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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- White Out

Oh man, guys. I love Elsa. And Anna. I don’t want them to disappear once the Frozen arc is over. Emma needs a friend and, I dare say, she found one in Elsa.

Elsa, determined to find Anna, put up a wall of ice around the town. David, Emma, and Hook were on the scene moments after it happened. So was Elsa. When Emma noticed her hiding within the ice, she went to investigate. That’s what our Savior does. But, when Captain Charming came after her, Elsa’s powers took over and she and Emma got trapped inside.

As we know, the cold doesn’t bother Elsa. It does, however, have a major impact on Emma’s wellbeing. As she begins to freeze to death, the two blondes bond over their lack of control of their respective powers. Elsa tells Emma about Anna and Emma sends her father and her boyfriend (I’m standing by that title. If Rumpel can, so can I) off to find her.

We find out that David, before he replaced James as prince, knew Anna. Back when his hair was as long and luscious as his daughter’s. Anna stayed with him when she sought passage to the Enchanted Forest and she trained him in sword fighting. Anna taught David how to wield a sword! Am I the only one impressed by that? DAVID! Anyway, she helps him defeat Bo Peep and find his courage. He, of course, remembers this when he finds out who Elsa’s sister is.

He and Hook go off to find Bo Peep at the butcher shop and Hook takes her staff. It will help them find Anna because Bo branded her back in the Enchanted Forest. Although Elsa thinks she needs Anna to help control her powers and melt the ice cave, David—using Anna’s words and wisdom—talks her through it and she’s able to melt it just enough for her and Emma to squeeze on out of there.

Emma—still freezing—lunges at Hook in the most amazing, loving hug I’ve ever seen. These two are the real deal. I mean, we’ve seen it from Hook all along, but this was HUGE for her. The way she went to him was VERY telling. So was the hand holding and cuddling back at the Charmings’ while she warmed up.

Using the staff, they weren’t able to find Anna, but they did hear a heartbeat, proving she’s alive. It’s not ideal, but it’s good enough until they can find her.

Also, Snow is now the mayor and was put in charge of getting the power on after Elsa’s ice wall killed it. She succeeded with a little help from baby Neal. I like her in this new role—mother, mayor, she’s killing it! Regina told Henry she didn’t want to see him while she was dealing with her heartache over Robin Hood. But, being a Charming (in some way, I guess?) he doesn’t accept that. He goes on over and they reunite. It was really, really nice. Oh, and kind of a big one, Elsa tries to melt the wall completely—to free the town—but she can’t. They don’t know it yet, but there’s a snow queen in town and she is not going to let that wall down without a fight. Here we go.

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Let’s talk about romantic reunions, shall we?

I lead a very… single life. So, I love when I can watch TV and see relationships fall apart and come back together. Yes, they break up and it hurts like a bitch… But, sometimes, they get back together and everything is beautiful and right in the world (even if just for an episode). There are more couples on this list than I realized before I started writing them out, but I’m only going to name the first ten that came to mind. 

Leslie and Ben- Parks and Recreation

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I mean, come on. After nearly an entire season of watching these two fall in love, they only got to be together and happy for, like, two episodes. And then they were both miserable for far too long. Neither of them deserve to be unhappy for even a second and as I mentioned before, they were miserable. But, then Leslie spoke up and Ben took action and the kiss that followed was swoon worthy. 

Casey and Cappie- Greek

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I was rooting for these two since their ill fated hook up in the pilot. Cappie was clearly still in love with her and Casey was dating that douche, Evan (note: I loved Evan by the end of season 2, if not before). Watching Cappie pine for her while she and Evan continued their descent into Greek Row royalty was hard. After seasons of the two of them denying their feelings and dating other people and not going after one another when they should have, one Thanksgiving night, Cappie walked Casey back to ZBZ and the most excellent exchange occurred. 

