A revealing flashback in OUAT-Wonderland 1×05 Heart of Stone (11/14/13)

OUATinW Anastasia 1x05

In Heart of Stone, we will learn about the history of a puzzling relationship, which may not seem as strange after we know more about it. Plus, there will be lots of action going on in present-day Wonderland. More after the jump (spoilers)

Present-day Wonderland

Cyrus skillfully escapes from Jafar’s castle.

The Red Queen convinces Alice to help her acquire magic dust in exchange for information about Cyrus.

The White Rabbit is left in a compromising situation.


Will Scarlet and Anastasia jump through the looking glass to enter Wonderland against the wishes of Anastasia’s mother, who disapproves of Will.

They soon realize that life in Wonderland isn’t what they had hoped for.

Ana is humiliated while attending a ball at the palace. She convinces Will to steal the crown jewels, but the King catches her.

The King makes a proposition that Anastasia can’t refuse – to avoid prosecution by marrying him and becoming his Queen.

[This storyline reminds me of Cora’s backstory in OUAT, where Cora was humiliated at the palace, went to a ball, got caught by the King, and ended up marrying into the royal family.]

…. on “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” stars Sophie Lowe as Alice, Michael Socha as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, Emma Rigby as The Red Queen with Naveen Andrews as Jafar and John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.

Guest stars:

John Tenniel's 1871 illustration of Tweedledee and Tweedledum

John Tenniel’s 1871 illustration of Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Hugo Steele as Orang
Brian George as Old Prisoner
Matty Finochio as Tweedle #1
Ben Cotton as Tweedle #2

“Heart of Stone” was written by Katie Wech and directed by Paul Edwards.


4 responses to “A revealing flashback in OUAT-Wonderland 1×05 Heart of Stone (11/14/13)

  1. OMG I love this so very very much! Really the best episode of any show I have ever seen. I love how it was all about the red queeb, and included Anastasia’s past and made it a bit creepy with slices past self.

  2. ThePlotMurderers

    I personally loved this episode, and last week’s! It’s unfortunate the ratings are so bad BUT our pals Adam and Eddy have said they only intended OUATIW to run one season anyway, so… But besides that, does anyone else love Emma Rigby as Ana. I remember her from the British soap Hollyoakes (OH, the melodrama!) some years ago. Also LOVED her parallels to Cora, and even Regina, what with that domineering mother of hers. Also, for anyone else who gets obsessively confused about the Wonderland timeline, I just realized that the Red Queen rules from the ‘Chess’ themed castle (made of deliciously cheesy FAX as per usual) thus implying their are TWO kingdoms in Wonderland, the Chess Board, as in Through the Looking Glass AND the Deck, where Cora was Queen of Hearts! I might be wrong, but it makes sense to me, so I can finally sleep easy.

    • Yes, I agree about the two kingdoms — and the parallel between Ana’s mother and Cora. Great episode. I felt sorry for Will, cheered the rabbit’s doing the right thing (if only for the moment), loved the creepiness of the fake younger Alice, and was satisfied by the ending, with Alice and Cyrus on their way to each other.

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