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"Quiet Minds"
Season Three
Season 03, Episode 15
Episode Information
Character backstory:
Premiere date: March 30, 2014
Viewers: 6.64 million[1]
Written by: Kalinda Vazquez
Directed by: Eagle Egilsson
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "The Tower"
Next Episode: "It's Not Easy Being Green"
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"Quiet Minds" is the fifteenth episode of Season Three of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Kalinda Vazquez and directed by Eagle Egilsson. It is the fifty-ninth episode of the series overall, and premiered on March 30, 2014.


Neal finds himself back in Storybrooke and yearns for a way to reconnect with his son Henry, whose memories of his father are gone, while also trying to find his own father, Rumplestiltskin, whom he has just learned is alive but missing, and Regina discovers a possible connection with Robin Hood. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was over the past year, agonizing over the death of his father, Neal - with the help of Belle and enchanted candelabra Lumiere - attempts to find a magical solution to bring back Rumplestiltskin from the dead.[2]




Guest Starring



*: Only in archive footage


Robin Hood: What about this? Is this magical?
Regina Mills: Not exactly. But, it's a liquid that can conjure courage, give strength, or even act as a love potion of sorts. It's called Whisky, and, no, it's not magical. Especially, not the next day.


Production Notes

  • The title card features Lumiere.
  • The cover of the book which holds the key to the Dark One's vault,[3] shows an image of the Gnostic deity Abraxas. The text and the image is a replica of the engraving on one of the Abraxas stones.
  • The label on Zelena's bottle of orange juice[6] says Andana; the Cebuano word for "story".[7] It is "best before" January 21. 2014. The text at the top of the bottle says "la pulpe se dépose naturellement", which is French for "pulp settles naturally".
  • The book[8] that Belle uses to identify the symbol on Neal's hand is written in Latin.
  • The symbols on the vault of the Dark One[9] includes the tomoe, the triquetra, the triangle, the Eye of Providence and the pentagram. Circling all the other symbols is the Ouroboros, which represents cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself—fitting for the vault of the Dark One.

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Episode Connections

Cultural References


  • This episode features an enchanted candelabra named Lumiere, a character from the Walt Disney Animation Studios adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast".

Fairy Tales and Folklore

International Titles



Start a Discussion Discussions about Quiet Minds

  • Neal's honorable death

    6 messages
    • Someone trying to pay respect to a recently fallen hero... and the people who cared about said hero.
    • As much as I ship CS, I adore that Neal loves Emma (and Henry) so much that he's willing to use black magic to get back to them. He's hated...
  • will Neal die this season?

    166 messages
    • Stonicus wrote:Applegirl wrote:Stonicus wrote:FISHY FISHAYYY wrote:Yes. I don't really like her. In the episode where her mother died,she ...
    • There's a lot of grey between "good" and "evil". Rumple and Regina are "evil", but we've seen them do "good" things, and vice versa with Sno...

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