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Once Upon A Time: Snow Drifts/There's No Place Like Home: Episodes 21-22,...

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No DeLorean necessary, Emma and Hook stumble into the past through the portal Zelena opened. The objective in “Snow Drifts” and “There’s No Place Like Home” is for the pair to get out of the past without rewriting the fairy-tale we know and love. The day has come when Once Upon A Time does a twist on its own mythology -- and stages a ball, obviously. The...

Once Upon A Time: Kansas: Episode 20 Season 3 - TV Review

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Once Upon A Time thankfully skips the wheat fields of Kansas for some Oz-based backstory on Zelena. Yes, “Kansas” features a girl named Dorothy who’s quick on the draw to put out fires. But it’s really Regina who has to have the fast fingers, in her final duel to protect the Charmings and stop her sister for good. The Players: Director:...

Once Upon A Time: A Curious Thing: Episode 19 Season 3 - TV Review

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“A Curious Thing” is the title of this week’s Once Upon A Time, but it also describes our reaction. Answers to the season’s lingering mysteries are flying thicker than monkeys. The Players: Director:  Ralph Hemecker Writers: Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison,...

Once Upon A Time: Bleeding Through: Episode 18 Season 3 - TV Review

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In “Bleeding Through”, our Once Upon A Time heroes do some paranormal research on the Wicked Witch, as she tries to motivate Rumplestilskin to become a willing partner. When it comes to relationships, we'll take Regina and Robin Hood over Zelena and The Dark One any day. The Players: Director: Romeo Tirone Writer: Jane...

Once Upon A Time: The Jolly Roger: Episode 17, Season 3 - TV Review

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“The Jolly Roger” flashes back to Captain Hook’s activities after leaving the Enchanted Forest. It explains what he was doing during that missing year, and what the Wicked Witch has over on him. But wisely, Once Upon A Time doesn’t fill the hole in his heart. The Players: Director: Ernest Dickerson Writer: David H....

Once Upon A Time: Quiet Minds: Episode 15 Season 3 - TV Review

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Neal is back! “Quiet Minds” filled in some big holes Once Upon A Time had left unplugged. But most importantly, how manly will the man-hug between Hook and Neal be? The manliest of them all. The Players: Director: Eagle Egilsson Writer: Kalinda Vazquez Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert...

Once Upon A Time: The Tower: Season 3 Episode 14 - TV Review

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If by ‘letting its hair down’ you mean Once Upon A Time will indulge in the darkness and anxiety of fairy-tales, that's exactly what we got in this episode. Plus, “The Tower,” has even more Rumplestilskin. We’re moving in the right direction y’all. The Players: Director: Ralph Hemecker Writer: Robert...

Once Upon A Time: Witch Hunt: Season 3 Episode 13 - TV Review

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Last week’s tepid premiere was just a throat-clearing for the glorious Regina and Emma mystery machine of “Witch Hunt.” Plus, there were more flying monkeys! Once Upon A Time ain’t in Kansas, it's ahead by a country mile. The Players: Director: Guy Ferland Writer: Jane Espenson Cast: Ginnifer...

Once Upon A Time: The New Neverland: Season 3 Episode 10 - TV Review

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Clearly “The New Neverland” is a place where saying 'never' means just until the third act. Poor Emma may never get a day off as savior, but it's really Once Upon A Time that deserves our sympathy for this set-up episode. The Players: Director: Ron Underwood Writer: Andrew Chambliss Cast: Ginnifer...

Once Upon A Time: Think Lovely Thoughts: Season 3 Episode 8 - TV Review

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“Tonight!” Pan shouts, “Henry saves magic!” If by ‘magic,’ you mean the excitement of watching Once Upon A Time, and by ‘save’ you mean, ‘gives away his heart turning Pan into a demi-god,' then yes. That’s exactly what happens in “Think Lovely Thoughts.” The Players Director: David Solomon Writers: ...

Once Upon A Time: Dark Territory: Season 3, Epiosde 7 - TV Review

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Some long-needed daylight and a pair of clue-busting princesses brighten Once Upon A Time’s return to Storybrooke. But don’t worry, if you love tramping through jungle and the frustratingly proximate goals of Operation Henry, “Dark Hollow” has that too. The Players Director: Guy Ferland Writers: Kalinda Vazquez and...

Once Upon A Time: Ariel: Season 3 Episode 6 - TV Review

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Once Upon A Time still can’t get its stakes in order for every storyline, but “Ariel” excels at what counts: Turning a myth on its tail. The Little Mermaid has a whale of an origin story. It's one that's familiar enough to be fun, but also surprising and flounder free. The Players: Director: Ciaran Donnelly Writers: ...

Once Upon A Time: Nasty Habits: Season 3 Episode 4 - TV Review

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Status quo on Once Upon A Time means yet another fairy flashback to abandonment issues. But if “Nasty Habits,” is mostly a filler episode, the fact that it’s all about Rumple’s bad parenting and an older-then-we-realized relationship with Pan makes it icing rather than stuffing.

Once Upon A Time: Quite a Common Fairy: Season 3 Episode 3 - TV Review

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Once Upon A Time continues to inch Operation Henry forward with "Quite a Common Fairy." In a shocking development, Pan's map isn't the magical deus ex machina he presented it to be. But Hook reckons a fairy he used to know might be able to help find Pan’s camp and Henry. However, Regina’s fraught history with Little Green complicates the matter. Meanwhile, in the...

Once Upon A Time: Lost Girl : Season 3 Episode 2 - TV Review

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On this week's Once Upon a Time, Pan provides Emma with a magical map to find Henry in “Lost Girl.” It is, of course, a trap. Yet the fun of it, is the psychological nature of Pan's snares. Meanwhile, Rumple gets a vision of Belle to go with his bad horror movie prop, and we flashback to when Snow found Excaliber. Can anybody say Season 4: Camelot?