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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

once upon a time in wonderland tv show: cancel or renewNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 10, 2013 – April 3, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, Naveen Andrews, and John Lithgow.

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TV show description:
This fantasy show’s story begins in Victorian England. A beautiful young woman named Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells an impossible tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah-smoking caterpillar and playing cards that can talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during her adventure.

Surely this troubled girl must be insane. Her doctors intend to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget—everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever, the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot).

But in her heart, Alice knows this world is real. Just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (voice of John Lithgow) arrive to save her from her fate.

Together, the trio take a tumble down the rabbit hole to a Wonderland — a place where nothing is impossible. Alice is determined to find Cyrus while trying to evade the evil plots of Jafar (Naveen Andrews) and the Red Queen (Emma Rigby).

Series Finale

Episode #13 — And They Lived…”
With Amara’s reluctant assistance, Jafar is able to turn them both into the most powerful sorcerers in the world. The old man, the former sultan, tells his angry son that the way to show true power is with mercy. Jafar uses his new power to make his father express his pride and love for him. Then he murders him. Jafar turns his attention to Amara, Alice and the critically-wounded Cyrus, but they are gone. They’ve managed to escape via a magic carpet ride as Jafar proceeds to kill the Jabberwocky.

At the White Rabbit’s house, Amara uses her powers to save Cyrus. Alice is overjoyed, but there no time to celebrate. They need to act as a united front to take down Jafar, who has brought the Red Queen back to life. Will is elated until he discovers the catch. Jafar brought Anastasia back so the she could be with him. He summons others who are dead to rise up from the grave. He orders his undead army to hunt down Amara and kill anyone in their way. Jafar wants them to bring Wonderland to its knees.

The stolen water needs to be returned to Well of Wonders in order for Jafar to lose his magic. Cyrus and Amara encounter Jafar’s army on their way there. Elsewhere, Alice recruits soldiers to storm Jafar’s castle. She gives a stirring speech that inspires the ragtag group. They also encounter Jafar’s troops. Amara is able to overcome the soldiers with her powers. Alice, however, is unable to fend off the massive army. She’s captured. Jafar wants her to help him find Amara. He threatens to change her past. She’ll go back to being a lonely little girl in England who never met Cyrus. It’ll be as if she never loved at all.

Alice refuses to help Jafar. The true love she shares with Cyrus is more powerful than his magic. It can never be destroyed. Jafar turns his attention to the Red Queen. She warns that Amara and Cyrus are headed to the Well of Wonders. Jafar is off to find them. The Knave tries to talk the Red Queen into helping them, but only one thing can snap her out of her curse: true love’s kiss. Will and Anastasia lock lips. The spell is broken. They are off to stop Jafar.
Nyx, the guardian of the Well of Wonders, appears before Amara, who steps forward to complete her journey. FLASH!

Amara is knocked to the ground by a streak of lightning from Jafar. She dissolves away into water. Jafar is about to strike Cyrus when Alice bursts up from a portal created by the White Rabbit. It’s not enough to stop her foe though. Jafar steals the water that’s supposed to go into the well. Alice is undaunted. She tells Jafar that it’s not her who is going to defeat him. It’s the one from whom he stole the water.

Nyx rises up once again. She tells Jafar that the water does not belong to him. His fate will be to serve the desires of others. Moments later, Jafar is trapped inside a bottle. He’s now a genie. Cyrus and Alice are reunited. They share a kiss. Cyrus is also reunited with his brothers. He shares the news that their mother gave her life for them. The Red Queen is also gone, but the guardian of the Well of Wonders believes that Anastasia’s path was meant to continue. Cyrus gives Will some water. It wasn’t stolen. It was given. A few drops on Anastasia’s lips and she is revived. She is reunited with Will to share true loves kiss once again.

Alice is ready to leave Wonderland. Back in England, Alice’s father lets his daughter know that he is proud and happy to welcome Cyrus into their family. He walks Alice down the aisle on her wedding day. All of Alice’s closest friends are amongst the guests. The White Rabbit performs the ceremony. Vows and rings are exchanged and Cyrus is allowed to kiss the bride. After the wedding, Alice thanks the White Rabbit for bringing her to Wonderland. She bids adieu to Anastasia. She gives her good friend Will a special hug. They advise each other to hold onto their hearts.

Years later, Alice reads a story to her young daughter. It’s all about her adventures in Wonderland. The young girl believes all that happened to her mother is impossible. Alice assures her that nothing is impossible in Wonderland. Cyrus appears with a tray in hand. The entire family is going to have a tea party. A certain White Rabbit oversees this happy event from a distance. He shares a special bond with a girl named Alice. They were both part of something magical that took place “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
Courtesy ABC.
First aired: April 3, 2014.

What do you think? Do you like the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

Leila April 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

Really liked the show. We watched as a family. Sad to see it canceled. Would have liked to see the story go on.


Taylor April 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Everybody who watches wonderland must have a wonderful life to live. If ABC cancels this show, what are those people with wonderful lives going to do now?:-( Nobody deserves to suffer and that’s what you are causing! Please fix this, and make us happy again


karen April 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

The people who want to cancel Wonderland must have been drunk. That’s the only explanation for this. I mean who in the right mind would cancel such a loving and forgiving show? If you have to than put the show on air on a different channel, but please don’t cancel once upon a time in wonderland. Think of all the children who watch it.


melonie April 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The cancelation of Wonderland is fake. And so are the ratings. It has come to my attention that MANY people have commented on this and don’t want it to be canceled. I believe that some one hacked into the ratings system and made them low on purpose. With this many comments, there is NO way that the ratings are that low. It’s pretty obvious that some one hacked into the system for some reason. Please believe me. This show would never have that many low ratings. Think about it.


jasmine April 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Once upon a time in wonderland is the best fantasy show in the universe. Canceling it will cause depression and sadness across the world. Please don’t cancel the best show in history.


caitlin berch April 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Please give the show a second chance


caitlin berch April 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

When I heard it was being canceled, I burst into tears! RHATS HOW MUCH I WAS INTO THAT SHOW! its like we connected


caitlin berch April 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Please don’t cancel once upon a time in wonderland!:-( That is my favorite show. Every day I come home from school so happy because its going to be on in a few days! What am I supposed to look forward to now?:-( Please don’t cancel it. If you have to, hand the series off to another network, just PLEASE DONT CANCEL WONDERLAND!!! Wonderland is one of the most family fun shows ever and canceling this show could change EVERYBODY! ( except for the haters ) :-( Don’t disappoint us, keep the show:-)


Maria April 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Please don’t cancel Wonderland! There are not a lot of shows families can watch together. This was the perfect show everyone could watch. Little fantasy, story telling and romance rolled into one safe to watch family show. I am also a fan of Once Upon a Time. Finally some different shows without all the sex and crude humor and language. Keep it on please!


Erinn April 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Re-think this!! Wonderland was just taking off!! Maybe ABC can hand the series off to another network who wants viewers..


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