Even in its sixth season, Once Upon a Time continues to captivate viewers with an epic world where fairytales and soap operas combine.
This season, a big focus has been on the mythos surrounding being the Savior, and Emma's internal struggle as she comes to grip with a peek into her future – one that will ultimately lead to her death.
We've also had a glimpse into the Land of Untold Stories, where Jekyll and Hyde, Cinderella, and the Count of Monte Cristo had continuations of their well known tales.
And then there's Agrabah, and the introduction of Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar, a storyline that we've only just begun to scratch the surface on.
All the while, the usual players, Rumplestiltskin, the Evil Queen, and Zelena have been creating their usual kinds of havoc, as Storybrooke continues to be the town where everything that can go wrong will go wrong.
What do we think of Once Upon a Time Season 6 so far? What stories have left us scratching our heads? Which 'ship are we excited to see more of? Who is this season's MVP? We answer all of that and more below!
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Season 6 MVP So Far: Regina/Evil Queen
We don't understand how Lana Parrilla has been denied Emmy recognition for her role on Once Upon a Time. She carries the show weekly with her incredible performances as both Regina and the Evil Queen. It's hard to say which side of her we prefer more. The Evil Queen may be unhinged, but she's a lot of fun to watch, while Regina continually packs emotional punches that remind us why we fell in love with her in the first place years ago.
Character We Need More Of: Snow White
It's been rough to see Snow White on the sidelines for so long. Now she's back in the forefront, but it still doesn't feel like we see her enough, especially when she's been saddled with a storyline that keeps her asleep 50% of the time. Is it too much to ask that we get some bad-ass Snow White scenes in the second half of the season?
'Ship We Can't Wait to See Again: Outlaw Queen
The mid-season finale left us with new questions about Regina's future, in wake of David's wish that the Evil Queen would get exactly what she deserved. The two pieces of the Evil Queen DID get just that; while the evil half was turned into a snake, Regina was reunited with Robin Hood in the alternate universe created by Emma's mind. Will Regina enlist Robin's help in getting back to Storybrooke? Is this Robin a carbon copy of her lost love? Is this the beginning of Outlaw Queen 2.0? We can't wait to find out!
Biggest Let Down: Aladdin in Storybrooke
It's not that we don't love Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar – in fact, we LOVE them. That's why we've been a bit let down by the lack of story for them. We're hoping that their tale will pick up the pace, especially because we need more Jafar.
Twist That Gave Us the Most Questions: The Black Fairy
It seems to be a little late in the game to give Rumplestiltskin some mommy issues, doesn't it? The reveal that his mother is the evil Black Fairy, who steals children, certainly fits the character. And it leaves us with many questions; why hasn't this come up until now? Why was he the one child she didn't want? Why does she have such a vested interest in Gideon? Perhaps most important: who will play the role of this new Big Bad?
Biggest Eye-Roll: The New Sleeping Curse
Haven't Snow and David been through enough already? We get it: the show centers around this tentpole couple that “always find their way back” to each other. But can't they experience something new that keeps them apart? Why another sleeping curse?