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You have a sister. You're never gonna be alone. Other than when I'm not around, but even then, I'll be there in spirit.
Anna to Elsa

"A Tale of Two Sisters" is the first episode of Season Four of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Ralph Hemecker. It is the sixty-seventh episode of the series overall, and premiered on September 28, 2014. This episode is the fourth season premiere.

Synopsis

A scared and confused Elsa finds herself in Storybrooke and, fearful of the intentions of its residents, creates a powerful snow monster for protection. With Robin Hood's wife, Maid Marian, back in the picture, Regina wonders if her “happily ever after” with the former thief has been completely quashed; while on their honeymoon, Mr. Gold finds an intriguing object that makes him question whether or not he should officially give Belle control over the dagger that makes him The Dark One, and Hook is dismayed to discover that Emma seems to be avoiding him while she tries to help comfort Regina after being the one responsible for bringing Marian back from the past and into Storybrooke. Meanwhile, in Arendelle of the past, as Elsa’s sister Anna’s wedding to Kristoff nears, Anna discovers that their parents – who died on-ship during a violent storm – were heading to a mysterious destination in a quest that may have held the secret to containing Elsa’s out of control Ice powers. And against Elsa’s wishes, Anna wants to finish their journey to find out what they were looking for.[2]

Recap

This section is a detailed recap of this episode. There are major spoilers. Click to expand.

In the Enchanted Forest of the distant past, a violent storm tosses a ship about. On board, Gerda, the Queen of Arendelle, desperately scrawls out a message. Her husband approaches her, ask what she is doing. The Queen replies that she has to finish the message, and the King responds that their vessel is going down and they need to abandon ship. Gerda places her parchment into a bottle, saying that "they" have to know.

Above deck, King and Queen struggle to remain standing, holding the message bottle. The King asks his wife if she is sure, and she responds that "Anna and Elsa must know the truth". The King throws the bottle over board, and a massive wave capsizes the ship.

Five years after this event, in Arendelle, Elsa and Anna stand before their parents' graves. Elsa tells Anna that she has a surprise for her, to which Anna replies, "Surprises tend to be a hit or miss in this family." Elsa promises Anna that she will like this surprise, and it's for her wedding.

In present-day Storybrooke, Elsa, having just been freed from the urn, emerges from Zelena's Farmhouse, leaving a trail of ice behind her. Walking along a road, she encounters a sign with "Storybrooke" on it, and freezes it. On the main street of the town, a distraught Regina Mills exits Granny's Diner. Emma Swan joins her outside, attempting to apologize for bringing Marian back from the past, saying she didn't know who the woman was, and she didn't intend to hurt Regina. Regina tells her that her intent doesn't matter, that she "once again felt the brunt of heroism," and that, even when she isn't being a villain, she is treated like one. Emma asks her what she is supposed to do, and Regina snaps that she should have "left well enough alone". Emma responds that she will not apologize for saving a life. Regina retorts that Marian was to die anyway, and asks Emma why it mattered. Emma replies that Marian is a person, and "whatever she did, she didn't deserve to die." Regina snaps that perhaps she did, and Emma calmly informs her that she saved Marian from her. Slightly shocked, Regina replies that she is no long the person who did that, and she has worked hard to build a future that is now gone. Emma tries to console her, and Regina snaps that the situation is "complicated enough" with Marian back in the picture. Emma apologizes again, beginning to tell Regina that she will do whatever she can to help, but Regina interrupts, telling her that the more she tries to help, the worse her life becomes. Robin Hood, with Marian and Roland, emerges from the diner. He introduces Marian and Regina, saying he wants the three of them to "talk about this". Realizing the situation, Marian asks Robin if he and Regina were "together". Robin attempts to calm her, but an extremely distraught Marian asks if he's allowed Regina near her son, or if he knows she's done, or the "terror she's inflicted". David Nolan and Mary Margaret Blanchard emerge from the Diner, Mary Margaret asks Regina if she alright. Upset, Marian asks the group why they are even talking to Regina. Hook and Henry Mills emerge from the diner, and Henry asks his mother what's going on. Marian points at Regina, calling her a "monster" and picks up Roland. Emma attempts to calm the situation, but Regina walks away and down the street. Emma attempts to follow her, but Hook stops her, telling her to give Regina space. David mutters that he's worried about Regina will do, and Henry asks if he thinks she'll turn "evil" again. When no one answers, Henry says that Regina can't, "she's come to far". Emma tells him that she hopes he's right.

Elsewhere in town, Walter and Leroy are driving home, arguing over Walter's driving. The radio starts to turn to static, and Walter falls asleep at the wheel. Leroy grabs the wheel as the van quickly approaches Elsa, walking in the street. As Leroy pounds on the horn, a frightened Elsa freezes the vehicle, stopping it abruptly and rendering the men unconscious.

The next morning, Elsa walks along the main street, leaving a trail of ice behind her. She struggles to remain calm and keep her powers in check.

In the Arendelle of the past, Elsa leads Anna up a flight of stairs as Anna attempts to guess what her surprise is. The sisters reach their destination: an attic, used for storage. Elsa opens a wardrobe, revealing their mother's wedding gown. Anna approaches the dress apprehensively, saying she doesn't want to rip it. Elsa takes the gown off its hanger and holds it up to Anna. She declares that it's "missing something", and produces a necklace with a snowflake on it, putting it around her sister's neck. An ecstatic Anna hugs her sister, and Elsa suggests she try the dress on. Anna slips behind a dressing curtain, and Elsa asks her sister if she will be walking down the aisle with Sven. Anna replies that Sven is "not the best man, but is invited". Elsa asks if she's joking, and Anna replies that he'll be "properly attired--for a reindeer." Elsa tells her that she's more concerned with the Kristoff groom. Anna replies that everything will be fine, and Kristoff has even cut his hair. Opening a cabinet panel, Elsa discovers a small journal. Anna emerges in the wedding gown as Elsa reads the book, a swirl of snowflakes forming around her. Anna asks her what she has, and Elsa tells her it's their mother's, saying that their parents' death is all her fault. She flees the room, and Anna follows.

In modern Storybrooke, Mr. Gold and his new bride, Belle, visit the grave of Gold's son, Neal Cassidy. Belle remains in the car as Gold address his son's headstone. Gold recalls a night when his son was small, during the Ogre's War when a terrible sound of horse's hooves thundering occurred, and his son crawled into his father's bed, telling him he was afraid. He reassured his son, telling him everything would be fine. Gold reflects that that moment was the happiest of his life, because, "for the first time ever", he felt like a man, like he could truly take care of his son alone. At least, until he discovered the dagger, which he removes from his jacket. He claims the dagger turned him into a power-obsessed monster, when all he needed was his son and his love. He reflects that now, with Belle, he has love again, but has started with a lie—Belle believes she has the real dagger. He claims he was only lying to his son to avenge his death, and, as he has done son, he "needs the strength to give it back" and be the man that he should be, the man his son died for. He pledges on his son's name that he will be that man, that his son's heroism has shown him how. He swears to spend his life repaying his son for his sacrifice.

At the Mayor's office in Storybrooke Town Hall, Robin Hood has come to talk with Regina. He apologizes, and Regina tells him that everything Marian said was true, that she is a "monster". Robin replies that the woman he knows is "the furthest thing from a monster". Regina tells him that maybe he doesn't know her as well as he thinks, and Robin replies that he knows her well because she is like him. He tells her that he was once quite different, but he changed, leaving his past in the past. He tells her that changed, just as she has, and assures that what they shared was real. He then tells Regina that Marian is still his wife, and he made a vow to her, that he intends to keep to keep living his life to his personal code. Visibly distraught, he tells her that he hopes she can look into her heart and understand. He leaves as a tear falls down Regina's cheek. Once he has gone, an upset Regina unintentionally smashes a mirror in the office with just her rage. She crosses over to it, picking up a shard of glass and gazing at her reflection.

