So. First and foremost I haven’t bothered tuning in for an episode of Once since the first few eps of season 5 and I only watched that for the Dark Swan. Then once it all became about Captain guyliner I bailed outta there faster than a Vegan in a meat shop. I only watched the 100th episode for Barbara Hershey, because let’s be real, Cora is my homegirl.
Now, let’s talk about the great stuff first. Barbara Hershey, fantastic acting as always and always a joy when she crosses my screen. Tony Perez, also phenomenal. I loved both of their scenes with Lana and I shed a few tears when Regina started crying in Henry Sr. presence in the Underworld. When Henry Sr. got to meet Henry for the first time… that tugged at my currently dead heart (thanks a lot jrat). I also thoroughly enjoyed Rumple’s total doneness with being in the Underworld and think it’s great that Regina and the others are going to try and help all those souls move on.
*coughs* however…. This may be unpopular opinion… but Jmo… Wtf. Alright, like I said I haven’t tuned in since early 5A. But, Emma’s emotions and personality this episode put a big question mark over my head. BUT that question mark was only there when she was talking about Hook. The reunion with Neal, super cute and genuine. Interactions with the family and Regina, also seemed pretty normal to Emma’s behavior. Emma talking about Hook? Honestly she sounded weird. Now, I don’t know if Jmo’s acting was just really bad in those scenes or what, but Emma’s voice sounded hollow and unattached when talking about Hook. Anytime the pirate was mentioned her voice took on this hollow sound like she was really struggling to care that he was in the Underworld. I wasn’t impressed… at all. If you supposedly love this dude, SHOW IT. If my girlfriend ended up there you’d bet your ass I would be running down the street screaming her name and willing to fight and kick ass with anyone who got in my way. Emma? She seemed like she was really forcing herself. So again, idk if it was Jmo or what but I wasn’t impressed.
Acting wise he seems pretty cool and villainy for a god which is great. But man that CGI is hella bad. I mean, really really fucking bad. Just awful. I also didn’t understand turning Cora into a Miller’s daughter again? Like… did he take away her magic or wtf was that? I’m assuming he took away her magic because she could’ve just magicked herself back to normal.
Man that CGI on Hades hair is super fucking bad. I mean,… woooww. Horrid. The three headed dog for next episode? YIKES. Big ole yikes. Like… how did someone think that actually looked good?
This episode tonight was not half bad, aside from Emma’s terribly out of character behavior with Hook. Lana was brilliant as per usual and Barbara and Tony were a sight for sore eyes. Emma though… man I can’t get over how terribly out of character she seemed this episode when talking about Hook. Just… yikes.