This week is the winter finale of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. That means we’ll get a huge cliffhanger by the end of the episode to make sure we tune back in when the show returns on March 6th. (Of course, I’m surprised the show is still on the air at all considering how the ratings are. They are still announcing it will return the first Thursday in March, but things could change between now and then.)
I had a theory on how the episode would end – with Alice using her final wish. But based on the descriptions I’ve been reading, I’m thinking they’ve got something else in mind for the cliffhanger. That leaves me wondering what it is.
Anyway, the flashback will tell us about Cyrus and his origin. Learning where genies come from could certainly be interesting.
Meanwhile, in Wonderland, Alice is going to be tracking down the White Rabbit to find out where his loyalties truly lie and why he has betrayed her like he has. We’ll get to meet Mrs. Rabbit, as voiced by Whoopi Goldberg.
While Alice and Cyrus will still be trying to find each other, there will still be the Red Queen and Jafar to deal with. It sounds like their unsteady alliance will come crashing down this episode with the fate of all of Wonderland hanging in the balance.
I have a feeling we are in for a very interesting episode Thursday night. Any theories on what the cliffhanger might be? I’ll be recapping and sharing my reaction over at Carstairs Considers as always.
Disney’s cast members are known for their excellent guest service, but did you know they also donate a significant amount of time and money via the VoluntEARs program. The holiday season VoluntEARs brings extra cheer to Central Florida non-profits with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families in Osceola County and countless other efforts across the community. These actions reflect Disney’s ongoing support to help local organizations that aim to brighten the lives of children and families.
During this past month, Cast Members have collected and donated thousands of new toys, games, books and plush dolls to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots to benefit children in Orange and Seminole counties. In addition to collecting toys, Disney VoluntEARS have also given more than 6,000 hours to help the Marines register families for the annual giving campaign and sort and pack the toys.
“Through these combined efforts, we hope thousands of children in Central Florida will be surprised by at least one present during the holidays,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “We also hope that by giving their own time, Cast Members will inspire their children, family members and friends to remember kids of all ages during this season of sharing.”
The annual toy drive’s national campaign also received $200,000 from The Walt Disney Company as part of Disney’s long-standing support to the organization—which dates back to 1947 when Walt Disney designed the original Toys for Tots logo that is still used today. Continue reading
Last week’s episode ended with quite the twist. It was looking like everything was fine and we were heading back to Storybrooke to live happily ever after. Just one problem, we still have two episodes left in the Neverland arc. And then Pan and Henry’s eyes flashed and I suspected. Fortunately, they told us by the end – Pan and Henry switched bodies, so it is really Henry stuck in Pandora’s Box.
What does that mean for this week? Everyone will be returning to Storybrooke where they will be welcome back with open arms. That sounds good except for one thing – Pan is plotting to take them all down, and he’ll be using Henry’s body to do it. Now, who will be the first to realize something is off with Henry. My money is on Regina, but from the previews, it looks like Emma might learn the truth from a surprising source on her own.
Oh, and look for a certain new princess to be back as well.
Meanwhile, we’ll get some flashbacks to Snow and Charming’s honeymoon that takes an interesting twist when they start hunting for a mythological creature that could stop Regina. Personally, I’d love to know what fairytale characters consider a mythological creature.
As always, I’ll be recapping the episode over at Carstairs Considers on Monday night.
After having Thanksgiving off, we’re back to Wonderland Thursday night.
Alice is gong to be in for a shock when she learns that her father has made it to Wonderland. I can’t wait to see how that will play out after all the years of grief he’s given her. Now he definitely has proof.
But it’s not going to be a nice reunion. Jafar is planning to try to use her father to get Alice to use another wish. That’s going to be a tough one for her.
Meanwhile, we will get more of Jafar’s back story including how the death of his mother drove him toward evil.
There’s no mention of the thing I want to know about most – Cyrus. Just how did he survive jumping off the cliff at the end of the last episode? I mean, we know he did, but how is the question.
My recap will be up either very late Friday or early Saturday west coast time. See you over at Carstairs Considers then.
It’s been two long weeks since the last episode of Once Upon a Time aired. Can’t wait to see what happens next when it finally returns this Sunday night.
As the last episode ended, Henry voluntarily plunged his heart into Pan and then collapsed on the ground. Pan now has the Heart of the Truest Believer in him, meaning he is immortal.
Or is he? That’s what our heroes will be trying to figure out as they race to save Henry before it is too late. Can they stop Pan and get Henry his heart back before Pan’s powers grow too powerful? I’m sure they will come up with a way, but I can’t think of what it might be yet.
Meanwhile, Gold is stuck in Pandora’s Box. Is that the “undoing” of the prophecy? And how will that get undone?
And in the flashback, we’ll see how Gold arranged for Regina to adopt Henry. That’s one back story I’m very anxious to see.
As usual, it looks to be a great hour. I might not get to it right away, unfortunately. I will recap it over at Carstairs Considers, but it might not go up until Wednesday.