At Storybrooke General Hospital, Regina enters an access code on a door and enters the psychiatric ward. She approaches a door and lifts up the panel, gazing inside. She opens the door, and Sidney Glass asks her why she is there. She responds that she needs her "mirror". Sidney asks why, addressing her as Queen, and Regina responds that she needs his help to "get rid of" someone standing in the way of her happiness.

Elsewhere in town, Mr. Gold and Belle arrive at an mansion, Belle telling Gold that she found it on a hike, speculating that it came over from the second Dark Curse. She says that no one has claimed it, and the couple could "borrow" it for their honeymoon. Inside, the couple explores the house, and Belle ponders who it belonged to. Gushing about the house, Belle moves toward a window, and Gold freezes her. He removes the fake dagger from Belle's purse, and trades it for the real one from his jacket before reversing his spell. Belle tells him he hasn't even seen the "best part", and hurries off toward the door. On his way to join her, Gold's eye is caught but a mysterious item on a table. Belle asks her husband what the matter is, and he replies that whoever owned the mansion "has interesting tastes". Belle leads Gold into a ballroom, asking him what he thinks. Gold replies that they have been married nearly a day, and have yet to have their first dance. He snaps his fingers four times—starting a nearby record player on the tune of "Beauty and the Beast", lighting the chandelier and turning the couple's attire into outfits reminiscent of the ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast. He asks his wife to dance, and, visibly moved, she accepts. The couple dance.

On the main street of town, Emma, David, Mary Margaret and Henry are walking with baby Neal in a stroller. Emma hangs up her cell phone, and Henry asks if his mother has answered any of her calls. Emma replies that Regina does not want to be disturbed, but quickly adds that it doesn't mean that she's being "evil". Henry suggests he try calling Regina, as she may not want to hear from Emma in particular. Emma strolls along with her mother, who comments that Henry seems to be taking things well, including seeing "both of his moms with new men." Emma stutters, and Mary Margaret deduces that Henry doesn't know about her relationship with Hook. Emma conjects that there is no relationship with Hook, and that she can't talk about it with Henry if she isn't sure exactly what their status is. Hook appears, informing Emma that Regina is not hiding in her mausoleum. He asks Emma if she's avoiding him, and Emma breaks away from her mother to talk to him. She explains that she isn't avoiding him, just "dealing with stuff", that there is a "crisis" going on. Somewhat annoyed, Hook tells her that there is always a crisis, and she should live her life during them or it will pass her by. Suddenly, Leroy and Walter appear, panicked and shouting "We're under attack!" Leroy explains their encounter with Elsa, "We woke up in a meat locker! Who's got that kind of magic?" Emma replies, "Maybe the person who made that", pointing at a small trail of ice on the ground nearby.

In the Arendelle of the past, Elsa sits alone in the woods with her mother's diary. Anna, still wearing her wedding gown, joins her. Elsa tells her she wants to be alone, and Anna replies that she isn't alone, which isn't a bad thing. She asks her sister what is in the diary. Distraught, Elsa explains that their parents didn't leave the kingdom on a diplomatic mission as they thought, it was just a cover. When Anna asks what they were hiding, Elsa hands her the open diary, telling her to read it. Anna reads aloud a passage declaring that Elsa's powers are "terrifying" and that they have to be stopped. Elsa claims that their parents left because they were afraid of her. Anna refuses to believe it, claiming that the diary doesn't say where their parents were going or what they were doing, that it may be a misunderstanding. Elsa replies that they left because of her, and it's her fault that they can't be there for Anna's wedding. Elsa apologizes, but Anna tells her that it isn't her fault, and she isn't a monster. She claims the diary is only part of the story, and she will prove that their parents weren't afraid of Elsa. Elsa asks her how she knows that, and Anna replies that there are more answers about what happened to their parents, she just knows it. Excited, she tells her sister that her future in-laws can help them find those answers.

In present-day Storybrooke, Hook and Emma follow the ice trail, leading them into a fenced-off area of the Storybrooke Cannery. Seeing the door close, the pair race to follow the trail. On the other side of the door, Elsa hurries away. She hides behind a piece of equipment as Hook and Emma draw near. Elsa's fear conjures a giant creature made of ice.

In the Arendelle of the past, Anna leads Elsa to visit the Rock Trolls. She calls out to Grand Pabbie, who reveals himself. He asks her if something is wrong, and if she's having second thoughts, he assures that Kristoff "won't smell like that forever". Anna tells him that their problem isn't related to her fiance, but to their parents. She hands him her mother's diary, asking what they were truly doing on their fatal voyage. Pabbie tells her that he doesn't know, and Elsa takes the book back, eager to leave. As the women start to leave, Pabbie tells them that, while he doesn't know what their parents set out to do, he does know where they were headed. He explains that a few days before their departure, the King and Queen visited him to inquire about a land called "Misthaven". Elsa asks what they wanted in Misthaven, but Pabbie replies that they didn't say. He yawns and dismisses the women, rolling back into a rock to sleep. Excited, Anna turns to Elsa, saying they have their answer. Elsa replies that they only have more questions, and Anna conjects that they have a start. She suggests that they go to Misthaven. Elsa cuts her off, pointing out that she cannot leave, she is the Queen, and Hans and his "twelve angry brothers" are waiting to pounce on their kingdom at the first sign of weakness. Unperturbed, Anna suggests she got to Misthaven alone. She asks her sister for two weeks, claiming that Misthaven is a short journey. Upset, Elsa replies "that's just what Mother and Father said". She walks away.

In Storybrooke, Emma and Hook gaze at the massive ice creature. Emma lowers her gun, telling the creature they "don't want to pick a fight". The creature looses an icy blast from its mouth, knocking Emma and Hook down and causing Emma's gun to discharge. The two run out of the fenced area and down the street, followed by the creature. They encounter Walter and Leroy on the main street, and Leroy causes a panic by shouting "Evil snowman! RUN!" and citizens scatter. A newspaper blows in the wind and lands near Elsa's hiding place. She picks it up and gazes at the front page, a photo of Mr. Gold and Belle announcing their wedding, and lowers it with a dejected look on her face. The ice creature walks through town, and Emma observes that it's headed for the forest.

In her vault, Regina Mills shows Sidney Glass a page in the storybook depicting Robin Hood and Marian. She explains that Marian is back, and "recapturing the happy ending" the book gave her. In disbelief, Sidney asks, "The book gave it to her?" Regina explains that the book is powerful, and what is written in it "appears immutable". However, she claims she is stronger, and the two of them are going to change things. When Sidney asks how, Regina replies that Marian needs to be "removed". Sidney gushes, claiming that he knew that Regina kept him around so he could be of service to her, that she hadn't forgotten about him. He asks her how she wants him to kill Marian, and Regina replies that he is not to kill her, as it would obviously come back to Regina. She explains that her plan is to go back in time to kill Marian before Emma arrives and saves her. Sidney asks what his purpose is in her plan, and Regina informs that, while she was Queen, she sentenced many to death. Sidney deduces that she doesn't remember Marian. Regina tells him that she needs him to show her the moment she captured her, so she knows when to travel back to. Sidney begins to question how he could even do that, as in the Land Without Magic he is no longer the Mirror, and Regina interrupts him by transporting him into a nearby mirror. Sidney bangs on the glass from the inside of the mirror, screaming in desperation. Regina tells him to calm down, that "it's just temporary". She asks him to show her the past, and he complies.

