Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “White Out” episode of Once Upon a Time. Here you’ll find highlights and insights for the recent events affecting Storybrooke, Fairy Tale Land and more. WARNING: There are spoilers here if you haven’t yet seen the episode. Enjoy!
Ice to Meet You: Elsa doesn’t want anyone to leave Storybrooke until she finds her sister. She forms an ice wall around the town. As she unleashes her power, Henry receives a message from Regina saying she doesn’t want to see him. Emma says it’s because she’s nursing a broken heart. Their conversation is cut short when the entire town suffers a blackout. David and Emma investigate to find a giant snow wall. It took down all the power lines. Hook says the wall envelops the entire town. Emma then finds the responsible party.
Inspirational Speaker: Many years ago in the Enchanted Forest, Anna encourages David to fight back against the ruthless Bo Peep. David manages to defeat Bo Peep and her men in a sword battle. He uses the shepherd’s crook to find Anna in a stable. He returns the necklace that Bo Peep stole. He lets Anna know that the reason he fought an impossible battle is because he couldn’t live with himself if he was trapped in a life he didn’t want. Let’s see just how Anna inspired him to change.
Something in Common: Emma learns about Elsa’s search for Anna. Elsa gets spooked when David and Hook approach. She orders Emma to tell David and Hook to go find Anna. They need to do so before she freezes the entire town and everyone in it. Elsa is quite convincing when she makes this threat, but Emma later learns her secret. Then things take a bad turn.
One Good Saving Deserves Another: In present day Storybrooke, David pays a visit to the present day Bo Peep in her butcher’s shop. He tells Hook to fetch her shepherd’s crook. Emma is freezing to death. David lets Elsa know that even though she feels trapped in a battle she can’t win, she has to fight. She has to live. Elsa knows this is something Anna would say. David confirms that he knew her sister a long time ago. She helped him become the man he is today. She saved his life. Now he needs her to save Emma.
Parlor Trick: Emma is impressed at how cool the ice wall is—pun intended. Elsa guesses that it’s probably a good thing that she’s only one who has such powers. She tries to take down the ice wall. For some reason, she can’t do it. Back in town, Leroy gets a scoop of ice cream from the lady who owns the Any Given Sundae parlor. The power outage didn’t affect her inventory at all. See why: