ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E6 ROUNDTABLE: ‘A hero always helps strangers’

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By David Oliver and Josh Axelrod

Well, that’s not exactly the way I envisioned “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen” would intertwine, but I do love how clever the “Once Upon a Time” writers are in their morphing of fairy tales. Time to build a snowman:

Photo courtesy of Hypable

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ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E4 ROUNDTABLE: ‘I love it when they say that’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver 

This was kind of a filler episode, but it was about as much fun as filler episodes can possibly be. It was full of some cute Disney references, cemented Hook and Emma as a power couple and pushed the story forward just enough. Let’s get magical:

Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), “Once Upon a Time,” photo courtesy http://www.zap2it.com

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ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E3 RECAP: ‘There is no problem that can’t be solved with a bit of ice cream’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver 

We’re already three episodes into Season 4 and “Once Upon a Time” has finally decided to reveal our new big bad: Elizabeth Mitchell’s Snow Queen. And not only that, but we got our first (and probably last) look at Hans, who apparently was still trying to get out of his brothers’ shadow while trying to exact revenge on Anna and Elsa. Nice work buddy.

The Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell), “Once Upon a Time,” photo courtesy http://www.spoilertv.com

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ONCE UPON A TIME S4E2 RECAP: ‘It never bothered me anyway’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver

First and foremost: the “it never bothered me anyway” line was subtle but totally necessary. All of the allusions to established “Frozen” mythology so far have felt like that, more or lress. Through two episodes, “Once Upon a Time” has not only done “Frozen” and its characters justice, but it has also managed to expand that universe in unexpected directions. Let’s discuss.

Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig), “Once Upon a Time,” photo courtesy http://www.ramascreen.com

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ONCE UPON A TIME ROUNDTABLE: S4E1, ‘All the more reason to enjoy the quiet moments’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver

Just when we thought the “Frozen” craze was over, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” pulled a fast one on everyone and stuck Elsa in as a teaser at the end of last season. And, frankly, it didn’t disappoint.

Anna and Elsa. Photo courtesy of http://www.ramascreen.com/

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