Though Lancelot quickly corrects Snow, the name Leviathan has special meaning. In the Bible, a Leviathan is an evil sea monster. The word has become synonymous, both in contemporary literature (Moby Dick) and mythology, with a giant whale.
“Whale,” you say? Yes! Naturally we thought of our mystery man, Dr. Whale (David Anders). We know we’ll find out more about him in Season 2, Episode 5: “The Doctor”, but for the moment, we have to assume that there’s a connection. Since it doesn’t apply to Lancelot, it could be a sign that, before the curse, people were whispering about the Leviathan, or the giant creature in the sea.
Of course, there are many of us who believe the popular theory that Dr. Whale is Dr. Frankenstein. Still, why not throw out another theory? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.
Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@MollyFriedman.