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A Land Without Magic 

Emma and Regina are forced to work together in order to save Henry's life, while flashbacks show Charming's mission to save Snow's life after escaping from the Evil Queen.



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Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)


With Henry under a sleeping curse, Emma begins to understand what's really going on in the town of Storybrooke as she risks everything to save her son. Meanwhile flashbacks reveal Prince Charming's quest to save Snow White come to a close as he must face the Powerful Sorceress Maleficent who is trapped as a dragon...

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13 May 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The object/animal/person in this episode is The Dark Curse. See more »


[first lines]
Prince Charming: I will find you, Snow. I will always find you.
Black Knight No. 1: Be hard to do that without your head.
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An emotional and epic way to end the first season
31 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Land Without Magic is not only another classic episode, but it's a solid ending to the first season. There's not a single problem that I do have with this episode because this episode really satisfied me.

The acting continue to be solid. Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parrilla both give their emotional performances as they are both worried that Henry might die if they don't find the cure to heal Henry of the death sleep. Also, Robert Carlyle continues to steal the scene as Rumpelstiltskin and never ceases to amaze me every time he appears on screen.

The writing is really good with every moment that doesn't feel too sappy or mawkish, the pacing, again, is great and doesn't rush or feel too slow. The directing and editing is really neat, but the best part is the action sequence where Emma fights the dragon while Prince Charming fights the same creature in the Enchanted Forest filled with suspense and tension and the ending where Henry is healed and it did leave me teary-eyed. It teaches us that True Love's Kiss conquers all. Also, it leaves a cliffhanger for the events that would happen in the 2nd season and it interested me.

So, overall, A Land Without Magic is another classic episode and succeeds in every way possible. Can't wait to review the next season. :)

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