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Once Upon a Time, Season 5 Episode 20 Recap | Firebird


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On this week’s Once Upon a Time recap, Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and Curt Clark (@CurtClark) talk about revived characters and Disney franchises.

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  • Ori Kohav

    I’m about as stunned as Mike is about the info about those upcoming Disney films.

    Now on to the episode.

    I actually LOVED that scene with Tasha and Emma. I think it was very well played, and I can definitely relate to what Tasha must have been going through. idk about you, but if I were adopted, I’d love to at least know who my parents were, regardless of if they’re alive or not. Maybe it’s because I’m a little extra emotional when it comes to parents.

    As for Henry helping people at least know what they’re unfinished businesses are, I loved that idea as well, and I believe that that’s what the underworld ruler is SUPPOSED to do, at least according to some other gods. Maybe Hook will be given that role in the end. I’d definitely add that if I were Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, to at least give him a reason to appear in non-flashback scenes of future episodes.

    I don’t think it’s the last we’ve seen of the Underworld. It’s a good place to visit if we want some dead characters involved in non-flashback situations.

    Also, I’m still holding on to my theory that souls in the river can somehow get out of it, unlike the actual hell.

    As for the last incidents in the Underworld, either Hades is indeed the one behind this, or some other divine being set him up. Either way, I think it has a strong connection to how or why he got to the Underworld in the first place.

    Now I’m addicted to Mike’s “WHAT???” almost as much as I’m addicted to Penner yelling “DENISE!!!”.

    • Kathie

      Sign me on for your theory that the souls in the river aren’t truly gone for good. It would make for good story opportunities, plus Aunt Em’s destruction was far too dark for me.

  • Kathie

    The goodbye scene between Emma and Hook just didn’t affect me either. I got more emotional about Regina saying goodbye to her father earlier in the season. But like Ori, perhaps I’m a little extra emotional about parents.

    One reason the Emma/Hook goodbye didn’t work for me is that I couldn’t decide whether to believe it. Hook has been “oh no gone for good!” too many times now. OUAT has become the Show That Cried Hook. I found myself thinking, okay, this is only going to stick if Colin O’Donoghue wants off the show, and I don’t like that the story wasn’t strong enough to keep me from being distracted from meta stuff like that.

    I was happy to see Stealthy, though. :)

  • Wendy Denning

    Hi I love what you guys have to say but why don’t you guys like henry? I think for a young man his age the fact that he wants to help people is awesome. I don’t think that he is trying to get into their personal lives I think he just wanted to help and as the author he can do that. He wants to be a hero like his family and he figures this is one way he can do it.

  • Samantha Alexander

    Finally caught up on the show and recaps. Love hearing your guys’ thoughts and love that these podcasts are longer than an hour! Looking forward to next week’s :)

    • Samantha Alexander

      Also, #henrysucks