March 7, 2013
Since this past Sunday's dramatic episode of Once Upon a Time, I have had time to think about the complexities within the different relationships. **Spoiler** If you haven't seen last weeks episode then don't read any further. Finding out that Snow's mother was actually poisoned by the Queen of Hearts. On top of that Rumpelstiltskin is Henry's grandfather? How much more complex can it get?
So, it has been advertised that this weekend's episode that someone in Storybrook "will die." I also saw a preview of Cora (Queen of Hearts) as a younger woman played by Rose McGowan. It should be an interesting episode.
Last weekend it was 'dagger drama' - Cora wants the dagger for herself, Regina wants Henry. Rumpelstiltskin, Emma, Henry and Bane are in New York. To his surprise Mr. Gould (Rumpelstiltskin) is stabbed by Captain Hook. Emma was able to knock him out - and as far as we know he is still locked up down in the buildings basement. Mr. Gould is touched that his estranged son is concerned about the stabbing, which they quickly learn is also poisoned. They need magic - and fast.
Henry is still mad at his biological mother (Emma) for lying to him all these years about his father. He is showing minimal retaliation from this betrayal by submerging himself in his new father's world. There still seems to be much more to the Emma and Bane relationship, that I am sure we will learn soon enough.
Back to Cora (Queen of Hearts), she wants the knife to call upon "The Dark One" a.k.a Rumpelstiltskin, a.k.a Mr. Gould. Cora's objective is to kill Mr. Gould to obtain the powers for herself. Regina (Evil Queen) is game as long as she gets her step-son Henry in the deal.
What I didn't particularly like about last weeks episode was how in a memory Snow has about her mother and the morals she instilled. Snow's mother tells her that the choice she made pertaining to the candle and saving her life showed strength (when Snow thought it showed weakness.) Fast forward to Prince Charming and Snow finding the dagger, purple smoke bellows to reveal the deadly duo of Cora and Regina. They sacrifice someone that was close to Snow to get her to give the dagger.
The problem I have with this is that Snow was brought up to understand the weight of her decisions. She shouldn't have given the dagger to Cora - Snow should have realized her friend was going to perish either way. Cut to Snow sobbing on Prince Charmings shoulder.
What's going to happen next? We'll have to wait for now. Luckily, Sunday is not that far away.
Until next time or the next... dream