Once Upon a Time

Season 2 Episode 16

The Miller's Daughter

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 2013 on ABC
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  • Episode Summary

    In the fairytale world, Rumplestiltskin tutors Cora in magic, but the king demands that she prove her abilities to spin gold from straw.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Totally anticlimactic

      1.0
      After all season of showing us what an evil b*tch Cora is, THAT'S how they kill her of? Of all the possible outcomes I had in my head, none where so anticlimactic as this one. Instead of an epic final battle, again we get a sobbing drama full of regret. Cora HAD to die, why would anyone ever feel sorry for her? She was a complete and utter b*itch!
    • More questions, and nice character development

      8.0
      I loved seeing some of Cora's beginnings, but just to make sure I've made the correct connections. Wasn't the snotty girl that tripped Cora named Eva, and isn't Snow's mother Eva? I know they don't usually recycle character names, so I'm more curious how Snow's mother got to become such a serene and humble queen. She did teach Snow humility in the last episode, but this Eva is a total brat.



      Also, a little curious as to the timeline, wasn't Rumple teaching Cora his dark magic when Regina was around, so Rumple didn't dump her butt when she dropped him for the king??? Or was that Regina he taught, and if so why did he teach Regina anything after her mother treated him so badly?



      I love this show but it makes me crazy with the answering two questions and presenting three more? Guess that's why I keep watching. :)moreless
    • Spectacular!

      10
      Wow! I honestly am speechless right about now! I don't know where to begin! So much happened in this spectacular episode and such huge developments will undoubtedly have huge consequences next time.



      That look on Regina's face at the very end was pure venom. Ice cold. World War Three is coming.



      Can't believe what Snow did! Can't wait t o see the repercussions of it!



      So much brilliant stuff is going on!!!moreless
    • What goes areound comes around.

      10
      Nicely done. Cora attraction to the dark side causes her to give up her heart.



      Also, isn't it ironic that Cora gets done in by the candle she gave to Snow.



      And now Regina is fired up into the vengeful person she once was.
    • Well done!

      10
      Loved this episode! Was so great to see Rose McGowan in here - she did a great job of portraying the young (ish) Cora. I have to admit I'm a sucker for a story line like this, and was VERY hopeful Rumpelstiltskin didn't loose his Dark One mojo. I really enjoy his character. Needless to say, moving forward I am sure Regina will find herself once again, and you can sort of see where its going to end up going with her character. The poor thing :( hahamoreless
    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

    Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

    Lana Parrilla

    Lana Parrilla

    Evil Queen/Regina Mills

    Josh Dallas

    Josh Dallas

    Prince Charming/David Nolan

    Emilie de Ravin

    Emilie de Ravin

    Belle

    Jared Gilmore

    Jared Gilmore

    Henry Mills

    Joaquim de Almeida

    Joaquim de Almeida

    King Xavier

    Guest Star

    Rose McGowan

    Rose McGowan

    Young Cora

    Guest Star

    Zak Santiago

    Zak Santiago

    Prince Henry

    Guest Star

    Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Cora

    Recurring Role

    Michael Raymond-James

    Michael Raymond-James

    Neal Cassidy

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • 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.

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