'Once Upon A Time' Recap: Love Turns To Hate

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 18 of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," entitled "The Stable Boy."

Love may be the most powerful magic of all, but on "Once Upon a Time," it's also the catalyst for some undeniably wicked acts. Apparently, there's nothing some people won't do in the name of love, whether it's murdering a devoted stable boy, or framing an innocent, if naive, woman. One thing is certain, though: There's a fine line between love and hate, and Regina's heart no longer seems capable of discerning the difference.

From what little we saw of loyal and idealistic Daniel (compellingly played by "Nikita's" Noah Bean), I can't imagine he would've advocated killing Snow in revenge for his death, especially when it was her own care for Regina that spurred her decision. The manipulative Cora professed to have her daughter's best interests at heart, so there was no way Snow could've predicted Regina's mother would behave so cruelly. Still, the beauty of this episode was that it truly provided a logical (if not justifiable) reason for Regina's hatred of Snow, while making The Evil Queen sympathetic for the first time. Read More...


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