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Monday, May 5, 2014

Episode 20: ‘Kansas’ Once upon a time

Zelena continues watching through a portal in the palace of the Emerald City. She watches me struggle to learn magic. This causes her to scoff as magic comes so naturally with her. Glinda interrupts Zelena and tells her thank you for getting rid of the charlatan of a wizard. She tells Zelena she is wasting her talents on foolish pursuits and should come with her.
Glinda introduces Zelena to the witches that she calls her sisters. Each sister represents a corner and they have one seat left to represent the west. Zelena asks about traveling back in time. Glinda tells her they want to shape her future and not the past. The west represents innocence and Zelena does not believe that she is meant for this as she is wicked. The witches tell her that Glinda possesses a book of prophecies and that they have been waiting for a witch brought by a cyclone. Glinda tells Zelena she does not have to be wicked and can shape her own future if she will give up the past.
Zelena returns to the palace and again watches the portal. She says aloud that she is over me. Glinda tells her she made the right choice. She gives her a white pendant and tells her that this pendant will make her even more powerful. She also warns to guard the pendant with her life as without it she will be powerless. She shows Zelena to a mirror. Zelena’s skin color has returned to normal.
Glinda takes Zelena to the west. The land becomes dark. A cyclone drops a house. A teenage girl comes out of the house and tells them she is Dorothy Gale from Kansas. Zelena is immediately jealous of the attention Glinda gives Dorothy.
The witches welcome Dorothy. They feed her. Glinda notices Zelena is outside watching them. She goes outside to Zelena. Zelena’s skin is turning green again. Zelena has Glinda’s book of prophecies. According to the book, white magic will come along and take the seat of evil. She believes this means that Dorothy will take her seat. Glinda once again reminds her that she is only choosing to be evil.
Dorothy goes to the well to get water. She is frightened by Zelena who is now fully green again. Zelena means to destroy Dorothy with a ball of fire. Dorothy throws water at her and then apologizes. Zelena melts telling Dorothy that she has destroyed her. Glinda finds a frantic Dorothy who tells her what has happened. Glinda simply tells her it was destiny and that Dorothy is meant to take Zelena’s seat as the witch of the west. Dorothy tells Glinda she wishes to go home. Glinda agrees to take Dorothy to see the wizard believing he will be back and Zelena’s magic has been overturned. Once they are out of sight Zelena materializes.
At the palace Dorothy asks the wizard to send her home. He grants her golden slippers and tells her to click her heels and think of home. Dorothy leaves to return to Kansas. Zelena then separates the curtain and reveals herself to Glinda. Glinda warns Zelena if she stays wicked she will always search for someone to defeat her. Zelena banishes Glinda to the Dark Forest. Once Glinda is gone Zelena’s pendant turns from white to green.
Rumpel continues spinning straw into gold. Zelena transforms a lump of golden straw into a brain. She places it in a box. She then takes Rumpel to the site she wishes to enact her time travel ritual. She forces Rumpel to dig. He tells her even if the spell works the problem is she will still be herself. The digging has created a symbol.
Mary is in labor and has arrived at the hospital. I work with Emma to put protection spells in place advising her this may still not be a guarantee. Hook arrives at the hospital. Emma is still mad at him. He wants to help and she denies him. David hears them and advises Emma to take the help. He believes Hook lied because he was backed into a corner. As Emma and Hook are about to leave Henry and Leroy arrive. Henry tells Emma he is not worried. I promise Emma that Henry will be safe.
Henry sits with Archie Hopper in the lobby. Unaware that Emma wants to go back to New York, Henry looks at classified ads for apartments. Archie suggests that Henry talk to Emma.
Hook and Emma walk through the forest. He questions why she is so eager to run away from Storybrooke. Zelena and Rumpel interrupt them. Zelena uses Rumpel to throw Hook into water. Hook is unable to get out and Emma cannot help him. Zelena and Rumpel disappear. She gets Hook out and he is unconscious. Emma gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation which causes her to lose her magic. When Hook comes through he realizes what she has done.
Robin and the Merry Men cannot hold off

