Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) turned a bit darker in last week's episode of Once Upon A Time (Season 2, Episode 16: “The Miller’s Daughter”), putting into motion a series of events that she knew would bring about Cora’s death. Now that most of Storybrooke is one, big, dysfunctional family, killing someone isn’t just killing someone...it’s killing someone you are somehow related to. In Snow’s case, she brought about the death of her grandson’s adoptive grandmother. Will Henry (Jared Gilmore) find out what Snow did? The answer is... yep!
In the most recent episode of OUAT (Season 2, Episode 17), Henry found out about Snow's indiscretion — and he wasn't happy about it. No matter how evil Regina seems, she's still Henry's adoptive mom, and he loves her no matter what. But that wasn't the only thing bugging Henry in "Welcome to Storybrooke"; He's on a mission to destroy magic. After all, it's only caused more harm that good. Snow used magic to help kill Cora, and in turn, Regina wants to use magic to kill Snow. It's just too much for poor Henry to take.
Ginnifer recently tweeted a curious fan that “[we] will find out soon” if Henry is upset with Grandma Snow. Sounds like the young idealist will have some sort of reaction, and we can’t imagine it will be a good one. Snow has failed Henry on two levels: as his grandmother, and as the heroine from his story book. Will Snow lose her grandson over this? Will an act aimed at protecting her family be the very thing that drives them apart?
Snow’s choice is particularly tragic considering she changed her mind at the last minute and tried to stop Cora’s death. It was too late, of course, but we know that Snow has a good heart. We wonder if there will be any repercussions for Rumple who nudged Snow into the whole thing. It was her choice to listen to him, but it was he who revealed the magic candle that, in the end, saved his life in exchange for Cora’s. This is one twisted family, but we love them!
How do you think Henry will react to Snow’s part in Cora’s death? Do you think this will send Snow White to a darker place? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.