- Dagger Retconning in 6x13 -
***Spoilers for 6x13 below***
I generally thought episode 6x13, Ill-Boding Patterns, was pretty good as far as season 6 episodes (or even season 4 - 6 episodes) go, but am I the only one who was bothered by the dagger retconning?
In season 1, in The Return, Rumple murdered his maid just because she *might* have seen the dagger (even though, as Bae pointed out, she couldn’t tell others about it because she was mute). I clearly remember Bae pointing out that Rumple had blood on his boots, and Rumple showing his impish manner for the first time when he pointed out that “even mutes can draw a picture”.
Yet in 6x13, he was showing it off to everyone in sight, even though I don’t think he needed to hold it to perform any of his magic (?).
And how did Beowulf know that the dagger could control the Dark One? I thought that was supposed to be something not well known (at least it certainly wasn’t known to Rumple when Zoso first told him the story of the magical dagger in 1x8).
Little details, I know, but the kind of thing that makes or breaks the integrity of storytelling continuity for this viewer. I really wish the writers wouldn’t so easily dismiss things from the highest quality season, where things were clearly planned out with a lot of thought and attention to detail…
Otherwise, lots of RC and a great Rumbelle hug, so no complaints there. I even like rogue Robin and am happy to see the EQ de-snaked. Should make things more entertaining.