Once Upon a Time Season 4, Episode 8 Reaction (CAUTION: SPOILERS ♥)

That 2 hour episode though… Loki and I opened a google doc before watching and typed comments as the episode went on. I’m going to copy/paste the content and edit it, inserting bold sections that will contain quotes or the content of the episode we were reacting to. B: Stuff Brittany typed; L: Stuff Loki typed. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Opening Scene… Then Snow Queen starts talking to Sorcerer’s Apprentice, we bet the sorcerer is Mickey Mouse (like from Fantasia) 

L: Please let it be mickey mouse

B:I bet it is. Snow Queen sympathy…nope she’s crazy…

L:So crazy

Emma is freaking out in the woods, Henry runs up trying to comfort her. Emma’s uncontrollable magic hurts Henry

B: EMMA, HENRY

L:Henry is getting so old

B:OMG NO HENRY! Well these powers are getting out of control.

Snow Queen starts talking to Emma, saying she understands what Emma is going through. Emma’s response: “Leave me the hell alone” and drives off

B: YES PLEASE

L:I know… Can’t decide what is more yellow Emma’s hair or her car.

B: LOL… wow i use caps a lot

L: It’s okay it’s cute ♥

~Commercial Break begins~

L: yumm almond milk, I want some almond milk

B: i’ve never had it, share when you get some?

L: Okay it’s really good in smoothies.

The episode returns with Regina in her vault. Suddenly, Robin Hood appears (IN A TANK TOP) and makes some suggestive comment about what nice “sleep” they had the night before. They kiss after he says something more on the romantic side and it’s just all together a cute scene that Regina tries to put an end to, put gives in to the tank top wearing hunk. 

L: Yasss “sleep” ooh getting steamy.

B: This ship best sail… i mean they already had some great “sleep” AWWW ROBIN

L: NO BECAUSE THAN WE WOULDN’T HAVE A SHOW

B: HE SHOULD WEAR TANK TOPS MORE

L: I should go to the Gym so I can get my arms to look like Robins.

B: REGINA STOP PULLING AWAY… Robin. You’re perf

L: Robin oh Robin you have swagger

Emma’s family, Hook, and Elsa return home after searching for Emma. Henry returns a little later with the wound Emma gave him. 

B: Hook looking as attractive as usual

L: yes he is

Charming: “Henry is the only one that could calm Emma down, and that didn’t work” (or something like that)

L: OR HOOK

B: ^

Elsa is setting up a feast for Anna (literally a grand table covered in all sorts of chocolate). Ingrid walks in telling Elsa that Anna won’t join them because she’s locked in the dungeon for threatening Ingrid with the urn. Continues trying to gain sympathy… Elsa tells Ingrid she’d rather be alone for a while. 

L: That food looks good

B: BECAUSE CHOCOLATE.GO AWAY SNOW QUEEN. Stop LYING

L: LYING WHORE… psh

B: Then tells manipulating truths… gah. YEAH LEAVE  HER ALONE

L: Does Elsa have lipstick that red in frozen?

Gold walks into his shop where a lot of the items are moving by themselves. He realizes it’s because of Emma and they talk about getting rid of her magic. Gold insists it be a little away from town since the “spell” will deal damage to the area. He circles an abandoned manor on a map and Emma heads there. 

B: Ummm… Gold’s shop- whatcha up to? and no… I think she was dressing fancy for Anna

L: Gold is totally going to take her magic

B: Well I mean yeah…

L: She is going to be useless to Ingrid. Ingrid only wants Emma because she has magic.

B: Why that specific spot? Bet Gold is getting his way somehow. So this could either

help the situation or screw it up further.

L: I bet it will make is worse, Ingrid is going to get pissed and start taking revenge for ruining her 2nd family.

B: Then Emma won’t have magic to protect everyone

L: I really want a live action Frozen now OR make Frozen into a play!

