Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 11 Review: What Did You Think of “The Outsider”?
With major new big bads in town, the drama is gearing up big time on Once Upon a TimeSeason 2, so we couldn't wait to see what Episode 11: “The Outsider” had in store. Did it live up to our hopes? Read on for Wetpaint Entertainment's review of the episode, and then rate it yourself.
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Unfortunately for Belle, Hook found her. We say "for Belle," because it was very fortunate for the audience — their showdown was tense, dramatic, and just a little bit hot, and it only got better once Rumple showed up. It took all of Belle's begging powers to stop Rumple from straight-up killing Hook, and we were on the edge of our seats every second.
Meanwhile, Leroy/Grumpy (Lee Arenberg), the dwarves, and some of the other townsfolks started to worry about what will happen if they're discovered by the outside world — a convenient thing to bring up, since a stranger crashed into town at the end of the episode.
The flashback — which saw Belle and Mulan (Jamie Chung) teaming up to hunt down an evil (and iffley CGI-ed) beast who turned out to be Prince Philip (Julian Morris) — was also quite fun. It was nice to see Belle use her kickbutt brains and compassion to save the day.
And, of course, it all came down to a shocking final minute: Hook shot Belle, sending her over the line, causing her to lose her memory. But before Rumple could destroy Hook, a car careened into town, running into the pirate and crashing. WTF.
Overall, we give it 4.5 stars. What do you think? Rate it yourself below!
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Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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