'Once Upon a Time' recap: Faith, Hope, and Pixie Dust

I have to level with you guys: Until about 8:55 p.m., I wasn't really feeling this episode.

Though the hour featured four separate storylines -- the Magical Breakfast Club's journey to find Tinker Bell, Tink's "complicated" history with Regina, Henry's life among the Lost Boys, and Bae's plan to get from the Enchanted Forest to Neverland -- none of those plots felt particularly vital. What's more, a fairyback centered on actual fairies meant even more -- and worse -- CGI than usual, as well as a ton of cheesetastic dialogue delivered with painful earnestness ("I will be the judge of what is fairy-like!"). The third season's first few episodes each had their moments, but by the time 9 o'clock was nigh, I had begun to think "Quite a Common Fairy" might be this year's first dud.  Read More...



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