Once Upon a Time is back for the second half of season 4 and as a person who has binge-watched all the seasons in just a couple of months, I’m not sure how I feel about this one. For a show that’s so full of charm and intrigue, I was missing something. Maybe it’s that episode introduction thing that Once Upon a Time does where they introduce us to each characters past. This season, Rumplestiltskin is on a mission to find his happy ending. He gathers his villainous pals; Ursula and Cruella Deville. He has a plan…the dude ALWAYS has a plan.
Personally, I think/hope that this will be Rumple/Mr. Gold’s last season. (Does he even have a first name? I don’t know, he doesn’t deserve one anyway.) He already had all the chances in the world to change for the better and he didn’t. This episode shows that he will do all kinds of bad shit to get what he wants. I’m getting bored with him and his antiques actually, which is why I’m hoping for that outcome where he goes away for good. Yes Rumple, everyone deserves a happy ending but not you, definitely not you.
Of course, we can’t have Storybrooke without a huge flying beast right? Right. That’s why as our characters are hanging out at Granny’s, they hear a noise, run outside and then see this devil-looking beast ready to attack. Regina and Emma use their magic to try and destroy it but fail, just making it fly away. We later find out that Rumple is the famous Oxford Professor; the dude who knows the author who wrote the fairytale, how to get a happy ending, and also the one who sent in that flying monstrosity.
Apparently, in order for the villains to get their happy ending, they need the blackest heart in Storybrooke. They immediately suggest Regina. Sounds kind of doable right? Wrong. According to Mr. Gold, that heart belongs to Emma. (YES I SAID EMMA, WHAT? HOW?) That was the part that really hooked me. It might have something to do with Snow, who at some part of the episode, met with Cruella and Ursula and urged them to not tell anybody about what happened between them, especially Emma. See, these are the things that keep me hooked to this damn show.
I can’t write a review on Once Upon a Time without talking about the beautiful and tortured Hook. As biased as I am about my love for him, I kind of miss the charming Hook and his sly but beautiful remarks. Now, Emma and him are a couple; they hold hands, kiss, and he buys her coffee. Hook was just a little to serious for my liking but then again, he is dealing with the regrets from when his heart was taken out and he trapped everyone in that damn sorcerers hat; It’s okay Killian, I totally forgive you.
I’m interested to see how the season will progress and especially why Emma has the blackest heart, Rumple hopefully getting what he deserves, Snow’s secret with the villains, and finding out who the book author is. I have a weird assumption but I think I’ll leave that to myself for now. Things I’m not that excited for? The Villains. I’m already over those ladies but I think they might shock me. We shall see.
Important and unmentioned things that happened:
– Rumplestiltskin and the villians have a past and that past is filled with failed plans
– Belle finds the spell that brought the Blue Fairy out of the hat
– The Blue Fairy is sketchy as hell
– Emma and Regina team up again to drive the beast on the other side of the town line
– Regina really wants her happy ending (and I want her happy ending with Robin)
– Hook is guilty about what he did before we left him in the last episodes
What did you guys think of the episode? Comment below!