Jared Gilmore and Jennifer Morrison in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 - "The Price of Gold" | ©2011 ABC/Sergei Bachlakov

Jared Gilmore and Jennifer Morrison in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 - "The Price of Gold" | ©2011 ABC/Sergei Bachlakov

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge
Writer:
 David H. Goodman
Director:
 David Solomon
Network:
 ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m.
Original Telecast:
November 12, 2011

It’s always the innocuous stuff that goes past you on a show like ONCE UPON A TIME, but I suspect that even though the episode “The Price of Gold” is focusing on the parallel stories of Cinderella/Ashley Boyd (Jessy Schram) trying to keep her baby from Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), the really significant question is whether Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan) is offering Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) the deputy position in defiance of Mayor Regina Mills (Lana Parilla) or as a really sneaky way for Regina to control Emma.

Remember, Regina is the Evil Queen in the fairy tale world that ended up banished in modern-day Storybrooke, Maine. Oddly enough, Graham and Henry (Jared Gilmore) are the only two characters who don’t have counterparts in the fairy tale world. Well, Emma sort of doesn’t – she was born in the fairy tale world and transported to modern America by a different route so that she could, presumably, break the curse. Again – time to be careful here. The prophecy in the fairy tale book says that she’ll show up and the battle will begin.

But back to Cinderella, who signs one of Rumpelstiltskin’s contracts without reading it – never a smart idea. Turns out, he gets her first born child as payment for setting her up with Prince Thomas (Tim Phillips). They turn to Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) for help, tricking Rumpelstiltskin, thus we find out how he landed in that special jail we first see him in.

The thing is, Rumpelstiltskin’s modern counterpart Mr. Gold still wants the baby that Ashley Boyd (aka Cinderella) is carrying. And Emma gets to deal with all her issues with having giving up Henry for adoption. Although I’m not sure whether it was in the writing or just in how Morrison is portraying her – but it sure seemed like there could have been more angst there.  Overall it’s a good episode and it’s growing in the storytelling nicely.

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