Well, it’s time to put the Captain Swan angst (though hopefully not the reunion) aside for an episode, and focus on the bad guy with good reasons – Gideon. Or, at least, focus on his quest to end the Black Fairy, once and for all.
It’s hard to feel any sort of sympathy for the Black Fairy at this point – we’ve heard/seen nothing good from her. And yet, is Emma really going to do what Gideon asks? Is that how Hook will end up coming home (because he’s coming home, for sure), or will he find his own way back?
We’re partial to the second option.
Here are the pictures and synopsis for “Mother’s Little Helper” (yay, Snow and Emma!) as we wait for this Sunday and the return of the Black Fairy and a possible Captain Swan reunion.
The synopsis for the episode reads as follows:
Gold and Belle convince Emma to help Gideon, explaining that together they can stop the Black Fairy. Henry experiences a disorienting shift in his powers that forces Regina to seek counsel from the previous Author. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land, Hook attempts to win the assistance of an old adversary by betting his most prized possession on a game of cards. And, in a flashback, the Black Fairy tortures young Gideon in hopes of molding him into the perfect apprentice.
See you next Sunday for “Mother’s Little Helper,” Oncers and remember to join us for the live-tweet at @fangirlishness
Once Upon A Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.