Once Upon A Time season 5 goes on its winter holiday, but not before dragging its characters on a journey to the underworld...
This review contains spoilers.
5.11 Swan Song
‘What kind of man do you want to be?’ asks literally nearly everyone of Hook in the mid season finale of Once Upon A Time.
Hook is hell-bent on getting his revenge against the crocodile, even if it means others have to suffer for it to happen. Henry and his extended family (which is actually a lot) are all marked by Carron; Storybrooke’s local ferryman to the Underworld. They’ve all got a one-way ticket and Rumple, ever the optimist, informs them that there is no changing the destination. They will all be in the Underworld by the end of the night.
Everyone gives up pretty easily and accepts their fate, which feels like uncharacteristic behaviour to facilitate the plot.