The title of episode 19, “A Curious Thing,” on “Once Upon a Time” is, indeed, a curious thing. It doesn’t give much away about the context of the episode. Fortunately, Wetpaint, shared a sneak peek on Thursday that shed a little light on what fans can expect.
Zelena (Rebecca Mader) is moving forward with her plan for revenge against Regina and all those she holds responsible for the course her life has taken. That plan will take her back in time so she can make sure things happen differently and so that Zelena gets the life she believes she deserved. Crucial to that plan is Snow White’s (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming’s (Josh Dallas) baby which is due any time now.
Before the baby arrives, however, Zelena needs to make sure Emma (Jennifer Morrison isn’t going to cause a problem with her super magic abilities. To that end, she has cursed Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) lips with a spell that will strip Emma of her magic – once he kisses her. So far, the swarthy pirate has been reluctant to comply. In the sneak peek, we see Zelena get a bit more aggressive in explaining her wishes to Hook.
It seems the Wicked Witch had our friend Rumple (Robert Carlyle) kidnap Hook. Tied up and in the trunk of a car, Hook quips, “We’re in Storybrooke, ever heard of a telephone?”
Zelena toys with him a bit. “Such pretty lips, and so wasted,” she says as she traces a rose along Hook’s face. “Why haven’t you used those luscious lips and kissed Emma?”
Hook replies in that charismatic way of his, “A fellow likes to be courted.” Zelena is not amused.
“This isn’t a joke. I need to have her magic removed. If Snow’s baby is born before your kiss, I’m going to have no other option,” she threatens. “I’m going to have to start killing people. People Emma loves. Starting with her son. Take away her magic, Captain, or the next rose will be for her little brat’s grave.”
It looks like Zelena means business. We’re guessing Hook still drags his heels because in the promo found on YouTube, Zelena has a knife to Henry’s throat. That would only happen if Zelena was preparing to act on her threat.
“Once Upon a Time” will air “A Curious Thing” on Sunday, April 27 on ABC.