FANDOM


(2.6 Added/edited/updated references)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Icons|MProtect|OUAT|Character|Female|Arendelle|EF|LWM|Storybrooke|Royal|Magic|Dead|S4}}
+
The movie opens at an elementary school named William Dawes, in Lexington, Massachusetts, 1959. In the playground, we see Lucinda Embry (Lara Robinson) staring into the distance as if she is witnessing some catastrophic event. As she stares, whispering sounds are heard in the background. The teacher, Miss Taylor (Danielle Carter), repeatedly instructs Lucinda to come back into the class when the recess period ends. During the class session Miss Taylor tells the students that as part of the school's official Opening Day celebration, the students will draw what they think the future is going to look like, and place the results in a time capsule. She tells them this is Lucinda's idea (important later). As they start drawing, we see Lucinda in a trance, furiously scribbling seemingly random numbers onto a sheet. It appears that the mysterious whispering voices are controlling Lucinda's thoughts and actions. As she collects the students' work, Miss Taylor must grab the sheet from Lucinda due to her trance like state.
{{Box|This article focuses on the [[Arendelle]] character.<br>For the [[Season Four]] episode, see '''"[[The Snow Queen (Episode)]]"'''.<br>For the fairytale, see '''"[[The Snow Queen (Fairytale)]]"'''.}}
 
{{Character
 
|infobox = Arendelle
 
|name = Ingrid
 
|image = 405LovesMe.png
 
|portrayedby = [[Elizabeth Mitchell]] {{S|(Adult)}}<br>[[Brighton Sharbino]] {{S|(Young)}}
 
|gender = Female
 
|haircolor = Blonde
 
|occupation = Ice cream seller {{S|(formerly)}}<br>Foster mother {{S|(formerly)}}
 
|eyecolor = Blue
 
|firstappearance = [[White Out]]
 
|latestappearance= [[Shattered Sight]]
 
|latestmention=[[The Price]]
 
|status = Deceased
 
|death = Sacrificed herself to reverse the [[Spell of Shattered Sight]]
 
|home = [[Snow Lair|Snow lair]]<br>Her [[Ingrid's House (Storybrooke)|Storybrooke house]] {{S|(formerly)}}<ref>"[[Family Business]]", ''[[Once Upon a Time]]'', [[ABC]]</ref><br>Her [[Ingrid's House|Minnesota house]] {{S|(formerly)}}<br>[[Boston]] {{S|(formerly)}}<br>[[Magic Urn|Magic urn]] {{S|(formerly)}}<br>[[Arendelle Castle|Arendelle castle]] {{S|(formerly)}}
 
|species = Human
 
|relatives= seefamily
 
}}
 
{{Quote|I am a monster, not because of my [[Ice Magic|powers]], but because of what I let them turn me into. I have to undo [[Spell of Shattered Sight|this]].|Ingrid to [[Anna]], [[Emma Swan|Emma]] and [[Elsa]] before her death|Shattered Sight}}
 
Princess '''Ingrid''', better known as '''the Snow Queen''' and also known as Sarah Fisher,<ref name="Twitter">{{TwitterLink|JaneEspenson|status/527195707217022976|[[Jane Espenson]]|date=October 28, 2014|quote=I didn't write that one. Had to find the script. It says Sarah.|image=File:TWJaneEspenson-404.png}}<br>{{TwitterLink|JaneEspenson|status/527563259176423424|[[Jane Espenson]]|date=October 29, 2014|quote=nope. Different name. Perhaps a competitor she froze out of the business.|image=File:TWJaneEspenson-404-2.png}}</ref> is a character on [[ABC]]'s ''[[Once Upon a Time]]'' and débuts in the [[White Out|second episode]] of the [[Season Four|fourth season]]. She is portrayed by guest stars [[Elizabeth Mitchell]] and [[Brighton Sharbino]].
 
   
The Snow Queen is based on the character of the same name from the fairytale, "[[The Snow Queen (Fairytale)|The Snow Queen]]".
+
During the ceremony, we see a crowd gathered as the time capsule is lowered into the school grounds. In the distance we can see Lucinda alone and staring at the proceedings. A few minutes later Miss Taylor notices Lucinda gone from her spot, and her balloon floating off. This sparks a search party for her. Alerted by noise coming from a door to a school storage closet, Miss Taylor finds Lucinda inside, her fingers bloodied as she's scratched even more numbers into the wooden door. She is still crying and acting as if in a trance, before she begs Miss Taylor to make the whispering stop.
   
==History==
+
The movie then flashes forward to the present day 50 years later. We are introduced to M.I.T. professor Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) and his son Caleb at their house. Castor is cooking hot dogs for his son (who is holding a white pet rabbit). They talk about the possibility of intelligent life in outer space, and after dinner Caleb is in his bedroom watching his favourite show about tigers. As Castor tucks Caleb into bed, it's seen that Caleb thinks Castor's view on life life in outer space is tied to the tragic passing of Allison, Castor's wife and Caleb's mother. Castor kisses Caleb goodnight, and they go through a nightly ritual of using sign language for the phrase, 'You and me, together, forever;' Caleb is hearing impaired and uses a hearing aid (also important later). After Caleb is asleep, we see Castor drinking from a bottle of whiskey, and here we realize he is still coping with the devastating loss of his wife.
{{Before First Curse|
 
Ingrid is the eldest daughter of Queen Sonja and [[King Harald]] of [[Arendelle]], making her the heir to the royal throne. She has two younger sisters, [[Helga]] and [[Gerda]], both of whom she develops a close-knit bond with. One afternoon, the three siblings are playing when they spot a punctured kite, and Gerda and Helga take a fancy to the kite's [[Magic Ribbons|ribbons]]. The kite's owner arrives, but the man proves to be a scoundrel as he grabs Gerda, intending to sell her for money. With Helga also restrained in his grip, Ingrid rushes to stop him, but he kicks her away. As she falls backwards, a stream of ice comes out of her hands, which breaks a large tree branch and knocks him unconscious. Ingrid fears hurting her sisters with her new-found powers, but Gerda and Helga are thankful for what she did earlier. Her sisters promise to help conceal her powers, and each take a ribbon to solidify their united sisterhood. {{S|("[[Family Business]]", "[[The Snow Queen (Episode)|The Snow Queen]]")}}
 
   
Years later, on the night of their father's birthday celebration, Ingrid opts out, despite that her sisters want her to come. At the party, she secretly watches as her sisters dance with their suitors. However, when snowflakes manifest around herself, Ingrid realizes that her powers are still uncontrollable. As she packs her things to leave forever, in the hopes her siblings can lead normal lives without her, Helga and Gerda return from the party. Ingrid offers the throne to Helga, who has leadership qualities befitting a queen, but Gerda mentions she once heard of [[Rumplestiltskin|someone]] in [[Enchanted Forest|Misthaven]] that can help Ingrid. The three sisters travel to Misthaven, where they forfeit their ribbons to [[Rumplestiltskin]] in exchange for help with Ingrid's powers. Rumplestiltskin provides two things; [[Concealing Gloves|gloves]] to cancel out Ingrid's magic as long as she is wearing them, and a [[Magic Urn|urn]] to entrap her if she becomes too dangerous. Later in the royal garden, Ingrid is approached by Helga's suitor, the [[Duke of Weselton]], who makes romantic advances on her, causing her to panic and blast him away with a stream of ice. When Helga arrives, the Duke accuses Ingrid of harming him after he rejected her feelings. Instead, Helga spurns him due to knowing his true nature, to which he threatens to reveal Ingrid's magic to all of Arendelle so everyone will know their future queen is a monster. Angered, Ingrid fires ice magic at him, but the Duke uses Helga as a shield and she takes the hit; turning into an ice statue and crumbling to pieces. A grief-stricken Ingrid cries over her sister's broken body when Gerda discovers them. Despite that Ingrid swears she didn't mean to kill Helga, Gerda cannot cope with what her sister has done and entraps her in the urn. Soon after, [[Grand Pabbie]], by Gerda's request, erases everyone's memories of Ingrid and Helga. {{S|("Family Business", "The Snow Queen")}}
+
The next day we see Castor giving a lecture to his class about determinism. Determinism is believing that everything that happens in the world is caused by something that happened before it, a deliberate cause and effect. The flip side is everything that happens in this world, even evolution, was all random, accidental, and without any order. When asked by a student what he believes in, Castor replies, s**t just happens. After the lecture, he is talking to his colleague Phil (Ben Mendelsohn) when he realizes he is missing Caleb's school's 50th year celebration where they are opening the same time capsule shown at the beginning of the movie.
   
Many years later, Gerda's eldest daughter, [[Elsa]], inherits ice powers similar to Ingrid's. While Elsa is the ruling Queen of Arendelle, she learns [[Hans|Prince Hans]] of the Southern Isles intends to trap her in an urn so he can seize Arendelle. After finding the urn in a cave within the North Valley, Elsa is forced to hand it over to Hans when her [[Anna|sister's]] fiance, [[Kristoff]] is almost killed by the prince. In a smug tone, Hans remarks that a monster shouldn't rule Arendelle, and he proceeds to uncap the relic. A white liquid pours out, but instead of the substance entrapping Elsa, Ingrid materializes from it instead. Though Hans' comment was meant for Elsa, Ingrid assumes he was actually insulting her, and turns him into an ice statue as retribution, while the prince's brothers flee. Returning to Arendelle's castle, she and Elsa walk in while chatting animatedly about their ice magic. Ingrid takes notice of a painting of Elsa's parents and soon reveals herself as Gerda's sister. Ingrid longingly asks to see her sister, but Elsa regrettably states that her parents died at sea. Elsa expresses worry for her sister, [[Anna]], who has gone missing, though Ingrid promises to help find her. {{Ep|Rocky Road}}
+
When he gets to the celebration he sees honoured guest Miss Taylor (now played by Alethea McGrath) giving a speech, and then the capsule is opened. Miss Taylor starts handing out the various pictures and drawings to the current students. As if by chance, Miss Taylor hands Lucinda's page of numbers to Caleb (all the other students get drawings of what the future would be like). As Caleb opens the letter and looks at it, he notices a strange looking man in the distance dressed in a trench coat, and starts to hear whispering voices in his head. This shows that there is some sort of tie between young Caleb and Lucinda as both can hear voices. Caleb takes the letter home.
   
Ingrid begins teaching Elsa to hone the control of the link between her emotions and powers. When Anna returns home, Ingrid meets her for the first time; remarking that she resembles Gerda. While Elsa accepts Ingrid as their aunt, Anna remains skeptical. Later, Ingrid overhears Anna voicing these doubts to Kristoff and her plans to ask the rock troll, [[Grand Pabbie]], for answers. During this conversation, Ingrid learns Anna discovered that her parents went to Misthaven intending to get rid of Elsa's magic with [[Sorcerer's Hat|something]], but she hasn't told her sister yet. After learning about [[Helga]] from Grand Pabbie, Anna and her companion, [[Belle]], make their way down the mountain only to be stopped by storm conjured by Ingrid. A fierce wind knocks Anna to the cliff ledge, where she desperately clings to keep from falling, as Belle tries to pull her up. Anna plunges to the ground and falls unconscious, to which Ingrid collects the [[Sorcerer's Hat|sorcerer's hat]] from her niece's satchel. Belle yells at Ingrid to leave Anna alone, but the Snow Queen apologetically remarks that she'll have to excuse them since "this is family business". She then dematerializes away, taking Anna with her, as a helpless Belle watches. Imprisoning Anna in a castle cell, she accuses her of intending to use the sorcerer's hat on Elsa. Anna rejects the notion; arguing that she wasn't going to use it on anyone until Ingrid attacked her. Ingrid admits she thought her two nieces could be her family, but now that Anna has proven to be the "odd one out" with nothing in common with herself and Elsa, she vows to find [[Emma Swan|someone else]] to replace her. {{Ep|Family Business}}
+
During dinner that evening, Castor notices the unusual letter with numbers sticking out of Caleb's backpack. After realizing it was from the time capsule, he admonishes him for taking it, as it is still school property, and sends him to sleep. A few moments later, when Castor goes to Caleb's room for his customary tuck in, he notices Caleb watching old home videos of Allison singing him to sleep. Instead of tucking him in, Castor closes the door and starts drinking heavily. As he pours himself drink after drink, he accidentally overfills his cup and spills alcohol everywhere. He goes to the kitchen to find something to wipe up the mess with when he notices that he placed his cup over Lucinda's list. The upper left part of the circular mark left by the wet cup's bottom highlights a section of numerals: 911012996. Castor takes a close look at these numbers, which catch his attention. He walks over to his chalkboard and writes these numerals on it. After a few tries of separating them in different grouping combinations with no meaning, he suddenly finds the first five numbers are the date of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Looking the event up on the internet, he finds that the 2996 was the total number of victims. Startled, he writes the entire page of numbers onto the board, and with the help of the Internet, he finds the number groupings seem to predict the dates of every major catastrophic event of the past 50 years, in the chronological order in which they happen, along with the body counts, including the bombing of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Hurricane Katrina. There are a few groups of numbers left that are not circled and accounted for, meaning that these numbers may predict future events. Suddenly Castor's gaze falls on the number sequence 102708 and drops his drink in horror. It becomes clear that 10/27/08 is the date of Allison's death.
   
Burying the hat in a cave in Arendelle, Ingrid then goes to the Enchanted Forest where she asks the sorcerer's [[apprentice]] to find a third sister to complete her family. The apprentice believes finding such a person is rare, but she insists on waiting as long as necessary. Returning to Arendelle, Ingrid tells Elsa about what Anna learned in Misthaven. She purports that Anna, intending to use the hat on Elsa, attempted it on her first. As Elsa is in doubt, Ingrid reveals Gerda trapped her in the urn and that Anna, like her mother, will never understand a person of magic. Instead of turning the two against each other, the girls conspire to entrap their aunt in the urn, but Ingrid shackles Anna first. Under duress, Anna tells her the Norse legend of ''The Trolden Glass'', in which a king made a mirror for his daughter to see her own beauty, however, she died before receiving it. Thus, the mirror reflected the king's misery. Since Anna cannot remember anything else in the tale, Ingrid explains the grief-stricken king learned dark magic to make the kingdom share his pain, which caused the subjects to see the bad in others and turn on each other. Like the story, Ingrid wants to cast the spell, but she needs many mirror pieces. With a shard, she places Anna under the spell. Elsa is bewildered at her sister's anger while Ingrid admits she did it to show Anna's inner darkness. She pushes Elsa into using magic on Anna, but the latter refuses. Anna seals her sister in the urn, which Ingrid did not expect. Embracing herself as a monster, she freezes Anna, Kristoff as well as all of Arendelle in ice and then erases Elsa's memories. Rumplestiltskin shows up asking for the hat, but she claims to not know where it is. As a result, he takes the urn and promises to return it if she hands over the hat. When the apprentice locates the third sister, Ingrid gives him the hat and gains passage to another [[Land Without Magic|realm]] as well as a scroll to find the sister in due time. From a [[World-crossing|portal door]] the apprentice creates, Ingrid walks through and arrives in the [[Land Without Magic]] in [[Boston]] during the year 1982. {{Ep|Smash the Mirror}}
+
He tells his colleague Phil about the numbers and is met with ridicule, and Castor storms out of the office. Determined, Castor tracks down Miss Taylor and speaks to her at her home. He finds out about Lucinda, and how she disappeared, and how they found her in the closet when she scratched numbers onto the door (again, important later). Unfortunately, Miss Taylor tells him that Lucinda died a while ago. Castor hopes to get Miss Taylor to help corroborate his theory but it quickly becomes obvious that Miss Taylor, in her old age, has begun experiencing short-term memory loss that would make her word unreliable.
   
While walking on the streets of this new world, Ingrid visits a psychic, [[Madame Faustina]], to find out information about the third sister, who will arrive in a town called [[Storybrooke]] in twenty-eight years. She then pays for the seer's service by giving up her necklace. Through crystal gazing, Madame Faustina proves herself to be a fraud after proclaiming the girl's name will be Susan, though Ingrid knows from the apprentice's scroll that her name is to be [[Emma Swan]]. Storming out of the shop, Ingrid angrily berates the woman's trickery and tries punishing her with magic, but finds her own powers do not work in this land. {{Ep|Shattered Sight}} }}
+
Later that afternoon we see Caleb playing soccer by himself in the front lawn. Castor is on the phone trying to hunt down more leads, when a black car filled with several of the mysterious looking strangers approaches Caleb. As the car approaches, Caleb starts to hear whispering sounds and thinks his hearing aid is malfunctioning. One of the men reaches out of the car window and hands Caleb a smooth black stone. Castor sees this and rushes outside but the men leave.
{{During First Curse|
 
In 1999, Ingrid is now working in the childcare system for boys and girls and runs a group home in Richfield, Minnesota. Fourteen to fifteen years after Emma is born, she is placed under Ingrid's care. One day, she spots one of the boys, Kevin, toying with Emma's camera. Ingrid asks him to give it back because property is respected in the house. She approaches to turn it off and returns the device to Emma. Ingrid reassures Emma, who is the newest addition to the house, that she'll fit in. After Ingrid walks off to announce bedtime, Kevin threatens Emma into turning over her camera to him by tomorrow or he'll make her life miserable. That night, Ingrid catches Emma attempting to run away. She doesn't stop her, but casually lets it slip that Kevin happens to be afraid of spiders; including the rubber ones hidden in her own drawer. Realizing Ingrid is helping her, the girl agrees to stay. Soon, Ingrid secretly makes plans to adopt her. Spending time together, they have fun at the amusement park where Emma plays the claw machine and accidentally causes sparks of magic. Emma wins a dog plushie and a ring, to which Ingrid beams with excessive and genuine praise while shedding tears of happiness. Seeing papers in Ingrid's bag, Emma assumes she is being transferred to another home. However, Ingrid admits she is adopting her, which Emma happily accepts. As they wait for the bus, Emma suggests it'd be great to have magic to instantly return home. Ingrid, knowing the girl's potential, pulls her in front of an incoming car and pushes her to use magic. Instead, Emma, freaked out at Ingrid's insistence that she has hidden powers, runs away for good. {{Ep|Breaking Glass|Shattered Sight}}
 
