It's easy to achieve the goal of “Save Henry,” once Regina wakes up and smells the magic. Once Upon A Time effortlessly wraps up the Neverland storyline, while offering a meaty flashback too. All hail the Queen!
“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: ...
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 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: ...
This week, Once Upon A Time gained more wind in its sails, with “Good Form.” The flashback to Hook’s time as a Naval officer has sloppy and over-obvious slo-mo, but that’s about it.
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 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...
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?
The last we saw of Once Upon A Time, Henry and Neil went through portals and it took a magic bean for the Charming family and Regina to go after them. “The Heart of the Truest Believer,” does a fine job of setting up the separate lines of action and overarching conflict for season three. Since Robin Hood’s guarding Rumplestilkskin’s castle and the Lost Boys...
This week offers some great catalog titles, but the new releases are light. Basically, things won’t get exciting until some of the summer’s big titles start hitting home video. Still, there’s some winners here.
The cast and crew of Once Upon a Time appeared at Comic-Con to discuss their fairytale futures. Key players Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Carlyle as well as creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis spilled the magic beans on what's to come (i.e....
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.
In "Selfless, Brave and True," Once Upon a Time (kind of) sacrifices another beloved character. Meanwhile, a growing team of real world villains has set up shop in Storybrooke.
Once Upon a Time went old school with another origin story in “Welcome to Storybrooke.” The episode explores the town's early days, and explains the motives of its most mysterious resident.
This week, Once Upon a Time upped the intensity with "The Miller's Daughter." The powers of good and evil struggle to find balance as a major character bites the dust so another can live.
Once Upon a Time’s best villains operate in shades of gray. This week, one of the good guys vere to the dark side. In "The Queen is Dead," Snow White’s endless benevolence finally ran out. The result? She vows to kill one of the series biggest baddies.
Sunday, Once Upon a Time returned in a big way -- a giant way to be exact. An old friend (and sometimes foe) from Fairytale Land came to Storybrooke, as one of the show's most important characters skipped town.