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Once Upon A Time, Season 4 Episode 7 Recap | The Snow Queen

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Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and Curt Clark (@curtclark) recap episode 7 of the fourth Once Upon A Time season, “The Snow Queen”.

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  • Axed84

    Great job with the show guys, it really helps me pass time while at work (where I should probably be, y’know, WORKING…but whaddya gonna do)!

    I didn’t hear you guys address this on the podcast, but this is twice now that the Snow Queen has pushed somebody to the point where their powers flared up. She trapped Elsa in those fear-fuelled shackles and seemed genuinely pleased when Elsa was able to let go of her fear, experience a surge in power, and release herself from them, and she seemed downright giddy when Emma’s powers (literally) exploded and blew a hole in the wall. I remember during the fear shackles podcast you guys speculated about whether or not Ingrid actually wanted Elsa to escape, and at this point I think it’s safe to say that Elsa and Emma embracing their powers and pushing themselves further than they had previously imagined is a key part of the Snow Queen’s plan to use the mirror to turn the residents of Storybrooke against one another.

    I also agree with Curt in so far as I don’t think that Ingrid is lying to Elsa about how she got in the urn. I do think that Anna actually did it, but I don’t think it’s for any reason similar to Gerta imprisoning Ingrid in the urn. I think that it was likely for some noble reason (such as protecting Elsa from Ingrid) as opposed to something negative between the sisters. Disney was somewhat reluctant to let these characters appear on Once Upon a Time, so I don’t believe that there is any possibility whatsoever that they will let the writers kill off any of the characters from Frozen, including Kristoff. Along those lines, I didn’t suspect for a second that Anna was dead after taking that fall off of the cliff last week because there is no way that Disney would let the movie’s primary protaganist die. Just look at Elsa’s Storybrooke wardrobe for an example of the level of control that Disney wouldn’t relinquish; she’s been in the same dress from the movie for 7 episodes now, and during a recent press day on set Georgina Haig admitted that one of Disney’s stipulations was that Elsa HAD to stay in the dress during the entire half-season arc. All this to say that if Anna did actually trap Elsa in the urn, I don’t believe that it was due to the death of one of the film’s characters.

    Keep up the good work guys, I look forward to hearing your thoughts every week. 🙂