History Recap / OnceUponATimeS2E18SelflessBraveAndTrue

28th May '18 6:05:28 AM Ingonyama
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* TheBusCameBack: August, who has been off-screen since coming back to life at the start of the season and running away from his room at Granny's B&B, is revealed to have been hiding in a trailer in the woods.



* FindTheCure: Tamara's ostensible reason for seeing the Dragon, but it turns out to be a rather disgusting lie just to let her get close enough to kill him (and obtain the information he knows about Storybrooke/the Enchanted Forest/the storybook). Also August's real reason for seeing him.



* HeelRealization: August has one after a thwarted effort to steal from a woman who (he thinks) has cancer.
* MagicalAsian: The Dragon

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* HeelRealization: Three times.
** In the past,
August has one after a thwarted effort to steal from a woman who (he thinks) has cancer.
cancer.
** Immediately after this, when her reclaiming of the money leaves him collapsed in the street, his leg turning to wood and him with no way to get the Dragon to restore him, he realizes his only hope is to go to Storybrooke and fulfill his original promise to help Emma believe so she will break the Dark Curse.
** Finally, in the present he tries to make up for everything he did wrong by warning Emma and the others about Tamara--since he had also gone back and discovered she killed the Dragon. Unfortunately she manages to fatally injure him so he can't, and while his life is saved by the Blue Fairy it costs him the knowledge he'd need to carry out his final wish.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The reason Tamara kills August, because he knows she had been lying about her cancer and used the pretext to kill the Dragon.
* HisNameIs: Before August can tell Emma and Neal about Tamara's treachery, he dies, and while the Blue Fairy saves him by restoring him as little boy Pinocchio, this also robs him of the warning he was going to give them. Subverted slightly however in that him identifying the enemy as a "her" narrows down the field of suspects for Emma a great deal, since there aren't very many unknown women in town who could be the culprit; she certainly zeroes in on Tamara right away in the next couple episodes.
* MagicalAsian: The DragonDragon.



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Tamara makes one of these after discovering August is in town: leave town without telling Emma and Neal about her villainous/questionable actions, and she'll give him the potion she originally got from the Dragon that can cure his wood curse. Despite knowing what she'll do to him if he stays, his conscience makes him refuse, going to warn them instead.



** [[WordOfGod Jane Espenson]] tweeted that it wasn't a normal taser.

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** [[WordOfGod Jane Espenson]] [[invoked]] tweeted that it wasn't a normal taser.taser.
* TheReveal: We find out both that the mysterious "her" Greg has been in contact with is Tamara (making her part of a VillainTeamUp with him), and that they're romantically involved. Though [[TheUnreveal it's never revealed]] how they met each other or became involved with the Home Office, or for that matter how and why she knew of the Dragon and became fixated on destroying magic. While it could be speculated it involved her grandmother in some way, the lie she told to get an audience with the Dragon makes everything she said suspect, even whether the woman in question really was her grandmother.



* TheBusCameBack: August.
17th May '18 9:36:27 PM Ingonyama
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29th Apr '18 5:27:30 AM Ingonyama
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25th Nov '16 9:36:30 AM Christ2010Grad
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* TitleDrop: Done courtesy of the Blue Fairy.
9th Mar '15 8:03:43 PM Ingonyama
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While Mary Margaret goes off on her own in an attempt to come to grips with what she did to Cora and how her deed has affected her, she stumbles upon August, who has hidden himself away from the others and is completely made of wood -- ashamed at the actions he has taken in life; and Emma is shocked when Neal invites his fiancée, Tamara, to come to Storybrooke. Meanwhile, before the curse was cast, August is introduced to a man of magic who may be able to prevent him from turning back into wood -- but at a steep price.

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While Mary Margaret goes off on her own in an attempt to come to grips with what she did to Cora and how her deed has affected her, she stumbles upon August, who has hidden himself away from the others and is completely made of wood -- ashamed at the actions he has taken in life; and Emma is shocked when Neal invites his fiancée, Tamara, to come to Storybrooke. Meanwhile, before the curse was cast, broken, August is introduced to a man of magic who may be able to prevent him from turning back into wood -- but at a steep price.
17th Dec '13 9:55:19 PM Seraphine
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Tamara kills the Dragon with a taser.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:August.]]
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:August has turned back into a young Pinocchio]], probably permanently.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: August has one after a thwarted effort to steal from a woman who (he thinks) has cancer.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Tamara Tamara kills the Dragon with a taser.]]
taser.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:August.]]
August.
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:August August has turned back into a young Pinocchio]], Pinocchio, probably permanently.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: August has one after a thwarted effort to steal from a woman who (he thinks) has cancer.]]



* MeetCute: Neal and Tamara. [[spoiler:All according to Tamara's design.]]

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* MeetCute: Neal and Tamara. [[spoiler:All All according to Tamara's design.]]



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some viewers pointed out that [[spoiler:Pinocchio could not be killed with a taser]] because wood is an insulator against electricity. Wood is actually [[http://www.pseg.com/home/education_safety/safety/myths.jsp a weak conductor]] and becomes a better conductor if it contains moisture, as [[spoiler:Pinocchio's body]] likely did.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some viewers pointed out that [[spoiler:Pinocchio Pinocchio could not be killed with a taser]] taser because wood is an insulator against electricity. Wood is actually [[http://www.pseg.com/home/education_safety/safety/myths.jsp a weak conductor]] and becomes a better conductor if it contains moisture, as [[spoiler:Pinocchio's body]] Pinocchio's body likely did.



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Neal's fiancée Tamara is having an affair with Greg.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Neal's Neal's fiancée Tamara is having an affair with Greg.]]
24th Oct '13 9:32:34 PM Spatula
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* AbsenteeActor: Second episode in this season without Robert Carlyle. Also, Hook is still gone.

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* AbsenteeActor: Second Third episode in this season without Robert Carlyle. Also, Hook is still gone.
24th Oct '13 8:52:49 AM Eegah
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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted, as the Dragon is taken out mid-OneWingedAngel with a handy taser shot.


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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted, as the Dragon is taken out mid-OneWingedAngel with a handy taser shot.
24th Oct '13 8:52:15 AM Eegah
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* TransformingIsAFreeAction: Subverted, as the Dragon is taken out mid-OneWingedAngel with a handy taser shot.

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* TransformingIsAFreeAction: TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted, as the Dragon is taken out mid-OneWingedAngel with a handy taser shot.
24th Oct '13 8:51:54 AM Eegah
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* TransformingIsAFreeAction: Subverted, as the Dragon is taken out mid-OneWingedAngel with a handy taser shot.
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