Once Upon a Time Review: White Out

Once-Upon-a-Time-White-Out-RecaReview-650x433On this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time we got an evil warlord named Bo Peep-as in Little Bo Peep, from the nursery rhyme. It’s a concept so ridiculous and inane that it could only be imaginable by Once Upon a Time and man does it pay off because I WANT MORE. And in Storybrooke she owns a butcher shop? YES. YES. YES. Please give us more!!!

We are introduced to Bo Peep in a flashback where Anna meets David. Apparently David also knows Kristoff, who told Anna about David and told her he was a friend she could trust in the Enchanted Forrest. Anna meets David way before he becomes Prince Charming-back when he is still living with his mother as a shepherd-a shepherd who is apparently being controlled by the evil warlord, Bo Peep. She is as evil as she is ridiculous and her staff can show her where her “branded” people are at all times. As I said, it’s ridiculous, but it’s also a lot of fun and actress Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane from Deadwood) is absolutely fantastic.

Anna helps David become the person he is today because back then he was cowardly and kinda annoying. I am glad it was Anna (who is still played perfectly by Elizabeth Lail) who helped him see that he could be a hero. I can’t wait to see who else she runs into in her trip through the Enchanted Forrest, especially since we know one of the characters will be Rumpelstiltskin!

The best scenes of the night come from Emma and Elsa’s time in the ice cave. Both of these characters are so similar in the way they run from their powers. It’s great for both Emma and Elsa to see that they are not alone and that they will always be surrounded by people who love and support them no matter what. It is through Bo Peep that we learn that Anna is still alive; somewhere in Storybrooke…we just don’t know where. This gives Elsa the courage she needs melt some of the ice cave she’s created that has trapped her inside with Emma. Georgina Haig really is a perfect Elsa and even though we’ve only seen her for two episodes, I would love it if she stayed on the series permanently. I also want Elsa and Emma to become the best of friends because I think they could both use a good girlfriend who they aren’t related to.

But the BEST scene of the night came at the very end of the episode when we meet the owner of an ice crème shoppe called Any Given Sundae (best name ever), played by the amazing and talented, Elizabeth Mitchell, who we can only assume is the Snow Queen. I CANNOT WAIT to see how this plays out. I am gitty with glee and anticipation at the prospect of Elizabeth Mitchell playing a villain! I really hope this plays out well!

Other Thoughts:

~ Just saw this deleted scene from last night’s episode (https://gma.yahoo.com/video/watch-cut-scene-once-upon-045411990.html): WHY did they cut this? This scene is important…so important and SOOOOO much better than the scenes we got in the power plant. Once writers, you need to think these things through sometimes…

~ We need to find a better storyline for Mary Margaret then turning the power on and having Grumpy and Grams yelling at her.

~Speaking of Grumpy-I wouldn’t be sad in the lease if a truck ran over him.

~ Henry and Regina’s hug could have totally melted that ice cave.

~The slow pace of Hook and Emma’s relationship is actually quite wonderful. I am really glad they aren’t rushing them.

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