Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore), Neal Cassady/Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James), Snow White (Jennifer Goodwin), Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Belle (Emilie De Ravin), Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), Peter Pan (Robbie Kay), Parker Croft (Felix), Sarah Bolger (Aurora/Sleeping Beauty), Raphael Alejandro (Roland), Jason Burkhart (Little John), Jamie Chung (Mulan), Sean Maguire (Robin Hood), Rose McIver (Tinkerbell), Keegan Connor Tracy (Blue Fairy)
Second chances abound in this week’s episode of Once Upon A Time. We met Tinkerbell and like so many others, she’s on Regina’s never ending crap list. Read on to find out what Regina did to cause such vitriol in this weeks’ episode, Quite A Common Fairy.
Off to Neverland
Our story begins in Neverland,. Where Pan is trying to turn Henry into one of his Lost Boys by playing mind games involving poisoned arrows and tales of how he’s special. Neverland is losing magic because people don’t believe any more and Pan needs the truest believer to restore it. He gives Henry a scroll with his picture drawn on it and claims to have had since before Henry was born.
Meanwhile the fairytale friends (Charming, Hook, Emma, Snow and Regina) are tracking Henry but the camp is moving so the map is useless. Hook decides to use Tinkerbell instead, which Regina vehemently rejects. She stays behind but unbeknownst to her, Tinkerbell was tracking her the entire time. Tink takes Regina captive.
What Regina Did
Back in Fairytale Land, Regina still has long locks, is under the tutelage of Rumplestiltskin, hasn’t killed her husband yet or hunted his daughter, Snow White. She’s teetering between keeping her evil lessons or giving up revenge when she meets The Green Fairy, otherwise known as Tinkerbell, with her perky New Zealand (nope, not Australian) accent. Tinkerbell saves Regina’s life after she accidentally falls off a balcony and takes an interest in Regina. She decides to go against The Blue Fairy’s wishes and steal pixie dust to help Regina find love again. Except when the big moment arises, Regina runs from love. So Tinkerbell kindly confronts her but Regina is a complete bi…witch to her. So Tinkerbell suffers the consequences for stealing the pixie dust and loses her wings. That was her second chance with The Blue Fairy and she blew it because of Regina.
Neal is still trying to find a way to get back to Neverland to save Emma and Henry and he finds one when he meets Robin Hood’s son, Roland. That’s right. Robin Hood has a son. It seems that his wife died in childbirth and she was kept alive long enough to give birth thanks to Rumplestiltskin’s magic. Now Hood has to repay the favor to Neal. So Mulan, Robin Hood and Neal set a trap. Roland utters, “I believe” and a shadow comes through the window to whisk him away. Mulan slices the shadow’s arm and Neal holds on for dear life on his one-way trip to Neverland.
Tink’s Revenge: Heart in her hands
Obviously, Tinkerbell is livid with Regina. She looks dingy and unkempt and has had a hard life since Regina’s betrayal. Regina makeas amends by ripping out her own heart and giving it to Tinkerbell, giving her the choice between revenge or love but Tinkerbell returns the heart instead and refuses to help Regina find Henry. However, she relents when the fairytale friends find her and convince her that she can come along if she helps.
As they sit at camp, Tinkerbell asks Regina if she ever met her soul mate with the lion tattoo. The answer was no and Tinkerbell tells her how selfish she was to ruin his life as well. That guy with the lion tattoo was Robin Hood. Could there be a future for these two crazy kids? That remains to be seen. Mulan has just joined his band of Merry Men and it looks like love might be on the horizon.
This was an awesome episode. It dealt with something everyone needs, a second chance. Neal was hoping for a second chance with Emma and Henry but he might have some competition from the super sexy Hook. Regina had a second chance at love but she chose revenge instead and Tinkerbell had a second chance as fairy but lost her wings. She was adorable and if your heart didn’t break when Regina burned her, then you’re dead inside. This episode had it all and was a welcome change from last week’s filler episode. As a side note, Robbie Kay continues to amaze as Peter Pan. Great casting! 5 out of 5 stars.