5 Teasers For Once Upon a Time’s “The Queen is Dead” & “The Miller’s Daughter”
While fans are patiently awaiting Once Upon a Time’s next episode “The Queen is Dead” on Sunday March 3, we’ve been looking ahead to the next pivotal episode “The Miller’s Daughter,” which airs the following week, Sunday March 10 on ABC – and which we’ve had the opportunity to preview a couple of weeks in advance, thanks to ABC.
At first, the obvious link between both episodes is that they are flashback heavy, with each offering key insights into the minds of well established characters in the Fairytale Land That Was. However, on closer inspection it’s probably fair to comment that both “The Queen is Dead” and “The Miller’s Daughter” form bookends to a two part story arc, which serves to tie up a key season 2 plot line in quite an unexpected way.
Although we’re not allowed to tell you outright what the invisible chalk is used for, or what new discouraging fact Emma uncovers about Gold’s son, or even if Cora and Regina are successful in getting their hands on Rumpelstiltskin’s dagger, we can give you some interesting teasers on both of these episodes you won’t find anywhere else on the web.
We’ve presented these teasers in reverse order according to their surprise element.
5. The Heart of the Matter
Skirting around the theme of love and sacrifice in “The Queen is Dead,” Once really gets to the heart of the matter in “The Miller’s Daughter,” an episode which serves a timely reminder about why it’s not such a good idea to rip your own heart out of your body and store it in a box for eternity. Of course, the whole ‘heart in a box’ thing is a wonderful metaphor about closing yourself off to love in order to secure the trappings of power, and both the metaphor and its literal counterpart are played out to a beautiful and tear-jerking finale over these two episodes.
4. Unexpected Lovers
You never know what or who you’re going to see in a Fairytale flashback. We certainly weren’t expecting these two well known characters to have shared such a passionate bond – despite the little hints and references scattered throughout the season. If this love had been allowed to blossom who knows where it might have ended.
3. Regina and Emma Face Off With Magic
It’s all too brief, but it’s still beautiful. A tense moment in “The Miller’s Daughter” sees Emma and Regina go head to head in a magical battle. Emma is only starting to tap into her power, but this short-lived moment is super-charged with possibility. More please!
2. A Hero Makes a Villain’s Move
In true fairytale tradition, Once Upon a Time offers us clean cut heroes and evil villains dressed in black – with the notable exception of the amazing Lana Parrilla’s Regina, a character we first loved to hate then hated to love, and now simply love. However “The Queen is Dead” sets events in motion that will cause one of the show’s most beloved characters (and no we don’t mean Archie!) to do something unspeakable. The event will spark a shocked “This is not you!” from a friend and a sharp intake (or should that read out-take?) of breath from the audience.
1. Death Becomes … Who?
There’s no other way to say it. Events in “The Queen is Dead” lead to the death of a major character in “The Miller’s Daughter.” There are onscreen tears, and maybe a few of your own for this one! Sound off in the comments section if you think you can guess who it is, and how he/she buys it.
Catch Once Upon a Time’s “The Queen is Dead” Sunday March 3 and “The Miller’s Daughter” Sunday March 10 at 8/7c on ABC.