It looks as though this week’s episode will not only be Hook-centric on “Once Upon a Time,” but it will also feature Ariel in a desperate search to find Prince Eric. According to a post by E! Online on April 10, "The Jolly Roger," may well be the best episode of the season.
With this article you’ll find a sneak peek at episode 3x17 that is jaw dropping as Ariel gets the drop on Hook. The scene opens in Fairy Tale Land with Hook talking to Smee, who says the crew has gotten a surprise for him. In walks a pretty wench who escorts Hook out into the street. Instead of going off to bed her, he pays her and tells her to just tell his men tomorrow that she had a grand time. Could this be because he is still pining for Emma at this point?
As he wanders down the street, he is clubbed from behind and lies groggy on the ground. As his vision comes into focus, he realizes a woman has a knife to his throat. It is Ariel but he doesn’t recognize her. She threatens him, saying he is going to get what he deserves. What does he deserve? What does she think he did?
Hypable shared the synopsis for “The Jolly Roger” on April 9. Maybe it will shed some light on what fans can expect from the pirate and the mermaid episode.
“Ariel returns to Storybrooke and pleads with Hook to help her find Prince Eric, who never returned to the town when the new curse was invoked. Emma agrees to let Regina teach her how to use magic so that she can help defeat Zelena, and Mary Margaret and David try to prove that they can be just as much fun as Hook is with Henry — who thinks they are boring. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land during the past year, an angry Ariel confronts Hook over her missing Prince Eric, who she assumes was kidnapped and possibly killed by the swarthy pirate. But when Hook confesses that the Jolly Roger has been stolen and Eric is most likely the thief’s prisoner, Ariel unknowingly provides him with a clue as to who the culprit is, and Hook – with Ariel in tow – goes off in search of his ship.”
So it looks like fans will get to explore part of what happened during the lost year in Fairy Tale Land. Maybe it will explain that cryptic dialog between him and Emma about not running from your memories. You can also check out some promotional photos from the episode at TV Fanatic. You’ll get a peek at what we think might be the first glimpse of Blackbeard.
“Once Upon a Time” season 3, episode 17 “The Jolly Roger” will air Sunday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC