Last night confirmed something we’d been suspecting for a few weeks now. And Jafar put the pressure on
once again. So shall we get to it?
The flashback featured a young Jafar. As his mother dies, she reveals that Jafar’s true father is the Sultan. So, Jafar sets out and gets himself arrested so he can meet the Sultan. As the man realizes who Jafar truly is, he agrees to let Jafar stay in the palace, but as a servant. He makes it very clear he already has a son and will not acknowledge Jafar as such. But when servant boy Jafar slips up in front of some guests, the heir slaps Jafar around and the Sultan tries to drown Jafar that night only he doesn’t hold him under the water long enough and an unconscious Jafar comes to in the refuge heap.
Flash forward a few years, and an adult Jafar returns to the palace still looking for the Sultan to acknowledge him. And in the years, the Sultan has turned into the man in the cage. Anyway, he still refuses to give Jafar anything, so Jafar kills his half-brother and takes the Sultan captive.
is having her own father issues in present day Wonderland. While closing in on Jafar’s fortress, she is
surprised to find her father. She
expresses some of her hurt over how he’s treated her, and he apologizes. In fact, they seem to be getting along
But what we know and Alice and Knave don’t is that this is really Jafar in disguise as
father. But Jafar gives himself away as Alice serves him some dinner – he doesn’t pray before his
food like Alice’s
dad always does.
As Alice and Knave try to get away, Jafar returns to his normal form and fetches
real dad from the dungeon. Despite her
promise to not give in to anything else she sees, seeing Jafar on the magic
carpet about to push her father off stops her.
And when her dad starts saying exactly what she truly wants to hear, she
pauses further. Her dad apologizes for
not being there after Alice’s
mother died, for not believing her stories, and for pushing her away when she returned
last time. As Alice’s father mentions that Cyrus has
escaped, Jafar pushes him off the carpet.
That’s too much for Alice,
and she wishes her father home. That
satisfies Jafar, who was just trying to get Alice to use another wish.
The Red Queen only got one scene, and it involved her search for Cyrus. Jafar shows up and this is where he learns the truth. But Cyrus is nowhere to be seen after his jump off the cliff. We finally do see him at the end of the episode lying on a sandy beach. The jump knocked him out, but he’s still alive.
Jafar also had a scene where he confronted his dad back in the dungeon. Jafar is still waiting for the Sultan to acknowledge him, something that is not going to happen. The Sultan attempts to escape by jumping off the cliff in the dungeon, but Jafar uses the magic carpet to keep that from happening.
I think the most interesting thing we learned is that what Jafar and the Red Queen are attempting to do is rewrite the rules of magic. That’s why he needs all three of the genies. What he intends to do with this power is still a mystery, but somehow he thinks it will give him what he wants from the Sultan.
Next week is the winter finale, and they are promising something big. I’m wondering if
Alice will use her last
wish but then Jafar gets his hands on Cyrus as the cliffhanger. Either way, I’m anxious to see what happens.
Thoughts on the episode? Predictions for the week? Hit me up in the comments.