So yeah. The Queen dies. Obviously that's not a spoiler. But there are plenty of spoilers coming up, so head far away unless you've watched the episode!
Oh boy. Warning, this may not be an entirely coherent post.
Seriously. It's been a half hour since the episode ended and I'm still pretty emotionally wound up about it. I think it's probably safe to say that this was the most intense episode the show has done yet.
I'm simultaneously awed and annoyed by the actress for Young Snow. She's talented, but I think she also way overreacts. She's supposed to be ten, right? Anyhow, what an intense storyline! Her mother got less screentime than I'd hoped, but it set up some important character stuff for Snow. And, y'know, Cora's history with the family.
Leslie Nicols was adorable, although SERIOUSLY THEY KILLED MRS. PATMORE??? Downton characters aren't safe even on other shows, apparently. And falling off a clock tower? Someone's been hanging out with Steven Moffat.
The New York half of the story was pretty awesome, though. Thankfully Hook was knocked out pretty quickly (yay Emma!) but now Rumple is poisoned so the stakes are upped. That's nothing compared to the revelation that Neal knows Hook from another world... looks like our theory of Neal/Bae being Peter Pan/Lost Boy is going to be proved correct! (Either that or they copied our theories...) The last two episodes of the season are going to be called "Second Star to the Right" and "Straight on til Morning" so we may be very, very lucky and get to see Neverland!
Anyhow, Neal can sail a ship, he and Emma are starting to patch things up, Neal is worried about his father dying, and BAM. Fiancee. Tamara looks like a sweet girl, (does SHE have a fairy tale identity?), but talk about drama! I seriously thought Neal waited for Emma this whole time. Which is kind of crazy, admittedly, but ah well.
Now Snow's going 'bad girl' so to speak. A lot of fans are cheering about this, but I think it's going to backfire big time. And next week's promo seems to back up this theory.
Phew. That was a lot for one episode. Did I miss anything?