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Once Upon a Time 2-21: Second Star to the Right

I’m out of town with family right now, so I just got a chance to watch last night’s new episode. I have just one question. Is it next week yet?

How about now?

Much like last season, they have absolutely left us hanging, and I can’t wait to see how this gets resolved. Something tells me I might not be that happy about it, but I need to know and I need to know now.

Okay, deep breath. Relax.

Let’s start in the past, say London of 100 years ago, because that’s where our flashback took place. (And can I say I don’t like what I think they did to one of my favorite characters.)Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-21: Second Star to the Right

Once Upon a Time 2-20: The Evil Queen

“The Queen is Dead. Long live the Evil Queen.” So says Regina at the end of our flashback to the Enchanted Forest. And that part of the episode finally filled in a gap of her back story we’d had yet to see. And in Storybrooke? Oh boy, are things out of control.

But let’s start in Enchanted Forest.Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-20: The Evil Queen

Once Upon a Time 2-18: Selfless, Brave, and True

I’m going to have to do things a bit differently with tonight’s recap. There’s a reveal part way through that I just can’t explain any other way than to slip the flashback in the middle of the recap. It colors too much of what happens in the episode to understand it any other way.

So let’s start in Storybrooke, shall we?Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-18: Selfless, Brave, and True

Once Upon a Time 2-17: Welcome to Storybrooke

Welcome to Storybrooke. It sounds like some kind of recap episode. But it was tonight’s all new episode of Once Upon a Time. And it actually made sense when you figured out what was happening.

For once, we never left Storybrooke. We still had a flashback, but it took place in 1983, when the town was created.Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-17: Welcome to Storybrooke

Once Upon a Time 2-14: Manhatten

I read a lot of mysteries, yet I rarely figure out the ending before the killer is revealed. When I do, I either feel upset because it was so obvious or I feel pleased with myself for picking up on the clues. The second option was how I felt tonight while watching Once Upon a Time. Two of the things I’ve been saying all season were proved right. Okay, so I back tracked on one of them, but I did change my mind again the next week.

But let’s start with the flashback to Enchanted Forest. It surrounds Rumplestiltskin and his past in the Ogre Wars.Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-14: Manhatten

Once Upon a Time 2-13: Tiny

After two weeks, we’re back. Back to the magic. Back to the intrigue. And back to Storybrooke. So gather round because we’ve got a tale of giants to weave.

The flashback portion of the episode revolved around Anton, the giant we meant earlier this season as played by Jorge Garcia. When we first see him, he is late to dinner and trying to deal with his life as the runt of his giant brothers. They are excited because the bean harvest is almost ready. Anton wonders why they continue to grow magic beans since they don’t give them to anyone and don’t travel to other realms, but he is told they are giants – that’s what they do.Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-13: Tiny

Once Upon a Time 2-11: The Outsider

Wow. A plot I thought was going to go for several weeks just ended tonight. And that ending? So not a fan. So really, really not a fan.

But before we get there, maybe we need to get through the rest of the episode. So let’s get going, shall we?

As always, let’s start with Enchanted Forest, which focuses tonight on Belle with cameos by some very interesting special guests.Read More »Once Upon a Time 2-11: The Outsider