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My heart's caused me enough suffering. Nobody needs to die because of it. Not even you.
Knave to the Red Queen

"Heart of the Matter" is the eleventh episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It was written by Jenny Kao and Katie Wech and directed by David Boyd. It premiered on March 20, 2014.

Synopsis

Alice and Cyrus discover alarming information involving prisoners Jafar has under his control and changes their priorities. Meanwhile, the Red Queen is in critical danger and no one can help her except the Knave by surrendering information to Jafar that he's been desperately seeking. In flashback, Anastasia is about to marry the King and strikes up a friendship with Cora that directly impacts Will. Cora also confronts Will resulting with him asking her for a shocking demand.[2]

Recap


Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

Title

Production Notes

Event Chronology

  • In "We Are Both"[7] and "Lady of the Lake",[8] there's a hole in the road between Granny's Diner and Standard Clocks, from the Wraith's attack (not the same hole as the rabbit hole that the White Rabbit makes in front of the entrance to the clock tower).[9] By the time of "The Doctor", the hole has been repaired,[10] meaning that this episode takes place either between "Lady of the Lake" and "The Doctor", or after "The Doctor": In "Heart of the Matter, the area in front of Granny's can be glimpsed in the background when Alice and her friends visit Storybrooke, and the hole is gone.

Fairytales and Folklore

Props Notes

  • Jafar's book of spells contains a long Latin text[12] consisting of excerpts from Ars grammatica by Aelius Donatus, a fourth century Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric. The excerpts are from his first Ars grammatica, known as Ars Minor, which is a brief overview of the eight parts of speech. The text in the spell book is from the section De praepositione,[13] "about preposition". The following is a comparison of the original excerpt and the adapted version. Some sentences have been moved around for the show (these are highlighted), while others are used twice (these are set in bold):
ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION[14]
DE PRAEPOSITIONE

Praepositio quid est? Pars orationis quae
praeposita aliis partibus orationis
significationem earum aut conplet aut
mutat aut minuit. Praepositioni quot
accidunt? Vnum. Quid? Casus tantum

N/A
Quot? Duo. Qui? Accusativus et ablativus. Da

praepositiones casus accusativi. Ad apud
ante adversum cis citra circum circa contra
erga extra inter intra infra iuxta ob pone
per prope secundum post trans ultra
praeter propter supra usque penes. Quo
modo? Dicimus enim ad patrem, apud villam, ante
aedes, adversum inimicos, cis Renum, citra
forum, circum vicinos, circa templum,
contra hostem
erga propinquos, extra terminos,
inter naves, intra moenia infra tectum,
iuxta macellum, ob augurium, pone
tribunal, per parietem, prope fenestram,
secundum fores, post tergum, trans ripam,
ultra fines, praeter officium, propter rem,
supra caelum usque Oceanum, penes arbi-
tros. Da praepositiones casus ablativi A ab
abs cum coram clam de e ex pro prae palam

sine absque tenus. Quo
modo? Dicimus enim a domo, ab homine, abs
quolibet, cum exer!tu, coram testibus, clam
custodibus, de foro, e iure, ex
praefectura, pro clientibus, prae timore,
palam omnibus, sine labore, absque iniuria,
tenus pube, quod nos dicimus pube tenus.
Da utriusque casus praepositiones.

Quot? Duo. Qui? Accusativus et ablativus. Da

praepositiones casus accusativi. Ad apud
ante adversum cis citra circum circa contra
erga extra inter intra infra iuxta ob pone
per prope secundum post trans ultra
praeter propter supra usque penes. Quo
modo? erga propinquos, extra terminos,
inter naves, intra moenia infra tectum,
iuxta macellum, ob augurium, pone
tribunal, per parietem, prope fenestram,
secundum fores, post tergum, trans ripam,
ultra fines, praeter officium, propter rem,
supra caelum usque Oceanum, penes arbi-
tros. Da praepositiones casus ablativi A ab
abs cum coram clam de e ex pro prae palam

Dicimus enim ad patrem, apud villam, ante
aedes, adversum inimicos, cis Renum, citra
forum, circum vicinos, circa templum,
contra hostem
sine absque tenus. Quo
modo? Dicimus enim a domo, ab homine, abs
quolibet, cum exer!tu, coram testibus, clam
custodibus, de foro, e iure, ex
praefectura, pro clientibus, prae timore,
palam omnibus, sine labore, absque iniuria,
tenus pube, quod nos dicimus pube tenus.
Da utriusque casus praepositiones.

N/A
forum, circum vicinos, circa templum,

contra hostem sine absque tenus. Quo
modo? Dicimus enim a domo, ab homine, abs
quolibet, cum exertu, coram testibus, clam
custodibus, de foro, e iure, ex
praefectura, pro clientibus, prae timore,
palam omnibus, sine labore, absque iniuria,
tenus pube, quod nos dicimus pube tenus.
Da utriusque casus praepositiones.

