Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 4 is full of unexpected turns and revelations, all leading up to the final one of the hour: Princess Jasmine is in Storybrooke in search of Aladdin.
“Strange Case” left us with a lot to discuss, so let’s just get right into it!
There’s one final twist — I am not the monster you need to worry about.
It seems like a shame to have the Jekyll and Hyde story end so abruptly.
Just as Sam Witwer’s Hyde was stealing the show as the most charismatic and multi-dimensional villain Once Upon a Time has seen in years, his fate was revealed to be tied to Jekyll’s.
And let’s all just admit it: Jekyll messed up BIG TIME.
His big plan was always to pay back Rumplestiltskin for the death of his beloved Mary (who was NOT into him, like, at all), and he made his best attempt at killing Belle.
It goes to show that man can never remove his inner beast completely – he can only learn to control it.
These stories, they’re going to play themselves out whether you like it or not, and I sense you may not.
Obviously, this was tied to Rumplestiltskin (who got a new haircut?) because of his own beastly struggles.
I’ve always loved the intricate way the writers connect every fairytale universe together, but I have to admit that using Rumplestiltskin (and the Evil Queen) as the source of evil doings in nearly EVERY universe is growing tired. Are there really no other villains out there? Does it always have to be the Dark One or the Evil Queen?
Now, back to my agitation that we’re saying goodbye to Mr. Hyde so soon.
This flashback only solidified my enjoyment of Hyde as a villain. He balanced that fine line between comedy, menace, and just being human. (Hey, that’s a show that Sam Witwer was on also!)
It find it a tragedy in storytelling that the show can’t seem to move on to something new and exciting and stick to it. This is why Snow White’s “defeat and repeat” sentiment resonated with me so strongly on Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 3.
I think we’ve just discovered the only foolproof way to destroy one’s doppelganger – by killing the original.
Download episode 4 below