A review of ABC’s Once Upon A Time, ‘The Price’ (and to those of you who haven’t watched the episode yet – SHAME ON YOU).
Here’s what really happened…
“You want to believe you’re the saviour then step up and do what needs to be done.”
– Emma Swan
Why is this my favourite quote? It shows that Regina has the chance to prove she is more than the Evil Queen, that she too can be a saviour. She has had so many opportunities to change, and succeeded at each hurdle. However, Regina has remained the Evil Queen in the eyes of much of Storybrooke, and her past always seems to be an obstacle in the way of her redemption. How she acts during this season will ultimately decide how the town will view her for the rest of her life.
Best Played Minor Character:
We glimpsed a sweet, gentle, side to Leroy this week. He offered Belle comfort, and preached hope for the future. This intimate encounter between Belle and Leroy was a defining moment, as it showed that Leroy is no longer ‘grumpy’, and his ‘dreamy’ alter-ego is starting to shine through. His emotions are fluid, and you can never be sure what he’s going to say next, which just adds to the mystery. Who hides behind the mask Leroy’s carefully crafted for himself?
Best Played Major Character:
Henry experienced his first crush this episode, and he played the part perfectly. There was nervous energy, and wary eye contact, as he contemplated what to say to his first love interest. You could really see the boy in him, as he bragged about his multiple accomplishments. He tried and succeeded in creating an impression. I liked seeing Henry as more than just a hero, and was reminded of just how young he really is.
A play by play of what actually happened in ‘The Prince’:
Photo Credit: “The Prince.” Once Upon A Time: Fifth Season. Writ. Edward Kitsis and
Adam Horowitz. Dir. Edward Kitsis and
Adam Horowitz, ABC, October 2015.