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OUAT in Wonderland’s ‘Forget Me Not’ was directed by David Solomon. Writer was Richard Hatem.
In past Wonderland, we find out Knave (Michael Socha) was one of Robin Hood’s (Sean Maguire) Merry Men. He’s Will Scarlet. The new recruit convinces his team to steal a chest of gold from Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten). The Hood wants nothing to magic. He once stole a wand from Rumple (Robert Carlyle) to heal his pregnant and dying lover Marian. He was tortured for theft and robbery.
Knave tells him they can improve the lives in several villages. The reward is absolutely worth the risk. Robin Hood can’t dispute the logic and makes the announcement. They take the gold and nothing else. But the real reason for the heist was so Knave could take a mirror. It’s a portal jumper. He and Anastasia will use to escape FTL and start anew elsewhere.
In present Wonderland, Red Queen (Emma Rigby) and Jafar (Naveen Andrews) set a trap for Alice (Sophie Lowe). They plan to force her into a life or death situation where she’d be forced to use one of her wishes. They gleam information from Cyrus (Peter Gadiot) based on his reactions.
Which deadly creature should they send her way? They pick the Bandersnatch. A creature with a Terminator mindset. It nearly killed Alice years before. In order to discover who stole Cyrus’ bottle, Knave suggests the Forget Me Not. An enchanted circular band of rope. A looking glass of sorts. Only it shows the last thing that happened at a particular site.
But first they must pay a visit to the Underland. A seedy Cheers where the criminal world hangs out and where The Caterpillar (Iggy Pop) is King. Alice and Knave will get the FMN for The Caterpillar in exchange for him clearing Knave’s debt.
They’re dismayed when they must take it from The Grendel (Steve Bacic). He “borrowed” it from Red Queen and she cursed him with his present form. He took the FMN to relive the last day he had with his wife before she was killed by a Bandersnatch.
The good: Loved the nod to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Know Alice is concerned but Knave isn’t spilling the beans about his ex. Who is the old man in Jafar’s cage? What was his crime? Cyrus outsmarted Red Queen and Jafar on the Bandersnatch. Surprise at Anastasia’s identity. How did she and Will meet? Did they live in the same village?
The bad: Red Queen turning that poor man into The Grendel. The Caterpillar collects faces for his coffee table and stole Jabba the Hutt’s place. Underland. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And they’re always glad you came. Trapped between a Bandersnatch and Grendel. Was Knave a thief for hire after Robin Hood? How did Anastasia learn about Wonderland?
The ugly: Whatever Anastasia did to Knave. Tormented him enough to remove his own heart.