   
In the year 2001, Ingrid packs her belongings and travels to Maine. Upon opening the scroll, she magically materializes in [[Storybrooke]]. Going by the name Sarah Fisher, Ingrid takes over an ice cream business, [[Any Given Sundae]], and she patiently awaits Emma, who walks into the shop years later in November to buy frozen treats for her son, [[Henry Mills|Henry]]. Ingrid desperately reiterates what she tried to tell Emma years ago. Without either noticing, [[Sidney Glass|Sidney]], who is spying on Emma for [[Regina Mills|Regina]], takes a picture of them from outside the store. Emma, believing her former foster mother is crazy, prepares to call [[Sheriff Graham]], until Ingrid absorbs her memories into a stone. Ingrid then pretends as if Emma, with no recollection of their prior exchange, was on the verge of fainting and helps to steady her. After giving Emma some pints of cherry vanilla and rocky road, she offers her a spoonful of rocky road. Emma finds the ice cream delicious as Ingrid says she made it with a lot of patience and love. As Emma leaves, Ingrid sadly watches her go. {{S|("Breaking Glass", "Shattered Sight")}} }}
+
At his house, while looking up Lucinda's passing on the internet (her name is now shown as Lucinda Embry-Wayland, meaning she'd married), Castor is suddenly startled by his sister Grace (Nadia Townsend), who is worried about how he is still coping with his wife's death and how he doesn't talk to their father, who is a pastor. She offers to babysit Caleb so he can resume a social life. After a tense exchange of words, Castor asks her to leave.
{{After Second Curse|
 
After returning to [[Storybrooke]], Ingrid resumes her job at [[Any Given Sundae]]. During a power outage, she uses her freezing powers to keep her frozen goods from expiring. Meanwhile, the Ice Queen, [[Elsa]], recently created an ice barrier at the town line in order to keep everyone from leaving until she finds her missing [[Anna|sister]]. Having gained an ally in [[Emma Swan|Emma]], Elsa returns to the town line with her and agrees to remove the barrier after the town blackout ends. However, to her surprise, it fails. Elsa, believing she herself is the only one capable of harnessing ice powers, cannot understand why the barrier remains. Later, at Any Given Sundae, Ingrid scoops an ice cream cone for [[Leroy]]. He asks her if the power outage was a problem for her business. Smiling mysteriously, she says it wasn't. After he is gone, she uses magic to refreeze a melted carton of ice cream. As she leans against the freezer, it becomes frozen as well. {{Ep|White Out}}
 
   
One day, Ingrid serves [[Robin Hood (Lacey)|Robin Hood]] and his son, [[Roland]], some rocky road ice cream. Not familiar with Robin Hood's wife, she is introduced to the woman, [[Zelena|Marian]], and offers to give her a cone of ice cream as a town welcome. As she is preparing the frozen treat, Ingrid casts a freezing spell on it and then hands it to an unsuspecting Marian. Soon after, Marian falls unconscious due to the freezing spell, which the townspeople suspect is Elsa's doing. While fixing a menu chalkboard outside of the ice cream shop, Ingrid overhears [[Archie Hopper|Archie]] state they cannot blame Elsa without proof, but Leroy loudly proclaims that Elsa, being the only one with ice powers, is enough evidence. Satisfied with the way things are going, she secretly smiles. Later, Ingrid enters the woods where she apprehends [[Hook]] by freezing his feet, but leaves Elsa untouched. Ingrid confirms that Elsa once knew her and no longer does because the rock trolls erased her memories. She also claims Anna put Elsa in the urn, but the latter is in disbelief. Elsa angrily confronts her for making the townspeople believe she caused Marian's affliction, but Ingrid coolly suggests she was trying to show her that everyone, even friends and family, will fear powers like theirs. To prove a point, she creates icicles over Hook and neutralizes Elsa's magic so she will look responsible for it. As she begins lowering the spikes, [[David Nolan|David]] and Emma arrive. Ingrid accidentally calls Emma by name before shrugging it off and challenging her to a magic match. Emma blasts her away, though Ingrid manages to collapse the icicles. As Emma uses magic to push both David and Hook to safety, her opponent mysteriously disappears. After the battle, Ingrid wanders the forest, where Mr. Gold questions if Emma remembered her, to which she confirms it didn't happen. When he asks if she requires his help, Ingrid makes it clear that she will come to him when she is ready. Once he leaves her be, she stares off into the distance. {{Ep|Rocky Road}}
+
That evening and throughout the night, Castor stays awake searching the latest television news updates for any possible catastrophic event that could be a part of the remaining groups of numbers, as the next day is one of the last three dates listed. One news update briefly lists disruption of cell phone satellite networks due to solar flares (important).
   
Far off, she watches Emma throughout the day. When Emma suspiciously notices an ice trail that her car skids onto, and she discovers the Snow Queen nearby. Refusing to answer Emma's questions, Ingrid walks away, as the latter follows, though she manages to lose her pursuer. {{Ep2|The Apprentice (Episode)|The Apprentice}}
+
The next day Castor oversleeps and forgets to pick up his son from school. He calls Caleb and tells him he is on his way. On his way to pick up his son, Castor finds himself stuck on a highway in heavy rain, due to an accident. He phones Phil to apologize for their meeting earlier. He then uses his truck's GPS system to try and find an alternate route, but it shows that there are none. All of a sudden he notices the present latitude/longitude coordinates on the GPS system, and looks at Lucinda's letter and notices the same group of numbers immediately following the sequence that list the day's date. All the uncircled groups of numbers, as he now realizes, are the latitude and longitude coordinate locations of the disasters! He gets out of his truck and approaches the accident site. As he is talking to the police, an airplane comes careening out of the sky and crashes directly into the path of his truck before continuing on to the fields next to the highway, where it explodes. We next see a powerful and disturbing sequence of the aftermath of the crash. Castor does what he can to help the survivors, many of who are burning and in terrible pain, as explosions are still going off, before rescue workers hold him back.
   
Creating a replica of Anna out of ice, Ingrid uses her as a false illusion to lure Elsa out into the woods. After Elsa rushes to her sister as intended, she turns the fake into ice and withers it into mist before binding her niece with chains. As Ingrid tells her, the more fearful she becomes, the tighter the cuffs will become. Before she departs, Elsa questions her on what she intends to do. With a smug smile, Ingrid states she is going to build a snowman. Mounding a vicious snow orc into life, she sends her creation to attack an approaching Emma and Regina, who soon figure out that Sidney has been working for her. With combined powers, the two magic wielders defeat the orc. Ingrid then surprises them, taking away Regina's pocket mirror where Sidney is entrapped, and begins choking the women. An escaped Elsa blasts Ingrid away and then confronts her; commanding that, should she want a fight, to do so with her. In a tone of amazement, Ingrid congratulates Elsa for overcoming her fears. Before the trio can finish her off, she dematerializes away. Later, in her lair, Ingrid frees Sidney from the mirror. Though Sidney assumes he is now her underling, she allows him to go. Ingrid explains the mirror is more important than him as it contains an essence of his soul and is also infused with Regina's dark magic, which will give her what she desires most. He inquires what it is, but she remains tight-lipped. After he leaves, she walks over to a wall mirror with broken fitted pieces and one empty slot. Shattering Sidney's old mirror, Ingrid takes a piece and levitates it into the remaining hole. The mirror's reflection then dissolves its cracks as she looks in; stating it'll give her her deepest wish — a family that loves her. {{Ep|Breaking Glass}}
+
When he gets home his sister is waiting for him with Caleb. He asks Grace not to tell Caleb what happened. In the background, a TV news report lists the death toll from the plane crash at 81 people, and we can hear a reference to navigational malfunctions due to electromagnetic radiation (important). Caleb repeatedly asks him what happened but Castor will not answer and Caleb storms off crying. Later that night Phil comes to see Castor. Shown that the uncircled dates are lat/long coordinates and knowing that Castor was at the site of the plane crash has severely rattled Phil. Castor is certain that the numbers are a warning for him, but Phil wonders if they're warnings to stay away, despite Castor being heavily occupied with two major disasters remaining in the number sequence.
   
Planting her ice cream truck in the woods near the Merry Men's campsite, Ingrid puts a file, containing drawings that a young Emma once made, inside the vehicle. Of all the items within the folder, Ingrid also left a scroll written in ancient text foretelling of a prophecy that the savior, Emma, will become her sister. As Emma and her companions approach the truck, Ingrid walks off. When called out by Mr. Gold, she confronts him over wanting to know her secrets. Mr. Gold offers to strike a deal, but Ingrid quickly recognizes he wants something in her possession — the [[Sorcerer's Hat|sorcerer's hat]]. Though Ingrid does not actually have it, she pretends otherwise and asks him to stay out of her way. Later, Mr. Gold's wife, [[Belle]], storms into the Snow Queen's lair looking for the sorcerer's hat. With her mirror, Ingrid toys with Belle's insecurities until she falls into a trance and injures Mr. Gold. Angered, Mr. Gold warns the Snow Queen that he won't let her use the mirror for the Spell of Shattered Sight and hurt his loved ones. Ingrid refuses to exempt anyone for his sake, but he reveals the sorcerer's hat, threatening to absorb her into it, if not. {{Ep|Family Business}}
+
Still later that night, Caleb is awakened in his room by one of the strangers, who points to the window. As Caleb goes to the window he is greeted by a horrifying sight, a terrible forest fire and hundreds of animals being burned alive. As he screams, Castor rushes up to his room to comfort him, and then he notices the stranger again outside the house standing by the trees. He attempts to confront him, but the man is gone by the time Castor gets outside.
   
