Monday, March 19, 2012

Once Upon A Time: In Jail and Out of Their Minds

Last night's Once Upon A Time screwed with dear Snow White/Mary Margaret and Prince Charming/David even more. In one reality, she's got memory problems and he's locked up, while in the other, he's got the memory issues and she's behind bars. 

Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White in Once Upon A Time Mary Margaret 
The episode began with Snow being under the influence of her memory wiping, love stealing potion. And when Snow White doesn't have love in her heart, man is she a bitch. Making Happy unhappy?! That's just unconscionable!

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming in Once Upon A Time OUAT David Nolan 
Prince Charming tried to save her with the old cure all: True Love's Kiss. It didn't work. It seems there must be something true-lovey about the kiss itself, throwing another wrench in the theories of how they can sort this whole mess out.

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming in Once Upon A Time OUAT David Nolan 
But, after PC takes an arrow in the shoulder for her, she feels love again and they kiss and make up. I love when they're kissing. They have such chemistry.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas as Snow White and Prince Charming on Once Upon A Time OUAT
Back in Storybrooke, David F'd everything up royally (pun totally intended). Last week, Mary Margaret stood by her man when everyone (including him) thought he might have Temple-of-Doomed Kathryn's heart. This week, because David is getting his memories all twisted, he wonders if maybe Mary Margaret is responsible for Kathryn's disappearance after all.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas as Mary Margaret and David on Once Upon A Time OUAT
He doesn't stop to consider why Mary Margaret's hair is down to the middle of her back in his memory.  Nothing like, "Why were you wearing a wig when we were chatting in the woods? Come to think of it, why were you wearing any of the crazy get-up you were wearing?" 

Josh Dallas as David Nolan on Once Upon A Time OUAT Prince Charming
And righty, she's angry and hurt that he's losing his faith in her. He does the one-tear-slowly-down-the-cheek thing he does so well, and that's where we leave them.

Josh Dallas as David Nolan on Once Upon A Time OUAT Prince Charming
Honestly, I'm not all that thrilled at the prospect of an Evil Queen origin story, which seems to be on the way. I'd rather hang out with the lovers and Rumpelstiltskin. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. But either way, I'm looking forward to these final few season one episodes. Fingers, toes, and elbows crossed this gets a second season.

1 comment:

  1. I hope they don't try to make the Evil Queen sympathetic in her origins. I think a fairytale villain needs an element of 'evil for evil's sake' to them. Leave the moral ambiguity to Rumpelstiltskin.

    Especially considering Regina in Storybrook had potential to be sympathetic (your adopted son seeks out and prefers his birth mother, and thinks you're evil!), before her Evil Queen-ness was apparent.