Once Upon A Time Season Finale: A New Author, A New Dark One.
Posted by Dustin on 05.12.2015 at 12:06 pm
So I really enjoyed the “Once Upon A Time” finale this year. Usually we are left with a cliffhanger as to who the new big bad may be, but not this year. It wasn’t that shocking as it was really teased all season, Emma is the new bad buy.
Henry finally become the hero/savior, as he was whisked into the book to try and change all that Gold and Isaac did by sending everyone into the book/fake Fairytale land and reversing their hero/villain roles. I really liked the totally reversal of Snow and Regina’s roles there. I only wish they could have brought some others from the past back.
Where the heck has Red gone to? I can’t remember!
In saving everyone, Henry predictably became the new author. However he also snapped the author’s pen, feeling it was too much power for anyone to have. What does this mean for the stories though? That was unclear.
In the end there was a nice twist on the reveal of Merlin as the sorcerer, who they now need to find in order to fully beat the darkness/evil. I feel like Merlin was teased before though, and we definitely already had the Lady of the Lake appear. Merlin tethered the darkness to a human, aka The Dark One, as he had not found a way to permanently destroy it. He then went on some mission around the world to find out how to do away with it, but never returned.
In the end the darkness needed a new host, after it was drawn out of Gold’s heart to save his life, and it went for Regina. However Emma wouldn’t allow Regina to lose her happy ending and took the darkness into herself, begging her family to find Merlin and save her. She then disappeared, with her name appearing on the dagger.
Where has she gone to? That’s a big question. Honestly I’m surprised the darkness didn’t seek out Zelena, who is still stuck in the mental hospital basement and still pregnant with Robin’s kid. Something tells me Emma will turn to Zelena next season for help though, and possibly also bring in Lily, which shouldn’t be too hard.
It will be interesting to see if Gold will turn into a coward again. He won’t have any magic at all now, or shouldn’t. Something tells me he’ll not be able to cope and may try and get the Dark One’s magic back.
Renewals And Cancellations . . . Plus Summer Shows!
Posted by Dustin on 05.08.2015 at 9:51 am
With the end of the season upon us, lots of shows are being canned or renewed. ABC has put the nail in the coffin for “Resurrection,” so we will never get answers to that one.
“Castle,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Secrets and Lies” and everything Shonda Rhimes does is coming back.
If you were fan of “Forever,” it’s gone forever sadly.
I’m really glad about “Nashville,” we knew “Once” was coming back, and am surprised about “Secrets and Lies.” I don’t know where they will take it. Will Abby kill again?
This summer I’m looking forward to the return of “Mistresses” and plan to give “The Whisperers” a shot, though ABC horror shows never seem to go over well. They are great, but always last one season. Speaking of horror, I’m looking forward to “Under The Dome” returning as well.
I can’t believe it’s already season finale time. Probably because the shows have so many hiatuses nowadays they go on and off constantly. It seems like “Once Upon A Time” just came back!
Anyways, Lily and Maleficent’s reunion was touching, once Lily stopped being so nasty. I realize a lot has to do with the darkness inside her, but dang she was nasty at first. Hopefully Maleficent can calm her darkness, or they can find a way to remove it from her. Speaking of removing it, I so saw them using her blood as the ink coming a mile away.
I liked that Emma stopped being a brat to her parents as well. All they were trying to do was save her, and they had no idea what the author and sorcerer had planned.
I’m not so fond of Regina going a bit dark in this episode again, though the Wicked Witch has just got to go! I’m very interested in who they set up for the new big bad, which the usually tease in the finales. They are almost running out of villains.
