This show is all about family, isn’t it? They always find each other, they always have each other’s backs, and even when they’re evil, they still love each other. Of course, they’re all freaking related to each other, so the whole damn town is pretty much one big, dysfunctional family.
Anyway, in honor of Father’s Day, I thought it would be good to re-live some of those wonderful Daddy moments. So let’s get started and wallow in the feels, shall we?
10. Hansel and Gretel’s Dad changes his mind
Who can forget their little faces, pressed to the glass as Dad asked Emma, “Is that them?”
And once he got a look, there was no turning back.
9. Jefferson reunites with Grace
After a little nudge from Henry, and a whole lot of angst,
Jefferson finally calls out his daughter’s name and holds her in his arms.
We begin this episode with Belle leading Ariel to Eric (and their smoochy Disney-bird reunion), just as the Jolly Roger breaks through the sky, streaking to a perfect landing (of course) in Storybrooke harbor.
The cheering crowds welcome our heroes home, and the Lost Boys are shuffled off to God knows where because we never see their sorry, scraggly asses again.
Belle tearfully hugs Rumple as Neal brings Rumple his gold-handled walking stick. Rumple tells his son it’ll be a reminder of the man he is no more.
Wendy finds her brothers, who are also thrilled to see Neal before they all head back to London, also never to be seen again.
In the middle of all these happy reunions, Snow directs everyone’s attention to Regina, giving her the praise she deserves as someone who really came through for them.
Tonight we rejoin Mulan and company only to find their previous camp in shambles with dead bodies everywhere – all of whom have had their hearts ripped out, courtesy of Cora.
Emma finds someone under a pile of rubble, and we see that ungodly handsome face again…hellooooo Captain Hook! Even filthy and bedraggled, he’s eye-candy. And look at him, all cowardly and pathetic and cute. Awwww.
How blue can one man’s eyes be? Honestly?
Meanwhile, in Storybrook, Dr. Whale tells David they need to talk and David responds by popping him in the face for sleeping with his wife. Whale wants to know if the rumors are true – portals can possibly be opened and the other realms may still exist. David confirms and Whale answers with “All the lands?”
This evening, we begin with what looks like a war council, and Snow, Charming and Red are trying to decide what to do about King George. He has a new general who seems to be nigh unstoppable and goes by the shiver-enducing moniker of Leviathan. Oooooh.
They get attacked by George’s army, and Charming sends Snow to safety at his mother’s house (or so he thinks) only to have her run smack into….you guessed it! Leviathan. She whispers his name in awe and he yanks off his helmet, thoroughly irritated.
We begin tonight’s episode at the town line with the dwarves, who spray paint the border to test out whether or not they can cross the line without anything bad happening. They draw straws and poor Sneezy loses. He steps over the town line and promptly forgets everything but his cursed memories.
Meanwhile, the center of town looks like a war zone. When the curse broke, it apparently came through like a tornado, overturning cars and creating all kinds of chaos. We pan through town and see they’ve set up a disaster center of sorts, trying to reunite families.
On the other side of town, David shows up at Regina’s house, and he wants information about Jefferson’s hat. He lets her know that he knows that her magic is iffy, so she’d better work with him because she’s only alive because Henry wants her that way. He also expresses his misgivings about her as a mother and Regina sasses back:
“Forgive me if I won’t listen to a childcare lecture from a man who put his daughter in a box and shipped her to Maine.”
God, I love sassy Regina. She lets David know that he’s treading on thin ice.
“I don’t have magic and I don’t have my son. When I get one, I get the other,” she warns.
“If you have to use magic to get him, you don’t really have him,” David retorts.