Once Upon a Time S4E10 – “Shattered Sight”

Okay, kids. I’m not going to recap this episode so much as rant about it.

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So, if you’re not caught up, come check this out when you are. Otherwise, more after the jump.

This fucking show… I mean, I hadn’t expected much from this whole frozen arc, but I didn’t expect it to suck quite so much. This week, we were supposed to finally see the disastrous effects of the spell of shattered sight. Instead, what you got was a whole lot more of Ingrid’s backstory (ugh) and anti-climactic dwarf on dwarf slap-fighting.

The spell of shattered was to have people tearing each other’s throats out, and the closest that we get to that is Henry setting out marbles to trip up Hook and very underwhelming sword fight between Regina and Snow. A confrontation between them should have been emotional. It should’ve been dramatic. Epic, even. It should have been something with repercussions that we see in later episodes. Y’know. Like, good writing.

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Instead it was about six minutes of insipid one liners followed by fits of the giggles.

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And yet another The-Day-Is-Saved Snow/Charming Kiss-in-the-Street.

But, more importantly, we got these new-ish characters from “Frozen.” And a totally new character in Ingrid. And almost a dozen episodes which almost completely focused on them, often at a creeping pace. But you know what else we had? Whatever already had?

A SHIT TON OF OTHER CHARACTERS THAT WE WERE ALL ALREADY INVESTED IN AND WHO HAD A BUNCH OF SHIT TO DEAL WITH, ALL OF WHICH WAS PUSHED TO THE BACKBURNER IN FAVOUR OF THE PRODUCERS PUTTING ALL OF THEIR EGGS IN ONE RECENT CASH COW.

And, also, I’m apparently very bad at metaphors.

But that’s not the point. SO much hype. So much promise of so dire a threat for half of these episodes, and no one dies. Fine. But no injuries? Not even hurt feelings?

C’mon, now.

And the resolution to everything? That letter from the season opener. The one from Anna and Elsa’s mother. It’s an apology and a request to the girls to free Ingrid from captivity and restore the kingdom’s memories of her. And then a welcomed sacrifice of Ingrid became creepiest aunt of all time really just wanted to feel loved, so she’s totes cool with dying to reverse her curse, like she wasn’t a murderer and a crazy obsessed person for the vast majority of her adult life.

So, all that this whole arc amounted to? A whole lot of nothing. Especially since the Frozen folks are going to return to Arendelle in the next episode.

But at least we got a few more minutes of the good ol’ Evil Queen, inappropriate displays of cleavage and all.

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Next week is the mid-season finale. So, until then!

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About pattyinreallife

I'm a graphic artist, writer, film-maker, and avid baker. I sing in the car and laugh at the worst/best moments. I am the coolest nerd you will ever meet. Try not to let your jealousy show too badly.

Posted on December 8, 2014, in Once Upon a Time, TV Show Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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