Once Upon a Time

The Miller's Daughter

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 3/10/13
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  • Episode Description
  • In the fairytale world, Rumplestiltskin tutors Cora in magic, but the king demands that she prove her abilities to spin gold from straw.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

  • Lana Parrilla

    Evil Queen/Regina Mills

  • Josh Dallas

    Prince Charming/David Nolan

  • Emilie de Ravin


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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Totally anticlimactic

    By vodazz, Jul 29, 2014

  • More questions, and nice character development

    By Nelly99, Mar 19, 2013

  • Spectacular!

    By amazing_race, Mar 14, 2013

  • What goes areound comes around.

    By mitch85135, Mar 12, 2013

  • Well done!

    By mariag, Mar 12, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Emma: You don't look comfortable.
      Gold: The poison racing towards my heart will have that effect.

    • Emma: I can't cast a spell. I can spell "spell."

    • Rumpelstiltskin: Magic is about emotion. Summon up that moment that made you so angry you would've killed if you could.
      Cora: You do that?
      Rumpelstiltskin: I do.
      Cora: What's your moment?
      Rumpelstiltskin: Once... a man made me kiss his boots in front of my son. Now in my mind, I go back and I rip out his throat and I crunch his veins with my teeth. And that, dearie, is how magic is made.
      Cora: Bloodlust.
      Rumpelstiltskin: I like the phrase.

    • Rumplestiltskin: Love the dress.
      Cora: Well, brides have to be snow white.
      Rumplestiltskin: When you see the future, irony is everywhere.

    • Gold: I know that you're... confused about who you are. So I'm gonna tell you. You are a hero who helped your people. You're a beautiful woman who loved an ugly man. Really, really loved me. You find goodness in others. And when it's not there, you create it. You make me want to go back... back to the best version of me. And that never happened before. So when you look in the mirror and you don't know who you are, that's who you are. Thank you... Belle.

    Notes (2)

    • Colin O'Donoghue is credited but doesn't appear

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 10, 2013 on CTV
      Sweden: July 18, 2013 on Kanal 5
      UK: July 21, 2013 on Channel 5

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: Behind the opening title, a spinning wheel sits in the forest.

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    • watcher1006 Mar 20, 2013

      It broke my heart to see Mary Margaret/Snow White commit premeditated murder. Granted she wasn't as pure as David told her she was - after all we saw her in her bandit days in Fairy Tale Land, but killing someone, even someone as evil-intentioned as Cora, is a whole different story.

    • AllianaBagtas Mar 11, 2013

      I was bawling at that phone call - it was the most heartfelt scripted love scene I've ever seen!

    • GraceChen Mar 11, 2013

      Oh my god, tonight's episode was crazy! Loved seeing the flashback to Cora's past and how Rumple DIDN'T make Cora the way she was. Really enjoyed the history between Rumple and Cora, and love how they put a spin on that fairy tale. The best moment by far was the Rumbelle phone call.

    • enctv Mar 09, 2013

      OMG, I just saw a sneak peek of a scene between Rumple and Belle, heart squeeze!!!!!