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Sarah, Jareth, and Rough Seas A Full Synopsis of Pages 110 - 125 Musical Sequence of "Sarah's Grand Re-Entry" Page 110:
This page is very self explanatory. Young Jareth continues to fall down towards the magic bubble that he released many years before and falls prey to his own trap... Or does he? We see him sucked into the bubble as the darkness of the storm fades away and we are left with the all-too-familiar Goblin King Jareth standing behind his horned mask. PS: The blue, glittery music notes are there to denote when the tune is Jareth's "As the World Falls Down" and the red, glittery music notes are there to denote when the tune is Sarah's "Tears From the Moon".Page 111:
Again, a very self-explanatory page... We are looking from Jareth's POV, as he removes his mask and gazes intently upon young Sarah Williams. However, there is a brief interruption within his vision of her and we are suddenly gazing upon an older version of Sarah, or rather the Goblin Queen Sarah with her broken hearted, glitter makeup as she whispers, "It's not fair." If your wondering about the circle frames, we are supposed to be looking through the eyeholes of the mask... The red notes take completely over, but only word bubbles with the notes attached are actually sung. All other word bubbles are simple speaking. --This isn't a full-blown musical, where every word is sung, yo!Page 112:
Tears from the moon lyrics actually begin on this page, as we see Jareth double dancing with Soleil, who is wedged between her mother and her father (Sarah and Jareth). We glance through the eyes of a mask again as the eyeholes zone in on Sarah/Jareth and Moppet in different happy poses. However, the happiness is not to last, as we focus in on a very familiar fair-haired, purple masked figure, who turns out to be none other than.... Mizumi the Queen of Cups.
Mizumi removes her mask, and Jareth immediately acknowledges her presence by breaking his eye contact with Sarah. Mizumi gives him "the look" with her ice, blue eyes.Page 113:
Mizumi apparently makes a gesture as she looks to 'blow a kiss' towards the Goblin King from across the room. Jareth seems to be completely distracted by the Water Witch and breaks away from Sarah, who apparently tries to stop him with a foreboding warning. Jareth glances back at Sarah, but obviously, Mizumi's spell has been cast against him, and Sarah is left to glare as her King changes partners right before her eyes. Moppet/Soleil looks upon her mother with concern and worry laced upon her face, but Sarah is truly furious. We turn back to the Broken Heart Goblin Queen singing her lyrics. Mizumi leans in towards Soleil to whisper something. It must be a bad thing, since Soleil looks very upset and petrified. In the final frame, Jareth kisses the hand of Mizumi and their dance begins. (He has officially changed partners!)Page 114:
Sarah looks upon the coupling of Mizumi and Jareth, and it utterly broken-hearted. She slumps down into despair and the wings of the owl appear. (Sorry, it fit the lyrics in this part, and since Sarah is NOT an angel, I figured the owl wings would better suffice.) Crowds of masked figures watch the events as they unfold before them. However, it is unclear if the other people are watching Jareth dancing with Mizumi or are they watching Sarah collapse in depression?Page 115:
We enter the main verse of the song and it's title, as we shift focus from Broken Hearted Goblin Queen, to Sarah the Goblin Queen lamenting over her inability to bring Jareth back to her. As we look past the reaching arm of the Goblin Queen at the bottom of the page, we notice that Mizumi has placed her mask back on. [meaning:
Mizumi is pretending to be someone she is not.]
Jareth is now also a masked figure, wearing a blue, tear-like mask about his face. [meaning:
Jareth is cloaking the fact he is highly unhappy and is hiding it behind a mask. Obviously, he has made a bad decision, but is unable to realize it at this point, due to Mizumi's spell cast against him.
