Once Upon A Time 1/6

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Once Upon A Time 1/6
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Mon, 01-07-2013 - 8:47am

Can people truly change? Are those with trusting hearts wise or foolish? And what reason could a witch possibly have for carrying around a parasol at night?

Once Upon a Time tackled these questions and more tonight, returning from its hiatus with a winter premiere heavy on setup and light on payoff -- just what we should have expected from an hour meant to kick-start the season's second half. Still, any episode that features Regina suggesting that Red take herself for a walk is A-Okay in my book.

"The Cricket Game" starts, as all things should, with a shot of Hook staring sexily, possibly wondering if Storybrooke's convenience store carries his favorite brand of guyliner. Once he and Cora anchor the Jolly Roger, the pirate is ready to head straight into town and get his revenge on Rumpelstiltskin -- but as his companion soon notices, the "land without magic" isn't quite living up to its nickname. Surprise: There's magic in the air after all, meaning that season 2's Big Bads have to totally rethink their plan of attack. But hey, at least this curve ball means Cora gets a chance to turn an innocent bystander into a fish before she and Hook head to shore.

Back in Ye Olde Fairy Land, a triumphant Snow and Charming manage to defeat King George and immobilize Regina -- with the help of the Blue Fairy -- without even breaking a sweat, though Snow's cream-colored ass-kicking outfit does get tragically smudged. Things are also going swimmingly for the couple in present-day Storybrooke, where the reunited pair enjoy nearly a full day of happy endings, if you know what I mean, until they head to Granny's for a giant "Welcome Home" party thrown by the whole town. (Almost as much fun as a "We're Glad You Didn't Kill Anyone" party!) It's all fun and games and Charming toasts until Regina herself shows up, brandishing a baking dish that better not contain any turnovers.

More at.... http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/once-upon-a-time-season-2-episode-10/

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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 2:16pm

Okay so 7 times to log in and here we go......

I agree... I love that there's someone to hate more than Regina.   Having Cora adds that other dimension where we can even feel sorry for Regina at times.

I was confused as to why, when Emma used magic to see what Pongo saw, they didn't see the purple haze stuff and figure out that it was Cora?   Or does it look purple when Regina uses magic, too? 

I also really liked this episode.   I was glad that Archie wasn't really dead.  

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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 12:53pm

For me this was the best episode since the first season. This past fall there have been some pretty blah episodes but this one had some good stuff in it. 

I knew first thing seeing Regina going to see Archie that it was Cora. I just had some sneaky suspicion. I was in shock that they killed him and then relieved that they just are holding him to find out about the town. I loved the fact that Pongo was in this episode.  I'm also enjoying the fact that there is someone to hate more then Regina on the show.  I guess maybe it's because she is Henry's adoptive mom and she obviously cares for him or maybe it's because it's not always fun to be after the same person.  Granted I'm sure she will be evil again...she just can't help herself.

Lisa (aka pixie)