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I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Once Upon A Time, ‘The Evil Queen’.
With the aid of Hook, Regina attempts to put a plan in motion that will help transport herself and Henry back to Fairytale land. But her plan revolves around a fail-safe that was planted within the curse, which if triggered could wipe Storybrooke off the map and kill all of its inhabitants. She’s taken all of the magic beans, and intends to use them to transport her and Henry to fairytale land, whilst killing everyone else. She leaves Hook to battle Maleficent, and obtains the fail-safe.
In the fairytale land that was, the Queen asks Rumplestiltskin to transform her into an unrecognizable peasant in order to kill an unsuspecting Snow White, with the twisted aim of earning the love and respect of her subjects. She is captured by her own guards and is about to be killed when Snow interferes. Snow nurses her back to health and tells her stories of how she thinks the Queen has good in her. They find a massacre ordered by the Queen and Snow says there is no hope for her after all, before Regina reveals who she is. However, she manages to get away and Rumple changes her back, before Regina says that the Queen is dead, long live the Evil Queen.
Emma’s suspicions of Tamara grow, and she investigates with Henry, though the plan is scuppered by Neil. However, Henry agrees that Emma is right, and they plot to continue searching for evidence. The episode ends with Hook, Tamara and the stranger taking Regina hostage, having disabled her magic with science.
It was a great episode, giving more back story to Regina and Snow, as well as furthering the overall plot along nicely. I can’t wait for more next week.
Thanks for reading.