Episode 113: Street Rats (Once Upon a Time 6×05)

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This week Once Upon a Time takes us to Agrabah, and we meet the fabled Aladdin and Jasmine! Do you think it’s the last we’ll see of Aladdin and Jasmine or did the episode leave you wishing for more magical carpet rides? We also discuss Henry’s guilt and whether Emma is right to continue with her savior duties – or if Hook had a good idea in taking the scissors to save for a rainy day. Plus, we’re still trying to figure out whether the Evil Queen has any motive at all for her shenanigans.

Episode 112: Strange Case (Once Upon a Time 6×04)

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Strange, indeed. This week, the case of Jekyll and Hyde was wrapped up in a most unexpected way, with potentially disastrous implications for Regina. We love how Once Upon a Time also continues to deliver the cutesy Storybrooke moments with Snow jumping back into her teaching career and learning that being true to herself will help her students (who, incidentally, haven’t been to school in ages) learn something. Jasmine makes a surprise appearance, but we wonder why she is so mysterious?Meanwhile, Rumplestiltskin and Belle continue to struggle to get along and there are more failed attempts by Rumplestiltskin to change Belle’s mind… we discuss what is next for those crazy kids.

Episode 111: The Other Shoe (Once Upon a Time 6×03)

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This week we dive (back) into a familiar story, Cinderella! 6 seasons later, we are walking in Cinderella’s glass shoes again. The two of us discuss whether we enjoyed this twist on the popular tale. Plus, let’s talk about substantial storylines and dark mysteries for the Charmings, what the Evil Queen’s deal is, and of course, Emma decides there’s no time like the present when it comes to her life with Hook. How do you feel Once Upon a Time is going so far this season? If the ratings are any indication, this tv season seems to be a favorite for a lot of viewers.

Episode 110: A Bitter Draught – Once Upon a Time S6E2

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In which the Evil Queen roams around and conducts psychological warfare on the townspeople, including Regina. What else is new? Let’s talk about where season 6 is going so far and theorize a little bit about that mysterious hooded figure, the spoilery news about an upcoming arc, and the biggest mystery of the season: whether the Evil Queen will manage to flirt with everyone in Storybrooke before the season is over. Oh, and where is Belle living, anyways?

Episode 109: The Savior – Once Upon a Time S6E1

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Welcome to season 6 of Once Upon a Time (and our fourth year of podcasting about the series)! We liked the darker and more mysterious tone of this episode, but did that make this one of the best premieres ever in the show’s history? Speaking of history, the characters are bringing lots of baggage into this season – from Emma’s gloomy, impending fate, to Regina’s identity struggles and the ongoing Rumbelle Family saga – so we’re going over our thoughts and theories about where this season might take our favorite characters as they face their next challenges.

Episode 108: What happened last time on Once Upon a Time?

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“There’s a town in Maine…” we are getting ready for the season 6 Once Upon a Time premiere this weekend with a discussion about where we are in the Once Upon a Time saga… and where it might all be leading. From important details you might have forgotten (like that whole Snow White and Whale thing) to Amanda’s comparison of all of the seasons with other epic sagas (is Henry Yoda?), we talk through the state of Storybrooke to make sure everyone is ready for the show’s return. We hope you all had a great hiatus and we can’t wait to start podcasting again this season!

Episode 107: Once Upon a Time Season 6 Preview

Evil Queen vs. Regina Mills in OUAT season 6There may still be two more months before the Once Upon a Time season 6 premiere, but thanks to a deluge of spoilers at last weekend’s Comic Con, a new sneak peek and a promo trailer, it’s time to talk about what to expect in the next OUAT season! We break down the casting news, interviews, tidbits, and even the cast members’ Instagram photos and share a few theories about what we think might happen next season on Once Upon a Time. Good, bad, or rotten to the core? Only time will tell what direction Once Upon a Time will go in!

Episode 106: Once Upon a Time Season 5 Wrap-Up

It’s time to take a look at everything that happened this season – from Camelot to the Underworld – on Once Upon a Time. From Dark Swans and Dark Hooks to dark deaths, plot twists and surprise resurrections, we’ve finally gathered our thoughts into the last Top 5 lists of the season. Plus, lots of listener letters from all of you following the finale, and a bit of our own speculation about what might come up on OUAT season 6.