“Grimm” has been wonderful lately, but also incredibly frustrating. The flip-flopping of Juliette and Adeline’s roles as hero/villain is bizarre, as I never thought I would loath Juliette so much. I honestly wouldn’t mind if they killed her off! The previews for the next two shows, which are the last of the season, have Nick crying in pain. At first thought it would be because Juliette died. They made a point to remind us of Aunt Marie’s prophecy in the very first show, that Juliette would end up dying, or perhaps she just said he would lose her, I can’t recall. In a way he has lost her, she’s a fricken evil as hell hexenbeast! In a way she is also dead to Nick. I’m now thinking with Nick’s mom being lured home that Juliette will kill her and deliver the child to the Royals. That would totally destroy any chance they have of fixing things. It’s also looking like they are setting up both of Adeline’s babies to be enemies with one another. From next week’s promo it appears her first child is growing rapidly. I am not a fan of the supernaturally rapidly aging children, as those tend to end up causing the show to jump the shark and turn stupid. Yes, I’m thinking of the terrible final season of “Ghost Whisperer” here.
I’m glad to see the return of Truble in the preview, I’ve actually missed her. The Jack the Ripper story was an interesting twist, though I can’t believe they killed the hexenbeast lady that’s been helping everyone. WOW! Didn’t see that coming. I sure hope we get answers to what is going on with Captain Sexy Pants.
Next week’s promo, if you want to see it again . . .
“Grimm” has been renewed for Season 5.
Spoilers for the next two shows, including the season finale, below!
So there are only three episodes of “Secrets and Lies” left, which includes tonight’s show. The commercials and promos, and even the press release for the final show, claims it is the season finale, not the series finale. This started making me and others worry that ABC might pull an AMC’s “The Killing” and not reveal the killer and drag it out another season. Between that, and some of the filler shows, I grew tired and headed to the internet. What I, and many others, learned was this show is based off a 6 episode Australian show that like NBC’s “The Slap,” was available on Netflix. So I skimmed it to find out the killer. I won’t give that away here, but if you really want to know it will be at the very bottom of this post, below the official releases for the last three shows. Fair warning, it may very well ruin the end of the US show! I was starting to think they were going in another direction, but after the latest episode it’s all falling into place to be the exact same killer.
Even though I spoiled myself, I’m still tuning in for these last few episodes. I want to ride it out in case they have changed the killer. Plus I do enjoy the show, and I really want to see Cornell get what is coming to her. There was no satisfaction there in the Australian version.
I like the show enough that I would tune into a second season, if ABC plans one, I just don’t know how it would work. The official releases below do say the killer will be revealed in the finale episode though. The next season could, theoretically, be about what happens to the them, the trial, and I’m sure they could reveal more twists along the way. The final release gives a hint as to where they may go, which annoys me if it plays out that way.
Anyways, below are the releases/spoilers for the final three episodes. Below that is the Australian reveal, should you be oh so curious.
So this is a long overdue post on “Nashville,” which has been on fire lately. I’m loving it, yet want to strangle several of the characters at the same time. Below are my quick thoughts on each major storyline, followed by spoilers for the next several episodes.
I’m loving Deacon and Rayna’s reunion, but hate this storyline with him dying. I keep hoping his mother will change her mind, but something tells me she won’t. She’s either going to have to die herself and will him her liver, or perhaps Maddie is a match as they haven’t tested her. Someone has to save Deacon!
The show really tried to reform Teddy, and I have really started liking him as of late. That’s why I hate seeing him turn into Lamar 2.0 in order to fix the problems he got into with his prostitute girlfriend. I really don’t trust her at all, she’s demanding too much money and seems to be afraid of something or someone bigger than what we know. Teddy is going to end up falling hard and soon.
I’m actually sad to see Sadie head back home to Virginia. I really liked her character, but I didn’t like how they had her and Luke getting a little too close too quickly. That wasn’t a cool thing to do to Rayna at all. I do hope they bring her back at some point though.
Poor Layla can’t get a break when it comes to love, with Jeff screwing her more than one way. I’m totally on her team, and love seeing Jeff down and out. He deserves it! Meanwhile I wish they’d just finally have Will come out of the closet. That storyline has dragged on for too long.
