The winter finale of Once Upon a Time, “Wish You Were Here,” created an entirely new tangle of problems. Snow is still under the sleeping curse, Emma and Regina are trapped in the Enchanted Forest and Gideon has returned to find his parents. Could this whole series of events lead to Emma’s death?

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Princess Emma

The Evil Queen wished that Emma had never become the Savior. It was interesting to see how Emma’s life would have turned out if the Evil Queen had been vanquished. However, that is not an Emma I prefer. Princess Emma was whiny, weak and completely unable to do what needed to be done. I was pretty happy when the real Emma woke up and rejoined Regina. 

One aspect of their time in the Enchanted Forest that I did not like was Robin Hood’s reappearance. Robin’s death was tragic and heartbreaking. Having him show up and Regina be stopped by him cheapens his sacrifice. I hope Regina does not try to bring him back to Storybrooke with them. That is, if they ever do make it back. 

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The Prodigal Son 

In the last episode, “Changeling,” Belle sent her son away with the Blue Fairy. That ended up being a major mistake. The Black Fairy captured him and apparently raised him to be evil. It turns out that the hooded figure who is supposed to kill Emma is Gideon. 

It figures that Rumpelstiltskin would have something to do with Emma’s death. I hope there is some way to help him become good again. Better yet, I hope there is some way for Belle and Rumpelstiltskin to turn back time and get their baby back. Belle has suffered enough throughout the entire series. I think she deserves to have her son back.  

Once Upon a Time’s winter finale did not disappoint. All of the characters are going to have to face challenges when season 6 starts back up. Will David’s heart darken? Will Emma return to Storybrooke to face her fate? Will Aladdin and Jasmine find Agrabah? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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Brianna Odom

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