Once Upon A Time introduces time travel and effectively unravels the show’s entire plot line.

For those who may not know, Once Upon A Time is the new ABC television drama written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (of Lost fame) and starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and the deliciously diabolical Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen. The general premise is that all the fairy tale characters (and a few borrowed from Greek mythology) are “trapped” in the real world but don’t know it. Kind of like the comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham (but different enough that he’s okay with it). It’s a good show, you should watch it despite the temporal faux pas.

In tonight’s episode entitled An Apple Red As Blood, the Evil Queen uses magic to retrieve the poison apple not just across the two realities but actually backwards in time. This, of course, begs the question: If the Evil Queen can go back in time for an apple then why not just go back before her love was killed. After all, this is the reason we’re given why the Evil Queen hates Snow White so much (she blames Snow for her love’s death) and, in turn, why she cursed the entire Fairy Tale realm to a little town in Maine.

Okay, just saying.