TV Reviews: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time 3.21 – Snow Drifts and 3.22 – There’s No Place Like Home: This two part finale was a very strong episode and concludes a great season. I liked how it focused on relationships and family a lot. While it is a common pattern in the show, I like how it was done in it. There were so many emotional moments, from the beginning. Time travel can be tricky and I was starting to fear that this show was trying to do my head in as normally Continuum does! I liked how Emma could see the story, the fairy tale, and not just through the book. I still don’t like her much anymore, but if she could only have some thing now drilled into her head, I would be grateful. While she eventually kissed Hook, I still feel rather bad for him given how she has treated him until then. Hook is a very compelling character and it was great to see him talk more with Charming in the past, as they had only begun to talk more in recent episodes. Regina was really great as always and her moments with Robin melted my heart. I am angry at the script writers for suddenly bringing his wife back into the story. That was an extremely cheap move, but I have an upcoming post about Emma, Regina and their love interests that comes up soon, so I’ll leave it at that now. I loved the Star Wars reference, with Emma being “Princess Leia” in the past. It was great, and Hook was very fitting as the scoundrel! It was also great to see Ruby/Red Riding Hood again as I adore her. And I didn’t see Snow’s and Charming’s new baby’s name coming. It was a beautiful choice and definitely made me rush for the tissue box. Regarding Rumplestilskin and Bella, I loved their wedding ceremony but I am still uncomfortable with how he had duped her about the dagger. I think it was counter intuitive. Finally, the choice of bringing Frozen in Once Upon A Time? Brilliant! Is it season 4 yet?

Source: Once Upon A Time Wiki.

Source: Once Upon A Time Wiki.

4 thoughts on “TV Reviews: Once Upon A Time

  1. thejedilibrarian

    I didn’t like Rumple duping Belle either, but I did like the wedding and that Maurice came around. I loved the name of the young prince. I loved the Back to the Future and SW references! Emma now needs to show Hook those movies so he gets it. I half expected Emma to say Princess Diana, but I guess she couldn’t pass up being Princess Leia! And when they attempted to rescue her, I thought “Oh look, the love interest and father”. Of course, Hook’s “remember that later” to Charming was perfect as well. But I agree with Hook and Regina, Emma is like her mother and doesn’t think of the consequences of her actions. Marion was supposed to die. Even the knowledge that Regina executed Marion would have been enough to change the dynamic of Regina and Robin’s relationship a bit, but this just ruins it! They had such a nice vibe going!

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    1. Natacha Guyot Post author

      Yes! Maurice coming around was a nice touch to the wedding. And yes, I think I forgot to mention the Back to the Future reference! It was priceless too. And I also expected her to say “Princess Diana” though Princess Leia made me grin much more! I know that drama can be productive, but I really don’t know how they can make Robin/Regina work after what just happened. That was really lame.

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      1. thejedilibrarian

        Princess Leia was the perfect answer, and it made me think of Hook as Han and Charming as Luke when they tried to rescue her. Classic.

        It is one hell of a wrench to throw into the plot. I don’t like it at all. I don’t see it working now either unless something else happens to her, or they make it some sort of twisted love triangle. Feels like a cop out though.

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        1. Natacha Guyot Post author

          Yes! That’s why Leia was perfect!
          I never liked love triangles and I am worried of how all this mess is going to turn out. Even if they had Marian fall for someone else (doubtfully) or die (which would be gratuitous I guess), thing remains that Robin will know that Regina was to have her killed, even if she has changed by now, so it might throw a big shadow on things. I really do feel sorry for Regina.

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