Onyx Hamar Staff Writer
Everyone is Cora. Seriously. No one is safe.
We’ve known that Snow’s mother died, but this episode we finally get to see what happened. It seems as though Snow’s mother is dying from a sickness, and young Snow goes to the Blue Fairy for help. The “Blue Fairy” says she can’t help, but then produces a candle made from dark magic. If Snow lights the candle over a sacrifice, then that person’s life will be traded for her mother’s. Snow promises never to speak of this incident, but in the end her heart is too pure to go through with it.
Later we discover that that was not in fact the Blue Fairy, but Cora. The Queen didn’t die from sickness, she died from Cora’s poison. There was a really intense moment where Cora was lording her victory over the Queen’s dead body, and I think it made it quite clear there is some juicy history between those two.
Now that we know Cora’s been the Blue Fairy at least once, it really calls into question certain morally grey things we’ve seen the Blue Fairy do. Was that really her, or was that Cora???
In the present, in Storybrooke, Hook ambushes David and takes back his hook. He then hops on his fancy cloaked ship and makes it to New York in record time.
No really. He gets there super fast. It’s actually kind of absurd.
Anyway, he shows up and somehow knows exactly where to find Gold, throws Emma out of the way and stabs Gold with his hook. If that weren’t bad enough, Hook’s hook was poisoned with magic stuff and the only way to save Gold is with more magic stuff, so they need to get back to Storybrooke post haste.
Luckily, Neal knows how to sail a pirate ship! He reveals that this world was not his first, and that he knew Hook from some past world.
Neverland anyone? I’d bet money (if I had any) that Neal is Bae is Peter Pan.
(Oh also, funny story, NEAL HAS A FIANCE! What the hell Neal. I thought you were waiting for Emma. Oh well, this just frees Emma up for Swan Queen.)
Back in Storybrooke, Regina and Cora are on the search for the dagger. Snow finds out Regina has been lying and is working with Cora. Snow confronts Regina and gives her a chance to join the good guys. Regina makes some solid points, but so does Snow, and low blows are landed all around.
Later, Snow and David find Gold’s dagger, but guess who shows up to crash the party! Regina and Cora. They brought along a little guest, a special person from Snow’s past. Regina pulls out the woman’s heart and threatens to crush it if Snow doesn’t hand over the dagger. Snow, being the ignorant, but good little princess we know her to be, gives over the dagger, and surprise, surprise, Cora kills the woman anyway.
I’m still holding out hope Regina will have a change of heart and do away with Cora. We get a scene of them back in Regina’s office. Cora is practically drooling over her prize, and Regina seems to finally be waking up to the fact that Cora doesn’t care about anything but power.
Come on Regina! Don’t let me down!
In the closing scene we see Snow and Charming burying the woman that Cora killed. Snow is finally waking up to the fact that being “good” all of the time, isn’t always the best idea. Snow decides that she will be the one to kill Cora. Darkness is creeping into our beloved princess, and I like it.
So, what did you guys think of this episode? Do you think Snow will be able to kill Cora when the time comes? My theory is that Regina will step in and kill Cora herself, so that Snow doesn’t actually have to get her hands dirty. Sound off!