Carol and Doug- ER

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I can’t say much about this without going into a tailspin. I mean, it was CAROL AND DOUG. They always belonged together. They were meant to raise their girls together. And, so, when Carol finally went to Seattle, my little heart didn’t stand a chance. 

Hannah and Adam- Girls

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I don’t know what it is that makes me love Adam so damn much, but I do. And I love to hate to love Hannah. After Adam told her he loved her and they broke up, I was actually okay with that. I don’t think I had been completely won over by either of them. Then, season two happened and things got really dark, but we also really got to see and understand more of Adam and Hannah. He was the only one able to pull her out of her breakdown and the way he did it was so romantic and crazy and… Adam. It was exactly what you’d expect of him at that point in the story.

Lorelai and Luke- Gilmore Girls

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These two make up one of my all time favorite couples on television. When they broke up after Emily and Richard’s vow renewal, I was gutted. Neither of them took their breakup well at all. How could they? They’re meant to be. They broke up a second time, but I’m focusing on the first one because season 7 is still a little difficult for me to stomach. Plus, their whole relationship in season 5 was just… better, which made that initial breakup much harder for me. But, that kiss when Luke showed up at her house? Whoa, baby. 

Snow and Charming- Once Upon a Time

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Broken up by a curse only to end up on the other side as a single school teacher and a married coma patient. Mary Margaret and David knew they were in love, but didn’t understand why it was so consuming, so intense. They didn’t understand who they truly were. Snow White and Prince Charming are the truest of true love and they were torn apart. It took 28 years and their long lost daughter to bring them back to reality and reunite in the street of Storybrooke, ME.

Peyton and Lucas- One Tree Hill

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I didn’t finish this show for the sole reason that these two left it. Seriously, I got two episodes into season seven before throwing in the towel. That says a lot. For a long time, I thought I wanted Lucas and Brooke to end up together, but then they didn’t and Lucas and Peyton finally got together. The two of them really started to make an impression in season five, years after they had broken up. Therefore, their reunion in the very beginning of season six was perfectly timed and a long time coming. 

Veronica and Logan- Veronica Mars

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Do I want to focus on their reunion in season 2 or their ultimate reunion in the movie? How about the movie? The two of them had been through three seasons of ups and downs plus nine years of “radio silence,” so it was a great relief to see them reconnect as adults. Yes, the emotional roller coaster that brought them together in season 2 made that reunion very meaningful and sweet, but they had so much growing up to do. 

Rachel and Ross- Friends

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She got off the plane. SHE GOT OFF THE PLANE. After ten years of will-they-won’t-they, breakups, and one night stands, Rachel decided not to move to Paris. She decided to be with the man she loved, the man she always loved, so they could be together and raise their daughter together. Who didn’t squee with delight when they slept together the night before she was supposed to leave? Who didn’t fall into a puddle of tears when she got back on the plane? Rachel getting off the plane was the best thing that could have happened and, of course, they had to end up together. It was Ross and Rachel, after all. 

Andy and Sam- Rookie Blue

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Obviously, I had to include this one. It’s so good, so important to me, that I had to end the list with it. The crap these two have been through in five seasons is enough to make even the sanest person weep. I’m far from sane, so you best believe I wept every time these two even looked at each other. It took seven episodes for them to kiss, one phone call to send her running, two seasons to be on the same page, two suspensions to tear them apart, one episode for them to work on starting, one death to rip them and their already broken hearts to pieces, one undercover assignment for them to “move on,” two ill-fated relationships to make them realize what they were missing, and one gunshot wound to the abdomen to bring them crashing together. Even then, it wasn’t smooth sailing. It took half of season five to get them to open up and really show each other how they felt. And, oh my god, it’s all been worth it. SO WORTH IT.

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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- It’s Not Easy Being Green

onceSo, I’m not going to lie. I missed this episode live last night. I was out for my dad’s birthday dinner, but I woke up early this morning so I could watch it before work (and safely go on Tumblr when I got there). Anyway, I really enjoyed this episode. It had A LOT to offer.

