Tonight, kids, we're going to learn all about relationships. The ups, the downs, the good, the evil, the twisted, the gin-soaked, and the things that mold and shape us. And oh yeah, the writers are going to be gleefully cackling in the background the whole time.
Sheesh. Where do I begin? I guess we start where they do, with the apprentice, talking to the sorcerer's spectre (who sounds familiar but hell if I can place that actor's voice). We learn that Emma and Lily's fate has always been entwined and will continue to be so.
This becomes evident as Mal the Magnificent (and sadly missing the last few episodes) strolls into Granny's and asks Emma to right her parent's wrong and help her find her daughter - the mysterious Lily. Of course, Emma is gobsmacked and runs straight to the library, where she happens to find the one microfiche with Lily's birth record on it, because there could be only one Lily in the state of Minnesota.
And how the hell did Emma end up in Minnesota at some point? I mean, if she ran away there, wouldn't they just return her to Maine, where she's registered in the system? I have a hard time believing they just let a kid hop from state to state all willy-nilly when they feel like it. But what do I know? I'm just a blogger, and a mediocre one at that.