As Graham makes Emma a deputy, a mysterious sinkhole appears at the edge of town and Henry's life is placed in danger, while flashbacks show Jiminy Cricket's yearning to leave the family business.


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As Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, the ground shakes and a giant sinkhole mysteriously appears at the edge of town. But a curious Henry's life is placed in danger when he decides to explore the innards of the sinkhole to see if its contents can link the inhabitants of Storybrooke to the fairytale world. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world, Jiminy Cricket yearns to leave the family business and transform into the person he wants to be. Written by ABC Publicity

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27 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Martin and Myrna are dressed very similarly to the fox and the cat, from the Disney animated film Pinocchio (1940). See more »


Archie Hopper: Why do you think it's so important that your... your fairy tale theory is true?
Henry Mills: I don't know.
Archie Hopper: Give it a shot.
Henry Mills: 'cause... this can't be all there is.
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Easily a much better episode in the first season (but not the only one)
1 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As far as some episodes from other TV shows go, That Still Small Voice represents an example of an episode of the first season of a successful show that is certainly much better than I expected it to be. Sure, it does have it's stilted moments, but that's the only quibble I have. Everything else is done perfectly. It does have the beautiful visuals, the excellent acting, and much more fresh dialog along with a really good story, but the best thing that makes this episode much better is:

The exploration of Dr. Hopper/Jiminy Cricket's origins on how he became the talking cricket we know from the Disney cartoon which makes it really compelling and it sets up to what might happen next for the main protagonists. Even the chemistry between Dr. Hopper and Henry is spot on with a solid script to along with it. And the scene where Dr. Hopper stands up to Regina to let him be himself and let him do the things his conscience tells him to. LOL to that scene.

Overall, a really much better episode in the first season of Once Upon A Time, but it's not the only one as there are other better episodes to review.

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