Ok, Once fans. I have to warn you what I’m going to be writing is going to sound like a bit of a rant, but the truth is, I am really only reflecting sentiments in line with more than one character on the show itself. Let me make it clear; I really liked this episode. Where it may sound as if I’m getting irritated I am sure the writers are pushing me – and the people in Storybrooke – in that direction on purpose.
To put is simply, Regina’s obsession with revenge is really reaching the point of a tiresome, cloying hypocrisy. Is she really that much of a one-trick pony? Personally, I think the story was written – and acted – to elicit that exact response. I’ll get into this after I highlight some points in the episode that particularly stood out for me. That will help when I come back to this. (more…)