Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 10

The Cricket Game

53
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 2013 on ABC
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8.7
out of 10
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7

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  • A DISAPPOINTING RETURN

    Once Upon a Time "The Cricket Game" Review: Can People Change? Who Cares?

    OUaT's mid-season premiere kept Cora, Hook, and their ship on the DL while treating us to a long treatise by every gummy-brained character in town on the nature of change.

  • Episode Summary

    When Regina is accused of murder, everyone assumes the worst... except for Emma. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world, Snow and Charming must decide what to do with the Evil Queen once they've brought her to justice.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • the cricket game

      10
      i loved this episode but though i felt sorry for regina i hated the charming in this episode
    • The Cricket Game

      6.0
      All I can say is that I really felt sorry for Regina. Can't wait till the next episode.
    • The Cricket Game

      10
      The Cricket Game was a fantastic and awesome episode of Once Upon a Time. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of siginificant character depth and development along with nicely paced plot progression. It was great to see the past and how it corrolated with the present. Cora weaves a web to destroy Regina's life while Hook waits to learn more about his own target. Regina showed promise in trying to change until all proof supposedly showed her committing an awful crime. It was cool how every thing played out and seeing the various characters. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Magic always comes to a price....

      8.5
      and I am really looking forward what price Cora has to pay! Or is she the special exception?



      As usual Archibald will be recovered and everyone is happy, but I think that somehow somebody has to be killed, otherwise the audience will always know that there is a happy end!

      Apart from this, still a good episode ;-)
    • Becoming too farfetched, dearie?

      7.0
      This episode was fantastic. That is, until the end. I was on the edge of my seat when I saw how Cora was manipulating everyone in Storybrooke, and they have no idea she is there. There was powerful characterization, and we see a few different sides to Regina, as well as a more vulnerable Emma. Had they ended the episode with Cora and Hook talking (without any more surprises), it may have been the best episode to date (or at least one of them). Unfortunately (spoiler alert), Cora takes Hook into the boat to show him that the "cricket" is still alive, and she just used someone's body to make it look like Regina killed him. Huh? Did Cora manufacture the setting when she had never been there before? Who could have possibly been at the cricket's house at that hour, when we have never seen anyone else there before living there? How could the actual person's body not be revealed upon being killed? If it was a different person, why did Pongo act like it was the cricket when it apparently wasn't the cricket? Pongo was able to sense that it wasn't Regina, but not know his own master? The show isn't lost, but they really need to explain all the details of how Cora made it look like Regina killed the Cricket, and who it was that she actually killed. The end was a huge disappointment, but the show can still redeem itself.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

    David Nykl

    David Nykl

    Fisherman

    Guest Star

    Michael Soltis

    Michael Soltis

    Black Knight No. 1

    Guest Star

    Nick Hunnings

    Nick Hunnings

    Prison Guard

    Guest Star

    Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg

    Grumpy/Leroy

    Recurring Role

    Beverley Elliott

    Beverley Elliott

    Granny

    Recurring Role

    Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Cora

    Recurring Role

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