Dorothy drops in!! Once Upon a Time S3 Ep.20 Recap!!

SPOILERS AHEAD, MY DARLINGS!!

The joyous birth of Snow White and Prince Charming's turns south when the Witch of the West arrives.

The joyous birth of Snow White and Prince Charming’s turns south when the Witch of the West arrives.

In Oz, Zelena encounters Glinda who has her meet her sisters, the Witches of the East and North. Emma and Hook leave the hospital in search of Zelena. Glinda tells Zelena about the prophecy of a savior coming to Oz. Emma and Hook find Zelena at the farmhouse where the Witch has Gold drown Hook in the well. Emma is forced to resuscitate Hook and she loses her powers. Zelena storms the hospital with Gold to claim Mary Margaret and her baby, taking down any who stand in her way. She takes the baby as soon as it is born. After he is unfrozen from the spell, David goes after Zelena to retrieve his son. Regina stops him, knowing that it is a death sentence. Emma and Hook arrive at the hospital where she tells them that her powers are gone. All is lost until Henry and Emma look to another purveyor of light magic—Regina. Elsewhere, Zelena begins to break the law of magic and go back in time. Regina, David, Robin Hood and Emma arrive at the barn where Regina displays her newly acquired Light Magic powers.

Regina can no longer be referred to as the Evil Queen since she is able to use Light Magic.

Regina can no longer be referred to as the Evil Queen since she is able to use Light Magic.

Well, the joyous day has arrived and so does Mary Margaret’s baby. The royal couple was happy until Zelena arrived and ruined it. Who can stop her? Regina, the While Witch. Yup, she has finally made the complete change and she can use light magic. Emma loses her powers after she saved Hook who was drowned by Gold due to the curse Zelena placed on him. So everyone looks to the only magical person left who can stand up to the Wicked Witch. Regina is reluctant at first since she lost to her sister twice already. It is unusual for Regina—a person known for her fortitude—to step down from a challenge. But she is now stupid. She picks battles she can at least have a chance in. Fear not, Henry serves as her personal referee again. He is perhaps the only –scratch that, he is the only person who truly believes in Regina when no one else would. Luckily, the latter is not the case. Everyone puts their faith in Regina including her budding love Robin Hood. Regina has struggled a long time to make amends for all the chaos she caused in the Enchanted Forest. It is nice to see that she has found a new meaning in life. Regina faces her sister once more and shows her the new Light Magic she now wields. After defeating her, Regina does something that she has not done before. She spared Zelena’s life. Regina shows mercy where she wouldn’t have before. If this took place earlier, she would’ve wasted no time killing Zelena. Another illustration of this new Regina is when she talks to Zelena in her cell and offers her words of wisdom in order to get to give up her wicked way. However, Regina still has her dark tendencies as she threatens to remove Zelena heart the moment she slips up.

Dorothy drops in on the witches Glinda and Zelena.

Dorothy drops in on the witches Glinda and Zelena.

When she made her debut last week, Glenda, the Good Witch of the South, told Prince Charming and Snow White that she and Zelena were friends once. Their backstory is told as expected. Glinda befriended Zelena and welcomed her into the sisterhood. The other witches are also introduced—the Witch of the North and the Witch of the West. Glinda’s kindness seems to have an effect on Zelena as she seemingly gives up fretting over her sister Regina and her perfect life. However, that opportunity gets squandered when a new arrival comes to Oz. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” has Alice Liddell so it was inevitable that we would be introduced to “Wizard of Oz” heroine Dorothy Gale. Just like in the original novel, she arrives in Oz via a twister and she meets Glenda… and Zelena. According to a prophecy, a savior is supposed to arrive from another land to defeat the greatest evil to befall Oz. Zelena believes that it is her since she has become wicked. And this turns out to be true when Zelena’s jealousy returns and she tries to kill Dorothy only to be stopped by her “weakness” from the story –water. Now this would be a cheesy way to go. Zelena faked her death to banish Glinda from Oz for betraying her. Glinda was quick to take Dorothy in and neglects Zelena who she was supposed to guide on the path to righteousness. It might be me, but I feel that Glinda isn’t all that good. It felt like she planned things so Zelena would fall. Whether this has something to do with the prophecy, it could be a possibility. Or maybe Glinda caught a glimpse of how powerful Zelena really is and feared that she made a mistake. This rings true as the Good Witch is banished by the Wicked Witch from Oz.

Zelena may’ve been spared by Regina but not from the Dark One’s wrath. Despite Regina’s request, he exacts his revenge for the death of his son Baelfire/Neil Cassidy. He was subjected to oppression from Zelena and controlled against his will, which he didn’t take too kindly to. His vengeance was strong enough for him to resist Belle who sees the good in him. Regina gave the dagger to Belle but Gold switched it with a fake. Gold told her that he trusts her. Clearly, it isn’t that solid. Well, love can be blind… an ignorant sometimes. At his shop, Gold proposes to Belle who readily accepts the gesture. It was a long time coming. But will the ceremony commence when Belle finds out that Rumple’s old habits die hard?

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