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Once Upon a Time Review: Dare To Dream

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If Once Upon a Time has taught us anything, it's that magic comes at a price. Apparently so do dreams, as "Dreamy" gave us the surprising background of dwarfs and the consequences of daring to fantasize.

Grumpy's history was just so sad that it was a little painful to watch his story play out. Knowing that Grumpy had once been the optimistic and smiling Dreamy was heartbreaking. Kudos to the actors and writers for making me feel so much for a character I hardly knew.

The Return of Belle

Despite the supposed inability of dwarfs to love, their beginnings were quite creative. Who would have guessed that they were hatched from eggs? And what a great twist to have their names magically appear on the pick axes.

The one issue I did have was that Dreamy didn't tell Nova what the blue fairy had said. She had the right to know that she could lose her wings if she sailed off him. Nova could have made her own decision given all the facts. Perhaps love would have trumped fairy wings. Alas, we'll never know.

One small complaint about fairies: they really deserve better outfits. I've come to expect a lot from the wardrobe department of this show and the fairy dresses didn't work for me. They looked too much like a bad fitting tutu.

The other thing that bothered me was the much hyped return of Belle. Her role was so small and so brief that I was a little disappointed. I hope we get to see more of her soon.

Apparently Leroy had the same hero complex as his fairy tale alter ego. He certainly didn't have any more luck in the love department. Grumpy didn't seem to be destined for a happy ending in either realm.

Like Mary Margaret, I didn't know what Leroy had planned. When he hit the transformer with the pick axe I actually laughed. Now there's a way to sell candles: make sure everyone's in the dark.

Emma's investigation into Kathryn's disappearance had me shaking my head. Why was she trusting Sidney so much? For a woman who claims she can tell when someone is lying, her radar seemed to be on the fritz when it came to the reporter.

Sidney easily could have had those phone records changed. My only question is this: how soon will Mary Margaret get dragged into this mess?

Will Mary Margaret and David ever find their way back to one another? Will Kathryn be found wandering in the woods? And what the heck did the nuns do to Mr. Gold? Whether you're Dreamy or Grumpy over it, share your thoughts on this week's Once Upon a Time.

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Did anyone notice that Henry didn't appear at all? missed him
Anyways, I wished they had explained why Belle was even there with the dwarves. Was she hiding from the queen or did the queen banish her there?
It feels messy to leave that there.
It's interesting how Leroy and his Grumpy character are so alike when Prince Charming and the modern-day David are so different. All of this would not have happened had he simply told Katherine the truth about him and mary margaret. Prince Charming didn't seem that cowardly. Is this some kind of special curse that only Charming has to suffer? Interchanged personality?
I was a huge Snow White and Charming shipper before, but not so much now. That man has got to find a way to redeem himself, asap.

Once Upon a Time Season 1 Episode 14 Quotes

Quite a team we'd make. Town harlot, town drunk.

Grumpy

Regina: You don't know what insubordination means do you?
Henry: Shrugs
Regina: It means you're grounded.

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