ONCE UPON A TIME:1.16 “Heart of Darkness”
KT is heading into the woods.
Is it just me, or did adding a little more darkness to Snow White make her twice as interesting?
To be fair, disclaimer #1 here is that I missed the first couple months of the show, so I’m not operating with all the information, and disclaimer #2 is that “yes, it’s cheating, but it’s twu wuv, so it’s really okay!” plotlines just leave me cold. So up to now, Snow White and Mary Margaret just haven’t been much of a draw for me.
And it’s not that I think she actually killed Kathryn — I’m pretty confident that Regina is setting her up — it’s the way she’s reacting to the accusations. Especially toward the end of the episode, her demeanor has changed and we’re starting to see a gritty determination from her that I think will take this character to some interesting places.
I was very surprised when Emma announced that DNA testing revealed the heart to really be Kathryn’s. The metaphor is apt — here’s the literal heart of a woman who had her figurative heart broken by her unfaithful husband — but I really expected it to be an animal heart (like the one the huntsman takes back to the Queen in place of Snow White’s in the original tale).
I’ve been increasingly drawn into this show lately. I really liked the twist they put on Little Red Riding Hood, and I’m eager to find out more about how Regina came to have Beauty committed as a mental patient.
The March Madness brackets Raked has put together suggest we’ve got more than a few Once Upon a Time fans here. What do you guys think about Mary Margaret behind bars — and what do you think she’ll do now that she’s escaped?!