Once Upon A Time is without a doubt a series that tries our patience, for the sole reason it’s searlized. An iron clad rule of E-Mod 116 Online is that TV shows need to be respectful of your time, and forcing you to watch a 22 hour story isn’t just disrespectful it’s down right rude. Secondly the pacing is all over the place as its constantly does flashbacks or what the characters did in the fairytale universe. For those who don’t know the series was created by and this episode was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz who actually penned the fantastic 2010 film Tron : Legacy however they are also responsible for Lost. Look we never watched an episode of Lost, but we know the bullshit it created with side universes and parallel stories. Bottom line they are doing that same horse shit with this series which makes it hard to watch and down right confusing with its story with pacing that jumps around so much the editor needs to be fired. There we feel better now, so let’s get on with the review of the episode finally (much like how the series takes too long to get to anything.) So basically in a nutshell it took 54 minuets so say Emma Swan could be dark hearted. Really? It’s bad enough this is turning into a Disney character gang bang with piss poor relation to the source material. First off Cruella de Vil doesn’t have magical powers nor is she a fairy tale character, seriously did the writers of episode not watch the movie she’s from first? Then there is Ursula who works at an aquarium in New York, and barely used for the mindnumbiling slow episode, while atleast it’s sea based at the same time her whole character is not really faithful to the source material. Once Upon A Time’s ultimate failure is what it’s desperately trying to do take what’s old and put a fresh spin on it, but in the end it spins so much it’s a dizzy and disjointed mess.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got at 2.5 out of 5.9