Monday, October 8, 2012

Once Upon A Time: Now With Twice the Magic

Hey everyone, did you hear the news? Once Upon A Time is back!

Michael Raymond James on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Michael Raymond James on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Premiere Two OUAT Season 2 
I know I'm a week late. But I was waiting for Jefferson to return. Because Jefferson ups the sexy factor of Storybrooke by about 200%. But! Before we get to him. What up, Michael Raymond-James!

Michael Raymond James on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Michael Raymond James on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Premiere OUAT Season 2
For the record, I adore him. I liked him well enough on True Blood back in the day, but ya'll. Terriers. Seriously. If you want to see MRJ just murder some angsty acting, watch episode 10 of Terriers. I swear, man. He won me over for life. So - yay!! He's on Once Upon A Time. A little bit. Like 90 seconds. In one episode. I mean, sure, he'll be back eventually. Whether he's Henry's Dad or Bae or both or neither (I'm hoping for neither...) I look forward to seeing him again. Because he rulz. With a z.  

Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin as Prince Charming and Snow White on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Premiere Mary Margaret David Nolan OUAT
Back in Storybrooke, they get five minutes of happy happy joy joy. I like happy and joy. So it was a fun five minutes.

Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin as Rumpelstiltskin and Belle on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Premiere Mr. Gold Belle and Rumpel OUAT Season 2
Even Belle and Rumpel got with the smooching! Aww, yeah. Melt that wicked heart, Belle. Come on, girl!

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming David Nolan Once Upon A Time Season 2 Premiere OUAT Josh Dallas OUAT Season 2
And then crazy stuff went down with Jefferson's magic hat and suddenly Snow and Emma are whisked away to a land that includes Mulan, Aurora, and Wren from PLL. I have to say, I'm a little bummed that love triangle went south so quickly. I would have enjoyed some Wren/Mulan shipping. But alas. How many ships can one show really have?

Sebastian Stan and Josh Dallas as Jefferson the Mad Hatter and Prince Charming David Nolan on Once Upon A Time Season 2 OUAT We Are Both
This week, David went searching for the magic hat man. Unfortunately, Jefferson was a pile of unhelpful.  Has he been trapped in that car since the curse was broken? Because if not, why hasn't he hooked up with Grace yet? And... considering part of the description for next week's episode includes Henry trying to convince Jefferson to reunite with his daughter, it must be something he doesn't immediately want to do. But... why?

Sebastian Stan and Josh Dallas as Jefferson the Mad Hatter and Prince Charming David Nolan on Once Upon A Time Season 2 OUAT We Are Both
Although, I'm a little worried that should he reunite with his daughter, he'll be less mad and also less relevant to show. But hopefully they have oodles of stories involving Wonderland and its happenings lined up for the future.

Sebastian Stan and Josh Dallas as Jefferson the Mad Hatter and Prince Charming David Nolan on Once Upon A Time Season 2 OUAT We Are Both
So David doesn't really get any help from Jefferson, but he does make a friends-Romans-countrymen speech. It's an okay speech. Not the best ever. But he had a nice hero shot at the end so that's something.

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming David Nolan Once Upon A Time Season 2 OUAT Josh Dallas We Are Both
One of my favorite moments of the night was when Mr. Gold found out that leaving Storybrooke means one loses the memory of their true self. First of all - that fact is awesome. Way to go conflict. Second, the anger/disappointment/heartbreak that was on his face was just brilliance. Have I mentioned that Robert Carlyle is the shit lately? Because he totally is. And it's worth repeating.

Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin Once Upon A Time Season 2 We Are Both OUAT Robert Carlyle 
Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold Rumpelstiltskin Once Upon A Time Season 2 We Are Both OUAT Robert Carlyle 
I'm glad Once Upon A Time is back. Lots of fun and lots of angst makes me a happy gal. Keep it coming, OUAT! I'll be there.

1 comment:

  1. Mad Hatter is back!! You just got me excited for episode 2!!! Waiting for it to watch it :D

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