Sarah the Goblin Queen (who was slumping in tears upon the ground from the last page) has also changed her costume and also dons a mask. It suits her mood, which is all red and black, dark and depressed-like. Sarah is no longer dancing, but is seated with a glass of red wine within her hand, trying to drown her sorrows, and hiding behind a 'mask' as she looks wistful and desperate.Page 116:
In this page, you will notice that Sarah overindulges in the wine that she drinks, while other masked figures look on toward her. She glances sadly down, continuing to look gloomy and dismal. In frame 3, Jareth looks over at Sarah and we are taken back to the time with Young Sarah Williams dancing in her white gown, and looking very apprehensive at everybody staring at her. We return back to the Gothy Goblin Queen (sorry, I need better names here) as she begins to cry, and her black eye makeup streams down her face. In the last frame, we are taken back to Sarah Williams in the mortal/human realm as she wears her glasses in the rain, holding an all too familiar Brightly Colored Umbrella within her hand. (Remember Moulin's Umbrella?)
--PS: This 'glasses' Sarah is purely referenced from Jake Forbes "Return to Labyrinth" Manga Volume 1. If you haven't read the Manga then I highly recommend it, since many of the references that I use throughout this musical sequence go back to Volume One and Two of Mr. Forbes Manga.
Anyway, Glasses Sarah glances upwards at a person who has approached her while she sits upon bench outdoors in the pouring rain.Page 117:
We return to Goth Goblin Queen Sarah, as she reflects upon things inwardly again for two frames. Jareth looks absolutely miserable, while Mizumi has removed her mask and revealed her true nature to the unhappy Goblin King. The Queen of Cups clings to his side, never leaving him for a single second.
At the last frame: Irene, mother of Toby a.k.a. Mary Irene a.k.a. Mizumi the Queen of Cups who rules the kingdom of Moraine, holds within her hand a cup. The cup represents that which Sarah and Jareth have been dealt with by her own interference. FYI: The strange Jareth look is also another reference of the Guidance Counselor Jareth from "Return to Labyrinth" Volume 1.
Glasses Sarah holds within her hand the red "Labyrinth" book, which was written by Jeremy Eden - long, long ago. Both Mizumi's water energy, and Sarah's fire-like energy wrap and envelope Jareth as he stands there with his arms crossed in dismay.Page 118:
Back to the Ballroom - Please remember that all of this is occurring within the Ballroom Bubble that Jareth made many years ago! This scene is EXTREMELY abstract. Jareth's hands reach across the page towards Sarah the Goblin Queen, however, Irene (Mizumi's) ominous hand holds Jareth back as she scratches into him. [meaning: Jareth wants to return to Sarah, but Mizumi won't allow him to.]
This whole page involve visual imagery to depict that the dream Jareth created for Sarah has been twisted into a virtual nightmare by one jealous and covetous woman. PS: I liked the masked guy, but he serves no real significance -- although I was going to make him someone important, I scrapped that idea early on, since my next scene will not work with that general idea. So, the Skull Masked guy is just another anonymous character for now.... I just think he's the coolest one in the Ballroom Scene - that's all! Page 119:
We return to Goth Goblin Queen Sarah as she now holds two glasses of red wine. (Do you see the reference to Drumlin in there?
Yup! I knew you did!) Sarah removes her ring that belonged to her, which signified her connection/marriage to Jareth.
*Of course, we all know in earlier scenes that Mizumi was holding Sarah's ring just before she placed her spell over Jareth * GO BACK TO PAGE 66 of SGRE!
Sarah lies sleeping upon the ground with the "Labyrinth" book in her hand, the ring upon the ground and her glasses tossed aside. The owl is always close to her, but unable to touch her. (Despite the fact this scene looks a bit raunchy, because her shirt is unbuttoned and exposing too much skin... honestly, nothing happened. Sarah is just slumbering upon the ground. IMO: It's not naughtier than any Kohl's Department Store Undergarment advertisement. Still PG-13-ish
In the final frame, Guidance Counselor Jareth out approaches the Glasses Sarah as she looks at him with unfamiliarity and a bit of apprehensive fear in her eyes. (Mizumi's spell was harsh indeed!)Page 120:
Soleil becomes the little Masked Moppet, and obviously as inferenced in past pages of SGRE- She forgets everything! Jareth gazes into a mirror reflection of himself, looking unhappy - but if you really look hard - you'll notice that only Jareth's silhouette stands on the other side, while Mizumi is only visible in the reflection!
