I now have a question that has more to do with the mythology than the timeline.
You know it occurs to me that the presence of Sarah Fisher (i.e. Ingrid/Snow Queen) did not raise any questions by Regina/Henry before. No matter what assumption we go with, I see holes in the story (other than memory loss, that is always a dependable story hole filler
). I assume how/why/where/when Sarah Fisher came to Storybrooke with be answered, at least cursorily, but how that does that address the follow scenarios/holes?
Sarah Fisher came over with the first curse, and somehow, like Gold and Regina, kept her memories, and even more was able to leave (how else would she had have her six months with teenager Emma). Granted we don't know how involved Regina was in setting up everyone's existence in Storybrooke to be miserable, maybe the curse magic was intelligent enough to do that without explicit direction and Regina only gave explicit direction were she wanted to/had interest (if needed even then). So Regina may not know everyone in town....
However, Sarah Fisher ran a Ice-cream shop. Certainly a parent (which Regina has been the past 11+ years) would notice the Ice-cream shop in town. However, Sarah Fisher, as established, she left for six or more months in 1998/1999(?). And she probably left longer (who'd want to stay in Storybrooke if they knew better?) Even if she didn't have the Ice-cream shop set up before Henry was born would Regina have not noticed a new business in town? In a town were people go day to day in a fog of unchanging misery? (I assume before Emma showed up it was quite monotonous) Could Regina have not noticed a new business pop-up in town? One as tasty, and as family/child-attracting, as an Ice-cream shop?
Sarah Fisher never came over with the first curse and came back sometime in the last 6 years, before Emma. Again, same problems with Regina. However, similarly you have problems with Henry. Henry was absolutely adamant in season one that no one every comes into town, and no one ever leaves. Wouldn't he similarly have noticed a new business that would be of interest to him, with its owner that he has never seen before? Granted, he may
not be able to logic it out that this person is absolutely new, and I don't know for how long he had the storybook from Mary Margaret that made him think these things through more.
We know she didn't come back with the second/third curse because those happened mid season three (at the beginning and end of the one year jump), and the photos on the Sarah/Emma meeting/conflict were from season one.
Regardless of the scenario I am sure Rumple knew who she was the whole time she was in Storybrooke, whatever whole time in Storybrooke actually means
Of course, a little hand-waving and a little memory-wiping (memory inserting might be more appropriate here) and the whole mess goes away
We know the Snow Queen can erase memory, and has other magic besides ice-magic
*Regina is driving Henry home from school and sees a new business, an Ice-cream business, on the route. Regina pulls over, and steps out of the car and sees a blonde business-woman welcoming customer's in*
"Excuse me, who the hell are you?" an angry Regina asks.
*Blonde woman waves her hand in an arc*
"Hi Regina! Got a new flavour to try, you and Henry should come by after dinner."
*The anger on Regina's face turns into her mayoral sternness, then confusion before sliding off into a more open congenial expression often reserved for things involving Henry*
"Maybe another time Sarah, Henry has a lot of homework tonight"
Gawd, I am tired of memory loss being the only thing apparently holding some plots together
Edited by sierraleone, 16 November 2014 - 06:58 PM.