For the event, see Taste of the Heights.
"A Taste of the Heights" is the twelfth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales, and directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado. It is the one hundred and forty-fifth episode of the series overall, and premiered on March 9, 2018.
On the day of Tiana's coronation, a confrontation with Dr. Facilier compels her to take a trip through the Bayou, where a surprising encounter changes her life and the hunt for an alligator takes a dark turn. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine reconnects with an old friend whose plans could jeopardize her culinary dreams. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver investigate a Blind Witch, leading them to a shocking discovery about the Coven.
- The Seattle events take place the week after "Secret Garden", and before "Knightfall". (For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- The New Enchanted Forest flashbacks take place during the eight-year time jump of "The Eighth Witch", after the first flashback scene of the episode and before "Secret Garden".
- Victoria was killed in "Secret Garden".
- Kelly West returned to Hyperion Heights in "Secret Garden".
- Sabine and Jacinda bought a food truck in "Greenbacks".
- Lucy mentions her time in the hospital, which took place from "The Eighth Witch" until "Secret Garden".
- Tiana previously met Dr. Facilier in "Greenbacks".
- Doctor Sage was murdered in "Secret Garden". The lock of hair that the killer took from her in the same episode is seen again in "The Girl in the Tower".
- Remy remembers Jacinda wanted to give Henry a mixtape but he had already left for San Francisco at the time. This event occurred in "The Eighth Witch".
- Henry's heart was poisoned in "The Eighth Witch".
- Lucy recalls when Victoria shows her the fairytale storybook, which was during "One Little Tear".
- What happens to Hilda after she is attacked is shown in "Knightfall".
- Roni unsuccessfully confronted Weaver about being awake during "Pretty in Blue".
- The killer who is targeting members of the Coven of the Eight is revealed in "Sisterhood".
- The aftermath of Lucy preventing Jacinda and Henry from sharing true love's kiss is seen in "Knightfall".
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode features Cinderella from the Cinderella fairytale and Captain Hook from the Peter Pan story
- Hilda works on a gingerbread house when Rogers and Weaver drop by and her bakery contains gingerbread houses and gingerbread, a reference to the Hansel and Gretel fairytale.
- There is a Geronimo Jackson sticker on Henry's laptop. This was a fictional band on Lost.
- As Weaver explains, the Coven's symbols looks like eight spokes on a wheel, a reference to the second Lost number.
- Henry's podcast H-Town is a reference to S-Town, a popular investigative journalism podcast hosted by Brian Reed.
- The song playing when Henry is sitting at Roni's and receives a text message from Jacinda is "Float" by Jude Shuma.
- Roni comments on how her cursed persona made some poor decisions, saying "I mean, who loves Def Leppard lyrics that much?", a reference to the famous British rock band. Kelly adds, "Well, pour some sugar on me", a reference to the famous song by the band.
- Jacinda's mixtape to Henry includes songs by Beyoncé and Lauryn Hill, and the song "Pull Me Down" by Mikky Ekko.
- The lead article in the newspaper that Sabine holds (a few words are obscured or blurred on-screen, but can be seen on a newspaper prop which was auctioned off on eBay in January 2019; the missing text is set in fuchsia) reads:
By H. Leung
Washington State Journal News Staff
Police continue to search for clues
in the mysterious death of real
estate magnate, Victoria Belfrey.
The body of the successful business-
woman was found last week by her
daughter, Ivy Belfrey, in the Hyperi-
on Heights Greenhouse at the edge
of Lyric Park. Autopsy results are
still pending, but police have not
ruled out foul play.
"We continue to follow all investi-
gative leads, no matter how small,"
Detective Weaver, lead investigator
from the Hyperion Heights Police
department, said during a press
conference this morning. "But
we've only just begun." Detective
Weaver refrained from offering up
any potential suspects or motives,
but did say that a woman in Ms.
Belfrey's position had "burned
The loss of this great community
leader has come as a shock to this
small, insular neighborhood, one of
the lesser known suburbs of Seattle.
A common refrain among residents
is that these streets have been safe
for as long as anyone can remember.
"You can't help but wonder if things
are changing now," said a fifty-three
year old woman, who asked that her
name not be printed. "If someone
like Victoria Belfrey isn't safe, then
With its community clearly
rattled, the Hyperion Heights police
department is working hard to
assure residents there is no cause
for alarm. "Whatever happened to
Ms. Belfrey has a perfectly reason-
able explanation," Detective Rogers,
coleader of the investigation, said
in a meeting with local leaders.
"Our streets are as safe as they've
ever been. Of that much I'm sure."
See LEUNG / Page 2
Local real estate magnate, Victoria Belfrey
Any information regarding this incident
is greatly appreciated. Please contact
your local police precinct.
