I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Once Upon A Time, ‘In The Name Of The Brother’.
In Storybrooke, the car crash at the end of Season 2 Episode 11: “The Outsider” has major consequences. Hook is in the hospital, and so is the stranger who crashed into town — Gregg. Unfortunately, Whale goes MIA because memories of his past life shake his confidence. Fortunately, all he needs to get back in the surgery game is a pep talk from Ruby/Red, who reminds him that Storybrooke is a second chance. He saves Gregg, who claims to have been texting before the crash, but that’s a lie (that fooled Emma!). He definitely saw Mr Gold doing magic, and he told the mysterious ‘Her’ on his phone at the end of the episode. Also in the hospital, Gold tries to jog Belle’s memory, and it goes terribly: She breaks the cup and tells him to leave her alone.
Meanwhile, Cora makes a deal with Rumple: A way to find his son in exchange for a truce and the ability to go after Regina to bring her around to her side. They seal the deal with a kiss. She finds and convinces Regina to team up with her to get Henry back. I’m still not totally convinced her motives are as pure as she makes out (let’s be honest, she’s not well known for being loving). Mr Gold cashes in his favour from Emma at th end of the episode as he sets off to find Bae, realising it’s all he has left. He says that if anything happens to Belle whilst he’s gone, he’ll kill everyone.
In the flashback, Whale finds funding for his work in an unexpected place: Rumplestiltskin, who wants to learn science for himself. Unfortunately, Whale’s awesome younger brother gets shot while following Whale, and when Whale brings him back to life things don’t exactly go as planned. His returned brother kills their father, but Whale locks him away and promises to keep trying to make it work. We still don’t know what actually happened to Victor’s brother…
Overall, it was a great episode. I’m looking forward to the next one, where hopefully we’ll find out some more information, and maybe see some more brilliant performances from the cast.
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