What can I say about tonight’s episode? Well I was really looking forward to it and then it started. There are many things that annoy me about television writing. The biggest ones are when the writers try to cover the “big twist” but really give it away before the end of the show.
Tonight we spent the time split between Storybrooke and Neverland. Ariel traveled to Storybrooke to retrieve something that Rumple and Regina needed. The Charmings had some arguments. Hook, Emma, and Neal tried to find a way off the island. Henry got played.
I really thought that Ariel going to Storybrooke would be a little bit more exciting than it was. Her story last week was not great but it was not horrible either. She and Belle are able to meet up. They find the object Rumple wants , loss the object because they get captured, and then get the object back. Ariel then heads back to Rumple to deliver said object. Ariel finally gets her legs and now gets to go hunt down Eric.
It turns out that Pan is using Wendy to manipulate her brothers in the real world. He basically sets this whole thing up so that Henry can meet Wendy and then finally agree to help Pan save magic in Neverland. I am sorry I am really done with this storyline. I knew from the second that he told that lost boy to make sure that Henry did not follow him that he actually did want Henry to follow him. Plus it was pretty obvious that he was using Henry to manipulate Henry. I am not sure if that was supposed to be a big plot twist moment, but it wasn’t.
Emma, Neal, and Hook captured Pan’s shadow. Hopefully this will help them get off the island of Neverland because I’m really starting to get bored with this whole storyline. Every week is another one that goes by where they do not rescue Henry. Henry needs to just save himself because I am not sure if they are ever going to get him. Still the scene with all the shadows was pretty cool. Emma also choosing her son over both Neal and Hook was nice moment.
The Charmings are fighting. I cannot really say that I blame Snow for being made at Charming. He should have told her. Still not talking was super childish and was kind of out of character for her. I wonder if they will end up staying in Neverland. If they do will they still be able to have kids, since nothing ages there?
Overall Score: C+
I really should give it a C- because I really did not find anything that was relevant that happened. The story has not really moved much since the last week that I can seen. All they keep doing is getting ready to go save Henry. I am hopeful that they will actually get to him before the Winter break, right now it just feels like they are stalling, hence me just wanting to give it a C- but since Ariel did manage to make it back and Emma did manage to capture the shadow C+ it is.