Once Upon a Time

Season 1 Episode 14

Dreamy

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2012 on ABC
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While Mary Margaret and Leroy rekindle an old and unremembered friendship during the Miners Day festival, Emma looks into the disappearance of Kathryn, David's wife. Meanwhile, in the fairy tale world Grumpy falls in love with a fairy.

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  • Dreaming

    8.5
    This is an underrated episode of the show, sure it's not a hard hitter but what I really like about it is it's one of those times when for once it's focused on a character that isn't a major player and actually give em a certain amount of depth to care.



    It was interesting seeing who Grumpy was before he became him, he was someone else called Dreamy. It was fun just seeing Grumpy bright and is sort of an idealist, his name was Dreamy after all. I really like the chemistry between both him and the fairy Nova whom is played well by Amy Acher, an actress I really like and yes I'm a fan of the TV show "Angel". It was funny seeing Any play this character it really fit her, as we see Nova is energetic, sweet, and is also an idealist as well. The back and forth is great I really bought into the romance, and as they interact they both realize what their dream is as Dreamy makes a plan for both of them to sail on a boat together to anywhere they want to go.



    Even though I knew this wasn't going to happen, part of me wished it would. We then see the reason why it didn't was when both the fairy Astride and Doc deside to intervene and stop this. Supposely a dwarf and fairy aren't suppose to love according to them which to me sounds kinda racist if you think about it. Sorry if that sounded a bit bold but telling someone who they can and can not love isn't right.

    Personally I feel both Doc and Astride are in the wrong; Astride says that Dreamy's plan and feeling will interfere with Nova's dream of being a genuine fairy or something. Though I don't feel she really knows what Nova's dreams really are, it seems like she's describing a goal not a dream, there is a distinct difference between goals and dreams.



    This unfortunately leads Dreamy to make a bad choice by disobeying his heart's dream and making him break Nova's heart which at the same time breaks his. As we see in another heartbreaking moment when he comes back to the mine, he takes his ax to do his usual work but his personality is different and it breaks. He then asks for another and then it brings out his new name Grumpy. All the dwarfs see this including Doc, I can tell from the look on Doc it was one of regret knowing he was the partial cause of it, he wanted Dreamy back but instead he lost him but worst of all Dreamy lost himself.



    The only bad things about the episode are not a lot really happens. But most of all the show never does any more with both Leroy/Grumpy and Nova which I felt was a lost opportunity; though this could many be because of the many characters in the show as well as budget and focusing limitations, so oh well.



    If the show has themes I feel it's on following your dreams. The problem with both Leroy/Grumpy as well as Mary/Snow is both haven't been honest with what truly in their hearts, and as I said before no good ever comes from that, but the worst part of that is dreams don't become reality. It was a great moment when Leroy/Grumpy then desides to obey what's in his heart by saying Frak it and he makes a miracle happen by cutting the power to town out to motivate civilians to buy candles. Yeah I know it's kinda bending the rules but hard solutions come in many forms.



    And the ending was kinda sweet as we see both Leroy/Grumpy and Astride as both have a sweet exchange as he's earned her forgiveness and both go out together. Dreams are what make the impossible possible.moreless
  • badddd

    1.0
    I dont like this episode.
  • Great Episode!!!

    10
    It was a great one as usual but i miss Henry on the episode
  • Best episode so far

    9.5
    I really love the romantic and fantastic atmosphere given in this series, and this episode had it all.



    A lovestory between a fairy and a dwarf... and shown how it never could be!
  • I was looking forward to move development for the dwarves!

    10
    I loved this episode, because I have been waiting for a Dwarf-centered episode for quite some time! Loved the little 'azxe-ceremony' where they each picked their axe, and it was executed to perfection at the ending.



    Some great scenes in the current Storybrooke world as well, especially with Leroy cutting out the lights! I loved it!



    Great episode! I think it was phenomenal, just like every other episode! and a very interesting ending sets us up for a pehnomenal episode next time, hopefully! :)moreless
Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Emma Swan

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas

Prince Charming/David Nolan

Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Belle

Guest Star

Geoff Gustafson

Geoff Gustafson

Stealthy

Guest Star

Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Astrid/Nova

Guest Star

Beverley Elliott

Beverley Elliott

Granny

Recurring Role

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass

Recurring Role

Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy

Mother Superior/Blue Fairy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mary Margaret: You wanna volunteer?
      Leroy: I want to leave, sister, you're blocking the door.
      Mary Margaret: Of course. You know, if you wanted to help, it would really be...
      Leroy: Oh yeah, right. Quite a team we'd make. Town harlot, town drunk. The only person in this town that people like less than me is you. If you're coming to me, you're screwed.

    • Mary Margaret: The nuns used to make candles and trade them with the miners for coal.
      Emma: Coal? In Maine? if they were mining for lobster, I'd understand.

    • Dreamy: Maybe I should have Doc take a look at me.
      Bossy: You're gonna trust a dwarf that got his medical degree from a pickax?

    • Belle: I know love, and you're in it.
      Dreamy: What's it like?
      Belle: It's the most wonderful and amazing thing in the world. Love is hope. It fuels our dreams. And if you're in it, you need to enjoy it. Because love doesn't always love forever.

    • Mary Margaret: Oh, my god, you like her. She is a nun, Leroy. Could you possibly pick anyone any less available?
      Leroy: Says the girl who went after a married guy?

    • Mary Margaret: Please don't do it!
      Leroy: I'm not going to jump.
      Mary Margaret: You're not?
      Leroy: No, are you crazy? I could hit someone. You know how much damage I could do? I'm solidly built.

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