Monthly Archives: October 2013

Week F – Hooks, Haunts, & Crooks

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3, Episode 5 (Good Form) Captain Hook is an enigmatic character.  On the one hand, he is a dastardly villain – a selfish coward who has very little direction in life.  As Peter Pan summed … Continue reading

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Week E – To Believe or Not to Believe

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3, Episode 4 (Nasty Habits) This episode told a further chapter in the tale of Rumplestiltskin and features brilliant performances by the actors.  Rumpelstiltskin’s very human fears are demonstrated: can he change?  Will he be … Continue reading

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Week D – Endless Optimism Amid Despair

While television tends to focus on darkness and despair, it also reminds us of the power of forgiveness and of not doubting in others.  This week was all about second chances, seventh chances, seventy-times-seventh chances, or even getting a chance … Continue reading

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Week C – Road Trips?

The premiere episode is usually about making a big show and catching up so that the story is back to (or into a new) status quo.  Story arcs are set up, characters are introduced and reintroduced, and we are given … Continue reading

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Week B – Premiere Week!

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3, Episode 1 (The Heart of the Truest Believer) The third season premiere starts with a flashback (unusually, the only flashback of the episode) to the birth of Henry.  While the scene itself focuses on … Continue reading

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