Written by Mattie

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Once Upon a Time is on a break this week, so lets take a look at what has happened so far this season.

After Emma and Hook returned from the past, Emma accidently brought along an urn from Rumpelstiltskin’s vault. That urn opened when they returned to Storybrooke revealing the Ice Queen, Elsa. Here they showed on advertisements that Elsa may be the antagonist however, she wasn’t. Elsa was lost and confused in this new world and looking for the only person who can help her control her powers, Anna.

As Emma started to help Elsa, the new antagonist appeared. Her name is Ingrid and is referred to as the Snow Queen. She is Elsa’s aunt who neither Elsa nor Anna ever knew about. She is a powerful sorcerer who ended up killing her sister Helga and her other sister Gerda after finding Helga dead, trapped her in the urn that Elsa was in. Gerda happens to be Anna and Elsa’s mother.

Now Ingrid feels betrayed by her sisters, Helga and Gerda who are both dead now. So, Ingrid wants to find two magical sisters who will love and understand her. Back in Arendelle after Elsa found her and she was freed from the urn, she knew that Elsa would be one of these magical sisters.

During this time when Elsa found her aunt Ingrid, Anna had gone to Misthaven, which is also known as the Enchanted Forest, to find what their parents went to look for. Anna met David and Rumpelstiltskin then. She ended up taking a magical hat from Rumpelstiltskin, which takes away the powers from any magical creature. It belonged to a powerful sorcerer who I think is Yin Sid. Upon her return, she found this new aunt who her parents had never told her about. She didn’t trust Ingrid, so she went to ask Gran Pabbie, the rock troll for information. Along the way she met Belle who was trying to find out what happened to her mother.

They went together and Anna found out that her mother had two sisters who both disappeared one day. To spare everyone from their grief, her mother Gerda had all their memories erased. On the way back, Anna got taken by Ingrid and locked in the dungeon. She took the magic hat and buried it in a cave. Ingrid told Elsa that Anna was planning on betraying her so Elsa went to the dungeon and freed Anna. She knew Ingrid was lying and they were going to try to put her back in the urn. Ingrid knew about their plan and cast a spell on Anna. 

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It brought up only the hurt feelings that Anna had from being locked away from her sister. Because of that, Anna put Elsa into the urn and returned to normal, freaking out. So Ingrid seeing that Elsa didn’t fight back, was angry. She froze the entire country of Arendelle, Anna included and removed all these new memories of this from Elsa.

Rumpelstiltskin came and took Elsa since Anna had taken the magical hat from him. So Ingrid went to get the hat to trade back for Elsa and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice stopped her. She agreed to trade the Sorcerer’s hat for him to find her a third magical sister who would be a fit for her.

So he sent her through a door in return for the magical hat. She was sent to our world, New York, 1982 to find Emma. After Ingrid gets her three new magical sisters, which she did, she would have enough power to cast the spell “Of Shattered Sight” on the entire town of Storybrooke, which she did.

Rumpelstiltskin on the other hand has been trying to find a way to try to separate himself from the dagger. After finding the magical hat, he had a way to. He was planning on sucking up powerful magical people into the hat so he would be powerful enough. Then Ingrid had told him that all he needs to do next is to find a heart of someone who used to know him in the past. Sadly, that would be Hook's heart, which he stole from Hook. Now he was going to use Hook to the best of his abilities until the fateful day when he would cast his separation spell. All during this though, he’s been lying to his wife, Belle.

Regina on the other hand had been dealing with the return of Robin’s wife, Marian. That all changed though when Marian was frozen from the inside out by the Snow Queen. Regina ripped her heart out to protect it. Regina tried relentlessly to find a way to bring Marian back for Robin though she kept running into problems with it. Her and Henry though created a plan to find who the writer of the Storybooke was so that Regina can go ask him for her own happy ending.

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However after Robin ran into Will Scarlet from Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, he told Robin to chase after true love. So Robin instead returned to Regina and made out with her. He then made it his duty to find hope for Regina so that they could be together. He went to the library with Will Scarlet and was about to give up searching until he found a sheet of paper that was magically put into his bag.

It replaced the page in the storybook from where Regina ran away from the pub the night Tinkerbelle took her to meet Robin, to where Regina actually went in and met him. Robin showed this to Regina and it gave her hope for the future and hope that they will be together.

