When “Once Upon a Time” returns to TV with “The Cricket Game” in early January, things are going to be taking a rather violent turn. Not only that, but they will be doing so rather quickly in an episode whose title (in “The Cricket Game”) would not suggest that something so dastardly is afoot.
The one thing to remember with this official synopsis (via SpoilerTV) is that not everything is quite as it seems here: there are a few assorted details brought in here that appear to be placed in from separate timelines, largely as we do not believe that we are going to be seeing Snow white and Prince Charming fighting it out with the Evil Queen on such a deadly level in modern-day Storybrooke:
“When Regina is accused of murdering a beloved fairytale character, Emma thinks she is innocent; Prince Charming and Snow White plan the evil queen’s execution.”
The biggest disappointment that we currently have with this description is simply that for whatever reason, Archie (Raphael Sbarge) is not mentioned in here at all, even in spite of the fact that he is the man referenced in the title courtesy of his alter ego. What sort of role could he have? We could see him somehow getting involved once again with Regina’s therapy, as she could be shaken up a little bit over being blamed for something that she may or may not have actually done.
The other problem that we currently have with this episode is also rather similar: it sounds almost identical to “Child of the Moon,” the installment from earlier this year that featured Ruby being accused of killing Billy, when in reality it was just part of an elaborate revenge plot.
What are you the most excited to see in this episode? If you want more “Once Upon a Time” season 2 scoop courtesy of Robert Carlyle, you can find it by visiting the story that is up over here.