The season 3, episode 2 of “Once Upon A Time”, “Lost Girl” focused largely on coming to terms with one’s true self, something Snow, Rumple and Emma had to do in order to move forward. The episode aired Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. on ABC.
In flashbacks, we saw how after being awakened by Prince Charming’s true love kiss, Snow lost her way and was ready to flee the kingdom. Using as fake Excalibur sword to give her confidence, Charming helped Snow see she could stand up to the Evil Queen and retake her kingdom.
Rumple set off on his own to find Henry or Pan, whichever he found first. He is reverting to his Dark One persona as he believes it is the only way he can defeat Pan and save Henry. A vision of Belle appeared to him to remind him of the goodness inside that he has fought so hard to hold on to. She helped him see that he needed to shed the pain of his past in order to meet his destiny. To that end, he threw away the doll his father had given him. The doll, however, had other plans and kept returning to him throughout the episode, even after being burned to ashes.
Emma came face-to-face with Pan who gave her a special map that would lead to Henry. The problem is the map was blank and could only be revealed when Emma embraced who she truly is. After hours of futility and a run in with Pan and the Lost Boys during which Charming was sliced with a poisoned sword, Emma finally sat down to confront her own past with the help of her mom, Snow.
She had to tell her mom what it was like to be an orphan, to admit she spent her entire life being an orphan which made her a Lost Girl. Emotionally trying for both of them, it was then that the map revealed itself and the group set out to find Henry.
It is unclear what lies ahead for Emma, the Lost Girl, and her party of rescue rangers but it is never a dull moment in Neverland.
The next episode of Once Upon A Time will air Sunday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. on ABC.
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