Snow White and Queen Eva: We all should look so beautiful dying.
Bailey Madison, the actress who plays young Snow White is incredible. Not only does she show us Snow’s heartache and pain, you can actually see adult Snow White in her. It’s not just a physical resemblance, it’s her mannerisms. To be able to channel a character defined by someone else when so young is truly amazing.
For the last few episodes (since the car accident?), Hook has been without his hook. In the meantime he’s worn a glove where his left hand should be. He’s anxious to get his hook back, even though the glove is more esthetically pleasing. I suppose he needs the hook in order to stab Gold. After all, it’d be hard to fatally wound someone with a glove. Besides, “Captain Glove” doesn’t sound all that menacing.
So yes, Hook gets his hook back, sails his invisible ship to Manhattan, and stabs Gold. Oh, and apparently he’s tipped the hook with a poison for which there is no antidote. The only recourse for the “Manhattan Four” is to return to Storybrooke and cure Gold with magic. But for such an urgent undertaking, they seem to waste a lot of time talking and introducing fiancés.
It’s Snow White’s birthday, in both Fairy Tale Land and in Storybrooke. Storybrooke Snow wants nothing to do with it, and isn’t happy to receive a gift. But when she finds out what it is and who sent it, she softens. It’s a tiara, and it’s from Mrs. Patmore, er, Johanna, a handmaiden in Fairy Tale Land (or, since we’re doing a Downton Abbey mashup, lady’s maid). Snow finds Johanna planting snowdrops, and they have a heartfelt reunion.