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Once Upon a Time: The Queen is Dead

In the fairy tale world, Snow's mother Queen Eva lies dying and the girl must make an impossible choice. Meanwhile, in the real world, Hook travels to New York to kill Gold, and David and Mary Margaret try to stop Cora and Regina from obtaining the Dark One's dagger.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x15
Airdate: Sunday March 03rd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar, 2013
AU (7TWO) Jun 20, 2013
SE (Kanal 11) Jul 11, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Jul 14, 2013

Guest Stars
Barbara HersheyBarbara Hershey
As Cora
Bailee MadisonBailee Madison
As Young Snow White
Sonequa Martin-GreenSonequa Martin-Green
As Tamara (as Sonequa Martin-Green)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassady
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
As Mother Superior / Blue Fairy
Lesley NicolLesley Nicol
As Johanna
Rena SoferRena Sofer
As Queen Eva

Co-Guest Stars
Duncan OllerenshawDuncan Ollerenshaw
As Royal Doctor
Main Cast
Ginnifer GoodwinGinnifer Goodwin
As Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Emma Swan
Lana ParrillaLana Parrilla
As Mayor Regina Mills / Evil Queen Regina
Josh DallasJosh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin


Young Snow goes to see her mother, Queen Eva, as she makes arrangements for a birthday ball for Snow. She shows her mother her new dress and Eva tells her that she has a gift for her, passed down from mother to daughter. In their private chambers, the maid, Johanna, tries on the tiara. Snow and Eva come in and Snow angrily says that the tiara isn't for a servant. Eva tells her daughter that it's enough and insists that everyone in the kingdom deserves love and respect. The queen insists that everyone is the same, even the royals and asks Snow what the ball represents. When Snow says that it is in honor of her, Eva tells her that it's for her to honor her people and show them that she will be a kind and benevolent ruler who always holds goodness in her heart. Snow says that she understands and Eva gives her the tiara. ..

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Episode Quotes
Neal Cassady: You like pizza?
Henry: Yeah. Let me guess. You're going to tell me that the best pizza's in New York and I got to try it, right?
Neal Cassady: Actually it's in the Kingdom of Damarian on the north shore of the dragon fields of Zorn. Nah, it's in New York.

Emma: You like the New York pizza?
Henry: Yeah. It's delicious, cheesy, and doesn't lie.

Young Snow White: Please don’t leave me.
Queen Eva: As long as you hold the spirit of goodness in your heart, I shall never leave you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Brian Wankum  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Ian Goldberg  |  Christine Boylan  |  Robert Hull  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Kalinda Vazquez
Co-ProducerDaniel T. Thomsen
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorScot J. Kelly  |  Richard Glazerman
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorRobert Duncan (5)
Second Assistant DirectorJennifer Carpenter (2)
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripFraser Boyle
Camera OperatorCraig Powell (2)  |  Robin Forst
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerPeter Pantages
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorBari Winter
Supervising Sound EditorJoe Schultz  |  Thomas Degorter
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorGreg Venturi
Post Production CoordinatorMark Sawa
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff  |  Dale Fay
Production AccountantWendy O'Neill
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Department Head Make-upSarah Graham
Assistant Costume DesignerMonique McRae
Production StaffJuliana Vit  |  Richard Kohlen  |  Tyra Atkins  |  Bev Wright  |  Florian Halbedl  |  Dianne Holme
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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