In the aftermath of Gold’s actions at the wishing well, the people of Storybrooke must come to grips with the knowledge of what they once were… and are again. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world, Prince Phillip and his traveling companion, Mulan, face a dangerous opponent.(from TV.com)
At first, I was really confused. The whole point in doing the fairytale flashbacks last year was because the people from the fairytales didn’t remember who they were. Now that they did, I was seriously wondering why we were going back to fairytale land.
With Fairytale land I’m always confused as to where we are in relation to the characters. Is this before or after Snow got poisoned? Is it after Belle runs away from Rumple? Where is Regina in this time line? Though I liked the fact that we didn’t find out how the fairytaleland storyline connected to what was going on in Storybrooke, I was annoyed with the sudden difference in how the Hat works.
So, everyone remembers what Regina did, thus she must die. Not that I blame the townspeople for being mad, I did think that Emma and Snow were awful quick to jump to Regina’s aid. It wasn’t a terrible idea, or even out of character, just a bit quick.
Having Snow want to talk to Emma about everything was a great piece, Emma’s response to Snow and Charming “saving” her, was heart-crushing. Really the best part was that wishy-washy-douchey David was gone, hopefully now that Charming has returned, I won’t hate on this character for the rest of the season.
I’m so excited to have Emilie de Ravin as a full-time cast member now, I’m kind of really interested to see how Belle and Emma get along. Considering my distaste for Emma, that’s saying a lot.
David Anders, that man is an amazing actor. Not everyone can play a character that switches from healer to harmer in a split second.
I was a bit nervous about it, but Jamie Chung played an AMAZING Mulan. I really enjoyed her portrayal of Mulan, my only complaint as that she didn’t do any fighting. I really would have liked to see her fight (I know we’re going to see it eventually, but it would have been nice during this episode).
I feel terrible, but I kind of didn’t like Phillip. Which saddens me greatly because he was always one of my favorite princes. It may be just that he didn’t get enough air time and that’s why I didn’t like him, but every time he was on-screen, he just didn’t bring the character to life for me like I wish he would have.
Again, I feel really bad but I didn’t care for Sleeping Beauty either. Once has done a pretty good job at making the princesses not too damsel in distress-y. They almost always have some bite to them from the start. Aurora didn’t really.
Also, I really hated the Aurora/Phillip/Mulan triangle. I felt like it was completely unnecessary. Mulan is the kind of character that would just go and help, she didn’t need to fueled by wanting to be with Phillip.
- Check out the weekly Once Upon a Time podcast, Once. In addition to the discussion, they also put all the fairytale and Storybrooke stories into a timeline to keep things straight.
- Catch up on missed episodes at abc.com
What did you think of this episode?