Friday, May 4, 2012

Once Upon A Time: August Booth

The Fairytale Land identity of August was the worst kept secret on the internet. But for those of you who aren't caught up and wish to remain unspoiled: here is the official spoiler alert of this post. ALERT!

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
So good ole' Pinnoch. He was made of wood and granted real boy-ness by the buxom blue fairy for his unselfish deed. Also he tortures crickets...which seems to be a bit contradictory but whatever. So in fairyland, his dad insists on saving him from Rumpel's curse by sending him to our pitiful, magicless world. Once certainly doesn't make me happy to live in this land o' reality, that's for sure. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
Except now in our world, Pinoch's supposed to make sure Emma believes in fairies. He totally fails in his peter-pan task and runs off to the land of donkeys with the other orphan boy. (or...you know). It's pretty damn sucky that the fate of his world was dependent on his ability to raise an infant when he was seven. But things are tough. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
So now, twenty-eight years later, the clocks have started moving forward and Pinocchio has to pay the piper. Sure I could make a million jokes about August and wood... but really they write themselves. Use your imagination. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
Now he's trying to make up for lost time. He needs Emma to believe in the curse so she can start to break it. But he fails in his valiant attempt to convince her. At least now we know there's an element of willful denial on her part. Because, yeah, it'd be hard to believe that a whole town had been transplanted from a magical fairy place, but how many otherwise sane people have to believe it before you start to wonder? 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
Alas, for now, August remains defeated. His consolation prize is an unpaid internship with his dad. OUAT is a fan of parent/child relationships where one or more parties don't know they're connected. But the scenes of sadness pretty much work every time. This was the best scene of the night. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
You know what's weird? They've played up the Emma/Mary Margaret thing quite a bit - but David is Emma's father. That's weird. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
Anywho. Pinocchio had a nice moment with his daddy, a moment Rumpel will hopefully be able to repeat one day. 

Eion Bailey as August Booth Pinocchio on Once Upon A Time The Stranger
It seems to me all the believers need to form an alliance of believableishness. By which I mean August needs to team up with Jefferson. I want more Sebastian Stan, dammit! Considering the season is two episodes away from ending, I hope to see him in two days time. And I expect to get what I want. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh god, its really bad that I didn't even equate his deserting Emma etc as a reference to the story of Pinocchio, isn't it?

    So much parent/child angst on this show, like actually every character in some way. Makes you wander about the creators really.

    Nice first screencap btw, lol.

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