"Are the nuns still nuns, or can they, you know, date?" he asks, hilariously.
Beyond being a funny line, this is notable because it suggests that Whale's womanizing ways, which we observed all through Season 1, are part of his Fairytale Land identity — or at the very least, his Fairytale Land identity doesn't mind that part of his Storybrooke self.
What do you make of this clue? If you're in the "Whale is Frankenstein" camp, how does this fit in? Does it give you another idea about who he could be? Share your theories in the comments!
Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, October 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.
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