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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- The Apprentice

You know, I loved this episode, but I don’t have too much to say about it.

I would love to focus on that date. Wouldn’t we all? Shouldn’t we all? They both looked STUNNING. Like, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. And happy. Holy crap, they were so happy. You could see them falling more and more in love with every second, every look, every two-handed touch.

That damn hand, though, huh? Can’t Killian and Emma just be happy? Why must this hand come back to haunt my dear, dear captain? I know he’s changed, it’s been made obvious that he’s changed. Rumpel hasn’t changed, but because he’s the Dark One, he doesn’t have to? Come on, how is that fair? I am so sick of Killian suffering. Didn’t we get enough of that last season? Let’s just hope that Rumpel is wrong and it was a cursed hand, not the desire within Killian. At least, that’s what I’m sticking with.

Back to the date, though, can we just talk about the adorable parents that the Charmings make? Jesus, David is such a dad. It’s actually ridiculously precious and it’s always something I love seeing. Mary Margaret was killing it in the mom department, too. Taking pictures, asking questions–adorable. It’s almost like we were getting season one Emma-Mary Margaret back. I’d love for them to find a balance between friends and mother/daughter.

But seriously? Who the hell is this Snow Queen? I’m dying here. How is she connected to Emma? Where did she come from?!

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Let’s talk about the brief- yet perfect- Captain Swan kiss

I didn’t mention it in my full review because it wasn’t totally necessary to my feelings on the episode. The whole scene was great. From the line about going home and watching Netflix to Hook’s giddy smile when he said yes even though he has NO idea what Netflix is. And, then, finally to the kiss.

After telling him she’s guilty about Regina and Robin and him telling her that he thinks there’s something else, she kisses him. It’s short, yes, but it’s so sweet and meaningful. Emma Swan does not go around kissing guys especially not when she knows how they feel about her. She knows Hook is in love with her, she would never lead him on on purpose.

Emma told him to be patient. We have to be patient, too. But if we get little moments like that in the meantime, I definitely wouldn’t be mad!

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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- A Tale of Two Sisters

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. It is so amazing to have this stupid little show back. And by stupid, I mean perfect. I was so nervous that Anna wouldn’t live up to Anna in the movie and she TOTALLY did! She was, actually, kind of perfect. So was Elsa. Kristoff was good, but not quite up to snuff with Frozen‘s Kristoff. There’s still time, though, and I adore Scott Michael Foster.

Regina went and broke my heart a million times over. She’s understandably heartbroken and pissed off over the fact that Marion is back and Robin is choosing her. I mean, Robin is a good man who has to live up to his moral code, but it won’t be easy. That’s obvious right off the bat. I’m kind of pumped to see how this mess plays out. I really, really hope Regina doesn’t dabble with the darkness too much. She needs to get it out of her system, I’m sure, but she does not need to go ALL Evil Queen on us.

Emma doesn’t have it easy. She’s the one that brought Marion back. And Elsa, though she doesn’t know that quite yet. She is wrecked with guilt over ruining Regina’s happiness. She’s avoiding Hook because of it. He’s no dummy either, he knows what she’s doing. He also suspects that there’s something else she’s guilty about. Neal, perhaps?

And, speaking of Neal, I’m a little upset about his headstone. “Beloved son.” That’s all it says. What about “Devoted Father?” Yes, he wasn’t around all that much for Henry, but only because he didn’t know about him! In the little time he spent with his son, he LOVED him. And Henry loved Neal. Like I said, I’m a little upset here.

So, anyway… We pick up the Frozen story about 2 years after the movie ends. Anna’s getting married and Elsa has gifted her with their mother’s wedding dress. However, while they’re in the attic trying on the dress, Elsa finds a diary. It alludes that their parents left because they were afraid of Elsa and her parents. She thinks they left and, therefore, died because of her. So, Anna goes off on a two week journey to Mist Haven to find the truth about why they were headed there. By the way, Mist Haven is the Enchanted Forest.

