Had to choose between watching this or Revenge tonight.
The second season of OUaT starts off in a similar way as the second season of Lost: a little bit of location misdirection as we're introduced to a mysterious man with an as yet unknown connection to Storybrooke. It is important though that he knows the curse has been broken in Storybrooke.
With the curse broken, would the show take us to Fairy Tale world full time? Thankfully, the answer is no, because I'd have a hard time dealing with the really cheesy CGI 100% of the time, rather than 50%.
Emilie de Ravin has been bumped to series regular. Can't really complain about that.
My thought last night was it was a shark-jumping episode. I got drawn back in at the end, but I felt like I was seeing the end of the show at the start as far as I was concerned.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
I also thought that it was better than I was expecting. I loved the character of Derek and the actor that played him did a fine job. The only subplot that didn't work at all was Derek's wife being smitten with Dale.