BWW Spoiler Alert!: 5 Major Takeaways from this Week's ONCE UPON A TIME
Welcome to BWW Spoiler Alert! In this new column, I am going to share five questions and takeaways from the most buzzworthy television episodes of the week (a.k.a. whatever shows I watch). By definition, these columns will contain Spoilers if you have yet to see the episode in question, so don't say that I didn't warn you!
On Sunday night, ABC aired ONCE UPON A TIMES' penultimate Season 3 episode, "Kansas." In it we saw the culmination of a villain's transformation to hero and a whole lot of resolution that makes me wonder what exactly is left to do in the two-hour finale next week.
SPOILER ALERT! I will be discussing things that actually happen in this episode, so if you haven't gotten around to watching it yet, go read our BWW TV recap by Danielle DeSisto, or click on another one of my interesting articles instead; like this, this, or this.
1) I don't understand why characters that have magical abilities forget to use them in the direst of circumstances. We saw it Friday night with Adalind on GRIMM, and now Emma, the presumed "Savior," instead of using magic, gives Hook mouth-to-mouth which she knows will result in her losing her powers. She could have flicked her wrist or wiggled her nose at least once to try and save him with magic, but that would have gotten in the way of tonight's major plot point of Regina becoming a "hero." This is emblematic of a lot of the ONCE storytelling; routinely ignoring well-established facts that temporarily get in the way of the story. I would understand if they showed her making a conscious decision to give up her magic, but that is not how the scene was played; magic wasn't even considered.