretions with the Mayor.
So the Sheriff foolows her, and tried to explain. When she asks why he cares what she thinks…he kisses her.
And then HE GETS FLASHBACKS FROM THE EF!
Emma is offended (no shit) and storms off.
So he then promptly goes to the Mayor and begins to make out with her.
So we then cut to the EF, where we see the Queen and Snow…grieving over Snow’s father’s grave. AND THEY ARE COMFORTING EACH OTHER!?
Oh I get it, it’s all an act. Turns out she murdered her husband and is tricking Snow into a false sense of security.
So, the Queen decides to hire the Huntsman (Graham’s EF counterpart). AND GRAHAM STARTS TO REMEMBER SOME OF THIS!
Then Graham sees his EF wolf in Storybrooke.
So Mary tells Emma that her emotional wall is preventing her from realizing her feelings for Graham. I agree with Mary.
So while searching for his wolf he comes across Mr. Gold in the woods with a shovel…
So the Huntsman goes to a tavern, and some blokes mock him, life life and the animals very bluntly and within hearing distance.
So, after revealing that he hates humans (greedy, violent, dishonorable) the Huntsman kills said idiots.
Meanwhile, after some more flashbacks, Graham goes to Mary and says that he thinks he remembers her from another life.
So back in EF, the Queen hires the Huntsman and as payment he wants her to…outlaw Wolf Hunting.
Back in Storybrooke, Graham realizes for the first time that he (and no one really) can remember much about their lives (where they come from, how they met, who they were). SOMEONE is finally catching on!
In the EF, Huntsman and Snow go for a walk. But Snow ain’t an idiot. She knows what’s going on, and runs away! (Okay Doctor Who running gag gif. You can come out now)
Gosh damn it! We keep switching back at forth so fast! It’s like a game of Tennis!
The Mayor tells Emma to back off…even though that is exactly what she is trying to do.
Then Graham goes to see Henry about the book.
So, as the Huntsman catches up, Snow asks him to give the Queen a letter after she is killed. The letter moves the man to tears, and can’t bring him to kill her. Wait, what was in the letter?
So Graham tells Emma that he needs to follow the wolf to find his heart, and that he believes in the curse.
So Graham’s wolf leads him and Emma to a crypt with The Queen’s insignia on it. What could be inside it?
Back in the Queen’s fortress, the Huntsman reads the letter. In it, Snow apologizes for ruining her life, forgives her, and hopes that in her death the Queen will find the happiness she desires.
The Queen however…
Just what did Snow do to her anyway?
So it turns out that the crypt is just a grave. Mayor shows up, and Graham tells her that they are through.
Despite telling her that his decision has nothing to do with Emma FIVE FLIPPIN TIMES, Regina blames her for everything.
So, after Graham and Emma leave we find out that the Grave is ACTUALLY a…
Then we flashback to the Queen LITERALLY ripping the Huntsman’s heart out, making him her eternal slave (in more ways than one).
THEN we see that the tunnel leads to the Queen’s vault where she keeps Graham’s LITERAL HEART!
Then when Graham and Emma kiss again (YAY!), Graham remembers everything from the EF!
…and then the Queen kills him by crushing his heart.
So this time we start out with a small boy pick pocketing people in EF. One of his finds is a cricket.
And then his father calls him Jiminy.
So apparently Jiminy Cricket wasn’t always a cricket.
Back in Storybrooke, as Emma accepts her new job there is AN EXPLOSION!
At the site of the collapsed mine, Mayor Bitch isn’t to pleased to see that Emma is the Deputy. Emma and Sheriff meanwhile are all…
So the Mayor goes to Archie and demands that he put an end to Henry’s thoughts on the curse, or else she will destroy his life.
So, we now see that Jiminy has grown. Despite his wish to quite a life of crime, his parents guilt trip him into continuing.
So, against his conscious, Archie tells Henry that he is delusional, that if he doesn’t stop then he will be locked away and that he has to stop…ouch.
But after that sad scene, we see Mary and David bonding!
Then Katherine shows up.
So desperate to prove that the curse is real, Henry goes off to the mines on his own. The unstable, collapsing mines…
In the EF, Jiminy goes to-
GOD DAMN IT! Why does he keep showing up!? I’m running out of “scary/creepy” gifs!
*sigh* so he goes to Rumpelstiltskin, wanting to be free of his thieving parents. So the imp gives him a potion; and of course he accepts.
So Emma, Archie and his dog Pongo (:-D I get it!) go searching for Henry-…is that the same candy bar from Lost?
…So…this is in the same universe/continuity as that horrible horrible series?
So Henry finds large glass shards in the mines WHICH BEGIN TO COLLASPE AROUND HIM!
So, Archie rushes in to save Henry just as the entrance caves in! But he still doesn’t believe Henry, or even pretend to for Henry’s sake. So Henry, upset that Archie doesn’t believe, runs deeper into the mind.
They are BOTH idiots.
In the EF, Jiminy’s parents take advantage of an innocent couple by selling them a “tonic” that will “save” them from a plague.
Fed up with their bullshit, he tries to potion on them…only to find out that his father switched the potion with the “tonic”, which it turns out turns them into puppets.
AND THEN WE SEE THAT THEY HAD A SON!
So when Archie catches up to Henry, he finally gets it through his head that they are in an abandoned mine that is slowly caving in with no way for them to get out.
Then…we get a weird moment where the Mayor…actually seems worried about Henry. As in, she is genuinely scared and worried.
So as Archie and Henry find an old elevator, the people uptop decide to resort to explosives.
So of course the explosion not only causes the elevator to get stuck in the shaft, and seal up the entrance with more ruble.
But that’s okay because Mary and David! MAVID! DARY! SNARMING! CHOW!
While trapped in the shaft, Archie admits that he thinks Henry should be free to believe what he wants.
“He’s my son too”
So down the shaft comes Emma to the rescue!
BUT THEN THE ELEVATOR PLUMMETS TO A HORRIBLE DEATH! ARCHIE!
Oh wait. ARCHIE LIVES THANKS TO HIS LUCKY UMBRELLA!
So, everyone is saved, and to show her gratitude for saving her son, the Mayor…tells Emma to basically fuck off.
Luckiloy however, Archie stands up to the Mayor, and tells her to back off and let him and Henry work together as he sees fit, or he will testify that she is a horrible parent.
Jiminy however is guilt ridden over what he had done, and wishes upon a star. And the BLUE FAIRY HEARS HIM! But she can’t bring the parents back to life. So instead, Archie agrees to become his conscious. And thus, Jiminy Cricket is born.
AND WE THEN LEARN THAT THE BOY IS GAPETTO!
Then people notice that the Crickets have returned to Storybrooke. What a nice endin-OH COME ONE!
MR. GOLD STILL HAS GAPETTO’S PARENTS! HE IS STILL RUMPELSTILTSKIN!
And as if THAT isn’t bad Mary decides that she can never see David again!
AND The Mayor IS trying to hide something!