Even the name of tonight’s episode of Once Upon a Time is revealing. Devil’s Due… Immediate foreshadowing but I love it!
When we last left our heroes in the Underworld, they were killing Cerberus and angering Hades. Hades in retaliation has decided that for the 3 souls they’ve rescued, 3 of the rescue party would have to stay. As punishment for having hope, Hook would have to choose which of the three would stay.
Rumple casts a spell while searching for Bae, and discovers that Belle is preggo, (perfect timing since actress Emilie De Ravin just had her baby.) In a flash back, we see Rumple when he was mortal and married to Mila. Baelfire, was stricken by a snake who’s poison would kill him in 24 hours unless he had a magical antidote.
The shaman responsible for the cure wanted 100 gold pieces since they were poor, Mila’s advice was to come back kill the shaman and steal it. Rumple in his cowardly days, couldn’t bring himself to killing the man while he slept and instead bargained the life of his second born child to save the life of his first.
Rumple seeks Mila out to help them get to Hook in the underworld. She offers to help save Killian and meets Emma, the woman who single handedly bedded both her ex-lover and her son, and Henry’s grandmother. (Awkward)
Her souls aura helps get them to Hook who is dangling dangerously close to the river of lost souls. Emma rescues him in the nick of time but Hades comes in with a double cross of his own. Rumple has been trying to get home to Belle since they arrived; Hades who appreciates the Dark Ones penchant for death and destruction offers him a deal.
Destroy the boat that got the group to Hook and he would be sent home. Rumple, casts Mila into the river of lost souls and does as he is asked. Only to be betrayed by Hades in the end. Seems Rumple returned to the shaman, and killed him after possibly impregnating Cora. It nullified the contract they had in the mortal worlds however, in the Underworld it did nothing at all.
Emma gets Hook back to the group, and Regina attempts the heart splitting spell that saved James but it doesn’t work. Hades has chosen the 3 souls to remain in the underworld, and plans to keep Emma, Regina and Snow White prisoner there.
This is shaping up to be quite the adventure, I wonder how our heroes will make it out now. I guess we’ll find out next week @ 8pm!