Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”

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Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
ROBERT CARLYLE, EMILIE DE RAVIN

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) ROBERT CARLYLE, EMILIE DE RAVIN

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
ROBERT CARLYLE, EMILIE DE RAVIN

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) ROBERT CARLYLE, EMILIE DE RAVIN

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
ROBERT CARLYLE

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) ROBERT CARLYLE

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
EMILIE DE RAVIN, ROBERT CARLYLE

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) EMILIE DE RAVIN, ROBERT CARLYLE

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
JENNIFER MORRISON, GILES MATTHEY

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) JENNIFER MORRISON, GILES MATTHEY

Once Upon A Time 6×16 Pictures “Mother’s Little Helper”
ROBERT CARLYLE

ONCE UPON A TIME - "Mother's Little Helper" - 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, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) ROBERT CARLYLE

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.

Lissete Lanuza Sáenz

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Lawyer. Dreamer. Geek. Eternal optimist. Fangirl since the dawn of time. Hates the color yellow, olives and cigarettes. Has a recurring nightmare where she’s forced to choose between sports and books. Falls in love with fictional characters.

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