Once Upon a Time Season 2 Review “Lady of the Lake” – We Are Family

If you didn’t cry duing some part of "Lady of the Lake," this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time…you might want to check to make sure Regina or her mom didn’t rip your heart out of your chest. This was the episode I’ve been wanting to see from this season. This was the episode that absolutely reminded me how much of an emotional punch this show can pack.

Since we didn’t get to see much of them last week, it was a relief that so much of the episode revolved around Snow and Emma. I was so glad to see that Snow kicks just as much ass now, after 28 years stuck as a timid schoolteacher, as she did in her prime. We got to see her at her best: fighting ogres, seeing straight through Cora’s deception when no one else did, and doing everything in her power to take care of her daughter.

The scene with Emma and Snow in the remains of what should have been her nursery…it was beautiful. I’m not ashamed to admit that tears were streaming down my cheeks. I loved seeing Emma out of her element in the Enchanted Forest, but it was even better to see her confronting her anger towards her mother and letting it go when she realized just how much she was loved and just how much her parents gave up for her. That couldn’t have happened in Storybrooke; it had to happen in that room. Read More...



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