David: “If the curse is broken, why didn’t we go back?”
Regina: “Because there’s nothing left to go back to, that land is gone.”
“Broken” is the season premiere of Once Upon a Time. Be warned, this article contains spoilers, every article has a price. 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).
Once Upon a Time is back, and the writers are wasting no time presenting new mysteries for the viewers to mull over. Magic does not work the same way in Storybrooke as it did in fairytale land. Regina learns this when she tries to use her magic and fails to do anything. However, after Emma touches her, she is able to use magic. Do you think Emma is a connection to magic or the source of it? The episode opens with a mysterious stranger. This concept sounds familiar does it not? One of the more surprising mysterious is the identity of Dr. Whale. No one knows who he is, his fairytale identity. Do you have any theories on the new mysteries?
What really hasn’t changed is the flashback confusion. The writers and showrunners have not found a way to better signify a transition from Storybrooke to a flashback in fairytale land. Of course this flashback isn’t really a flashback at all, but more on that in a second. It takes about half of the episode to figure out why this “flashback” fits with the episode, so for awhile it all seems pointless to show. Thankfully, it pays off in the end with a nice little time twist. What did you make of Mulan’s revelation at the end? The flashback is of the episode, in a sense, is the Storybrooke storyline because Mulan, Philip, and Aurora’s tale only happens after the wraith has been sent through the hat.
The writers make a bold choice to send Emma and Mary Margaret down the hat with the wraith. Now it is unclear what this means for the future set up of the articles. Time will have to be divided between Storybrooke and present day fairytale land or only show one of the two plus a flashback during the episode. This could be a very smart move or a very bad one, but right now it is too soon to tell. What do you think about this twist?
Alright leave me your thoughts in a comment below! Does anyone know what to call the characters now? For instance, do you call Emma’s dad Charming or David? A small thing that plagued my mind while watching. Make sure you hit subscribe and that you are following me on twitter.