Emma however had been a mix of emotions spanning from being angry that her mother was paying lots of attention to her brother Neil, to being scared and confused to why she has powers and why her powers are becoming out of control. On top of that all she’s started dating Hook, who has been freaking out about being the perfect man for Emma. So now that Hook had his heart ripped out literally by Rumpelstiltskin, he can’t be that for her. Anyways, right at the last minute, Elsa was able to help Emma control her powers since I guess she accepted them.

So, Rumpelstiltskin still refuses to change and almost killed Emma for it just so he can separate himself from the dagger. Ingrid or the Snow Queen wants to keep Emma and Elsa for herself and destroy the town off Storybrooke and all its inhabitants. Emma can now control her powers, Anna is literally frozen, and Regina and Robin are getting it on.

It’s been an intense first part of this season. Far better than last season if you ask me. I love Anna and Elsa and even Emma and Elsa working together. On top of it, the Snow Queen has proven herself to be a very powerful foe. Who knows what this new spell will do to everyone in the town.  We will have to wait till next week to find out! 

 
 

Written by Scotty

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As winter approaches, it is interesting to watch what people stock up on.  Some people only go shopping for food as it appears that it is the apocalypse and everyone else is crazy for not being prepared.  Others go shopping for new cold weather clothes as they are not satisfied with what they already had hanging in their closets.  Then there are the people that go out and buy another form of entertainment, such as a new video game or a movie that they will watch as the cold weather moves through.  In no way, shape or form are any of these wrong to do, as I am guilty of doing all three, since you never know what the next winter will bring.

As the human race has battled the elements for all of their lives, they have decided to try and make the planet just a little bit more hospitable.  Creating machines that could control the weather in the face of an impending ice age, they believed that they could correct Mother Nature’s mistake.  When the machines were turned on however, it brought forth the ice age that much quicker and now the earth’s population has been forced into bunkers for the rest of their days.

Colony 7 is being run by former solider Briggs who has his finger on the pulse of everything that is going on.  Being stuck in such a confined area, protocols have been developed in the colony to insure the health and wellbeing of everyone inside.  As sickness can spread though the colony very quickly with no way of escaping it, anyone that shows any signs of not being well is put into quarantine immediately to avoid another outbreak that has taken the bunkers population from four hundred to less than twenty survivors.  Although everything seems to be going well, Mason, Briggs’ right hand man is taking matters into his own hands and not giving anyone in the bunker a choice after they have been diagnosed with any sickness and is ending their days with a shot to the head.

As Briggs is made aware of the situation, he tries to tone Mason down a bit, but a S.O.S. comes from their neighboring Colony 5 that he needs to answer.  As the other colony is on friendly terms, Briggs stages a rescue party to see what is happening as there is no radio communication, but in his absence, Briggs  does not want to lose his home and appoints someone else in charge of the bunker as he will be gone for a couple days.  Mason does not take kindly to this and starts trying to protect his home as well from the possible outbreak that could end his, and others lives.

Making their way to Colony 5, Briggs is accompanied by outdoor veteran Sam and rookie Graydon.  As they make the dangerous trek, they find an abandoned vehicle that reminds them of the dangers the outside world truly possesses.  Arriving at their neighboring bunker, the group finds blood at the entrance, but continue in to find out what has happened.  Only finding one survivor inside, the group hears screams coming from the lower levels and choose to investigate a little bit more.  Finding a group of cannibals hacking the remaining residents of the bunker, the group tries to make an unnoticeable exit, but are spotted after a sound was made.  Rushing back to the snow, they notice that their tracks are more than visible for anyone wanting to follow them and need to find a way to keep the blood thirsty carnivores from finding their home.

The Colony follows a group of survivors as they try to survive a premature ice age brought on by the human race.   As they fear the sub below temperatures outside, they also have to fear the risk of getting sick in a very confined space as well.  Trying to protect themselves, a call comes in from their neighbors for help and even though the trip is dangerous, they will do anything in their power to help their fellow survivors.  Finding that the bunker has been overrun by cannibals, the group tries to escape scot free, but with nothing but snow on the ground, there is nothing to stop the flesh eaters from following their tracks back to their home.  With a power struggle at the top of the ranks and now the chance of invasion by a different breed of human, Colony 7 is left with more on their plate than they bargained for.

