"And They Lived..." is the thirteenth episode and series finale of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It was written by Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Zack Estrin and directed by Kari Skogland. It premiered on April 3, 2014.
The all-powerful Jafar succeeds in making his father love him and forcing Anastasia into thinking she loves him. After Alice, Amara and Cyrus escape, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky and calls upon an army of dead soldiers to do his bidding. Meanwhile, Alice and the White Rabbit raise their own army to fight Jafar for the realm and a final confrontation between Alice and Jafar takes place at the Well of Wonders.
Special Guest Star
- Jafar traps Will inside a triangle. In magic lore, triangles were sometimes used as symbols of containment, to evoke and restrain lesser spirits.
- Co-star Toby Levins, who plays the sentry, also plays the sergeant in the Once Upon a Time episode "Manhattan".
- Amelia Wilkinson, who plays Alice's daughter, also plays young Cruella De Vil in the Once Upon a Time episode "Sympathy for the De Vil".
- The Wonderland events occur after "To Catch a Thief" and before the Once Upon a Time episode "The Final Battle Part 2". (For more details, see the Wonderland timeline)
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode is a rendition of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland story, focusing on Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
- This episode features the Red Queen, Tweedledum and the Jabberwocky from the story's sequel Through the Looking-Glass, the genie, the magician and the sultan from the "Aladdin" story, and the nix from Germanic mythology.
- The camera focuses on the Red Queen's chess pieces, a reference to the novel Through the Looking-Glass, where chess is the main theme. Similarly, the headstones in the graveyard are shaped like knights.
- Alice reads a book to her daughter, based on her own adventures in Wonderland. This is a reference to the novel, where Alice thinks to herself, "When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought! And when I grow up, I'll write one".
- At the end of the episode, Alice and her family are having a tea party in Victorian England, a reference to the Hatter's tea party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- The page that Alice reads to her daughter contains an excerpt from Chapter XII of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Alice's Evidence".
- The teapot used by Alice's daughter is the same teapot that the Evil Queen uses to pour herself a cup of tea in Rumplestiltskin's castle in the Once Upon a Time episode "Skin Deep". In "Broken", Mr. Gold has the same teapot in his pawnshop and uses it to make tea for himself and Belle.
- One of the framed pictures in Edwin's house is called "Brünnhilde slowly and silently leads her horse down the path to the cave" and is from The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie (1910) (link to page), an illustrated edition of The Rhinegold, the first of the four music dramas which constitute Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
- Note that the picture is too far away to make out any details. It previously appeared over one of the beds in the Darling family nursery room in the Once Upon a Time episode "Second Star to the Right", though still from far away. It can be seen more clearly on a set photograph by production designer Michael Joy.
- When Alice is reading to her daughter, the plush toys sitting around the small dinner table include a white rabbit / hare, a mouse, a man in a hat, and a doll which looks similar to young Alice; a reference to the Mad Hatter's tea party with the March Hare, the Dormouse and Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Note that the rabbit/hare plush seems to be a dual reference, as it is white like the White Rabbit, but the character does not participate in the tea party in the novel – the March Hare does.
- The rabbit/hare, the mouse and the man in the hat were also seated at the dinner table when young Alice returned to Victorian England in "Down the Rabbit Hole".
- The white rabbit / hare is the same prop used for the plush toy that the Mad Hatter ends up buying for his daughter Grace in the Once Upon a Time episode "Hat Trick".
- The mouse is the same prop used for one of Robin's toys when Zelena is moving in with Regina in the Once Upon a Time episode "The Savior".
- The gazebo seen in the background when Alice is reading to her daughter is a redressed version of the prop/set used for the Agrabah Well of Wonders in "Dirty Little Secrets" and the gazebo that Phillip and Aurora have a picnic under in the Once Upon a Time episode "New York City Serenade". Large windows were added to the Victorian England version.
- The coat Alice's daughter is wearing as her mother reads her a story is the same one worn by Snow White in the Once Upon a Time episode "The Stable Boy". Note that the costume department have switched out the fur on the sleeves and collar. The trim has also been replaced.
|French||"Tout Est Bien Qui Finit Bien"||"All's Well That Ends Well"|
|German||"Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind ..."||"And If They Are Not Dead..."|
|Italian||"E vissero..."||"And They Lived..."|