Jacob Elyachar and Kay Ziegler
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Oncers, get ready!
Once Upon A Time’s
third season resumes this Sunday, and we are going to be in for a wild ride.
But before we learn about the Wicked Witch of the West’s agenda and how Hook plans to get Emma’s memories back, here are 10 of the most shocking moments in Once Upon A Time
10. Whale is Frankenstein (“The Doctor”; Season Two)
In the first part of the second season premiere, Dr. Whale angrily said to Charming, “You are not my prince!” It turned out that he was really Dr. Viktor Frankenstein!
Once the show revealed Frankenstein’s Monster and the Land Without Color
, it opened up the possibilities of non-fairy tale characters that could appear on the show.
9. Kathryn’s Disappearance (“What Happened to Frederick”; Season One)
Life was not all sunshine and rainbows for Kathryn, Mary Margaret, and David after Kathryn discovered that David was having an affair with Mary Margaret. David and Kathryn tried to work through the betrayal via counseling, but ultimately it led to Kathryn realizing she didn’t truly love David--even though she slapped Mary Margaret
In the end, she decided to leave for law school in Boston. However, at the Storybrooke border, Kathryn and her car ended up in a ditch. When the car was discovered, Kathryn was nowhere to be found.
In a chilling turn of events, sweet Mary Margaret is blamed (and framed) for her disappearance, thus making us all wonder how good our beloved characters are.
8. The Wolf and Little Red Are One and the Same (“Child of the Moon”; Season Two)
From episode one, it was pretty clear Ruby was Little Red Riding Hood. She lived with her grandmother, she wore red, and she was feisty.
However, it wasn’t clear who the Big Bad Wolf was. There was no clear contender for that iconic villain. As only TPTB can do, they retold Little Red Riding Hood
so that the character wasn’t just the heroine, but also the villain. Ruby was the Big Bad Wolf.
7. Mr. Gold is Rumpelstiltskin (“Skin Deep”; Season One)
Earlier on during the first season of Once Upon A Time,
we all knew that Regina knew about the Curse and pre-Storybrooke days. However, the game changed when Mr. Gold revealed his real name
to the former Evil Queen. This scene also showed both Robert and Lana at their finest.
6. King George Gets His Revenge (“Child of the Moon”; Season Two)
One of the Charmings’ greatest enemies was King George!
From poisoning Snow back in the Enchanted Forest to framing Ruby for murder, he always waited to get even with his adoptive son. However, he finally got his revenge when he burned the only key to get Mary Margaret and Emma back: Jefferson’s hat
This marked one of the only times that the Charmings’ enemies have gotten the better of them.
5. The Family Just Keeps Getting Bigger: Neal is Rumplestiltskin’s Son (“Manhattan”; Season 2)
Neal Cassidy had been in a handful of episodes, however fans had no idea who he was or who his connections were.
We first met him as the mystery man getting a Storybrooke postcard in Broken
and then we met him again in Tallahassee
. There we learn quite a lot about him, except how he was connected to Storybrooke. For all fans knew, he was just a thief Emma met in Portland.
That’s hardly the case. Finding out that Neal was not only Rumplestiltskin’s son, but also the father of Henry Mills, completely changed the narrative’s landscape
and the character’s relationships.
Truly, within this universe, nothing is as it seems.
4. Mulan’s True Feelings (“The Lady of The Lake”; Season Three)
While there have been very nontraditional personifications of classic stories and characters within this series, the romantic relationships between the characters have veered towards the traditional
That all changed after Neal told Mulan, “When you love someone, you don’t hold it in, you say it.”
As soon as Neal was off to Neverland and she’d made sure Robin Hood’s son was all right, she made a beeline for Aurora and Phillip’s castle. Fully prepared to profess her love, Aurora dropped a bombshell – she and Phillip were expecting a child. Unwilling to jeopardize Aurora’s happiness, Mulan chose to keep her feelings a secret
3. Cora: The Master Manipulator (“The Queen is Dead”: Season Two)
Who killed Snow White’s mother? Who began the chain of events that sent Regina to become queen?
The answer: Cora, the Queen of Hearts! During the final moments of “The Queen is Dead
,” Cora revealed her deadly game plan, and it was also probably one of the character’s sinister moments on the show.
2. The Death of Sheriff Graham (“The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”; Season One)
The Grim Reaper loves this show! Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dorman) was the first character to encounter death during the seventh episode of the first season!
After he kissed Emma
, he remembered his Enchanted Forest life. But before he could prove Henry’s accusations right, Regina crushed his heart and he died!
The first death always provides a great WTH moment, and fans have been beginning the TPTB to bring Graham back into the picture.
1. Peter Pan’s Rumplestiltskin father (“Think Lovely Thoughts”; Season 3)
This was the shock to end all shocks.
Through the last 3 seasons of Once Upon a Time,
fans have learned a lot about Robert Carlyle’s character. We’ve discovered his many identities (the Dark One, Mr. Gold, the Beast, and the crocodile just to name a few).
We know about his love life as well as the exceedingly complicated relationship with his son, Baelfire/Neal Cassidy.
However, who his
papa was, was a mystery.
That is…until we saw the final Rumplestiltskin flashback.
As all the fans gathered round and watched, a near audible gasp could be heard as young Rumplestiltskin was kidnapped by the Shadow, who transformed Malcolm
into a child. And there started the daddy issues that plague this family.
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