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TV Review: Once Upon A Time 4.19 “Sympathy For The De Vil”
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Once Upon a Time
Season 4 Episode 19: “Sympathy For The De Vil”
Directed by Romeo Tirone
Written by David H. Goodman, Jerome Schwartz
Created by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared Gilmore, Robert Carlyle
Air Date: Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 8:00pm

Before we get to Once Upon a Time 4.19 “Sympathy For The De Vil,” let’s recap the “Heart of Gold” episode from last week.

It was all about Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) and Marian a week ago when Gold (Robert Carlyle) goes to Neal’s apartment and finds the family there. We were all surprised to find out that Zelena (Rebecca Mader) was alive and well and had been posing as Marian, since we met her back in time. So Emma (Jennifer Morrison) didn’t ruin Regina’s (Lana Parilla) happy ending. But Robin is in severe danger and now Regina knows it. She makes a deal with Gold and agrees to help him turn the Savior dark.

Once Upon A Time 4.19 “Sympathy For The De Vil” review: It’s time to see what made Cruella De Vil (Victoria Smurfit), well… cruel. I did not even know she had any magic. They haven’t really shown her do anything except make snide remarks and drive an excellent car. She must have a death wish because as seen from the clip below, she told Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) that she left her daughter Lily to die. This is where we finally see her power – the ability to control animals, even dragons.

Regina goes to rescue Robin and get Belle (Emilie de Ravin) to help her gain leverage over Rumplestiltskin. I really do love seeing Mr. Gold’s tender side, especially when it comes to Belle. But after getting a video message from Cruella, she needs to take a little detour first. All Cruella wants is the author dead. Is that too much to ask?

A young Cruella (who really looks in her 20s with blond hair, and 40s with the white and black – amazing) is rescued by the author, who takes her dancing, reveals his secret, and gives her her power. They seem in love.

Wait until you see the twist. I did not expect that.

I’m not liking my Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) relegated to supportive boyfriend with three lines. I’m happy he and Emma are together, but he needs a juicier part of the plot.

Once Upon A Time airs Sunday nights at 8pm ET on ABC.

Cruella vs. Maleficent – Once Upon A Time

Cruella (Victoria Smurfit) gains control over Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) in order to find the author.

1 Comment »

  1. [“So Emma (Jennifer Morrison) didn’t ruin Regina’s (Lana Parilla) happy ending.”]

    She damn near came close to it by stupidly attempting to break the timeline in order to save someone who was supposed to remain dead in the past. Emma was so caught up in her role as “the Savior” that
    she didn’t have the sense to realize that changing the timeline to save someone is a stupid and arrogant thing to do. Even worse, Emma’s actions gave Zelena the opportunity to play havoc with Regina and Robin’s relationship.

    Comment by rosie1843 — April 23, 2015 @ 1:05 pm

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