I don’t know about you, but last Sunday’s Once Upon a Time episode, Lacey, seemed to suffer from too much exposition. But sometimes you just have to have an episode devoted to laying framework, and there were enough good moments to counter the feeling of explanation. Any time we’re treated to Gold and Regina sniping at each, I’m willing to forgive a great deal. Best moment? I’m torn between the Emma and Anton reunion, and the magical tire trace. Worst? Definitely realizing that once again an integral childhood character was heavily teased only to be completely underused.
However, Hook’s back, Regina’s scheming, and the magic beans are growing! The next episode looks like it will use the set up nature of Lacey to begin an exciting race through to the series final. Check out the promo and some photo teases from 2×20, The Evil Queen.
With the aid of Hook, Regina attempts to put a plan in motion that will help transport herself and Henry back to Fairytale land. But her plan revolves around a fail-safe that was planted within the curse, which if triggered could wipe Storybrooke off the map – and kill all of its inhabitants; and Emma’s suspicions about Tamara grow. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, the Evil Queen asks Rumplestiltskin to transform her into an unrecognizable peasant in order to kill an unsuspecting Snow White, with the twisted aim of earning the love and respect of her subjects, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.