The season finale of Once Upon a Time had a lot going on. The writers decided to move on from Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers to Robert Louis Stevenson. Here’s my attempt at a brief recap.
Rumpelstiltskin tethers all of the magic in Storybrooke to the Olympian crystal in an attempt to harness enough magic to wake Belle. Henry sees magic as bad and decides he’s going to destroy the Olympian crystal to get rid of magic.
Before Henry destroys magic, Zelena sends everyone in Storybrooke back to the Enchanted Forest, but when she tries to close the portal, Hook, the Charmings, and Zelena are sucked in and end up in another realm. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde happen to live in that realm.
Henry tracks down the Holy Grail and uses it to destroy magic. Only then, he discovers that the Charmings and company are stuck in another realm. Belle is also in that realm because Mr. Hyde had opened a portal and took the box Belle is in.
Of course, to bring everyone back from the other realm, Henry has to restore magic. Rumpel takes Henry, Regina, and Emma to see someone who still has magic and he reminds them that they just have to believe. Henry convinces a crowd to make wishes and it opens a portal that brings the Charmings and company back, including Dr. Jekyll who used a serum to separate himself from Mr. Hyde.
Rumpel goes through the portal and strikes a deal with Mr. Hyde to get Belle back. Mr. Hyde gives Rumpel information on how to wake Belle in exchange for Storybrooke.
Meanwhile, Regina uses the serum Dr. Jekyll used to separate herself from the evil queen. Once separated, Regina kills the evil queen or so she thinks. Apparently, killing the evil queen isn’t easy because at the end of the finale she’s still alive. It appears the evil queen and Mr. Hyde are next season’s villains.
I still haven’t decided whether I’ll watch next season. I’m having a hard time with the evil queen being back and Mr. Hyde being in Storybrooke.
What did you think of the season finale? Will you watch next season?