Via the mirror, Regina views her encounter with Marian in the former Enchanted Forest. She demands that Marian tell her where Snow White is, and Marian says nothing. She declares that Marian will die the next day for her "stupidity and walks away from her. Marian tells her that she feels sorry for her, that if she had a family of her own, or love, the Queen "wouldn't have to be so cruel". The Queen approaches Marian again, telling her that she knows who she is, and what she wants. She tells her that what she wants is her head on a spike, and walks away as Marian calls her a monster. Ending the flashback, Sidney asks Regina if that was what she was looking for, and Regina replies in the affirmative.

On the main street of town, citizens continue to run about in a panicked frenzy. Elsa, carrying the newspaper, hides in an alley near Mr. Gold's pawnshop.

In Arendelle of the past, Elsa visits the stables, looking for Kristoff. She asks him if he knows where Anna is, and Sven growls at her. Kristoff attempts to delflect Elsa's questions, claiming that Anna has gone to get more frosting for the wedding. However, Elsa sees through his ruse, deducing that Kristoff is trying to delay her. She asks him where Anna has gone, and Kristoff tells her that Anna has indeed set off for Misthaven, and her ship is due to leave any moment. He tells Elsa that Anna is making the trip for her, and he was only trying to help. Sven interrupts, and Elsa leaves as Kristoff addresses the reindeer.

In modern Storybrooke, Emma, Hook and David, still in pursuit of the snow creature, come upon the Merry Men's camp in the woods. Robin Hood offers his aid as the monster approaches the group. Little John shoots the creature with a cross bow. Hook comments that the group doesn't have "what it takes" to battle the creature, and David interjects that Emma does. Emma shoots a blast of magic at the monster, stunning it for a moment before it becomes enraged, growing spikes. The creature strikes Emma, then knocks over the men with a roar. As they fall to the ground, Marian draws back her bow, but she too is knocked down by the creature. Regina Mills arrives, placing herself between the creature and Marian. Marian pleads for Regina to help her, but Regina disappears in a cloud of smoke. The creature approaches Marian, frozen in horror, and lifts a foot to stomp her. Suddenly, the creature disappears in a blast—Regina has destroyed it. Shocked, Marian stares at Regina, muttering "You saved me" as the rest of the group awaken. After assuring Robin that she is alright, Marian tells Regina, "Maybe you're not a monster." Regina agrees, and welcomes Marian to Storybrooke. She begins to walk away, and Emma attempts to approach her, telling Regina that they have been looking for her. Without a word, Regina disappears in a cloud of smoke. Afterward, Hook approaches Emma, saying "Crisis averted." Emma asks him if he wants to "go home and see what's on Netflix", and Hook replies that, while he doesn't know what that is, he does. Turning serious, Emma points out that someone created the ice creature, and the crisis isn't over. Killian responds that it's never over, and they should enjoy the quiet moments when they can. Emma tells him she has to do something, and Hook tells her to go ahead, but that he is sure she is avoiding him. Emma tells him that he's right, and explains that she feels "too guilty", as Regina lost Robin Hood because of her. Hook asks her if there is more to it than just Regina, and Emma responds by kissing him and telling him to be patient.

Emma visits the Mayor's office, where Regina has locked herself in. Through the door, Emma tells Regina that while things are complicated, she can have happiness, she just has to fight. When there is no response, Emma tells Regina that if she won't fight, Emma will. She tells her that Henry brought her to Storybrooke to bring back happy endings, and she won't be done until she does it for everyone, including Regina. Emma leaves, and Regina, realization dawning, crosses the room and picks up the storybook. She addresses the Mirror, who does not respond until she addresses him as Sidney. She tells him that he can help her change fate. When he balks at her suggestion, saying that it's beyond his power, Regina responds that his power and hers together can do it. She explains that the book is the cause of her suffering, not Marian. She points out that in every story of the book, the villains don't get the happy ending, and the book is always right. She thought that not being the villain would change her fate, but it hasn't. Sidney asks for her plan, and Regina replies that they are going to find the writer and force them to give her a happy ending.

At the Sorcerer's Mansion, Belle sleeps soundly as Mr. Gold leaves their bed. He takes his dagger and passes it over the mysterious object he found earlier that day. It changes shape, becoming a hat with moving light in the shape of a galaxy inside. Gold gazes it at with a smile.

In town, Elsa freezes the door lock and breaks into Mr. Gold's shop. Gazing about inside, she finds the snowflake necklace she gave to her sister.

In past Arendelle, Kristoff follows Elsa to the docks. Elsa stands on the dock, gazing at Anna's ship, already underway. She tells Kristoff they must go after her, but he refuses. He assures Elsa that Anna will be fine, saying that they both "know her". Exasperated, Elsa states that Anna didn't have to go alone, and Kristoff replies that she did, that Elsa is the queen, and things didn't go well the last time she left. Elsa asks Kristoff why he didn't go with Anna, and he replies that Anna didn't want him to, that she wanted him to stay so Elsa would not be alone. Kristoff assures Elsa that Anna will be fine, saying that he believes in her, and Elsa should too. He tells her that Anna doesn't give up on the people she loves, and she always succeeds. Elsa replies that she also "acts before she thinks", that Misthaven could be dangerous, and ponders how she has never heard of it. Kristoff replies that she may know it by what the inhabitants call it—the Enchanted Forest.

In modern Storybrooke, a teary-eyed Elsa gazes at her sister's necklace, and vows to find her.


Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

Title

Production Notes

  • During a premiere event, the show's cast and crew got together to watch the episode.[6] Of everyone who showed up, fellow Once Upon a Time in Wonderland star Sophie Lowe also attended the screening.[7]
  • The computer-generated opening shot with Gerda's ship being tossed about by the waves on the stormy sea,[8] was later reused for the opening scene with young Killian Jones and his father aboard the Captain's ship in the Season Five episode "Swan Song".[9]
  • During filming of this episode, Jack — the reindeer who portrays Sven — spat on Georgina Haig.[12]
  • Mark Goldman, the editor of Once Upon a Time, used sounds he made himself as a temporary voice for Sven during the editing of this episode. They tried to use real sound effects and reindeer sounds instead, but they were never as good or funny, so the editor's voice was kept and he ended up voicing Sven for the rest of the season.[13]
  • Anna says to Elsa that Kristoff cut his hair. In the Disney movie Frozen, Kristoff has longer hair. Scott Michael Foster was originally fitted with a wig because his real hair was too short. However, the wig did not work well, so beginning in July 2014, his hair was continually grown out and dyed blonde for the role.[14]
  • The word "civitas" is engraved over the main entrance to the mayor's office.[15] In Ancient Rome, this word referred to the whole body of members of any given state. It was frequently used by the Roman writers to express the condition of a Roman citizen as distinguished from those who were not Roman citizens.
    • In the Season One episode "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree", and other episodes, the word "magister" (Latin for "master" or "teacher") is written above the door frame of the main room of the office.[16] Magister was a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to someone having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.[17] It was also a title given to several positions of authority in Ancient Rome, such as Magister officiorum, which literally means "master of offices".
  • To enter the psychiatric ward, Regina types the password 815. In the Season Five premiere "The Dark Swan", Henry reveals that Regina uses his birthday as the password, meaning he was born on August 15, 2001.