Starting off at Neal’s funeral, watching everyone (minus his father) throwing dirt onto his casket, Henry having no idea about who is father truly was- it was a bitch. Whoa, it hurt. I may ship Captain Swan hardcore, but I never disliked Neal. Not once. He was an amazing character and I hope his death proves to be a powerful storyline that lives through the end of the season. I’m with Hook, Henry needs his memories back. He needs to know who Neal was and who he really is.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Because after the funeral, Hook insists on talking to Henry. He’s the only one around who can shed light on who Neal/Baelfire was at Henry’s age. Emma swoons a little at Hook’s sincerity and then tells him to be careful because Zelena is still out there. Hook promises that nothing will happen to Henry while he’s watching him. That’s about the time I swooned. Sa-woon.

So, Hook takes Henry down to the docks and Henry brings up the fact that his mom always pawned him off on friends with boats. Which, I don’t know, it just might mean that without her memories, Emma was still attracted to the sea. And Hook. Subconsciously, of course. Then, we see them later, and Henry’s tied about every knot that he can and Hook is staring dreamily at the sky. Why? Because he’s going to teach Henry how to use a sextant just like he taught his father all those years before. But Henry doesn’t want to know how to navigate by the stars, he wants to know who his father was. Sure, he understands that his mother is keeping things from him to protect him, but he still wants to know the truth. Then, Hook tells him that when he and Baelfire happened upon each other, it was right after he lost his father. Henry has more in common with Neal than he realizes.

Back in town, Zelena comes to crash the wake and drop a bomb on Regina. She is her sister. Half-sister. Whatever. Cora gave her up and gave Regina everything. Zelena basically challenges her to a duel on Main Street at sundown. So cliché. But when she leaves, Regina goes on a mission to find the truth about whether or not they are sisters. She finds a letter, from Rumple to Cora, claiming that Cora’s firstborn (Zelena) may be the best student he’s ever taught. All this time, Regina thought it was about her, but now she realizes the truth.

Oh, also at Granny’s after the funeral, Tinkerbell sees Robin’s tattoo and gets mad at Regina for not doing anything AGAIN. And when he comes over to offer Regina a drink, Tink kind of fangirls and it’s just about the cutest thing ever. Robin also runs into Regina in the woods, with the letter, and they talk about what’s really bothering her. What she wouldn’t tell Snow and Emma in the vault where she found the letter.

Belle, David, Tink, and Emma go to the farmhouse to see if Zelena’s around so they can try to get to Rumple without her interference. Belle thinks she can get Rumple on their side even though Zelena has his dagger. Oh Belle, true love isn’t always the strongest thing in the world. Needless to say, their plan didn’t work and only pissed Zelena off more. Now, if there’s any outside interference with her and Regina, Rumple will be forced to go on a killing spree. And you can see how much it kills him to be controlled by such a crazy witch. And, you know, he doesn’t want to kill the woman he loves… Or anyone else. Hopefully, at least.

When the time for the duel arrives, Regina is late and Emma, as the Savior, tries to step in. She doesn’t last long at all, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts. When Regina finally does show up, she’s much calmer and more confident than when Emma and Snow last saw her. She’s ready for whatever Zelena has in store. She knows it won’t be easy, but she’s got to, at least, try. And she does, nearly failing. But when Zelena reaches into her chest for what she really wants, Regina’s heart, she finds nothing. Regina’s not rookie, she knows that she can’t show up to a fight with something as sacred and valuable as her own heart. No, she’d left that in the care of Robin because, well, duh.

Zelena flies off on her broom (really, a broom) and the Charmings find Regina still alive. She also has an inkling as to why the Witch is after her heart. She already stole David’s courage; she’s cooking up a recipe. But for what?

When Zelena gets back to the cellar where she’s keeping Rumple, we find out. It’s not a curse. It’s a second chance. She wants to travel back in time to when her mother abandoned her so it doesn’t happen again. And, therefore, Regina won’t be born and Cora and Rumple can’t choose her over Zelena. She’s crazy and vengeful and envious. And she’s not done.

