This review contains spoilers.
4.3 Rocky Road
This week’s episode takes the typical Once fare, groan-worthy moments and all, and turns it into a winning formula. It’s a fast-paced, streamlined offering that doesn’t linger in one place long enough for excess padding or melodrama. Rocky Road makes me think that Once doesn’t need a major shake-up to improve. Its flaws would be negligible if its overall execution were better, as it was this week.
That’s not to say that focusing on one character or issue is a bad thing, but in this case, jumping around works very well. Snow is trying to balance motherhood and her new job as mayor. Rumple is still actively lying to Belle about the dagger, but Hook knows his secret. Hook is having drama with Emma,