Articles for Once Upon a Time Season 2

Have you been missing the magic of Storybrooke and Fairy Tale Land? The wait is coming to an end! Once Upon a Time returns tonight for season 2 and magic is back!For 28 years, the residents of Storybrooke lived ignorant of their Fairy Tale Land existence as they went through their mundane lives while time didn‘t move. That was until Emma Swan entered their town and everything changed. Time began again, some began to have glimpses into their previous lives, and Regina tried desperately to hold her curse together. Read more »
Once Upon a Time dropped not one, but two new locations on us in the season 2 premiere, "Broken." The show is no longer restricted to Storybrooke and Fairy Tale Land flashbacks. The world is expanding. Read more »
Nothing is simple on Once Upon a Time and the characters are never as black or white as they seem either. On "We are Both," Regina shows her true self, which surprisingly isn‘t as evil as she has appeared to be. Meanwhile, the residents of Storybrooke must decide whether to stay or leave regardless of the consequences. Read more »
For the first time, Once Upon a Time took us on a journey to both Fairy Tale Land past and present in "Lady of the Lake," where we learned the story of Lancelot. He may have left the round table, but he maintained his integrity when he helped Snow. Read more »
Once Upon a Time brings us the story of Captain Hook this week on "The Crocodile." As events become legends, they often get interpreted and misinterpreted throughout the years. Of course, Hook didn‘t lose his hand to an actual crocodile, that would be too simple. Rather, the crocodile was Rumple himself -- the crocodile-skinned Dark One. Read more »
It‘s almost Halloween and Once Upon a Time is going creepy for the occasion. Dr. Whale‘s Fairy Tale Land identity will also finally be revealed when he decides to bring Regina‘s true love, Daniel back to life on "The Doctor." Read more »
Once Upon a Time finally revealed the Fairy Tale Land identity of the mysterious Dr. Whale in "The Doctor." His initial meeting with Regina was the trigger that turned the sweet, unmalicious girl into the Evil Queen all due to the manipulations of Rumple. Surprisingly, Regina‘s story was quite sad and makes her slightly more sympathetic. Read more »
Once Upon a Time has long been known for having, keeping and then finally revealing secrets. Just this week the true identity of Dr. Whale was exposed through his crazy attempt to bring Regina‘s true love back to life.Even though Dr. Whale‘s Fairy Tale Land identity was exposed as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, there are plenty of mysteries that remain.  Read more »
Once Upon a Time brings another new fairy tale story to life tonight on "Tallahassee" when Jorge Garcia shows up as the Giant at the top of the beanstalk. In last Sunday‘s episode, Hook offered Emma and Snow help in their quest to return to  Storybrooke through a magical compass. In order to acquire the compass, they have to climb to the top of the beanstalk, overcome the Giant up top, and find the compass. Read more »
Once Upon a Time continues to amaze. With each question that the show answers, it introduces more that are just as intriguing and push the story forward. In "Tallahassee" we finally found out how the "Mysterious Man" fits into the story, while also revealing Henry‘s father. But, with that came questions of why he so willingly gave up his love, Emma, and left her to rot in prison. Read more »
The best new thriller on television this fall is Last Resort. The military and political intrigue is enough to hold your interest, but throw in the amazing relationships and it is unlike anything else on right now. Jessy Schram plays Christine Kendal, a wife left behind while her husband, Executive Officer Sam Kendal  is stuck on the island with the crew of the USS Colorado. Read more »
You don‘t fear what you can control. That‘s the lesson Once Upon a Time wants us to learn in "Child of the Moon" anyway. Also, fire is bad. Very bad... Find out why in this recap! Read more »
The People‘s Choice Award nominations for 2013 have been revealed, and oddly enough, the People‘s Choices have very little in common with actual ratings.  Read more »
Enemies worked together on Once Upon a Time‘s "Into the Deep," but they weren‘t for unselfish motives. Whenever Regina, Rumple, or Cora are involved, they are playing some angle. And, after his most recent antics, it looks like Hook may be added to that list ... maybe. Read more »
TV and comic-book geeks alike, get ready to freak out: Arrow has booked several rather incredible actors to play opposite Stephen Amell‘s vigilante hero throughout the show‘s first season.Who exactly can we expect? A villain by the name of Firefly should be arriving soon. Then there‘s Fringe‘s Seth Gabel showing up for a Vertigo plot. Oh, and an actor you may have heard of -- David Anders -- has been cast as a criminal released from prisonKeep reading for all of the details. Read more »