In Storybrooke, we see Elsa hiding behind her terrifying snow monster and running around town looking for Mr. Gold. In a newspaper she found, she sees a necklace that she had given to Anna the day she left on her journey. So, they’ve been separate since Anna left and Elsa is now sure she’s in Storybrooke. It would make sense if she was in the Enchanted Forest when the curses hit. God, I hope she’s not dead. And I hope Kristoff’s hanging around Storybrooke somewhere, too.

After the promo:

Not too much to say other than I AM SO EXCITED for the rest of this season. Elsa, Anna, Captain Swan, Outlaw Queen. There’s so much to look forward to!

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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- Bleeding Through

I just watched this episode last night and I can’t really write an entire review right now. However, there are three things that I do want to mention:

  1. Regina and Mary Margaret- AMAZING character and relationship development right here! I mean, we’ve seen them slowly learn to trust each other and work together, but David and/or Emma and Hook are always around, too. This week, we got to see the two of them, alone, have a real, deep, meaningful conversation. We saw them accept their shared past in order to continue working together and becoming… Friends? I don’t know, we’ll see. But Regina protecting her and that baby, showing so much concern for the two of them, was amazing to see. I cannot wait to see this story line continue.
  2. Regina and Robin- More character growth for this woman! So good and so deserved! Robin had to give Rumple Regina’s heart (you know, the one she just gave him) in order to keep Roland safe. Obviously, it was the right thing to do. I mean, hello, he’s going to protect that adorable little boy and those dimples! And Regina respected that decision, she stood behind it. Because she knows how hard it is to lose a child and she’s seen it in others, too. She doesn’t want anyone to feel that way, especially not her true love. And after talking with Mary Margaret about feelings and pain, Regina went to Robin and she kissed himAnd it was perfect and I need more of it, please.
  3. Hook- Poor, suffering Hook. The guy can’t catch a break. And I know some people don’t like him and think he deserves all this pain and sorrow for the pirate he used to be. (Keyword there: used). I don’t agree with that— obviously— because he has grown so much and has tried to do everything right since he found Emma. And same goes for the time they spent in Neverland in 3A. Listen, there’s nothing he can do about the man— pirate — he used to be. And it’s not fair that people are so quick to forgive Regina and not give Killian a second glance. They were both villains once and they’re both working to become better people. *end Hook rant*
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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- The Jolly Roger

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Oh my, oh my. This episode ripped out my heart and then proceeded to stomp all over it. Don’t get me wrong, it was great- very well done. Colin O’Donoghue just killed it. And me. His performance killed me. 

We got to see a little of what Hook was up to in the year he was separated from Emma. He was back to his pirating ways without the Jolly Roger. So, dressed as a knight (holy hotness!) he and Smee gets gold from unsuspecting travelers. Mr. Smee and the rest of Hook’s men honor and thank him by hiring a prostitute, but Hook pays her off. Obviously, he’s still hung up on some blonde woman back in NYC. 

After this incident, however, he gets hit in the head and threatened by… ARIEL! She accuses him of kidnapping Prince Eric because she heard he was taken on the Jolly Roger. But Hook has yet to find the Jolly Roger, so it couldn’t have been him. No, it wasn’t Hook. It was Black Beard. Hook, Smee, and Ariel embark on a journey to find his ship and its new owner. 

On their journey, Ariel remarks that she thought it was odd when she heard Hook was the one with Eric. She had heard all the things he did in order to help get Henry back to Storybrooke. She was under the impression that he was a good man. Well, let’s just say he did not want to hear that. Hook has this whole “bad ass” thing down and, as far as he’s concerned, it’s who he is. He’s a pirate. He’s not a prince. He’s not a good man. As the audience, we’ve seen him go from pirate to hero and we also know that while he was back in Fairytale land, he was just trying to get over Emma. 

