Last night’s episode started out with a dart; okay, so Sheriff Hottie Pants was throwing darts in a bar. Emma comes into the bar and totally ignores him, so he throws a dart that lands shockingly close to her face. Graham says Emma’s been avoiding him because of his sneaky sneak out of the Mayors house. Emma assures him that’s not the case and it’s really none of her business. That’s when he lays a big honking hiss on her (swoon). Said kiss triggers a flashback, but when he comes back to reality, he tells Emma he just wanted to feel something. Make that two of us.
He ends up going to Regina’s house and kisses her too (the dirty dog!).
In the past, Snow is putting roses on her father’s casket when Evil Queen (EQ) comes into the room, they hug and EQ tells Snow she is so sorry—that it’s hard to lose her husband, but even harder for Snow to lose her father. SAY WHAT? Turns out EQ is Snow’s Evil Step Monster!
EQ is in her chambers talking to her mirror and admits she killed her husband (good thing a mirror can’t testify in court!). She also says she should have killed Snow, but the townspeople love her so much she couldn’t do it herself. She decides she needs Huntsman to pick Snow off.
We then see the Huntsman out killing a deer, he sits beside the deer and says he is sorry for killing him and thanks it for its sacrifice to feed him and his wolf.
That’s when Graham wakes up in bed with Regina; it was all a dream, but he tells her it felt like a memory. Regina tells him to go back to sleep. Instead of doing that, he gets up and leaves. When he gets out to his cop car, he sees the wolf from his dream with two different colored eyes—the David Bowie of wolves, apparently.
At Mary Margaret’s, Emma finds a bouquet of flowers on the table and throws them in the garbage. Mary Margaret tells her the flowers were for her, from the skanky doctor from the hospital. Turns out Mary Margaret got her one night stand on with him after all the issues with David and the doctor is sending her flowers. Emma congratulates her on this because she only has those kinds of relationships. Mary Margret tells her Emma only has those relationships because she has a wall around her heart to protect herself.
Back to Graham, he’s running through the forest trying to find the wolf when he runs into Mr. Gold. He asks him if he saw the wolf, then goes on to explain his dream. Mr. Gold, while holding a shovel, says dreams are memories of another life and not to rule anything out.
In another flashback, the Huntsman and the wolf enter a bar (this is not the start of a joke, promise!). Other patrons are making fun of him because they’ve heard that he cries over what he kills. Huntsman says that animals are pure of heart, unlike humans (AGREE). The drunks start harassing him with a vengeance and he ends up attacking them (thus proving his own point!). EQ hears about this and asks that the Huntsman is brought to her; he’d be perfect to kill Snow.
Graham in the present ends up finding the wolf, but again it takes off. He ends up going to school to talk to Mary Margaret. He tells her that he thinks they knew each other in another life.
Back to another flashback, the Huntsman is at EQ’s castle. Turns out his parents abandoned him and he was raised by wolves. She tells him his lack of compassion is why she brought him to her; she wants him to kill Snow. She’ll give him anything he asks for, and he asks to make the hunting of wolves illegal. She agrees, of course.
Back at the school, Graham asks Mary Margaret when they met. She says she has no memory of meeting anyone in the town, it just always has been. Then Graham asks if she believes in past lives, to which she immediately says “you’ve been talking to Henry.” She tells him Henry’s theory, but says Graham has a fever and should go get some sleep. Graham ends up going to pay Henry a visit.
Flashback time! Snow and Huntsman are walking in the woods and she offers him an apple, which he refuses. She tells him that she knows he isn’t one of her father’s regular soldiers because he hasn’t offered his condolences like the rest of them have. She realizes he is there to kill her, so she hits him and takes off.
Back to the present, Emma is in her office and Regina walks in. She says that they need to talk about their respective relationships with Graham and that Emma must stay away from him, that she is leading him on a path of self-destruction.
Again with the flashbacks, Snow is sitting on a stump in the woods writing a letter. Huntsman comes up and she explains that he knows the woods and he’d catch her anyway. She has one request before he kills her, that he give the letter she was writing to the Queen. Huntsman reads the letter and starts to cry (Mr. SobbyPants!), and then pulls out a dagger. He lunges at Snow, but ends up using the knife to make a wooden whistle. He tells her to blow it if she needs help.
Back at Henry’s, Graham is reading the fairy tale book with Henry. Henry tells him that Mary Margaret is Snow White and that he is the Huntsmen. He asks about the flashbacks, why they’re happening now, and Henry explains it has something to do with Emma. Henry also tells him that the Queen took his heart so he couldn’t feel again and that’s what the symbol is, it’s on a vault.
Graham ends up running into Emma outside, and he explains what’s been happening and about the wolf. Emma says he does have a heart (this part was so cheese) and feels his chest. Guess who turns up? Yep, the wolf, so off they go chasing after the wolf. The wolf leads them to the vault and Emma kicks the door down. Can’t the girl be quiet? She’ll wake up the dead! Yeah, bad joke, but I had to lighten up the mood and make sure you’re still paying attention!
In yet another flashback, Huntsman is outside the vault with EQ and he says he has the heart for her, but first she must read the letter from Snow. Snow says she hopes that her death allows EQ’s vengeance to be satisfied and that she will do her best for the people she rules. She also says she’s sorry, which sets EQ off and she throws the letter into the fire. Huntsman asks why EQ wanted Snow dead, turns out EQ shared a secret with Snow, but Snow didn’t keep it. He then hands her the heart, and she enters the vault. The vault is keyed to open for Snow’s heart and when it doesn’t open, EQ asks what he has done.
Back and forth we go to the present, Graham and Emma are searching the vault when Regina shows up, saying she is there every Wednesday to lay flowers on her father’s grave. She tries to drag Graham home but he refuses to leave and says things need to change. Turns out he doesn’t feel because Regina is so unfeeling, that it’s all her and he needs to break things off. Regina, of course, blames Emma, though Emma says she’s not the problem that everyone around Regina is leaving, so she’s obviously the issue. Then we go into the girl fight scene, Emma unleashes some whoop ass on Regina and makes her bleed. You go girl, I have your back! If I could smack a bitch through a TV screen, I’d be all up in that fight. Emma says it’s not worth it and walks away, and Graham leaves with her.
At the station, Graham is icing Emma’s head and he says he doesn’t understand what is wrong with him. He doesn’t know what he ever saw in Regina, and Emma makes a comment about Regina being “safe.” Say WHAT?
Back at the crypt, Regina leaves flowers, then pushes the crypt aside and enters a hidden staircase.
Flashback! The Huntsman tells the Queen that Snow doesn’t deserve to die, which sets her off. She ends up cutting out his heart and kisses him, declaring him her pet and his heart is now in a cage. If he runs away, she’ll squeeze his heart which will kill him, meaning his life is now in her hands. She calls the guards and asks that he be taken to her bed chambers.
In the present, Regina opens the box that contains the Huntsman’s heart and takes it out.
At the station, Graham finishes fixing Emma’s cuts and she kisses him again, triggering the flashback scene. Then he falls to the desk.
Regina holds the heart tighter.
Graham says to Emma that he remembers and starts to cry.
Regina squeezes the heart and it turns to dust.
Graham falls on the floor and dies. Emma screams and starts crying. End of the show.
Wait WHAT? They so did not kill the yummy, they can’t!
I have a ton of questions for you all today! What do you think? Do you think he is gone for good? Is this some kind of dream episode and he’ll be fine next week? Will you still watch if he’s gone?
Natasha Carty reviews Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on her website Wicked Little Pixie and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her cat, Seamus.