We also find out that Walsh, you remember Walsh, was the one, great and powerful, Wizard of Oz. And when Zelena found out who he was and how he was managing as a Wizard with no magic of his own, she turned him into her flying monkey minion. So, yeah. It’s going to be a long rest of the season. At least everyone knows who she really is now.

But, before I wrap this up, I want to go back to Hook and Emma. And then Regina and Robin. First, when Hook brings Henry back to Emma, this is when he tells her she can’t just go back to New York when all this with the Witch is over. Henry needs to know the truth. The truth about himself, his father, and who all these people in Storybrooke really are. Emma just thanks him for taking Henry and goes to her room. Hook lingers awhile before begging off to his own. Hook has grown SO much since “Tallahassee” in season 2. And he’s been there for Emma so much. I mean, offering to take Henry was as much for her as it was for him. He’s also suffered so damn much in his life. I want a happy ending for the guy, and I’m pretty sure it’s Emma. She just needs to realize and accept who she is and where she’s from. She’s been through a lot, too, more than most, but she deserves her own happy ending.

So does Regina. And that is with Robin! He was the one watching over her heart while she was dealing with Zelena. And she also left it with him to watch over until the Witch infestation is handled. Guys, she literally gave him her heart. And admitted to owing him a drink. Oh god, it’s going to be so GOOD when they get together. Just get rid of this Witch, give Henry back his memories, and everyone will be right where they belong with WHO they belong. COME ON!

PS: Who’s ready for a Hook-centric epsiode next week? I know I am.

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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time- New York City Serenade

As some of you know, Once Upon a Time was a show I watched over the winter hiatus. I watched it all within a week and was caught up right around the first of the year. Over the week I spread out the two and a half seasons, I was hooked. This show sprang to the top of my list so quickly, I didn’t know what came over me. It’s a complicated story that needs to be paid close attention. The family tree alone will make your head start pounding if you think about it too hard and too long. There are a lot of characters, there are a lot of relationships, and there are a lot of stories being told- all of it sucked me in and ran through my head until I was able to watch the new episode last night.

I’m nervous for the second half of this season, guys. It’s going to get dark and the fact that no one knows what happened to them makes me very uneasy. I mean, at least Regina knew the last time a curse was put on everyone. Now it’s just the Wcked Witch who, according to interviews with Jennifer Morrison, is one of the sweetest people in Storybrooke. And she’s the only one who knows she’s the Wicked Witch and what happened to everyone. I just think it’s going to be a very dangerous second half for our friends in Storybrooke.

Everyone that was transported back to the Enchanted Forest kind of reacted differently, it seemed. Hook just decided he didn’t want to try and be a hero anymore, so he took off. (We all know, and so does everyone else, that this has everything to do with Emma being back in our world). Snow, Charming, and Regina team up to take back their kingdom, which is strange, but I cannot wait to see the three of them working together. Neal has suffered a lot- losing his father, his son, and the woman he loves in one fell swoop- but at least he has Belle to lean on and help get to Rumple’s place.

Regina is also having a very rough time being away from Henry. She’s hurting. A lot. She reaches the point where she feels the only way it will stop hurting is if she tears out her own heart and buries it. Thankfully, Snow finds her in the knick of time and convinces her that she needs her heart to find the one thing Henry always wanted for her- happiness. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that just after putting her heart back in its rightful place, Robin Hood saves her from one of the Witch’s flying monkeys. I can’t wait to see more of Robin Hood and I hope he and his boy were taken back to Storybrooke with the rest of the fairytale characters.

When we see Emma again, she’s meeting her boyfriend of eight months for dinner. Walsh is played by the ever charming Christopher Gorham, but I knew straight away that I wasn’t going to like him. And, yeah, maybe it has something to do with my undying love for Hook, but that wasn’t the only thing. He was just rubbing me the wrong way. I was SO happy that as soon as he stepped away from the table, Hook took his seat and used what little time he had to apologize. But he, like we, knew that Emma believed him that something wasn’t right. She’s stubborn, as she has always been, but he’s able to convince her to go to an address that we find out later is Neal’s apartment that Emma, Gold, and Henry visited a year before.

