After watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 12 last night, I wish I could get the opportunity to listen in on Henry’s full podcast, “H Town.” While he carefully unravels a mystery for his listeners, he is spot on when he asks the relevant question: “what could possibly happen next?” When one door closes on OUAT, fans know that several more are about to open, bringing new faces to town and dangerous enemies as well. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “A Taste of the Heights,” we finally learn more about Sabine/Tiana’s past, which introduces us to new characters like Doctor Facilier and Prince Naveen. Meanwhile, Rumpel finally throws his hat in the ring to uncover the mystery behind Lucy’s doctor’s death, Henry finds out about the mix tape Jacinda made him, and Regina’s jaded past catches up to her. My top 5 moments from Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 12 are:
Welcome back Rumpel!
So even though Rumpel has been in most of the episodes this season, it seems like he has been taking a back seat to the drama, which seems uncharacteristic and suspicious. Well that’s all about to change and it’s about time. Rumpel begins investigating the death of Lucy’s doctor and doesn’t believe for one second that it is pure coincidence that she died at the exact moment that Victoria did. He loops in Hook or “Nook” and explains that the lock of hair could mean that there is an evil in town extending past Eloise/Mother Gothel. Our two favorite detectives interview Hilda who runs a bakery. What’s her best seller? Gingerbread of course, which Rumpel points out, is really out of season. Hilda is blind and is clearly the witch from Hansel and Gretel. While initially it seems like she might know more than she is letting on, she is then attacked and a lock of her hair goes missing as well. Is this the work of Doctor Facilier? Seems likely when we think about voodoo magic, but we know that Rumpel and Nook are on the case.
“Food Truck Queen of the Heights.”
So I was thrilled that we finally got the opportunity in this episode to really get a glimpse at Sabine/Tiana’s back story. It really was perfect timing since Dr. Facilier and Prince Naveen have also conveniently shown up in town, now that Victoria is dead. While Tiana/Sabine recognizes that she is a perfectionist, she’s used to putting on a “one woman show,” as Naveen/Drew reminds her. Tiana always puts her people first in her past and tries to do what is right. In her present, she is quite nervous about her food truck debut and is heartbroken when the cop tells her she can’t debut at the event because she is missing her safety permit. While she initially blames Naveen/Drew, he does the right thing to win her trust and gives her his own safety permit. Swoon! While this seems to be bringing these two back together again, Doctor Facilier/Mr. Samdi shows up and tells Naveen that he did a good job winning her trust. Is Naveen/Drew really out for himself or will he do the right thing and be true to Tiana/Sabine?
“The dark one in denim. How quaint.”
Zelena was absolutely hilarious in this moment and I couldn’t help chuckling myself. While Rumpel may not have the best fashion sense, he is vital to bringing down the new threat in the Heights. When Rumpel approaches Regina and Zelena, Regina is initially angry because she tried to bring Rumpel into the fold much earlier. However, she recognizes that he might be the key to them saving Henry. They put two and two together and realize that someone is killing witches. This means that the threat is nowhere near over and it also means that Regina and Zelena are in danger themselves. Will they be able to stop this new threat before it’s too late?
“Word on the street is you made me a mix tape.”
While I can’t really buy Henry using the phrase, “word on the street,” this moment is absolutely adorable between him and Jacinda. Lucy is now awake and it seems like Henry and Jacinda’s romance can finally begin or begin again. Lucy is beyond excited and they invite Henry over for a game night. Lucy confides to Henry that it’s all real and that her grandmother, Victoria showed her the book. While she doesn’t know where the book is now, she is convinced that true’s love kiss will break the curse. However, Lucy finds a missing page of the book which reveals the truth that the kiss will end Henry’s life. She quickly intervenes just in the nick of time and stops the kiss from happening. Now that Lucy knows the truth, who will she turn to for help? Will Henry and Jacinda ever be able to get their happily ever after?
Regina’s past is revealed.
While it seems apparent that Doctor Facilier could be the evil threat everyone is talking about, I was shocked to learn that Regina had a romantic past with him. At the end of the episode, Regina pays him a visit and says, “You think you can just waltz into my town and pretend you’re cursed.” She asks him what he is here for, which is something we are all wondering, but Doctor Facilier does not appear to be intimidated by his former flame, Regina. Big mistake Doctor Facilier. If there is anything I know for sure, it’s that you don’t mess with Regina Mills!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Once Upon a Time below. Happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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