This monologue from Once Upon a Time is one of my favorites. I’m not going to lie, when he gets to “a man named Walt,” I always tear up a bit!
“There have been many authors throughout time. It’s a job, not a person, and the one trapped in here was just the last tasked with the great responsibility: To record, to witness, the greatest stories of all time and record them for posterity. The job has gone back eons: From the man who watched shadows dance across cave walls and developed an entire philosophy, to playwrights who tell tales of poetry, to a man named Walt. Many have had this sacred job. Great women and men who took on the responsibility with the gravity that it deserved, until this last one. He started to manipulate rather than record. He did something, I don’t know exactly what, but something that pushed them over the edge.” Eion Bailey as August W. Booth in Once Upon a Time