Once Upon a Time Season 4 Episode 2 Review: White Out

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Take down all the icy walls and Once Upon a Time Season 4 Episode 2 was all about the characters making a connection both in Storybrooke and in the past. 

Elsa said she put up that frozen fortress around Storybrooke to keep anyone from leaving before she found her sister, but it felt more as though she was constructing the wall to protect herself from those within. Thankful, Emma broke through Elsa's emotional walls. These two characters have a lot in common and it was good to see them bond over powers they don't understand. 

It was important for Emma to find someone to share her fears with. Someone who can see it from her point of view as when she told Elsa in this Once Upon a Time quote

I hear you with unprepared. Get this. A savior. I'm still not sure what the hell that means.


It's been four seasons but Emma is still perplexed as to why she has these powers or how and when to use them. Will Elsa be able to help her figure that out? 

One of the best things about Emma being stuck in the ice was how Hook and David worked together to save her. 

It was cute when David wanted to talk to Hook about his intentions. He wanted to make sure the pirate didn't view his daughter as just another conquest but I'm pretty sure Hook would have been long gone before now if that's all Emma was to him. 

As was shared in my interview with Josh Dallas, David met Anna years before when he was still a shepherd. I loved that they made Bo Peep evil. I never would have guessed that and having her be the butcher in Storybrooke was a nice twist. 

Elsa and Anna were starting to come into their own as they interacted with more of the characters we know and love. Anna's optimism and fighting spirit fit right in with the don't give up attitude of the Charmings. It was a nice touch to see that she actually taught that to David once upon a time.

Present day Storybrooke was having it's own issues. The ice wall took down the power and for some reason everyone thought that Mary Margaret could get it running again. Um…shouldn't there be a staff at that power plant to keep it running? Has it really just magically kept itself going all of this time? But this is a fairy tale so I'll let that go. 

However, I loved Mary Margaret's reaction to everyone's whining. I thought the same thing she did. Didn't they all live in the Enchanted Forest without power for their entire lives? It didn't take them long to be spoiled by the internet and a dvr. 

And a word of advice…do not mess with a sleep deprived new mom.

I'm starting to get why Regina was evil. It wasn't her, it was you. You have survived your entire lives without lightbulbs. Buy a flashlight!

Mary Margaret

In the end there were plenty of walls to be taken down, not just the Frozen ones. Regina locked herself away as she pined for Robin Hood. Having Henry find her and tell her that he wasn't going away was a nice way of showing how much he's grown up. He has two moms and he's not giving up on either one of them. 

So who is the new ice cream queen with icy powers and is their a Frozen showdown coming soon?

And don't forget, you can watch Once Upon a Time online any time here at TV Fanatic. 

And here's your first look ahead to Once Upon a Time Season 4 Episode 3, "Rocky Road."

White Out Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Once Upon a Time Season 4 Episode 2 Quotes

Mary Margaret: I'll recognize funny again. when he's three and I finally get some sleep.
David: Three, I see the optimism returning.

There you go sweetheart. I'll see you in three hours for your midnight shrieking.

Mary Margaret