Emma: “Your magical globe didn’t give you an apartment number?”
“Manhattan” is the newest episode of Once Upon a Time. Be warned, this article contains spoilers, every article has a price. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Once Upon a Time returns on March 3rd on ABC (KTRK).
In Manhattan, Emma runs after Gold’s son, Baelfire, and learns that Baelfire is someone she knows quite well – Neal. Emma and Neal have a good bit of catching up to do. At first, Emma hides the fact that Neal has a son. What’s a little strange is even after the call with Mary Margaret, Emma lies to Gold and Henry, saying she didn’t catch Neal. The conversation seems to be swaying Emma to telling Henry the truth about his father. Instead, she lies and Henry finds out at the same time Neal does, and it’s not the ideal way to reveal this information. What did you think of the big reveal?
It’s a little strange that Gold hasn’t learned anything since he last saw Bae. Belle has been helping him with his magic issues for awhile now, and so it would make sense that Gold learned that magic hasn’t and can’t solve everything. Yet, when face to face with his son again, he brings up magic and even offers a magical solution. This is just a strange regression for Gold as a character. The writers clearly didn’t want things to be happy during their reunion, but they could have done that without making Gold fall back on magic. It’s also a little strange that he doesn’t comment on the epiphany that is Henry being Bae’s son. Did Gold bother you at all during the reunion scene?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The fairytale land scenes aren’t that exciting. They just slow down the episode. It would have been much better to show more of the Manhattan storylines. All that it shows is that Rumple left the Ogre Wars because he wanted to be there for his son, and that Milah isn’t all that nice. Did you enjoy the fairytale land scenes? In Storybrooke, Cora, Regina, and Hook work on finding the dagger that controls Rumple. It’s nothing too special, and it shows that, once again, Hook is a terrible bad guy. He gets double crossed, again. What did you think of the episode overall?
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