 Credit: ABC/Katie Yu
Zelena and Rumpel. She makes her way through the hospital halls using magic to freeze anyone in place or knock out anyone who gets in her way. Belle tries to stop them and Rumpel begs her to leave them. Zelena renders her unconscious and orders Rumpel to leave her. When she finds me she easily knocks me out as well. Zelena and Rumpel find Mary and David with their newborn son. She interrupts their happy moment by freezing them in place and taking the infant.
Once they are gone David is able to move. He wants to go after them. He tells Emma and Hook that the baby has been taken. Emma admits she lost her magic. Henry tells me that I can beat Zelena. I explain to him she can only be defeated by light magic. He tells me that I have changed and am now a hero. Robin agrees with him and tells me he also believes I can do this.
Zelena places the baby in a basket as Rumpel looks on. He tells her no matter what happens he will kill her. With all of her ingredients in place she begins her time travel spell. This is interrupted when we all arrive to stop her. Zelena knocks people out and uses Rumpel and a flying monkey to help her. Rumpel tells Emma to find his dagger so she can get him on our side. Zelena suspends me in air with magic. Robin shows me he took my heart. I reach inside myself and create light magic. Zelena is shocked. Once free I go to her and take her pendant. The spell stops. The flying monkey turns into Little John. Rumpel wants to kill Zelena but I stop him. I possess his dagger and tell him heroes do not kill. He reminds me that she killed his son. I remind him of how many times that we killed to get what we wanted and this has to end.
Zelena is in a jail cell. I sit outside her cell and tell her I understand her. I also tell her that my life has not been as grand as she thought it was. I tell a bitter Zelena that I want to give her a second chance and threaten her to stay in line. I leave and lock her pendant in my vault.
Rumpel waits for Belle at his shop. She tells him that she knows everything that happened was because of Zelena and she will always love him. She tells him that I gave the dagger back and Belle wants to give it to him so he may be free but he must agree not to pursue Zelena. Rumpel tells her that she has his heart and he wants her to have the dagger. He then asks her to marry him. Belle gleefully accepts his proposal.
David returns to Mary with their son. Hook asks Emma if she has her magic back. She tells him she does not. She tells him she will not need it in New York. Hook looks disappointed. He watches Emma join her family.
Rumpel goes to visit Zelena in jail. He tells her that he has his dagger and the one Belle has is not the real one. He goes into her cell. Zelena pleads for her life reminding him she is powerless now. He stabs her. She turns to ceramic and shatters. He leaves the cell satisfied not knowing he has activated something else. Zelena’s ruins disappear. The magic from her pendant is released and travels to the site of the time travel ritual. A portal has opened.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


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Monday, March 31, 2014


In order to make himself appear more important, a miller lies to a king, telling him that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands that she spin the straw into gold by morning or he will cut off her head (other versions have the king threatening to lock her up in a dungeon forever). She has given up all hope until animp-like creature appears in the room and spins the straw into gold for her in return for her necklace. When the king takes the girl on the next morning to a larger room filled with straw to repeat the feat, the imp spins in return for the girl's ring. On thethird day, when the girl has been taken to an even larger room with straw and told by the king that he will marry her if she can fill this room with gold or kill her if she cannot, the girl has nothing left with which to pay the strange creature. He extracts from her a promise that her firstborn child will be given to him, and spins the room full of gold a final time.
The king keeps his promise to marry the miller's daughter, but when their first child is born, the imp returns to claim his payment: "Now give me what you promised." The now-queen offers him all the wealth she has if she may keep the child. The imp has no interest in her riches, but finally consents to give up his claim to the child if the queen is able to guess his name within three days. Her many guesses over the first two days fail, but before the final night, her messenger (though he does not know the significance of his mission) comes across the imp's remote mountain cottage and watches, unseen, as the imp hops about his fire and sings. In his song's lyrics, "tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll go to the king's house, nobody knows my name, I'm called Rumpelstiltskin", he reveals his name.[1]
When the imp comes to the queen on the third day and she, after first feigning ignorance, reveals his true name, Rumpelstiltskin, he loses his temper and his bargain. In the 1812 edition of the Brothers Grimm tales, Rumpelstiltskin then "ran away angrily, and never came back." The ending was revised in a final 1857 edition to a more gruesome ending wherein Rumpelstiltskin "in his rage drove his right foot so far into the ground that it sank in up to his waist; then in a passion he seized the left foot with both hands and tore himself in two." Other versions have Rumpelstiltskin driving his right foot so far into the ground that he creates a chasm and falls into it, never to be seen again. In the oral version originally collected by the brothers Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin flies out of the window on a cooking ladle (Heidi Anne Heiner).