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Episode Connections

Disney

Lost

Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

  • The title is similar to the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.
  • Elsa presents her engaged sister, Anna, with their mother's old wedding dress for her upcoming marriage ceremony. Then, she gifts Anna a necklace. In doing so, Elsa honors a Victorian wedding custom. The bride-to-be wears an old, a new, a blue and a borrowed item on her wedding day to bring good luck to the married couple.
  • When Emma blasts the snow monster with magic, she says, "Take that, Frosty"; a reference to the popular song "Frosty the Snowman" from 1950, which was subsequently adapted into the 1969 television special of the same name, which has been aired annually ever since.
  • Emma sarcastically asks Hook if he wants to go home and watch Netflix, the popular video streaming service. Once Upon a Time is available on Netflix.

Props Notes


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ᚲᚹᚢᛖᛖᛜ
ᛟᚠ ᚨᚱᛖᛜᛞᛖᛚᛚᛖ
Which transliterates as:[22]
Here lïes
þhe Kïŋg
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Kwueeŋ
of Areŋdelle


  • The text of the Queen's diary is written with Elder Futhark runes.[23] The text is a translation of an excerpt from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest, Act 3 Scene 1.[22] In the play, a storm causes King Alonso's ship to run aground during his journey back from his daughters wedding; an obvious parallel to Elsa's story. The original excerpt says:


There be some sports are painful, and their labour
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me as odious, but
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead
And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed,
And he's composed of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work, and says, such baseness
Had never like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours,
Most busy lest, when I do it.[24]


The show's rendering contains several misspellings, and some of the text is omitted entirely. In addition, the second page is just repeating parts of page one:


PAGE ONE
PAGE TWO
Wher be some spo ts [sic] are painful
and theight in them setsome keds [sic]
of some kinds of baseness are
nobly undergone and most poor
matters point to rikh [sic] ends

whis [sic] my mean task would be as
heay [sic] to me as odious o she

is wen times more gentle than
her fathers: I must remoe [sic] some
thousands of these logs and pile
them up upon a sore injunction:
my sweet mistress point to rïkh [sic]
ends

I must remoe some thousands
of these logs and pile them up
upon a sore injuncton [sic] my sweet
mistress weeps when she sees me
work and says such baseness had

I must remoe [sic] some thousands
of these logs and pile them up
upon a sore injuncton [sic] my sweet
mistress weeps when she sees me
work and says such baseness had

whis [sic] my mean task would be as
heay [sic] to me as odious o she

is wen times more gentle than
her fathers: I must remoe [sic] some
thousands of these logs and pile
them up upon a sore injunction:
my sweet mistress point to rïkh [sic]
ends

whis [sic] my mean task would be as
heay [sic] to me as odious o she

is wen times more gentle than
her fathers

  • The front page of the newspaper that Elsa reads,[25] contains an article about a campaign to encourage people to spend more money in their local Storybrooke shops. It is directly adapted from an article in the British newspaper Hampshire Chronicle, a local newspaper based in Winchester, Hampshire. The original article, which is from June 2014, is called "Bishop's Waltham traders to launch new campaign on July 4" (note that the name of the show's version is off-screen or unreadable), and is about a corresponding, local campaign.[26] Note that half the front page can be seen on-screen, while the rest of it can be seen on a newspaper prop which was put up for auction in March 2019,[27] and a Tumblr post from February 2019, by a winner of another auction.[28] The missing text is set in fuchsia (note that a few lines have been shrunken down to fit within the table):
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Bishop's Waltham traders to launch
new campaign on July 4

Bishop's Waltham traders and civic chiefs get ready to launch Totally
Locally on July 4

Storybrooke traders to launch
brand new "local" campaign

Storybrooke traders and civic chiefs get ready to launch 'Total
Local' on Main Street

INDEPENDENT shops in Bishop's Waltham are
launching a ‘Totally Locally’ campaign on July 4.
Designed to embrace local and satellite commu-
nities, the campaign will focus on a core message
– spend locally and regularly in Bishop's Waltham's
wide variety of independent shops rather than
online or in the large chains and supermarkets,
and very quickly, this simple, subtle change will
start to make a huge difference to the local area
and economy.
INDEPENDENT shops in Storybrooke are
launching a ‘Total Local’ campaign next week
Designed to embrace local and satellite commu [sic]
nities, the campaign will focus on a core message
– spend locally and regularly in Storybrooke's
wide variety of independent shops rather than
online or in the large chains and supermarkets
and very quickly, this simple, subtle change
will start to make a huge difference to the local area
and economy.
Emma Bondsfield, of gift shop Luvvit Want
it, said: “Of late, there has been a sea change
of opinion, with people really wanting to
discover what’s available around them and return
to traditional core values. With an upsurge in
desire nationally to revive the local high street and
economy to see it buzzing again, bustling and
thriving Bishop’s Waltham is certainly blazing a trail.”
Sabine Schoppel, of gift shop Storybrooke
Gifts, said: "Of late, there has been a sea change
of opinion, with people really wanting to
discover what's available around them and return
to traditional core values. With an upsurge in
desire nationally to revive main street and
economy to see it buzzing again, bustling and
thriving Storybrooke is certainly blazing a trail."
The July 4 Independents' Day event and Totally
Locally launch invites shoppers to show
their support for local businesses.
The Total Local launch invites shoppers to show
their support for local businesses.
With late opening until 7pm, there will be a
market in the High Street, a Pimms stand, live music, free tastings,
goodie bags, craft workshops, demonstrations,
free parking after 3pm and discounts of 10-15
per cent in some shops.
With late opening until 7pm, there will be a
market in Main Street, live music, free tastings,
goodie bags, craft workshops, demonstrations,
free parking after 3pm and discounts of 10-15
per cent in some shops.
Totally Locally sets out to change public perception
and shopping habits so that people look forward to
spending money in their local shops instead of
elsewhere. If every adult in Bishop’s Waltham and
surrounding villages spent just £5 with their local
independent shops and businesses, instead of
online or with the big supermarkets, it would be
worth an extra £2.5m to the local economy.
Total Local sets out to change public perception
and shopping habits so that people look forward to spend-
ing money in their local shops instead of
elsewhere. If every adult in Storybrooke and
surrounding area spent just £5 with their local
independent shops and businesses, instead of
online or with the big supermarkets, it would be
worth an extra $1.5m to the local economy.
  • Sabine Schoppel is the art department coordinator on the show.
  • Note that due to an oversight, the last paragraph of the show's version mistakenly refers to money as British pounds instead of dollars.
  • There is also an article called "Volunteers Help rebuild Storybrooke Heritage Trail",[29] which was adapted from a real news article from July 2014, published on the official website of WCSH, a television station in Maine.[30] Some of the text is off-screen, but can be seen on the newspaper props which were auctioned off.[27][28] Again, the missing text is set in fuchsia and a few lines have been shrunken down to fit within the table:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Volunteers help build a better
Appalachian Trail
Volunteers help rebuild
Storybrooke Heritage Trail
ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Maine—Visitors from across
the country and throughout the world make the journey to Maine to hike the
Appalachian Trail, and they have volunteers
from just as far a field to thank for the trail's
upkeep.
"If you are hiking, you'd rather not have mud
up to your ankle every step you are taking,"
stated Ron Dobra, a sort of volunteer
district manager for a sixty mile section of the
AT. "You'd rather not be falling
down in this slop."
STORYBROOKE, ME − Visitors from across
the area make the journey to hike the Story-
brooke Heritage Trail, and they have volunteers
from all over town to thank for the trail's
upkeep.
"If you are hiking, you'd rather not have mud
up to your ankle every step you are taking,"
stated Sabine Schoppel, a sort of volunteer
district manager for a ten mile section of the
SHT. "Believe me, you'd rather not be falling
down in this quagmire."
Dobra, who also volunteers to maintain his own
three mile section of trail for the Maine
Appalachian Trail Club, is helping to oversee work
being done by a trail crew on the trail towards
the summit of Barren Mountain.
"These guys are hardening the trail so that it
doesn't wash away anymore than it has," he
Sabine, who also volunteers to maintain her
own mile long section of trail for the Story-
brooke Trail Club, is helping to oversee work
being done by a trail crew on the trail towards
the summit of Storybrooke Point.
"These guys are hardening the trail so that it
doesn't wash away anymore than it has," he [sic]
explained. "A lot of people have never done this
kind of thing at all, and it is tough work up
there."
The trail crew, which consists of a couple paid
seasonal staff and a team of volunteers, will
spend three weeks on this section of trail,
explained. "A lot of people have never done this
kind of thing at all, and it is tough work up
there."
The trail crew, which consist of couple paid
seasonal staff and a team of volunteers, will
spend three weeks on this section of trail,
building steps to keep hikers from having to
trudge through mud.
"It is challenging, but it is really fun,"said crew
leader, Hilary Dees. "I get to sleep outside
every night, so I get paid to camp, first off, and
get paid to work out and do physical labor, and
then this is engineering only without the
degree."
While she gets a small stipend, most of the
volunteers pay their way to Maine and spend
days hard at work to earn their room and board.
"It's my choice and it's what I want to do,"
building steps to keep hikers from having to
trudge through mud.
"It is challenging, but it is really fun,"said crew
leader, Michelle Pitney. "I get to sleep outside
every night, so I get paid to camp, first off, and
get paid to work out and do physical labor, and
then this is engineering only without the
degree."
While she gets a small stipend, most of the
volunteers pay their way to Maine and spend
days hard at work to earn their room and board.
"It's my choice and it's what I want to do,"
stated Maggie Baker, who flew to Maine from
England to help out.
"It kind of is part of pushing myself, and
obviously I do find it quite challenging," she
said. "I'm 58, and I find the physical aspects
of it quite hard to deal with, but that is part of it.
pushing myself."
stated Maggie Baker, who came from across
town to help out.
"It kind of is part of pushing myself and
obviously I do find it quite challenging," she
said. "I'm 58, and I find the physical aspects of
it quite hard to deal with, but that is part of it,
pushing myself.
She has come to the States
nearly half a dozen times
to work on various trail building projects.
This week in the 100 Mile Wilderness is her
first visit to the Pine Tree State.
She has attended the Storybrooke Trail club
fund-raisers nearly half a dozen times in order
to work on various trail building projects. " [sic]


