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Old 03-18-2017, 04:17 PM
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:17 PM
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:44 AM
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:42 PM
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:21 PM
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The Week's Most Noteworthy Performance

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March 12-18
“Murder Most Foul” | Once Upon A Time
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This was without a doubt the toughest call I’ve had to make with performance reviews in the longest time. But because “Murder Most Foul” was Josh Dallas’ finest performance to date, it felt right that we’d give this to him.

Josh Dallas has tackled Charming’s vulnerabilities before, but everything he’s worked to achieve as the character has led to this very moment. We’ve seen Charming’s fears brought to life in the past. We’ve seen his frustrations. We’ve seen him fall. We’ve known from day one that the love he has for his family is deeper than the wide-open sea. “Murder Most Foul” took Dallas down a dark path forcing him to finally, once and for all, confront himself. And while Dallas has voiced his fears about not being enough before, he’s never fully broken down. That’s why his breakdown in this week’s episode is such a monumental moment for him.

When we find Dallas in the beginning of the episode, he’s cheerful in the usual, undeniably charming way making a toast and commending his daughter for her accomplishments. There’s nothing different on the surface, but when you look closely, the weariness in his eyes screams at you. Charming’s undoubtedly in a lot of pain, but in his attempt to conceal it, Dallas does a great job of revealing how difficult that task is becoming. The ever president of tinge of heartache in his eyes made it easy for the audience to be concerned for the character. So when he falls and throws his frustrations out on his (soon to be) son-in-law, the early stages of the forthcoming breakdown become painfully clear.

Leading up to that final moment, Josh Dallas’ physicality becomes more and more difficult to watch. As anger takes root and clouds the actual heartache, the expressiveness Dallas carries becomes even more difficult to witness. And in that final speech, the declaration that he’s terrified of never being enough, Dallas goes in full force. The sorrow and calamity in his voice cobbled with the exhaustion in his physicality did a prestigious job of reminding viewers of just how much he carries on his shoulders. As the town’s embodiment of noble and right, Charming’s often had too much on his plate, but this journey of self confrontation while at the same time learning the truth about what became of his father was everything he needed to build himself back up. He needed to fall, to confront himself, to open up about what’s been haunting him in order to come out stronger.

And in what was Dallas’ biggest moment to shine as an actor, he delivered beautifully with an organic display of a man at its wits. After six years of embodying the character, as an actor, he has undeniably mastered Charming perfectly and thereby, this breakdown was Dallas reminding us of the very fact that even the strongest fall. A lesson that’s always dealt with wonderfully on Once Upon A Time. Now while the physical and emotional breakdown was Dallas’ display of his strengths as an actor, it’s the work he did all throughout the episode, which has essentially made our work easier. Charming went from an irritable, broken man to a vulnerable, elated hero. His apology to Killian was a great display of bravery as it showcases the fact that he isn’t intimidated by admitting he was wrong. And the choice to believe that a man has changed enough to be worthy of his daughter’s hand in marriage, followed by the exhibition of his gratitude gave Dallas the opportunity to play a full range of emotions — each of which he tackled with innate sincerity and acute embodiment of the character.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:19 PM
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It's wonderful to see Josh getting some well earned recognition. He was brilliant in Murder Most Foul and we all know he is an extremely gifted actor, but it's nice be reminded.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 AM
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Definitely nice to see him get some recognition. He deserves it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:00 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:36 PM
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:23 AM
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:22 PM
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