TV Fanatics Jim Garner, Christine Laskodi, Allison Nichols and Amanda Steinmetz are joined by Gareth from Once Upon a Fan to debate Emma’s ability to fight the darkness, Merida’s appearance in the Enchanted Forest and their favorite couple after watching "The Dark Swan.
Did you think Emma would be able to fight off becoming the Dark One?
Jim: It was touch and go there at the beginning before her family showed up. Though things got better once Family got involved.
Christine: When the episode started, I had a lot of hope that maybe it would be a one-off type of thing and that she would fight it off. Emma has always been incredibly strong, so it seemed to be something that was probable. But as everything unfolded with her and Rumple, and she got to feel the darkness, it was obvious where it was going.
Allison: I always knew at some point, she would give in. It would have been really lame to have this twist without Emma ever actually going dark. I'm really enjoying watching her struggle to fight it off. I'm curious about what finally pushes her into the darkness.
Gareth: I had a feeling the darkness would end up taking control. I think it might be like the ring in Lord of the Rings. The longer Emma is tethered to the dagger, the more it wields it's will over her. Something has obviously happened to Emma during her time in Camelot which has pushed her over the edge. She clearly blames the residents of Storybrooke for something. The flashbacks in Camelot should be interesting this year. I can't wait to find out what went down.
Amanda: It was always a possibility that should would, but that would have been terrible considering the show's promotion of Emma becoming the Dark One. I'm excited to see this side of her, and to watch the darkness battle it out with the light inside of her.
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"The Price" - In an effort to protect Emma, Regina steps up in a surprising way that will test her mettle as a force for good. King Arthur and Queen Guinevere throw a royal ball to welcome the heroes to Camelot, but when the celebration takes a deadly turn, David and Robin must leap into action or lose a crucial asset in the fight to save Emma. Back in Storybrooke, Hook deploys a tried-and-true technique in hopes of bringing Emma back to the light while the heroes discover that some unexpected baggage has followed them home from Camelot, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Guest stars include Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, Andrew Jenkins as Percival, Olivia Steele Falconer as Violet, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Michael Coleman as Happy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Mig Macario as Bashful and Raphael Alejandro as Roland.
"The Price" was written by Andrew Chambliss & Dana Horgan, and directed by Romeo Tirone.
In case you missed it, Meghan Ory is returning to Once Upon A Time in her role as Ruby/Red Riding Hood in season 5, news which made Oncer social media platforms explode with excitement. To coincide with this news comes the release of Wendy Toliver’s novel Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale, a new chapter about Storybrooke’s favorite werewolf. To celebrate, Once Upon A Fan has teamed up with Hyperion Teens and their #FairyTale2pt0 campaign to host a special giveaway for the winner of our "Dark Swan in Camelot" Cover-Art Contest!
Here is the description of Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale:
Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up the house and hiding during Wolfstime is a means of survival. Red help's Granny with Granny's baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of "control" as she discovers she has a hot temper when the "mean girls" push her too far. ("When we learn to control it, we needn't fear it," Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she received her cloak and the nickname "Red." Plagued by nightmares she doesn't understand and a temper she can't control, Red struggles to save Granny's troubled business and to nurture her budding romance with Peter, even as the betrayal of her classmates awakens the wolf within.
About the Author:
Wendy Toliver is the award-winning author of four YA novels: The Secret Life Of A Real-Life Siren, Miss Match, Lifted, and OnceUpon A Time: Red's Untold Tale. She lives in the Utah mountains with her three sons, two cats, two dogs and one husband. She enjoys reading, hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, watching movies, sweet-potato fries, Halloween and daydreaming.
So now you’re probably asking, what are the prizes?
One (1) winner receives one of each of the following:
• a copy of Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale
• a $50 Visa gift card
• a FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank top, notepad, cosmetic pouch and pillow.
Samples and prizing are provided by Disney-Hyperion, U.S. addresses only.
Here are the rules, how you enter, and how you win:
Design a Facebook banner and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Red Giveaway” in the subject line.
Submissions can be digital or hand-drawn, and can include any characters you want, but they must include references to the Dark Swan and Camelot; any submissions missing these two elements will be disqualified. The contest begins at 12pm on Monday September 28 and ends at 12pm on Monday, October 19.
The winner will be chosen by the Once Upon A Fan staff and announced on our website, Facebook and Twitter on Friday October 23. The Once Upon A Fan cover art will be updated on Monday October 25. (Contest is open to U.S. residents only.)
Best of luck to everyone!
For more fairy tale re-tellings, check out the FAIRY TALE 2.0 campaign, where A Whole New World and A Frozen Heart await you. Follow the #FairyTales2pt0 hashtag to find other giveaways across the web!
Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale was released on September 22, 2015 and is available in bookstores and online retailers.
Wind whips through sails as I step foot onto a pirate ship for the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Marked Men party. There are many costumed partygoers in attendance, mermaids and a plethora of pirates among them. There are also fair maidens dressed as princesses, though not of the Disney variety. Or are they?
As I make my way downstairs to the third level, there are microphones in place and band members standing at the ready. The lights change as a familiar-looking pirate steps out from a back area and makes his way to the stage. He approaches a mic, then moves to a second. waving his hooked hand. Looking up at the audience above him, he smiles. “‘Ello, mates! Welcome to the Marked Men party, on board my Jolly Roger. Just one second, please.” He stops and takes a swig from his jug, shouting spiritedly after he finishes. “Normally you won’t find this on ABC, but we’re not on ABC, are we?” he asks the crowd.
No. This is not ABC, nor is this an episode of the network’s series Once Upon A Time. This is Once Upon A Time: The Rock Opera.