Henry: “I don’t like apples.”
Peter Pan: “Who doesn’t like apples?”
Henry: “It’s a family thing.”
“Quite a Common Fairy” 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. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 on ABC (KTRK).
Regina explains why she is the way she is. The flashback of the episode takes place when she is still married to the King, and Snow White is still a child in the castle. She is still angry over the loss of Daniel, which is the first thing that turns her onto the path to becoming the Evil Queen. In Neverland, she tells Tinkerbell that she was afraid to be happy and let go of her anger because it would make her weak. This says a lot about who Regina is, and why she has made some of the choices that she has. All during the show, Regina has gone back and forth with making progress and returning to her evil ways. The viewers and the other characters have been getting whiplash because of this. Now this episode doesn’t completely change anything, but it is a glimpse into her mind, and it helps viewers understand her more. Does it change your impression of her at all?
The previous episodes of this season have featured Emma and Mary Margaret trying to get along in their new roles as mother and daughter. Well, mostly it is Mary Margaret trying to resume the role of mother. This episode the two of them have a moment of understanding. The writers are moving slowly as they build up this relationship, and it’s a smart move. In the first two episodes, Mary Margaret’s attempts take up more of the episode and are more obvious, and so it is nice to have this moment which isn’t as forced on Mary Margaret’s part. Do you think Emma will ever be comfortable calling Mary Margaret and Charming mom and dad?
Pan is less menacing in this episode. He tries to get Henry to understand his goal in saving magic. It is great to get to know more about Pan’s motives, but it’s doubtful that he is being completely truthful with Henry. Pan definitely has a sales pitch going in this episode, and hopefully Henry won’t buy into it. He has been presented as this very bright kid all during the show, and by having Henry completely believe Pan, it wouldn’t make sense.
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