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Once Upon a Time: so many questions remain unanswered.

Season three has almost entirely been focused on Neverland. I’ve liked this arc so far, however, I wish they would check in more with the others as well. You have a few huge cliffhangers that have not be addressed and it feels like we’ve just forgot about them.

First of all, you have the whole drama between Mulan/Aurora/Phillip. Mulan was ready to admit her true feelings when Aurora gave her the shock of a lifetime. I really hope we address this storyline again. Mulan leaves heartbroken and joins Robin Hood’s troop. Will Mulan ever get to admit her true feelings and how will Aurora/Phillip feel about Mulan leaving them?

Speaking of Robin Hood, Robin Hood is apparently Regina’s true love. When/How will they ever meet? That whole arc seemed like one and done. I’m curious how they will continue with that. I feel like it wouldn’t be too popular with fans if they ever got together, but you never know.

Ruby and Dr. Whale have been noticeably absent from Storybrooke for a while. How will there absences be explained? Ruby was mentioned in Dark Hollow suggesting she’s still alive somewhere. Maybe her and Dr. Whale ran away together. Who knows. Also, Cora faked Archie’s death with someone else. Will we ever learn who that was? Could it be one of them? I’d have to re-watch season 2 to see if they were seen after this episode. My guess would be that they would be so this theory would not work.

So those are some questions I have right now. Bye for now, folks.

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Once Upon a Time: Regina’s got sass.

Last week’s Once Upon a Time episode was great in my opinion. I absolutely loved seeing all the old Storybrooke characters and I really hope we see more of them this season. I was kind of wary about Ariel originally since she’s such an iconic character, but I really like how she’s being portrayed. The Little Mermaid allusions were great. It was so nice to get away from Neverland. I can’t wait to leave. If Charming actually has to stay there forever, I don’t know what I’ll do.

I love Lana Parrilla’s sass this season. It’s perfect. Since she’s not the villain in this arc, her sass still gives her character an edge. Sometimes it’s hard to take all the fairytale stuff too seriously. Regina and Emma’s sarcastic comments brings us back to reality, compared to characters like Snow White and Charming who can be sort of corny at times. The blend of the two is what really makes the show. You have all the fairytale characters and then the others who bring the story back to the present. For example, I found the lighter comment pretty amusing with Neal saying, “Welcome to the 21st century” and Ariel having no idea what a gun was. You have to establish who the fairytale characters are and how they live their lives compared to those who aren’t from the Enchanted forest or have been more accustomed to mainstream life. I appreciate how they establish the difference which makes the fairytale characters a little corny since that’s how they’re portrayed in real life fairytales.

So, for the last few episodes of the year, I hope we see more of Regina/Rumple team. They’re hilarious together. There’s just so much sass and bad ass there. It’s great. I was happy to see the dwarfs again and I would still really like to see a dwarf centered episode sometime this season. We need to learn more about team 7. Also, I hope they address the Phillip/Aurora/Mulan arc and tell us what happened with the Wraith. Okay, I’ll be back again after Sunday’s episode and we’ll see how it all pans out.

Neverending Land of Neverland

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for the gang to finally leave Neverland AND NEXT WEEK WE FINALLY GO BACK TO STORYBROOKE. I might be a little too excited for this, but we haven’t really seen our friends back home since season 2. Team 7 will be back along with Belle and the rest of the folks back home. We’ll get to see how they’re handling their fearless leaders’ absence. I’m curious to see how life is going. Are they accepting life in Storybrooke or are they attempting to find a way home themselves? Are they bitter towards the gang for abandoning them or do they understand? So many possibilities.

I really enjoyed the majority of last week’s episode. Hook’s confession was perfection as well as Emma’s. I love how we able to see Hook’s true character and really understand how he became the person he is today. I don’t really know how I feel about Hook and Emma together. I can’t ever picture it lasting, but I also can’t picture Hook with anyone else (except myself… just kidding… sort of).

Regina and Rumple’s partnership is going to be good. These two are my favorite characters. Lana Parrilla and Robert Carlyle portrays these characters so well. It is absolutely unbelievable. I can’t even begin to explain how fabulous I think they are. They are complete bad asses with that hint of sass that makes them perfect.

Someone suggested to me recently of a Regina/Rumple power couple. That’s too complicated for me. Imagine how that changes Henry’s family tree and if Hook/Emma get together. This show is like a mini soap opera in the family tree department. I also prefer Rumple with Belle, so yeah.

Once Upon a Time can be pretty corny at times, but that’s part of the reason I enjoy the show if that makes any sense at all. The ‘corniness’ of the flashback scenes play to its fairytale nature. I really can’t help but laugh at some of the Snow/Charming scenes// I mean, some of them are so over exaggerated. Snow White is sort of getting on my nerves as well. I can’t quite take her serious anymore and her deep dark secret seemed to nice. It was just kind of lame and I was expecting a lot more. She’s just too nice and perfect all the time, it’s getting kind of corny. Then again, that does make sense for her character so I’m sort of neutral.

So that’s my thoughts so far after watching last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time. I’ll be back again next week and we’ll see how all of this pans out.

Once Upon a Time in Neverland?

So, Season 3 of Once Upon a Time has been predominately set in Neverland so far. While I am really enjoying this arc, I miss seeing the other characters as well. I really hope we can see what’s happening in Storybrooke right now. Their leaders have left them there without ever saying goodbye and only Belle can explain the situation to them. They’re also all stuck away from their true home and their only real chance of returning home was with the people who abandoned them. I really want to see how they are holding up and how they feel about the situation. Are they accepting their new lives in Storybrooke or trying to come with their own new plan to return back to the Enchanted Forest? It seems like the show just abandoned the rest of their characters and are only focusing on the stars. Also, I really want to see more of Mulan/Phillip/Aurora saga. You have this whole new twist and then fail to come back to that. You just can’t leave me hanging like that. Not cool.

I’m also curious where the writers are going to go with the show after Neverland. Apparently, Charming can no longer leave, but I can’t imagine the show set in Neverland forever. It’s just getting old fast. I just want them to find Henry/Neal/Rumple and leave. I’m just getting bored and want something new.

Well, that’s my Once Upon a Time rant for today. Let’s see how Sunday’s episode pans out… (ha).