After watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 16 last night, Henry got it absolutely right when he finally realized that it’s not about having a good story. Rather, it’s about having a good life and making the most of it by connecting with the people you love and care about. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Breadcrumbs,” Henry is offered a job opportunity in New York, Nook/Rogers helps Tilly secure her own employment, and Zelena/Kelly tries to connect with her daughter. Meanwhile, Rumple/Weaver seeks out Henry’s help against the “Candy Killer,” which leads to Henry’s own encounter with the killer and Zelena/Kelly gets a gift that is far from sweet. My top 5 moments from Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 16 are:
H Town could lead Henry straight out of town.
Henry’s podcast is a hit with everyone and he feels like he is truly making an impact again. He gets a surprising phone call about a possible job opportunity in New York, where he would be able to produce podcasts for others. The only catch is that he would need to leave town and give up his own podcast in the process. While Henry is excited for the opportunity, he quickly realizes that this means he would have to say goodbye to Jacinda/Ella. But is he ready to give up on his chance at true love just yet?
“You want to break the curse as much as I do.”
Since Regina is out searching for items needed to break the curse, Lucy decides to spend the day with Zelena/Kelly. Zelena is very blunt with Lucy about the odds of everything working out and apologizes by telling her that it’s been a while since she’s been around kids. She confides in Lucy that she is having difficulty with her own daughter, Margot/Robin and has been continuing to lie to her. While it will be no easy task for Zelena/Kelly to tell her daughter the truth, she will have to be able to break down her wall sooner or later, especially now that we know that the killer is after her next.
Fake adventure turns into a real adventure.
In this episode, we learn more about Henry’s past and how he ended up proposing to Jacinda/Ella. Henry is desperate to seek out adventure with a great story behind it so that he can give Jacinda/Ella a ring with true meaning behind it. Nook offers to help Henry with this and suggests that they go after Davy Jones’s locker. This appears to be no easy task, however; as the two realize they need to sneak aboard the Jolly Rogers and deal with Blackbeard. After the star sapphire ring is revealed, Henry tries to fight his way to victory, but quickly realizes that this was all a set-up by Nook to give him the adventure he was looking for. Henry is frustrated, but the fake adventure quickly becomes all too real when a major storm approaches the ship. Henry realizes that Davy Jones wants his ring back and tells the crew to sail the ship closest to the eye of the storm so he can return it. The plan works like a charm and Henry has gotten his big story after all. Only he finally understands that he doesn’t need it anymore. He realizes that he doesn’t need a good story, but a good life and proposes to Ella with nothing to offer her but his love and devotion. Ella happily accepts and it appears that these two are destined for the happy ending they deserve. Now only if we can get them back to that in present day.
Nook/Rogers gets Tilly/Alice a job.
Nook made the right decision by agreeing to let Tilly stay with him, but he wants to help her contribute to society and get her life on the right track as well. He helps get her a job working on Sabine/Tiana’s food truck and Tilly is beyond nervous since she has never had a real job before. A few flirtatious remarks are made between Nook and Sabine/Tiana, hinting again at a possible romance brewing between these two. This is put on hold for now, however; as Tilly gets to work. After a few failed attempts to make the perfect beignet, Sabine/Tiana decides to give Tilly a chance at sales. Tilly is determined to prove her worth and is actually quite the sales woman. She comes up with the great idea to give out free samples and runs into Margot/Robin in the process. The two share a heart-to-heart conversation and sparks are flying again, as Tilly finally feels like she is connecting to other people again. Tilly is beyond excited that she is actually getting paid to do something she loves and Nook is extremely proud of her, the way a father is. Now if only he can remember that he actually is her father.
Rumple/Weaver goes to Henry for help.
Henry is surprised when Detective Weaver knocks on his door, as he is getting ready for his trip to New York. Rumple/Weaver explains that the “Candy Killer” is a fan of his work and they found a copy of Henry’s “Once Upon a Time” book at one of the crime scenes. Henry at first seems conflicted about helping Detective Weaver, as he is worrying about leaving for his job interview, but begins to have a change of heart when Rumple/Weaver tells him that Henry Mills was his favorite character. It wasn’t because he merely had hope and belief, but it was because he fought for these things. Rumple/Weaver tries to spark this in Henry again so that he will choose the right path. Henry realizes that the killer must be a character in the book too and is trying to re-write it. They narrow down the search and realize that the killer thinks he is Hansel, proving the fan theories out there to be true that Jack/Nick is Hansel. He is out for revenge against the coven because he holds them responsible for his sister’s death, but will this plan be put on hold now that Henry is on to him? Unfortunately for Henry, he lets his guard down with Nick and tells him about what he told Detective Weaver. Since Henry is now a threat to Hansel’s operation, he holds him captive at his place. We also learn that Hansel’s next victim will be Zelena/Kelly, as she finds her very own box of chocolates waiting on her doorstep. We will have to wait until next week to find out why Hansel finds Zelena mostly responsible, but we know that Zelena will not go down without a fight. Will she be able to stop Hansel? Will Henry be able to escape? Something tells me we need Regina to get back to town fast for back-up. Stay tuned!
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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl