Season two of Once Upon a Time premieres on Sept 30th, and we'll be covering it here at H&H. The show debuted with a bang, and it seemed viewers really took to Storybrook, and its respective citizenry. A lot happened during the season, and secrets were revealed, so we thought it'd be good to remind us all of what happened—and what we'd like to see happen.
When we last left the denizens of Storybrook, they were in the midst of some really “Grimm” chaos. Here are some of the key points:
Henry ate the poison apple tart that Regina made for Emma. He was rushed to the emergency room in full cardiac arrest, and subsequently died. This episode featured a dragon, finally! The dragon was guarding an egg with the secret potion that could potentially bring Henry back and break the curse the town lives under. Emma must take the Prince’s sword and go slay the dragon.
Rumpy tells us that only the potion and “true love" can break the curse. Emma gets the egg and in some typical Rumpy hijinks (and maniacal laughter), he takes the egg from Emma and Regina and runs away. Upset and desolate at their loss return to the hospital, where Emma gives Henry a final kiss on the cheek in a final goodbye. But SHAZAM! Henry starts breathing and THE CURSE IS BROKEN!!! (Ah yes the “Power of Love;” cue Huey Lewis please!)
At the same time all over Storybrook, people are remembering who they really are—yes, even Snow and the Prince know now. Emma is reeling from the realization that Snow and the Prince are her parents.
Rumpelstiltskin, who has found his own true love again, runs towards the infamous “magic well” to drop a magic potion hidden inside the dragon’s egg down the well. His love tries to talk him out of it, but he’ll have none of it. His evil is shining bright now that he thinks he has everything he wants. Pouring the potion down into the well, a rumbling starts and a crazy pink cloud starts rolling towards Storybrook. Regina is looking out her window, grief stricken, until she sees the cloud and starts smiling. Rumpy is giddy with excitement over the cloud.
MAGIC IS COMING!!!
You know I have a real love/hate relationship with this show. The cast is comprised of really stellar actors giving average performances. Hopefully the Prince/Snow/Emma triangle will add more dimension to the show now that she knows they are her parents. Previously, most of the Snow/Prince dramas dragged the show down, drudging up the same tired theme over and over. It's most interesting when they bring new fairy tale characters into the storyline, foils for Regina and Rumpelstiltskin. It's also best when they give Rumpy more to do that chitter and dance around in a maniacal fashion.
So what would I like to see happen? More evil!!! I really enjoy the intensity the show takes on when the writers employ evil. I would like to see some of the traditionally BAD characters come forward. The Big Bad Wolf for sure! Have him put that Ruby in her place. HAH!
So, where do you think the next season will take us? What do you want to see happen? Stay tuned for the season premiere's recap, and we’ll discuss it all together.
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