Once Upon a Time wrapped season two with "And Straight On 'til Morning," a game-changing episode that may have succeeded in setting the series up for a better third season.
Finally, with "Second Star to the Right," Once Upon a Time found its groove again. The disappointingly-uneven season came together with the episode, which explores the truth behind Neverland in the Once universe.
"The Evil Queen" sets Once Upon a Time up for its second season finale. The episode focuses on Regina’s latest fall into darkness, along with flashbacks of her Fairytale Land attempts at goodness to foreshadow her impending inner conflict.
"Lacey" pulls a Once Upon a Time reversal. It shows what happens when a Storybrooke resident reverts to their curse personality. Meanwhile in Fairytale Land, another not-quite-fairytale character is introduced.