Once Upon a Time: Season 1, Episode 2

The Thing You Love Most (30 Oct. 2011)

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Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life; information about the Evil Queen's curse comes out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Charming / David Nolan (credit only)
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Doc (as David Paul Grove)


Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life; information about the Evil Queen's curse comes out.

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Regina offers Emma a Honeycrisp apple but the apple she hands her is a Red Delicious. See more »


Regina Mills: [Seeing Emma destroying the apple tree] What the hell are you doing!
Emma Swan: Picking Apples.
Regina Mills: You're out of your mind!
Emma Swan: No you are if you think a shoddy frame job is enough to scare me off. You're going to have to do better than that. You come after me one more time I'm coming back for the rest of this tree. Because sister you have no idea what I'm capable of. Your move.
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The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more »


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Performed by Cat Stevens
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The Real Housewives of Storybrooke
2 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

We're stuck somewhere down in the depths between Desperate Housewives and a somewhat decent made for TV SyFy channel movie (yes, they exist). I found myself doing other things whenever the plot shifted to Maine. It was just too melodramatic without any good reason to endure, both for me and for the lead actress. Why stay in this town where everyone is trying to get rid of you? For a kid you just met a few days ago who might be your son, or might be just nuts? After the first episode I figured she'd opt for a paternity test at least but as this show progressed it just made less and less sense why she would endure this at all, certainly not without a more compelling reason than a runaway's fairy tale. She's a bail bondsman with inside knowledge of the legal network underbelly and she has yet to even crack a computer to Google this town, or try any outside research at all for that matter.

Even in the fantasy realm it was a little thick. When a group brainstorm session of the dark side Elrond Council of Twelve meets to discuss evil payback and the key focus is trying to talk the queen out of it... suddenly they seem more slightly miffed rather than evil. And they can't avoid a moving tree? These guys aren't that tough, or evil, or even smart. They're melodramatic to a fault though.

There were moments, to be sure. Rumplestiltskin on either side is entertaining. The set-up between he and the queen was good. The sheriff continues to interest me. If only there were some logic thrown in here to tie it together somehow. They've planted a great seed but just aren't cultivating it properly yet.

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