Another post-apocalyptic movie that deals with humans trying to avoid an ice age, but just wind up making it worse.  Is Hollywood trying to tell us something, or is it a genuine fear that with our little bit of weather technology in place, something like this is likely to happen?  Either way, it is a very strong story with great characters that although you may not fall in love with them, you feel their fear of what is happening in the outside world, along with what will happen if they are attacked.  I especially liked the power struggle at the top of the ranks in the bunker, as each man believes they are doing the right thing to protect the survivors, and in a way, they are both right.  Happy Viewing.

 
 
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New movies hit theaters every weekend, here’s what opening at the movies this weekend!

The much anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has finally arrived. It is the third movie based off the third highly acclaimed book, Mockingjay but split into two parts. The heroine Katniss has returned to strike up a rebellion against the Capitol and everything it stands for. I however haven’t read any of the books or seen any of the movies, so I don’t have a clue what’s going on…but for you fans out there, here’s Mockingjay!

The Theory of Everything also comes out this weekend. This is the story of the relationship behind the famous physicist Stephen Hawking. Yes if that name sounds familiar and you can't place the face, know this remarkable communicates through a computer on his wheelchair. We have heard for years about his theories about life, the universe and everything however we haven’t really known about whom he is outside of science and about his relationship with his wife, Jane. If you’re looking for something that warms the heart this soon to be holiday season, this may be the movie for you.

Yes, we are about to come into the holiday season. So if you are looking for an escape from all the hustle and bustle that’s coming our way, the movies are always a good getaway! 

 
 

Written by Mattie

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Arrow returns tonight on the CW with its newest episode, Draw Back Your Bow. Now if you missed last week’s episode, Guilty, here’s what happened.

Oliver and the team were after a couple of heroin dealers from a gang. However when they went in to get the dealers, they found everyone dead and “Guilty” written in blood. Naturally it was meant to send a message. When Oliver went to find the last one of the group who wasn’t killed, he found the man dead and hanging just like the rest in Laurel’s trainer’s boxing arena with “Guilty” written on the wall.

Turns out that Laurel’s trainer, Ted Grant, used to be a vigilante six years ago. He hated the crime in the city and was trying to make the city better. However after his sidekick killed a man, he gave up and told his sidekick to run. In present day, the sidekick was trying to frame him for all the murders he was committing in the city since he was mad that he had abandoned him. The gang of the person he killed had found him and tortured him for years and he blamed Ted for not protecting him.

He was out for revenge and Laurel was the only one who knew that he was innocent.

Roy on the other hand admitted that he was having dreams of killing Sara. He thought that there was residual Mirakuru in his system however when Felicity did a blood test, it proved negative. However Oliver sat down with Roy and had him focus on those feelings and had him concentrate on what happened. Turns out that he didn’t kill Sara, he was having a memory of killing an officer when he went into a rage due to the Mirakuru. He didn’t kill Sara but he also felt as though he was a monster for killing that officer.

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In the end, Laurel ended up having to do what she had to do without hesitation. Roy and Oliver saved the day and it taught Oliver a very important lesson that he can’t give up on Roy and then gave him the name, Arsenal. Roy still saw himself as a monster and is having issues dealing with that. Laurel also found her purpose in life. She knew she needs to follow in her sisters footsteps to avenge her death. She’s doing this for her and asked Grant to continue to help her. Laurel is becoming stronger for her own good. 

On top of that, Oliver has to continue down this path with Roy. Roy needs him in every way right now. Thank goodness that Roy didn’t kill Sara. I was in shock when they showed that and was quite angry about it knowing that there was no way possible that Roy could kill her. I’m glad I stuck with my gut instinct. However, it did prove that whoever killed Sara threw the arrows into her. I wonder if Slade Wilson escaped. So many theories however I think Nyssa’s father has something to do with it as well. 

 Tonight’s episode will introduce Cupid on Draw Back Your Bow. I can’t wait.

 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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I think I finally realized what I like about The Flash. The fact that this show manages to embody the best parts of every comic book we have ever read.  It's fun, it's action packed and most importantly it's relatable and last night's episode, "The Flash Is Born" combined all of those elements to make for one incredible episode.  

