Once Upon a Time S06E06 Recap

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SOME SPOILERS AHEAD.

This week’s episode was quite enjoyable. It wasn’t as lackluster as some of the episodes thus far have been.

ouat-s06e06I appreciated the episode focusing on Killian and also his relationship with Henry. It really didn’t occur to me that Killian is more or less Henry’s step-father now and I guess it hit Henry the same time as it did me; I don’t recall Henry being this antagonistic toward Killian before.

It was pretty obvious the second that Killian brought up killing his father and his other little brother, that Nemo’s first mate was said little brother. It was also obvious that Liam had killed Nemo and was now captain of the Nautilus. Add to that the fact that earlier in the episode Killian had said to him that vengeance is easy to give up when it’s not staring you in the face and that one little moment made clear exactly how the story line would play out.

I didn’t expect Henry to come back for Hook. So that was a nice little surprise. The way that the story wrapped up with Killian and Henry being on better terms and Nemo and Liam reuniting was heartwarming.

The Evil Queen cannot be so inept and unaware of just who her opponents are that she couldn’t see that her ploy to separate the Charming family using Killian would not have worked. She failed spectacularly and only drove them closer together.

I’m not exactly sure she even knows what she’s after here. It certainly isn’t clear to me.

ouat-s06e06_1Wasn’t her whole plan to blacken Regina’s heart? Or was that only for the duration of episode two? She really only now tried to make good on tearing apart Team Good. For the past few episode she hasn’t been working toward either of those goals. Now she’s after Snow White’s heart? Again? Can we not recycle old story lines? Do the writers know what they want the Evil Queen to want?

Seeing as her story line this season was the one I was most looking forward to, I gotta say I’m a little disappointed.

The Evil Queen was really fun this episode, however, and was delightfully devious. Her facial expressions, her exaggerated mannerism and the way she spoke…It was evident that Lana Parrilla enjoyed herself filming this episode.

do not need her pairing up with Rumplestiltskin. We went four whole episodes without even a hint at a Rumple/Evil Queen romance and now it’s been shoved back in at full force. The two of them kissing was just…no.

I was holding my breath the entire time Belle was walking up to the shop. I swore she was going to walk in and catch them. It was in slow motion and everything! It would have been interesting to see how she would have reacted to that, given that she spent the entire episode conflicted about his involvement in the life of their child and their relationship moving forward.

ouat-s06e06_2I agree with Belle to some extent that there isn’t anything he can do to repair their marriage. Not if he keeps using the same methods he always has. He has to learn that coercion and manipulation will never win him Belle back. He needs to come to her with honesty, sincerity and transparency.

When she ran into Snow at the hospital and told her that she was there alone for her first ultrasound, I fully expected Snow to offer to stay with her for company and support. It seemed like a Snow White type thing to do. It feels a little odd that she didn’t.

Random thoughts:

  1. “The Time of the Dark Curse” – The writers aren’t even trying with this timeline anymore.
  2. You could make yourself a little less easy to manipulate Zelena.
  3. On the one hand I’m like “Damn Jasmine. Aladdin is right there! Want him for something other than his role as the Saviour!” But on the other hand I’m glad that as a female character, her focus is on her kingdom and not a man.
  4. Aladdin is still stealing?
  5. Star Wars reference.
  6. What kind of cheap sound effects did they use for this tentacle monster? Also, I’ve seen enough anime to know where this is going.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 PM on ABC.

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