Category Archives: 1.02 The Thing You Love Most

Episode 1.7 “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” recap, review, etc.

(Last edit 12/17/11 — added more screencaps)

Episode 7 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Evil Queen squeezing the Huntsman's heart

In this powerful episode, a character dies just as we were getting to know him. And if we ever had any doubts about whether Regina knew everything, those doubts were laid to rest.


Kisses have a lot of power. A kiss brought Snow White back to life in the Pilot. A kiss, in this episode, tears a rupture in the wall between the fairytale and modern worlds and brings Graham’s fairytale memories back. Continue reading

“Once Upon a Time” on hiatus until January 8, 2012

(Last update 12/28/11)

Pilot episode snowy mountains

Once Upon a Time is taking a winter break

Episode 7, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which aired Sunday, December 11, 2011, was the “winter finale.” The next new episode will be on January 8, 2012.

Reruns will be broadcast on two Sundays during the hiatus. Continue reading

Episode 2 of “Once Upon a Time” being rerun on Sunday at 7:00

Episode 1.2, “The Thing You Love Most,” will be rerun Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:00 p.m.

The new episode, “Snow Falls,” will be at the regular time, 8:00 p.m.

Episode 1.2 “The Thing You Love Most” recap, review, etc.

Evil Queen and father episode 1x2 Once Upon a Time

The Evil Queen about to make a fateful decision


The Evil Queen obsesses about getting back at Snow White, who she believes had once destroyed her chances of love. Her first attempt to cast the notorious Dark Spell briefly unleashes a Smoke Monster lookalike, but then the spell fizzles out. She goes to consult the person who originally gave her the curse — Rumpelstiltskin.

From behind the bars of his rat-infested dungeon, Rumpelstiltskin tells the Evil Queen she must sacrifice the heart of the thing she loves most. I thought he meant that she loved herself the most, and I was wondering how she would cut out her own heart and still manage to live long enough to make it to Storybrooke  — but no, Rumpelstiltskin meant the heart of her faithful servant who, it turns out, is her father.

Patricide! Echoes of LOST themes past. Continue reading