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Recap of OUAT 3×11 Going Home

Emma and Henry saying goodbye, as the curse comes rolling in

Emma and Henry saying goodbye, as the curse comes rolling in

It’s been so long since the last episode aired (Dec. 15, 2013) that I forgot what happened and had to rewatch it. Here’s a recap if you too need your memory refreshed before the show comes back on Sunday: (recap after the jump) Continue reading

3×02 “Lost Girl” mini recap, and hopes for the new season

At first, it looks like the “Lost Girl” of the title is going to be Belle. But it turns out to be Emma. In this character-driven episode, which could be subtitled “The Truth Will Set You Free,” or “The Key to Your Present Lies in Your Past,” Emma, Snow, and Rumpelstiltskin must learn to accept who they really are. Continue reading

Recap 2×16 The Miller’s Daughter

Rumpelstiltskin and Cora at the spinning wheel after she discovers she has turned the straw into gold.  "Don't stop," Rumpel says, "until they are on their knees."

Rumpelstiltskin and Cora at the spinning wheel. She tells Rumpel about her humiliation and thirst for revenge, then discovers she has succeeded in turning the straw into gold. “Don’t stop,” Rumpel says, “until they are on their knees.”

The Miller’s Daughter originally aired March 10, 2013, and will be broadcast again, in an “enhanced rerun” version (with text comments on the bottom of the screen), on April 7, 2013.

Princess Eva, who was so kind and wise in a previous episode, is younger here and surprisingly cruel. She deliberately trips Cora, the miller’s daughter, who is at the palace to deliver flour, a job that Cora’s drunken father was too far gone to do. King Xavier orders Cora to kneel and apologize to Cora — a scene that echoes the Season 1 scene where a sadistic soldier humiliated Rumpelstiltskin by ordering him to kiss his boot.

The pain of humiliation drove Rumpel to become the murderous Dark One. That same kind of pain turns Cora into the murderous heart-crusher that she becomes. For both of them, the anger fuels their magical powers, something Cora learns from Rumpel in an erotically charged scene that mixes their passion for each other with their passion for revenge. (Continued after the jump.) Continue reading

Quick Recap 2×14 “Manhattan”

Gold, Emma and Henry arrive at Bae’s Manhattan building, but when they ring his bell, he escapes down the fire escape. (continued after the jump) Continue reading

Quick recap of 2×13 “Tiny”

Once Upon a Time 2x13 Tiny Gold airport

Gold going through airport security without his magic-infused scarf

Anton, a gentle Giant played by Jorge Garcia, finds humans and their culture fascinating — an interest that is not shared by his Giant brothers, who know that humans can’t be trusted. Anton — who seems to be, emotionally, a young teenager — feels misunderstood by his brothers, who tease him and call him “Tiny,” because of his (relatively!) small size. Continued after the jump: Continue reading

Recap of 2×11 “The Outsider”

1/15: I added some thoughts and questions at the end

Hook tells Belle the truth about Rumple

Hook tells Belle the truth about Rumple

We learn more about Belle’s backstory in this episode that is sometimes uneven but pulls out all the stops at the end with an exciting final scene that has two surprise twists and leaves us with a new mystery. More after the jump. Continue reading