Last night “Once Upon A Time” returned and it is interesting how villains try to change, however, soon return to their old ways. And those that are “good” inexorably remain the same. This show is based on fairy tales, but perhaps a lot is subtly connected to real life, a struggle for those that see themselves as being good to correct evil, and the latter only wishing to exact bad on the former feeling as though their plight only brings misery, not just to others by them as well.
This contradiction, or 360 degree behavior is evident in Regina, The Evil Witch, who in order to gain Henry’s, -her son-, trust and love again saved the entire town from impending doom, as well as finding love with Robin Hood, felt humbled and joyful at being good and finding love. But Emma inadvertently saved a woman’s life that turned out to be Robin Hood’s wife, and so the couple reunited meant Regina lost her happiness, and so her hate returns to her heart and once again she is on her way to doing evil. And then there is Mr. Gold, Rumpelstiltskin, who married the love of his life, but acquired her love with a lie, a deceit that involved the dagger that gives him magic power and that he can’t let go, because like an addiction he is drawn to its mysteries and dominance it gives him over everything and everyone.
The stories are interesting, Frozen and its characters have been introduced in the story, the only issue is that no one is really bad in Frozen; instead they all seem confused about everything around them. The Queen has a power that she can’t control unless she is calm, her sister is impulsive and is saved every time just because luck follows her, and this last one’s fiancé is helpless, clumsy, and irrefutably charming. There is much to tell yet, and Regina is so much more attractive when she is evil, and her outfits are exquisite, her intention is to go back to the time when she captured Marianne, Robin Hood’s wife, and dispose of her right then and there, so that later she can not be saved and brought to town, that however, as it shown last night, means that everything thereafter will be erased and so everyone left in limbo. And for that, Regina, decides that the best way to resolve the matter is to find the book’s author that tells all these stories of good and evil, and have the scribe tell the story with happy endings for the evil ones.
Now, if such is accomplished, then all those who before were punished for doing bad, will return happy and joyful that they have found happiness, and so pretty much every fairy tale and every story ever told would have a whole different resolution. Interesting, talk about a conundrum, the writing on this show is exquisite and the imagination of those who week after week transport viewers to enchanted lands with unbelievable characters; is beyond anything ever seen on television. Whether a fan of fairy tales, or not, this show has something for everyone and no matter how outrageous the whole story is, it remains engrossing, entertaining, and exhilarating. Recaps, episodes, and information on this show can be found at www.abcgo.com/show/once-upon-a-time
“Once Upon A Time” runs on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.