ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E9 ROUNDTABLE: ‘You’re more than heroes, you’re leaders’

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By David Oliver and Josh Axelrod

It’s finally happening: The spell of shattered sight looms over the town as sundown approaches. This is primarily a filler episode, tying up loose ends before the curse actually happens, but it’s actually really important information and plot developments and leads to one huge reunion we’ve all been waiting for. Seal yourselves in a vault before reading, unless you want to be cursed (half-joking):

 

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ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E8+9 ROUNDTABLE: ‘An urn for a hat, as simple as that’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver 

Well, it looks like this half-season of “Once Upon a Time” was sort of conning us in a way. It put so much focus on The Snow Queen and her quest for family that we barely noticed Rumplestiltskin putting together his plan to separate himself from his dagger at the expense of Emma. His plan got derailed this week, but Rumple won’t give up anytime soon. And now that The Snow Queen has cast the spell of shattered sight, all bets are off. Let’s dissect two hours of awesome:

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ONCE UPON A TIME, S4E7 ROUNDTABLE: ‘You can’t love something you don’t understand’

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver 

This season of “Once Upon a Time” has done a fantastic job of raising the stakes each episode. Over the last few weeks, we learned who The Snow Queen is, what she wants and how she plans to get it. Now we know how she got trapped in that urn and why she’s so distrusting of anyone without magic. Let’s get to it:

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

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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 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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