Once Upon a Time Review: Losing Faith
Once Upon a Time took us on another wild ride in the "Heart of Darkness," as some characters found their faith and others were set adrift.
I loved the episode straight from the very first scene where Charming and Red were searching for Snow and were chased by the King's men. Red told him to go after Snow and she'd handle the group hunting them... but Charming needed to get a head start.
I wonder if he had any idea what she had planned when she looked up at the moon and took off her cloak. Red wasn't kidding around when she said she'd take care of them. Do you think there was anything left when she was done?
As we finally saw Snow, it was clear that Rumplestiltskin made a heck of a potion. The once sweet Snow White was almost psychotic as she tried to smash the bluebird flying around the house. Then she called Jiminy "the dirty cricket." He's lucky he got out alive.
The snarling Snow White even managed to tick off Happy and the dwarves' intervention didn't go well. Then she went from trying to kill the vermin in the cottage to taking out the Evil Queen. So, who was the evil one now?
There's a theme here that evil isn't born, it's made, but we still haven't found out what turned the Queen evil. Even though Snow tried to murder her it's not as though she knew about it, so I'm still wondering why she hates her with such passion.
Back in Storybrooke, Mary Margaret was arrested for Kathryn's murder. All the evidence pointed to her but the clincher for David was when Archie put him under hypnosis.
Somehow he saw memories from his fairy tale self and completely misinterpreted Snow threatening the Queen for Mary Margaret threatening Kathryn. Does everyone in Storybrooke need to hit Archie's couch to get a clue on their pasts?
I loved it when Mary Margaret pointed out that no matter how much evidence they piled against him, she still believed David - but now that the tables were turned, he'd lost faith in her. Ouch! That's got to hurt.
The longer the story goes on, the less I like David. Where Mary Margaret has retained most of her strength from Snow White, David appears to have become the opposite of Charming. He continually seems cowardly and disloyal. I know it's the curse but it's very disheartening.
Thankfully, Emma still believed in her mom... umm... make that Mary Margaret. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to get her to stick around. But who planted that key and where will Mary Margaret go since the curse won't allow her to leave Storybrooke?
August and Henry were a cute pair as they discussed the book. August said he was in town to convince people to believe, specifically Emma. It still begged the question: who is this guy and what's his agenda?
In the fairy tale world, Charming referred to Rumplestiltskin as the most powerful man in the world. Wow! What does that make Mr. Gold?
My romantic heart loved when Snow told Charming she would always find him as they were dragging him away but how many times will this couple be torn apart to have to find one another?
And did Rumple really bottle true love? He said if you can bottle true love, you can do anything? What's his plan and has it carried over to Storybrooke? Will it involve Belle or am I just a hopeless romantic?
Do you still have faith in the power of love on Once Upon a Time?
Once Upon a Time: "Heart of Darkness"
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