"I actually don't know where I am at the
moment," she admitted. "I have absolutely no
idea."
But what she does know is she enjoys the physi-
cal labor, the scenic beauty and the knowledge
that her work will be appreciated by hikers for
decades to come. (...)
I actually don't know where I am at the
moment," she admitted. "I have absolutely no
idea."
But what she does know is she enjoys the physi-
cal labor, the scenic beauty and the knowledge
that her work will be appreciated by hikers for
decades to come.
  • Michelle Pitney worked as an assistant set decorator on the show.
  • The third headline on the front page reads "Storybrooke Priory's 'laughing' gargoyle has been vandalized", although very little of the article appears on-screen.[25] The remaining text can be seen on the newspaper props which were auctioned off.[27][28] The article is adapted from excerpts from the real-world article "Statues of Jesus, Virgin Mary at New Jersey Churches Vandalized in 'Sicko' Manner, Says Official",[31] published in January 2014 by The Christian Post, a Christian newspaper based in Washington, D.C. Again, the missing text is set in fuchsia:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Statues of Jesus, Virgin Mary at New Jersey Churches
Vandalized in 'Sicko' Manner, Says Official


[image]

A statue of Jesus vandalized by unidentified
attackers last week in Vineland, New Jersey.

By Tyler O'Neil, CP Reporter


Storybrooke Priory's 'laughing'
gargoyle has been vandalized


[image]

Storybrooke Priory's much loved ornament has been found
badly damaged.

Storybrooke Daily Mirror
News Staff

Statues of Biblical figures recently vandalized
at two Catholic churches in Vineland, N.J.,
were done so in such a way that seems to
convey a vicious message, say authorities.
"When you look at how methodical the person
was who did this, cutting off the heads,
gouging out the eyes, there's some kind of
sicko message being communicated," Peter
Feuerherd, director of Communications for
the Catholic Diocese of Camden, told The
Christian Post in an interview on Monday.
(...)
THE FRIENDLY, smiling gargoyle that locals
had christened "Toby" was found broken into
pieces by a man walking his dog along the bluffs
yesterday morning. It was found decapitated.
The head was later found some hours later,
beside the Storybrooke's Elementary dumpsters.







"I cannot imagine what is going through
the mind of a person that would deliber-
ately go deface statues that are dedicated to our savior," Richard
Samson, Deacon of Christ the Good Shepherd Church, told
CBS News.
"I cannot imagine what is going through the
wretched mind of a person who would deliber-
ately go and destroy a statue like this," Mark
Soparlo
, Caretaker of Storybrooke Priory, told
the Daily Mirror.
Feuerherd told CP that the police are still investi-
gating the scenes, searching for evidence that
might point to the attacker's identity. "We have
contacted the authorities,
we will prosecute
this to the fullest extent of the law," the spokes-
man declared.
(...)
Soparlo told CP [sic] that the police are still investi-
gating the scene, searching for evidence that
might point to the attacker's identity. "We have
contacted the authorities and I can promise you,
we will prosecute this individual, when we find
him, to the fullest extent of the law," the spokes-
man declared.

  • Interestingly, one of the classified ads in the Season Five episode "Birth" is about a house near Storybrooke Priory.[32]
  • Mark Soparlo is a production staff member on the show.
  • The newspaper props that were auctioned off reveal that the lower right hand corner contains a short piece called "Submit your local weather photos for the Meteorological Society exhibition", where readers are encouraged to submit their own weather photos for a local exhibition. The bottom of the page contains a quick look at today's news. Among the news mentioned is a local cannery which will lay off 122 employees, most of them in the Storybrooke area, and "East Storybrooke Lumberjacks Soparlo and Venturi" who "practice speed climbing at The Ultimate Lumberjack Show at the Priory".[27][28]
  • "Venturi" is most likely a reference to illustrator Paolo Venturi, who worked as a concept artist on the show, or art director Greg Venturi.
  • The newspaper prop pictured on Tumblr reveals an unseen page with several extra articles.[28] The first one is called "Local book store uniquely inspiring" and is adapted from an article published in The Chilliwack Progress (a newspaper published in Chilliwack, British Columbia) in March 2000.[33] Note that the final segment of the show version is the same as the first three segments of the article. Also note that a few lines have been shrunken down to fit within the table:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Shelves
full of dreams

Local bookstore uniquely un-Chapters

By Mark Falkenberg
Staff Writer
Local bookstore
uniquely inspiring

Celebrates its twelfth year in business

Storybrooke Daily Mirror
News Staff
The Bookman can become a bad habit fast and
when it does it doesn't take long for you to
start taking on the store's inspiring smell
of paperbacks and new varnish.
The Storybrooke Book Store has a special way of
drawing people in. Perhaps it’s the inspiring smell
of paperbacks and new varnish. It doesn’t take long
to start becoming a regular.
But Chilliwack's world-class secondhand bookstore
leaves a much deeper and lasting
impression than just bookworm perfume. It's
The store boasts a world-class secondhand section,


a small city of ideas, long rows of shelves spilling
knowledge and dreams and human spirit.
That small city will celebrate its
tenth year in business this year, and owner
David Short looks forward to many more.
a small city of ideas, long rows of shelves spewing
knowledge, human spirit and unlimited fantasies.
The Storybrooke Book Store will celebrate its
twelfth year in business this year, and owners Claire
and John Kalne looks [sic] forward to many more. John
I'm talking to David on a very dreary March
morning, but he sounds as charged and
enthusiastic as if he had just taken his
first plunge into the book business when he
first started a decade back,
is just as enthusiastic as he was years ago when he
first started in the book business a decade ago.



