What hits me whenever someone mentions Tallahassee is that, even though the city is named after a Native American toponym (old city), there’s this thing: Θάλασσα (thalassa) is an ancient Greek word that means the sea. And whenever I hear Emma talking about finding Tallahassee I can’t help but think that she’s unconsciously looking for the sea. I know only one man in the show with the sea in his veins.
Love this point. “Θαλασσα” is also the oldest ancient word in the Greek language that is also spoken and used in the exact same way in modern Greek. Also, may I point out Eddie Kitsis is Greek-American? Hehe. ;)(http://www.ellines.com/en/erga-ellinon/5085-senariografos-tou-lost-kai-tou-once-upon-a-time/).