Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 22

And Straight on 'Til Morning

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 12, 2013 on ABC
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  • Episode Summary

    Greg and Tamara use the curse's failsafe trigger to begin the destruction of Storybrooke, and Regina finds herself cast in the unlikely role of savior. Meanwhile, in Neverland, Bae meets Hook and the Lost Boys.

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    • LOST dejavu

      Another ending were a kid is kiddnaped and needed for some reason.

      Let's hope the make use of that storyline, and use some flashforward scenes on season 3.
    • And Straight on 'Til Morning

      And Straight on 'Til Morning was a perfect season finale episode of Once Upon a Time. I was very entertained because the writers are geniuses and really brought everything together. I couldn't believe Gold would go that far in the beginning. Just as unlikely was Regina's willingness to help save everyone. Hook and Bae's past is revealed in more detail. Hook makes multiple choices leading to interesting circumstances. Beauty and the Beast were reunited and it was emotionally powerful. I couldn't believe what Greg and Tamara did until the ending which brought various story lines together in a fantastical way. The past paralleled the present perfectly. It seems there is much more to the Peter Pan story. I'm hooked and can't wait for the next season!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

      It was so amazing the way they culminate this season, the developments were so damn perfect i love every single second of it Storybrooke and Neverland plots were fantastic I was yelling the hole time and it really make me cry when Emma finally say MOM and DAD!!!!! I wait a year to hear those words!!!!!

      Captain Hook being fatherly around Bae was so cute and finally saw the good in Regina being a hero sacrificing fo everyone was so good. But it was shocking when they take Henry to Neverland and it was creepy that the lost boys have a picture of Henry centuries before he was even born. I dont know if i can wait all this time to see what is going to happen OMG!!!!!! THE FAMILY IS GOING TO NEVERLAND!!!!!!!

    • Mediocre finale

      The episode was sort of a mixed bag for me. My problem with the finale was the fact that it was kind of boring, predictable and just rushed. That being said, it made me finally realize that the creators clearly don't know what they're doing and that they're making things up as they go along. My biggest issue with the episode was the use of magic. I mean, I know that it's a show about magic and everything but it really does seem it's the solution to everything. Where's the emotional stakes? The storytelling? What's the point of everything, like death or a a you can simply solve everything with magic. I don't know but it just seems they use as a tool or an excuse for everything. It just always comes to all the plotlines building up to a climax of someone using magic and saving the day. The writers don't build any conflict, they just simply create for the sake of drama. What was the whole point of the prophecy thing or Belle's amnesia? Basically that magic solves everything. The whole thing was so rushed and clumsy that it didn't make any sense. Don't even get me started on the whole Tamara and Greg nonsense that we will have to endure yet another season. I laughed at Tamara's "We believe in the sacredness of our cause" line because not long after they were activating a magical crystal to magically destroy Storybrooke, and then using a magical jellybean to escape to a land presumably full of, yep, more magic. ALL THE MAGIC. As I said before, the writers are so lazy and complacent with this show that whenever a problematic plot development needs clearing up, it's just swooshed away with a flick of the hand and some funky blue smoke.

      "Hey guys, the Storybrooke gang is heading to Neverland next season so somebody needs to stay behind to guard the town, and Belle would be a good candidate but she's Lacey right now. Hmm"

      "Not to worry" *enter convenient magical potion* "And she's Belle again!"

      And let's not even comment on the absurd, utterly anticlimactic conclusion to the failsafe, which was, in itself, a convenient plot device fuelled by magic. So many plotholes...

      -It's the second time the writers delight us with the prospect of Henry's imminent death and then decide to take it from us. So frustrating. The last thing this show needs is to give Henry even more importance in the story, and maybe the fact that he's been snatched by Greg and Tamara and swept away to Neverland means that we won't see very much of him next season

      - Tamara and Greg just suck as I miss Cora.

      - They should have just destroyed Storybrook, what a wasted opportunity. Imagine all the possibilities.

    • Spectacular!

      This was an amazing culmination to Season 2 with some unbelievable developments rapidly unfolding in the last few minutes that have sent everything for a spin!

      Looks like Neverland will be the setting for the beginning of Season 3! And I absolutely can't believe a few old faces from the past have reappeared too! Aurora!

      I don't know what else to say! The episode was just perfect! I didn't expect it to play out the way it did, but now it seems that the whole unconventional family is reunited with a common goal for once! Very entertaining!

      The next three or four months of waiting will be near unbearable for me!moreless
    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

    Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

    Lana Parrilla

    Lana Parrilla

    Evil Queen/Regina Mills

    Josh Dallas

    Josh Dallas

    Prince Charming/David Nolan

    Emilie de Ravin

    Emilie de Ravin


    Colin O'Donoghue

    Colin O'Donoghue

    Captain Hook

    Alex Barima

    Alex Barima

    Twin One

    Guest Star

    Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg


    Recurring Role

    Julian Morris

    Julian Morris


    Recurring Role

    Chris Gauthier

    Chris Gauthier

    William Smee

    Recurring Role

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Emma: Why should we trust you?
        David: We don't have to. If he tries anything, I'll shoot him in the face.
        Hook: Quite hostile, aren't we?
        David: Just being clear.

      • Emma: Regina, no, there has to be another way.
        Regina: You were right, you know. Everything that's happening--it's my fault. I created this device. it's only fitting that it takes my life.
        Emma: What am I suppose to tell Henry?
        Regina: Tell him that in the end it wasn't too late for me to do the right thing.
        Emma: Regina, please...
        Regina: Everyone look at me as the Evil Queen, including my son. Let me die as Regina.

      • Regina: What are you doing here?
        Henry: You were willing to die to save us. That makes you a hero. And now we're gonna be heroes.

      • Emma: What the hell are you doing here?
        Hook: Helping.
        Emma: Well, you're too late.
        Hook: Am I?
        Emma: I thought you didn't care about anyone but yourself.
        Hook: Maybe I just needed reminding that I could.

      • Gold: So... are you done trying to kill me?
        Hook: I believe so.
        Gold: Excellent. Then you can live.

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