This episode was just about a bunch of characters I don’t really care about. Alice was the only thing interesting going on here, but I don’t care about her relationship with fake Hook or with Gothel. There are no actually stakes there because Alice is friends with Hook, but doesn’t like Gothel.
Henry and Ella are just ridiculous. The blood test is dumb. The shoe in the bag is dumb. The t-shirt. Them taking was just boring. Either uncurse them or don’t show them.
This episode was just further proof of the problem of having a show without a lead. It does not work. They needed a new good guy female protagonist that was part of every story, that was the center, that was in every episode, but they don’t have that and the show doesn’t work like this.