I’m so glad that Juliette finally had her baby, as maybe now she can stop being so over the top crazy. Juliette’s always been a little nutty, but lately it’s been too much. I want to see her back working on her music.
Scarlett and Gunnar are both driving me nuts with their on-again-off-again romance. Figure it out kids!
This week on “Once Upon A Time” the truth about what Snow and David did in the past was revealed. Thanks to the Sorcerer, they damned the potential evil in Emma into Maleficent’s dragon egg, and the Sorcerer sent it along with Cruella and Ursula into another dimension. Snow and Charming realized too late what they’d done, and that it was a human baby inside the egg. Given the two villains ended up on Earth, it was easy to guess that’s where the baby went too.
Emma was pissed when she learned what her parents did and acted like she couldn’t trust them anymore. I get being angry over the innocent baby, but she acted like her parents perpetuated some act of horror upon her. I didn’t get why she was so miffed. What they did was wrong, but they were trying to protect her. She also learned from Hook that Gold’s plan was to turn her evil and then use that to get his happy ending from the author.
The author it turned out was the real villain. He betrayed his role as the keeper of the stories and began to manipulate the world as he saw, which is what really condemned Maleficent’s child if everyone steps back and takes a moment to realize this. He manipulated all the players. The Sorcerer trapped him in the book, but by the end of the episode Emma and the others released him in order to get answers. What damage will he do now?
We also learned there has been more than one author over time, and that Walt Disney was one of them. With the older author trapped, until now, I want to know who the current author is. They have to be important too.
We also learned that Maleficent’s child was adopted by a man and named Lily. She is somewhere in our world, but do we know her? Is she really evil? Time will tell.
Next week sees the return of the Wicked Witch, who Gold brings in it seems to punish Regina for betraying him and the other villains.
“Grimm” continues to be excellent, though I’m still somewhat confused about the entire Royals vs the Resistance thing. This week we found out Victor seems to be out and some cousin to Renard is in as the new royal golden boy? In all these fighting over the baby they seemed to have dropped the whole storyline involving those keys they were initially after. One thing about “Grimm” that annoys me is these little dropped storylines.
Adalind realizes she needs to seduce someone and fast in order to pass off her baby as someone else’s. Given what happened when she got a little bit of Nick’s blood in her once before, what is his baby going to do to her?
I don’t think Juliette turning to Renard will lead to anything good given their past. I worry something will happen between them and then we’ll have another bun in the oven.
They finally brought back Renard’s mysterious bleeding, which will continue based on the spoilers for the next few shows. Not sure what it all means, but they better not kill him off. I’m worried this could be a way to finish him, and that his mother’s spell to save him had limits.
“The Fosters” spring finale is tonight, and tomorrow is “The Pretty Little Liars” finale that promises to finally reveal the latest A. Something tells me we won’t really find out who A is though, just get some other insane reveal.
“Grimm” finally returned with a new episode this week. We also got some answers to some questions we’ve been pondering, and a new twist. First, Nick can’t do the blood trick to rid Juliette of being a Hexenbeast, thanks to some immunity she has because of Adalind’s blood. I knew they’d have to come up with a way around that.
Nick and Juliette are on the outs because of her being what she is, and she’s now turning to Sean. Oh brother! Not only did she turn to Sean, but Adalind also is trying to convince him to turn on Nick and the others in order to get their baby back. Poor Nick, everyone is turning on him it seems.
The shocker was the reveal that Adalind was pregnant with Nick’s baby. I kinda expected this to come, but it was still an interesting twist. What will the baby be though? Will it be more powerful than the baby Nick’s mom is already hiding? This baby has to be linked to what is going on with Juliette too, as she initially thought she was pregnant. Maybe when the baby is born, Juliette will go back to normal? What about that weird connection between Nick and Adalind earlier in the season. Was that the baby?
I was wondering if the voice on the phone was the woman after her or if it was potentially Nick’s mom. She just seems weird about the death of Nick’s mom, like she knows she is still alive or something.