This episode is bad. There is nothing to add at this. Just bad. One of the four eps of the 1st season I refuse to rewatch ever again ^^ More exactly, one of the four eps I refuse to rewatch the flashback moments.
Did anyone else notice that this episode kind of leaked the idea of a fairy losing her wings? When Blue said Nova would be disappointed, we probably didn't think anything of it, possibly thinking she did that to Maleficent. However, in 3.03, we saw what happened to Tinkerbell and how upset she was when she no longer was allowed to be a fairy. That was the only importance to other episode storyline in my mind.
The whole concept of dwarves hatching from eggs is ridiculous, lol. But I will admit that this episode grew on me. I loved the sweet romance between a dwarf and fairy and I felt really bad for Nova when Dreamy dumped her on Firefly Hill. I still don't understand the Blue Fairy's reason for breaking them up. She scoffed at Nova earlier on when Nova voiced her desire to become a Fairy Godmother. Yet, the Blue Fairy used this to her advantage when she purposefully mentioned to Dreamy that Nova's greatest dream is to be a Fairy Godmother, and then she even said it wouldn't happen if the two of them run away together. I don't see how it's a big deal if Nova left her life as a fairy. That's one less fairy, but Blue probably is training hundreds of others. It's very likely more than a few of those fairies could take Nova's place had she really left. Maybe Blue just didn't like a fairy going outside of her standing or what she perceived was Nova's "place" in life. While I think Bossy was just a bit ignorant with his mantra about how dwarves don't get sick/fall in love, Blue was manipulating the situation to set things in place as she believed they should be for the greater good. Meaning she knew Dreamy and Nova were in love, and she could see that, but she still meddled because she didn't believe the two of them together could be acceptable in the world, or that the two could actually do good together.
Something I wish we got to see during the Oz arc, is what's the difference between munchkins and dwarves? Though they were irrelevant during the arc, I really wish some were in Storybrooke around to help the heroes and hopefully they wouldn't be as odd as the 1939 version, but instead more cute.
I also found it weird that both Tinkerbell and Regina were almost oblivious to the fact that Regina was still married. If she did fall in love with Robin Hood at that time, wouldn't Leopold or Snow find out, and then Robin would get executed? We all saw the punishment for being of the Queen's love interest in 1.11. So I'm assuming that if Robin were executed, Regina would never recover, that would be interesting but at the same time, very sad.
WinterWoodsGal wrote: I still can't believe that 52 episodes later Nova/Astrid and Grumpy/Leroy aren't together. Forget about the Good Morning Storybrooke.
Still don't understand why Nova needs to choose between Grumpy or being a fairy. Can't she be both?
I would imagine that TBF believes that a fairy cannot love another if they are to truly fulfil their 'fairy' duties to the world. I have a theory that this will somehow play into the Maleficent stroyline in 4B.
Although this episode is clearly filler, it wasn't the worst filler ever. It was pleasant to watch, and when Dreamy/Grumpy broke it off with Nova, her reaction broke my heart, Actually, it quite irratates me that Amy Acker has never come back!
That's a good theory about fairies and their duties to their jobs, though I would think Nova might still love Grumpy even after he broke up with her. The only difference might be that she wouldn't meet up with him anymore and force herself to focus on her fairy duties to stop thinking about him. And Grumpy too. Even after he changed from Dreamy to Grumpy, he still has feelings for Nova (he talked about this with Snow in that prison scene in "7:15 A.M.).
They never met up again on OUAT (with the exception of Good Morning Storybrooke), but probably got together again offscreen. Plus Amy Acker might have been busy with other shows too, to make any OUAT appearances.