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Once Upon a Time Recap

First Look At The New Queen Elsa From 'Once Upon A Time'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Bow down, there's a new queen in town. Since news broke that a "Frozen"/"Once Upon A Time" crossover was definitely happening, we've been wonderin...

Look Who's Coming To Storybrooke

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.13.2014 | TV

Things are about to turn icy in Storybrooke. Last night's season finale of "Once Upon A Time" had all the classic ingredients fans have come to lo...

A Very Different Tinker Bell

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Laura Prudom

After this week's episode of "Once Upon a Time" (and the tantalizing promo for the next installment) it's safe to say that the writers aren't holding anything back in Season 3.

Emma Admits Who She Really Is

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Lost Girl" was a heartbreaking hour for Emma and Snow, juxtaposed beautifully with Snow's own journey of self-discovery, in which Charming showed his fiancee that -- as many Disney heroes have learned before her -- belief in oneself is the only "magic" a person truly needs to overcome their obstacles.

7 Big Questions From The 'Once' Season Premiere

Laura Prudom | Posted 11.29.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

It's been a long four months since Greg and Tamara leapt into a portal with Henry and forced our favorite heroes and villains to mount an unlikely rescue attempt together, but was the "Once Upon a Time" season premiere worth the wait?

A Darker Side Of Neverland

Laura Prudom | Posted 07.06.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

This time last season, Henry had taken a bite of poisoned apple turnover -- so comparatively, "Second Star to the Right" felt a little lackluster. The episode was missing the sense of urgency that permeated "An Apple Red as Blood."

Family Reunions On 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.19.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Despite many of us predicting the outcome of the hour, "Manhattan" proved to be a surprisingly gripping episode of "Once Upon a Time," mostly because of the intriguing family dynamics at play.

Giant Misunderstandings In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.13.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's "Once Upon a Time" tackled the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk in a typically unique fashion -- not only painting Jack as the villain of the piece, but also making the character a woman.

Hook Takes His Revenge In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.16.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's episode of shifted the focus back to Rumplestiltskin and Belle and their tentative romance, following our imp as he attempted to find a way out of Storybrooke, and in the Fairytale Land That Was, showing Belle's encounters with several kinds of men, both beastly and misunderstood.

Life, Death And Second Chances In 'Once Upon A Time's' Midseason Premiere

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.08.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Once Upon a Time" fully regained its momentum in "The Cricket Game," getting a simple but effective adrenaline boost just by allowing our favorite characters to reunite.

Who Made It Through The Portal In 'Once Upon A Time's' Midseason Finale?

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.01.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

We knew that the creative team behind "Once Upon a Time" had something big in store for the show's winter finale, but it was still great to see all the plot threads tied so definitively together in "Queen of Hearts," making for an action-packed hour.

A Curse, A Reunion And A Trap In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.25.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

After the decidedly filler-y "Child of the Moon," it was good to see "Once Upon a Time" getting back to the meat of the mythology with the action-packed "Into the Deep."

Ruby Embraces Her Inner Wolf In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Laura Prudom

Not much was resolved or advanced in this week's Ruby-centric outing, but it was clearly pushing things into place for next week's dramatic-looking installment.

Emma's Past Reveals New Answers On 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Laura Prudom

After the last episode's hit-and-miss introduction to Frankenstein, this week's episode felt like a breath of fresh, top-of-the-beanstalk air. We finally found out who Michael Raymond-James is playing, and who sent him the postcard in the season premiere ...

'Once Upon A Time' Meets 'Frankenstein'

Laura Prudom | Posted 12.28.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's "Once Upon a Time" certainly fit in with the rest of ABC's Halloween fare, with an abundance of lightning and shambling monsters and creepy heart stealing -- but the end result left me a little cold.

Captain Hook Meets The Crocodile In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 12.21.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Good ideas and the exceptional casting of Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook were all that saved this episode, which seemed sadly weighed down with clunky dialogue and the kind of wooden acting that makes Pinocchio look like a real boy by comparison.

Family Reunions And Mother-Daughter Bonding In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's episode was fairly ambitious in scope, attempting to tell stories in Fairytale Land both past and present, as well as chronicling Henry and Charming's Project Scorpion in Storybrooke.

'OUAT' Recap: The Poison Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Treee

Laura Prudom | Posted 10.07.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

The second episode of "Once Upon a Time" Season 2, had a lot more breathing room than the premiere, resulting in an hour that emphasized what the show does best: compelling backstory, fascinating character interplay, and a lot of secrets still to be revealed.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: A Powerful New Enemy Is Introduced In The Season Premiere

Laura Prudom | Posted 09.30.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Broken" was a gripping and competently plotted hour -- none of the scenes felt extraneous and although there was undoubtedly a lot of plot and set-up to get through in 42 minutes, the narrative certainly felt more liberated without the curse.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: A Game-Changing Finale Weaves A Powerful Spell

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.13.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

From the gripping opening to the ominous final moments, the finale was exactly what Once Upon a Time was always meant to be: a fairytale come true. We had a courageous heroine, valiant quests, and true love's kiss.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: August's History Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.29.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

While Geppetto had no way of knowing what his selfishness would cost at the time, he inadvertently made so many lives so much worse ... Recent episodes of "Once" have that loving parents should never be separated from their children.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: The Origin of The Curse Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.23.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I was expecting to love tonight's "Once Upon a Time" a little more than I actually did. I can't really put my finger on why, except to say that it felt a little like it was missing its heart somehow. (How apt.)

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: Love Turns To Hate

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.01.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

The beauty of this episode was that it truly provided a logical (if not justifiable) reason for Regina's hatred of Snow White, while making The Evil Queen sympathetic for the first time. And we also witnessed true evil being born.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: Enter ... The Mad Hatter

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.25.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Sebastian Stan played our sympathetic Mad Hatter, known as Jefferson in both worlds ... I hope we'll get to see him again soon, since Stan captured all of Jefferson's misery, love and lunacy effortlessly.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: True Love Conquers Murder?

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.18.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I love the way they continue to save each other; it truly seems like an equal partnership, which is my favorite kind of TV romance, and one that's far more pure and admirable than what Mary Margaret and David currently have in Storybrooke.