- Another article is called "Seattle police find arson suspect". It is adapted from a real article from The Seattle Times, "Seattle police identify suspect after man is set on fire in Fremont area", published on November 8, 2017. Note that one sentence from the final paragraph of the original article was moved to a different part of the show's article; it is marked with a yellow background.
man is set on fire in Fremont area
By Steve Miletich
Seattle police detectives are searching for
find arson suspect
By M. Lane
Seattle police detectives have found
|The man being sought was identified|
Wednesday by police as Christopher Burrus, 31.
|The man was identified Wednes-|
day by police as M. Stope, 36. About
7 p.m., a passer-by saw Stope setting
fire to the store front and called 911.
|Detectives believe Burrus doused the 39-year-old|
victim with a flammable liquid before setting him on
fire, Seattle police said in a post on the department's
|No details were provided on why|
detectives believe Burrus was
involved in the incident. If you know
where police can find Burrus,
please call 911 immediately
|No details were provided on why |
detectives believe Stope was
involved in the incident. If you have
any information on this incident
please call 911 immediately.
|and do not approach him, police said. Detectives are|
asking anyone with information to call the
homicide/assault tip line at 206-233-5000.
|The man who was set on fire was taken to Harborview|
Medical Center. He was in critical condition Wednesday
in the hospital's intensive-care unit, a Harborview
spokeswoman said. The incident took place in the 4500
block of Leary Way Northwest. About 7 p.m., a passer-
by saw the man on fire and called 911. As the two
waited for medics, the passer-by put out the flames.
|Stope is currently at Hyperion Heights|
Hospital, where he's being
treated for second degree burns.
Stope was in critical condition
- What little that can be glimpsed of the third article, reads:
By R. McKinley
Washington State Journal News Staff
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- Washington State Journal was a real newspaper published in Ritzville, Washington from 1906 to 1907.
- When Sabine picks up the newspaper, the headline "The Journal's homeless initiative" can be glimpsed on a page.
Super fresh podcast, dude. Lived the NPR vibe and the slow story burn.
I was hooked right to the end. But now I have to know – who killed Victoria
Belfrey?!? Must. Have. Season. Two. RIGHT NOW. –Jerome S,
Binged the whole thing in one night!!
Started listening to this podcast on my way home. I didn't even realize that I was
still sitting in my driveway an half hour later, mesmerized by your wonderful
podcast. Even though I've never been to Seattle, I feel like I've walked the streets
of Hyperion Heights, plucked a few of Lucy's hyacinths and eaten at Mr. Cluck's
with Jacinda and Sabine. I very much hope this beautiful story continues! – Piper Lou
So many ships, so little time!
So many ships, so little time! Don't usually listen to podcasts, but you sound hot. Like
SERIOUSLY hot. I never cared so much about real estate deals in my life.
The story's pretty good too, but wow. If that whole thing with Jacinda doesn't
work out, I am stopping by Roni's sometime. –Dana H.
Wait, so Victoria Belfrey DIED?! And that's it?! You've got to be kidding me.
Great, but I hate cliffhangers!
I really enjoyed listening but I'm taking one star away for that crazy
cliffhanger. Stories have a beginning, middle, and end. What kind of
ending was that?!? –David G.
- Kelly's phone case is green.
- An excerpt from the Grimm fairytale "The Pink" can be seen on the back of the storybook page that Lucy finds.
- Flyers for the Rollin' Bayou are pinned to a post outside Roni's.
- The painting Lee Priory, Kent (1785) by the Irish engraver John Dixon is hanging on the wall in Tiana's Palace. It depicts the Lee Priory, a lost British country house in Littlebourne, Kent, which was demolished in 1953.
- The dress Regina is wearing during Tiana's coronation is the same dress worn by her Enchanted Forest counterpart in the Season One episode "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree".
- Roni is wearing a Twist-Front Slub Tee by Splendid.
- Sabine is wearing a Suede Moto Jacket in Olive Green by Blank NYC (no longer available). She wears the jacket again in "Is This Henry Mills?".
- The necklace Dr. Facilier retrieves from the bayou is worn by the Evil Queen in the Season One episodes "Pilot", "The Thing You Love Most", "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and "Hat Trick". The necklace has also been worn by her serum counterpart in the Season Six episode "A Bitter Draught" and by her Storybrooke counterpart in the Season Six episode "Wish You Were Here".
- Jacinda is wearing an Aegean Unisex Cotton Greek Fisherman's Cap in Navy. She wears it again in "Breadcrumbs".
- 615 Clarkson Street in New Westminster doubles as the backyard where the Rollin' Bayou is parked early in the episode.
- The Leeside Tunnel skate park in Vancouver doubles as the abandoned skate park where the Hyperion Heights food fair takes place.
- The Black Rook Bakehouse in Vancouver doubles as the exterior and interior of Hilda Braeburn's bakery.
- The scene with Sabine and Naveen on the lake was filmed in a water tank inside a green-screen set at The Bridge Studios.
- A deleted scene with Alice was filmed in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
|French||"Le Médaillon de la Discorde"||"The Locket of Discord"|
|Italian||"Gusti di quartiere"||"A Taste of the Heights"|
|Portuguese||"A Ascensão de Hyperion Heights"||"The Ascension of Hyperion Heights"|