#ShowsWeLove: Once Upon A Time: Season 5 Episode 12 – Souls of the Departed

On tonight’s Once Upon A Time, spring premiere, we venture into the underworld in search of Hook’s soul. Emma plans to split her heart in two like her parent’s in order to bring him back to the world of the living. AOUAT 5X12UNDERWORLDORIG noble deed for sure, except the underworld is crawling with lost souls who’s unfinished business is likely a member of our rescue party.

Emma and Neil relive a nostalgic moment in her old yellow car. Neil, who is in a “happier place” and as a result couldn’t have returned from death anyway; warns Emma to turn back . Of course, choosing true love she presses on.

Cruella Deville is seen driving her trademark hellmobile through a red tinged doppelgänger of Storybrook. James the deceased evil twin of our Prince Charming (David), uses his twinning skills to steal a kiss from Snow White before disappearing out the back door of Granny’s.

Peter Pan is holding up in Gold’s shop and as usual is attempting to trade places with one of the team members so he can return to the surface world. His selfishness still in tact, he offers a potion to aid the group in rescuing Hook.

Cora who’s  unfinished business should be earning the forgiveness of Regina, attempts to save her by threatening to kill her father Henry, who’s down there ONLY because Regina crushed his heart. Regina plans to heed her mother’s advice to save her father from more torment.

The gang uses the potion found from Gold’s shop to locate Hook who looks like he’s been OUAT 5X12CORAdeflecting punches with that gorgeous face of his. He is unable to hear their cries and fades away. Regina’s father can hear and see her just fine and advises Regina to ignore her mother’s threats.

Regina chooses to stay in the Underworld, a decision that forces Cora’s hand and as she does as she promised, the gates of (Heaven?) open welcoming Henry Mills senior into the luminescent world beyond. This information let’s our group know that all of the souls in Limbo can be saved and the group plans to save as many as they can while searching for Hook.

This displeases leader of the underworld and reason for Cora’s treachery, Hades. Who punishes Cora for her failure by returning her to the ragged life of a Miller’s daughter and sending her away. As the episode closes we are able to see that this Hades is very close to the Disney Hercules animated character complete with sarcastic quips and flaming Blue hair.

 

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More about tonight’s bad guy: Hades COMING SOON!

Next week Snow White and Hercules attempt to get past Cerberus!

What do you think of the Underworld so far?

 

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