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There's No Place Like Home 

Emma and Hook attempt to rectify the mistakes they made in the Enchanted Forest of the past and find their way back to Storybrooke in the present.



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In the conclusion of two-part episode that serves as the season three finale, Emma and Hook must find a way to return to Storybrooke, but in their quest to return, they have to find a way not to interfere or tamper with the events that lead up to the first curse, or else they risk altering the entire timeline, and could end up warping the future existence of everyone involved, including Emma, Hook, as well as Emma's family back in present-day Storybrooke. Written by Dao Dinh Gia Bao

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11 May 2014 (USA)  »

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One of the items in Rumpelstiltskin's vault of uncontrollable/dangerous items is the statue of Pazuzu from The Exorcist. See more »


In the flashback to Portland, 2001, Neil and Emma carry coffee in the iconic Anthora coffee cups which have been widely used in New York City since the 1960s. These cups are seen as props on TV shows and movies set New York City, but not for those set in the Pacific Northwest. See more »


Emma Swan: You traded your ship for me?
Captain Hook: [nods] Aye...
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References Frozen (2013) See more »

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With Emma correcting the past and returning to the future, she inadvertently gives rise to one villain, and leads to the introduction of what maybe another.
18 May 2014 | by (https://wherever-i-look.com) – See all my reviews

Let me just say the ending makes me roll my eyes so hard. If just because everything was setup so nicely that this could have been a series finale. Everything was fixed, everyone had someone and was in love, and then we learn Emma ruined it. Though considering how frustrating I have always found this series, why am I not surprised the final moments wouldn't only ruin things for one character, but introduce a possible villain who is part of a vastly overrated movie. More on that below.

Topic 1: Back to the Present – Emma, Snow, Hook and Charming

With Emma captured, Hook is ready to gear up for a rescue mission and get back his girl. The one who he would go to the ends of the earth for, even if he isn't fully sure she'd do the same. Thing is though, being the Emma has fond memories of breaking into places, and connecting, with Neal, she remembers she knows how to pick a lock, and with this she gives herself, and another prisoner, freedom. Which ruins Hook's rescue, but with Snow trying to take Regina on, while one rescue ends up being a slight dud, a new one pops up.

Issue is, after Regina captured Snow, she goes for an immediate execution by burning her at the stake, something which is done too quickly for Emma and company to stop Regina, leaving Snow seemingly dead and Emma on borrowed time before the time line catches up. Or so we are lead to believe. You see, Snow's dark fairy dust she used only a bit in an attempt to stop Regina, and the rest she used to save herself. And thanks to the power of the Blue Fairy, who sees through Emma's lies but keeps her secret, Snow is back to normal and all the main points of her and Charming's story are allowed to happen.

Leaving Hook, Emma, and this unnamed woman, off to Rumple's castle. Though not before knocking the unnamed woman out because she was becoming such a hassle. Issue is though, besides taking someone to the present and not knowing what effect that may have, Rumple seemingly can't make a time traveling potion. He can make one to forget all Emma told him about meeting his son, but not make a time travel potion, spell or what have you. This isn't to say though Emma can't. He gives her a wand he mentioned in the last episode and says that if she has magic, she can reverse the spell. However, with Emma seeing her powers as gone, and Rumple trapping the two of them in the place he keeps magic too powerful for even him, they seem trapped for eternity.

That is until Emma gets the point of all that has happened and realizes that she has finally found a home in Storybrooke, a connection to her parents, and maybe even Hook. With this realization, her powers comeback and power the wand, allowing her to open a time portal and escape. Hook and the unnamed woman go first, and before Emma can join them, Rumple grabs her. In these final moments in his castle, he asks why she was hesitant in speaking on Neal, and she admits the fact Neal dies. He forgives Rumple, but he dies. And you can see Rumple going through his thoughts about how he can save Neal, but Emma reminds him of the future that can happen if he changes things. So, oddly admitting defeat, Rumple lets her go and drinks the forgetting potion. Leaving us with a slightly funny scene of him wondering why he is in the basement.

Topic 2: All Is Joyful – Emma/ Hook; Regina/Robin Hood; Snow/ Charming; Rumple/ Belle

With Emma's return comes her storming into Grannies and embracing her parents and proclaiming she isn't going anywhere. Also, it is revealed her new baby brother will be named Neal, a sentiment surely not lost on Mr. Gold. And with this happy moment comes many others. Hook finally gets that kiss he has been vying for; Rumple and Belle get married by the well which the curse came from; Snow and Charming are in bliss; and Regina finally has found love, and a family. Well, until we are introduced to who Emma brought back anyway.

Topic 3: The Big Reveal – A Witch & A Lady

Introducing Maid Marian, Robin Hood's wife, his son's mother, and the woman who immediately kills off Regina's happiness. Seemingly making Regina ready to do another 180 degree turn, which Henry will surely undo, for she is upset Emma, like Snow, took away her seemingly last chance of happiness. But, it seems she won't be the only villain to worry about. An urn looking thing came with Emma and co. from the past, and rather than seep out a green ooze and mist, it is blue. The ooze centers itself in the middle of the summoning area and up rises the queen from Frozen. Making it seem amongst the tons of villains they could have chosen, they rather pick the newest one. Though I do feel a bit strange with her arrival, if just because Zelena's defeat seemed so odd. Her body shattered, her pendant activated the curse, and now the Frozen queen appears. And to me, if Zelena is truly gone, that has to be the saddest defeat of a villain on this show since Cora. Hopefully the queen from Frozen does better.

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