For the Season Five episode, see "Sisters".
For the Storybrooke group of characters, see Sisters of Saint Meissa.
"Sisterhood" is the fifteenth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp, and directed by Ellen S. Pressman. It is the one hundred and forty-eighth episode of the series overall and premiered on March 30, 2018.
When the Candy Killer attacks, Ivy will have to risk what remains of her family, while Jacinda and Henry grow closer and Roni questions her relationship with Samdi. Meanwhile, Drizella faces an unthinkable challenge in her attempt to join the Witch's Coven.
- The Seattle events take place after "The Girl in the Tower" and before "Breadcrumbs". (For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- The New Enchanted Forest flashbacks occur in various places of the overall timeline.
- The flashback with Anastasia and young Drizella takes place several years after Rapunzel was imprisoned in Gothel's Tower in "One Little Tear", and before Anastasia falls through the ice in the same episode.
- The rest of the flashbacks take place at an unspecified point between "Wake Up Call" and "The Eighth Witch".
- Drizella talks about how Anastasia left her and has been lying in a box ever since, referring to how the latter was put in a magic stasis after nearly dying in "One Little Tear".
- Regina recalls how she taught Drizella magic, something that took place in "Wake Up Call". Drizella announced her plans to cast the Dark Curse in the same episode.
- Ivy began looking for Anastasia in "Knightfall".
- It was established in "Knightfall" that the killer gives his victims a heart-shaped box before he kills them.
- Lucy is aware that breaking the Dark Curse will kill Henry, something she discovered in "A Taste of the Heights".
- Nick's counterpart, Jack, was first introduced as Henry's close friend in "Pretty in Blue".
- Weaver is trying to repair the chipped cup, which was broken in "Beauty".
- Drizella poisoned Henry's heart in "The Eighth Witch".
- Mr. Samdi mentions the death of Ivy's mother, which happened in "Secret Garden".
- Roni learned about Samdi's desire for the Dark One Dagger in "The Girl in the Tower".
- Nick makes a reference to Henry's love for John Hughes movies, which was previously established in "I'll Be Your Mirror" and "Wake Up Call".
- Weaver's quest to reunite with Belle began after he became awake in "Beauty".
- Nick is revealed to be the "Candy Killer", who was first seen carrying out a murder in "Secret Garden".
- When Ivy enters the pub, Roni is pouring four shots of MacCutcheon Scotch Whisky, a fictional brand on Lost. However, when she sees Ivy, Roni removes the bottle and snidely remarks that they have a strict "no whisky for witches" policy.
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode features the Evil Stepsisters from the Cinderella fairytale, Dame Gothel from the Rapunzel fairytale, and Gretel from the Hansel and Gretel fairytale.
- The song playing in the background when Jacinda and Lucy visit Roni's together is "Float" by Jude Shuma.
- Henry says to Rogers, "Aside from seeing me at geek DEFCON 1, what are you doing here?"; a reference to DEFCON (DEFense readiness CONdition), an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces.
- The game Henry is playing at Flynn's Barcade is Galaga, an arcade game in which the player controls a spaceship battling a fleet of aliens. The in-game ship was the inspiration for an animated logo that plays at the end of every Kitsis/Horowitz production.
- Among the other games sitting in the background are Pac-Man, Marvel Super Heroes, Q*bert, Bubble Bobble, a Neo Geo game, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Taxi, FunHouse and Gladiators (a pinball game released by Gottlieb in 1993). In addition, Rogers remarks that he was always "more of a pinball man".
- Nick remarks that there are plenty of women who would find Henry's John Hughes outlook charming, a reference to the famous American filmmaker who directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s.
- When Roni returns to the bar at the end of the episode and finds Mr. Samdi there, "Lost in the Sun" by Joe Marson is playing in the background.
- According to the street sign, the photograph of Anastasia was taken on King Street. 23 King Street appears on Rogers' list of locations acquired by Belfrey Developments in "One Little Tear" and on Jacinda's mobile phone in "Breadcrumbs", where it is revealed to be the address of Henry's apartment.
- When Ivy seeks out Roni at the bar, you can see that the label on the beer bottle sitting on the counter begins with the letters "Asch". When Henry gets a bottle of the same brand from Ivy's stepsister Jacinda in "A Pirate's Life", you can see that the full name of the fictional brand is Aschenputtel, which is the German name for Jacinda's New Enchanted Forest counterpart, Cinderella.
- A scene with Ivy Belfrey was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- The headquarters for the New Westminster Police Department doubles as the exterior of Flynn's Barcade.
- The headquarters for the New Westminster Police Department also doubles as National City Police Department in the Supergirl episodes "Survivors" and "Crossfire" (an episode which features Once Upon a Time guest star Andrea Brooks), the Seattle Police Department in the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency episode "Horizons" (an episode which features Once Upon a Time guest stars Ty Olsson, Richard Schiff, Aaron Douglas, Zak Santiago and Paul Lazenby) and the Oakland Police Department in the Rogue episode "The Aquarium" (an episode which features Once Upon a Time guest stars Jarod Joseph and Michael P. Northey and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland guest star Leah Gibson).
|French||"Le Cercle des Sœurs"||"The Sisters' Circle"|
|Italian||"Un dono inaspettato"||"An Unexpected Gift"|