Once Upon a Time- Shattered Sight- 4×10 – Review (Spoilers)

sistersThis episode saw The Spell of Shattered Sight take effect as well as the end to The Snow Queen’s story line. I like that this story ended in a satisfying way without pure hatred and anger as the result.

I was expecting a bit more from The Spell of Shattered Sight. Everyone was channeling the darkest most angry sides of themselves but we saw that we have seen much of the dark side of everyone. The arguing and fighting between Snow, Charming and Regina was just a rehash of everything we have seen and heard before. Their issues were actually more used as comic relief than anything else for the episode.

I found it interesting that there was nothing major revealed while everyone was under the spell. We have seen the dark sides of all these major characters. We know that while Snow can be warm and fuzzy she also has a side that will fight and kill when necessary. We know all about Regina and the darkness that haunts her soul; I am glad they didn’t bring up something else with her that we didn’t see before. I like the forward progress she is making and wouldn’t want to see her thrown backwards for any reason. This spell basically told us that we have seen the worst of Regina and are heading into a new path with her.

GINNIFER GOODWIN, SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, JOSH DALLASWhat was most interesting about the spell was not who we saw but we didn’t see. Hook was immune because Rumple still possesses his heart. We did not get to see Hook bring out the darkest sides of himself. We know he is struggling with his choices and his past and I thought it good that we didn’t dive deeper right now. If we had it would have gotten lost in the demise of The Snow Queen. Hook has some demons hat he hasn’t completely dealt with and I want him to get ample time to really fight and win his battles.

We also did not see Robin Hood this episode. I like that we didn’t see him angry and dark. So far he has been this beacon of good and hope for Regina. We know he doesn’t have the best part, that Marian helped turn him around but it isn’t time yet to see that he has cracks in his facade. We need him to finish helping Regina first so she can do the same for him some time soon.

The main part of this episode focused on Elsa and Emma fighting off The Snow Queen. We learn through flashbacks that Emma and The Snow Queen had a very good relationship at one point. Ingrid didn’t try to force Emma to love her, she just formed a connection between the two of them. She acted like a sister to her, exactly what she ultimatly wanted. She just wanted someone to trust her and care for her. We see through the flashbacks her intent wasn’t out of malice or evil. She wanted the tight bond she had with her sisters again.

She could have had that to with Emma but like with Elsa she tried too hard to force the aspect of the power. She so wanted someone like her to be the one to love her. She didn’t and couldn’t form the connection without power being present. She thought that if Emma could use her powers than she would be able to fully appreciate and connect with Ingrid. Instead she scared Emma and pushed her away.

At the end of the episode she says a very poignant line, “….I’m not a monster because of the power but because of what I let them do…,” (paraphrased). She realizes after hearing her sisters letter that she never was without her sisters love. She let her power control her and she was so upset about what happened with her sisters she retreated in her powers. She channeled everything through them and let them direct her actions and thoughts for too long.

Just as I thought before Greta regretted her decision of entrapping her sister in the urn. She made the decision while she was devastated. When in pain and while angry we never do anything we want to do. Most regrets come from decisions during these moments. Greta wrote that she wanted the memories returned to their homeland because she loved her sisters and they all deserved to be remembered.

tumblr_nesiltpDGY1qcns0vo1_1280Hearing the letter snaps something in Ingrid. She realizes that she had let her own anger and pain take control. As she stated her powers weren’t evil it is what she let happen while under their influence. She made the decisions not her powers. She realizes that she made a mistake trying to force what she always had. Elsa nor Emma had to kill her. She ended up killing herself. She had what she always wanted, the love of her sister. She died knowing she would be with them again and not be seen as a monster. We got to see her leave not as villain but as a woman who made poor choices while in pain. This humanized her and made me feel sorry for her versus angry or upset at her.

Next week is the mid-seasons finale which I am sure will set up the second half of the season. Rumples is intent on leaving Storybrooke after he uses the hat and becoming all powerful. What he is going to do in the world is nothing good I am sure. And we are going to get introduce to our net adversaries, Cruella De Vil, Urlsla and Malificient.

Quotes:
“You won’t win, villains never win.”- Hook – He is talking to Rumple at this point. Rumple agrees but he doesn’t see himself as a villain. What will he do when he gets out of Storybrooke? Rumple is slowly becoming the ultimate villain, little by little he is losing all possibility of redemption.

“The love flowing through our ribbons is without equal,” – Snow Queen – The love of her sisters was always there. She just had it locked away because of her pain. When she heard that the love still lived and always had she realized her mistakes and sacrificed herself.

“Family never gives up on each other,” – Ana – Will this come back through with Henry when Rumple’s actions are finally revealed. Can love or family save him?

Questions:
What is Rumple’s plan when he leaves Storybrooke?

What does he ultimately want?

Can he ever be saved?

Or is he so consumed by power and greed that he has lost all connection to humanity?

Is Hook going to die in some way?

Or will Emma save him with some form of the splitting heart idea like Snow and Charming?

Will Regina continue her hunt for the author?

What will the new villains want and are they working together in some way?
What does he ultimately want?
Can he ever be saved?
Or is he so consumed by power and greed that he has lost all connection to humanity?
Is Hook going to die in some way?
Or will Emma save him with some form of the splitting heart idea like Snow and Charming?
Will Regina continue her hunt for the author?
What will the new villains want and are they working together in some way?

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Posted on December 8, 2014, in Once Upon a Time, Tv Shows and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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