Ingrid plants a false mirror within the top level of the clock tower and allows herself to be apprehended by Emma and her allies. Taken to the sheriff station, she is interrogated by Elsa about Anna. Coolly, Ingrid continues to insinuate Anna is not worth it since she put Elsa in the urn. A furious Elsa then leaves to cool off while Emma resumes questioning. When asked about the erasure of Emma's memories of her, she implies that all families are not perfect. Emma affirms they were never a family, but Ingrid insists she herself and Elsa have similar powers as her and thus belong together. Ingrid insists Emma's biological family love her, but they also fear her powers. Later, Ingrid freezes the station door entrance to prevent Emma's allies from coming in after they realize the mirror is fake. Having cracked some of the latter's confidence, Ingrid recalls Emma, as a young girl, was angry her biological parents gave her up and despite that they had no choice due to the curse, they are still selfishly using their daughter and her magic to constantly save them. She argues that they'll start to fear Emma if her powers become dangerous, and how her parents must be very thankful their [[Prince Neal|second child]] was born without magic. As Emma, out of anger, unknowingly uses magic to heat up a glass of water, Ingrid proclaims her parents can't love their daughter if they don't understand her, so they will see her as a monster. Having enough, Emma's emotions reach a boiling point and she accidentally unleashes her power and destroys a wall. Pleased, Ingrid unbinds herself and escapes. From nearby, she watches Emma lose control and accidentally injure David; causing brief resentment from Mary Margaret. Feeling ostracized, Emma flees. Afterwards, Ingrid asks for the three ribbons in exchange for telling Mr. Gold the thing he needs to be free of the dagger since she once owned the the sorcerer's hat herself. In a whisper, she tells him he needs the heart of someone who knew him before his time as the Dark One. Ingrid then receives the ribbons and leaves to enact her plan of taking over Storybrooke. {{S|"([[The Snow Queen (Episode)|The Snow Queen]]", "[[Smash the Mirror]]")}}
+
The next day Castor and Caleb track down Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne) and her daughter Abby (also played by Lara Robinson). Diana is Lucinda's daughter. They are at a museum when Castor uses Caleb as a ploy to start a discussion with Diana. He invites her and Abby for drinks and they walk to the restaurant. There Castor reveals the truth that in fact it wasn't a random meeting, but that he tracked her down due to her mother and the page of numbers. He tells her the truth about the numbers, and wants her help. Angered by this deception, Diana storms off with Abby; paying only minimal attention as he tries to tell her that he was at the plane crash the previous day, and that tomorrow, 170 more people will die in New York City, and then 33 more on October 19th (important again). Castor pleads that he wants to save his son, thinking Caleb is in danger, but Diana says she can't help.
   
Shortly after Emma unintentionally injuries Henry and forces him to leave, Ingrid advises her that the only solution is to accept her own magic. Before driving off, Emma rejects the idea as she doesn't want to hurt her loved ones. At her lair, Mr. Gold implies he has his own plans for Emma that will override hers. Out of anger, Ingrid tries attacking him only to realize he has trapped her in a circle of the urn's powder dust. Though the effect is temporary, it buys him enough time to keep Ingrid from interfering. Scouring for Emma through the mirror, Ingrid finds her driving on the road. Using projection, she manifests on the road to force Emma to swerve the car. Ingrid warns that Mr. Gold is using her, but Emma doesn't trust her word and leaves. Intending to be rid of her own magic, Emma almost falls for Mr. Gold's trap of absorbing her into the sorcerer's hat, however, Elsa persuades her into accepting the good and bad that comes with magic. Due to this, the true power of the ribbons is unlocked because both Elsa and Emma accept their magic. Later, the two ribbons appear on their wrists, and begin harnessing their magic into Ingrid's ribbon. In another lair confrontation with Mr. Gold, she explains the ribbons' functions and suggest its power will be enough to kill even him, but he cautions her not to overestimate her own strength. As he leaves, Ingrid counters that he should not doubt her magic, and she then shatters the mirror using the ribbon's power. {{Ep3|Smash the Mirror}}
+
Later on, Castor is at home when his attention is grabbed by a television news alert of a possible terrorist attack in New York (the camera pans outside his house to show several of the strange men standing outside). Checking the number groupings in Lucinda's letter, he finds that the coordinates show the corner of Lafayette and Worth streets in Manhattan. With a sense of urgency he anonymously calls from a pay phone and tells the FBI to block off the area.
   
As the spell slowly spreads, Ingrid studies the sky from within the woods. Though she wants the spell to wipe out everyone except herself, Elsa and Emma, Mr. Gold points out he himself is immortal and thus things will not go according to her plan. He agrees to not interfere if Ingrid allows him, Belle and Henry to leave Storybrooke forever, which she consents to. {{Ep|Fall}}
+
The next day he has Grace babysit Caleb, and drives himself to New York on a personal mission to try to do what he can about the potential terrorist threat. When he gets to the corner of Lafayette and Worth, he notices it is not blocked off by the police. He angrily confronts a police officer, and then runs off to a nearby subway station to avoid being detained by the police, who begin pursuing him. Believing this is the area where an attack may occur, he starts scanning the area for any suspicious activity. As he walks down the platform he notices a suspicious looking man holding a large object underneath his jacket. As their eyes meet, the man suddenly sprints off, and Castor goes after him, believing him to be the threat, and a nearby police officer notices them. They both get on the train right before it takes off, followed by the police.
   
When her curse begins affecting the townspeople, Ingrid prowls the streets before heading into Any Given Sundae. Hidden in the carrot sherbet ice cream scoop bucket, she takes two purple stones, which contain Elsa and Emma's memories of their happy times with her. Outside, she is stopped by the two blondes, who fail at attacking with magic. As Ingrid explains, her love for them is channeled into the ribbons; preventing them from using their powers to hurt her. Elsa and Emma later counter Ingrid's love with Regina's hatred in order to get rid of the ribbons. Regina, in turn, burns off the ribbons. At the snow lair, Emma continues to deny that she and Elsa will ever love her. Thus, Ingrid shows them the stones containing lost memories from both. She believes by returning the memories and letting them remember the good moments each of them had with her, they will love her. Ingrid knows Elsa and Emma want to kill her to end the curse, but she is sure they cannot do it. Holding out the stones, she urges them to become her sisters. Suddenly, Anna rushes in with a scroll written by Gerda, and she reads it out loud. Gerda, remorseful about stealing people's memories of her sisters, asks Anna and Elsa to use a crystal to restore the kingdom's memories of Ingrid and Helga. Additionally, Gerda requests that Ingrid be freed from the urn and states she truly loved her sister and regretted trapping her away. Convinced those words are lies, Ingrid throws Elsa and Emma backwards and chokes Anna, who desperately talks her out of it. After releasing Anna, she touches the scroll crystal and receives Gerda's happy memories with her and Helga. Realizing she always had her sisters' love, Ingrid destroys herself to ensure the curse is lifted. As her body dissolves into mirror shards, she returns Elsa and Emma's lost memories. Before disappearing completely, Ingrid reveals a prophecy once told her Emma would lead her to her sisters, and now knowing that Helga and Gerda loved her, she can happily join them in death. With her demise, the Spell of Shattered Sight comes to an end. {{Ep|Shattered Sight}} }}
+
As they both near the front of the train, Castor starts warning people, particularly a young pregnant woman, to clear the train at the next stop. The police then catch up to them and try to arrest Castor. After Castor pleads his case that the man he was chasing is the threat, the police then switch their attention to the man. Frightened, the man drops what he was hiding: a bunch of DVDs he has stolen.
{{Clear}}
 
   
==Magical Abilities==
+
We next see the tracks being improperly switched due to electrical malfunction, and this causes the train to veer onto the wrong tracks and straight into the path of a parked train at full speed. The train goes off the tracks and creates a path of death and destruction as it careens out of control through the crowded platform. After the crash we see Castor solemnly walking out of the station along with other survivors, covered in dust. Even though he was not able to prevent the disaster from happening, this event to Castor is the final proof that the numbers are meant to predict past and future disasters. It also seems to indicate that for some reason he is the chosen one that discovered this. On the news reports later, an anchorman says that the track malfunction is believed to be related to the same electrostatic bursts that caused the Lexington plane crash (again, important). Castor gets home and tells Grace he got held up by work, but he will be by to pick Caleb up in 30 minutes.
{{MagicalAbility|*|Ice Magic}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Atmokinesis}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Conjuration}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Energy Blasts}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Teleportation}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|*|Rock Troll Memory Magic}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|*|Witchcraft}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Mirror Enchantments}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Protection Spells}}
 
{{MagicalAbility|**|Telekinesis}}
 
   
==Family==
+
When Castor gets back home, he finds Diana and Abby sitting outside his house. Diana is now sympathetic to him. She remembers what Castor told her about the date of October 19th (the date listed in the last grouping of numbers); Lucinda used to talk about that date often, saying it was the day that Diana would die. The four of them all drive to Lucinda's old trailer out in the middle of the woods to find more clues. As they drive, Diana reads the numerical list written by her mother, and how Lucinda's predicted date of Diana's death has haunted her all her life. She also talks about finding her dead body in the bedroom. Castor shares with her how Allison died. She died in a hotel room fire, and when she died he was out in the front of the house doing yard work. He tells her that he always believed that people deeply in love have a psychic connection even when apart, but when she died he felt nothing, and that is why he now believes in the randomness of things.
   