Last night, Barry finally went up against an meta human where his speed meant nothing and it just so happens this particular villain, was a true blast from his past, the bully that used to pick on him in grade school. What makes Tony Woodward so difficult for Barry to defeat? Only the fact that he can turn his body into pure steel and everything Barry throws at him, leaves him broken and wounded.  

As the team works to figure out how to defeat this man of metal (yes, the show made a Man of Steel joke) Barry is still having to deal with Iris and her love of blogging about "The Streak" despite the fact that the trouble he warned her could happen, at last comes to light as Tony comes to find Iris in an effort to get her to write about him instead. The team does finally figure out how to beat the metallic bully, and it turns out that in order to do it...Barry will have to travel at Mach One to knock the monster out.  It's a feat he manages to pull off and Tony is added to the menagerie at S.T.A.R. Labs.  Plus, Barry and Iris reconcile and at long last, The Streak is given a proper nickname...The Flash. 

In between all of this though, Joe is doing his best to figure out who really murdered Barry's mother and his work on the case manages to offend Wells and it brings forth the very mysterious yellow lightning man that Barry saw years ago to steal all the evidence CCPD ever had on the case and leave Joe with a warning.  Stop...or Iris dies.  

So when I said this episode combined the best parts of comic books, I wasn't kidding. There were laughs, there were some awesome battles between Barry and his bully and that storyline is what caught me by surprise the most.  It was just incredible to see Barry have to face a blast from his past one that haunts him and the fact that he has to find a way to overcome it whether he likes it or not.  That's what pulled so many of us toward our favorite comic characters over the years, they were men and women who faced their demons, their past and insurmountable odds to succeed, and we wanted to be that kind of person in our lives and I find it so refreshing to see it play out on television like this.  Another great episode and I can't wait for next week.  

 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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I guess if there is one good way to describe Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that the show is like a fine wine, it truly gets better with age.  Week after week this show continues to impress me and last night was no exception. So many questions were answered and I'm still reeling from a couple of plot points from "The Things We Bury".

The good news is, crazy Coulson is truly gone.  Sure there is some fear from a few members of the team as to whether or not he may have gone off of his rocker, but his focus on finding this strange alien city and the plan he has in place shows the man we know and love has indeed truly returned.  But while the hunt for the city is clearly the focus for the next few episodes of the show...the focus last night was on Ward & Whitehall.

We learned a lot about Whitehall last night.  We learned the man is likely damn near one hundred years old for starters and has been dealing with the Obelisk, now called The Diviner, basically all of his life.  He was unable to crack the code back in the 1940's and Agent Carter (in another surprise guest spot from Haley Atwell) had him locked up for most of his life. That is until Under Secretary Pierce had him released where he continued his work. He once again found a girl who was able to touch the Diviner and not be harmed.  It's important to mention she was still the same age she was in 1945 when Whitehall meets her again in 1989 and the subsequent experiments on her body gave Whitehall the youth we see today at the cost of her life. 

In between watching that horrific story, Ward went after his brother. The focus of this visit? To get Christian to admit that he was the reason that Grant shoved Thomas down the well and surprisingly, Christian admits it. This admission seemingly patched up the differences between these two.  So as the brothers Ward seem to be burying the hatchet, Coulson's plan to hijack government satellites to find the alien city goes into action, and it brings him face to face with Skye's dad.  It's a quick and angry confrontation that will undoubtedly get ugly the next time the two see one another.  

But on the plus side, they find the city. On the downside, Ward finally meets with Whitehall and it is revealed that his brother and the rest of his family are dead in a "murder/suicide" and that's how the show ends, on a bleak note.  To say the least Ward is quickly becoming terrifying and next week, it looks like we may finally find what this hidden city is all about. 

 
 

Written by Shae

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Last episode we learned that Mockingbird is my favorite character. We probably learned a lot more too. Like how agent Ward is utterly insane and obsessed with Skye; how Simmons and Fitz aren't as close as they used to be; most importantly, Coulson is still carving into walls. That's right, the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is having some problems keeping that compulsion down. What's been going on? 

