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 97: Devil’s Due – Once Upon a Time

The adventures continue in Once Upon a Time’s Underbrooke (yes, that’s its official name now), this week with a character study on Rumplestiltskin. We talk about his troubled past marriage with Milah in the Enchanted Forest and the surprising heart-to-heart between Rumple and Milah in the present-day Underworld. Then we discuss the episode’s big plot twist – it’s payback time for Rumple! – and we wonder whether there’s any chance we’ll see a redemption arc for Rumplestiltskin, or will his happy news push him further into his Dark One comfort zone? Also, we discover that Emma, Snow and Regina are all slated to stay in Hades’ literal hellhole – spooky! All of that plus listener letters and our favorite zingy one-liners!

  1. Welcome back to the third episode of 5B!
  2. Our Top 5s (1:25)
  3. The Lighter Side and listener letters (44:30)
  4. It’s a wrap! ()

As always don’t forget to stop back on Thursday for our Twice Upon a Podcast peek at next Sunday’s OUAT episode, The Brothers Jones.

-Brittany and Amanda

Episode 95: Souls of the Departed – Once Upon a Podcast

Regina Mills in the underworld OUATOnce Upon a Time’s 100th episode was filled with exciting cameos in an eerie Underworld setting. Kicking off the episode, Neal comes back to let us know he’s not coming back. Then, Rumple’s Daddy issues are back to haunt him. But the real parental reunion comes with the appearance of Cora and some much-needed (and tearful) closure between Regina and her father. We enjoyed the midseason premiere and can’t wait to see more of what Hades has in store.

  1. Welcome back!
  2. Our Top 5s
  3. The Lighter Side and Listener Letters
  4. News about what’s coming up in the rest of the OUAT season

-Amanda and Brittany