For many of us, this is our Sunday evening treat with the young ladies in our lives! This weekend they make amajor step forward.
The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, the residents of which are actually characters from various fairy tales that were transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse. Episodes typically feature a primary storyline in Storybrooke, as well as a secondary storyline usually from another point in a character’s life before the curse was enacted.
When a fairytale character breaks with the stereotypical Once takes great pride in turning fairy tales on their head! They challenge what you think f the fairy tales. Previous to this Lancelot was the last AA added to the cast.
Just so that you are not lost here is a quick summary of the show:
The first season of Once Upon a Time begins with the Evil Queen interrupting the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to announce that she will cast a curse on everyone that will leave her with the only happy ending. The majority of the fairy tale characters are transported to the town of Storybrooke, Maine, where they have been stripped of their original memories and identities as fairy tale characters. On her 28th birthday, Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is brought to Storybrooke by her biological son Henry Mills in the hopes of breaking the curse cast by his adoptive mother, the Evil Queen.
The second season had “savior” Emma breaking the curse, which returns the characters’ original memories, they are not returned to the fairy tale world, and must deal with their own dual identities. With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin, the fates of the two worlds become intertwined, and new threats emerge.
The third season has been split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2013, and the later half from March to May 2014. In the first volume, the main characters travel to Neverland to rescue Henry Mills, who has been kidnapped by Peter Pan as part of a plan to obtain the magical “Heart of the Truest Believer” from him. Their increasing power struggle with Pan continues in Storybrooke which ultimately results in the complete reversal of the original curse. All the characters are returned to their original worlds, leaving Emma and Henry to escape to New York City. The second volume will follow the characters’ conflicts against the Wicked Witch of the West in the Enchanted Forest and how they are brought back to a recreated Storybrooke, while also documenting Emma’s mission to save her family from this new curse. Now they introduce Rapunzel !