CHILLING SPOILERS AHEAD!! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!
Emma and Elsa search through files to find Anna. Emma finds a picture with her and the Snow Queen. She talks to Regina about the pictures who is not quick to answer her. Outside Regina’s mausoleum, Elsa follows Anna into the woods. Sidney succeeds in granting Regina’s request and locates the Snow Queen. Regina follows Sidney’s directions through the woods when she runs into Emma who is searching for Elsa. Meanwhile, Elsa finds her sister on the other side of a ravine. She creates an ice bridge to reach but Anna is dragging away before Else gets to her. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret is dealing with separation anxiety from her son as she and David try to spend an evening alone. David discovers Will Scarlett missing from his cell at the police station and decides to go after him. Mary Margaret lets him be while she spies on Will Scarlett who is digging in the sand at the beach. Elsewhere, Elsa has a run in with the Snow Queen. Regina and Emma are still on Elsa’s trail. They come across the bridge she made and begins to cross. Suddenly, a strong wind blows that threatens to knock them down into the gorge. It is then that Sidney reveals his allegiance with the Snow Queen. The ice bridge begins to crumble. Emma and Regina run across and make a daring leap to the other side. There, they encounter an Ice Knight created by the Snow Queen. They join their powers together and defeat the Ice Knight. The Snow Queen appears and takes Regina’s pocket mirror. She then proceeds to kill both Emma and Regina. Luckily, Elsa arrives in time to deliver a powerful blast that knocks the Snow Queen off her feet. Satisfied with Elsa’s display, the Snow Queen leaves.
Emma’s past catches up with her in this episode and a big mystery is revealed. But first, let’s get to Regina and Emma. Since Marion has been brought back by Emma, Regina has been less than forgiving. At first it seemed that she wanted to do away with the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. However, something hanged and Regina is now trying to help Marion for Robin Hood’s sake since he still loves her. While searching for Elsa and the Snow Queen, Emma tries her best to get back in with Regina who was not having any of it. During the episode, Emma’s childhood come to light. She meets a girl named Lilith who tells her that she is a foster child with no family just like her. Emma believes that she found a friend in Lilith until the truth is revealed. Lilith does indeed have a family. Hurt and betrayed, Emma refuses to forgive Lilith who begs her. Not wanting to repeat her past mistake, Emma reveals this to Regina, also revealing that she thought of Regina as her friend. So it looks like Emma touched Regina’s dark heart. It makes sense since that have teamed on occasion to save Storybrooke and rescue Henry. Plus, let’s not forget that Regina is not inherently evil. She was kind in her youth. Just a lot of stuff happened and she needed somewhere to place her anger. Thankfully, that part of her has ended. This led to Regina’s growth into a redeemable character. Regina apparently accepts Emma’s friendship, declaring that she does not want to kill Emma. However, one question must be asked. With they’re “friendship” revived, will Regina continue her secret mission to find the writer of the story book and force them to give her a happy ending? Better question is how will Emma react?
Elizabeth Mitchell is deliciously wicked as the Snow Queen. Have I said before? Well, I’m saying it again. Just as I enjoyed Barbara Hershey as Cora, Elizabeth was cast perfectly for this role. She continues her pursuit in getting Elsa to better control her powers. Then she manages to win Sidney over and make him betray Regina. With the promise of freedom, Sidney was more than ready to serve the Snow Queen. It seems Gerard channels his Tom Neville character from “Revolution” to add drama to Sidney’s deception. after freeing Sidney, she takes a piece of the mirror he was trapped in and adds it to a broken mirror she has and reforms it. What is the deal with this mirror? However, the Snow Queen’s greatest asset is her connection to Emma. While watching a video of her with Lilith, Emma is shocked when the rest of the video plays out and reveals something disturbing. How happy will Emma Swan be when she is reunited with her foster mother, the Snow Queen?
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