To find out, Coulson decides to use the machine Raina had on himself. While the team doesn't agree with this method, as the director, what he says goes. While under we learn that Project T.A.H.I.T.I. was Coulsons' creation to avert the side effects of using magical alien DNA to repair humans. This serum derived from the half alien remains can cure just about anything. However, it imprints memories onto the patients, making them carve strange symbols into anything they can find. This includes, in the case of Derek, flesh. Project T.A.H.I.T.I. replaces the memories of these agents, gives them new identities and lives. Except Derek, who has rediscovered his memories and is now out to find his other test subjects. Pain gave him his memories back, so he figures it will work with the others. A brutal murder of one patient has the team searching for the killer and answers. Slowly, Phil is driven a bit insane from the reclaiming of memories. Skye goes to secure him, but only succeeds in being tricked and locked up herself.

Coulson, now free, finds the next victim on Derek's list, a welder, and goes to confront the man. Sadly, Derek is there waiting and he captures them all. While he starts to torture Phil, the welder and his family attempt to escape. Coulson gets free and fights Derek, winning just as his team shows up. Suddenly, his compulsion to carve the symbols is gone. With the last piece of the puzzle, Coulson puts all the carvings together and discovers they form a city. What city? Why? That's the real question...

While they're doing that, May, Hunter, and Morse are tracking Ward. They end up following him to a dive bar where they see him meet with a HYDRA agent, the top ranking agent is left gagged and tied as a gift to Coulson. Ward calls Skye to inform her he'll be sending more their way, and that he'll be back to see her soon. 

That last part creeped me out really bad! Ward has gone a bit over the deep end and doesn't seem to care what he does, so long as he's in control. Seems his sights are still set on Skye....

 
 

Written by Mattie

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The Flash is back tonight with its newest episode, The Flash Is Born. However if you missed last week’s episode, Plastique, here’s what happened.

After a floor in an office building blew up, Barry and Joe were put on the case. However when the Army took over the investigation, Joe has Barry look into this case from behind the scenes.  Turns out that there wasn’t a bomb the blew up the office building, it was a meta-human who is a former soldier named Bette Sans Souci that can explode things just by touching them. Cisco ends up referring to her as Plastique.

Anyways, she was after the doctor who operated on her after she was struck by shrapnel from a bomb during combat. She thought that he had turned her into a bomb. Turned out that by having the shrapnel in her body during the Particle Accelerator explosion turned her into a meta-human.

Naturally her former boss, General Eiling wanted to exploit her new powers thus he wanted to capture her. Sadly though, Eiling kills her. To protect the city, Barry has to drop her far enough away in the ocean since she ended up turned into a giant bomb after death. It was sad, the only other meta-human that Barry has met that wasn’t evil ends up dying in the end.

On the other hand, Joe found out about Iris’s blog about “The Streak” and asked Barry to put a stop to it. Barry tried every way he thought possible to ask her to stop. He even paid her a visit as “The Streak” and asked her to stop. In the end though since she wouldn’t stop, he told her it would probably be best to not see each other for a while. This hurt Iris however she wanted the world to know about this new hero in town.

So Barry continues onward finding his new place in the world. We will see how long this “not talking to Iris” thing lasts however with her new blog, who knows what’s going to happen next. I’m really sad Plastique had to die. I liked her. Through all of this, we find that Eiling and Wells know each other and have worked together in the past on a project. We don’t know what this project fully entailed but it involved a gorilla named Grodd.

You can catch the newest episode, The Flash Is Born tonight on the CW!


 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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Oh Gotham, how you continue to impress.  This week was a fast paced episode, filled to the brim with important little details and as always hints of things to come, especially when it came to the man whose name shared the title of this week's episode, "Harvey Dent".

Yes, good old Harvey had a plan this week to potentially draw out some of Gotham's more unsavory businessmen by tying Dick Lovecraft to the Wayne murders in a risky gambit. His plan was to leak the story that GCPD had a secret witness ready to go to testify against him, of course the plan fails miserably, but we are treated to one incredible outburst from Harvey that certainly speaks to his future role as a madman terrorizing Gotham.  Yet, that was really it for Harvey this week, short and sweet because the rest of the episode had two other big storylines to handle. 

The first one was the escape of an inmate from Blackgate Penitentiary, Ian Hargrove.  Mister Hargrove was a bomber who destroyed buildings and companies he deemed bad for society and only recently harmed other human beings in the process. But good old Fish had bigger plans for Hargrove, using him to exact revenge on Falcone. Yes, she wanted to hurt Falcone where it matters most, in his wallet, and while the heist failed miserably in the respect of making Fish that much richer, the cops now knew where Falcone hid his money and all that bread undoubtedly found itself seized.  

