This weeks episode of Once Upon A Time was definitely better than last week’s. It was action-packed and also had more of the Snow Queen. It also had a lot of humor in it and added a new character who seems to be important. Without further ado, let us get down to analyzing “Breaking Glass.”
There was so much action in this episode. That was the fight between Regina, Emma, and the ice warrior, a small struggle between Elsa and the Snow Queen, and young Emma almost got arrested. I think Regina and Emma working together is really interesting and really good for both of the characters. After all this time, they have learned to cooperate even when they’re angry with one another. Once Emma has Regina on her good side, maybe Emma will get more magic training and be more useful in intense situations.
The Snow Queen has become more of a complex character. We finally know her motive. We still don’t know how she plans to go about achieving her goal though. But I like that she actually has a reason for doing what she is doing. With this show, I like sympathizing with the villains rather than hating them. Except for Pan. He was a jerk.
This episode was very humorous. Most of that came from Snow White and Prince Charming because of baby Neal. All of Snow’s stress about leaving the baby alone with Belle was pretty interesting. Then, when she was on the beach with Will, she “realized that David had let the Knave go to help her get her confidence back.” The only problem I had with the storyline was when Snow said that she hadn’t been away from the baby for an hour before, when in fact, she had been away from her son for a short amount of time when Zelena took the baby. But other than that, the Snowing scenes were hilarious.
The new character Lily seems to be important. Otherwise they wouldn’t have made a big deal about the star birthmark on her wrist. This just shows that she’s going to return at some point and Emma will recognize her. Although they will probably reveal it to the audience first. Gotta love that dramatic irony. I hope she acts the same way in future episodes because I really liked her character. She was really relatable actually. I just don’t know how she’ll return. It almost seems to me like they will keep Lily as a teenager, like somehow she didn’t age, unless we see a grown up Lily and then get flashbacks with young little Lily.
And now for one of my favorite parts of analyzing this season of Once Upon A Time, it’s time to spot the references. There were two references that stuck out to me the most. The first was when the Snow Queen said that she’s going to build a snowman. This is obviously a reference to the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from Frozen. The other big reference that I caught was when David said “Even if we fall into a portal to Asgard.” The actor who plays David, Josh Dallas, also played Fandral in the first Thor film which sort of takes place on Asgard where Thor and Loki live. (By the way, Josh isn’t the only actor to be in a Marvel film. But I’m not going to get into that.) they were probably many other Disney references, specifically to Frozen, but it has been over 18 hours since I watched the episode so I can’t think of any of them right now.
I noticed that a few characters didn’t really appear this week. Hook was in a few scenes, Belle was in one with no speaking lines, and Henry and Rumpel were in zero scenes. I assume this is because of all of the other characters and storylines that they have to fit in, but it is kind of hard to follow those stories flipping back-and-forth like this. At least we got more Elsa.
Tune in next week for another exciting episode of once upon a time. The title is “Family Business” which probably means we will see Rumpelstiltskin and Henry working in the pawnshop. It also has something to do with Belle and a new character who will be important to Belle’s storyline. Until then, I can probably be found looking for more references in this week’s episode and singing Frozen songs.