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.