Just when it appeared that Wicked would finally win, Regina sent Zelena into her own Oz spin-off, but she vowed to return. Will Greenie come clicking her heels back to Storybrooke any time soon? And will the little green bean get a name?
Zach: She'll be back for sure. I'm a bit disappointed that she didn't go to Underbrooke with the rest of the group because I would have loved to see Zelena and Cora finally meet and find out what Cora thinks of her abandoned daughter. Putting that aside, I'm sure that whatever they have planned for Zelena will be Oz-some. I have no idea what they will end up naming the baby but I get the feeling Zelena won't be involved in that decision.
Ashley: I hope she does. As much as I liked the idea of Zelena causing problems on the family trip to the underworld, the idea of her returning to an unprotected Storybrooke and having to tangle with the fairies is a fun idea. I just wish that Zelena could have had a confrontation with Cora in the underworld. And that baby's name is Pistachio, I will tolerate nothing else, haha.
Joanne: I definitely think Zelena will be back for her little green bean. She wants to raise the baby herself, and won't be cheated out of her rights by Regina. It may take her a while, but wicked always wins. I don't think she'll call the baby Forest, Kelly or Pistachio, but maybe Elpahba or Ivy would be nice.
Sam: As much as I love Zelena as comic relief, I really wish the whole baby-not-love-triangle never happened. I think sending her to Oz is only a temporary fix. She'll be back. Whatever name that baby gets, she'll always be Pistachio to me.
Laurie: It doesn’t seem as if this kid will ever get a name! And I don’t think Zelena will stay away long - although I was happy she was gone, at least for awhile. I think her plot line just muddies the waters, and her one-note take on evil was becoming predictable. Let her rest in Oz until the writers can figure out how to make her interesting again. Maybe we’ll get some great Outlaw Queen family scenes again!
1. What are your thoughts on Dark Hook? Did it meet your expectations? What do you think will happen next week?
Teresa: Totally met my expectations. I adored it beyond belief. It was terrible, horrible, brutal....in other words what a Dark One is! I've been waiting for Colin to have a moment like this for quite some time, and he didn't disappoint. One hell of a performance! I feel for CaptainSwan fans, that was the down-side. I could almost hear their collective hearts breaking. They got Rumbelled and Rumbelled good! Right in the gut! What will happen? I think he will literally knock himself straight into Hell next week.
Amy: He's just so bad!!! Bad in a fantastic way. I enjoy watching the badies at work, and the extra guyliner is super appreciated. I will say that my heart was just crushed for Emma when he called her an orphan. The one thing he knew would just truly stab at her heart. I'm very interested to see next week's finale and exactly how this plays out.
Lori: On one hand (no pun intended - well, maybe a little!) I thought it was hysterical to see him go all dark pirate - smarmy and disheveled with a perpetual-bad-hangover look. But on the other hand, it made me realize how Emma really did fight the darkness inside her. Her stoicism and tight-lipped mannerisms were all about control. So really, the two Dark Ones work well together as a contrast: Emma being the Savior with light magic was able to control the darkness more effectively, and Hook, having reveled in darkness and revenge for most of his pirate life, is letting it spill all over him like a broken cask of rum.
Mauri: It was shocking to see him being truly bad, but he didn't have Emma's Savior magic to keep the darkness from engulfing him. With him being a Dark One it's like moving from sober to going on a bender.
Francesca: I really do not like this storyline. They have gotten so far away from the initial fairy tales that making yet another character Dark is not interesting to watch. Too many shows these days deal with dark subject matters like revenge, murder and deception. The whole initial appeal of OUAT was that there was hope, adventure and love. This has been missing for some time now; although Colin did a great job performing as the new Dark Hook.