I'm actually informing her character. Hook attacks her with the enchanted hook, but fails to remove her heart as she does not keep it in her chest. Let it go, let it go…) And as Belle informs them, Z’s got nearly everything she needs to complete her spell… except the baby Snow’s due to pop out at any moment. | Cookie Settings, "Most people who are on the evil side, there are things in their lives that happen to make them that way," the former "Charmed" star tells THR. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold proposes a plan to destroy the portal to prevent Cora from traveling to Storybrooke, and Regina reluctantly agrees, convinced that it is the best way to protect Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), even though the portal's destruction will kill anyone who attempts to use the portal, including Emma and Mary Margaret. Aurora slept all the way through the enactment of the Dark Curse, and its effects that lasted for 28 years. As the Queen of Hearts, she always wore a red veil over her face or a gold and red masquerade mask baton. Durin… Once Upon a Time airs at 8 p.m. Sundays on ABC. Fiona | About Our Ads For her to claw her way up is inspirational. MaleficMurderAbuse (child and power)KidnappingTortureRegicideUsurpationIncriminationTheftAnimal crueltyTerrorismPossessionFraudGold-diggingTreasonAiding and abetting That said, they are frustrating if you demand a show with a narrative that hangs together like a beautifully made suit. 10:00am PT Aurora then reveals that Cora told her that the soul of a wraith's victim can be reunited with its body and they agree to try and restore the soul of Prince Phillip. Zelena snarls for Rump to get back in his cage, which is definitely the mark of a bad date. There were quite a few nervous-making factors. All rights reserved. March 08, 2013 Cheshire Cat | The Woodcutter | Gideon | The Dark One seems on board initially, telling his former student that he wronged her and then… making out with her. Greg Mendell | There are two main ways to enjoy a twisty, plot- and mythology-heavy series like Once Upon a Time. Cora was the daughter of a miller who slacked off and was constantly drunk. That same night, Rumpel is busy being creepily pampered by Zelena. – Continuity alert! Having her heart ability led her to become the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland. Maleficent | Caterpillar | Hook brings Cora, who is feigning death, to Regina, and leaves them alone. feeling when everything is resolved." Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. Once the heart is in Zelena’s possession, though, Regina isn’t immediately murdered — which means Z must have some sort of dastardly plans for it. , "Sunday Final Ratings: 'American Dad' Adjusted Up, '666 Park Avenue' Adjusted Down + Unscambled CBS Ratings & Final Football Numbers", "TV Review: Once Upon a Time - "Queen of Hearts"", "'Once Upon a Time' recap: There and Back Again", "'Once Upon A Time' Recap: Who Won The Race To Reach Storybrooke In 'Queen Of Hearts'? Cora has been seeking a way to Storybrooke to find her daughter and after the Dark Curse broke, she met Emma and Snow White. ), and she evidently lives in a kingdom ruled by Prince Leopold’s father. Mary Margaret is tempted by dark magic and David, Emma and Neal attempt to protect Gold from Regina and Cora, as flashbacks show a young Cora seek revenge against the royal family after they degrade her in public. And so Snow is the first to understand Zelena’s true motivation: The witch wants to change the past so that Cora never has to give her up. Cora and Hook travel to the dry basin of Lake Nostos, whose waters held the power to restore that which was lost. She enchants his hook so that it can be used to remove Cora's heart, and no more than one heart. An enhanced version with additional scenes and trivia aired March 31, 2013. It's not Hollywood; it's Once Upon a Time, so it's a little more layered. He explains that he's actually Prince Jonathan but that he didn't want this to be revealed so that Cora would like him for him, and not his crown. , As the youngest of three siblings, Barbara was a quiet and fearful school girl with dreams of a career as an actress. Needless to say, Cora’s girlish notions of finding more than her provincial life are dashed when Fake Prince fails to whisk her away to the palace. Felix | Maybe this is when she moves to King Xavier’s kingdom? Guest Starring For McGowan, it was crucial that she not copy Barbara Hershey's portrayal. Magic/WitchcraftSpell-castingPotioncraftMagical immobilizationTeleportationTelekinesisPyrokinesisShape-shiftingHeart-rippingPhytokinesisNecromancyTransformationPossession (in spirit form)HandlingDomain of the Wonderland Maze (formerly) Once the curse is broken, Cora will reconcile with her daughter, who will be distraught over her defeat, and "help her pick up the pieces." Cora explains that the curse is destined to be broken after 28 years, during which they will be frozen. Henry Jekyll | Henry declares that they must stop her and protect Emma and Mary Margaret. Princess Aurora is a supporting character on Once Upon a Time. Medusa | Emma and Mary Margaret take the compass and jump into the portal. How exactly would that have worked? THR: You mentioned that you watched Barbara's portrayal of Cora before you jumped in. Point is, before you can say “retcon,” the two of them are engaged. Turns out they’re not alone after all: Cora’s vengeful shade is in da house, and she seems preeetty mad that her daughter’s making small talk with her murderer. Twitter: @insidethetube. I was inspired by Barbara's way of playing that for sure. The waters of Lake Nostos erupt from the ground in the forest. McGowan talked to THR about jumping into an established show like Once Upon a Time, how young Cora is introduced and the one scene to look out for. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Rose McGowan has been tapped to guest star in the origin episode playing a younger version of the Evil Queen’s evil mom Cora (Barbara Hershey) in a flashback. Even though she’s pregnant — and even though Leo’s actually been betrothed to Princess Eva, Snow’s eventual mother, since Eva’s birth. Cora, as the Queen of Hearts' magic allowed her to cause physiologically impossible situations, such as cutting off someone's head without the occurrence of death (a skill that she also transmitted to her pupil, the Red Queen). In a review from Blogcritics.org: "Queen of Hearts" happily brings back to the fore the central narrative of the show. Her most signature powerful act of magic was ripping out hearts and storing them away. You're playing someone that's alive, that the audience knows really well; they know her mannerisms, they know her voice.