Last night on Once Upon a Time, we learned the backstory of Sidney Glass (the Queen's magic mirror man, and disgraced former editor of the all important Storybrooke newspaper). Spurned by the Mayor, Sidney teams up with Emma to expose the evil overlord's darkest deeds.
You'd think a reporter and a cop teaming up would lead to some cunning crime-solving scenes. But you would be wrong. This is Once Upon a Time, people.
Cue the cartoon-looking microphone "bugs", busted brakes, and a gentleman with 9,000 necklaces. Once Upon A Time does Law & Order for dummies!
Last night's was easily the most epically cheeseball of all the Once Upon a Time storylines — and there was already an episode that starred a CG cricket, so that's saying something. The Real World version of the Evil Queen's Magic Mirror, Sidney, pops up and decides that today he wants to ruin the Mayor. Emma, being the crackpot Sheriff she is, agrees almost immediately. Then the Mayor's biggest asset proceeds to push Emma into breaking the law over and over again.
It's like Emma didn't even see the entire election episode, where she droned endlessly on about choosing good over bad. Screw your morals — Emma has some long faces to make, and some rules to break. It's not like she lives in a town where the Mayor has been recording her every move, digging up her past, and using every little angle she can, to separate Emma from her estranged biological son.