Is Once Upon a Time refusing to let the Swan Queen flag fly while still trying to keep the 'ship from sinking?
Technically, Episode 4 left us exactly where we were in Episode 1.
Welp, we've reached the all-important fourth episode.
"Ariel" carried a message that for once I agree with, which is that keeping secrets is a terrible idea.
This episode put aside the hunched-back ghosts and passageways and torture for an hour and zeroed in on the essentials: drama, sex, and "hand-detailing the downstairs." Or at least that was Kenna’s focus. AGAIN.
This episode zeroed in with laser-like focus on Captain Hook: his origins, his desires, his transition from being HRH’s navy officer with bowl-cut bangs to being a guyliner-addicted pirate in a leather frock coat.
I think I'm sort of completely hooked on this show and I intend to spend my weekend convincing people who haven't watched it yet to do so.
Lots of great developments this week! But I can’t believe we had to wade through two weeks of buildup to get to the heart of the matter.
Other than a soul-crushing 30-second interlude with Emma, this episode was boring.
This pilot set up a dangerous and beautiful (and, yes, ridiculous—who cares?) world that I absolutely want to return to.