ditching his career as a licensed practical
nurse, he was anything but overconfident, he
assures me. "I jumped into it with fear and
trepidation. I was going from a very secure job to
something entirely unknown. I didn't know if I
could do it. I was extremely nervous ... At some points
I sweated blood." But he followed his dream, and what
John dropped a solid career as a licensed practicio-
ner to take the plunge and can look back with
confidence and this decision. He wasn’t sure if he
could do it in the beginning as it was entirely
unknown to him, but following hs dream is what
has given the store it's [sic] much deserved success.

had been the Book Nook thrived. David gave
it a new name, after a handle he picked up
on book-buying trips around the Lower Mainland.
("People would see me coming and say, 'It's the
book man.' I thought, 'What a great name.'") And
he anticipates continuing to thrive despite the
proliferation of big-box bookstores such as
Chapters which have cut a swath through
family-owned bookstores across the country.
Despite the proliferation of bigbox book stores,
John continues to thrive amongst the competition.







"We're not in the same ballpark; we don't
compete, we complement," David
explains. "These days books go out of print
so rapidly; usually in a year, or two years
down the road. We benefit enormously."
So the rumour that Chilliwack will be the
next location for Chapters doesn't scare him.
"I look forward to it," he says. "It means
more for us.
/
David's daughter Amber Short also looks forward to the store's
future; she's helping usher it in by handling
the Bookman's debut to book lovers around the
world via the Internet.
John's wife also looks forward to the store's bright
future, advertising via the Internet.


Amber is seated at a computer down the hall
and around the corner in a cramped office
stacked floor-to-ceiling with plastic-wrapped
books. They're a kind of test library; Amber
is entering information on each one into an
inventory database.
/
"My goal is to have the whole bookstore
on computer," Amber explains."But that's probably going to take me
the rest of my life.
Her goal is to eventually have the entire bookstore
on the computer which will take many years.

A few weeks back, before meeting her, I
talked to Amber on the phone after
hearing the store could also locate hard-
to-find books just about anywhere in
the world. I ask if she can find
me a first edition copy of James
Ellroy
's My Dark Places, knowing it
would probably take a few weeks to track it
down. Amber calls me back 15 minutes
later: "I've found your book." She gives
me the email address of the bookstore in
New York City where she found the
copy, and two weeks later it shows up in my
post office box.
/
The Internet has been a big-time
blessing for the Bookman, with people all over
the continent finding something they want at
the store through the Net. (…)
Customers will also be able to locate just about any
book in the world. The Internet has been a huge
blooming for the Storybrooke Book Store.

/
The Storybrooke Book Store has a special way of
drawing people in. Perhaps it’s the inspiring smell
of paperbacks and new varnish. It doesn’t take long
to start becoming a regular. The store boasts a
world-class secondhand section. Long rows of
shelves spewing knowledge, human spirit and
unlimited fantasies.
  • The second unseen article is called "Group of 4 rescued from local mountain" and is based on two real world articles. The first half is adapted from an article from February 2014, published in the Maine newspapers The Times Records,[34] and the Sun Journal.[35] The second half is adapted from an article published by the Canadian newspaper Vancouver Sun in December 2013.[36] Note that the final segment of the article is a repeat of a segment from earlier in the article. Again, a few lines have been shrunken down to fit within the table:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Group of Boy Scouts rescued
from Maine mountain



Group of 4 rescued
from local mountain


Storybrooke Daily Mirror
News Staff
Authorities say three Boy Scouts and
two of their adult leaders became stranded on
the side of Black Cap Mountain in Eddington and
were rescued by a group of game wardens,
firefighters and professional climbers.
The Warden Service says that four climbers
lowered the three boys and two adults down the
mountain early Sunday morning after they
they became stranded Saturday night when they
ventured off a trail.
Authorities say six nature study students and
three of their adult leaders became stranded on
the side of Black Cap Mountain in Maine and
were rescued by a group of park rangers,
firefighters and professional climbers.
The Ranger Service says that four climbers
lowered the six boys and three adults down the
mountain early Saturday morning after they
became stranded Friday night when they
ventured out of bounds.
The two Scout leaders went to find the boys
after they didn't return from a hike, but they
also became stranded and called 911
around 7:30 p.m. After the
The three adult leaders went to find the group
after they didn't return from a hike, but they
also became stranded and called after [sic] the

Scouts were found by the game wardens, the
professional climbers lowered them to firefight-
ers waiting at the bottom of the mountain. The
Scouts but [sic] did not require treatment
anything except being cold.
students were found by park rangers, the
professional climbers lowered them to firefight-
ers waiting at the bottom of the mountain. The
students but [sic] did not require treatment for
anything outside being cold.
B.C.: 2 fathers, group of 8 kids rescued after
unplanned night on mountain near Rossland
/
ROSSLAND - The overnight rescue of two fathers and a group
of eight kids from the backcountry of a ski resort
in the West Kootenays should be a warning to
others to stay in bounds unless they have a GPS
tracking device, a search and rescue expert says.
The group – up from Washington State and staying at
one of the adult’s resort properties - spent a
chilly night huddled with rescuers after acciden-
tally going out of bounds on a new portion of
Red Mountain Resort, near Rossland.
The overnight rescue of two fathers and a group
of eight kids from the backcountry of a ski resort
in the West Kootenays should be a warning to
others to stay in bounds unless they have a GPS
tracking device, a search and rescue expert says.
The group - up from Maine State and staying at
one of the adult’s resort properties - spent a
chilly night huddled with rescuers after acciden-
tally going out of bounds on a new portion of
the resort.
"A little bit of a mistake and an accident got
them out of bounds and into trouble," said
Rossland RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dave Johnson.
/
The last of the group, which included children
of various ages, were helicoptered out early
Monday afternoon and all are uninjured and in
good spirits, according to Johnson.
North Shore Search and Rescue manager Tim Jones said if skiers have a GPS
unit, they can then backtrack once they get lost
out of bounds, retracing their steps to safety.
Jones said cellphones may be of help if lost in the back-
country, but pointed to a device like the inReach satellite
communicator as the most reliable option. (…)
The last of the group, which included children
of various ages, were helicoptered out early
Monday afternoon and all are uninjured and in
good spirits, according to authorities.
Search and Rescue said if skiers have a GPS
unit, they can then backtrack once they get lost
out of bounds, retracing their steps to safety.
Cellphones may be of help if lost in the back-
country, but pointed to [sic] a device like a satellite
communicator as the most reliable option.
/
The Ranger Service says that four climbers
lowered the six boys and three adults down the
mountain early Saturday morning after they
became stranded Friday night when they
ventured out of bounds. The three adult leaders
went to find the group
after they didn't return
from a hike, but they
also became stranded and
called 911 around 8:30 PM.
  • Notice how a sentence from one of the paragraphs from the article prop is jumbled up. It reads "…they also became stranded and called after the students were found by park rangers, the professional climbers lowered them to firefighters waiting at the bottom of the mountain." It should have read "… they also became stranded and called 911 around 8:30 PM. After the students were found by the game wardens, the professional climbers lowered them to firefighters waiting at the bottom of the mountain." (The first part of the corrected text does appear in the final segment, which is a repeat of a segment from earlier in the article.)
  • The third one is called "30 seeking new homes after apartment fire" and is adapted from an article published in August 2012 by Guelph Mercury,[37] a daily newspaper published in Guelph, Ontario, which was discontinued in 2016:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
Guelph apartment fire
appears accidental,
$500K in damage





