Episode 121: A Murder Most Foul (Once Upon a Time 6×12)

OUAT murder most foulWhoa, who saw that coming?! This week, Once Upon a Time finally revisited a part of Prince Charming’s backstory, the story of his father, which ended with an unexpected twist. Let’s talk about how Josh Dallas rocked this week’s episode and had a (well-deserved) breakdown. Hook was there to valiantly save the day and their bromance was strong until… well, it wasn’t. This week also prompted even more theorizing about the romance (or lack thereof) between Regina and Robin Hood. This show is setting up plenty of mysteries, and for better or for worse, we’re here to try to decode all of them. Plus, we talk about some news that might give hints about what OUAT has up its sleeves beyond this season.

Episode 66: Best Laid Plans

OUAT season 4 SnowingWelcome back to a week of peddlers, eggs, and morally gray areas on Once Upon a Time. This week we finally find out just what Snow White and Prince Charming did to Maleficent, how Emma felt about it (spoiler: not great), and how much longer Regina can keep up her career in espionage. Also, weird confessions by Rumple, the revelation of Henry’s middle name and so much more. Listen to us discuss all of the finer points in this very tense OUAT episode.

  1. Welcome to episode 66 – here’s what’s on our mind this week!
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side
  4. Listener Letters
Remember, Once Upon a Time is on a break this coming Sunday, so we’ll see you on Thursday, April 9th for our bonus episode, and then back here on April 14th for our discussion about “Heart of Gold.”
– Amanda and Brittany
P.S. Sorry the podcast is posted a bit late in the day this week, but we think it will be worth your wait!

Episode 63: Unforgiven

Season 4 Prince Charming SNow WhiteFeeling unforgiven? Confused? Lied to? You’re not alone! Storybrooke is awash with dark secrets (and not to mention, some major sass from the Queens of Darkness themselves). This Once Upon a Time episode has proven that this season is off to a great start, with lots of villains and heroes and everything in between.

  1. Welcome to the second episode of OUAT 4B
  2. Our Top 5s (2:00)
  3. Lighter Side (45:00)
  4. Listener Letters (54:00)
  5. News (1:05:15)

Next week, we’ll find out who is a bad girl.

But before then, have you noticed that we have been podcasting on Thursdays? Yep, we’re doing that now! Every Thursday night, we’ll release a mini podcast episode (“Twice Upon a Podcast”) with our take on what is coming up that weekend on Once Upon a Time. Don’t miss out: be sure to subscribe so you can follow along. So, we’ll see you back here on Thursday!

-Amanda and Brittany

Episode 54: Shattered Sight

Evil Queen and Snow Queen in Shattered Sight

Farewell to the Snow Queen, and we missed you too, Evil Queen.

This penultimate episode of Once Upon a Time season 4A had a bittersweet (and Titanic-esque) goodbye to the amazing Snow Queen, which means we also had to say a sad farewell to the fantastic Elizabeth Mitchell. Nonetheless, we were satisfied by her overall story (and refreshing redemption), and discuss some possible implications this might have on other villains (particularly Regina) in the overall Once Upon a Time storyline. Plus, we laughed, we cried, then we laughed some more at cursed!Regina, Snow and Charming… we wish we had the directors’ cut of that sequence! Join us for an anything-but-subtle podcast discussion of this episode.

  1. Welcome to the show and Southernisms and Tweets
  2. Our Top 5s (4:55)
  3. The Lighter Side (1:01:10)
  4. Listener Letters (1:17:40)
  5. News and what’s coming up on Once Upon a Time in next week’s midseason finale! (1:27:50)
  6. Wrap-up, be sure to tune in next week! (1:41:20)

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Join us next week for what will undoubtedly be a tumultuous finale!

– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 32: There’s No Place Like Home (Part 2 of the season finale)

Season finale Once Upon a Time

The Charmings in the Season Finale

The epic conclusion of the season finale is here! Emma is meeting people she realizes she may care for more than she thought, we learn the baby’s name (Britt was wrong), there’s a wedding, there’s love after a long journey, and it’s never really as easy for Regina as we all hope it will be.

  1. We get right into it with our Top Fives (0:30)
  2. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke (37:30)
  3. Listener Letters and comments (45:35)
  4. Excerpts from next day interviews with Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis (56:25)
  5. That’s a wrap! A thank you to our listeners.

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Thank you all for sticking with us for 32 podcast episodes and 21 episodes of the show. We’ve had a blast this year and once we take a little vacation, can’t wait to come back this summer. You’ll be able to find us every other week until September!

If you enjoyed the podcast this season, it would really help us to know! Head over to iTunes and leave a review, or if words escape you, leave us a star rating. We appreciate it, we appreciate you all, and we hope you have a wonderful summer! See you in the fall!

– Amanda and Britt

Episode 29: A Curious Thing

snow white prince charming and regina

The second most powerful magic of all

Well, this Once Upon a Time episode had everything we weren’t expecting… and then some. Action-packed, emotion-filled, we flip-p(hon)ed out over it! Join us for a great conversation about everything from love and family to mommy power and of course those pesky flying monkeys and one delightfully crazy Rumple.

  1. Welcome to one of the last podcast episodes of season 3 (yikes)!
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke and our rating of the episode (with a new “heart” system)
  4. Listener Letters
  5. What’s coming up next on Once Upon a Time
  6. Thanks for joining us and see you back here next week to discuss the penultimate Once Upon a Time episode of the season.

– Amanda and Britt

Josh Dallas: David, Snow, and Emma

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming

Josh Dallas recently spoke to Buddy T.V. to talk about a variety of topics, including Snow and Charming’s relationship with their daughter, Emma.

On Emma’s acceptance of who she is and how that will change the family dynamic:

I think as far as Mary Margaret and David are concerned they always wanted to be her parents. They have always wanted to have that experience with her. And, Mary Margaret has always approached it differently than David. She’s always tried to push the subject and really try — “I want to be your mother. I want to do this. I want to try to make this right from this point on.”

And, David has always tried to step back and let Emma try to find it organically as much as he could while still supporting his wife’s decision to go forward and trying to make it more. But, I think we come to a conclusion throughout the first half of this season that we can never be her parents in that way, in that idealistic way that we would want to be her parents. We can never do that. It’s not going to be possible.
Read the entire article, including more thoughts on how Charming and Snow can never truly be mom and dad at the source.

Josh Dallas on Dream Shade Effects

Josh Dallas as the ailing Prince Charming

Josh Dallas as the ailing Prince Charming

Recently, tvfanatic.com asked Charming actor Josh Dallas just how bad the effects of the dream shade would be. We have a little of what Josh had to say:

“It’s going to be a long part of the journey. Of course, he’s going to be hit by the arrow, which is laced with Dream Shade! Dream Shade is a nasty, nasty, nasty deal. And he’s going to have a major secret on his hands that you’ll have to see whether he tells or not, whether he asks for help or not. […] This is the most concentrated form which we think would kill him quickly, but it works the opposite. So it’s a very slow, painful death, like cancer basically.”

To read everything he has to say about Dream Shade, Neverland, and suffering in silence, check out TV Fanatic’s entire interview.