Rumple’s past with Beowulf comes to light on “Once Upon a Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past six seasons, Rumpelstiltskin (aka Mr. Gold) remains one of Storybrooke’s most complex residents. Sure, he kidnapped children, broke families, maimed pirates, and tutored three powerful women in the ways of dark magic. But, like all magic…it came with a price. He lost the trust of those closest to […]

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Charming & Hook’s friendship is put to the test on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One surprising friendship that has blossomed over the past four years is the relationship between David and Captain Hook. The two prominent men started out as adversaries back in Season Two as Hook came to Storybrooke for revenge against Mr. Gold, who killed his lover back in the Enchanted Forest.  When […]

Aladdin & Jasmine visit “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Aladdin remains one of my all-time favorite Disney animated films! When I saw that Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar were coming to Storybrooke this season, I jumped for joy. I believe that Agrabah’s favorite couple and the wicked warlock would fit right into Storybrooke. For example, Jasmine was one of the arrivals […]

“Once Upon A Time” concludes its fifth season

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Season Five has been a stony road for many of our characters, but for our former Evil Queen…it was a season full of high stakes drama. First of all, her former adversary turned best friend and Henry’s mother, Emma Swan, took a walk on the dark side and became the latest […]

“Once Upon A Time” highlights sibling rivalry

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Sibling rivalry was front and center in tonight’s Once Upon A Time! Tonight’s episode highlighted two family feuds. In one corner: The Charmings. David received a shock when he learned that his wicked twin brother, James, was revealed to be Underbrooke’s new sheriff and Cruella de Vil’s boy toy. He also […]

Zelena’s ultimate temptation is revealed on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past few weeks, Underbrooke received several high-profile visitors. Emma, Gold, Henry, the Charmings, Regina and Robin Hood initially went to the Underworld to save Hook from the world of the dead.  As they rescued the pirate, the heroes also liberated several familiar faces as they moved on into the […]

When the Dark One meets the God of the Underworld

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com What happens when Once Upon A Time’s resident Dark One meets the Lord of the Underworld? Tonight, we got the answer to that question as Mr. Gold met Hades! What deal did Storybrooke’s resident antagonist make with the Lord of the Underworld? Read on to find out… In his chamber, Hades […]

“Once Upon A Time” celebrates 100 episodes by visiting the Underworld

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take wants to congratulate the incredible cast and crew of ABC’s Once Upon A Time for reaching 100 episodes! Since I watched the pilot during the Fall of 2011, I fell in love with the universe that Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz created.  I will always remember where I first […]

An Unlikely Alliance forms on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Do you remember the old saying: “Desperate times call for desperate measures?” The Storybrooke crew are definitely experiencing some desperate times. Now that Emma has bonded with the Dark One’s evil magic, she has become more diabolical than Jafar; more psychotic than Cora and nastier than Rumpelstiltskin and the Queens of […]

It’s Beauty & The Brave night on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the…BRAVE?” Brave? A lot of people do not remember listening to Dame Angela Lansbury sing that word as Mrs. Potts during the crescendo of the 1991 animated Disney classic: Beauty and the Beast. However, for Oncers…. the phrase can […]

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