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Once Upon a Time “Her Handsome Hero”
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Once Upon a Time “Her Handsome Hero”

Hope makes flowers grow in the Underworld. Who knew? Naturally, Hades doesn’t like things that grow, so we can expect bad things to happen to our heroes. Emma wakes from a dream to realize that she knows how to remove their names from the gravestones, and if their names are […]

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Once Upon a Time “The Brothers Jones”

The main task for today is to find the Underworld version of the Storybook in hopes that it holds the secret to defeating Hades. Henry gets a tip on the location when he talks with the Apprentice about finding the Author’s quill. The Magician’s house is here, along with many […]

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Once Upon a Time “Souls of the Departed”

The Underworld takes a familiar place and makes it feel… wrong. At the start of “Souls of the Departed” — Once Upon a Time‘s 100th episode — Regina explains that she created Storybrooke from a dark curse, and it was the curse that gave the town its construct. So what […]

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Once Upon a Time “Swan Song”

With the ongoing struggle against the darkness nearing its end, this episode promises to be a significant one. With memories returned and Emma’s plan revealed, she has become the protagonist once again and Hook is the force to fight against. But not just Hook anymore, now it’s every Dark One […]

Once Upon a Time “Birth” and “The Bear King”
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Once Upon a Time “Birth” and “The Bear King”

Birth Why is it that with every question answered, two more are raised? This week we’re treated to the Big Reveal that Emma’s final transformation to the Dark Swan was actually an act of love. She has been enduring the criticism of friends and family for weeks, when she alone […]

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Once Upon a Time “Nimue”

What we learned this week: 1) The Apprentice is over 200 years old. 2) Men can get stupid around a beautiful woman. Yes, I’m looking at YOU Merlin. 3) Arthur must have had an amazing public relations manager and/or autobiographer because he is nothing like the man of legend.

Once Upon a Time “The Bear and the Bow”
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Once Upon a Time “The Bear and the Bow”

We might have hoped for great things after Merlin was released last week, but sadly all is not well in Storybrooke. Arthur is showing his true colors again, and people are finally starting to catch on. Rumple is also showing his true colors, but Belle keeps reminding him that somewhere […]

Once Upon a Time “The Broken Kingdom”
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Once Upon a Time “The Broken Kingdom”

Continuing on with the theme of tarnished heroes and varnished villains, this week we peek deeper into the shadowy corners of Camelot. We knew from the start that King Arthur wasn’t all he claimed to be, but little did we realize how low he would stoop to protect his dream. […]

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Once Upon a Time “The Price”

You can’t escape your past, and Regina has a lot of history behind her.

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8 Great Moments of Goodness from Once Upon a Time “Operation Mongoose”

With so many characters to cover in two short hours, they do a wonderful job of showing glimpses of everyone’s alternate life without going too deep into any one story. We are left to fill in the missing pieces however we like, and no doubt there will be a profusion […]