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Heart of Darkness 

Mary Margaret hires Gold as her attorney when she is arrested for the suspected murder of Kathryn, while flashbacks show Charming try to find Snow, whose memory is clouded by Rumplestiltskin's potion.

Director:

Dean White

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer Morrison ... Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills / Evil Queen
Josh Dallas ... Prince Charming / David Nolan
Eion Bailey ... August W. Booth
Jared Gilmore ... Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Raphael Sbarge ... Dr. Archie Hopper / Jiminy Cricket (voice)
Robert Carlyle ... Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Lee Arenberg ... Grumpy
Meghan Ory ... Red Riding Hood / Ruby Lucas
Michael Coleman ... Happy
Faustino Di Bauda ... Sleepy
Edward Foy ... Black Knight
David Avalon ... Doc (as David-Paul Grove)
Jeffrey Kaiser Jeffrey Kaiser ... Dopey
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Storyline

Mary Margaret hires Mr. Gold as her attorney when Emma is forced to arrest her for the suspected murder of David's wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, Prince Charming sets out to stop a determined and unhinged Snow White, whose memory is still clouded by Rumplestiltskin's potion, from assassinating the Evil Queen. Written by ABC Publicity

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Kitsis/Horowitz,ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Mary Margaret Blanchard: The heating vent? Emma, I don't even know where the heating vent in my bedroom is!
Emma Swan: Well, someone did. And they put a hunting knife in there. I checked for signs of a break-in, but there weren't any.
Mary Margaret Blanchard: You don't believe me?
Emma Swan: Of course I do. But what I think doesn't matter. The evidence is piling up by the hour.
Mary Margaret Blanchard: Okay, what are you saying?
Emma Swan: I'm saying you should think about hiring a lawyer.
Mr. Gold: [entering] An excellent idea.
Mary Margaret Blanchard: Mr. Gold.
Emma Swan: What are you doing here?
Mr. Gold: Offering my legal services.
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Snow White's story arc continues in this riveting episode

Heart of Darkness is another great episode and continues the story arc for Snow White after the events of 7:15 where she left Charming by telling him that she doesn't love him by the order of The King. My only quibble is that the dialog is a mixed bag. Some of it is really engaging and smart particularly with Snow White and Charming as well as the scene where Mary Margaret is forced to admit that she killed Kathryn after hiring Gold as her lawyer. However, some of it is really corny (Although I do like the reference "With A Smile and A Song" from the Disney cartoon. Kudos.). Everything else turned out fine.

The performances are still good, the dialog is still good, the story's well-written, the script's nice, the pacing is much tighter, the music score/scenery are still beautiful and the directing improved over the course of the episode. So, overall, another great episode and only six episode left until I'm done reviewing this season.


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