What an amazing episode. Seriously, after having the title grilled into our brains via hashtag, "Save Henry" was intended to be a season highlight, and by golly it was.
Given the franchise's multi-dimensional world and access to licensed Disney properties, the potential iterations are truly infinite.
Lunar eclipses! Parental reveals! Self-sacrifice! Just another week on OUAT.
Plus: Tobias is enrolling at Greendale, Travel Channel orders five new shows, and ABC's Sundays are tanking.
Should I pour the champagne, or do you want to? I feel like celebrating.
Is Once Upon a Time refusing to let the Swan Queen flag fly while still trying to keep the 'ship from sinking?
"Ariel" carried a message that for once I agree with, which is that keeping secrets is a terrible idea.
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.
Plus: A Happy Endings star books a USA pilot, Raising Hope is hosting a family reunion, and Adult Swim wants more NewsReaders.
Other than a soul-crushing 30-second interlude with Emma, this episode was boring.
Plus: A Hunger Games vet is joining Sleepy Hollow, Hunter Parrish is headed to The Good Wife, and NBC still wants Sean Hayes to save it.
"Quite a Common Fairy" was undeniable evidence that OUAT feels like it needs to woo its audience back. Still, despite the lack of real-time action, the episode was absorbing, especially the flashbacks.
"Lost Girl" was a good reminder of what this show at its best can be.
The flagrant lack of reason in "The Heart of the Truest Believer" was stunning, but its sheer audacity was enough to make me excited about what may lie ahead.
Plus: Syfy spins off Legion, Once Upon a Time finds Tinkerbell, and Sharknado: THE MOVIE (sort of).
Plus: CBS.com revives old favorites, Syfy goes back to Oz, and Duck Dynasty has a return date.
The Alphabet mostly sticks with Premiere Week, with some stragglers in October.
Lots of movement this time around...
Since this is going to be on my mind all summer anyway, please join me in nitpicking to our heart’s content the many dropped storylines and abandoned story devices OUAT has left to dangle in the wind.