Mary Margaret: “You have survived your entire lives without light bulbs. Buy a flashlight!”
“White Out” is the October 5 episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers, every article has a price. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 p.m. CT on ABC (KTRK).
Charming and Kristoff are bros. How awesome is that? Now all we need is a Charming/Kristoff flashback. Did Kristoff travel to Mist Haven or did Charming venture to Arendalle? The twist that Charming has an Arendalle connection is great. Now Kristoff just needs to somehow pop up in Storybrooke. He can bring Sven!
Anna taught Charming how to sword fight! This is a fantastic little character moment. Nothing about Anna screams sword fighter, so it’s a nice change of what is expected. Also, it helps give someone in Storybrooke a bigger reason for helping Elsa, not that the Charmings wouldn’t help out someone in need, but Charming now has a personal tie. Charming is indebted to Anna because she helped turn him into the man that he is today.
For the most part, Elsa’s magic has been well handled. Her lack of control ties into anxiety. Even though she and Emma bond over this inability to control their powers, Elsa’s is due to her emotions. Emma’s is most likely due to her inexperience, but the writers’ explanation of her magic leaves something to be desired.
Speaking of Emma and Elsa, the two of them bonding is perfection. Emma hasn’t really had a girlfriend since the discovery that Mary Margaret is actually her mother. It’s nice to see her bonding with Elsa. The two of them have great chemistry, and they have a decent amount in common. Hopefully, they will continue to have scenes together. Are you loving Emma and Elsa?
There are some issues in this episode with Elsa’s magic. Why did she only make a circle out of the ice earlier, and then go back and decide that she could all of a sudden take down the entire wall? Maybe she wanted to get Emma out of there as quickly as possible, or that later on, Elsa is feeling more calm and in control. What’s your theory?
This episode does a much better job of not having too many storylines. The premiere was a little crazy. Even though Mary Margaret and Henry have separate storylines, they don’t take up a huge part of the episode. Henry was mainly brood central during this episode. Hopefully this never happens again. It was too much.
Mary Margaret’s storyline is not that long, and it is used to provide some humor. Seeing her yell at people ends up being ridiculously enjoyable. What will be interesting is seeing how the change that she is Mayor now is handled. Is it actually official or did Granny and company just give the title of Mayor to Mary Margaret in a crisis? Do you think Mary Margaret would make a good mayor or should someone else do the job?
Okay, why doesn’t Storybrooke take a census? You would think that after Zelena just hid in plain sight that the town might want a record of everyone who lives there. It would just be a simple form. All that needs to be written down is name, age, fairytale name, special powers, family tree, and a photo to keep with the file. This would save so much time. Do you think the lovely Elizabeth Mitchell has been chilling (heh) in Storybrooke all along?
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone else die from the cuteness that is Captain Swan? Hook tries to use his hook to chip away the ice. You tried, sweetie. Leave me your thoughts and theories in a comment below.