<center>{{FamilyTree/Start|summary=Elsa and Anna's parents are dead. Elsa is Anna's older sister. Anna and Kristoff are engaged.}}
+
When they get to the trailer, they leave the sleeping kids in the truck and walk inside. As they near the front door, Diana is still reading the numerical list and pauses; she says Abby sometimes wrote things backwards and the final number on the list, 33, Diana believes is actually EE written backwards.
{{FamilyTree||MOM3|y|DAD3||MOM4|y|DAD4||MOM3=Unknown<ref name="tree">{{cite web|url=http://lingaspect.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/some-runes-used-in-once-upon-a-time-ss4/|title=Some Runes Used in "Once Upon A Time" Season 4|date=October 11, 2014, updated on December 12, 2014|publisher=Panya's Blog: Linguistic Aspects}}</ref>|DAD3=King Magnus<ref name="tree" />|MOM4=Queen Astrid<ref name="tree" />|DAD4=King Olaf<ref name="tree" />}}
 
{{FamilyTree|||||!||||||||!}}
 
{{FamilyTree||||MOM2|~|~|y|~|~|DAD2| |MOM2=Queen Sonja<ref name="tree" />|DAD2=[[King Harald]]<ref name="tree" />}}
 
{{FamilyTree|||||||||!}}
 
{{FamilyTree|||,|-|-|-|v|-|^|-|.}}
 
{{FamilyTree||SIS||SIS2||MOM|y|DAD| |MOM=[[Gerda]] †|DAD=[[King Arendelle]] †|SIS='''Ingrid''' †|SIS2=[[Helga]] †}}
 
{{FamilyTree|||||||||||||!}}
 
{{FamilyTree||||||||||,|-|-|^|.|}}
 
{{FamilyTree||||HUS|~|~|SIS||SUB| |SUB=[[Elsa]]|SIS=[[Anna]]|HUS=[[Kristoff]]}}{{FamilyTree/End}}</center>
 
----
 
   
{{S|Notes:<br>
+
In the main room Castor sees numerous newspaper clippings of disasters around the world pasted on the wall. At the far end of the room he finds a drawing of Judgment Day with a picture of a large bright object in the middle. Diana talks about how she was nine when Lucinda died, and Lucinda always talked about hearing voices whispering terrible things to her. Lucinda moved out to the trailer to 'get ready,' although Diana never learned what for. Walking into Lucinda's bedroom, Castor notices a bible on the desk. As they are walking out of the room, he stumbles on something, and notices it's a smooth black rock similar to the one Caleb received earlier. He looks under the bed and notices more rocks, then looks at the underside of the bed. Noticing some writing, he turns the bed over to expose the underside of the bed. It is covered everywhere with the writing, Everyone Else (the EE from the last part of the letter). Castor then realizes that the final prediction will affect everyone on the planet.
*Solid lines denote blood relationship
 
*Dashed lines denote engagement relationships
 
*'''†''' denotes the deceased}}
 
{{Clear}}
 
   
  +
At this point the mysterious strangers appear again and approach the truck, and we can hear the mysterious voices start to appear. Caleb and Abby watch the mysterious men converge on the truck. When Abby starts to open one of the doors, Caleb jams on the truck's horn, Castor and Diana run to the truck. Abby mentions that the men were whispering to her and we realize that Abby, too, has the gift to hear whispered voices. Castor grabs his gun and runs into the forest to confront one of the men. As he enters a clearing, he sees the man standing still facing away from him. He points his gun at him and orders him to turn around. The stranger does, and then opens his mouth as a bright shining light emanates from inside his body. This light blinds Castor and the stranger gets away. Back at home, Diana and Castor both say they believe strange men have been following them and their children for several days.
   
==Trivia==
+
In the morning, Abby gives Castor the Judgment Day picture that was in the trailer. Castor notices that she had coloured in the shining object in the middle of the drawing and made it look like the sun. This is when it suddenly dawns on Castor that the final event is related to the sun. They all drive to Castor's lab office, where he meets Phil. Castor mentions to him about a hypothetical catastrophic solar flare model they worked on before. Castor says that in fact this model is of the earth, and that this flare will destroy all life on the planet. He tells Phil to go home and spend time with his wife.
{{StartTrivia}}
 
<tabber>
 
|-|Character Notes=
 
===Etymology===
 
*In "[[Family Business]]", the names of Ingrid and her family are written in [[Wikipedia:Elder Futhark|Elder Futhark runes]]<ref name="tree" /> on the [[Family Tree Book|family tree]].<ref name="FamilyTree">[[:File:406MaybeThatsWhy.png]]</ref> According to the family tree, the sisters' parents were [[King Harald]] and Queen Sonja.<ref name="tree"/> [[Wikipedia:Harald V of Norway|Harald]] is the name of the current king of [[Wikipedia:Norway|Norway]], and [[Wikipedia:Queen Sonja of Norway|Sonja]] is the name of the current queen. Ingrid of ''[[Once Upon a Time]]'' shares her name with [[Wikipedia:Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway|Princess Ingrid Alexandra]] of Norway, the grandchild of King Harald of Norway, and heir apparent of the Norwegian [[Wikipedia:Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway|crown prince]].
 
   
===Character Notes===
+
As he walks out he tells Diana about the coming disaster, and she breaks down and says she wants to protect her daughter. They both agree that they will try to hide out this event by going to some remote caves not known to the public. Going back to Castor's place, they all scramble to gather clothes and supplies to take with them. Castor takes a moment to call his father on his cell phone. He tells him about the coming disaster, and asks him to take his mother and both find an underground shelter. His father refuses, saying that he is ready to die if it's his time. The cell phone then goes dead, obviously being affected by the solar flares.
*According to Ingrid, she has hundreds of mirrors. Some of them are decorating the walls in her [[Any Given Sundae|ice cream shop]].<ref>[[:File:403HearNothing.png]]</ref> {{Ep|White Out|Rocky Road|Breaking Glass}}
 
*Ingrid's adopted alias in [[Storybrooke]] is Sarah Fisher. There was a Storybrooke business called "Sara's Old Fashioned Ice Cream", which happened to be located right next to [[Mr. Gold]]'s [[Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer|pawnshop]]<ref>[[:File:404NoSnowQueen.png]]</ref> (this ice cream shop is gone by the time of "[[Fall]]").<ref>[[:File:409CantAffectAnna.png]]<br>'''The reason for its disappearance, is that the real version in [[Steveston Village]] closed down:'''<br>{{cite web|url=https://www.yelp.com/biz/sarahs-old-fashioned-ice-cream-richmond|title=Sarah's Old Fashioned Ice Cream|accessdate=October 6, 2018|quote=Yelpers report this location has closed.|publisher=[[Wikipedia:Yelp|Yelp]]}}</ref> {{Ep2|The Apprentice (Episode)|The Apprentice}}
 
**However, [[Jane Espenson]] has clarified that the other ice cream shop did not belong to the Snow Queen.<ref name="Twitter"/>
 
*It has been confirmed that Ingrid didn't come to Storybrooke via any of the two [[Dark Curse]]s. The circumstances of how she traveled to [[Land Without Magic|our world]] after the second curse is unknown. {{Ep|Family Business|Smash the Mirror}}
 
*After demanding her third [[Emma Swan|sister]] from the [[Apprentice]], Ingrid also says that she is a very patient woman. This is actually proven in most of the cases. For example, she waited for the Apprentice to find her sister for two years;<ref>The main events of "[[Smash the Mirror]]" take place shortly after the events of "[[Family Business]]", where [[Belle]] decides to summon [[Rumplestiltskin]]. This means that the main events of "Smash the Mirror" takes place around the same time as the opening scenes of "[[Skin Deep]]", where Belle has already summoned him. In "[[Lacey]]", which takes place shortly after the opening scenes of "Skin Deep", [[Maid Marian|Marian]] is heavily pregnant with [[Roland]], which means that [[Elsa]] was trapped inside the [[Magic Urn]] before he was born. In "[[Quite a Common Fairy]]", [[Robin Hood (Lacey)|Robin Hood]] says that Roland is four years old. ''Note that four years means the time before the [[Dark Curse]] struck, plus the period of time between "[[Pilot]]" (where time started moving again) and present time "Quite a Common Fairy", which was less than a year (this is proven in "[[The Tower]]", where [[David Nolan|David]] states that it's been almost 30 years since [[Emma Swan|Emma]] was born; since "The Tower" takes place one year after the first half of [[Season Three]] (as seen in "[[Going Home]]"), this means that ''less'' than a year passes between "Pilot" (where Emma turns 28) and the second half of Season Three).'' All this means that the main events of "Smash the Mirror" take place in 1979 or 1980 (the curse was cast in 1983, according to "[[Welcome to Storybrooke]]"). Ingrid, however, [[World-crossing|traveled]] to the [[Land Without Magic]] in 1982, because a ''[[Wikipedia:Tron|Tron]]'' movie poster can be seen in the streets of [[Boston]]. This movie was released in July 1982.</ref> or after she came to the [[Land Without Magic]], she waited another 16 years; or after she came to [[Storybrooke]], she waited another full of 12 years. {{Ep3|Smash the Mirror|[[Shattered Sight]]}}
 
