Cruella: “Tell me, how is your mother? Ah, yes, with you I need to be more specific. How’s the one that killed me?”
“Labor of Love” is the March 13 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.
Hercules and Snow’s backstory was actually really cute. We never learned how Snow became a badass with a bow and arrow, and it was fun to see her struggle a bit. Plus, they were just really adorable to watch.
It was nice that saving Hercules tied into rescuing Killian. This wasn’t just some side mission that they went on. They had a lead on Killian, and it just so happened that Hercules was essential to the rescue operation. Of course, Hades moved Killian somewhere else, but we knew that it wasn’t going to be that easy.
While it was great that we got to witness Hercules and Megara start to fall in love, it’s ridiculous that Megara was reduced to being part of Hercules’ unfinished business. She ran away screaming and hiding for most of the hour. Gone was the damsel in distress that knew how to handle herself.
Instead, we had a girl who was only included to help Hercules move along in his story. What exactly was Megara’s unfinished business? It’s doubtful that it was to be saved by Hercules, so it’s unclear why she was in the Underworld to begin with. She apparently had some that was resolved at some point during the hour. The best possibility was that her unfinished business was to be a hero and stop hiding from things.What did you think of Once’s version of Megara?
Cruella’s back, and surprise, surprise, she wants to go back to the real world. This is basically what every villain we meet in the Underworld is going to want. It’s not really surprising or entertaining. Admittedly, Cruella came up with a more creative way to get up top than by switching places with a member of our team.
Henry cannot be that stupid. Cruella coming back to life does not suddenly erase what Emma did. Even if her heart becomes pure again, Emma will still have to live with the consequences of her actions. Also, Cruella’s not going to come back to Earth and be a shiny, happy, peaceful, decent human being. She’s Cruella de Vil, and Henry should know better.
Instead, he is indulging this idea that he can save his mom and be a hero. Along the way, he will most likely delve into some deep magic and potentially bring back a psychopath. This sounds like an excellent plan, Henry.
What did you think of the episode? Mary Margaret is no more! Did Snow make the right decision about her name change of sorts? Any theories as to what Rumple was up this hour? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.