Hook: “You don’t look that hot, mate.”
Charming: “It’s 100 degrees in damn jungle, and I’m plenty hot.”
“Bad Habits” is tonight’s episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers, every article has a price. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Check out my NYCC interviews with the “Once Upon a Time” creators as well as the one with Jennifer Morrison. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 on ABC (KTRK).
Tonight’s episode is all about the relationship between a father and a son. In flashbacks, viewers watch Bae’s relationship with his father crumple. Now, I don’t know about you, but when Bae said he would have chosen to come home if Rumple had asked, I didn’t believe him. Why would he want to come home? Perhaps at this stage Bae believed his father was still redeemable and would have done anything. The flashback makes a great contrast point. Neal has grown up to stand his ground more, but also, Rumple has changed as well. Rumple is similar to Regina in the sense that they make progress, and then they go backwards. This episode is all about their growth both as individuals and as father and son. What did you think of Neal and Rumple during this episode?
Quite a bit is learned about Pan during this episode. First off, he is actually the Pied Piper. This does make sense. The Pied Piper can lure children, and Pan needs children. This isn’t the first time the writers have made one character be multiple fairytale characters. After all, Rumple is also the Beast. Pan definitely can hold his own against the dark one. Surprisingly, this flashback does not show their first meeting. They have known each other since Rumple was a child. This is a nice twist. Also, this is the first episode that, to me, Pan has really earned his villain status. Do you agree?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. One thing that does not make sense is why Henry can hear the flute at the end of the episode. The implication seems to be that the faint memory of hearing his dad call for him did that, but that doesn’t make too much sense. It seems like a way for the writers and Pan to change the game, but it seems like a jump for it to happen at the end of this episode. Both Mary Margaret and Emma are a little emotional by the end of this episode. This is partly due to the nature of Neverland, but that being said, it still seems weird to see them both break down this way. What are your thoughts?
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