Sunday, November 4, 2012

Once Upon A Time: Emma, Hook and Trust

This week's episode of Once was all Emma, with a little Hook on the side (recap can be found over at Entertainment Weekly). We learn the details of Emma's checkered past and met the guy that we suppose is Henry's father. Turns out he didn't want to desert Emma, but August/ Pinocchio convinced him that it was the 'right thing', because of her DESTINY. 

Note to self: if Pinocchio shows up trying to talk you into something, maybe this isn't a good thing. He means well, it's just he has a habit of lying... and the whole nose growing thing is just a metaphor, so you can't see it. Geppetto and Figaro forgive him, because that's who they are. But Emma and me, we're different. It's a big bean stalk jungle out there and a girl has to be careful. 

Granted, even I know that meeting a guy when you are trying to steal a car and he has already stolen it is not the best way to find your life partner, but still.

What else did we learn in this episode? Emma has gotten smarter over the years. Leaving Hook with the Giant for a ten hour head start was genius. The kind of genius not often seen in TV land. Emma, like you and me, is familiar with the Peter Pan story. We know Hook's MO. Despite the fact that this Hook is off the hook good looking. He is still a centerpiece of the Disneyland Halloween Villain Crew, which means he is not your friend, regardless of the photo opps and the occasional appearance at character breakfast. 

Granted, she would had have been SMARTER if she had given herself, Snow, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan more than a ten hour head start. (Did anyone even believe that Sleeping Beauty thought for a second that she was the best choice to climb the bean stalk? Really? Girl needs some traveling clothes at the very least. And where are these fairy godmothers that we have heard so much about?) 

Despite all of this, I am ready to nominate Hook for his own TV show.  We'll call it, "Hooked."

What did you think of tonight's episode? What do you think Cora is up to? And, with all of this Hook action, where is Tinkerbelle?

Next week, the previews tell us that the story will again focus on Red and her wolf issues. Seriously, she is the only person who is better off without magic. I say we throw her over the Storybrooke city line. She could use the memory scrub, especially if it means she is de-wolfed.

What do you think? Are you watching? Would you watch the new Hook show that I just made up? 

Previous episodes of Once Upon a Time and ABC recaps can be found on the ABC website.

We do love the good Captain...


  1. Thanks for the read Deborah! I would totally watch your Hooked show! I don't care what it would be about either, because I'd be just fine watching Colin O'Donoghue for an hour or even more lol! As far as this episode goes; I just finished catching up with it earlier today on DISH Online, after missing the premiere on Sunday working late, and I must say I think it was my favorite episode of the season so far. I really enjoyed seeing Emma's past (she looked so cute in those glasses), and how she met Henry's father. I'm just very interested in knowing what the heck was in that box August showed him! Seeing that part of the episode really made the theory my coworkers at DISH I had about Henry's father being Baelfire make just that much more sense. I'm curious to see what ends up happening in the rest of the season, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Oh, and I completely agree with you about Aurora wanting to climb the beanstalk. That girl needed Snow to help her over a log; there would have been no way anybody would have let her go lol. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. @Kelsey - It was a great episode. The box thing threw me a bit. If Henry's father turns out to be Baelfire then poor Henry will be Gold's grandson too. That's quite a family tree.
    Thank you for your comment!