The king and queen of Arendelle were slightly shocked that their tiny baby girl had a starting number of little over three years. But they soon shrugged it off; it must be the future arrival of a young prince from another kingdom with his parents, showing him off. What else could it be? Elsa was just an infant. Nothing would matter until she was older anyway; sure, she could meet her prince at age three but there was no way she’d be seeing him again for years. At least 30 years. Okay, 15.
With this simple explanation to calm them, they paid no further attention to the little girl’s timer. Especially not when the king and queen were expecting another little one, a few short years later. When Princess Anna was born in the royal couple’s bedroom, the king ran out into the hall to fetch Kai and Gerda, who had been entertaining little Elsa during the process.
The queen, holding her bundled, brand new baby girl, smiled serenely and let out a sigh, feeling relaxed for the first time in hours. Bright bluish eyes stared up at her in wonder as she fished the child’s arm out from the blankets. Tiny fingers curled around one of hers and she beamed down at the little one.
Only then did she think to peek at the number on her new daughter’s wrist, and the smile froze on her face. It was counting down from ten.
What in the world? The queen lightly rubbed at the ticking numbers on the infant’s soft skin, thinking there must be some mistake. How could a sweet little baby meet her one true match just minutes after birth?
The doors burst open as Princess Elsa squealed in delight, skipping toward the bed.
The king and their favorite attendants followed closely, amused by the girl’s excitement.
Elsa hopped up, grabbing her mother’s arm, and sat upon the sheets, face to face with her new little sister.
New little Anna.
Both tiny wrists read 00:00:00.
According to the song Seasons of Love from RENT, there are 525,600 minutes a year.
One line later, there are “525,000 Moments so dear”.
So, doing the math, we can glean that there are 600 moments which aren’t so dear.
And I think I just used one of them by walking in on my boss who forgot to lock the bathroom stall.
Shit this scene hurts. Her hope, his lack of response, the way he’s dead to her touch.
"We’ll get there. We’ll find our way home."
This ending had me feeling so… Anti-climactic. I am pretty sure thats the point though. Now castle is leading this kind of open ended, answerless life and the audience is going to feel that slow simmering frustration along with him. They wrote it so the audience would have a higher stake in his story, so we would connect to it in a different way than we connected to Johanna.
Do i feel let down? Yes. But i’m supposed to. And that’s the frustrating yet continued brilliance of this show.
I’m still laughing at the people who were like, “it was all confusing! no answers!” and I’m thinking… “Did you miss the mystery point of this show?”
Did people really expect to have all the answers by the end of episode 1? 701 is just one piece of the puzzle. Lot of more story to come.
The best explanation of the entire thing. I couldn’t put my finger on it and this was it.
Awe She’s So Cute!!!
I just died