'Once Upon a Time' recap: The Dark One Rises

Hola, Once-lers! I'm Hillary Busis, certified fairy tale aficionado and your new recapper -- as well as EW's once and future OUAT live-blogger. It's a pleasure to write about tonight's installment, a well-paced and innovative episode that almost made up for the crushing loss of Sheriff Tight Pants Graham. (Blame Jane Espenson, the geek goddess who penned both "Desperate Souls" and many of Buffy's most memorable moments.)

After the first of several commercials hawkingBeauty and the Beast 3D -- which, by the way, I'm totally seeing -- it's time to get down to business. We open on Rumpelstiltskin, a humble spinner who looks a lot less eeeeeevil than the grubby-toothed sprite we've seen previously causing mischief in Fairy Tale Land. Read More...



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