In sub super subter. In et sub quando
accusativo casui iunguntur? Quando vel nos
vel quoslibet in locum ire isse ituros esse
significamus. Quando ablativo? Quando vel nos
vel quoslibet in loco esse fuisse futuros
esse significamus. in accusativi casus, "itur
in antiquam silvam"; in ablativi casus,
"stans celsa in puppi": sub accusativi casus,
"postesque subipsos Nituntur gradibus"; sub
ablativi casus, "arma sub adversa posuit
radiantia quercu". Super quam vim habet? Vbi
locum significat, magis accusativo casui
servit quam ablativo; ubi mentionem alicuius
facimus, ablativo tantum, ut "multa super
Priamo rogitans". In quam vim habet? Etiam
tum accusativo casui servit, cum significat
contra, ut in adulterum, in desertorem.
Subter quam vim habet? Eandem quam superiores
ad locum et in loco significantes. Quae
praepositiones sunt quae dictionibus serviunt
et separari non possunt? Di dis re se am con.
Quo modo? Dicimus enim diduco distraho recipio
secubo amplector congredior. Quae sunt quae
coniungi non possunt? Apud et penes. Quae
coniunguntur et separantur? Reliquae ornnes.

N/A
  • Around the illustration,[15] there are characters from the reconstruction of the mysterious Emerald Tablet,[16] which is one of the pillars of Western alchemy. It has been translated by many people over the centuries, and is said to be inscribed with the secrets of the universe. One interpretation suggests that the text describes seven stages of alchemical transformation—calcination, dissolution, separation, conjunction, fermentation, distillation and coagulation.[17]
  • As Jafar turns the pages, he stops at an incantation:[19]


Incipio


Tres genies in utres
Ego te coniungere
Da mihi virtutem

Magicae res tres
Vult totam

Ego [illegible]
[illegible]
Which is Latin for:[5][6]
Begin


Three genies* in bottles
Give me power

Three magic things
He wants all

I[illegible]


*Note that the word "genie" is plain English
  • This is the same incantation that Jafar uses to take control of the Genie Bottles, However, he does not say the last stanza.
  • On the opposite page,[19] characters from the Emerald Tablet can be seen on the right side of the page. Note that many of them are upside-down and/or mirror-inverted.
  • Another page[20] shows the Tree of Life from Kabbalah. This symbol represents, as a series of divine emanations, God's creation, the nature of revealed divinity, the human soul, and the spiritual path of ascent by man.
  • The characters on the page[20] are symbols for alchemical processes, inclduing Abstraction, Putrefication, Digestion 1, Purification 1 and Reverberation 2. The symbol for Fixation is printed on the opposite page.[21]
  • When Jafar tries to take control of the genie bottles, after he tries the second incantation, you can see a fourth genie bottle on the table, next to the other three.[22]

Costume Notes

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Videos

References

  1. Thursday Final Ratings: ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ & ‘Parenthood’ Adjusted Up Plus Final NCAA Tournament Numbers. TV by the Numbers (March 21, 2014).
  2. 2.0 2.1 LISTINGS: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND. The Futon Critic. “Air Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014. Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC. Episode Title: (#111) "Heart of the Matter".”
  3. File:W111Title.png
  4. ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND: Heart of the Day (3/20) (March 2014). Archived from the original on April 19, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Incipio. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    tres. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    in. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    utres. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    Da mihi. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    virtutem. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Magicae. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    res tres. Google Translate. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    What is the meaning of the Latin word vult?. WordHippo. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
    totam (Latin). WordSense. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
  7. File:202Aftermath.PNG
  8. File:203HoleInTheRoad.png
  9. File:W111HoleInTheRoad.png
  10. File:205LetItRainLetItRain.png
  11. File:W111QuiteLikeIt.png
  12. File:W111BookOfSpells.png
  13. Donatus, de partibus orationis ars minor. Georgetown University. Retrieved on September 7, 2018. “DE PRAEPOSITIONE”
  14. External screenshot of the spell book
    External screenshot of the spell book #2
  15. 15.0 15.1 File:W111TurnThePage.png
  16. Photograph of the tablet
  17. The Legendary Emerald Tablet. Ancient Origins (August 10, 2014).
  18. File:W111TurnThePage2.png
  19. 19.0 19.1 File:W111TheRightPage.png
  20. 20.0 20.1 File:W111AndRightNow.png
  21. Alchemical symbolism fonts. Alchemy Web Site. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
  22. File:W111NotWorking.png
  23. External screenshot
  24. File:519HidingCora.png

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