'Once Upon a Time' recap: Read Before You Sign

Ginnifer Goodwin had an easy week, huh? This week's Once Upon A Time took us away from the Snow versus Queen arc in favor of some plot-of-the-week fun, so we didn't spend too much time with our sweet-faced heroine. Instead, we focused on Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin and our sour-faced heroine (Jennifer Morrison), along with her many leather jackets. I wish I could say that we're closer to understanding the walking freakshow that is Rumpelstiltskin, but we're not. All we know at this point is that he values baby theft and drawing up contracts above all else. Don't ever try to rip him off! Seriously, don't. Let the tragic tale of Cinderella serve as your warning.

We began in Fairy Tale. There was an epic party going down at Prince Thomas' castle, but the Brittany Snow look-alike Cinderella wasn't on the list. Instead, she had to stay home and sweep -- poorly. Not much sweeping got done that night. But despite Cinderella's lack of work ethic, her fabulous Fairy Godmother arrived to promise a better, wealthier life. "This wand has the power to take you to your ball, to your prince, and to a..." KABOOM! She exploded into a ball of fire. Actually, it was more like "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boom." (Sorry.) Between this and True Blood, this was a really bad year for fairies on TV. Read More...


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