Which was why it was sad when it ran out of ideas and lost its magic in the later seasons.The sixth, and penultimate, season opens with a great, and very promising first episode in "the Saviour". It is great to have something new after the unevenness of the Underworld arc that dominated the second half of Season 5. As Aladdin takes in these words silently, Jafar stresses the most deadly and inevitable outcome for all Saviors, in that none of them end up with happy endings. And then there is Henry, whose reaction to the big secret didn't convince at all, what was actually something shocking didn't seem to be received that shockingly. Aladdin finds the wand in a drawer, and before leaving, he also takes a genie lamp with him as well. Portrayed by: He ends up taking refuge in a desert hideout, where an Oracle looks after him. The "Fake" Archie (Evil Queen in disguise) then chats with Emma, who believes there is hope for her yet. Other reviews were more critical, criticizing the fanfiction-like nature of the episode, the predictability of the plot twists, and the repetition of familiar tropes. Male He becomes distracted looking at the strands of gold that Mr. Gold has spun, but manages to hide before the man notices him. "Wish You Were Here" is the tenth episode of the sixth season of the American fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which aired on December 4, 2016. Justin Kirkland of Entertainment Weekly gave the episode a positive review. Emma, Snow, and David immediately believe in her innocence, until Jasmine shocks them when she refers to Aladdin as “the Savior.” When Archie gets back to his office, the Evil Queen is waiting, ready to take advantage of The Oracle's death to manipulate Emma. In a flashback, Aladdin helps Princess Jasmine recover a secret weapon that could release Jafar's hold on the Sultan and save the city; in Storybrooke, the evil queen tricks Hook and tries to … Compared to when 'Once Upon a Time' first started, the writing mostly came on a long way (less so in the last season).Overall, great start to Season 6. "The Savior" Home: Really loved the idea of turning familiar fairy tales on their heads and putting own interpretations on them and the show early on clearly had clearly had a ball. Regina, instead of being won over by the Queen, reveals that because they are one and the same person, she is also a master of the lamp, meaning she can make wishes too. Aladdin explains that he ended up using the shears that ultimately doomed Agrabah. Regina and our heroes scramble to learn what became of Aladdin. The Charmings are present and at times correct, but with not enough charm or surprises, their material being limited and reactions to situations predictable and too accepting. What is familiar territory is thankfully not too tired or repetitive, due to them being approached from different angles.Particularly true for the Belle and Gold relationship, going-round-in-circles at first but made fresher. When Archie refuses to help her, she ties up Archie and transforms into a lookalike Archie, sending the real one to Zelena’s house. Moments later, Emma, now discovering that the sword can be used on a serum (The Evil Queen), is joined by Hook and David. Unfortunately, while not a complete let down the Aladdin backstory felt something of a missed opportunity and like much more should have been done with it considering the hype. With Aladdin's support, Jasmine makes her first wish to bring both of them to Agrabah. Suddenly, Wish Realm Henry appears, ready to kill Regina, but when he throws his sword at her, Regina refuses to attack him, and almost lets herself die by his hand. They follow his traces to a cemetery crypt, where Jasmine is devastated to find the scarab, believing Aladdin had died and Emma worried about her fate. With Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas. Writing has the right balance of humour, pathos, mystery and intrigue, nothing campy or soap-operatic. As Regina takes Emma and Hook to her vault, the three come across the Evil Queen kneeling in front of Robin Hood's grave, infuriating Regina. He deliberately plants the royal scarab of Agrabah, an item Jasmine once gave him, on a skeleton inside a crypt, in order to mislead her into believing he died a long time ago. In the capital of Agrabah, Aladdin lives as an infamous thief. Am glad to have continued though, because it would have been very difficult to not talk about how good "The Saviour" was.Not really all that much wrong here, although some of the various interactions/subplots are not exactly new territory (especially the Gold and Belle relationship).However, there is lots of evidence of forward momentum and character development advancing, the characters true to personality and not distorted or going round in circles. Looking for something to watch? Agrabahn capital palaceStorybrooke (formerly)Enchanted Forest (formerly)His hovel (formerly) Knowing that she and The Evil Queen are the same person, Regina asks Aladdin to send her to the same place as Emma, and he grants her wish.