Henry: “So, who’s ready for Operation Firebird?”
“Souls of the Departed” is the March 6 episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers —every article has a price. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 pm C.T. on ABC.
This was the 100th episode of “Once Upon a Time,” and it was a huge let down. Nothing exciting or remotely interesting happened. It was a normal hour filled with a boring flashback. This was not a great way to kick off the second half of the season or to celebrate a hundred episodes. Did you enjoy it?
The 100th episode was primarily about Regina and her family. She was the center of the flashback, and we followed her around for the majority of the hour. Sorry, but the 100th episode should remind everyone of why we love the show or it could also go the route of “Criminal Minds” and brutally murder someone and bring everyone to tears. Bottom line is that it should be an impactful hour.
This one wasn’t. Yes, there were tears during Regina’s scenes with her father in the Underworld, and Lana Parrilla did a phenomenal job. Her scenes with Regina’s father are some of her finest moments.
It was also great to see Henry again. He is the kindest person in all the realms, and it’s unclear what any of us did to deserve him. It’s great that he finally met his grandson and was spared from any future torment.
However great those scenes were, they could not carry nor save the hour. The gang’s first walk through the underworld was a let down. They didn’t really do anything, and they wandered around without a sense of purpose. You would think that they would want to get in and out as soon as possible, but it didn’t come off that way.
Neal’s appearance was sweet, and it made sense that he would be watching and would intervene. He came to warn Emma, which someone really needed to. The gang acted like going to the Underworld was no big deal. It’s just a quick trip, you guys. No need to worry.
Now, they want to save everyone there? What if someone’s unfinished business is the fact that you lived instead of them? The mission to save a bunch of people personally doesn’t sound all that entertaining. Why? Because it means that we will be forced to deal with old storylines, some of which should stay buried. Plus, it will just prolong Hook’s rescue.
On the bright side, we met Hades. He seems super sassy and clearly ridiculously powerful if Cora is afraid of him. What’s still unclear is why Cora couldn’t have poofed herself back into her old outfit once Hades turned her back into a Miller’s daughter.
Perhaps his magic overrides all other magic in the Underworld. Another possibility is that he controls what role you take on while you are stuck there. Do you have any theories on how magic works in the Underworld?
Were you unimpressed by the 100th episode? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.