Phillip: “Were you hit by some kind of arrow?”
Neal: “A 45 caliber arrow.”
“The Heart of the Truest Believer” is tonight’s season premiere of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers, every article has a price. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 on ABC (KTRK).
Well we all knew that having that many fairytale egos on one ship would be bad, but did anyone predict it would get bad this fast? Everyone snapping at once is a little bit too much. It isn’t unbelievable that Hook would jump into a fight (hello, pirate), but the others are supposed to be a little bit more level headed than that. They don’t want to hurt the mermaid, but punching each other is fine. The only good thing about having the conflict happen this soon is that hopefully it is behind them, well mostly behind them. There’s no way they will play nice all the time. Our legends end the episode with Emma as their self-proclaimed leader (once a savior, always a savior), and they are essentially all on the same page. It would have been interesting to see what Rumple would have done amongst all the mermaid and fist fights. Do you think our legends can keep their cool?
Henry, Tamara and Greg quickly learn that things have taken a turn for the worst. Henry being sassy is fantastic. Within minutes of them touching down in Neverland, the writers answer basically every question viewers have about Tamara, Greg, and the home office. It’s great to get these answers, and what’s even better is revealing the answers to Henry because he gets to be the one to tell them how stupid they have been. While running away from the lost boys, Henry makes a friend! This should have set off so many flags, but alas, Henry is very trusting. It really isn’t a shock that Henry’s friend turns out to be Peter Pan. What do you think is in store for Henry?
In June, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis told me they plan to “tame the beast” this season, and so far, they succeed. They don’t throw too much at the viewers’ in this premiere. There isn’t a flashback, other than the brief one of Emma giving birth. Instead, the writers focus on answering a lot of questions that the finale left, as well as moving forward with the story. It’s hard to tell where Neal’s storyline is headed. Hopefully the writers don’t spend too much time with him. There is so much to explore and develop on Neverland, and so it would be in everyone’s best interest to spend the most time there as possible. What are your hopes for this season?
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