Good and Evil face-off in this week's 'Once Upon A Time.' At the end of "The Queen Is Dead," Mary Margaret vowed to kill Cora and spare everyone from her wicked ways. This Sunday, we'll find out if fair Snow White keep her promise. We will also finally gain insight on what made Cora the despicable woman she is today.
Here is ABC's official press release for "The Miller's Daughter":
Cora's desire to rid herself of Rumplestiltskin in order to take his place as The Dark One takes one step closer to becoming reality as she and Regina try to overpower a dying Mr. Gold, and Mary Margaret is once again tempted by dark magic. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin agrees to offer his services to a younger Cora - for a price - when the king calls her bluff and orders her to actually follow through on her boast of being able to spin straw into gold, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, MARCH 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby, and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Guest starring are Barbara Hershey as Cora, Michael Raymond-James as Neal Cassidy, Rose McGowan as younger Cora, Gerry Rousseau as father, Joaquim de Almeida as King Xavier, Eva Allan as Princess Eva, Zak Santiago as Prince Henry and Sonequa Martin-Green as Tamara.
"The Miller's Daughter" was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ralph Hemecker.
Take a look at the slideshow for some telling images from Sunday's episode and visit KSiteTV for more Storybrooke photos.
In a fairytale flashback, Cora strikes a deal with Rumple. He will spin her gold, but at what price? According to early rumors and judging by the look in Rumple's eyes in some of these photos, it seems like Rumpy may have been smitten with young Cora. We all know she is a vindictive woman, so Cora probably uses Rumple to escape her lowly life and it wouldn't be surprising if she finds a way out of her deal with The Dark One. We also see that Rumple pays her a visit on her wedding day. What role does Rumple play in Cora's marriage to Prince Henry? Has he come by to collect what she owes him? Are they striking another deal? Or has Rumple fallen for the ever betraying bride and hopes she will have a change of heart? Whatever happens, we know that Cora has wronged Rumple in the past. After all, Rumple did help Regina banish Cora to Wonderland and it seemed like a type of revenge on his part. Or maybe Cora was going to get in the way of his master-plan and he needed to send her away to gain Regina's trust and convince her to cast the curse that would eventually lead him to Bae.
Meanwhile, promotional stills of Storybrooke reveal a stand-off between Good and Evil. Cora and Regina still have possession of Rumple's dagger and they probably aren't afraid to use it. Get ready for some epic badassery as Emma grips Regina in a head-lock and holds a knife to her throat. Other than sharp weapons and steely stares, it is hard to tell how this battle goes down. ABC's trailer for the episode is a more telling and worrisome. We see a close-up of 'Once Upon A Time's' main characters and an ominous voice-over claims that "one of their own will parish."
What do you think, Oncers? Who will die? Will the death stick or will magic bring this person back to life? Will Mary Margaret become a murderer? Will David or Emma take that burden off of her hands? Will Mr. Gold make a magical recovery and stop Cora and Regina in the nick of time? How intimate were Cora and Rumple in the past? What kind of relationship did they have:student/teacher, lovers, allies?
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‘Once Upon A Time’ airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.