Hungarian Tale: 

My name is Emma Orczy. I am also known as Baroness Orczy because my father was a Baron. I was born in Tarnaƶrs, Hungary, in 1865. Then my family lived in Budapest for a few years. We were very proud of our Hungarian heritage, and often dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes. We also enjoyed Hungarian goulash for many meals.
When I was older, I married a nice man and lived in France. We didn't have much money so we translated some of the very old Hungarian folk tales into French and English. Here's one of my favorite folk stories, called "It's Not True."
Once upon a time there was a Hungarian princess who was very beautiful. One day she announced that she would only marry the man who could tell her father, the king, a story which he could not believe. Now, in a village there dwelt a poor young peasant, who, hearing of this proclamation, went up to the king's palace, and loudly knocking at the gates demanded an audience of His Majesty.
The king knew very well what the young fellow wanted, as by that time many princes and knights had come on the same errand, in the hope of winning the beautiful princess, but they had all failed. So John, the young peasant was admitted to the royal presence.
"Good morning, your Majesty," John said.
"Good morning, my lad. Well, what do you want?" asked the king, kindly.
"So please, your Majesty, I want a wife."
"Very good, lad; but what would you keep her on?"
"Oh! I dare say I could manage to keep her pretty comfortably. My father has a pig. A wonderful pig, your Majesty; he has kept my father, my mother, seven sisters, and myself, for the last twenty years."
"Indeed!" said the king.
"He gives us as good a quart of milk every morning as any cow."
"Indeed!" said the king.
"Yes, your Majesty, and lays most delicious eggs for our breakfast."
"Indeed!" said the king.
"And every day my mother cuts a nice bit of bacon out of his side, and every night it grows together again."
"Indeed!" said the king.
"The other day this pig disappeared, my mother looked for him high and low, he was nowhere to be seen."
"That was very sad," said the king.
"Finally, she found him in the larder, catching mice."
"A very useful pig!" said the king.
"Yes, your Majesty, and he pays all the bills out of the gold he picks up on the road."
"A very precious pig," said the king.
"Lately he has seemed unruly, and rather out of sorts."
"That's very sad!" said the king.
"He has refused to go where he is told, and won't allow my mother to have any more bacon from his side. Besides which, your Majesty, he is growing rather blind, and can't see where he is going."
"He should be led," said the king.
"Yes, your Majesty, that is why my father has just engaged your father to look after him."
"That's not true," yelled the king . . . then suddenly he remembered his daughter's promise. So he was obliged to allow the princess to marry the peasant's son, but this he never regretted, for the peasant's son became a most clever and amiable young prince, and lived happily with his bride and his father-in-law for very many years. Years after, when John became the king, all his people declared they had never had so wise a ruler. Then it was that he romanced no longer but was always believed and respected.

 Fairy Tales and the Ancient Mythology
At eve, the primrose path along,
The milkmaid shortens with a song
Her solitary way;
She sees the fairies with their queen
Trip hand-in-hand the circled green,
And hears them raise, at times unseen,
The ear-enchanting lay.
Rev. John Logan: Ode to Spring, 1780

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Once Upon a Time: Rose McGowan Coming Back as Cora

Once Upon a Time: Rose McGowan Coming Back as Cora

Posted: 29 Jan 2014 06:13 AM PST
If you have been following along this far, then you will easily remember the gorgeous Rose McGowan who played young Cora on “Once Upon a Time.” Entertainment Weekly just broke the news that she will be making a come back. We have not seen young Cora since The Miller’s Daughter. However, we are ready to see what is in store with this exciting announcement.
Is it March 9 yet? Check out the schedule here.

Cast Gossip

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Storybrooke Tour

Once upon a Time archives Jan 2014

Once Upon a Time: What is in store for season 3?

Once Upon a Time: What is in store for season 3?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014 09:10 AM PST
Excitedly and impatiently, we are waiting for March 9 to arrive. TV Guide’s William Keck just released some details on what to expect. It seems that Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the Executive Producers, have a few exciting things in store for Fairy Tale Land, Storybrooke and Oz. Where do we begin first? Ahhh!
We recently learned about Rebecca Mader joined the cast as the Wicked Witch of the West. She will appear in Storybrooke on the March 9 episode. Not much information has been released, but we do know that she has ties to two known characters. In this episode, we also find out what turned her green.
Eventually, we will meet the Wizard. Kitsis said, “There might be some other surprises along the yellow brick road.” They are arranging the ultimate fight with the Evil Queen versus Wicked Witch. Whaaaa?!! Let the bets begin!
Many of us know that Ginnifer Goodwin and Joshua Dallas are actually having baby and engaged to be married. The executive producers tied this into the show when Snow and Charming decided to have a baby. Well, it is happening and a new royal baby is on the way. However, the baby will have some sort of connection to the impending progeny of Sleeping Beauty (Sarah Bolger) and Prince Phillip (Julian Morris).
It was promised there would not be a dramatic or soap opera type baby switch.
This episode will also lead into more drama around the remaining cast. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) will meet a mysterious stranger (Christopher Gorham) in New York City.
As Charming waits for this baby to arrive, he is still saving damsels in distress. He will save Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz) atop a tower. In addition, Belle (Emilie de Ravin) will encounter her French candlestick pal, Lumiere (Henri Lubatti).
The other thing rumored is a possibility that Red (Meghan Ory) may make a guest appearance. She has been working on CBS’s “Intelligence,” but the show just wrapped up their first season.
Finally, we also found out that there will be a wedding in the season finale. Who will it be? Belle and Rumple? Emma and Neal? Emma and Hook? Robin Hood and Regina? What do you think?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ginny Goodwin & Josh Dallas Expecting a Baby

Once Upon a time Jamie Chung (Mulan) is Engaged!