Once Upon a Time ended the season 2 premiere with Emma and Mary Margaret getting sent back to present day Fairy Tale Land. After dealing with Ogres, a beanstalk, a giant, Hook, and even the evil Cora, would Henry‘s mother and grandmother find their way back to Storybrooke? We got the answer in Once Upon a Time winter finale, "Queen of Hearts." Read more »
Once Upon a Time may be on a winter hiatus, but we have some tidbits to tide you over until the new year. The fall finale ended with everyone back where they belong ... sorta. Emma and Snow returned to Storybrooke to the loving arms of their family, but not far behind them a new evil force is coming to town. Read more »
Once Upon a Time ended last year with the return of Emma and her mother to Storybrooke. The reunion with their loved ones may be short lived due to the coming threat. While they thought the evil Cora and Hook were left behind in Fairy Tale Land, Hook found another way to Storybrooke. Will this conviving pair arrive during this Sunday‘s "The Cricket Game?" Read more »
Once Upon a Time  "The Cricket Game" may start with a happy reunion and party, but that joy is quickly interrupted when a beloved Storybrooke resident is found dead and Regina is suspected in the killing. Has Regina‘s evil streak returned? Or, is she being wrongly accused? Read more »
Once Upon a Time pulled a fast one on "The Cricket Game." Earlier this week, ABC released a sneak peek of the murder in Storybrooke which surprised me. Why would they give away such a enormous reveal before the episode even aired? It was a big ruse! I certainly fell for it, did you? Read more »
The Once Upon a Time status quo gets highly disrupted on "The Outsider." Cora wreaked havoc last Sunday by framing her daughter for Archie‘s murder and now it‘s Hook‘s turn. Plus, Gold attempts to come up with a way to leave town with his memories intact, so he can search for his son, Baelfire. Read more »
After arriving in Storybrooke together, Cora and Hook each had their own plans. First, Cora took action against her rival, Regina, by framing her daughter for Archie‘s death. In "The Outsider," it was Hook‘s turn to seek revenge for losing his hand and the love of his life. How will Hook make Rumple suffer? Read more »
Poor Belle! After all she went through because of her love for Rumple, she ended up being inadvertently his victim through Hook‘s quest for revenge. Will she be able to recover her memories? If not, will she fall in love with Rumple again or see him for the troubled man he is? Meanwhile, Storybrooke has to deal with the arrival of an outsider. Plus, how will Regina react to her mother being in town? Read more »
On tonight‘s Once Upon a Time "In the Name of the Father," Dr. Frankenstein‘s past was revealed while the crisis over the outsider was handled. Hook and Belle were both hospital bound to deal with their injuries. Regina remained in isolation until her mother, Cora, found her and acted like a changed woman. Storybrooke residents were collectively dealing with a variety of tragedies. Read more »
Once Upon a Time  doesn‘t return to your television screen for a couple weeks, but you don‘t have to wait that long for scoop about what‘s coming up for our fairy tale friends. Next up, the Giant (Jorge Garcia) returns and not quite as we saw him last on "Tiny." We also have news about some new characters that will be introduced.Spoiler alert: This article contains Once Upon a Time spoilers and clips. You‘ve been warned.  Read more »
There‘s a giant in Storybrooke and he‘s angry! Once Upon a Time took another fairy tale character and twisted it on its head this week in "Tiny." In the flashback, the extermination of all the Giants except Anton was explained and in Storybrooke he tried to exact his revenge. Read more »
Once Upon a Time heads to "Manhattan" as Rumple searches for his son Baelfire with Emma‘s assistance. While Rumple‘s away, Cora, Regina, and Hook use his absence to help them in their quest to eliminate him. This is by far the best hour of Once Upon a Time season 2 with many questions answered and heart strings pulled. Read more »
Once Upon a Time revealed answers to much anticipated questions on "Manhattan." Rumple was reunited with his son Bae, but that meeting exposed a much greater secret and threat to the man. Meanwhile, a plot to bring Rumple down started back in Storybrooke. Read more »
It‘s March, which can only mean one thing: March Madness! Here at BuddyTV, we‘re all about pop culture instead of NCAA tournaments. But we do love brackets. So instead of pitting your favorite college basketball teams against each other, we‘re pitting your favorite TV buddies in a death match to determine the ultimate favorite TV duo!  Read more »
When we last visited Once Upon a Time, Rumple was reunited with his son Bae, who it turned out to be Emma‘s former boyfriend and Henry‘s father, Neal in New York. And, back in Storybrooke, Cora and Regina searched for Rumple‘s dagger, so they could control him. In "The Queen is Dead," those stories continue, while Snow celebrates her birthday. Read more »