30 seeking new homes
after apartment fire

Arrangements have been made
to accommodate the residents

Storybrooke Daily Mirror
News Staff
GUELPH — A fire last week that saw the evacuation of an
eight-storey apartment building appears to have
been started accidentally, officials revealed
Tuesday.
The blaze, which caused an estimated $500,000
in damage to the building at 120 Edinburgh Rd.
S., is still under investigation and fire officials
are still taking witness statements.
A fire last week that saw the evacuation of an
eight-storey apartment building appears to have
been started accidentally, officials revealed
Tuesday.
The blaze, which caused an estimated $500,000
in damage to the building at 120 Edinburgh Rd.
S., is still under investigation and fire officials
are still taking witness statements.
Approximately 120 residents of the building
at Edinburgh Road and Bristol Street stayed at
the Holiday Inn for two nights after the fire, with
others choosing to stay with family or friends.
/
Arrangements have been made to accommodate
the residents living in the penthouse where the
fire began because of extensive damage. All
other residents returned to their homes on
Saturday.
Arrangements have been made to accommodate
the residents living in the penthouse where the
fire began because of extensive damage. All
other residents returned to their homes on
Saturday.
The father of one of the tenants told the Mercury
last week his son and a roommate — who were
both working a night shift — awoke in the late
afternoon to find their apartment on fire and
were able to get out of the unit.
The father of one of the tenants told authorities
last week his son and a roommate — who were
both working a night shift — awoke in the late
afternoon to find their apartment on fire and
were able to get out of the unit.
All other residents of the building were evacu-
ated. Two Guelph Transit buses were provided for
shelter, but most residents chose instead to sit
on the curb and watch firefighters, who used a
ladder truck to reach the penthouse.
All other residents of the building were evacu-
ated. Two transit buses were provided for
shelter, but most residents chose instead to sit
on the curb and watch firefighters, who used a
ladder truck to reach the penthouse.
"We are very thankful no one was seriously injured,"
Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong said in a news release
Tuesday.
/
"It is unfortunate the fire had such a large impact
on the residents of the building, but incidents
like this remind us how important it is to have
working smoke detectors and a fire safety plan.
"It is unfortunate the fire had such a large impact
on the residents of the building, but incidents
like this remind us how important it is to have
working smoke detectors and a fire safety plan.
"We extend our thanks to all of the agencies that
arrived so quickly on the scene to support the victims."
/
The Canadian Red Cross, Victim Services Wellington and
the County of Wellington Social Services staff were all on

scene quickly to provide assistance.


The Red Cross, Victim Services staff were all on
course.

[the rest of the article only consists of multiple repeats of
previous text segments]
  • The last article is called "New budget will reshape priorities" and is based on excerpts from an article by BBC News from February 2010.[38] Note that a couple segments were moved around for the prop version; corresponding segments are marked with identical colors. Once again, a few lines where shrunken down to fit within the table:
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION
US President Barack Obama
unveils 2011 budget plans



New budget will
reshape priorities


Storybrooke Daily Mirror
News Staff
US President Barack Obama has announced a $3.8tn
/
(£2.4tn) budget plan for 2011, which includes
increased spending for job creation, but cuts in
other areas. He also forecast the US deficit would rise to a record
$1.56tn this year.


The plan for the budget for the new year includes
increased spending for job creation, but cuts in
other areas. The US deficit will rise to a record
$1.56 trillion this year.Congress must approve
the budget for the financial year starting on 27
September for it to take effect.
He scrapped plans to send astronauts back to the Moon
and will seek to save $250bn by capping a range of
domestic spending programmes for three years.Congress must approve
the budget for the financial year starting on 1
October for it to take effect.
/
Mr Obama blamed the huge deficit on the decisions
of President George W Bush, previous Congresses and his administration's moves
to prevent an economic collapse.
They blamed the giant deficit on the bad decisions
of previous Congresses and administration's moves
to prevent an economic collapse.
He said that in normal circumstances he would have
worked to cut the deficit immediately, but expensive
steps were need to the economy. Mr Obama urged
lawmakers to follow his lead on reducing "waste
in programmes I care about" and avoid "grandstanding".
He added: "We cannot continue to spend as if deficits
do not matter.
The budget will include more money for scientific
research and more for defence programmes. But it
also looks forward to eliminating waste and
freezing many other domestic programmes.




The budget includes about $100bn of tax incen-
tives designed to lower double-digit unemploy-
ment, including inducements for companies to hire
workers. This will be partially offset by higher taxes
on wealthy Americans earning more than $250,000
a year.
The budget includes about $100bn of tax incen-
tives designed to lower double-digit unemploy-
ment, including inducements for companies to hire
workers. This will be partially offset by higher taxes
on wealthy Americans earning more than $250,000
a year.
The budget also includes more money for educa-
tion, scientific research and defence programmes.
(...)


The budget also includes more money for educa-
tion, scientific research and defence programmes.

[the rest of the article is just a jumbled mess of
repeated sentences from earlier in the article.]
So his $3.8tn budget includes more money for education and scientific
research and more for defence programmes. But it
also looks forward to eliminating waste and
freezing many other domestic programmes.
/
  • Note that the newspaper prop that Georgina Haig held during filming,[39] is different from the one that is seen in close-ups of the newspaper,[25] which contains a different photograph of Belle and Mr. Gold. The original newspaper can still be seen (tilted) in a wider shot of Elsa inside the pawnshop.[40]

Set Dressing

STORYBROOKE CLINIC
Dr. M. Thisby
Dr. D. Woodmansley
Dr. T. Jensen
Dr. A. Montcalm

Costume Notes

Goofs

  • In a newspaper article about a campaign to encourage people to spend more money in their local shops, the last paragraph refers to money as British pounds, not dollars. However, another sum correctly uses dollars.[25]
  • In Regina's mausoleum, in the shots where Sidney Glass is visible and Regina is seen from behind, you can clearly tell a body double is used for Regina. Her short hair is a dead giveaway, as it is much longer and differently styled when her face is visible.[73]

