Column: Dark Matter: Review: Once Upon A Time 2.12: In the Name of the Brother

By Heather S. Vina

Written by: Jane Espenson

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: Fairytale Land That Was: Victor Frankenstein, his father Alphonse, and Victor’s younger brother Gerhardt are celebrating the Silver Cross that has been awarded to Gerhardt. It’s apparent that while Alphonse is quite proud and loving with his younger son, he is anything but to his older son. He gives Gerhardt a pocket watch, a beloved family heirloom from their mother that Victor was obviously expecting to receive himself. And …

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Column: Dark Matter: Review: Once Upon A Time 2.11: The Outsider

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahoy]

Written by: Andrew Chambliss & Ian Goldberg

Recap: Fairytale Land That Was: Belle is sitting in a tavern, post having left Rumpelstilskin, listening to some men try to gather a posse to hunt down a Yaoguai (a fire-maned, large dog-like creature) that has been terrorizing the town. She longs to join them, but doesn’t quite have the courage. Dreamy (AKA Grumpy, before he was Grumpy) sits down next to her and thanks her for …

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Column: Dark Matter: Review: Once Upon A Time 2.10: The Cricket Game

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahoy]

Written by: David H. Goodman & Robert Hull

Recap: Fairytale Land That Was: The Evil Queen is watching over a battlefield, when her soldiers arrive. They report to her that Snow White and Charming have defeated King George’s forces. Without King George’s men, the Queen doesn’t have enough men to defeat them. But the Queen is delighted to hear that Snow and Charming are in different places. She demands that her men keep the …

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