I am liking the season, although it doesn't feel like the other seasons some how. When I watched the first episode of the season it didn't feel like the start of the season it just felt like the next episode.
I really liked the episode focused on Cinderella, it was nice to see more about her and her story.
Bringing back the Evil Queen was a unique idea but unfortunately I don't think as of yet they have brought her back in her full potential. The Evil Queen is supposed to be power hungry, dangerous and ruthless but so far she only seems to be working behind the scenes and hasn't really done much.
I am intrigued with what is going on with Emma, so I hope that plot point turns out to be a good one.
I like that we have gotten glimpses of characters we haven't seen in a while like Archie and Dr. Frankenstein.
And I am still on the fence about Mr. Hyde. They made him out to be a really powerful character but I just don't ever get that feeling when we see him. They haven't really shown what his intentions are, so it feels like he has none other then wanting to take over the town. So I am hoping they do more with him to make him more of an interesting character.
Edit: And I am also a little disappointed they didn't/ haven't taken any opportunity to connect Once in Wonderland with the main show yet. I know they brought the Knave over but they never did anything with his character, it just felt like he got thrown in for no reason. They implied something happened to the Red Queen but they never explained and he never talked about any of his experiences and was pretty much just there to be the rebound for Belle. I know the original actor who played Jafar couldn't return but I hope they at least talk about his past in Wonderland. And I was hoping they would connect Cinderella with Anastasia the Red Queen considering Anastasia's story and plot are almost identical to the Step Sister/ Step Mother story line. And not only that but both Anastasia and Cinderella's step sister fall in love with someone their mothers don't view as good enough or fit for them, both girls go against their mothers wishes, and both girls escape through a portal/ attempt to escape through a portal with their lover to have a better life. It just seems like a very missed opportunity.