"Once upon a Time" viewers who stopped watching the series for any reason should get on board again. Magic is back in Storybrooke and things are now better than ever.
In "Broken," Once upon a Time Season 2 premiere, Rumpelstiltskin shows there are more tricks up his sleeves. The cliffhanger with Snow White, Emma, Mulan and Sleeping Beauty is as outstanding as the episode opener is madly intriguing.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, of the drama series "Once Upon A Time," arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles
Rumpelstiltskin aka Mr Gold is far from done yet. But with Bella staying by his side, maybe there is still some hope for him.
Spoiler alert: The following text contains light spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Here are the Top 10 highlights of "Once Upon a Time" Season 2 premiere, "Broken."
10. A man receives a special delivery postcard from Storybrooke. Only one word was written, and the man seems to understand it perfectly.
9. Snow White/Mary Margaret jumps into catching up with her daughter. But Emma is not as enthusiastic. Henry calls Prince Charming/David "grandpa," and he does not protest.
8. A mob of people rallied to Regina's mansion. The Evil Queen freaks out when she realizes she does not have the power to stop them. But Henry tells everyone, "She is still my mother." Emma is moved, and not in a hurt or jealous way.
7. Prince Philip finds Sleeping Beauty in a ruined magic land. Princess Aurora is shocked to find out her prince has fought many battles with a woman named Mulan.
6. Rumpelstiltskin summons a dark being that steals souls. It goes after Regina. Belle is disappointed at Rumpel. She decides to go on a long walk. Then she comes back to tell Rumpel that she is staying.
5. The Evil Queen, Prince Charming, Snow White and Emma work together against the dark power.
4. The Evil Queen gets her power back the moment Emma touches her. Snow White and Emma are whirled by magic into - "I have no idea," says Regina.
3. The Evil Queen attacks Prince Charming, but then Henry arrives just in time.
2. Princess Aurora watches the dark creature take away the very soul of Prince Philip. She later learns that there are others who got stuck in the magic land and there is a haven for her and Mulan to run to.
1. Cliffhanger: Emma and Snow White are unconscious. Mulan and Princess Aurora finds them.
Speculations and Questions
The man at the beginning of the episode is never seen again throughout the episode. Could he be Rumpelstiltskin's son?
How about Emma? How did she help Regina activate magic in the Mad Hatter's hat?
It does seem The Evil Queen does not have a choice. Henry wants Emma and Snow White back. She either makes it happen, or she stays away from him. What will happen next?
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