The fourth season of the ABC fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time was announced on May 8, 2014.  Fischler is also set to reprise his role in the eighteen episode, "Heart of Gold". Season 4 of “Once Upon a Time” premieres with new twists and intrigue, and an iconic Disney tune, at 8 p.m., Sept. 28 on ABC. , It has been confirmed that, unlike the Frozen arc, the villains of the second half of season 4 will come from "[Once Upon a Time] mythology" instead of from their respective movies, so their origins will not be how people remember them, in particular, creator Adam Horowitz stated that "[Once] Cruella may have a different backstory than the one that people may remember from the movie" and explained that Maleficent has already been slotted into the mythology in previous seasons.  A new character, Lily, has been cast to Nicole Muñoz, while Sally Pressman was given the role of Helga. The Apprentice offers Henry a chance to become the Author, but he turns it down, snapping the pen. In the aftermath of the Snow Queen's curse; Emma looks for a portal so Elsa, Anna and Kristoff can return to Arendelle, Regina makes a difficult choice, and Gold's quest for power reaches a dramatic conclusion. Meanwhile, in Arendelle of the past, as Elsa’s sister Anna's wedding to. ", The season's first episode, "A Tale of Two Sisters" saw the return of Jason Burkart as Little John, who reprised his role in the sixth episode, and Raphael Alejandro as Roland who reprised the role in the third and sixth episodes, and introduced Pascale Hutton as the Queen of Arendelle, Anna and Elsa's mother, who reappeared in the seventh episode while the second episode, "White Out", introduced Robin Weigert as Bo Peep, and saw the return of Gabrielle Rose as Ruth, Prince Charming's mother. Rate. Following her apparent death, Zelena had traveled back in time (along with Emma and Hook, via her spirited soul) and killed Marian, before using the Six-Leaf Clover of Oz to take on her current form. Lana Parrilla. TVLine has learned that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has cast Fringe alum Georgina Haig in the plum Season 4 role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle — aka the chillin’ quasi-villain of filmdom’s Frozen. "Rocky Road" is the third episode of the fourth season of the American fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which aired on October 12, 2014. Hook discovers his restored hand brings out his dark side, and is forced into doing a favor for Gold to rid himself of the hand. Rate.  On July 28, 2014, Tyler Jacob Moore and John Rhys-Davies were both announced to be playing Prince Hans and Grand Pabbie, respectively. Season 4… Directed by Ralph Hemecker. Trending pages. With Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas. Emma has flashbacks of running away as a teenager, and finds videotape evidence that Ingrid (Storybrooke alias Sarah Fisher) is her foster mother. Regina struggles to cope following Marian's arrival in Storybrooke, as a mysterious woman roams the town after emerging from Zelena's time portal. As Gold and the Queens of Darkness seek out the Author, Maleficent uses a sleeping spell on Storybrooke so they can find the page containing the Author and uses it as a deal with Gold to find her daughter.  On October 25, 2014, Ginnifer Goodwin revealed that Mary Margaret's and David's son, Neal Nolan, is portrayed by eight different babies, adding: "I used to be like, 'babies look like babies.' Gold interferes with the Snow Queen's plans for his own agenda, as flashbacks show the Snow Queen try to pit Elsa and Anna against each other. Gold tells Maleficent that her daughter is alive, revealing that she was sent to the modern world, and named Lily. With help from Emma, Elsa discovers her past with the mysterious Snow Queen. Skyler Gisondo. 2. Maleficent puts Storybrooke under a sleeping curse in an attempt to steal the page that the Author is trapped inside. When an icy spell is cast on Marian, the residents of Storybrooke place the blame on Elsa, unaware the mysterious woman who runs the town's ice cream parlor has the same powers as Elsa and is trying to frame her. 8. In the present, Ingrid allows Emma to capture her, but uses a ploy to make Emma's family fear her, after she loses control of her magic. 