Once Upon a Time Episode 5 Review: Trying to Escape the Family Business

This week's episode of Once Upon a Time focused on the soft-spoken Archie, while Jiminy Cricket's backstoy was told in the fairytale world.

I have to admit, I'm not as familiar with the tale of Jiminy Cricket, so I can't really speak to any liberties that the writers may have taken.  But in the Once Upon a Time universe, Jiminy used to be a human boy.  All of his life, his parents made a living through stealing and conning.  Even at a young age, Jiminy had a desire to be free from this kind of life and was always drawn to crickets as a symbol of freedom.  But his parents continued to guilt him into remaining with them and stealing to earn a living.

As it turns out, Jiminy's family often sold their stolen goods to Rumpelstiltskin.  One day, Rumpel realized that Jiminy wanted something more than just gold thread while making a trade: he wanted freedom and the opportunity to live an honest life.  Rumpel offered him a potion to give to Jiminy's parents and Jiminy decided not to ask too many questions about what it would do. Read More...


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