Once Upon a Time Season Finale Recap: A Land Without Magic Becomes...

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about, Once Upon a Time fans!  That's how you do a season finale!

I've been bemoaning the fact that it's taken Emma far too long to even try to accept both the presence of the fairytale world and her destiny.  I completely understand that expecting her to do both is rather illogical, but it's a story, so I was hoping things would be pushed along.  I'm thrilled to report that everything I had hoped would come to pass in this week's finale, actually came to pass.  Let's summarize the big developments:

Emma Learned the Truth: After Henry collapsed in the last episode, she rushed him to the hospital, frantically telling the doctor that he had been poisoned.  When Dr. Whale said it didn't look like poison, she wondered whether Henry was right...if magic was really at play.  And then she picked up Henry's book and the truth literally seared itself into her brain.  Within seconds, Emma was a believer.  Was it slightly ridiculous and convenient that she truly learned about the fairytale world in that manner?  Of course it was.  Did I care?  Not really.  Because it led to...

Emma and Regina Smackdown: As Regina arrived at the hospital, the newly enlightened Emma dragged her into a supply closet to give her a beat-down.  Regina didn't bother to deny the truth any longer and admitted that Henry had been poisoned by a magical apple, although it had been meant for Emma.  Distraught that Henry was in trouble now, Regina agreed to help Emma save him, and the two women were able to put aside their differences enough to take a trip to see Mr. Gold. Read More...


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