Coming Tonight: Once Upon a Time 4×19
CAUTION: sneak peaks, speculation, and spoilers
“Lily” – Emma’s potential for darkness is looming over everyone, but when Emma realizes Maleficent’s daughter Lily is in fact her closest friend from her foster care days, she resolves to find Lily and reunite her with her mother. Regina joins forces with Emma and together they set out to track down Lily and to warn Robin about Zelena. However, neither of them is prepared for the harsh realities they’ll encounter in the outside world. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Gold faces a crisis involving Belle. In a foster care flashback, things are looking up for young Emma with her new family until Lily’s appearance threatens to destabilize everything, written by Andrew Chambliss and Dana Horgan, and directed by Ralph Hemecker.
Here’s the post De Vil promo:
The first sneak peek features a microfilm reader and a role reversal.
In the second, Lily’s trail goes cold.
I think it’s safe to say I was on the right track with the interpretation of the Queens of Darkness last week. Cruella’s death served as the defining moment with regard to corrupting the savior. while it’s arguable whether Emma’s action was evil, it’s important to remember that’s how it’s playing in the context of the show. Emma said to Mary Margaret, “I’m sorry, but if it were me no matter what I would not harm a defenseless person.” And right before she did exactly that, its significance was reinforced when Mary Margaret said, “Cruella can’t kill anyone. She’s defenseless.” Heroes don’t kill.
“Emma’s potential for darkness is looming over everyone”
With only four hours left in the season, they’re going to be walking the razor’s edge of the will-she-won’t-she question. But look at what’s happening in just a few minutes already. Lily’s been associated with sacral rites and Regina and Emma are talking about beating fate. Because challenging fate has worked out so well for characters in stories for thousands of years.
“Lilith Page, the infant daughter of ????? and Priscilla Page, was baptized Sunday in downtown Minneapolis. After…”
While talking to Isaac about obtaining ink for the quill, Gold noted that, “Once her heart has been blackened, everything I need shall fall into place.” It’s pretty morbid, but Cruella falling to her death might be precisely what he was talking about. It was a bit odd and maybe even anticlimactic when all the spilled ink did was give her parti-colored hair and exaggerated eyebrows. Perhaps she was also a living receptacle from which the ink can now be extracted.