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Was Cinderella Pregnant for 28 Years?

November 16th, 2011 Visited 1420 times, 1 so far today

I don’t know if you’re following ABC’s latest hit show, Once Upon a Time, but the plot revolves around the wicked queen of the story of Snow White casting an evil spell over all the fairy tales taking away their “happily ever after.”

They’re only hope is the daughter of Prince Charming (AKA James) and Snow White, who was placed inside of a tree that protected her against the spell.

Unfortunately, they were all transported to our world, and in our world they neither remember who they are/were, nor do they know how to thwart the witch’s curse.

Perhaps at some point I’ll get back to talking about the first three episodes, but in the meantime, let’s look at the interesting parts of the current episode:

Since when is Rumpelstiltskin in the Story of Cinderella?

I mean, I understand that he’s powerful and that he has this thing for stealing infants, but seriously, the way that I remember the story is that the guy also didn’t like giving out his name.

Yet in this adaptation, not only does Rumpelstiltskin tell Cinderella who he is, but he banishes the fairy godmother to take her place.

Now, this could be a part of the curse—this takes away her happily ever after, I would get that.  But telling her his name, that seems out of character.

Was Cinderella Pregnant for 28 years?

Each of the episodes shows a scene from the time when they were still fairy tales to where they are today.  In the fairy tale segment, we see that Cinderella becomes pregnant before they have captured Rumpelstiltskin and placed him in the prison.

However, it’s 28 years later (Emma is 28 and she was conceived after Cinderella’s Alexandra) and Cinderella still hasn’t had the child.

Some would argue that the clock in the town stopped, and that froze time.  That still doesn’t effect that fact that 28 years have passed, and it doesn’t explain how other things can happen—like Mr. Gold (Rumpelstiltskin) finding Henry for the Mayor to raise.

Shouldn’t Emma Know Better?

Emma finds out that Cinderella has made a deal to give up her baby.  Mr. Gold is used to getting what he wants.  Why would Emma make a deal with him so easily without any strings attached.

What About the Sheriff?

Why was he so interested to have Emma stick around and be a part of his force if he’s engaged in carnal activities with the Mayor.  Seems to me that there’s more going on here than meets the eye.

My Analysis

I don’t think this is one of the better episodes thus far.  Don’t get me wrong, it was entertaining and helped to broaden the characters, but it really left a lot more questions than answers.

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