Once upon a time…
|Mirror, Mirror How Do You Like My New Nose?|
The next day, Jefferson and Grace are at the village market. Grace sees the toy cart and finds a rabbit. She asks her father if she could have it so he can join them for tea, and
Jefferson couldn’t resist saying no. However he doesn’t have enough money to pay for it, and the old lady says she can’t sell the rabbit for any less. Grace says it’s OK, but Jefferson will not take no for an answer. Grace insists she doesn’t need it and they both leave. After they leave, the old lady goes to the back where a mirror is. The Magic Mirror appears and tells the old lady that Grace still should have had the toy, but the old lady replied that would have been no fun, and reveals herself to be in disguise. That is cruel. I have to admit I’m a tiny bit disappointed that we saw the EQ in her infamous disguise already. I was hoping that could have been saved for when she tries to get Snow to eat the poison apple. It would have at least had that element of surprise. Oh well... Regina
Back at their house,
Jefferson makes a rabbit for Grace and apologizes for it not being the same one she wanted, but Grace loves it. Love the expression Jefferson had when Grace said that. They sit down to have their tea party. But Jefferson has decided to help one more time and tells Grace she needs to go to their neighbor’s house for the rest of the day. Grace wants to come, but Regina Jefferson tells her he is not going to work in the woods. Grace then pleads her father not to do whatever is wants him to do. But Regina Jefferson tells her he wants to give her everything she wants, but Grace says all she wants is her father. However Jefferson’s mind is made up and Grace makes him promise that he returns in time for their tea party. Jefferson promises. Sweet, but sad scene. After Grace leaves, Jefferson opens up a trunk and takes out a hat shaped box.
Jefferson goes to
|Regina, We Are Not In Kansas Anymore|
Jefferson is presented to The Queen of Hearts, whose face is hiding under a veil and is very quiet. Interesting twist. She only speaks through her translator, yet Jefferson hears her when she says, “Off with his head.” A knight comes and literally cuts off his head. Aren’t children watching this show as well? But he survives and the translator tells him he can have his body back if he tells the Queen how he came to Wonderland. Jefferson tells her he came through his hat, but Regina took it. The translator said that he can go back home if he can make another hat that will get him there. But Jefferson says he can’t get it to work without magic and the translator tells him to make it work. Haha! A little Tim Gunn moment. Later, he is shown being surrounded by thousands and thousands of hats, shouting “get it to work!” and acting mad. And that’s how he became the Mad Hatter.
What a great episode! Sebastian did a great job. I have seen some of his past performances, but he was great as the Mad Hatter. His scenes with the daughter were very sweet and touching. I hope they bring him back and have him help Emma more in some way. I’m also pleased that finally someone gave Emma the big push she needed to really start thinking that Storybrooke is not real and is really cursed. And Mr. Gold and Regina working together? That was a bit of a surprise. I can’t wait to find out what Rumpelstiltskin is really up to. But I can wait as next week’s episode is the episode most fans have been waiting to see all season. The story of why the Evil Queen hates Snow White.
“I do so like a man who dresses for the occasion.” ~
~ I do too. And just love the way she says it. Regina
“I forgot how magnificent you are.” ~
Regina to Jefferson ~ Indeed. I much prefer this version of the Mad Hatter to all the other ones I have seen.
“Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic” ~
Jefferson ~ Good point.
“Stay away from the walls….The walls should stay away from me.” ~ Jefferson and
~ Seriously, don't miss with Regina. Regina
“It’s cursed because like everyone else here what I love is ripped from me.” ~
Jefferson ~ Aww…I wish Emma gave him a hug. Or I wish I could have given him a hug. Haha!