  1. A little bit about what we’ll be doing this summer!
  2. Our Top 5s of Season 5 (9:30)
  3. Listener Letters (1:16:00)

We don’t have any firm hiatus schedule for podcasting over the summer; be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode when we do decide to check in. You can also keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter.

But you don’t have to go all summer without us: we have launched  a brand new podcast called Pop Culture Detectives! Every Wednesday, all summer long, we’ll be talking about a topic in pop culture, from books we love to movie reviews, television shows we love and lots of hot topics from the arts and entertainment world. Listen over on popculturedetectives.com or subscribe on iTunes!

-Amanda and Brittany

Episode 105: Only You & An Untold Story – Once Upon a Time

We made it, everyone! We got through all the highs and lows, the twists and turns, and even a character death to cap off Once Upon a Time season five. Join us to talk about Henry and Violet’s adventure in the Big Apple and another Regina and Emma road trip in “Only You,” plus the very Disney and yet dark turns with the power of belief along with the introduction of new villains in “An Untold Story.”

We have as many questions as we do points of conversations, so join us for our last top five list of season 5!

Twice Upon a Podcast (104.5): Things go awry (When don’t they?)

In our final Thursday night mini podcast episode of OUAT season 5, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time season 5 finale, “Only You” and “An Untold Story.” Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!

Episode 104: Last Rites – Once Upon a Podcast

Once Upon a Time had some incredible highs and disappointing lows this week: Robin Hood’s ultimate sacrifice, and a surprise reunion between Captain Hook and Emma marked an emotional episode for both the characters and the audience. How did you feel about the developments and choices in the penultimate week of OUAT season 5? We have lots of thoughts – and so do our listeners – and theorize how these game-changing developments will impact the season finale and beyond. If there’s one thing that Once Upon a Time can guarantee, is more twists and cliffhangers.

  1. Welcome back and let’s dive right into our Top 5s
  2. Listener Letters
  3. News and post-mortem interviews about this episode
  4. It’s a wrap and a little surprise announcement for our listeners!

We’ll see you back here for the season 5 finale.

-Brittany and Amanda

Twice Upon a Podcast (103.5): The Optimism Bug – Once Upon a Podcast

In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Last Rites. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!

Episode 103: Firebird – Once Upon a Time

A red jacket origin story. Hades being a little – well, devil. The De Vil in charge of the Underworld. And of course, that tragic goodbye to Hook, right on the heels of learning that Emma’s love for him was true. Or was it really the end?

Come along with us for a conversation about almost every detail in this action-filled Once Upon a Time episode (and bid adieu to the Underworld red filter)!

  1. What happy shows are in your Netflix queue to help get through the ups and downs of the rest of the OUAT season?
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side (and Brittany’s awesome idea for the next season) and Listener Letters
  4. News about what we can expect for the impending OUAT season 5 finale

See you all next weekend – it’s the last episode before the 2 hour finale! Are you ready?

– Amanda and Brittany


Twice Upon a Podcast: Rumple Von Stiltskin

In this mini podcast episode, we preview what’s coming up on Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, Firebird. Twice Upon a Podcast features our theories about the press release, promos and sneak peeks that were released this week. Our full, post-show Once Upon a Podcast episode will be out on Tuesday!

Episode 102: Sisters – Once Upon a Time

Did you feel it, everyone? That sisterly bond that brings us all together? Okay, maybe it just brings former evil queens and wicked witches together, but “Sisters” proved to be a meaty (albeit fast paced) episode that shed some light a secret Cora’s been keeping since Regina and her big sister were tweens. Once again, there’s an ace that Rumplestiltskin’s holding up his sleeve, and we see why Prince James just can’t let go of his anger toward David. We discuss all of this and other implications about what it means for people to go into that white light on this week’s Once Upon a Podcast episode.

  1. Welcome back to another week in the Underworld!
  2. Our Top 5s (5:20)
  3. Listener letters and news about the looming season finale (1:08:15)

We only have a few more weeks to go – what do you think will happen in the final few episodes of season 5?

-Brittany and Amanda