Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1 Review “Bad Blood”

This week’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was all about Jafar. We learn that he turns to his life of villainy after being callously rejected by his father, the Sultan. Jafar is denied the love and acceptance he craves because he is a bastard. Is this enough to excuse his present evilness?

The overarching theme of the episode is the complicated relationship between fathers and their children. Running parallel to Jafar’s story is Alice’s. As shown in previous episodes, Alice was essentially abandoned by her father when he refused to believe her tales about Wonderland and let her be committed to an asylum. His betrayal is profoundly damaging to Alice and appears to be something that she will never be able to overcome. That’s until her father appears in Wonderland. Well, a version of her father.




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