Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “A Tale of Two Sisters” Season 4 Premiere 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!
Always Check the Antifreeze: At the end of Season 2, we witnessed Elsa’s cool arrival to Storybrooke. Well, things got a whole lot cooler. In fact, they got downright frozen as Leroy can surely attest. Always make sure your van has plenty of antifreeze before you hit the open road.
Search for the Truth: In a land known as Arendelle, Elsa found her mother’s wedding dress to hand down to her sister. She also gives Anna an enchanting snowflake necklace. Elsa finds a journal that leads her to believe she’s to blame for the death of their parents. Anna vows to prove they didn’t believe Elsa was a monster. Her future in-law, who happens to be a troll, tells the sisters that their parents were looking for a mysterious land.
Changing Fate: Robin Hood meets with Regina to say he must make good on his vow to stay with Marian until death do them part. Regina knows that someone is standing in the way of her happiness. She needs her mirror’s help to get rid of them, so she pulls Sidney out of his prison to reveal her evil plan. Then she gets a better idea after something Emma says. Before that, however, there was some question as what she would do when Marian was in an icy predicament.
A Tale as Old as Time: Mr. Gold recalls a memory of a time when his son crawled into his bed to say he was afraid. He believes that was the first time he felt like a man. Then he came across the dagger that turned him into the Dark One. He wants to find the strength to be the good man that his son died for. That’s why he secretly gives Belle the real dagger. Later, Gold uses the dagger to toy with a box that magically transforms into a hat with stars. Before that, however, he and Belle share their first dance together as husband and wife.
Waiting is the Hardest Part: Hook thinks Emma is avoiding him. His feeling is confirmed. Emma feels guilty about what she did to Regina. There is hope on the horizon for the Captain though.
A Far Off Land: In the past, Anna wants to travel to that mysterious land she heard about to find answers about her family. Elsa confronts Kristoff, and his reindeer Sven, as to the whereabouts of her sister. Stall tactics are put into play. She learns that Anna is headed for Misthaven, which is known to its inhabitants by another name.
Check out the full recap for “A Tale of Two Sisters” Season 4 Premiere and watch Once Upon a TimeSUNDAYS 8|7c on ABC.