'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland': Cyrus vs Will: Who is a Better Match for Alice?
'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland': Cyrus vs Will: Who is a Better Match for Alice?
Gina Vaynshteyn
Gina Vaynshteyn
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Alice, the beautiful, cunning, and adventurous protagonist in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, is desperately in love with Cyrus. Cyrus is an incredibly handsome man who happens to be a genie. However, Cyrus is locked up in a cage in Jafar's dungeon, leaving Alice alone - almost. Will Scarlett or the Knave of Hearts is her chosen companion on her journey to find Cyrus; the two seem to have some history (albeit, platonic), so I can't help but wonder if Alice is in love with the wrong Mr. Wonderland.

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Alice and Cyrus' Relationship is Kind of Complicated Right Now

Both men have their own set of issues, of course. Cyrus is a genie, and Alice is technically his master. While I want to say, "you go girl!" I mainly feel sorry for her. Taking on a genie as a fiance must be difficult and it will be incredibly tempting to use a wish if they get into a fight. Cyrus also disappeared on Alice, leaving her to fend for herself in London, where her father shoved her into a mental institution. We know this isn't exactly Cyrus' fault, since the Red Queen was the one who pushed him over the cliff, leading Alice to believe he was dead. The audience comes to realize that the cliff Cyrus and Alice were standing on was a trap, and that power-hungry Jafar is behind all of this. So, Cyrus is trapped and helpless and Alice has a long journey ahead of her before she can be re-united with her him. Maybe during this long, arduous time she will develop some surprising feelings for her co-traveler Will.

Will is Definitely a Catch--Must Be His Swoon-worthy Accent

Will Scarlet is the ultimate bad boy. He has massive baggage, he used to be a thief, and he was once seriously involved with the Red Queen. All red flags. However, Alice could be his savior; she can turn him around and give him a chance to transcend his past and become a better person. Will is handsome, rugged, and has way more of a sense humor than Cyrus. He's also willing to do just about anything for true love, as we saw in that flashback with Anastasia. Even though it got him into major trouble in the past, this kind of devotion could be seen as a positive quality. Also, I forgot to mention that he is one-hundred percent human, which is always a plus. 

We Can't Get in the Way of True love, Have Fairy Tales Taught you Nothing?

I can't write off Cyrus completely. He's astonishingly good looking, he's kind, and he's extremely knowledgeable. When he and Alice were together, he taught her how to sword-fight and conquer Bandersnatches. The two look extremely happy together, and it's especially heart-wrenching to see them pulled apart like this. But unless the lovers defeat Jafar and the Red Queen, they don't stand a chance of getting back together. Also, I want to believe in true love, and if Alice doesn't end up with Cyrus, then I might question the show's moral compass. 

But We Could Always Use Some More Drama

A love triangle always seems to spice up a show, so adding some conflict in between Alice, Will, and Cyrus could make for an interesting season. Even though Alice and Cyrus' relationship seems as solid as ever, considering Cyrus has been kidnapped for his ability to grant wishes, it's undeniable that Alice and Will have amazing chemistry together. To me, it seems like the Knave of Hearts might just fall in love with the ever-dynamic Alice, forcing Alice to choose which man she wants to be with. It's certainly a tough call. 

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs Thursdays at 8pm on ABC. 

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