Elsa visits Anna in the dungeon, accompanied by guards. She starts going off on Anna for hiding her parents’ intentions and for threatening their aunt. Elsa then tells the guards to leave so she can talk to her sister alone. Turns out, her anger was a ruse. 

B: Elsa getting emotional… YES SHE’S ON ANNA’S SIDE

L: They are such sisters. I really want them to have a really girly moment.

B: Oh Loki. I’m sure they will

L: Like have a white girl fit or something it would make my day so funny.

Regina joins the gang in the Charming household to check on Henry. Her blouse is unbuttoned at the top. Snow tells her to button it before seeing Henry. Emma calls Snow telling her she’s going to take her magic away. Hook realizes what she could be getting into (since he’s been involved with Gold recently) and gets his “talking phone”, calls her, leaves a voice mail, and starts to investigate. 

B: REGINA YOUR SHIRT LOL

L: how did she not notice lawl…“My talking phone”

B: The level of precious with Hook. That dramatic phone call. GO SAVE HER HOOK ILY

L: OH NO, people are going to know he was involved in Golds evil now. Gold is totally going to pin it all on Hook!

B: Uh. No no. Don’t go blaming the Captain. Emma needs trust.

Commercials

That agents of shield show is so bad

Kristoff joins Anna and Elsa on their search for the urn Ingrid is hiding. They plan to capture her in it. Kristoff, upon entering part of the castle that hasn’t been used in a while, comments, “Wow, it’s really dusty in here”. Elsa’s response: “I’m surprised it bothers you”. Kristoff: “I may have lived in a barn, but that barn was a spotless barn”

L: DAMN ELSA NEED SOME ICE!

B: THAT BURN

Snow Queen, in her little hideout in Storybrooke, is staring into her mirror when Gold approaches. He has dust from the urn and lures her into a circle he has made of it which traps her for a while. 

B: Does she sit there and look at the mirror all day?

L: KILL HER GOLD, i bet that’s what she does. Called it, called it, called it!!!

B: FREAKING YES. GOLD.

L: Emma is going to get put in the hat and its going to ruin Ingrid’s plans, if Hook gets blamed all my predictions will have come true.

The Knave/Will/The Thief from earlier in the season is at Granny’s diner and is pouring what is most likely an alcoholic beverage into his drink he ordered (it’s early in the morning). It takes him a while before he decides he’s poured enough into his glass. Robin Hood joins him, talking about Regina’s concern for never getting a happy ending and the author never writing one for villains. Will suggests going to the library in the magical clock tower. Snow and Charming are looking at pictures that have Emma in it. Charming: “She has your eyes” Snow: “She has your smile”. They start talking about how they’ve always wanted Emma to have her “best chance” and that maybe her being normal is best.  (and Charming brings up a point we made earlier: if Emma is powerless, Ingrid won’t want her)

B: You need that to wake up don’t ya? Um. How much of that do you need?

L: haha. I am sorry but i hate it when people say that about children.

B: What? She has your eyes/smile?

L: yes

B: David so insightful… ELSA HEARD THAT

L: He is

Back in Arendelle past, Anna and Elsa navigate through the castle with the urn to get Anna in the dungeon where Elsa will direct Ingrid to go.

L: why are they hiding from their own guards Elsa is Queen?

B: Ingrid has been manipulating the guards. They believe her whole “Anna threatened me” story

L: How I must have missed that part…

B: I mean they didn’t provide much explanation. Just when they were in dungeon, Elsa said she had to be careful what she said around guards because of Ingrid.

L: hmm i would have liked more of an explanation there. Oh well nothing i can do about it.

B: SHH I want this 2 hours to be full of important stuff.

Commercial about AMA

L: haha Lorde has made fun of every band listed in that event.

OUAT returns with The Knave trying to break into the library, Robin Hood opens the door. You know. Since the library is open. It’s “so generous” as The Knave puts it. Regina heals Henry’s wound and gives an inspiring speech about how Henry is special even if he doesn’t have magic and can’t stop Emma from losing control.

