Coming Tonight: Once Upon a Time 4×11
CAUTION: potential spoilers, peeks sneaked, and speculations proffered
“Heroes and Villains” – In the aftermath of the Snow Queen’s spell, our heroes try to pick up the pieces and Regina has to make a difficult choice. Hook’s fate hangs in the balance as Gold’s quest for power threatens everything he holds dear. And, in the Enchanted Forest flashback, an intrusion during Belle’s stay at Rumplestiltskin’s dark castle will wreak havoc in both the past and the future, on the winter finale of Once Upon a Time, written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and directed by Ralph Hemecker.
Here’s the promo that aired after last week’s episode:
In the first sneak peek, Rumple makes a promise to Hook as Belle sleeps in the foreground.
In the second, Anna and Elsa discuss getting back to Arendelle.
It really looks like there’s a Dalmatian in the Enchanted Forest flashback. Could this be the intruder in the Dark Castle? It’s not Pongo, played by canine thespian Cinder. Perhaps it’s his paramour Perdita. Part of me thinks it might be a shapeshifted Cruella herself, tying her into the past story and placing her among the powerful in the present.
I really dig Gold’s discomfort about Anna. “The Apprentice” set her up to be an incredible threat to him and his plans if she showed up in Storybrooke. And he’s almost entirely responsible for exactly that, having snatched the Wishing Star along with Elsa’s Urn during his encounter with the Snow Queen in Arendelle. Poor Killian. Nobody gets in Anna’s way.
This episode should solidly wrap up everything specific to the Frozen arc. The ice wall comes down. Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff appear to head home through the Apprentice’s magic door. But what’s it doing in the ballroom of the mystery mansion. Does Gold agree to help them in exchange for Anna’s silence?
And what is Regina’s difficult choice? Do the Queens of Darkness offer her a place at their table? Are they the new fairy tale Plastics?