Favorite Fairy Tale Moment
Well, that’s Â tough. Â I could go with Chernabog as that was really cool.
But I think I gotta go with the Queens of Darkness meeting for the first time. Â This Â show is Â fanfiction for Disney nerds and it doesn’t hide that or shy away from that. Â So, seeing these three iconic Disney villains team up was such a delight. Â And look, I may not be a fan of Maleficent but it was cool seeing her brought to life but Ursula is one of my favorite Disney villains and I do find it humorous that as I’m doing Villains Profiles on A Look at Disney for Maleficent and Cruella, they just happen to show up on Once. Â Maybe, I should do one for Ursula to round out the Queens. Â Let me know what you think on the comments.
I have a feeling after Â the disappointment that was The Snow Queen from the Frozen arc, who to be honest was a bit or a bore as a villain, these three Queens of Darkness will be a true delight.
It has been six weeks since Belle banished Rumple from Storybrooke and in that time, he has been living with Ursula in her apartment. Â I smell sitcom. The Dark One and The Sea Witch. They get into wacky hi jinks. Â Ursula is furious at Rumple for eating the last of her Ramen but he has set a plan in motion as they get an email that leads them to the home of one Cruella De Vil. Apparently, her husband had been caught in a scam and is being arrested as all of items save for coat and her car are taken from her.
Now, I’ll admit I was bit giddy at seeing Cruella’s car because that is one of the most iconic Disney cars and to see it brought to life is so cool. Now, I know that this Â isn’t the first time that Cruella’s car has been seen in live action as we saw it when Glenn Close played Cruella Â but still, Â this is really cool.
It takes some convincing from The Dark One that there is magic in this world for Cruella to come along as she doesn’t fully trust Rumple but she gives in and comes with. Â And Â this even leads to one of my favorite moments from the show, if not my favorite moment from this episode.
There is something funny about seeing this iconic car Â in a fast food drive thru with Cruella Â and Ursula Â ordering fast food combos while Rumple decides not to as he wants to survive the trip to Storybrooke. Â Speaking Â of the town Â in, Â everything Â seems to have calmed down since the Frozen crew went back home to Arendelle but things are not all well as we learn that Hook and Belle are trying to figure out how to free the fairies from the hat.
Our heartbroken bookworm has reached out to people through as Hook puts it the magic box (computer) to get help in how to free the fairies. Â How do you word that you need an old incantation translated into English in an email and what scenario could make that sound plausible. And not as those, you are getting an email from a crazy person. Though no matter, Â they Â get help from an Oxford professor who replies to Belle’s email Â and they take the translated incantation to Regina, Â who we had seen previously Â talking with Emma and lamenting Â over the loss of Robin Hood. Â Regina uses The Dark One’s dagger on the hat to free the fairies.
Now, what’s truly fascinating here is the brief sequence after Regina frees the fairies, you see a glimpse of fear in her eyes holding the dagger. As if to say, get this thing away from me. Â And while the fairies reunite and embrace in a hug, something else escaped. Â Chernabog Â had been trapped inside the hat alongside the fairies and well, things don’t bode well when you have a demonic creature ready to destroy your town. Â After being freed, the fairies Â go to Granny’s Â and there, Regina Â asks Blue Â about The Author and there we learn from Blue that The Author and The Sorcerer aren’t the same person. Â However, The Author Â has left clues to their identity in his works such as Henry’s Â book. Â What’s Â interesting to note is that Â as Blue talk about The Author, Â there was a hint of fear in her face.
Now, for quite some time there has been Â a theory going around that Blue knows more then she lets on and that Blue is actually The Author. Â Which could be possible and Â it has already been confirmed that Yensid is not The Author and I do think that would be a neat twist as Blue has had a role to play in just about everybody’s story thus far. And she is one character that always seem to be lurking in the shadows. Â The part is cut short as Chernabog Â has come to wreck property damage. Â And well, it takes the combined might of The Savior and The Evil Queen.
Regina: â€œCan we drop the E-word already?â€.
Oh sorry, Regina but to be fair you’ve done some pretty horrible things. Â But it is always a delight to see these magical mistresses team up.
All Â in all, Â I enjoyed the set up here and can’t wait to see what Â The Queens do with reign of terror Â in Â Storybrooke.
Favorite Modern Day Moment
I kind of gave away what it was.
Cruella ordering drive thru is just funny and both times, I watched the episode it made me laugh.
Emma Â played by Jennifer Morrison
It seems that Emma is going to have quite the struggle this half season as she struggles to remain the hero but it seems that she may be tempted to go dark.
Regina played by Lana Parilla
I’m enjoying Regina’s arc Â and I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy her arc to find The Author but now she has a new obstacle in her paths as our three Queens are after the same thing.
Hook played by Collin O’ Donoghue
Hook Â didn’t have much to do this episode but Â I do think that is going to change in the next episode as we learn that he has crossed paths with Ursula once before. Â And I can only wonder what that encounter must’ve been like.
Belle played by Emile de Raven
I am so happy to see Belle be a part of the team more as she is one of my favorite characters on the show and I’ve made it no secret that I have a crush on Belle. She’s cute. Â Aside from that, Â she played a rather key role in freeing the fairies and I am hoping that the show doesn’t forget about her as this story goes on because after all, she is the reason that Rumple was banished from Storybrooke in the first place.
Snow & Charming Â played by Ginnifer Goodwin Â & Josh Dallas
Like many Once fans, I was happy to see Snow and her beau get a bigger part than they had in the Frozen arc and I am curious as to what the big secret they are hiding truly is. Â From what we know, it involves them doing something to Maleficent. Â And some have speculated that they somehow torn Maleficent apart from her daughter, who many fans believe to be Lily. Â The young girl we met in Breaking Glass. Now, there I’m not sure but it could be interesting to see and this speculation has come about as we know that we will see Lily again in present day Storybrooke.
Rumpelstiltskin played by Robert Carlyle
If there is one thing that has truly irritated me over the course of this season is that all of Rumple’s character development seems to have been thrown out the window but there is a part of me that understands how easy it is for him to go back to his old ways after being under Zelena’s control last season. (Which is going to her possible return quite interesting). Â I mean I get that Rumple is all about power but it feels like at times, the writers are playing a game of ping pong with his character.
Maleficent, Ursula, & Cruella De Vil (The Queens of Darkness) played by Kristin Bauer van Straten, Â Merrin Dungey, & Â Victoria Smurfit
I absolutely love the Queens of Darkness. Â I have a feeling that these three are going to be some of the most fun villains that we’ve had on the show in a while and after the bore that was The Snow Queen, Â it’s Â time that some real evil queens bring havoc to Storybrooke. Â Though I am curious as to how Ursula & Cruella ended up in New York.
My Final Thoughts
All in all, this was a fun way to start the second half of season 4 up and I can’t wait to see what’s next and I am really looking to seeing Â what the Queens have planned. Â Join me next time as we see why some are…