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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".

Synopsis

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]

Recap

Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Trivia

Title

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

  • Cinderella mentions that Henry was taught swordplay by a pirate, which was shown in "A Pirate's Life".
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • How Alice escaped from the tower is revealed in "The Girl in the Tower".
  • Ivy suggests that Henry makes a podcast out of his blog, which he has done by the time of "A Taste of the Heights".
  • Victoria was arrested in "Eloise Gardener", and Lucy was taken into the foster care system in the same episode.
  • Rogers rescued Eloise Gardener in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Roni regained her memories in "Wake Up Call".
  • The bad thing that Regina fears will happen if the Dark Curse broken is revealed in "The Eighth Witch".
  • The backstory of Drizella's history with Gothel is explored in "Sisterhood".
  • 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 started working for Roni in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Jacinda previously told Henry about Nick in "Hyperion Heights".
  • Although Jacinda believes with certainty, because of her cursed memories, that Nick is Lucy's biological father, a blood test in "Secret Garden" confirms he is not.
  • 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").
  • Lucy mentions the "Kathryn Nolan situation", in which David was cursed to believe he was meant to be with his wife Kathryn but only after the curse broke in "A Land Without Magic", he realized his true love prior to the curse had always been Mary Margaret.
  • In Henry's book, the story ends with the main protagonist meeting Cinderella, which was an event shown in "Hyperion Heights".
  • Henry wonders if he should slay a dragon to win Jacinda's affections. Under different circumstances, both Prince Charming and Emma slayed a dragon, with Charming accomplishing this in "The Shepherd" and Emma doing this in "A Land Without Magic".
  • 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.
  • Jacinda and Sabine bought a food truck in "Greenbacks".
  • Rogers became disappointed in Tilly for aiding Weaver in fabricating Eloise's death in "Eloise Gardener".
  • Anastasia wakes up in "One Little Tear".
  • Victoria unearthed Anastasia's coffin in "The Garden of Forking Paths".
  • Ivy and Eloise's joined partnership to obtain Anastasia's magic ends in "The Eighth Witch" when Eloise betrays Ivy. Additionally, Eloise attempts to renew their deal in "Sisterhood", which Ivy rejects in favor of saving Anastasia rather than hurting her.
  • How Cinderella's mother Cecelia became cursed is shown in "One Little Tear".
  • Alice obtained the cursed mark on her wrist in "Knightfall" when she was in close proximity to Hook after he was poisoned by Gothel.
  • Drizella learned magic from Regina in "Wake Up Call".
  • The food truck is up and running in "A Taste of the Heights".
  • The mushroom used to poison a person's heart is utilized again in "One Little Tear".
  • While Drizella is unsuccessful in this episode with poisoning Henry's heart, she manages to do it in "The Eighth Witch".
  • Roni wastes no time in confronting Weaver about his real name, Rumplestiltskin, unlike when she made him outright confess his name to her in "Skin Deep".
  • Weaver eventually admits to Roni in "The Girl in the Tower" that he is awake.
  • Weaver's quest to reunite with Belle began in "Beauty" after he regained his memories.
  • Alice sees her father again in "Sisterhood", although she observes him from a distance without him knowing. The next time they converse with each other is in "The Eighth Witch".
  • Hook remembers giving the white knight chess piece to Alice so she could remember him in his absence. This happened in "Knightfall".
  • Jack's actual New Enchanted Forest name and backstory is first hinted at in "Sisterhood", both during Gretel's flashback and towards the end of the episode in present day when Jack's Hyperion Heights counterpart, Nick, is fixing his car. His identity is also made explicitly clear in "Breadcrumbs".
  • Roni finds the person she is looking for in San Fransico during "The Eighth Witch".
  • The origin story of the troll statue and why he is holding a yellow bug is revealed in "The Girl in the Tower".
  • Tilly's familial-like relationship with Weaver was seen in "Beauty".
  • Rogers and Tilly first played chess together in "Beauty".
  • Remy's catering business was shown in "A Pirate's Life".
  • Jacinda finally gives Henry the mixtape in "A Taste of the Heights".
  • The location that Victoria moved Anastasia's body to is shown in "One Little Tear".

Disney

Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

  • According to the open tab on Henry's browser, he is writing a new page for his blog H-Town. The new page is about "the best view of Seattle".[8]

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles


Videos

References

  1. UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.17.2017. ShowBuzzDaily (November 17, 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ONCE UPON A TIME: PRETTY IN BLUE (11/17). Disney ABC Press (November 13, 2017).
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  4. TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter. "Here's another #OnceUponATime #titlespoiler -- hope to see ya 10/6!" (screenshot)
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  7. KID FOR RENT PRETENDERS (the). Loudtrax. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
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  11. Arthurian heraldry: COLLECTED ARMS. Pendragon. Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
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  16. WOMEN Coats and Jackets MAJE Vreni crepe kimono jacket Black 210. Teenfest. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  17. MSGM Ribbed Ruffle Sweater. Shopbop. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  18. THE KOOPLES Short Sequinned Tweed Skirt. Endource. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
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  20. HUNTER BUTTON DOWN. Revolve. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
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  22. “Eloise Gardner” floral dress and corduroy jacket ensemble from Once Upon a Time Season 7, Episode 8. iCollector. Retrieved on December 6, 2018.
  23. Maje Ruffle Floral Print Faux Wrap Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Archived from the original on October 17, 2018. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
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  30. Check Cold Shoulder Shirt. Topshop. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  31. Gittins, Susan (September 27, 2017). SEASON 7: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Henry & Lucy (Andrew J. West & Alison Fernandez) on Operation ?? in Vancouver. Hollywood North.
  32. 32.0 32.1 TwitterLogo @jennieyuen (Jennie Yuen) on Twitter. "#OnceUponATime filming Season 7 on Napier Street in #Vancouver on Wed, Sept 27th till 6pm." (screenshot)
  33. TwitterLogo @yvrshoots (YVRShoots) on Twitter. "#OnceUponaTime in east Vancouver on Napier Street. Henry & Lucy. Whose house?" (screenshot)
  34. TwitterLogo @JordanVanMusic (Jordan) on Twitter. "#TV series #OnceUponATime Season 7 is filming at 261 Powell St on Monday, Sept 25 from 10am until 6pm" (screenshot) (filming notice)
    Note that the Tweet does not mention the name of the restaurant, only the address

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