Once Upon a Time 6×19 has Rumple digging into his past to find his mother’s deepest secret. Meanwhile, Regina is set on teaching big sis how to drive.
As the final battle looms closer, Rumple had to take a step back in time to find out the truth behind why his mother left him. Why she gave him up to be raised by a father that never gave him the light of day? Questions often asked by children that grow up in the system, whose parents couldn’t care for them for one reason or another. Emma finds herself relating to Rumple in this sense. She too was given up, but her parents did it for her well being.
Rumple’s in depth longing for his mother is natural. Who wouldn’t want their mother’s love? He denies it, of course, being vulnerable is not at all Rumple’s strong suit; but deep down, there are moments that we see he wants his mother’s love and affection. So much so that he is willing to let everyone think he’s banished his mother and is on the side of good, again. Oh Rumple, why?! You were doing so well.
Robert Carlyle was absolutely incredible, as per usual. The emotions that he brought to Rumple, during the scenes with Jaime Murray where it was clear that little boy that wanted his mommy was sitting on that bench. As well as when he was with Gideon (Giles Matthey) in the dream world, and when he got his heart back. Seeing him cherish this family that he has tried so hard for just made you want to throw something at the TV when he showed his true colors. Again. Come on, Rumple. You better have something up your sleeve for letting her stick around. Carlyle hit it out of the park with his performance last night.
Mommy issues seem to stem the worst of the villains. Regina and Zelena being prime examples as they both had to deal with Cora’s unorthodox ways. They have come far though, and Zelena is back at her sister’s house with baby Robin trying to learn how to do things the muggle way, without magic. Including driving a car.
Funniest shit ever. I’m sure Lana Parrilla and Rebecca Mader had a blast filming that scene. Zelena learning to drive the other stick is one of the best doses of comedy this show has offered up. However, why a stick? Wouldn’t an automatic car have been a smarter choice to start off with? Hell I still can’t drive stick, kudos to everyone that can though.
Aside from the comedic points, the utter trust that has slowly built up between these two is wonderful. Granted, Zelena has done some real shit… Baby Robin’s conception… but, they do have Cora to blame for all their original short comings. After “Sisters” they had a turn around when they realized that they weren’t destined to hate each other. Last week, after Zelena’s sacrifice, everything turned for the better. At the end of the day they are blood relatives and she is the only blood relative that Regina has left.
Their relationship hasn’t been the easiest by far, but seeing them defend each other and care is a sight to see. Zelena rolling in to knock out the Black Fairy before she could do anything more to her sister was wonderful. Her driving though, I wouldn’t put a kid in that car. She has a Cruella-esque way of car which is quite frightening, unless of course you need her to hit someone with it. The chemistry between Parrilla and Mader has really fueled this bond. Without that underlying chemistry this relationship would have been difficult to get on board with.
Other noteworthy moments:
- Bringing Evil isn’t born, it’s made full circle. The Black Fairy was the start of all dark magic and she was made to be evil. Her desire to protect her kid left her to do something that was horrible and eventually started this endless cycle of evil being created. (Unless you’re Cruella, because she was just terrible for the hell of it and literally the best thing ever.)
- Ginnifer Goodwin’s moment of portraying the Black Fairy. Seeing Ginny playing evil, even for a moment is mind baffling. She’s Snow White, her sweet persona makes it so difficult to see her as an evil witch.
- The Blue Fairy claiming her dominion over the fairies. Keegan has totally rocked this character and made her the shady ho that she is, but seeing her in full on HBIC mode is always a delight.
- Granny nearly losing it at Regina for trying to tear her place apart.
Overall, the episode was solid. The acting was phenomenal on all counts and the comedic aspects really played in well. Next week, the musical episode that everyone has asked for years… of course they’ve turned it into a wedding for CS. Really? I’ll hold off any judgment until I see it.
Join us on GossipandGab.com for ABC’s Once Upon a Time season six news, previews and episode reviews! Bookmark us or friend us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest updates. You can also follow me on Twitter.1 of 1