But the best part of the show last night was Gordon putting Selina Kyle up in Wayne Manor to keep her safe as he continued to work toward solving the Wayne murders.  It was awesome to see Bruce quickly develop a crush on the woman he will someday have one wild and weird relationship with, but it was even better to finally see Bruce acting like a kid once again. Selina actually managed to bring out the best in Bruce, and challenge him in ways we hadn't see him go through yet. This whole little subplot was as Aflred put it, "a breath of fresh air."

Either way, I really enjoyed this episode. I loved watching Harvey damn near lose his mind around Lovecraft and see that insane fury burning in his eyes.  Despite being a classy prosecutor for the city and state, that evil is already starting to brew within him.  I also loved how the recently renovated Arkham Asylum was re opened as a home for the criminally insane, simply because well...we all know how well that works out.  Until next week...

 
 

Written by Shae

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Once upon a time there were three sisters. Not related by blood, but by magic. Well, so thinks Ingrid the Snow Queen. It seems her plan is slowly coming together. However, there’s just one thing not going according to plan. Nothing ever goes according to plan in StoryBrooke. Emma, on the run from her family, seeks out Gold and asks for a favor…a spell that would take away her magic. He just so happens to have one…only, the spell isn’t quite what he’s making her think it is. Still, Emma is desperate to trust him and give up her light magic in order to save her friends and family.

Henry tried to speak with her about this, only, that didn’t go so well. Much like Elsa and Anna, Emma ends up hurting Henry. The boy is more upset that he doesn’t have magic to help with than actually being hurt by his mother. With that, he slinks off to his room to sulk. Snow and Prince Charming, however, seem to be okay with Emma giving up her powers. Why? Because being normal might actually help her. Or maybe they don’t want to be afraid of their daughter. While discussing this, Elsa overhears them and decides to take matters into her own hands. She steals a tracking potion Regina has brought over as well as Emma’s scarf. She sneaks off without anyone noticing. Hook is beyond panicked as he figures out what Emma has done. He calls her repeatedly…finally leaving a message telling her every last thing that had happened. The truth finally exposed to a voice mail does little to settle his guilt. After all, he did help Gold in some of this, and he isn’t about to let him take the woman he loves for a second time. 

Regina finally learns what Emma is going to do and essentially tells Snow and Charming off, getting them to go after their daughter and stop her. On the way, however, Regina gets a call from Robin and leaves to speak with him. What is the Prince of Thieves up to? He and Will have found a secret library under the clock tower. In it, they’ve been searching for a clue as to who wrote the magical storybook that seems to determine everyone’s fate. While they don’t find anything a page appears in Robin’s bag. It’s a duplicate of one of the pages, a picture of Regina and Robin kissing in the tavern where she left him. It would seem there were many options that night could have taken. Maybe Regina is rewriting her own fate after all. A happy ending for the former evil Queen? I hope so…

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But not all get a happy ending. Gold has trapped the Snow Queen for the moment, but she sends a projection of herself to warn Emma. It doesn’t work. Emma goes to where she’s meeting Gold, only to find she can’t find him right away. Gold has set the Sorcerers’ hat up…he has little problem betraying Emma to get what he wants. Giving the hat the power it needs, will free him from the control of the dagger. Fueled by his need to be free, he doesn’t seem to care about hurting his grandson’s mother. He leaves and stops Hook from getting to Emma. He doesn’t see Elsa slip in, nor does he see how the young Queen of Arendelle talks some sense into Emma. Finally, Emma accepts her powers and they stop going insane…Gold is livid, and takes Hook's heart. It seems part of the spell required to break his bond with the dagger means he needs the heart of someone who knew him before he was the Dark One…

When all seems well, ribbons appear on Emma and Elsa’s wrists, draining their powers. The Snow Queen has used them to channel their powers to her…and with that, she has cast the spell of Shattered Sight…The same spell she had used on Anna all those years ago to have the girl trap Elsa in the urn. Shortly after, she freezes the entire castle, including Anna and Kristoff…With the spell now unleashed on the whole town…what’s going to happen?