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Once Upon a Time: The Miller's Daughter

Emma, Neal, and Henry bring Gold back to Storybrooke to find a cure for Hook's poison, and Regina and Cora prepare to kill the pawnbroker and take his power. Meanwhile, in the fairy tale world, a miller's daughter named Cora unwisely boasts to a king that she can spin straw into gold. When he challenges her to do so, Rumplestiltskin comes to her aid... for a price.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x16
Airdate: Sunday March 10th, 2013

Director: Ralph Hemecker
Writer: Jane Espenson

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 10, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Jul 21, 2013

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (10 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Barbara Hershey
As Cora
Recurring
Rose McGowan
As Young Cora
Recurring
Michael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassady
Recurring
Joaquim de Almeida
As King Xavier
Zak Santiago
As Prince Henry

Co-Guest Stars
Eva Allan
As Princess Eva
Recurring
Gerry Rousseau
As Cora's Father
Main Cast
Ginnifer Goodwin
As Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer Morrison
As Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla
As Mayor Regina Mills / Evil Queen Regina
Josh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Jared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Robert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Meghan Ory
As Ruby / Red Riding Hood

Recap

A young Cora approaches her sleeping father outside of their miller's hut. She angrily awakens him and insist that they need food. Cora then delivers the flour to the local castle and Princess Eva trips her. King Xavier and Prince Henry come over and make sure that Eva is unharmed. When they refuse to pay Cora for the flour, she objects, pointing out that Eva tripped her. Xavier explains that Eva is a visitor and orders Cora to kneel and apologize, threatening to withdraw his business if she doesn't. Cora has no choice but to apologize and the king and his entourage go on their way...

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Episode Quotes
Emma: You don't look comfortable.
Gold: The poison racing towards my heart will have that effect.

Emma: I can't cast a spell. I can spell "spell."

Rumpelstiltskin: Magic is about emotion. Summon up that moment that made you so angry you would've killed if you could.
Cora: You do that?
Rumpelstiltskin: I do.
Cora: What's your moment?
Rumpelstiltskin: Once... a man made me kiss his boots in front of my son. Now in my mind, I go back and I rip out his throat and I crunch his veins with my teeth. And that, dearie, is how magic is made.
Cora: Bloodlust.
Rumpelstiltskin: I like the phrase.

Rumplestiltskin: Love the dress.
Cora: Well, brides have to be snow white.
Rumplestiltskin: When you see the future, irony is everywhere.

Gold: I know that you're... confused about who you are. So I'm gonna tell you. You are a hero who helped your people. You're a beautiful woman who loved an ugly man. Really, really loved me. You find goodness in others. And when it's not there, you create it. You make me want to go back... back to the best version of me. And that never happened before. So when you look in the mirror and you don't know who you are, that's who you are. Thank you... Belle.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Robert Hull  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Ian Goldberg  |  Kalinda Vazquez  |  Christine Boylan  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Brian Wankum
Co-ProducerDaniel T. Thomsen
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorJoe Talbot Hall  |  Mark J. Goldman
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
Second Assistant DirectorSean Osmack
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripFraser Boyle
Camera OperatorRobin Forst  |  Craig Powell
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerScott Walden
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorBari Winter
Supervising Sound EditorThomas Degorter  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
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 StaffPaul Becker  |  Laurie Burtenshaw  |  Rhonda Onstad  |  Jason Lecky  |  Stephen Tibbetts  |  Pat Lauwers
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
 
Warning: Once Upon a Time season 2 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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