Season Three took characters to Neverland, the Enchanted Forest, Oz, and back home to Storybrooke. It featured a second curse, a missing year, the deaths and resurrections of multiple characters, and the introduction of both a sister (Rebecca Mader) and love interest (Sean Maguire) for Regina (Lana Parrilla).
The second-half of the season centered around a character from Oz works better than the Neverland arc which grows a bit stale as Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and her family attempt to save Henry (Jared Gilmore) from Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Highlights from the season include the time-traveling season finale, Regina taking another step on her hero’s journey, Hook‘s (Colin O’Donoghue) time away from Storybrooke, the escape from Neverland, a battle between sisters, the death and the return of Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle), and Regina and Zelena’s first meeting.
Collected on both Blu-ray and DVD, the five-disc sets include all 22 episodes, a featurette on the complicated nature of the show’s villains, the introduction and development of Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), audio commentaries for select episodes, deleted scenes, and a blooper reel. The Blu-ray also includes an extra featurette on the writers’ room.
[ABC Studios, Blu-ray $79.99 / DVD $45.99]