We at RT love books, sure, but we also love books that make it to the small screen! Which is why we're recapping Once Upon a Time in Wonderland for you! (Plus, we love any and all excuses to use GIFs.) Our intrepid Features Editor Mala watched last night's pilot, and here's what she had to say …
A blonde moppet in an iconic blue dress/pinafore ensemble bursts out of a hole in the ground — as you do. She runs home to a grand house with a serious kudzu problem. Five seconds after babbling about crazy things she’s seen, she’s listening at a keyhole as Very Serious menfolk talk about how she’s delusional. This can’t be good.
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Flash forward to “present day.” A guy (Michael Socha) walks through what Once Upon a Time viewers know is Storybrooke, Maine. Grumpy the dwarf and his ladyfriend warn this fellow about the bad weather. Mysterious guy, who has impressive ears, fixes a cuppa at the diner as the floor suddenly explodes. Out pops a CGI White Rabbit (John Lithgow), with hipster glasses and even MORE impressive ears. He informs the wary Knave of Hearts that Alice needs help. They say nothing about leaving Granny some cash to fix the diner floor. Jerks.