Once Upon A Time: Heart of Darkness

19 Mar

Last night’s episode of Once Upon A Time, while very enjoyable, continued a kind of troubling trend for me–I’m generally way more entertained by and interested in the stories from the fairytale world than the ones from our world. Most of the time I’m just sitting there like, come on people, just remember and be awesome again and start this battle for real already. Especially because I am getting more and more annoyed by their real life counter parts. For example, David. Oh, David. You stupid, irritating man. I’m very glad that the curse is going all wonky with him, but with his apparent deductive skills, it’s going to be quite awhile before he actually realizes what’s happening. I mean, with that memory he had under hypnosis of Snow that he thought was of Mary Margaret, even if I understand why he wouldn’t immediately jump to “Ah! This life is fake!” you’d think he’d at least wonder at the fact that her hair was so much longer than Mary Margaret’s. And the fact that she was wearing such strange clothing. Stupid. And speaking of stupidity, that shot of Mary Margaret bound and gagged in the preview for the next episode had better mean that she was kidnapped from her cell and did not use the key to get out, because if she did, she wins the award for stupidest person to ever stupid. And that’s an accomplishment, considering her competition. You do not break out of a jail cell when you are under investigation for murder, Mary Margaret. Geez.

In other news, I was happy to see Red out there being awesome (PS, is her name really just “Red”? I hope that’s just a nickname from her cloak. Though Snow’s name is actually Snow, so maybe the parents of fairytale land just suck). Even though her story in the episode before this one was basically the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen (she ATE her BOYFRIEND), and also included a prime example of another character with a raging case of stupid: why wouldn’t Granny just be like, “Listen, you need to wear this cloak or else you will start killing people”? Wouldn’t that be better than just telling her that red repels wolves and trusting her to wear it even though she clearly tends to not do that??? GAH. PEOPLE. GET IT TOGETHER.

But anyway, back to the things I enjoyed about this episode. Snarky Snow was basically the best ever. The opening bit where she was all decked out in her Disney Snow White gear and singing with the bird and then suddenly she goes after it with the broom? Amazing. And the intervention was even more amazing. “You’re allergic to EVERYTHING.” “You’re lucky it wasn’t that mug you call a face!” Oh Snow. I’m glad she’s back to normal but that was fun.

Other thoughts:

  • I knew that Rumple wanted Charming’s cloak so he could get one of his hairs, but now I want to know what he’s planning on doing with the bottled love
  • I want to know who August is immediately. You’d think Henry would have pressed a little more about who he is. But nooo, he has to suddenly get not at all curious.
  • I can’t help kind of loving Regina a little bit. Even though I know she’s totally awful and evil. But when she’s standing there telling David that sometimes evil can be looking you right in the face and you don’t know it? Come on. That was some nice irony she was employing there.
  • Of course the very last key that Henry tried, after being told that after that they were giving up, was the right key. Of course.
  • You don’t know where the vent is in your room, Mary Margaret? Really? What did you think that completely visible black grate in the middle of your floor was? Clearly one of the things she lost when the curse changed her from Snow White was her basic observational ability.
  • Speaking of basic observational abilities: why didn’t King George’s men arrest Snow when they took David? Her wanted poster looks exactly like her; you’d think they’d recognize her.
  • Seriously, please turn David back into Charming. Please. I can’t take David for much longer.
  • Next week looks really good. I hope it lives up to its preview.

Also, just a random stray thought that is not really related to this episode: I’m kind of getting the impression that fairytale land wasn’t actually such a great place. It seems for many people the curse wasn’t so much a case of getting happy endings taken away so much as just being transported to a new place and being just as unhappy. I mean, Hansel and Gretel were separated from their father, Rumple lost his son and his true love, Grumpy became Grumpy because he couldn’t run away with his true love because apparently the fairytale world contains a rigid caste system of sorts, Red ate her boyfriend by accident (seriously, this needs to be dealt with more. The poor girl probably needed some intensive therapy after that), etc. etc. If I were one of the non-royal residents of fairytale land, I’m not sure I’d want to go back even after I remembered who I was.


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