Trust Me (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)

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"Trust Me"
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 2
Directed by Romeo Tirone
Written by Rina Mimoun
Original air dateOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)
Guest appearances
  • Jordana Largy as Silvermist
  • Matty Finochio as Tweedledee
  • Ben Cotton as Tweedledum
  • Brian George as Old prisoner
  • Michael Antonakos as Bearded man
  • Sarah Hayward as Townsperson #1
  • Gerry Rousseau as Townsperson #2
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"Down the Rabbit Hole"
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"Forget Me Not"
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"Trust Me" is the second episode of the Once Upon a Time spin-off series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland .

Contents

Plot

Alice (Sophie Lowe) develops a plan to find Cyrus (Peter Gadiot) and rushes to find his genie bottle, hidden somewhere in Wonderland.

Production

Rina Mimoun was the writer for the episode. [1]

Reception

Ratings

The episode was watched by 4.53 million American viewers, and received an 18-49 rating/share of 1.2/4, down significantly from the premiere episode. The show placed fifth in its timeslot and twelfth for the night. [2]

Alex Strachan of Canada.com said, in regards to ratings, "Wonderland’s future may well depend on a change of scenery — a new day and time, no pun intended — where it can be given room to breathe and find an audience" as the series faces competition with The Big Bang Theory . [3]

Critical reception

Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the episode an 8.6 out of 10, giving it a positive review. She said "It's just the beginning of the series, but the chess board is set and we're in for an exciting game. Every character has spirit and is moving toward a defined purpose. The evil characters don't seem like they're going to change sides every five minutes, and that's such a relief. Unlike other shows. You know what I'm talking about here. Cough cough, Evil Queen." [4]

Hillary Busis of Entertainment Weekly gave the episode a mixed to negative review, commenting on how the mood of each scene changed too rapidly. She said:

The show's tone seems to shift every time a different pair of characters appears onscreen: Alice and her genie's flashback sequences are straightforward googly-eyed romance. Alice and the Knave play off one another like characters in a classic buddy cop comedy. And when the Red Queen and Jafar get together, the show turns into a hammy scenery-chewing competition. (In a contest like that, there are no winners -- only indigestion.) Perhaps Wonderland, like its television parent, is simply trying to include something for every type of viewer -- the sentimental, the sarcastic, the camp lovers. Unfortunately, as is often the case on Once, attempting to please everyone necessarily means not truly satisfying anyone. [5]

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References

  1. "Listings - ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND on ABC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down - Ratings". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-10-18. Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. Strachan, Alex (17 October 2013). "TV Thursday: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland bold and enchanting". Canada.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. Ratcliffe, Amy (17 October 2013). "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: "Trust Me" Review". IGN. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. Highfill, Samantha (2013-10-17). "'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' recap: 'Trust Me'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2019-12-08.