Electric sparks during a flashback to Henry's birth set the tone for an exciting return to the magical lands of Once Upon a Time. Happily, they dove right back into adventure mode as Hook's ship arrived to Neverland.
Once isn't known for it's comedy, but the premiere had a couple of laugh out loud moments – and not because of ridiculousness. They punched through the fourth wall with Neal telling Mulan about her movie and though they aren't usually so direct with the Disney references, it works. And even if Snow and Charming are playing archetypes with their optimism, it gets old. I delighted in hearing Regina call out Snow for wanting to make things better with “rainbow kisses and unicorn stickers” was hilarious. Gold stars, Regina. She's saying what the audience wants to say.