Cora: “I thought I was doing the right thing for you, for me, but I was wrong. Don’t you understand why I can’t leave the underworld yet? I thought I was Regina, but now I know, it was both of you. You are my unfinished business.”
“Sisters” is the April 24 episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers —every article has a price. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 pm C.T. on ABC.
Cora has never been a favorite character. She’s not even a character that is entertaining to watch. If anything, she’s been an annoyance who never ceases to outdo herself when it comes to evil deeds. That being said, she was actually entertaining and not a horrible person during the Underworld scenes.
This is the first time that someone resolving their unfinished business felt earned and made sense, and maybe that’s because Cora did it all by herself. It wasn’t a Scooby gang mission. Cora realized that’s she’s made mistakes and treated her daughters unfairly.
Plus, her scenes weren’t rushed. She was given the time to have some fantastic heart to hearts with her daughters. What did you think of Cora’s unfinished business being resolved? Was it deserved?
Then, there was James. His storyline was rushed and all over the place. One second we’re in the woods, and then the next we’re on that dock by the river of lost souls, which looks more like the ocean of lost souls, but that’s just semantics. We jumped around so much, and it felt like we missed important conversations.
Why didn’t we see Killian and David meet up or David breaking out of his jail cell? Those could have been potentially entertaining scenes because, hello, when is Captain Charming not entertaining? Instead, we were thrown into scenes and expected to just go with it.
Considering this was the last time we will ever see James again, in the present at least, it was disappointing that his storyline felt like an afterthought. It would have been better to give James and David more time to work out their issues than the maybe five minutes that they got.
On top of all that, James ended up getting thrown into the river because apparently no one realizes that fighting on the docks is a horrible idea. James and David will never resolve their issues, and now David will feel guilty for taking the life of his brother. Why couldn’t we have just allowed James to resolve his unfinished business? How does his “death” move the storyline along better?
The flashbacks of the hour showed that at one time, Regina and Zelena liked each other and were happy to potentially be related. It was definitely cute seeing Regina and Zelena’s younger selves, but it’s unclear how this memory changed things between them. Yes, Zelena and Regina have been working on their relationship, but one memory can’t just wipe away all their reservations about the other one.
The memory was presented as a magic fix, and it can’t be that simple. Sure, it can maybe allow Regina and Zelena to trust each other a bit more, but there’s still a lot of issues and distrust between them. What are your thoughts on Zelena and Regina getting that memory back?
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