Heart Broken Goblin Queen continues to sing her part of the song, while decked out in Jareth's red outfit ensemble from the catacomb scene of "Labyrinth".
In the last frame: The owl/Queen Sarah reaches up, while the sun radiates behind her, liberating her and bringing light back into her life - [meaning:
Sarah has broken free of her sadness and shines again]
However, Jareth sinks his head down, looking away and very un-king-like. Mizumi still holds the cup of Jareth's fate and destiny proudly within her hand.Page 121:
We enter into a very, VERY, unusual scene, where suddenly Sarah has become Jareth at the end of the "Labyrinth" movie, but it's only for a single second, as Jareth in frame two has an extremely predictable, "WTF?" look upon his face. Then, the triumphant Sarah Williams returns to her normal self, but looking a bit older. (You should see the superimposed photo-manipulation that I made to get this scene -- it was very bizzaro and hilarious
) Sarah continues to chide Jareth, but it's obvious that she is telling him that she will not let him hurt her anymore. - Hey, you have no power over me here either, Darling... Page 122
Back in the throne room of Jareth's Castle, he tucks his head into his hands as he is remorseful for everything that has transpired. Suddenly, Hoggle and Ludo approach Jareth with Soleil's Amber Scry within their hand.
(Remember: In Volume 1 of "RtL" Hoggle was made prince of the Bog of Stench!)
Hoggle hands the Scry to Jareth, and tells him that he found it by the bog. Jareth gazes upon the Amber Scry in disbelief. As Mizumi approaches him, he realizes that he must have been tricked into believing his life with Sarah and his daughter Soleil were nothing more than a dream!
Well, actually... YES HE WAS!
GO BACK TO PAGE 66 and READ AT THE FINAL TWO FRAMES!
Jareth confronts Mizumi with a really pissed off look upon his face, but Mizumi cowers saying nothing. She's been had! Page 123
The final part of the song begins, as "As the World Falls Down" becomes intertwined with "Tears From the Moon". Together Sarah and Jareth's song mix together, but Jareth's lyrics become very selective. We see Sarah beneath sheets as she begins to drift off to sleep, meanwhile Jareth also drifts off to sleep upon his throne. Together they meet in a dream, as he confesses to her (NOT SINGS - notice there are no musical notes attached to the word bubble in the final frame.) that he is such a fooled heart.Page 124
Their silhouettes dance together closely in shadow as the masked figures look upon them again. They both serenade their separate songs to one another. (Jareth's song is blue notes, Sarah's is red).Page 125
Aaaaand, we finalize this song sequence with the Goblin Queen Sarah from page 96-99 dancing with Jareth. Sarah finishes her lines and then takes a breather. Jareth says her name as if he's about to explain, but the Goblin Queen cuts him off. Of course, Sarah can be so cruel, just like Jareth said she could.
What next? Well, expect Barn Owl Soleil to finally come crashing down into that bubble and wiping it out before Jareth resolves this issue with the Goblin Queen. Also, Hana's torn fairy wings finally make their cameo appearance -- or should I say comeback.
*Yes, yes, it's highly depressing, and sad, but remember - sometimes in a relationship between two people that really love each other there are: Drowning Hopes, Lots of Rain, Stormy Seas, Bursted Bubbles, and Shattered Dreams, but all-in-all Sarah and Jareth did, in fact take the plunge together! I still promise a Happily-Ever-After for Sarah and Jareth, but getting to the center of their problems is part of life, and the adventure of living.
I hope this helps! Have a wonderful New Year!
Link to "Tears from the Moon" can be found here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w0hHx…
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