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The Doctor 

Mary Margaret, Emma, Mulan and Aurora return to their camp only to find everyone dead. Back in Storybrooke, Regina begins to see a ghost from her past, as flashbacks show her training with Rumplestiltskin.

Director:

Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Mary Margaret Blanchard
Jennifer Morrison ... Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills / Evil Queen
Josh Dallas ... David Nolan
Emilie de Ravin ... Belle French (credit only)
Jared Gilmore ... Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Meghan Ory ... Ruby Lucas (credit only)
Robert Carlyle ... Rumplestiltskin / Mr. Gold
David Anders ... Dr. Whale / Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Noah Bean ... Daniel Colter
Sarah Bolger ... Princess Aurora
Jamie Chung ... Mulan
Colin O'Donoghue ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones
Raphael Sbarge ... Dr. Archie Hopper
Sebastian Stan ... Jefferson
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Storyline

Mary Margaret, Emma, Mulan and Aurora return to their camp only to find everyone dead. Back in Storybrooke, Regina begins to see a ghost from her past, as flashbacks show her training with Rumplestiltskin.

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Trivia

The mad scientist coat worn by Victor is called a Howie Coat. The design has been used in England for over 100 years. In 1978 a UK medical laboratory health and safety report (chaired by Dr. J. W. Howie) required lab personnel to wear this style of coat, which provides much better splash protection than regular open front lab coats. See more »

Quotes

Archie Hopper: If you can't let go of the past, Regina... it's doomed to haunt you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence shows lightning in the Land Without Color. See more »

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Not a step up from the previous four episodes, but still another good episode

The Doctor didn't live up to the first four episodes of season 2, but it's still another good episode. Yes, it did have too much stuff going on, just like in Lady of the Lake, and only two performances were a disappointment. Noah Bean, who did a fine job in the first season in episode 18 "The Stable Boy", was a bit bland and Sarah Bolger is still very stale even though Aurora hasn't been a terrible character so far (I wish the writing for her could've been stronger).

However, everything else was fine. The storyline continues to be well-written especially the one between Regina and Rumpelstiltskin. It expanded on those two characters and went deeper into their emotions and we even get a glimpse of Dr. Whale's true identity. Also, Emma and Snow's relationship continues to be interesting in their subplot. The script is till strong and continues to blend the reality and fantasy parallels really well. Mark Isham continues to make more great music, this time creating intensity, suspense, and emotion to the scenes revolving around Regina, Rumpelstiltskin, and Dr. Whale. And the performances continue to be solid with Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, David Anders, and Colin O'Donaghue delivering each of their own solid lines.

Overall, not a masterpiece, but still another good episode of the season season.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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