It seems another love connection has just been made.  This time, it is our very own Mulan.  Jamie Chung who plays Mulan on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” just announced her engagement to Bryan Greenberg.  The couple has been dating since spring of 2012 (via E!).
We want to congratulate Jamie on finding true love!  Send wishes to the love birds in the comment section below.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Once upon a Time Going Home

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET, the 11th episode of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” will air. This episode is titled Going Home.
In the Winter Finale, the race begins to stop Peter Pan from casting another spell upon Storybrooke.  This curse would kill everyone in town.

Rebecca Mader Casted as new Villian

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Excuse me, Peter Pan. It is time to step aside and make room for a new villain who is coming to Storybrooke. We are talking about Rebecca Mader. She will be featured in multiple episodes of “Once Upon a Time” after the mid-season break in March 2014 (via E! News). Her character will be going against the forces of good in Storybrooke.
At this point, we do not have much information on which iconic fairy tale character Mader will be playing. However, we can tell you that the first glimpse of her role will be in the mid-season finale on Dec. 15.
The only ideas we could come up with are Cruella De Vil or a wicked step-mother. Whom do you think Rebecca Mader will be playing?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cast of Once upon a Time

Main CastActor / Actress
Snow White/Mary MargaretGinnifer Goodwin
Emma SwanJennifer Morrison
Evil Queen/ReginaLana Parilla
Prince Charming/DavidJosh Dallas
BelleEmilie de Ravin
Henry MillsJared S. Gilmore
Red Riding Hood / RubyMeghan Ory
Rumplestiltskin / Mr. GoldRobert Carlyle
The DwarfsActor / Actress
BashfulMig Macario
DocDavid Paul Grove
DopeyJeffrey Kaiser
Grumpy / LeroyLee Arenberg
HappyMike Coleman
Sleepy / WalterFaustino Di Bauda
Sneezy / Mr. ClarkGabe Khouth
StealthyGeoff Gustafson
Guest CastActor / Actress
Alphonse FrankensteinGregory Itzin
Ashley Boyd / CinderellaJessy Schram
AuroraSarah Bolger
BaelfireDylan Schmid
BillyJarod Joseph
Blind Witch / Miss GingerPatti Allan
Blue Fairy / Mother SuperiorKeegan Connor Tracy
Burly Man / Ogre / Scarred OgreC. Ernst Harth
Captain HookColin O’Donoghue
CaterpillarRoger Daltrey
CoraBarbara Hershey
Daniel / Stable BoyNoah Bean
Donkey DriverMichael Roberds
Dr. Whale / Dr. Victor FrankensteinDavid Anders
Geppetto / MarcoTony Amendola
Gerhardt FrankensteinChad Michael Collins
GrannyBeverley Elliott
Gretel / AvaKarley Scott Collins
Hansel / NicholasQuinn Lord
Jefferson / Mad HatterSebastian Stan
Kathryn Nolan / AbigailAnastasia Griffith
King George / SpencerAlan Dale
King LeopoldRichard Schiff
Knave of HeartsPaul McGillion
MaleficentKristin Bauer
Mirror / Sidney / SydneyGiancarlo Esposito
MorraineGreyston Holt
Mr. GraceScott E. Miller
Mr. ‘K’ KrzyszkowskiDavid Bloom
Mrs. GraceLaura Wilson
MulanJamie Chung
Mute MaidChristina Gooding
outsiderEthan Embry
Paige / GraceAli Skovbye
PinocchioJakob Davies
Prince PhilipsJulian Morris
Queen EvaRena Sofer
Queen of HeartsSeason 1 – Jennifer Koenig / Season 2 – Barbara Hershey
Queen’s GuardOsmond L. Bramble
Sheriff Graham / HuntsmanJamie Dornan
Sir LancelotSinqua Walls
SmeeChristopher Gauthier
Stranger / The Stranger / August W. BoothEion Bailey
TamaraSonequa Martin-Green
The Woodcutter / Michael TillmanNicholas Lea
Valet / The Evil Queen’s FatherTony Perez
VendorDonald Adams
Young CoraRose McGowan
Young Snow WhiteBailee Madison