Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Once Upon a Time - Wish You Were Here

The season's mid-season finale will send Emma (Jennifer Morrison) to the Enchanted Forest, see the end of Jasmine (Karen David) and Aladdin's (Deniz Akdeniz) tale (at least for now), and finally reveal the identity of the villain who kills Emma in her visions. Getting control of the magic lamp, the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) sends Emma to a timeline where she never became the Savior, grew up in the Enchanted Forest as a princess, and was never forced to become Storybrooke's hero. Realizing that she too has control of the lamp, Regina (Parrilla) makes a wish to send herself to the reality where she is immediately mistaken for the Evil Queen (a role she is forced to resume in order to force Emma to realize the truth). Despite accomplishing the goals and finding a way home, the pair remain in the alternate reality in the first of two big twists as Regina comes face-to-face with someone she never expected to see again.

While not as interesting as the main storyline, the subplots in "Wish You Were Here" help move the finale along and force big changes as David (Josh Dallas) makes a wish that appears to have finally removed the Evil Queen from the heroes lives for good (but also may led to his daughter's eventual death), and Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) make a startlingly discovery about how their distrust of each other effected their newborn son whose return to Storybrooke foreshadows dark days to come when the series returns in March.

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