“The Queen Is Dead” initial reactions – ONCE084



Connections to everyone and yet breaking some connections! You’ll get a hook through the heart from this episode.

These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode. We’ll share more about “The Queen Is Dead” in our upcoming full episode live on Wednesday, March 6, at 8:30 p.m. (EST/GMT-5).

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Upon discovering Cora and Regina’s plan to find and take possession of Rumplestiltskin’s dagger, Mary Margaret, with the aid of David and Mother Superior, makes it her mission to find it first; and while Mr. Gold continues his quest in New York to reunite with son Bae, Hook devises a plan to rid himself of a crocodile. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, the Blue Fairy offers Snow White an unconventional enchantment that could help save her dying mother, Queen Eva.

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Initial reactions

Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):

  • Neal knew Hook and said that ours wasn’t Neal’s first stop after leaving home. Does this mean Neverland? Daniel isn’t drinking coffee yet.
  • It was great to see Bailee Madison back as young Snow White!
  • Henry called Emma by her name again, and reminded her of her lies.
  • What was that shore that Neal mentioned as having the best pizza?
  • Neal said looks can be deceiving
  • Mary Margaret made our Star Wars reference, “Please, mother superior, you’re our only hope.”
  • Was Cora disguised as the Blue Fairy any other times we’ve seen her?
  • Was Queen Eva’s funeral in the same hall where Charming and Snow were married in the pilot?
  • Mary Margaret plans to kill Cora, but how?
  • Side joke: we thought that Sneezy may be the last living person in Storybrooke, and also the Dark One under his new name DarkSnot.
  • Regina seemed to start questioning Cora’s plan. Is Regina going to join the others again?
  • If Neal/Baelfire went to Neverland, we think his fiancé Tamara could be Tiger Lily.

We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Leilani

    I notice you guys questioned Snow’s mother’s name, and I thought it was officially announced that her name is Eva. Would’ve been cool though if her name was Emma…

    • http://DanielJLewis.net/about Daniel J. Lewis

      Yes, we know her name now. We just didn’t remember hearing it anywhere in the episode.

  • Ivy

    So I know it is super weird that Cora keep kissing every one but I kind of think this kiss was about something more than just gross evilness. I think Snows mother is Coras sister I mean this came to mind because of the way she was talking to her almost as if she had some king of grudge against her so I think Snows mother is Coras sister and the actresses also have some physical resemblance. ( I mean what if Coras love was king Leopold and Snows mother took him from her ok so I’m just theorising her LOL). About Neal I am to hoping he is not Peter Pan but it will be fun to se Daniel drink coffee hahaha! still I hope he is not

    • Sammie

      I thought Cora was going to call Queen Eva “sister” when she was talking to her. It seems like a logical leap if they were sisters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lara-Lutrick/1222052998 Lara Lutrick

      Totally agree that they are sisters.