Now, I want to request something of the show: Please don't overcrowd Season 3 with a lot of characters we don't care about. I know there will be new characters and probably lots of them, since we're going to a new land. Theoretically, I'm okay with that, but in my opinion, Season 2 lost something along the way, particularly where Greg and Tamara were concerned. There was also so much focus on Regina that it muddied both her arc and Snow's character. The show still has a ton of heart, but some of it got lost (it doesn't have a black spot, it just went missing) this past year. Please get it back. Actually, I'm taking this finale as a promise that that's exactly what's going to happen, since the finale is overflowing with heart. Please give us some more focus on Emma and her journey, too. Also, please, please, please find a way to limit magic. Make some stricter rules or something? In the middle of the season, when Cora could just wave her hand and do anything, it was, in a word, ridiculous, especially since she'd just arrived in Storybrooke, and magic is supposed to work differently there. Maybe stick to spells, potions and enchanted objects, and do away with a lot of the handwaving kind of mojo? I don't know. Also? Maybe pick a moral philosophy and stick with it. Thank you for making such a beautiful story. Since I love it so, I can only imagine how those of you making it feel about it.
It's going to be a long, long summer, without our weekly dose of magic. I hope you enjoy it, and meet me right back here, come fall. To occupy your time and mind, please grade the episode at the top of the page and then come on over to the forum, where, if Hook tries anything, we'll shoot him in the face.