But, when he gets to the Jolly Roger and to Black Beard, some pretty intense stuff goes down. A sword fight (holy hotness again) and an ultimatum. Black Beard’s heard that Hook has gone soft, so he gives him the option of surrendering his boat in exchange for Eric’s location, or Hook can kill him which would end up letting Eric die alone on an island somewhere. And then it happens. Hook kills Black Beard and Ariel flips her… fin. Literally, after slapping him and calling him a coward (maybe… I can’t quite remember), she jumps overboard and is determined to find Eric all her own. She will never stop believing (as you can see, she’s learned quite a bit from the Charmings. All good things, all good things).

So, in Storybrooke, Emma decides that the only way for Regina to defeat the Wicked Witch is if she learns to use her magic and help her. It’s agreed that this is a dangerous idea, sure, but a very good one, nonetheless. After David offers his and Mary Margaret’s services in watching Henry while Emma’s off with Regina, Emma has to drop the bomb that Henry actually finds them a little… boring. He’s twelve and listening to baby talk just isn’t his thing. He’d much rather hang out with our dear Captain Hook. 

Emma and Henry head to the docks, and while Henry’s glued to his phone, Hook and Emma have a bit of a moment. What I love about Hook and his character development is that, yes, a lot of it has to do with Emma, but he’s interested in saving the town and keeping everyone safe. He tells her that magic is a part of her and she should embrace it. And then they get into a bit of a fight because she brings up taking Henry back to New York once everything with the Witch is over. Hook is not okay with that. He’s tried to go back to the person (pirate) he used to be and it didn’t work. (Side note: We saw him go back to the pirate he used to be, and yes he was rife with guilt, but there is so much more to that story and we need to see the rest of it). Emma asks again what happened the year they were apart and he brushes it off, but he does agree to watch Henry.

While Hook is teaching Henry how to cheat in a game of dice (real nice, Killian), the Charmings and half of Storybrooke stumble upon Ariel on the beach. She’s looking for her prince and the Charmings suggest that Hook would be far better suited to help her find him, what with his time at sea and his knowledge. Little do they know that he has a pretty good idea of where Prince Eric could be. Dead on an island outside of the curse’s reach, perhaps? But he agrees to help her and Henry goes off to learn how to drive David’s truck. 

Hook and Ariel head off to Gold’s where they find Eric’s cloak and Belle uses a locator spell on it. Hook and Ariel follow it to the sea, where it looks like Eric must be dead. Ariel hugs Hook and tells him she just wishes she knew how her and Eric’s story ended. After she leaves, Hook’s guilt bubbles up and the man we now know and love runs after her to apologize for the man he was. 

Ariel slaps him again and definitely calls him a coward this time. He promises he will do ANYTHING to make it better, but how is she to trust a man who doesn’t believe in love. Hook admits that he does still believe in love, it’s just that the Jolly Roger was the only thing to fill the void of his broken heart. Ariel asks if he still loves the woman that broke his heart and he tells her the truth- yes. (AHHHHHHHHHH). She makes him swear on that woman’s name and he so swears on Emma Swan (AHHHHHHHHHH). And then BAM, his lips turn green and he is utterly confused. That is until Zelena shows up! That WITCH! She’s cursed his lips, so when he kisses Emma all of her powers will diminish. And so, she tells him that he must kiss her or she will make sure everyone she cares about- her parents, her friends, her son– will suffer. Now we’ve seen that Hook has taken quite a liking to Henry and he’s just admitted to loving Emma, he won’t let anything happen to either of them. But either way, kissing her will take her powers and Regina won’t be able to defeat Zelena on her own, or everyone will be killed. Umm, hello rock please meet hard place. Poor Hook! What is he to do?!

There was a couple of silver linings I suppose. Henry had a great time with his grandparents. Regina and Emma were able to work on Emma’s magic and found it to be much stronger than they thought. Also, Zelena told Hook that Ariel did find Prince Eric and they have been living happily ever after. Regina and Emma use their magic together to use mirror magic and, even though they don’t know the truth about who Hook was helping all day, they do see Eric and Ariel together and happy. As far as everyone but Hook is concerned, it was good day with a happy ending. 

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