Monday, May 13, 2013

OUAT: And Straight On 'Til Morning & Season 2 Recap

Grab a cup of java because you'll need a few minutes for this blogpost. Not only are we chatting about the spectacular season finale of season two of Once Upon A Time {just announced renewal for season 3!!!!}, but we will also be going back through the entire season. Here is the link to the season 1 recap. So excited to discuss "And Straight On 'Til Morning"!

  • Best Moment: This is a tough one, but I'll have to give it to Emma. I'm excited where this show will go with her "magic powers", and they used it brilliantly there. All of our theories were wrong about the trigger ruining Storybrooke and separating our characters. Emma saved the day. It was so cool to see Regina and she working together to contain the trigger. Loved that moment!
  • Worst Moment: Still really don't like the annoying science couple, Greg & Tamara {Gremara? Tamreg? Gregara?}. Although the "higher powers" or "initiative" or whoever they answer to are intriguing, those two are just annoying. The trigger was just a diversion then??? Why didn't they just snatch Henry from day one?? Or did they just receive those orders? Can somebody say CON-FUS-ING!?!?
  • Nice Moment: Hook & Bae connecting on his pirate ship was sweet. Hook sincerely wanted to change and make nice with Bae. Unfortunately the history of home wrecker didn't get wiped so quickly from Bae's mind leading Hook to make an unfortunate decision. Either way, their moment at the pirate wheel steering the ship was sweet. 
  • Creepy Moment: Gold wanting to impale Henry on those rocks at the beginning. Yikes, Gramps, calm down.
  • Funny Moment: Granny guarding Henry with her crossbow. I really hope I grow up to be a Granny just like her :P
  • Sad Moment: Gold & Henry finding out about Neal's death and/or portal jumping. 
  • Intriguing Moment: So was that "Lost Boy" leader Peter Pan? Or where they answering to Peter Pan? Either way, this story is interesting. Especially since he's so gruesome with shadow ripping and boy abducting and Henry searching.
  • Romance Moment: I love that Gold restored Chip and gave Lacey/Belle the spell. Then he put her in charge of protecting Storybrooke, and she promised they'd see each other again. Those two were so lovely in this episode. 
  • Manly Moment: Haha, David punched Hook. Haha. Those two worked well as duo. 
  • Hero Moment: Hook was the true hero of Storybrook. Not only did he return with the magic bean, but he lead the Rescue Henry crew back to Neverland knowing full well the consequences. Plus, he forgave Rumplestiltskin. 
  • Cool Moment: I'm excited to see Hook, Emma, David, Mary Margaret, Gold, and Regina all joining forces to bring back Henry. What an intriguing way to enter Season 3!
  • Character Moment: Philip, Aurora, and Mulan found NEAL!!!!!!!!!! So they're in the Enchanted Forest :)
  • Cliffhanger: Henry is kidnapped because Peter Pan wants him. Um, why!?!?!?!
  • Next Episode: See ya next season, chums!

Alright, and now for all of season 2!
  • Best Episode: Believe it or not it was Episode 1 "Broken". It was so rewarding seeing everyone regain their memories, and Emma reuniting with her parents. It set up the show for a great season.
  • Worst Episode: Episode 12 "In the Name of the Brother". Having Dr. Frankenstein at the end of an episode was a stretch, but having a whole episode about him was just too much. And then, we really didn't hear much from Dr. Whale after that. Kinda useless.
  • Saddest Episode: Probably, Episode 18 "Selfless, Brave, & True". Also known as the one in which August W. Booth transformed into a little boy and forever left our screens. Sad, sad day.
  • Riveting Episode: Episode 8 "Into the Deep". The one where David was trapped in the red, burning room because true love's kiss didn't work. He truly sacrificed himself for his wife and daughter. Charming & Snow forever!
  • Somewhat-Useless Episode: Definitely the third-to-last Episode 20 "The Evil Queen". As I said in my recap, we already knew Regina was evil and that Snow was good and that Greg and Tamara were annoying. This episode didn't really move the plot along. 
  • Favourite Episode: Episode 14 "Manhattan". Neal Cassidy/Baelfire is Henry's father! The question we've been asking since season 1 got addressed. Awesome. Awesome.

Well until next year!
Remember, all magic comes with a price!

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Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait until Fall! It's just too long =(
My husband was in the room with me while I watched this episode, which I hate. He doesn't really watch it so he has no idea what's going on and asks a million questions while I'm trying to WATCH =)
I really liked this episode and I can't wait to see how next season plays out!

Bella said... [Reply to comment]

Ahhh, I super enjoyed this season and I am so excited to watch the next!And Hook is totally my new favourite character these days...him and Belle. And I too love the romance between Belle and's just so refreshing.
Did you hear about this? The OUAT Wonderland edition?