November 1, 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — by jeannette4175 @ 6:37 pm

If you haven’t seen “Once Upon A Time” be prepared for a lot of adoption triggers.  It is about adoption and fairy tales all rolled up into one.  I swear one of the writers has to either be an adoptee or first parent.  The feelings ring so true.

As I looked up things about the show there are 2 synopsis of the show: “Emma (snow white’s daughter) is stunned by the whole ordeal and is a bit shy about embracing this new relationship between her and the parents she has been looking for her whole life.”   “Snow wants to talk to her daughter. She wants to be the mother she always wanted to be. Snow explains to Emma that she would also have been cursed if they had not hidden her. Emma says, “But at least we would have been together. Which curse is worse?”

Wow you see the mom and dad trying to embrace their daughter and the daughter pushing them away saying she is not ready.  It is too much too fast.  You see the daughter being scared to accept or even acknowledge the love of her parents while the parents are pushing for more.  Then the question comes “Which curse is worse?”  Is it worse to never know your family to wonder to imagine or to grow up with your family but you are in a curse with them.   I was watching this fictional show but almost in tears.  I do not cry over shows or movies.  I do not get hooked onto shows or movies.  But this show has me on the edge of my seat.  It has everything to do with the adoption theme.

I know a lot of people love this show and they are not touched (hammered) by adoption. A lot of people won’t even see the adoption theme running through the show.  But I see it in every single episode.  It doesn’t hold back.  It isn’t about “the loving option”, it shows what it is like to not have answers and to grow up without your parents.  It shows the wants and needs that can only be answered by mothers and fathers.  I will be watching every single show.



  1. I’m hooked too. It’s so interesting because on the other hand you have Henry who wants to know his natural mother but she’s more resistant (at first). So you get a lot thrown at you. There HAS to be an adoption connection with a writer. The emotions are just right there.

    Henry and Jefferson’s conversation recently (two weeks ago maybe?) about his daughter…. I was a puddle on the floor. I’ve learned to watch by myself because if anyone else was in the room they’d look at me like I’m crazy.

    Comment by Jenn — November 1, 2012 @ 6:55 pm |Reply

    • Jenn – I actually watch it with others so I can kep my emotions in check. I know I won’t lose it if I’m watching it with 15 other people.

      Comment by jeannette4175 — November 1, 2012 @ 8:10 pm |Reply

  2. I love this show! I do end up crying quite a bit though. That line of Emma’s had me bawling. Of course, the next episode had Emma and Snow going back to the house Emma would have grown up in and Emma seeing what Snow had lost. I pretty much fell apart then too.

    Henry and Emma’s relationship is so interesting too. At the beginning of the first season, I was so angry with Emma for pushing him away. Luckily, she came around though. And Jefferson! The episode where he is watching his daughter from the window and she doesn’t know who he is was so hard to watch! And Rumpelstiltskin letting Baelfire get away from him… This show is just filled with parents and children being separated and the pain caused by that.

    I just found out that a co-worker is a fan of this show too and she knows that I’m a first mother. I started talking to her about it and she hadn’t really noticed the adoption stuff! I was shocked since for me it’s everywhere in this show.

    Comment by Eileen — November 1, 2012 @ 11:41 pm |Reply

  3. I haven’t seen Once Upon a Time yet, but I’m dying to! It sounds amazing. And, just so you know, one of the writers, Liz Tigelaar, IS an adoptee – a relatively un-foggy one at that. She’s done another adoption-themed show called Life Unexpected.

    Comment by Cate — February 2, 2013 @ 5:48 pm |Reply

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