Once upon a time- time line
This is to make sense of when things happened in the FairyTaleWorld (FTW) and when they happen in StoryBrooke (SB). I would love suggestions to keep up the time line. BTC: Before the curse, ATC: After the Curse
?BTC: Sleeping Beauty and Malificent have there story/fight
?BTC: Jiminy is forced by parents to steal from audiences
?BTC: Jiminy gets iconic umbrella from Geppetto (child)
?BTC: Jiminy gives stash of something to Rumple (not captured) and gets potion in return
?BTC: Jiminy turns Geppetto's parents into wooden dolls.
?BTC: Jiminy is turned into a cricket to watch over Geppetto
?BTC: Snow White ruins Evil Queen's Life
?BTC: Prince James is betrothed
?BTC: Snow White is let free by huntsman
?BTC: Snow White and Prince charming meet
?BTC: Snow White and Prince charming part ways
?BTC: Snow White meets the seven dwarves
?BTC: Evil Queen trades dark curse for sleeping curse with Malificent
?BTC: Evil Queen poisons Snow White with sleeping curse
?BTC: Prince James hears of Snow White being poisoned and leaves his betrothed to find her
?BTC: Prince Charming breaks sleeping curse, wakes Snow white
?BTC: James and snow get married/ Evil Queen gets back dark curse from Malificent
?BTC: Cinderella makes deal with Rumple but does not know what it is
?BTC: Ella goes to ball meets Prince Thomas
~ 9 months BTC: Ella and Thomas get married, Snow and James are at the wedding Snow is pregnant but not showing
~ 8 months BTC: Cinderella is pregnant
~ 4 months BTC: Ella makes new deal with Rumple and traps him, Thomas disappears
1 month BTC: Snow and James go to Rumple, Snow gives Emma's name to Rumple
1 week BTC: Evil queen fails to make curse work
1 week BTC: Evil queen goes to Rumple makes packed follows Rumple if say "please"
1 day BTC: Evil Queen kills Henry her father, starts curse
Day of the curse: Emma is born in FTW, placed in wardrobe
Day of the curse: FTW transferred to SB they do not age (Ashley is pregnant for 28 yrs.?)
? ATC: Regina finds John doe on side of the road
18 yr. ATC: Emma has child @ 18 closed adoption
18 yr. ATC: Regina gets Mr.gold to find a child for her
27 yr. ATC: Miss Blanchard gives book to Henry
28 yrs. ATC: Henry turns 10
28 yrs. ATC: Henry goes to Boston on Emma's 28th b-day to bring her back
28 yrs. ATC: Emma comes to StoryBrooke starts the clock
28 yrs. ATC: Blanchard reads to John Doe
28 yrs. ATC: John Doe wakes up he is David, Regina finds his wife Kathryn
28 yrs. ATC: Ashley is 9 months along, steals contract that sells her child to Mr.Gold
28 yrs. ATC: Ashley has child
28 yrs. ATC: Emma promises favor to Mr.Gold
28 yrs. ATC: Sean comes back they have there happy ending.
~Mary Margaret is helping David, he will leave hospital in a week
~Emma makes comment about not getting involved with married man
~Emma officially accepts Deputy position/ sink hole forms in StoryBrooke
~ Regina demands that Archie change his therapy tactics and Archie yells at Henry
~ David and Mary Margaret have a chat outside, he confesses he has feelings for her.
~ Henry goes into mine finds what looks like piece of a stained glass window
~ Archie goes after him and figures out he is a good guy/conscience
~ Emma uses Pongo Archie's dog to find them in the mine
~ Henry & Archie are rescued
~ Mary Margaret resigns from volunteering at the hospital
A few observations: bridges are very important in Snow/James & Mary/David story. The first mention is when Mary is reading the story in the hospital and she is reading a scene where "in the shadow of the troll bridge that there love was born." second time is at the troll bridge where Snow rescues James from the trolls, then Mary finds David at the StoryBrooke toll bridge, and in episode 5 as David says good bye to Mary they are looking across each other on a bridge.
Also the remark from Emma about not getting involved with a married man I thought was telling. I am beginning to think the Henry's father was a married man, and that is why he does not know about Henry.
I also think I know what sacrifice Regina is having to go through for the curse, since as Rumple likes to repeat "all magic comes at a price". I believe the curse is preventing anyone from loving Regina no matter how much she loves Henry. In episode five we saw real motherly concern from Regina, as if she really did care for Henry. Yet Henry still does not care for her at all, and I don't think he ever will. That is her payment for the dark curse she will never be loved again. Makes her an evil/bad character that we can actually relate to and feel for. I really do enjoy this show.