After the best Once Upon a Time episode last Sunday, the show followed up with the heartfelt, but at times irritating "The Queen is Dead." The flashback to the death of Snow‘s mother was enlightening about Snow‘s kindness, but even more telling about how the tragic tale of Regina‘s demise to evil started. The lifespan and timeline of the characters also became clearer.  Read more »
Once Upon a Time season 2 has seen the characters go through their fair share of ups and downs. BuddyTV was at Paleyfest 2013 and spoke exclusively with showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.   Read more »
On this past Sunday‘s Once Upon a Time, we learned that Cora was responsible for the death of Snow‘s mother and then started what has become a life long feud between Regina and Snow. Cora also revealed her true Fairy Tale identity, which will be further explored on this week‘s episode, as the "The Miller‘s Daughter." Read more »
Once Upon a Time season 2 continues on Sunday, March 10 with an episode that is sure to have everyone talking since it will apparently feature the loss of one of characters. At last week‘s Paleyfest 2013, BuddyTV talked to Colin O‘Donoghue about the rest of the season.   Read more »
Cora‘s presence in Storybrooke and her quest to use the dagger comes to a head on "The Miller‘s Daughter." Once Upon a Time reveals Cora‘s back story in Fairy Tale Land and how she first meets the Dark One, Rumple. In Storybrooke, Rumple is dying and a decision will be made whether to save him or not. Read more »
Once Upon a Time season 2 continues on Sunday, March 10 with an episode called "The Miller‘s Daughter". At last week‘s Paleyfest 2013, BuddyTV talked to stars Emilie de Ravin and Robert Carlyle about what fans can expect to see from their characters in the rest of the season.   Read more »
The past on Once Upon a Time came back in dramatic fashion on "The Miller‘s Daughter." Last Sunday, it was revealed that Cora killed Snow‘s mother out of revenge, but the reason was unclear. The feud between the families started years before when Eva tripped the Miller‘s daughter in front of the King. Cora forever used that humiliating moment to drive her decisions. Read more »
Once Upon a Time season 2 continued on Sunday, March 10 with an episode that shook the Storybrooke community, as one member of the group lost a loved one. Now that new enemy lines have been drawn, the rest of the season is looking to get more and more intense. At last week‘s Paleyfest 2013, BuddyTV talked to stars Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin and got some insights into their characters.    Read more »
On last Sunday‘s Once Upon a Time, Cora‘s surprising past was revealed before she was killed by her own heart. She fell in love with the Dark One, but then chose power over love. Before she betrayed her heart and Rumple, he changed her agreement with him from her first born child to their first born child. Cora dismissed that he would ever get her child, but what if Regina was his? Read more »
Once Upon a Time returns tonight in "Welcome to Storybrooke." Instead of flashing back or sideways to Fairy Tale Land, the show takes us back to early Storybrooke. And, that means fan favorite, the Sheriff (Jamie Dornan), is back! Read more »
In a somewhat slow-moving Once Upon a Time episode, quite a lot was revealed in "Welcome to Storybrooke." The day the curse happened and created Storybrooke was shown and Regina quickly became tired of her new life. Her actions in those first days may turn out to have far-reaching consequences for her and all the town‘s residents. Regina and Mary Margaret also came to a resolution about their family blood feud. Read more »
It‘s the last round of the Buddy Battles before we enter into the semifinals! So far, the battles have been pretty exciting, with two of the last three battles going right down to the wire! Read more »
ABC may not be in last place, ratings-wise, among the networks (that dishonor goes to NBC), but they‘re closing out the announcements for this spring‘s season finale dates. Most of their shows end in May, as usual, with The Neighbors and Suburgatory ending in March and April, respectively. Read more »
Angie Miller covered one of his songs recently on American Idol. And now Colton Dixon is returning to the show that put him on the national stage and launched his career. What song will he perform? Is it a secret? Read more »
Cora‘s dead, Mary Margaret‘s heart is turning black, and the young Owen has returned as an adult to find his father on Once Upon a Time. And, those are only a few of the challenges facing the Storybrooke residents right now. In "Selfless, Brave and True," August returns in the past and in the present. And, another outsider shows up in Storybrooke. Is the town become a "theme park" as Emma calls it? Read more »
Wow. Once Upon a Time was a packed hour of shocking reveals which presented many more questions than answers. On "Selfless, Brave, and True," August‘s past was revealed to be selfish, and less than brave or true. And, even more importantly a run-in he had years prior has arrived in Storybrooke with a seemingly malicious plan and unexpected partner. Read more »
