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'Once Upon a Time' season finale: 39 burning/freezing questions about [SPOILER]'s introduction!

 Update: The full recap is live!

Dear Once Upon a Time,

You did it. You managed to completely shock me. Hats off to you!

I’ll admit, I’ve stuck with this show for three seasons — despite an increasingly silly family tree, deaths that don’t stick (except when they do), an absurd amount of loyalty flip-flopping, an unnecessary amount of attention paid to the most ill-matched couple on television (give it up, Belle; nobody’s buying it), and other mind-boggling headscratchers (like where Smee gets his beanies) that make me question whether I really want to admit in public how much I love Once.

But Sunday’s season three finale — especially the final seconds of the two-part episode — threw me for a bigger loop than I could have imagined…


Jennifer Morrison loves the '80s (and early '90s): See her pop culture personality test -- VIDEO


Lately, Jennifer Morrison spends her Sunday nights fighting off fairy tale villains on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. But when she’s not playing tough bailbondswoman-slash-princess Emma Swan, she’s probably groovin’ to some Vanilla Ice while wearing LA Lights and solving a Rubik’s Cube. Or something.

Point is, girlfriend has a weakness for the days of side ponytails and President George H.W. Bush. You’ll learn as much by watching her Pop Culture Personality test, in which Morrison gushes about her first celebrity crush, her karaoke guilty pleasure (hint: you can expect to hear it in a mall), and the movie she can quote start to finish. All in all, it’s totally awesome:


'Once Upon A Time': [spoiler] breaks silence on surprise exit

Still reeling from a certain character’s untimely exit on Sunday night’s Once Upon A Time? If you were among the group of Once-ers hoping that [spoiler] would return somewhere down the line in the story, it looks like that person is gone for good. The actor in question took to Twitter to explain why [spoiler] had to go.

Check out the series of tweets below, but proceed with caution if you haven’t watched Sunday’s Once Upon A Time as there are major spoilers ahead!

Best of 2013: The year's top shipper moments

SPOILER ALERT! Shippers live for the payoff, and in 2013, fans of NCIS, Suits, Castle, Parks and Recreation, and Bones got the ultimate with a goodbye kiss, angry first-time sex in the file room, a proposal, a surprise wedding, and a long-awaited wedding, respectively. (Sorry, Downton Abbey fans, that your Mary and Matthew bliss was so short-lived. Ditto, Sons of Anarchy fans, who watched Tara and Jax finally reconnect, which only made her exit all the more painful.)

For other viewers though, the yearning continues. Here are 10 moments from 2013 that will keep shippers hanging on and tuning in. READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'The Amazing Race,' 'Once Upon a Time,' and 'Homeland' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Sunday’s episodes of The Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time or Homeland? Catch up with our TV Recap video below! READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time': The 10 craziest moments so far -- VIDEO

[Spoiler alert!]

Eat Rip your heart out, Lost, because Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have a new island to play with called Neverland and a new group of survivors to gift with some hefty daddy issues and crazy plot twists. And we saw the result of their tomfoolery in Sunday night’s episode, because, as it turns out, Peter Pan is Rumplestiltskin’s father, and thus, Twue Believuh Henry’s great-grandfather.

Which means… practically everyone is related to Henry now. The Evil Queen is his adoptive mother. Rumplestiltskin is his grandfather (and so is Prince Charming, for that matter). Captain Hook is his biological mother’s possible lover, and his grandfather’s wife’s onetime lover. What are we going to learn next, that Granny’s his sister and Red’s his, er, grand-niece? Is that what they’re called?

But shhh. Just believe, Oncers, believe, and sprinkle on some of that pixie dust, because it’s time to face it: Like the Lost Boys who can never leave Neverland, we can never go back to simpler times. The only thing left to do is to take a look back at how far we’ve traveled — from the Enchanted Forest to Wonderland to that one time we went to Dr. Frankenstein’s black-and-white world — and examine the best, most outrageous twists Once has thrust upon us.

Below, our picks for the top 10 most bonkers moments of the series that would drive even the Mad Hatter madder:

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: TV shows with bad special effects

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Special effects can be awesome. They can transport us to space with a stranded Battlestar or the USS Enterprise, take us everywhere from Metropolis to Middle Earth, make mythical creatures like dragons or sphinxes or three-headed dogs come alive — oh, I could go on forever. I love them, and I love what hardworking VFX teams are able to pull off.

But I’m not in love with unnecessary effects, especially when it comes to TV shows. When the special effects teams for certain shows are already tirelessly working away on a tight schedule (and often a tight budget), there’s no need to squeeze in elaborate shots that require green-screen heavy lifting. Fake backgrounds and awkward-looking scenes just take me out of what I’m watching. (Unless it’s Sharknado, of course.)

Exhibit A: Ringer. (Side note: Does anyone remember Ringer? …Bueller? Bueller?) The Sarah Michelle Gellar-helmed CW drama was axed after airing its first season, but aside from giving us plenty of groan-worthy lines between Gellar’s twin sister characters, it also gave us the following green-screened-to-death scene:

Comic-Con 2013: 'Once Upon a Time' pedi-cabs are back -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

The Once Upon a Time pedi-cabs were all the rage during last year’s Comic-Con. (The cast even enjoyed a ride.) And this year, they’re back — and better than ever.

The new cabs will be seen around San Diego promoting both Once Upon a Time and spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (both panels are back-to-back Saturday starting at 10:15 a.m. in Ballroom 20), and EW has your exclusive first look.

Yes, that’s a mini-ship with a hook attached and a mushroom with a Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar on top.

More photos below the jump.

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Saturday

Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity.

You can see the full schedule here, but you can check out the TV and film highlights for Saturday below. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21.


EW.com's 4th Annual Season Finale Awards: Vote now!


Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY

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