TV Guide: Must-Watch Finales: Scoop on 33 Season-Enders: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Airs: Sunday, May 10 at 8/7c

Can The Author grant the villains a happy ending? That question will be answered in what co-creator Edward Kitsis calls a “two-hour concept episode” that will include pretty much everybody in Storybrooke. Also, Emma and Hook’s relationship will be explored further, and it will become clear where Regina and Robin Hood stand. But where is our horned friend Maleficent in all this? Hoping for a reunion with her long-lost daughter Lily, who will make an appearance as well. By the end of the two hours, one person will be gone forever (as much as they can be on this show), and everyone will be left this season with a big “change in condition” that will carry over into next season.


Give me emotional Killian.

Give me the Killian who just breaks down once a month because he doesn’t have a hand and that’s really hard sometimes.

Give me the Killian who has nightmares where he relives Milah and Liam’s deaths.

Give me the Killian who feels different from the rest of Storybrooke because he’s hundreds of years older.

Give me Killian, the Lieutenant hiding inside a pirate’s body.

I used to love Once Upon a Time but honestly, the show lacks such depth and the plot is so scattered and there’s something about each character that I can’t stand

I don’t know how some shows can juggle so many characters while giving you such a strong and emotional look into their lives, but the characters in this show have the depth of a kiddy pool. It’s not that they don’t try - they have complicated back stories - and the acting’s good, but I don’t know. Maybe it’s too cheesy? The plot is too broken? There isn’t enough planning? (they seem to make up a new arc from scratch every half season)

I think Hook’s currently the only character I don’t despise simply because of his acting and swagger. I’m still going to watch it but it disappoints me that the show’s gone from my favorite, tune-in-every-sunday-live to a backlogged huh-I-should-catch-up-on-this show.