The threads are beginning to weave together in this week’s ONCE as Operation Mongoose gathers pace as the villains close in on the Storybook. Lies and past wrongs are exposed, and the writers even throw in a unicorn for good measure. Warning this review contains spoilers outside of the fairytale classics… and a lot of ‘finally’s.
Although the ‘potential for darkness’ seems an overexaggerated view of what to expect from your child it has drawn together some important plot holes which have been trailing behind for quite a while. Firstly Maleficent’s child was clarified to be a child, not a dragon baby, even though it emerged from an egg. Second the egg, complete with baby, was sucked through a portal to everyone’s favourite magic-free world along with Ursula and Cruella explaining how they escaped the curse. Finally the child grew up to be Emma’s one and only friend from her adoption/running away days, Lily (Lileth). It will be interesting to see how and when they are reunited, and whether the threats of their ‘dark’ potential will be realised or if it is just twaddle.
Still to be confirmed is Will Scarlett’s purpose in Storybrooke, which will hopefully be explained soon, particularly as it is getting tiresome to keep mentioning the lack of it in every review to date. Every other story seems to be overtaking it – next week the Wicked Witch of the West is set to make a return alongside Robin Hood. More about the magic mushrooms, Cheshire Cat and Rabbit please; you can’t just pretend ONCE Wonderland never existed.
Two weeks until the next one folks – see you then!