So, who is this dark and mysterious stranger wandered into Storybrooke at the end of last week’s episode? We know that those not “in” the story, aren’t supposed to enter, and if you’re in Storybrooke, you can’t leave without something bad happening to you!
Regina is concerned enough to insist that Sheriff Emma check him out. He has with him a big old valise, which arouses Emma’s curiosity and suspicion. What’s in yon big old box? It’s an old fashioned manual typewriter. Turns out, he’s a writer.
Want to hear my take on this new development? Thanks for playing!
Well, only the writer can change the story, right? I’m reminded of a great episode of The X-Files called “Postmodern Prometheus” in which Mulder and Scully investigate the Frankenstein-like creation of a mad scientist, culled from the pages of a graphic novel. The story ends badly for the monster, who’s really not a bad fellow. Mulder hates this unhappy ending and calls for the writer to change it. “This isn’t the way the story is supposed to end,” he complains. “I want the writer!”
So, I wonder, since Storybrooke is a land of endings not the way they’re supposed to be, if Storybrooke’s “writer” is an avatar for Grimm? Is his purpose, now that Emma’s in Storybrooke, is to return the characters back to the way they’re supposed to be? If that’s so, he’s a huge threat to Regina! Can it be a coincidence that in the last episode, we observe Mr. Gold rubbing the genie’s lamp? Has Mr. Gold summoned this writer to do some rewriting?
What do you think?