Regina suggested that I break the discussion into two bits -- therefore we do have Rose start the conversation earlier in the story, while she and Blanche are at school. It's a pretty neat intro and I think it'll work well.
The second half of the scene I enlivened visually by adding a chess game. The pieces on the chess board were great metaphors for the different kinds of fairytale characters the Briers and Bear are talking about. In addition, it's my own personal nod to "Black as Night" in which chess imagery figures prominently.