**Ingrid, again, references to this on one occasion, where she says that her secret to her [[Wikipedia:Rocky road (ice cream)|rocky road]] being so delicious is lot of love and lot of patience. {{Ep3|Shattered Sight}}
 
   
|-|Cultural References=
+
As they are packing, Castor's thoughts go back to the last part of Lucinda's list, and he realizes that unlike the previous predictions, there were no coordinates. He then remembers Miss Taylor's discussion about Lucinda scratching numbers onto the closet door.
===''Lost''===
 
*Ingrid says to the foster children that light will be off in fifteen minutes, a reference to the third ''[[Wikipedia:Lost (TV series)|Lost]]'' [[w:c:Lost:The Numbers|number]]. {{Ep|Shattered Sight}}
 
*Ingrid tells young [[Emma Swan|Emma]] that there are fifteen subconscious signs or tells that a new foster child displays when they're going to run away on their first night in a new home; a reference to ''Lost'' number 15. {{Ep3|Shattered Sight}}
 
   
===Popular Culture===
+
They all rush to the school, much to Diana's rising panic, as Castor breaks into the school and makes his way to the closet. He finds the closet but notices the door has been painted over. He takes the door off its hinges and brings it back to his garage. Using a heating gun and scraper Castor frantically tries to find the numbers, as Diana's panic rises to fever pitch. Thinking the solar flare could happen at any moment, Diana takes Abby and Caleb in her own car and drives off to the caves, leaving Castor. As soon as he finds the last set of numbers, he writes them down and runs out to his truck but realizes they are all gone.
*In a 2011 flashback, Ingrid gives [[Emma Swan|Emma]] some [[Wikipedia:Rocky road (ice cream)|Rocky Road]] ice cream at [[Any Given Sundae]]. {{Ep|Shattered Sight}}
 
   
|-|Set Notes=
+
Entering the numbers into the GPS he is shocked to find that the coordinates point to Lucinda's trailer. He takes off in his truck to find them. Castor is able to reach Diana on her cell phone, and he desperately tries to convince her to take both kids to Lucinda's trailer instead of the caves. He then drops the bombshell on her that this flare will penetrate miles underground and will kill everyone, making underground cave shelters meaningless, and that the only choice now is to go to the trailer. The conversation ends, and Diana stops at a gas station. As she goes to the pay window, she notices the television inside showing an emergency broadcast alert. The alert warns of the impending flare, and asks everyone to find underground shelter. As she is watching the alert, Caleb gets out of the car and calls his dad from a payphone. He is only able to tell his dad that they are at a gas station.
===Costume Notes===
 
*The [[Concealing Gloves|gloves]] given to Ingrid by [[Rumplestiltskin]],<ref>[[:File:407ConcealYourPowers.png]]</ref> is the same pair of gloves worn by [[Elsa]]<ref>[[:File:408LeaveMeAlone.png]]</ref> in "[[There's No Place Like Home]]",<ref>[[:File:322ElsasGloves.png]]</ref> "[[A Tale of Two Sisters]]"<ref>[[:File:401ElsaExitsBarn.png]]</ref> and "[[Smash the Mirror]]".<ref>[[:File:408IFeltThat.png]]</ref> {{Ep2|The Snow Queen (Episode)|The Snow Queen}}
 
</tabber>
 
{{EndTrivia}}
 
   
==Appearances==
+
As Caleb is talking, he is taken by the mysterious stranger, who gets in Diana's car and drives off with the two kids. Seeing this, Diana runs after them in a near hysterical state, and jumps into an idle SUV at one of the pumps to give chase. During the chase she sees several cars ahead of her stopped at an intersection. She swerves into the opposite lane, and as she crosses the intersection she is violently t-boned by a huge truck, causing the SUV to flip over and we see her unconscious.
{{Appearances4||yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|note|note|19=note}}
 
{{Appearances5|2=note}}
 
{{AppearancesS||||||note}}
 
{{AppearancesOther|*Ingrid appears in a portrait in "Heroes and Villains".<ref>[[:File:411Sisters.png]]</ref>}}
 
{{CentricListing|Ingrid|[[Rocky Road]]"
 
*"[[The Snow Queen (Episode)|The Snow Queen]]"
 
*"[[Smash the Mirror]]"
 
*"[[Shattered Sight]]}}
 
   
==See also==
+
Next, Castor drives into the gas station and locates the pay phone Caleb used. He sees the same smooth black stone on top of the phone. He asks the store clerk if he saw a lady with two kids and the clerk tells him the kids were abducted and she gave chase. We can see that a large group of people at the gas station are already panicking and creating a small riot by looting anything inside they can carry.
*[[Any Given Sundae]]
 
*[[Concealing Gloves]]
 
*[[Magic Ribbons]]
 
*[[Snow Lair]]
 
*[[Trolden Glass]]
 
   
==References==
+
Castor takes off in the direction of the chase, and he comes across the intersection where Diana was hit. He walks to the rear of the ambulance where paramedics desperately try to revive her with no success. As they call her time of death, Castor notices it is just past midnight, signifying that it is now October 19, the date of the final disaster and Diana's date of death predicted by her mother. After holding her hand and saying a few final parting words, Castor goes off to Lucinda's trailer.
{{ScrollBox|{{reflist}}}}[[ru:Ингрид]]
+
[[fr:Ingrid]]
+
When he reaches the trailer he notices tire tracks going off into the woods, and follows these tracks. When he gets to a clearing he notices the ground is covered in the exact same black smooth stones seen several times in the movie. Agonizing over his missing son, Caleb suddenly appears safe and calm, holding a white rabbit. He also finds Abby safe, also holding a rabbit, and she tells Castor that they (being the mysterious 'whisper people' strangers) told her that her mother is now in a safe place. We now realize that the reason why the stranger took Caleb and Abby was because Diana was not going to take them to Lucinda's trailer.
[[nl:Sneeuwkoningin]]
+
  +
Caleb tells his dad that the mysterious strangers are taking them away, meaning to a safer place away from the impending catastrophe, and they were the ones who sent out the mysterious message so preparations could be made. We then see four of the mysterious strangers standing in front of them.
  +
  +
We then see a pattern of lights high in the sky, and then out of the clouds an enormous spacecraft emerges. The bottom opens up and a huge orb like transporter is beamed to the ground. It is now apparent that these mysterious strangers are beings from another planet, and that they have come to save this family. As they get ready to move towards the orb, Castor sadly realizes that the aliens came to specifically save Caleb and Abby, and not him. At first Caleb protests, but Castor convinces him that he will always be with him, and that he must go with Abby to be saved. After an emotional goodbye, Caleb and Abby walk towards the orb. As they do so, the strangers shed their human skins and reveal their true alien selves, bodies that give off bright lights. Castor and Caleb give a final heartfelt sign-language exchange of 'You and me, together, forever.' The orb goes back towards the mother ship and takes off into space. As the ship leaves the Earth, we notice hundreds of other ships also leaving, showing that many children from around the World were also being saved (Castor and Caleb's story was only one of countless others). Castor collapses on the ground, crying.
  +
  +
Castor is awoken the next day by a light rain and eerie orange glow in the sky from the solar flares. We see him driving through the city being destroyed by the approaching flare: buildings on fire, rising temperatures, and people running in panic throughout the streets, with whatever they can carry. As he drives on he sees Phil holding his wife on the street. He goes to his parents' home, where Grace hugs him. He tells her Caleb is in a safe place now. Castor goes to hug his father, Rev. Koestler (Alan Hopgood), who reminds him that this is not the end. Grace and Mrs. Koestler join Castor and Rev. Koestler in a group hug and hold onto each other as the final massive solar flare incinerates and vaporizes everything in the city. The last shot of Earth is from space as it is breaking up.
  +
  +
We then see what appears to be the landscape of a far away planet, full of odd colours, yet lush with plant life. The spaceship we saw earlier appears, and drops off young Caleb and Abby onto the surface with their pet rabbits before leaving. We see more spaceships arrive to drop more children, and the final shot is of Caleb and Abby running toward a huge and magnificent glowing tree in the background.
 
[[Category:Season Four Characters]]
 
[[Category:Season Four Characters]]
 
[[Category:Once Upon a Time Characters]]
 
[[Category:Once Upon a Time Characters]]

Revision as of 19:05, January 6, 2020

The movie opens at an elementary school named William Dawes, in Lexington, Massachusetts, 1959. In the playground, we see Lucinda Embry (Lara Robinson) staring into the distance as if she is witnessing some catastrophic event. As she stares, whispering sounds are heard in the background. The teacher, Miss Taylor (Danielle Carter), repeatedly instructs Lucinda to come back into the class when the recess period ends. During the class session Miss Taylor tells the students that as part of the school's official Opening Day celebration, the students will draw what they think the future is going to look like, and place the results in a time capsule. She tells them this is Lucinda's idea (important later). As they start drawing, we see Lucinda in a trance, furiously scribbling seemingly random numbers onto a sheet. It appears that the mysterious whispering voices are controlling Lucinda's thoughts and actions. As she collects the students' work, Miss Taylor must grab the sheet from Lucinda due to her trance like state.