B: AWW you don’t have to break into public buildings

L: MAGIC

B: GJ Regina 🙂

L: OMG THIS IS THE BUILD UP TO HENRY(GOLDS APPRENTICE) PUTTING THE HAT ON !!!!

Hook bursts into Gold’s store, finds evidence of Emma being there, calls again leaving another voice mail giving Emma a little more information about why he’s worried about her getting rid of her magic: Gold has been lying and, unfortunately, Hook has lied too. He gets really sweet about not wanting to lose her because of that. He sees the map and the circled manor and goes to find her. 

B: HOOK. BE EPIC. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK D’x

L: That manly man, okay so he is going to blame it on himself…. close enough i am going to claim all predictions came true.

B: GO GET HER. EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE WHEREVER EMMA IS AT THE SAME TIME AND OMG STUFF IS GONNA GO DOWN.

Emma is driving to the manor, and Ingrid appears in the middle of the road. Emma swerves to avoid her. Back in Arendelle, Anna is about to return to her cell, makes a couple sweet comments about the sleeping guard and the mice in the dungeon. Once she’s back in her cell, Ingrid appears saying, “Surprise”

B: Shoulda hit the Snow Queen #js

L: OMG WHY SWERVE ! YOU HAD A CLEAR SHOT.

B: Anna is seriously…

L: Precious

B: Thank you. You always finish my…

L: Sandwitches

B: THAT’S WHAT I WAS GONNA SAY

L: THAT BITCH!

B: Oh MY GOSH ^ SO FREAKING DONE WITH HER

Storybrooke: Ingrid talks to Emma, warning her that she’ll be in danger if she tries to get rid of her magic through Gold because Gold is lying and only getting something he wants. Emma realizes she’s talking to only a projection of Ingrid that Ingrid created since she was trapped. 

L: How does her cape not get dirty

B: Ok so even if she had hit that Snow Queen, it wasn’t the real one… Idk bruh

L: Yeah but that still she should have tried to go fnn for the kill

Regina talks to the Charmings, they reveal they aren’t going to try to stop Emma. Regina then says, “You wanna know what I regret most?” The Charmings have a couple retorts to this but then Regina gets all serious about not supporting Henry when he started getting into the book and such. The Charmings realize the need to go after Emma, so they are about to use Regina’s locator spell, but then see that Elsa has taken it. They take David’s truck and try to track Emma down. 

L: Bitch please, innocent lives mean nothing

B: Oh Charming. Gosh I love Regina… much emotional and character development… Everyone’s going towards Emma!

L: misery loves company

Arendelle: Ingrid brings up a similarity between herself and Anna: they were isolated and read a lot of books in the same castle. Ingrid then asks Anna about a book. They discuss it, and it reveals the origin of the mirror of shattered sight. Ingrid presents a piece of the mirror and puts the “Shattered Sight” spell on Anna, causing her to only see the worst of things.

B: Mirror Explanation- thank you… NO DON’T CORRUPT ANNA I WILL HATE YOU FOREVER (I ALREADY DO)

L: for real #fiveeverhate

While tracking down Emma, Snow and Regina have a convo about Robin Hood and happy endings. 

B: AW Snow and Regina… No Regina have faith in love.

L: LAWL not much to tell.  Guess she isn’t one to kiss and tell.

B: Oh the grays in this show. Regina. No. Write your own story.

The boys find a couple books in the library, and Robin Hood discovers a page in his satchel and calls Regina telling her to come immediately. She goes. Emma and Gold meet up at the manor. Emma shows uncertainty and talks to Gold about it. Hook arrives as Gold is leaving, so Gold traps him. Elsa arrives with the locator spell and enters the back door. 

L: POP UP BOOKS ♥ OH PLEASE THE CAT IN THE HAT

B: OH MY GOSH WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.Yeah I liked the hat play too.

