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Recap / Emerald City S 1 E 1 The Beast Forever

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Dorothy Gale, a nurse from Kansas, is caught in a tornado while trying to visit her birth mother. She rides it out in a police car and finds herself in Oz, in Munja'kin territory. They are not happy that her arrival killed the Witch of the East.


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  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: After the tornado throws Dorothy's car at East, neither of them look much the worse for wear, even though East went up over the hood and Dorothy got smacked in the face with the airbag after the car flipped a couple times. There's a little trickle of blood, but that's all.
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  • Boom, Headshot!: Dorothy manages the impressive feat of landing a bullet between the eyes of her target without even holding the gun. She tricks East into pointing the pistol at herself and pulling the trigger. When the other witches examine East's body, they wonder how someone carved a perfectly round hole into her forehead and wonder why anyone would do so.
  • Mythology Gag: There's a rainbow ornament in the Gales kitchen window, referencing Judy Garland's famous solo "Somewhere over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Torture Is Ineffective: The Munja'kin water torture for Dorothy proves to be ineffective when the truth she tells doesn't give them the answers that they want.

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