Filming Locations

Script Notes

OPENING SCENES
  • Gerda and her husband are described as being in their 40s.[79]
  • After Gerda's husband says that they have to abandon ship, Gerda says to him that they both know that the storm will have them and they won't survive. Her husband replies, "Then, hurry." When the king asks his wife if they're doing the right thing as sending the message in a bottle, Gerda replies, "If it even gets to them? Yes. Anna and Elsa must know the truth." [79] In the actual episode, she says, "Yes. Anna and Elsa must know the truth. It's the only thing that will save them."
  • The runic text on the King's and the Queen's gravestones is translated as "HERE LIE THE KING AND QUEEN OF ARENDELLE".[79] In the actual episode, it says "Here lïes þhe Kïŋg aŋd Kwueeŋ of Areŋdelle".[22]
  • As Elsa explores the area in the beginning of the episode, she walks through the woods and stops at a bluff, where she is treated to a view of Storybrooke, twinkling with the glow of electric light.[79] This scene is not in the episode; instead, she merely walks out of Zelena's barn and down the road. In the script, the scene where Elsa finds the sign with the name Storybrooke on it takes place after the scene with Emma and the others outside Granny's Diner, but in the actual episode, it is combined with the scene where Elsa leaves the barn, which is show before the dinner scene.
  • When Emma is talking to Regina outside the diner, Emma points out that that maybe she did Regina a favor by saving Marian's life, with a little less blood on Regina's hands. Regina says, "I know exactly how messy my past is. I don't need you to remind me."[80] In the actual episode, she says "That was the person I was, not the person I am."
  • Regina says that should the circumstances of Marian's "death" ever come to light, "complicated won't begin to cover it". She also says, "In the years I've known you, Ms. Swan, one thing has become clear – the more you try to help the worse my life becomes."[80] In the actual episode, she says, "Swan... The more you try to help... The worse my life becomes."
  • When "Marian" gets angry with Robin, Robin says to her, "Marian, let's all be calm."[80] In the actual episode, he simply says, "Marian, please."
  • "Marian" asks the others if they don't know who Regina is and angrily states that Regina destroys lives and will destroy theirs.[80]
THE GRAVEYARD
  • Before Mr. Gold visits Neal's grave, Belle says to him that she will be right in the car, waiting for him.[81]
  • Mr. Gold's monologue at Neal's grave is longer. For example, Gold says, "I was a hobbled soldier back from the front. Doing all I could to raise you by myself.",[81] which is not in the final episode.
ROBIN AND REGINA
  • The scene where Elsa finds Gerda's diary appears before the scene with Robin and Regina in the latter's office.[82] In the actual episode, it appears before the graveyard scene.
  • When Robin enters Regina's office, Regina is looking at the illustration of him and Marian in Henry's storybook.[82]
  • Regina asks if "Marian" is there, and Robin s states that the whole experience has put "Marian" in a bit of a haze and that she is now with his Merry Men in the woods, resting.[82]
  • Regina points out that Robin dated the person who killed his wife but he says that he didn't; he met someone different.[82]
  • After Robin says that his vow to Marian remains, he says "And if my honor is to remain as well, I have to live by that vow". He also says that he has to be true to himself.[82]
WEDDING DANCE
  • The scenes where Belle and Mr. Gold arrive at the Sorcerer's mansion take place before the scene where the snow monster attacks Emma and Hook.[83] In the actual episode, it is shown before the scene where Emma is walking down the street with her family.
  • When Belle and Mr. Gold arrive at mansion, Belle comments on the building, describing it as "peaceful and idyllic" and "even more amazing inside". Gold remarks that the mansion has the haunted feel of someone who lost everything, which makes Belle take his hand and assure him that he has not lost everything.[83]
  • Mr. Gold finds the Sorcerer's Hat sitting on a shelf, not a table.[83]
  • When Mr. Gold says that it’s time that they have their first dance as a married couple, Belle says that they haven’t had any dance, married or not. Gold answers that it's high time they remedy that.[83]
EMMA AND HER FAMILY
  • When Emma is strolling down the street with her family, Mary Margaret says to David that "Prince Baelfire" is a lovely name in the Enchanted Forest, but Neal just might fit better here. David says that Neal can always change it later, prompting Mary Margaret to point out how many names David has: David, James and Charming. David replies, "Yeah, Neal. Let’s keep it simple".[84] This exchange is not in the final episode; instead, he merely says, "I don't know. Maybe we should have gone with Baelfire. "
  • Henry says that Regina shouldn't be alone right now and Emma says that being alone seems to be Regina's choice.[84]
  • When Henry states that maybe it's Emma Regina doesn't want to hear from, Emma says, "That’s actually possible".[84] In the episode, she says, "You might have a point, kid."
  • As Mary Margaret and Emma are talking, Prince Neal is snoring lightly, and Mary Margaret adjusts his head position.[84] Mary Margaret is the one who says that Henry is handling the problems with Regina well;[84] in the actual episode, it is Emma who says this.
  • Emma asks Mary Margaret not to talk to Henry about Emma's relationship with Hook until Emma knows what it is. Mary Margaret says that she may not agree, but she can keep a secret. When Emma gives her a look (a reference to the events of "The Stable Boy"), she stresses that she can.[84]
  • When Hook shows up, Emma says to Mary Margaret, "Will you give us a minute?".[84] In the episode script, she merely says, "Gimme a sec".
  • In the episode, Emma says to Hook, "I'm not avoiding you. I'm just... Dealing with stuff. We have a crisis right now." In the episode script, the dialogue is longer: Emma says, "I'm not avoiding you, I'm dealing with things", and Hook replies, "Actually, I'm a pretty important thing you’re not dealing with." Emma tells him, "You're pretty full of yourself", and he answers, "It's my charm, now shall we discuss the events of last night? Or even better, continue with them –" (referring to the final scenes of "There's No Place Like Home"). She then says, "Killian. Please. I'm not trying to avoid you or any "events" – but we have a bit of a crisis right now."[85]
  • David and Henry join Emma and Hook when Leroy and Walter show up with the bad news.[85]
ELSA'S SNOW MONSTER
  • When Emma and Hook are tracking Elsa, they follow Elsa's frozen footprints.[86] In the actual episode, it is a trail of ice.
  • As Emma and Hook follow Elsa's trail, Emma shouts, "There!" and (to the unseen Elsa) "Stop!"[86]
  • As everyone runs from Elsa's snow monster, Leroy wonders what it is and if it's good or bad. Emma takes charge and orders everyone to get inside now, and says to Hook that it’s been ten hours since their last crisis. Hook believes that the situation is their fault; the snow monster didn't just "drive up the coast", and there has only been one portal opened in Storybrooke recenctly and it was their doing (referring to events in "Snow Drifts" and "There's No Place Like Home").[87]
MAID MARIAN FLASHBACK
  • When Marian is captured by the Evil Queen, she begs Regina to spare her because she has a family; a husband and a newborn. The Queen says that Marian should have though of that before she betrayed her queen. Marian says that she feels sorry for Regina because she doesn’t see that killing her is wrong.[88]
THE SNOW MONSTER ATTACKS
  • When Hook says that the snow monster is approaching from the north, Emma replies, "Wait. It's stopped."[89] This line is not in the final episode.
  • When Little John fires an arrow at the snow monster, it goes right through it.[89] In the actual episode, it hits the monster in the shoulder.
  • The part where the snow monster sprouts quills is not in the script.[89]
  • In the episode script, the creature bats Emma away and smashes her into a tree.[89] In the actual episode, it merly knocks her off her feet, unconscious.[89]
  • The part where "Marian" begs Regina to save her from the snow monster is not in the script. Also, when Robin Hood asks "Marian" is she's okay, Marian admits that she is, thanks to Regina.[89] This line is not in the episode.
  • When Emma and Hook are alone in the woods, after Emma points out that Regina lost someone she cared about because of her, Hook says, "Which doesn't mean you can't care for someone. You can't let this deter you from living your life." Emma replies, "I know I shouldn't… But I am."[90]
END SCENES
  • When Emma is talking to Regina through the door at the end of the episode, the script version of Emma's monologue is slightly different. In the script, her monologue opens with "Regina… Please. I know you're in there. I see the lights on. You're home. I just want to talk. Look, I know what we've had is complicated, but you can have happiness." [90] In the actual episode, she says, "Regina. I know you're in there. I can see the light's on. I know this is all... Complicated, but you can have happiness."
  • The part where Mr. Gold opens the hat box is written as two segments, with the scenes where he gets up and finds the box taking place after the scene where Emma talks to Regina through the door, while the scene where the hat is revealed takes place after the scene where Regina decides to find the Author.[91] In the actual episode, both segments are shown after the scene where Regina makes her decision.
  • Mr. Gold's first attempt at opening the hat box fails and he puts it back where he found it. He then looks back and is unable to resist the temptation to try again.[91] This scene is not in the actual episode.

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