Monday, April 23, 2018

Once Upon a Time - The Guardian

The death of Nick and disappearance of the Dark One dagger brings a bit of the old Rumpelstiltskin back as Weaver (Robert Carlyle) will threaten, steal, and betray to get his hands on his property. His discovery of the dagger's whereabouts tie into the episode's flashbacks involving Alice (Rose Reynolds) and a destiny Rumpelstiltskin first attempted, than thought better of, forcing on her many years ago. While the flashbacks lack zaniness of the old Dark One, the episode seems to suggest the troubled young woman is still tied to the dagger and may still yet have a role to play in Rumpelstiltskin's salvation (or damnation).

Although given less time, Henry's (Andrew J. West) investigation that which Nick left behind ties back to the season's larger arc as he finds real proof substantiating the first of Lucy's (Alison Fernandez) wild claims. Is Henry Mills about to dive down a rabbit hole of his own? And, if so, just how far is he willing to go to believe? Rogers (Colin O'Donoghue) gets his first taste of the truth of the bizarre events in Hyperion Heights as well. Will the show stay true to form and allow the characters to reclaim their pasts just in time for the season's end?

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