During the ceremony, we see a crowd gathered as the time capsule is lowered into the school grounds. In the distance we can see Lucinda alone and staring at the proceedings. A few minutes later Miss Taylor notices Lucinda gone from her spot, and her balloon floating off. This sparks a search party for her. Alerted by noise coming from a door to a school storage closet, Miss Taylor finds Lucinda inside, her fingers bloodied as she's scratched even more numbers into the wooden door. She is still crying and acting as if in a trance, before she begs Miss Taylor to make the whispering stop.

The movie then flashes forward to the present day 50 years later. We are introduced to M.I.T. professor Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) and his son Caleb at their house. Castor is cooking hot dogs for his son (who is holding a white pet rabbit). They talk about the possibility of intelligent life in outer space, and after dinner Caleb is in his bedroom watching his favourite show about tigers. As Castor tucks Caleb into bed, it's seen that Caleb thinks Castor's view on life life in outer space is tied to the tragic passing of Allison, Castor's wife and Caleb's mother. Castor kisses Caleb goodnight, and they go through a nightly ritual of using sign language for the phrase, 'You and me, together, forever;' Caleb is hearing impaired and uses a hearing aid (also important later). After Caleb is asleep, we see Castor drinking from a bottle of whiskey, and here we realize he is still coping with the devastating loss of his wife.

The next day we see Castor giving a lecture to his class about determinism. Determinism is believing that everything that happens in the world is caused by something that happened before it, a deliberate cause and effect. The flip side is everything that happens in this world, even evolution, was all random, accidental, and without any order. When asked by a student what he believes in, Castor replies, s**t just happens. After the lecture, he is talking to his colleague Phil (Ben Mendelsohn) when he realizes he is missing Caleb's school's 50th year celebration where they are opening the same time capsule shown at the beginning of the movie.

When he gets to the celebration he sees honoured guest Miss Taylor (now played by Alethea McGrath) giving a speech, and then the capsule is opened. Miss Taylor starts handing out the various pictures and drawings to the current students. As if by chance, Miss Taylor hands Lucinda's page of numbers to Caleb (all the other students get drawings of what the future would be like). As Caleb opens the letter and looks at it, he notices a strange looking man in the distance dressed in a trench coat, and starts to hear whispering voices in his head. This shows that there is some sort of tie between young Caleb and Lucinda as both can hear voices. Caleb takes the letter home.

During dinner that evening, Castor notices the unusual letter with numbers sticking out of Caleb's backpack. After realizing it was from the time capsule, he admonishes him for taking it, as it is still school property, and sends him to sleep. A few moments later, when Castor goes to Caleb's room for his customary tuck in, he notices Caleb watching old home videos of Allison singing him to sleep. Instead of tucking him in, Castor closes the door and starts drinking heavily. As he pours himself drink after drink, he accidentally overfills his cup and spills alcohol everywhere. He goes to the kitchen to find something to wipe up the mess with when he notices that he placed his cup over Lucinda's list. The upper left part of the circular mark left by the wet cup's bottom highlights a section of numerals: 911012996. Castor takes a close look at these numbers, which catch his attention. He walks over to his chalkboard and writes these numerals on it. After a few tries of separating them in different grouping combinations with no meaning, he suddenly finds the first five numbers are the date of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Looking the event up on the internet, he finds that the 2996 was the total number of victims. Startled, he writes the entire page of numbers onto the board, and with the help of the Internet, he finds the number groupings seem to predict the dates of every major catastrophic event of the past 50 years, in the chronological order in which they happen, along with the body counts, including the bombing of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Hurricane Katrina. There are a few groups of numbers left that are not circled and accounted for, meaning that these numbers may predict future events. Suddenly Castor's gaze falls on the number sequence 102708 and drops his drink in horror. It becomes clear that 10/27/08 is the date of Allison's death.

He tells his colleague Phil about the numbers and is met with ridicule, and Castor storms out of the office. Determined, Castor tracks down Miss Taylor and speaks to her at her home. He finds out about Lucinda, and how she disappeared, and how they found her in the closet when she scratched numbers onto the door (again, important later). Unfortunately, Miss Taylor tells him that Lucinda died a while ago. Castor hopes to get Miss Taylor to help corroborate his theory but it quickly becomes obvious that Miss Taylor, in her old age, has begun experiencing short-term memory loss that would make her word unreliable.

Later that afternoon we see Caleb playing soccer by himself in the front lawn. Castor is on the phone trying to hunt down more leads, when a black car filled with several of the mysterious looking strangers approaches Caleb. As the car approaches, Caleb starts to hear whispering sounds and thinks his hearing aid is malfunctioning. One of the men reaches out of the car window and hands Caleb a smooth black stone. Castor sees this and rushes outside but the men leave.

At his house, while looking up Lucinda's passing on the internet (her name is now shown as Lucinda Embry-Wayland, meaning she'd married), Castor is suddenly startled by his sister Grace (Nadia Townsend), who is worried about how he is still coping with his wife's death and how he doesn't talk to their father, who is a pastor. She offers to babysit Caleb so he can resume a social life. After a tense exchange of words, Castor asks her to leave.

That evening and throughout the night, Castor stays awake searching the latest television news updates for any possible catastrophic event that could be a part of the remaining groups of numbers, as the next day is one of the last three dates listed. One news update briefly lists disruption of cell phone satellite networks due to solar flares (important).

The next day Castor oversleeps and forgets to pick up his son from school. He calls Caleb and tells him he is on his way. On his way to pick up his son, Castor finds himself stuck on a highway in heavy rain, due to an accident. He phones Phil to apologize for their meeting earlier. He then uses his truck's GPS system to try and find an alternate route, but it shows that there are none. All of a sudden he notices the present latitude/longitude coordinates on the GPS system, and looks at Lucinda's letter and notices the same group of numbers immediately following the sequence that list the day's date. All the uncircled groups of numbers, as he now realizes, are the latitude and longitude coordinate locations of the disasters! He gets out of his truck and approaches the accident site. As he is talking to the police, an airplane comes careening out of the sky and crashes directly into the path of his truck before continuing on to the fields next to the highway, where it explodes. We next see a powerful and disturbing sequence of the aftermath of the crash. Castor does what he can to help the survivors, many of who are burning and in terrible pain, as explosions are still going off, before rescue workers hold him back.

When he gets home his sister is waiting for him with Caleb. He asks Grace not to tell Caleb what happened. In the background, a TV news report lists the death toll from the plane crash at 81 people, and we can hear a reference to navigational malfunctions due to electromagnetic radiation (important). Caleb repeatedly asks him what happened but Castor will not answer and Caleb storms off crying. Later that night Phil comes to see Castor. Shown that the uncircled dates are lat/long coordinates and knowing that Castor was at the site of the plane crash has severely rattled Phil. Castor is certain that the numbers are a warning for him, but Phil wonders if they're warnings to stay away, despite Castor being heavily occupied with two major disasters remaining in the number sequence.

Still later that night, Caleb is awakened in his room by one of the strangers, who points to the window. As Caleb goes to the window he is greeted by a horrifying sight, a terrible forest fire and hundreds of animals being burned alive. As he screams, Castor rushes up to his room to comfort him, and then he notices the stranger again outside the house standing by the trees. He attempts to confront him, but the man is gone by the time Castor gets outside.

The next day Castor and Caleb track down Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne) and her daughter Abby (also played by Lara Robinson). Diana is Lucinda's daughter. They are at a museum when Castor uses Caleb as a ploy to start a discussion with Diana. He invites her and Abby for drinks and they walk to the restaurant. There Castor reveals the truth that in fact it wasn't a random meeting, but that he tracked her down due to her mother and the page of numbers. He tells her the truth about the numbers, and wants her help. Angered by this deception, Diana storms off with Abby; paying only minimal attention as he tries to tell her that he was at the plane crash the previous day, and that tomorrow, 170 more people will die in New York City, and then 33 more on October 19th (important again). Castor pleads that he wants to save his son, thinking Caleb is in danger, but Diana says she can't help.

Later on, Castor is at home when his attention is grabbed by a television news alert of a possible terrorist attack in New York (the camera pans outside his house to show several of the strange men standing outside). Checking the number groupings in Lucinda's letter, he finds that the coordinates show the corner of Lafayette and Worth streets in Manhattan. With a sense of urgency he anonymously calls from a pay phone and tells the FBI to block off the area.

The next day he has Grace babysit Caleb, and drives himself to New York on a personal mission to try to do what he can about the potential terrorist threat. When he gets to the corner of Lafayette and Worth, he notices it is not blocked off by the police. He angrily confronts a police officer, and then runs off to a nearby subway station to avoid being detained by the police, who begin pursuing him. Believing this is the area where an attack may occur, he starts scanning the area for any suspicious activity. As he walks down the platform he notices a suspicious looking man holding a large object underneath his jacket. As their eyes meet, the man suddenly sprints off, and Castor goes after him, believing him to be the threat, and a nearby police officer notices them. They both get on the train right before it takes off, followed by the police.

As they both near the front of the train, Castor starts warning people, particularly a young pregnant woman, to clear the train at the next stop. The police then catch up to them and try to arrest Castor. After Castor pleads his case that the man he was chasing is the threat, the police then switch their attention to the man. Frightened, the man drops what he was hiding: a bunch of DVDs he has stolen.

