once upon a time: reawakened

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 6, episode 2 : Sea Level

present : When she learns that Sydney Glass has been locked away in the hospital since magic was brought to Storybrooke, newly-appointed mayor Mary Margaret releases him at once. Matthew and Ruby go to lunch together and bond over their bisexuality – Matthew encourages Ruby to continue to open up to the people around her, and Ruby inspires Matthew to think about taking love a little more seriously. David and Henry seek out Evelyn in an attempt to figure out how to break the final part of the Curse and restore their home. Evelyn suggests that killing Mr. Gold is the final piece of the puzzle, a concept buried in the complications of the Servant’s dagger, which no one has seen since they came to the Land Without Magic, and the fact that whoever kills Mr. Gold will become the next Servant. Meanwhile, Emma and Mary Margaret are concerned about how quiet Gold has been since the death of his son.

past : Many years after the sealing of the Cave of Wonders, the siblings have grown up and become members of the crew of a boisterous sailor named Sinbad who is eager to make a name for himself and repair his father’s lost fortune. The sister, Scheherazade, suggests they seek out the three genies, insisting that she and her brother, Jafar, know the stories to be true but never revealing that they know the location of one of the lamps. When the crew manages to defeat a vicious sea monster, they are rewarded by Triton, the King of the Sea, with the second genie’s lamp. The siblings steal it and flee from Sinbad, but when they release the genie, the sister of Zayn Al-Asnam named Marjanah, they wish for their parents to come back to life – they are disheartened, however, when Marjanah reveals the rules of the lamp that prevent her from reawakening the dead.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Salma Hayek as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Naveen Andrews as Jafar/the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, Daniel Gillies as Peter Pan/Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Sonequa Martin-Green as Cynthia Fogg, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Aishwarya Rai as Scheherazade

guest stars include : Hrithik Roshan as Sinbad, Danny Huston as King Triton, Estella Daniels as Marjanah

[ previously on once upon a time ]

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Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale       

“She went back for Regina then, and she swore, before picking her up into her arms, that Regina seemed surprised that she’d returned. What does she think, I would leave her?  Emma wondered, hoisting her rival into her arms. She carried her carefully through the burning lobby, sticking close to the path she’d sprayed.”

Official OUAT book vs Swan Queen scene from 3x13

“Yeah, but love never makes sense,” Emma responded. “It’s never based on something. Not on something you can see right away, at least.”

“What, then?”

“Don’t you think,” Emma said, “that hearts can kind of see truth? A little better than eyes?”

“I’m surprised to hear you say that,” said Mary Margaret.

“Who said there wasn’t a romantic in me?” Emma said. “Somewhere deep down.”

“Not me.”

-excerpt from the book “Reawakened A Once Upon A time Tale”

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- actual Swan Queen scene from episode 3x13 ‘Witch Hunt’

“Daytime bled into the night, and darkness overtook Storybrooke. Emma, despite her best efforts, could not locate Moe French, and as she drove up and down the streets of the town, she wished that Graham were here with her to help. He’d always had a knack for finding people, hadn’t he? Nothing had been quite the same without him. Their kiss, that last kiss, still lingered.” - Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale

(AKA that time in the book, where Emma was thinking about Graham on Valentine’s Day.)