I’m just gonna say it….this ties with the Rumple & Belle Centric episode for me! Hands down, I already know this will be one of the best in the season! Lana Parrilla directed the hell out of this episode and Rebecca Mader acted her a** off! So I’m just like…..wow!
Zelena….when we were first introduced to Zelena, I was immediately intrigued by her because I just knew….coming from the Mills Family, she was gonna be one hell of a character and I’m so glad I was right! Do I disagree with certain creative decisions made for this character, yes, but this episode was the epitome of why I rooted so hard for Zelena’s happy ending because at the end of the day, she just wanted someone to love and accept her for who she was and she finally has that with her sister, her daughter, and now her very own true love Chad!
This was the best flashback of this season half and overall best flashback for Zelena Mills period! I had no idea how they were gonna pull off Hansel & Gretel in Oz but they did it! Another round of applause for Rebecca!
Seeing Zelena do what Rumple and Regina had to do, by finding closure with her past and taking responsibility for her sins, while embracing both the light and the darkness….it really felt full circle and Rebecca Mader was so brilliant in this, like wow! And her speech towards the end with her daughter, geez, despite how she got Robyn….I gotta admit, it tugged at my heartstrings seeing how good of a mother Zelena actually became. Cora was unfortunately unable to love like a true mother should while she was alive, but Zelena and Regina truly did better despite the terrifying example they had of a mother. And I’m pretty positive Cora was smiling down on her daughters because of that.
Rumple helping Zelena out because he knew that’s what Belle would have wanted! Our Dark One has come so far everybody!!!!
Rebecca Mader and Lana Parrilla….my favorite sister duo on television for years, and you can just see that love and chemistry both on and off screen! Though I gotta admit I was disappointed at not seeing the Mills Sisters kick some a** together, they were absolutely phenomenal in that final scene and I shed a tear and choked when Regina told her “get on that bicycle and fly” because it was her way of telling her sister to go be happy for the both of them! Zelena never had that sort of encouragement, and you could see the effect it had on her when Regina said it….WickedSisters always and forever!
I might get disagreed with this, but you know what, screw it….I saw more chemistry with Henry & Nick in this one episode than I ever saw with Henry and Jacinda! I’m just gonna say it!
Henry Daniel Mills….you are the son of the Evil Queen, the Savior, & the grandson of the Dark One…..you mean to tell me you had no survival skills or even the slightest manipulation tactic on how to trick Nick and free yourself.
Still not seeing the real purpose of Dr. Facilier….
"If you go as far as you can see...you will then see enough to go even further." - Finn Balor