Of course, as soon as Hook vacates the restaurant Walsh comes back and proposes. Emma, being the Emma we’ve always known and loved, has to have some time to think. No matter what memories are implanted in her by Regina, her history with Neal is real and she holds on to the hurt she felt. Love and trust have, and probably always will be, a real issue for her. And obviously, everthing that’s happened with Hook up to this point is fresh in her mind and she needs to know the truth about herself before agreeing to any life changing decisions.

Henry, on the other hand, is all for Walsh and his mom getting married. I’m not going to lie guys, I liked seeing Emma and Henry happy and living normal lives. I know it’s not in the cards for them, but it was nice to see while it lasted. I actually kind of hoped that Henry, having the heart of the truest believer, was just going along with everything for Emma’s sake and somehow knew the truth about their family and friends. I no longer believe that, but I wish it were true. Getting Henry to believe and understand everything is going to be hard. And the fact that Emma doesn’t want his good, happy, stable memories to disappear is going to make it more difficult.

Anyway, Emma does go to Neal’s apartment and does realize quite quickly who it belongs to. Not only that, but when she finds a camera with Henry’s name on the strap, she knows that what Hook was telling her about her real life and her real family could be true. So, she meets him in Central Park where he told her he’d be and after he tries to convince her that he’s not crazy and that she and Henry were at Neal’s only a year ago, he asks her to drink a potion that will help get her memories back. Obviously, she doesn’t, but she does get him arrested. Because, of course she did.

Later on, Henry and Emma are on their way home and Henry drops a bomb on her that he texted Walsh and told him to come over for dinner and that he would be at a friend’s for a sleepover. It’s difficult because Emma wants to be happy with Walsh and Henry, but she also wants to see what the pictures from the camera she found are of. She sends Henry up to the apartment and checks the bag of developed pictures to find her and her son in a town called Storybrooke- a town she’s never heard of, let alone been to.

Now she knows Hook is on to something and she gets him out of jail. He’s finally able to convince her to drink the potion and find out her truth. And when she does, the nice, safe world she was living in falls around her and she’s back to who she was with a man she may, or may not, have been in love with once upon a time. A man who clearly still loves her and has come back to, not save her family, but to save her.

Back at the apartment, Hook tells her the truth that he didn’t stay with her parents which is why he was able to use the Jolly Roger and come back for her when he received a note. He told her there was nothing in the Enchanted Forest for him, and we all know it’s because she wasn’t there with him.

When the doorbell rings and Emma realizes she needs to break things off with Walsh, because he doesn’t deserve to be sucked into her life and her mess, Hook decides he’ll be the one to get rid of him. Ha, you keep your jealousy in check, Captain, and Swan will send him away. Which she does and he says that he wishes she hadn’t drank that potion. WHAT?! How could he possibly know about the POTION? Because he’s a flying monkey, that’s why.

Poor Emma, even the fake life she was living wasn’t safe. This poor girl can’t win, can she? At least she has Hook and Henry to drive up to Maine with so she can see her parents for the first time in a year. And the scene with her and David was absolutely adorable. She doesn’t know the reach of the current curse, so as far as she know, David doesn’t remember anything. Luckily, or not so luckily, he remembers her and what happened up until the point she and Henry drove away from Storybrooke a year before. He’s just SO happy to see his daughter and to find out that she remembers who he is. And he knows it’s been a year since they last saw each other because… Mary Margaret is pregnant(!!) and pretty far along. I mean, that’s a pretty good way to judge a span of time, if you ask me.

Like I said, this second half of the season will be tough for everyone in Storybrooke, but at least they have the savior back. And thankfully for us, the show is just BACK ON!

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