One of the many reasons I adore Reign is episodes like “Liege Lord,” which took a break from teen romance to focus on a plot steeped in Tudor politics and nuanced statecraft.
There’s an element of redundancy going on—the repetition of the abandoning parents, the long-lost relations, the mysterious cloud of smoke—that’s going to swiftly move OUAT from “enjoyably ludicrous” to “come on guys, it’s fantasy; surprise us, maybe?" territory.
Wonderland's finale was as slapdash, needlessly complicated, and confounding as the rest of the season... in a great way.
This time, death is presumably for realsies, you guys.
Why, why OUAT did you (A) center this thread so much on Charming when you had such a lovely guest star, and (B) turn Rapunzel into a confused allegory for overcoming self doubt?!?!
When this show is good, it is very very good.
The crazy train is pulling out of the station, and I'm getting on board.
Despite being so visually rich and sartorially ravishing, not to mention boasting some of the best performances we’ve seen on Reign so far, “The Consummation” was at times very hard to watch.
Wow, what an episode to return from a hiatus with—every moment was completely, gloriously nuts.