It may seem strange that I like Once Upon a Time, considering my stand against the glorification of magic, but the program actually has some points which support my position. Yes, most of the magic depicted in the show has a disturbing similarity to the witchcraft spoken against in The Bible, but the program presents it as something better left alone. In the words of the worst villain of Once Upon a Time, “all magic comes at a price.” It’s usually a price no one wants to pay.
In any event, tonight’s episode was very thought provoking. We find that the fantasy world mirroring Storybrooke does indeed still exist. That seems to imply that even Rumple-Bump doesn’t know everything that’s going on. I can’t help but wonder if the “safe-haven” Mulan was talking about was Wonderland, (a place of chaos which would be immune to the effects of the curse). The mark of a good program is its ability to make you wonder in such a way that you look forward to the next episode. The premier has done this for me, and if this is any indication, I think it’s going to be a good season.