[Recap&Review] Once Upon A Time ` The Doctor

SUMMARY
In Storybrooke, Regina is haunted by a figure from her past while trying to resist the temptation to use magic. Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest, Emma and Mary Margaret investigate an ogre massacre, while in the fairytale world of the past, Regina discovers that she can’t master the dark arts.(from TV.com)


PLOT
Fairytaleland
Emma, Snow, Aurora and Mulan come back to find that Cora has torn out the hearts from every person in their camp. Except for one person. I thought it was going to take a lot longer for them to come in contact with Captain Hook, like a few more episodes. At first, I thought it was a bit speedy, but as it progressed in just this episode, I’m kind of excited to see what happens with Killian joining the crew.

Pre-Curse, we discover that Regina asked Rumple to teach her how to bring people back from the dead. Longing to be with her stable boy, she’s learning this dark magic to find a way to bring him back to her. That however, isn’t possible with magic. Hatter, tells her that there may be someone that isn’t of our world that can make it happen. Introducing…. Dr. Frankenstein?

This may be the weirdest crossover yet. I understood Lancelot (it kind of goes with the period that most fairytales are in), but Frankenstein? I kind of felt that they used this time of year to guide this episode more than I would have liked. Just because it’s Halloween, doesn’t mean that we have to have a monster.

Storybrooke
Trying to keep her promise to Henry not to use magic, she turns to Archie as her sponsor. But when her stable boy comes back to haunt her she goes on the hunt to get him back. All the while, Dr. Whale just wants to get back to his world, which is different than Regina’s.

This episode definitely put me on Team Regina. It’s giving her a lot more to be mad about and making her character a lot easier to understand and her reasons for doing what she does.

PERFORMANCES
No matter what he’s doing, I always love David Anders in whatever role he plays. He has this way of looking really innocent in most aspects, then there’s a darkness that he lets just roll over his face that makes things a lot creepier.

COMING UP

LINKS

  • 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?

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