Quite A Common Fairy Review | Once Upon a Time Season 3, Episode 3

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Are you brave enough to hope?

Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James, Jared S. Gilmore, as well as Robert Carlyle.

Period 3Episode 3: Fairly a Common Fairy

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When continues to acquaint our heroes (and villains) with the world of Neverland in this episode. In the very first instalment of this collection, we saw the group struggle with their capability to gather for a common goal, which was deftly handled by now-leader Emma. The 2nd episode, however, saw Emma afflicted with self-doubt, as she was compelled to confess the reason for the gulf between her and her parents was that she still felt like an orphan. Today, it’s the turn of Regina to be put under the microscopic lense, to moderate success.

The intro of brand-new personalities within Neverland is confirming effective with Tinkerbell, as her backstory is well woven into Regina’s past. We experience Regina in this episode at a factor in history we had not in the past seen: throughout her training with Rumple, when she was still stammering in between her more youthful, innocent self and the even more corrupt bad guy, hellbent on achieving vengeance most of all else. Tink’s story is, actually, eerily similar to Nova’s in Period One, where Judgy McJudgerson Blue Fairy makes a decision that she doesn’t “think” in her any longer when she swipes pixie dirt to help Regina attain her happy ending, and also transforms her human, complete with an actual loss from grace.

The Tinkerbell we come across in the here and now day Neverland is therefore extensively transformed from the Tink that Regina recognized in the past, in addition to the one that we are familiar with in Peter Frying pan. This Tink is jaded, bitter as well as keen to specific her vengeance upon Regina, though Regina advises Tink that a true victory would be attained by not giving up hope in the same way that Regina did.

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Regina’s component of her backstory maybe boasts one of the most possible for future stories, as it is exposed that she had one more possibility at true love in the Enchanted Forest, which she didn’t take. It’s an intriguing concept, of Regina being afraid of happiness, as well as nearly the vulnerability of wishing that she can really feel that joy. At risk is not often a word made use of to define Regina, however it’s little shock that, after losing her first real love, she would be extra secured, as well as it’s a nice suggestion that her delighted ending could prolong beyond just Henry. The truth that it is, as a matter of fact, Robin Hood that is her true love is a lot more wonderful, as he appears an extremely interesting, as well as genuine, character that may verify to be an excellent aluminum foil to Regina.

One more fascinating touch today was Mulan, also confronting vulnerability, as she prepares to tell Aurora that she loves her. The heartbreaking scene, in which she finds that Aurora as well as Phillip are anticipating, as well as she knows that she can not confess her feelings. Her splits as she leaves are really heartbreaking, and it’s a level of emotion that we merely have not seen before from the patient character.

Something that absolutely seems to be doing not have at the moment in Period 3 is a feeling of necessity. We have pertained to Neverland to save Henry from Peter Frying Pan, that we, the target market, and also undoubtedly the heroes, know to be dangerous. However, the episodes that we have had until now merely include our heroes wading through dense woodland as well as obviously having minor existential crises. Moreover, Charming has actually also been poisoned, however there’s little growth of that either, as he refuses to inform Snow or actively look for an antidote for it. It’s also sapped of much dramatic possibility due to the truth that it is sluggish performing, so all sense of pace and energy are lost. Fingers went across that this story begins acquiring some grip soon, because or else by the time the heroes in fact reach Henry, he’ll be lengthy dead.

In other words

  • In the Enchanted Forest, Tinker Bell determines to aid Regina by providing her pixie dirt to discover her delighted ending.
  • In Neverland, Regina is recorded by Tinker Bell, who threatens to make use of Dreamshade on her yet Regina convinces Tink to be an ally.
  • Peter discusses to Henry that he is the “Saviour”, that is destined to restore magic to the realms where it is being shed.
  • Neal makes use of Robin’s boy Roland to lure Frying pan’s darkness to aid him take a trip to Neverland.

Various other thoughts

  • I’m pleased that Neal has actually made his means to Neverland. Ideally this might be a little impetus to obtain the story relocating forwards, as presumably Neal comprehends the danger that Frying pan positions, as well as what his true strategy may be.
  • I’m not persuaded that this is actually Frying pan’s plan at all. It sounds very noble for somebody who turns to abduct to obtain a youngster there. In addition, he did claim that he required Henry’s heart, so I would not be amazed if the story required Henry’s fatality somehow.
  • It additionally appears to me that Frying pan is incapable to travel off Neverland. His darkness certainly can, as it brings back brand-new Lost Boys, however probably his strategy with Henry has something to do with the idea of him escaping.
  • A wonderful area of presentation when Hook clarified that Regina could not simply magic herself into Frying pan’s camp to get Henry back.
  • Tinker Bell telling Regina that she was self-centered for not facing her real love was definitely fascinating, and also apropos. However, if she had actually experienced Robin at that point, after that he likely wouldn’t have had his significant love with Marion and also had Roland, so I suppose these things happen for a reason. It’s not as if Robin was miserable in that interim, nonetheless.
  • I’m pleased that Disney took Mulan because instructions with Aurora. Initially it looks like it was her and also Phillip that the program was leaning towards, but well done them for taking it in a different direction, particularly for a family program.


A great episode. Not incredible, not brilliant. Just wonderful. Can we go back to Storybrooke now?

You can watch Once Upon a Time Seasons 1– 7 on Netflix. It is likewise available on residence media and also other electronic systems for purchase or lease.

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