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Regina: Now, we can't hurt the Queen, but maybe we can trap her.
Emma: In a mirror?
Regina: In the world behind the mirror.

"I'll Be Your Mirror" is the eighth episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Jerome Schwartz & Leah Fong, and directed by Jennifer Lynch. It is the one-hundredth and nineteenth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 13, 2016.

Synopsis

Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other. As Henry nervously prepares to take Violet to the school dance, the Evil Queen impersonates Regina to give him some advice that could lead him down a dark path. Meanwhile, Zelena agrees to help Belle, and together they enlist Aladdin to steal a magical object from Mr. Gold that could protect Belle and her unborn child from him forever.[2]

Recap

Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

Production Notes

  • The title card features the World Behind the Mirror.
  • The title of this episode was revealed by Adam Horowitz via his Twitter account on September 14, 2016.[3]
  • When Emma and Regina confront the Evil Queen at the beach, three swans are swimming in the water.[4] This is a reference to Emma's last name.
  • In the episode script, when Hook asks the Evil Queen what she's done with Emma and Regina, he first says, "You always underestimated me."[5]
    • The script also contains a sequence where Hook goes to embrace Emma and asks, "Alright there, Swan?".[6] This ended up being cut from the episode.
  • At the end of the episode, Aladdin and Jasmine are talking about their old friend, the Genie, who is gone and free now. This is a reference to the late Robin Williams, who voiced the Genie in Disney's Aladdin.[7]

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

Disney

  • When Aladdin steals from Mr. Gold, a cymbal-banging monkey toy is sitting on the pawnshop counter. This is a reference to Abu, Aladdin's monkey in the movie, who was turned into a cymbal-banging monkey toy by Jafar.
  • Henry tells the Evil Queen that she "can't Darth Vader him" and adds, "I'll never join you". This is a reference to the famous scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, where Darth Vader asks his son Luke Skywalker to join him, and Luke answers, "I'll never join you!"
    • The queen answers that they "watched those movies enough to know that Darth Vader wasn't so black and white"; a reference to Anakin Skywalker's story from the Star Wars saga.
  • Aladdin says that the genie was freed from the lamp, a reference to the events of the animated movie.

Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

  • The song playing during the montage scene with David and Mary Margaret is "Colours" by Donovan.
  • According to Henry, Violet "stood him up for John Hughes movie night twice". He then says that they watched The Breakfast Club together, and they were going to watch Sixteen Candles next (to show Violet his "fun side"). The Breakfast Club (1985) is a classic coming-of-age comedy-drama directed by John Hughes, while Sixteen Candles (1984) is a famous coming-of-age comedy by the same director.
    • Later, Violet says that she has a hard time adjusting to school, comparing it to the movies that Henry showed her. She wonders if she is "a jock, a princess or a nerd", a reference to The Breakfast Club, a story about five high school students who represent different stereotypes - a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal.
  • The song Henry and Violet are dancing to at the diner is "In My Dreams" by Ruth B.
    • The singer commented on this on Twitter, saying "A song of mine may or may not be used in tonight's episode of my fav show ever".[8]

Props Notes

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles


Videos

References

  1. http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-sunday-cable-originals-network-finals-11-13-2016.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/shows/once-upon-a-time/episodes/ill-be-your-mirror/
  3. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/776259003101933568
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  5. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/797839747896877056
  6. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/795726186248712192
  7. https://twitter.com/leahfong/status/798026084805578753
  8. https://twitter.com/itsruthb/status/797960835675000836
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  21. https://twitter.com/leahfong/status/798051037013626882
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  39. https://www.instagram.com/p/BK9GBrojgUF/
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Start a Discussion Discussions about I'll Be Your Mirror

  • 6x08: I'll Be Your Mirror

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    • Almost time! Let's go into the mirror!
    • CoolDudeAl wrote:Almost time! Let's go into the mirror! But it's creepy in there. XD

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