L: I like Gold so much … but  I don’t want emma to get hurt GAH THE FEELS.

B: Can’t. Handle. DON’T THANK HIM

L: Gold clearly has changed because he just gave emma  an out.

B: Eh. It’s admirable he did but he also kinda convinced her this is in her character so.

L: I know, but old Gold would have just walked up with the hat and been like BAM!

B: Too true… HOOK. NOOOOOOOOOO.

L: GOLD IS SO GOOD AT BEING EVIL THOUGH.

B: ELSA BE CAREFUL.

Arendelle: “Shattered Sight” Anna walks up to Elsa with the urn. Elsa believes Anna has gotten Ingrid and insists they eat the chocolate feast. Anna makes some out-of-character comments. Ingrid appears and Elsa realizes Anna is acting under something Ingrid has done. Ingrid tells Elsa she needs to freeze Anna before Anna’s anger ends up in Elsa going in the urn. Elsa refuses and tells Anna she loves her as she’s pulled into the urn. Ingrid is frustrated and decides to be the monster everyone considers her and freezes the whole room including Anna and Kristoff. 

B: NO EVILISH ANNA

L: Anna is not good at being evil lawl…Well because you are a monster, didn’t have to change

B: Elsa is the best sister ever Ingrid doesn’t deserve her. Anna and Kristoff frozen ugh.

Elsa finds Emma and talks her out of going towards the room with the “spell” (it’s been revealed it’s actually the hat by this point). Elsa reaches out her hand and Emma grabs it, releasing a whoosh of light magic. 

B: GO ELSA. Like i said, best sister ever.

L: let go of the fear,

B: That. Was. Beautiful.

L: WHat is Gold going to do now! What is Hook going to do!

B: Get over it. Delete the voicemails on Emma’s phone. Or, be a man and tell her before she listens to voicemails and they’ll have a lovely romantic scene that’ll make me melt a little ♥

L: I am hoping for the lovely romantic scene.

Rumple and Hook see Emma didn’t go into the hat and Rumple reveals the parts he needs to releasing him from the dagger. Rips Hook’s heart out 😥 Hook joins Elsa and Emma inside and hugs then kisses Emma

B: Oh. No.

L: HOOOOOOOOOOOOK, oh charming Hook..

B: BUT FREAKING RUMPLE IS CONTROLLING HIM

L: Bet he gets the snow queen with the hat

B: I hope so. But Hook’s heart is still getting crushed.

L:Maybe Gold will have a change of heart

B: No, I think he’ll still want to sever his connection to the dagger. They’ll just have to stop him.

L: I really like Gold I don’t want him to have to be stopped

B:I know, but maybe them stopping him is convincing him to have a change of heart?

COMMERCIALS FOR GALAVANT ARE GETTING MORE EXCITING

L: I hope so. Galavant looks so good.

B: YAS

Regina shows up at the library and sees the page Robin Hood found. He says some sweet things. 

L: LAWL robin is charming too.

B: The truth. AWWW

L: AWe what is Regina and snow become friends ♥

B: Um YES I would love that

L: me too lawl my Roommate “That ice Queen lady is an evil person”

The Sorceror’s Apprentice confronts the Snow Queen in Arendelle for trying to make a deal with Rumple (urn for hat). Offers her the door to the world she’ll find her 3rd sister in. 

L: Oh wow it’s that easy for the Sorcerer to just put people into the real world.

B: Ikr? Like wow. Rumple shoulda made the right allies to find bae.

L: for real, and every time the Sorcerer is mentioned i hope to see mickey mouse.

Ingrid waves her hand and one ribbon ends up on her wrist, the other two disappear. Rumple appears and Ingrid tells him she’s going to be a lot more powerful now. 

B: NO THE RIBBONS.

L: Why has Rumple not just killed her already i really don’t understand.

B: I feel like they have some sort of agreement to not kill each other.

Preview for next episode: 

STORYBROOKE-WIDE SHATTERED SIGHT NO.