We next see the tracks being improperly switched due to electrical malfunction, and this causes the train to veer onto the wrong tracks and straight into the path of a parked train at full speed. The train goes off the tracks and creates a path of death and destruction as it careens out of control through the crowded platform. After the crash we see Castor solemnly walking out of the station along with other survivors, covered in dust. Even though he was not able to prevent the disaster from happening, this event to Castor is the final proof that the numbers are meant to predict past and future disasters. It also seems to indicate that for some reason he is the chosen one that discovered this. On the news reports later, an anchorman says that the track malfunction is believed to be related to the same electrostatic bursts that caused the Lexington plane crash (again, important). Castor gets home and tells Grace he got held up by work, but he will be by to pick Caleb up in 30 minutes.

When Castor gets back home, he finds Diana and Abby sitting outside his house. Diana is now sympathetic to him. She remembers what Castor told her about the date of October 19th (the date listed in the last grouping of numbers); Lucinda used to talk about that date often, saying it was the day that Diana would die. The four of them all drive to Lucinda's old trailer out in the middle of the woods to find more clues. As they drive, Diana reads the numerical list written by her mother, and how Lucinda's predicted date of Diana's death has haunted her all her life. She also talks about finding her dead body in the bedroom. Castor shares with her how Allison died. She died in a hotel room fire, and when she died he was out in the front of the house doing yard work. He tells her that he always believed that people deeply in love have a psychic connection even when apart, but when she died he felt nothing, and that is why he now believes in the randomness of things.

When they get to the trailer, they leave the sleeping kids in the truck and walk inside. As they near the front door, Diana is still reading the numerical list and pauses; she says Abby sometimes wrote things backwards and the final number on the list, 33, Diana believes is actually EE written backwards.

In the main room Castor sees numerous newspaper clippings of disasters around the world pasted on the wall. At the far end of the room he finds a drawing of Judgment Day with a picture of a large bright object in the middle. Diana talks about how she was nine when Lucinda died, and Lucinda always talked about hearing voices whispering terrible things to her. Lucinda moved out to the trailer to 'get ready,' although Diana never learned what for. Walking into Lucinda's bedroom, Castor notices a bible on the desk. As they are walking out of the room, he stumbles on something, and notices it's a smooth black rock similar to the one Caleb received earlier. He looks under the bed and notices more rocks, then looks at the underside of the bed. Noticing some writing, he turns the bed over to expose the underside of the bed. It is covered everywhere with the writing, Everyone Else (the EE from the last part of the letter). Castor then realizes that the final prediction will affect everyone on the planet.

At this point the mysterious strangers appear again and approach the truck, and we can hear the mysterious voices start to appear. Caleb and Abby watch the mysterious men converge on the truck. When Abby starts to open one of the doors, Caleb jams on the truck's horn, Castor and Diana run to the truck. Abby mentions that the men were whispering to her and we realize that Abby, too, has the gift to hear whispered voices. Castor grabs his gun and runs into the forest to confront one of the men. As he enters a clearing, he sees the man standing still facing away from him. He points his gun at him and orders him to turn around. The stranger does, and then opens his mouth as a bright shining light emanates from inside his body. This light blinds Castor and the stranger gets away. Back at home, Diana and Castor both say they believe strange men have been following them and their children for several days.

In the morning, Abby gives Castor the Judgment Day picture that was in the trailer. Castor notices that she had coloured in the shining object in the middle of the drawing and made it look like the sun. This is when it suddenly dawns on Castor that the final event is related to the sun. They all drive to Castor's lab office, where he meets Phil. Castor mentions to him about a hypothetical catastrophic solar flare model they worked on before. Castor says that in fact this model is of the earth, and that this flare will destroy all life on the planet. He tells Phil to go home and spend time with his wife.

As he walks out he tells Diana about the coming disaster, and she breaks down and says she wants to protect her daughter. They both agree that they will try to hide out this event by going to some remote caves not known to the public. Going back to Castor's place, they all scramble to gather clothes and supplies to take with them. Castor takes a moment to call his father on his cell phone. He tells him about the coming disaster, and asks him to take his mother and both find an underground shelter. His father refuses, saying that he is ready to die if it's his time. The cell phone then goes dead, obviously being affected by the solar flares.

As they are packing, Castor's thoughts go back to the last part of Lucinda's list, and he realizes that unlike the previous predictions, there were no coordinates. He then remembers Miss Taylor's discussion about Lucinda scratching numbers onto the closet door.

They all rush to the school, much to Diana's rising panic, as Castor breaks into the school and makes his way to the closet. He finds the closet but notices the door has been painted over. He takes the door off its hinges and brings it back to his garage. Using a heating gun and scraper Castor frantically tries to find the numbers, as Diana's panic rises to fever pitch. Thinking the solar flare could happen at any moment, Diana takes Abby and Caleb in her own car and drives off to the caves, leaving Castor. As soon as he finds the last set of numbers, he writes them down and runs out to his truck but realizes they are all gone.

Entering the numbers into the GPS he is shocked to find that the coordinates point to Lucinda's trailer. He takes off in his truck to find them. Castor is able to reach Diana on her cell phone, and he desperately tries to convince her to take both kids to Lucinda's trailer instead of the caves. He then drops the bombshell on her that this flare will penetrate miles underground and will kill everyone, making underground cave shelters meaningless, and that the only choice now is to go to the trailer. The conversation ends, and Diana stops at a gas station. As she goes to the pay window, she notices the television inside showing an emergency broadcast alert. The alert warns of the impending flare, and asks everyone to find underground shelter. As she is watching the alert, Caleb gets out of the car and calls his dad from a payphone. He is only able to tell his dad that they are at a gas station.

As Caleb is talking, he is taken by the mysterious stranger, who gets in Diana's car and drives off with the two kids. Seeing this, Diana runs after them in a near hysterical state, and jumps into an idle SUV at one of the pumps to give chase. During the chase she sees several cars ahead of her stopped at an intersection. She swerves into the opposite lane, and as she crosses the intersection she is violently t-boned by a huge truck, causing the SUV to flip over and we see her unconscious.

Next, Castor drives into the gas station and locates the pay phone Caleb used. He sees the same smooth black stone on top of the phone. He asks the store clerk if he saw a lady with two kids and the clerk tells him the kids were abducted and she gave chase. We can see that a large group of people at the gas station are already panicking and creating a small riot by looting anything inside they can carry.

Castor takes off in the direction of the chase, and he comes across the intersection where Diana was hit. He walks to the rear of the ambulance where paramedics desperately try to revive her with no success. As they call her time of death, Castor notices it is just past midnight, signifying that it is now October 19, the date of the final disaster and Diana's date of death predicted by her mother. After holding her hand and saying a few final parting words, Castor goes off to Lucinda's trailer.

When he reaches the trailer he notices tire tracks going off into the woods, and follows these tracks. When he gets to a clearing he notices the ground is covered in the exact same black smooth stones seen several times in the movie. Agonizing over his missing son, Caleb suddenly appears safe and calm, holding a white rabbit. He also finds Abby safe, also holding a rabbit, and she tells Castor that they (being the mysterious 'whisper people' strangers) told her that her mother is now in a safe place. We now realize that the reason why the stranger took Caleb and Abby was because Diana was not going to take them to Lucinda's trailer.

Caleb tells his dad that the mysterious strangers are taking them away, meaning to a safer place away from the impending catastrophe, and they were the ones who sent out the mysterious message so preparations could be made. We then see four of the mysterious strangers standing in front of them.

We then see a pattern of lights high in the sky, and then out of the clouds an enormous spacecraft emerges. The bottom opens up and a huge orb like transporter is beamed to the ground. It is now apparent that these mysterious strangers are beings from another planet, and that they have come to save this family. As they get ready to move towards the orb, Castor sadly realizes that the aliens came to specifically save Caleb and Abby, and not him. At first Caleb protests, but Castor convinces him that he will always be with him, and that he must go with Abby to be saved. After an emotional goodbye, Caleb and Abby walk towards the orb. As they do so, the strangers shed their human skins and reveal their true alien selves, bodies that give off bright lights. Castor and Caleb give a final heartfelt sign-language exchange of 'You and me, together, forever.' The orb goes back towards the mother ship and takes off into space. As the ship leaves the Earth, we notice hundreds of other ships also leaving, showing that many children from around the World were also being saved (Castor and Caleb's story was only one of countless others). Castor collapses on the ground, crying.

Castor is awoken the next day by a light rain and eerie orange glow in the sky from the solar flares. We see him driving through the city being destroyed by the approaching flare: buildings on fire, rising temperatures, and people running in panic throughout the streets, with whatever they can carry. As he drives on he sees Phil holding his wife on the street. He goes to his parents' home, where Grace hugs him. He tells her Caleb is in a safe place now. Castor goes to hug his father, Rev. Koestler (Alan Hopgood), who reminds him that this is not the end. Grace and Mrs. Koestler join Castor and Rev. Koestler in a group hug and hold onto each other as the final massive solar flare incinerates and vaporizes everything in the city. The last shot of Earth is from space as it is breaking up.

We then see what appears to be the landscape of a far away planet, full of odd colours, yet lush with plant life. The spaceship we saw earlier appears, and drops off young Caleb and Abby onto the surface with their pet rabbits before leaving. We see more spaceships arrive to drop more children, and the final shot is of Caleb and Abby running toward a huge and magnificent glowing tree in the background.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.