Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 9

Queen of Hearts

62
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 2012 on ABC
8.5
out of 10
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174 votes
5

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  • WHAT AN EPISODE!

    Once Upon a Time's Fall Finale: New Conflict Ahoy, Me Hearties!

    Every so often this show gives us a one-two punch of forward momentum and emotional justice, and that's what we got with "Queen of Hearts."

  • Episode Summary

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    After Emma's betrayal, Hook allies himself with Cora to recover the compass from Emma and Mary Margaret. Meanwhile, Regina and Gold learn that Cora plans to open the portal and prepare to do whatever it takes to stop Cora and Hook from coming through to get their revenge.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Queen of Hearts

      10
      Once upon a Time has been great this season, much much much better than the last season, more action, drama, and it now feels like a family show. This episode reunited them all again and gave Sleeping beauty hope to reviving her love. Great episode much better than last season's midseason finale and can't wait until the show returns with what seems to be an amazing episode.
    • Perfect mid-season finale

      9.5
      I love this show more every episode. This season seems to be moving along at a better pace than last season. They answered quite a few questions, but left us wondering and wanting more.



      I could have cried when they were so mean to Regina at the end. Emma seemed the most compassionate thanking Regina, but would it have killed her or Henry to look back and same something as simple as "coming?" to her, but they didn't even notice she was left behind. Regina never did like Emma, and I see this snub as pushing her closer to the edge.



      Loved filling in more of the family dynamics between Regina and Cora, but I wish they would show more of Cora's evil side. They haven't really shown me enough of her for me to buy into Regina's and Rumple's nervousness over the thought of her showing up in Storeybrook.



      Personally, I hope this is the end of the Aurora/Mulan scenes for a while. They just got on my nerves, and I agree with the other poster, strange girl crush vibe from them.



      Hope everyone has a good holiday if you celebrate those things. Next episode isn't until after the new year, so probably going to be slow here for a few weeks.moreless
    • Downright incredible!

      10
      Wow, just when you think this show can't possibly get any better, it delivers again! Aside from having a very nice backstory into the dynamics between Regina, Cora and Hook, we also had some downright brilliant developments in the present!



      In fact, the most interesting part for me was the role that Regina played at the scene at the water fountain! It was unexpected, to say the least, and I totally agree with the previous reviewer that they shoudl've invited her to Granny's. Sadly I don't think there will be much reconciliation over there, and maybe Regina will go back to her old ways.



      i was also really stunned by the scene where Regina said that she loved Cora - that was jaw-dropping, and perhaps it changes everything! I am now questioning why Cora wants to come back after all? Perhaps revenge is not her motive after all... But what? Revenge might be out of the question, but I somehow doubt reconciliation too. I dunno - I can't figure it out, but I'm sure that it will be extremely fascinating to watch!



      Somehow we have to wait more than a month for the next episode! I don't know if that is possible! This show is just too good!moreless
    • Poor Regina!

      10
      They were just mean not inviting her at Granny's! I was expecting at least Henry or Emma to turn back and invite Regina! Poor thing!

      Also, the "Have you done this before?" scene with Aurora and Mulan made me chuckle. Did anyone else see a spark of college girls romance here?
    • Queen of Hearts

      10
      Queen of Hearts was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Once Upon a Time. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of great character development, plot progression and many surprises. It was interesting to learn how Hook was able to take a heart and also to learn more about the past of The Queen and her Mother. The Queen of Hearts was fitting for the character though I wonder what another would have been like. I liked how every thing played out and followed traditional paths of good vs evil in that good wins, but not always! I loved the ending and certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!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

    Belle

    Jared Gilmore

    Jared Gilmore

    Henry Mills

    Paul Lazenby

    Paul Lazenby

    Black Knight/Claude

    Guest Star

    Paul McGillion

    Paul McGillion

    Knave of Hearts

    Guest Star

    Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg

    Grumpy/Leroy

    Recurring Role

    Sarah Bolger

    Sarah Bolger

    Aurora

    Recurring Role

    Jamie Chung

    Jamie Chung

    Mulan

    Recurring Role

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • At first, Gold states that by joining his powers and those of Regina, the portal from the enchanted forest can be destroyed. Then what he actually does is seal it with some stolen fairy powder, with neither his magic nor Regina's involved at all. Regina's presence ends up proving totally unnecessary.

      • Trivia: Behind the opening title, the waters of Lake Nostros erupt from the ground.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Regina: You remember Claude.
        Hook: Can't say that I do.
        Regina: You killed him in the cell block.
        Hook: Ah, yes. I didn't recognize him without my hook in his neck.

      • Cora: Your name, pirate.
        Hook: Hook.
        Cora: What a clever nickname.

      • Hook: (to Emma) A pirate always keep a souvenir of his conquest. But this... well, this is much more than a mere trinket. This is a symbol--something that atht was once magical, full of hope, possibility. Mm. Now look at it. Dried up, dead, useless. Much like you. The time for making deals is done, just as I'm done... with you.

      • Mary Margaret: We're going to win this fight, you know. Good always defeats evil.
        Emma: You sound like Henry.
        Mary Margaret: Guess optimism runs in the family.
        Emma: I think it skipped a generation.

      • Hook: Normally, I'd prefer to do other more enjoyable activities with a woman on her back. With my life on the line you've left me no choice. Bit of advice, when I jab you with my sword you'll feel it. You might want to quit.
        Emma: Why would I do that, when I'm winning?

      • Hook: I may be a pirate, but I bristle at the thought of a woman losing her heart, unless it's over me.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: December 2, 2012 on CTV
        Australia: December 20, 2012 on 7TWO
        Slovakia: March 10, 2013 on JOJ
        Sweden: May 30, 2013 on Kanal 5
        UK: June 2, 2013 on Channel 5

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