When New Girl airs its season 2 finale on May 14, not only will there be a wedding, but country music superstar Taylor Swift is stopping by to cause some trouble. Will it be anything like when she allegedly crashed a wedding last summer with her then-boyfriend Conor Kennedy? Read more »
It‘s March, the month that enters like a lion but exits like a lamb. As the weather improves (marginally) and we plan our green wardrobes for St. Patty‘s Day, there‘s another important March tradition: March Madness! Here at BuddyTV, we care more about TV than we do about NCAA brackets. That‘s why last week we announced we‘d be running Buddy Battles throughout the month of March.  Read more »
The Once Upon a Time spin-off is quickly taking shape as ABC closes in on the start of filming for the pilot. Some major casting has been announced, including who‘s going to voice the White Rabbit and which actress is playing the Red Queen. Read more »
Once Upon a Time aired an episode a couple weeks back, called "Selfless, Brave and True," that saw the return of August Booth/Pinocchio. By the end of the episode, the wooden man was transformed in a way that has some fans (including me) in an uproar.   Read more »
On Once Upon a Time, Belle finally found her place in the world as a librarian in the post-Cursed Storybrooke after being a bit lost in Fairy Tale Land and locked up in the Cursed Storybrooke. Her happiness was short-lived though when she was shot by Hook and forced over the town‘s border, which caused her to lose her memories, including her love for Rumple.  Read more »
With only a few episodes left in Once Upon a Time season 2, Belle was used once again to cause Gold pain, when he needed her the most to help protect Henry. Meanwhile, the plans to leave Storybrooke behind for the Enchanted Forest continued. And, Tamara and Greg revealed a secret weapon to use in their plot. Read more »
On Once Upon a Time, Regina has always been the Evil Queen both back in Fairy Tale Land and in Storybrooke. In this week‘s "The Evil Queen," her past is further revealed, while she tries to convince Henry that she can be a hero. Is Regina destined to always be the Evil Queen? Or, can she be redeemed? Read more »
The situation on Once Upon a Time is getting dangerous. Regina is out for herself under the guise of protecting Henry, while she and the rest of Storybrooke should be concerned about the two outsiders, Tamara and Greg. In "The Evil Queen," Regina proved that as much as she wants to be good, she just doesn‘t understand what that truly means. Read more »
Once Upon a Time likes to keep fans guessing by telling its characters‘ stories in a non-linear fashion. We first met Baefire in season 1  back in Fairy Tale Land as the son of the Evil One, Rumple. He was next seen when introduced as Neal, the guy whose car Emma tried to steal. Read more »
Once Upon a Time crammed a lot of story development into the last hour, "Second Star to the Right," before the finale. It was an emotional roller coaster ride through Bae‘s childhood sacrifice in London to making another sacrifice in Storybrooke. It seems his life‘s major moments have all revolved around the good and evil of magic. Read more »
ABC has been a little late to the game in terms of announcements for the 2013-2014 TV season. While the other four major networks have revealed almost all of their renewals, cancellations and new pick-ups, ABC has been completely silent. Until now.The network has officially renewed many returning shows, including freshman hit Nashville and bubble comedy Suburgatory. Sadly, it also cancelled one of the funniest shows on TV, the low-rated Happy Endings, as well as five other shows. It has also picked up the high-profile series Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. produced by Joss Whedon, the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night and more. Read more »
On Once Upon a Time, Greg and Tamara‘s arrival in Storybooke caused turmoil in the town. August was killed and they retrieved both the trigger to destroy the town and magic beans to prevent anyone from leaving. Will they succeed in ridding their world of magic and Storybrooke in the season 2 finale? The town‘s residents weren‘t giving up without a fight. And, that meant even some unlikely partnerships and alliances were formed. Read more »
ABC is the third network to announce its schedule for Fall 2013, featuring eight new shows and nearly all of its current ones staying in the same time slots. However, there‘s one giant show missing: Dancing with the Stars: The Results.  Read more »
It doesn‘t matter whether they‘re on television or in movies -- teenagers love vampires. Though it shouldn‘t come as a surprise, it‘s now made official. In the first set of surfboard nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 leads the field with seven, and The Vampire Diaries is not far behind with five. Read more »
The May sweeps period is at its peak this week, characterized by the major network upfronts. Primetime schedules and new programming are being announced in style, so be sure to check out BuddyTV News for the latest in TV along with video extras and expert commentary. Read more »

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