Honestly, this episode actually surprised me! While the other 2 episodes have been pretty mediocre, this one wasn't all that bad. It was interesting to see Will's backstory with Robin Hood along with a glimpse of his relationship with Anastasia. I also loved the addition of Maleficent as she hadn't been seen or mentioned since season 2 & it felt rather nice to see Kristen van Bauer Straten reprise the role, even if it was just a voiceover! I also quite liked the Wonderland scenes, even if the visual effects are still pretty bad &. I even enjoyed the Grendel with his sad backstory with his wife dying & the story behind his disfigurement & it made it that much sadder when Jafar killed him as, well, all he wanted was his love back. Alice & Will were also enjoyable to watch & I also liked seeing more of the Caterpillar & his rather eccentric personality. I did have a few issues though, like the fact the Red Queen being Anastasia was pretty predictable, Robin Hood didn't get much screen time as I thought he would & I felt that they tried to cram in a bit too much into the episode. However, overall, I actually enjoyed this episode & that's actually saying a lot!
It feels so nice to have flashbacks in the Enchanted Forest!
Hi Robin Hood! Nice to see some characters from OUAT for once!
So the Knave is Will Scarlett! Rather interesting!
*Sighs* Just when I thought the green screen couldn't get more distracting...
Rather interesting what the forget me knot does!
OK, eating in front of a famished prisoner isn't evil, that's just childish!
Didn't expect the Underland to look like that! Hey, at least the land itself isn't called Underland like Tim Burton's version!
Interesting that Maleficent is mentioned!
Who wants to bet the woman in bed is his beloved Anastasia?
Hmm! Rather nice design!
Rather funny that they suggest a Sarlacc to attack Alice & Will!
OK, that doesn't look very welcoming...
Woah! So that's the Grendel from Beowulf...
And he's gonna cook them?!
Actually surprised with how much I remember of Maleficent's castle from 1x02/1x22!
Didn't expect the forget me knot to look like that!
Wait a minute...so he has a tragic backstory!
At least someone can feel empathy for him!
So that's a Bandersnatch...not gonna lie, it does look creepy!
Well, at least Alice didn't have to use up a wish! Smart thinking!
Pretty big sacrifice considering what he did to get the knot!
Good of you Robin to let him go!
...I hate you Jafar!
OK...rather big action considering what they did to get it & the possible consequences!
Why am I not surprised that the Red Queen turned out to be Anastasia?
I have to say, I think I'll like them as a couple!