We’re only three episodes into the third season of ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and it’s definitely kicked off to an eventful and magical start! This season the show, based on some of our favorite fairytale characters, takes Snow White, Emma and the gang on a conquest through the Never Land to find and rescue Henry. Unlike in the Disney depiction, Never Land is far from a dream come true, and Peter Pan isn’t this whimsical little boy with great hopes and dreams. In the midst of this great adventure, we encounter new characters like Tinker Bell, a bitter fairy cast away into the jungle and the Lost Boys, Pan’s orphaned gang.
Although it is merely the beginning of the season, exciting things have already happened. Baelfire or Neil has returned to Neverland in pursuit of Henry, Charming incidentally has been poked by a poisonous thorn, which should be killing him in a matter of days, and Henry has seemingly begun to transform into another brainwashed member of the lost boy clan. In the next episode, however, things are going to get a little hotter in the romantic department.
That’s right the somewhat sexual tension between and Emma and bad boy, Captain Hook starts to come to an all time high, which will end in a passionate kiss according to next week’s preview. Although most of us could see this coming, it seems a little unusual that a show, which thrives off of the idea of true love and fate would turn in this direction. Before the end of the second season, Emma and Neil had admitted their love for each other. And although Neil supposedly died after being shot and sucked into a portal to the Enchanted Forest, we all assumed Emma would pine for him the rest of her days.
While she still might love him, it looks like she’s moved on pretty quickly. Nevertheless, it is unsure where the writers will go with this. It’s quite possible that Hook will fall victim to Emma’s charm or will break her heart yet again. It’s even more likely that on the conquest to find Henry, Emma and Neil will meet again and a vicious love triangle will develop. Who knows what will happen the rest of the season, but it’s definitely something to stay tuned for!