Sunday’s (Oct. 23) episode of “Once Upon a Time” promises to give us the much-anticipated backstory of Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), Jasmine (Karen David) and Jafar (Oded Fehr), and we can’t wait to see how the show will spin this classic tale.
We learned in the season premiere that Aladdin is a Savior, just like Emma (Jennifer Morrison), and that he was suffering from the same shaky side-effects Emma has been experiencing this year. Whatever is behind this Savior-related illness is still a mystery, and we’ve gotten few clues so far about Aladdin’s fate or Emma’s future.
The one clue we do have, however, comes from the Oracle (Jordyn Ashley Olson).
She’s only been seen a handful of times, but the Oracle was the one to reveal to Emma that her visions of death were actually visions of her own future. She also met up with Jasmine, who is searching high and low in Storybrooke for her true love, Aladdin.
Here’s the thing, though… we absolutely don’t trust this Oracle chick.
For one, Emma followed a suspicious red bird through the forest to find the Oracle. For another, her golden staff has two glowing red eyes that light up when she performs magic. Does that perhaps sound like anyone we already know?
Thanks to “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” we know Jafar can shape-shift into other people, and who better to transform into than one of Jasmine and Aladdin’s most trusted allies. If that’s the case, the version of her we’ve seen so far might not even be her at all.
All things considered, it’s hard to avoid the warning signs that link her so closely to Aladdin’s nemesis, so it’s best to keep a close eye on the Oracle for now.
If the Oracle does, in fact, turn out to be Jafar in disguise, we can bet that anything and everything he’s revealed during his time in Storybrooke is a half-truth meant to advance his own nefarious agenda. Ultimately, that’s going to have terrible consequences for our heroes, but look at it this way: Emma’s vision of her future death might not be totally true after all.
“Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.