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I know that, where you come from, true love always wins, but mine is a world of broken promises where people never find each other.
Cinderella to Henry

"Pretty in Blue" is the eighth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Dana Horgan & Leah Fong, and directed by Ralph Hemecker. It is the one hundred and forty-first episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 17, 2017.

This episode is the second one of a two-episode night, and premiered immediately following "Eloise Gardener".


In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.[2]




Guest Starring




Production Notes

  • The press release mistakenly credits Adelaide Kane as "Drizelle" instead of "Drizella".[2]
  • Despite being promoted to series regular in "Greenbacks," this is the first press release where Mekia Cox is credited as a regular character.[2]

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

  • Henry mentions how Alice drugged and imprisoned him, referring to events in "Hyperion Heights". He also introduces Cinderella to her as "Alice from Wonderland... and other places", which references how Alice described herself to him in the same episode.
  • Cinderella mentions that Henry was taught swordplay by a pirate, which was shown in "A Pirate's Life".
  • Victoria was arrested in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Lucy was taken into care in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Rogers rescued Eloise Gardener in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Regina visited the ruins of Rapunzel's tower in "Wake Up Call".
  • Hook had a baby with Gothel, who grew up to be Alice, in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Jacinda and Sabine bought a food truck in "Greenbacks".
  • Jacinda started working for Roni in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Henry and Nick discuss the best songs by the band New Order. Henry's love for the English rock band was established in "Wake Up Call", where it appears on his list of 80s elements that he likes, which he mentions to Jacinda.
  • Jacinda previously told Henry about Nick in "Hyperion Heights".
  • Roni regained her memories in "Wake Up Call".
  • Henry reveals to Cinderella how his grandparents met and says that his grandmother hit his grandfather with a rock before his grandfather trapped his grandmother in a net; a reference to events from "Snow Falls".
    • Strangely, Henry specifically refers to the original version of the events (being hit by a rock), from before they were altered by Zelena's time travel spell (where the weapon of choice was changed to a jewelry box, as seen in "Snow Drifts").
  • The bottle of shrinking potion which Cinderella finds in New Wonderland, which is labeled "drink me" and which she drinks to change size, is the same bottle that Alice wore around her neck she was with Henry in the cave in "Hyperion Heights". It is what clued him in on her identity.


Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

  • According to the open tab on Henry's browser, he is reading a web page about "the best view of Seattle".[8]

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles



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