Once Upon A Time Review: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Once Upon A Time Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Once Upon A Time Review: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

When a disgraced Sidney uncovers Regina’s duplicitous dealings, he and Emma team up to try and expose the mayor. Meanwhile, we learn the story behind one famous mirror.

Best Moment: Have to say, I got a good chuckle out of Emma’s story after breaking into the mayor’s office, made all the funnier because she’s obviously lying and Regina knows she’s lying but can’t do a thing about it. Also liked Mary Margaret’s quick agreement about sometimes doing a bad thing for a good reason.

Verdict: A more enjoyable episode than the previous couple. They certainly created an interesting back story for the mirror. How apt, that he began life as a genie stuck in a lamp and it was his own wish that dooms him to the mirror.

I mostly enjoyed the fairy tale story this week. For a while I honestly thought that we had finally gotten a chance to see EQ before she became evil. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case which is a shame really because that’s a far more interesting story. Unfortunately, the writers of OUAT seem less focused on telling the most interesting story and more interested in telling the easiest story. Honestly, I was thinking about it with the whole Rumpelstiltskin thing. Instead of building the story around EQ and having him on the sidelines, only to suddenly realise that he’s the Big Bad of the story, they are quite pointedly driving the plot in that direction.

But I digress. As far as the Storybrooke story went, it actually had a nice twist at the end. I didn’t see it coming although in retrospect I probably should have. I did however predict the scene at the council meeting, and Emma should have too. She walked right into that one.

They’re still dragging out the mystery of Storybrooke’s new visitor. Although all signs seem to suggest that fans are correct and he is the writer of Henry’s story book. That is my big problem with the show right now. They’re obviously trying to create mysteries they can drag out- still no answer on why EQ hates Snow so much- but it lacks finesse. Considering this is from the producers of Lost, the lack of subtlety in OUAT is actually surprising!