5. , On October 17, 2014, Rebecca Wisocky was revealed to have been cast as the con-artist Madam Faustina for the ninth episode, "Fall", while a few days later on October 22, David Paul Grove, Gabe Khouth, Michael Coleman, Mig Macario and Jeffrey Kaiser were confirmed to be returning as the remaining seven dwarves. The three ladies fight back, with Elsa overcoming her fear and destroying the chains, and Emma and Regina combining their powers to destroy the ice warrior. Unseen and/or unnamed characters are not included and neither are characters that only appeared in pictures. Jennifer Morrison.  The fourth episode, "The Apprentice", introduced Timothy Webber as the Apprentice who reprised his role in the two-hour episode "Smash the Mirror", and the sixteenth episode, "Best Laid Plans".  Michael Raymond-James was confirmed to not be returning as a main cast member, since his character, Neal Cassidy, was killed off. The Apprentice also frees an unconscious Gold from the Darkness in his heart by sending it into the Sorcerer's Hat. Emma realizes Maleficent's daughter is her former childhood friend Lily and leaves Storybrooke with Regina to find her, as well as to rescue Robin from Zelena. Once Upon a Time season 4: Disney Made it Possible to bring Elsa into Life , During a second Q&A on the December 15, Horowitz confirmed the return of Joanna Garcia Swisher as Ariel. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsisconsider this season to have 23 episodes. Emma turns to Gold for help getting her powers under control. Henry tracks down Isaac and discovers that Isaac has become a best-selling author. Later, Regina continues to reject Robin Hood's offer to restart their romance, but ends up giving in to her desire. It is revealed that after being frozen by Ingrid, Anna and Kristoff were unfrozen after 30 years and were sent to Storybrooke after Elsa used a Wishing Star (Anna's Necklace) to wish for her. , Adam Horowitz initially announced that the 2-part episode, "Smash the Mirror", would air at the earlier time of 7/6c and will be two hours long, however this was later contradicted by the official Prime Time schedule which stated that it would premiere in its usual spot of 8/7c, the official ABC press release for the episode and the Futon Critic also supported this start time. Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest of the past, Anna tries to teach a meek David to fight Bo Peep, a warlord threatening to take David's home. Then, Gerda visits the Grand Pabbie and asks him to make Arendelle forget about the existence of Ingrid and Helga. Mary Margaret tells Regina a secret they can't tell Emma: she was born with a potential for Darkness, and her parents caused the "death" of Maleficent's baby. ", The premiere episode of the season, "A Tale of Two Sisters", achieved a weekly viewership ranking of #21. Season 4 Cast. But when her mother reveals the truth about Cruella to Isaac, the consequences take a toll on both Isaac and Cruella for the rest of their lives. 8.5 (1,795) 0. With Robin Hood’s wife, Marian, back in the picture, Regina wonders if her 'happily ever after' with the former thief has completely quashed; while on their honeymoon, Gold finds an intriguing box that makes him question whether or not he should give Belle possession of the Dagger.  In New Zealand, it is currently airing on TVNZ. This purifies Gold's heart and severs his link to the Dagger in the process. Edit. She then returned and has been posing as Marian, to steal away Robin from Regina, and to make Gold suffer. Watch Once Upon a Time: Unforgiven from Season 4 at TVGuide.com. This leads to the Snow Queen’s undoing and Mr. Gold’s banishment from Storybrooke. Ingrid conjures up an ice warrior to stop Regina and Emma, and uses an illusion of Anna to lure Elsa into chains, keeping her out of the way. Season 4 Once Upon a Time Critics Consensus. Regina's plans to head to New York to rescue Robin from Zelena are halted when Cruella kidnaps Henry, as flashbacks show her encounter the Author, who encourages her to stand up to her oppressive mother. Emma and Regina are forced to team up when Ingrid, the Snow Queen, leads them and Elsa into a trap. Rate. ", "[PHOTOS] Fall TV Spoilers 2014: Exclusive... ONCE UPON A TIME", "Serial Bites: OUAT Season 4 Expanded, Sleepy Gets Buffy 1st Lady, More! 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