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This article focuses on the Season Five episode. For the Storybrooke group of characters, see Sisters of Saint Meissa.
No matter what she does, we're sisters! And nothing can change that! I will find you! I promise!
Regina to Zelena

"Sisters" is the nineteenth episode of Season Five of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman and Brigitte Hales, and directed by Romeo Tirone. It is the one-hundredth and seventh episode of the series overall, and premiered on April 24, 2016.

Synopsis

Now that Hades and Zelena are reunited, Hades tells Zelena that he wants a future with her outside of the Underworld. All she needs to do is heal his heart with True Love’s Kiss so they can leave the Underworld and trap the heroes there for eternity. When Regina overhears of this plan, she enlists Cora's help to find a way to separate Zelena from Hades. However, Cora reveals a family secret that could change Regina and Zelena's lives forever. Meanwhile, David finally meets James, only to realize that his twin is determined to seek revenge on him for stealing the life he could have had.[2]

Recap

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

Production Notes

  • The title card features the Underground Mill.
  • The title of this episode was announced by Adam Horowitz via his Twitter account on February 5, 2016.[3]
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Season Four episode "Mother", which revolved around Regina's relationship with her mother, Cora.
  • This episode is dedicated in loving memory of Scott Nimerfro, who passed away on April 18th, 2016, six days prior to the episode's airing.[4]
  • Regina names her doll Isabella, which is the same first name as Isabella Blake-Thomas, young Zelena's actress. This is especially appropriate since Regina tells the doll that she can be her sister. In addition, Ava Acres, who plays young Regina, has an older sister named Isabella.
  • Isabella Blake-Thomas' hair was dyed red to match her older self.[5]
  • Ava Acres put on her own make-up for the dress-up scene with young Zelena.[6]
  • According to Ava Acres, Barbara Hershey hugged her after every take of having to yell at her.[7]

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

  • The history between Zelena and Hades is first explored in "Our Decay".
  • Zelena once again shows her ability to conjure green fire, she used this first in "Our Decay".
  • Mary Margaret and David swapped names on the headstones in "Ruby Slippers".
  • Cora was made to work in the mill in "Souls of the Departed".
  • Cora uses Hook's hook to remove the cuff from her wrist. His hook was also used to remove Zelena's cuff in "Broken Heart".
  • Cora first questioned how Hades found out about Zelena in "Souls of the Departed".
  • Belle French went under a Sleeping Curse in "Ruby Slippers".
  • David first learnt of James' resentment towards him in "The Brothers Jones".
  • The framed photograph that Emma is looking at,[8] which she says was taken during her parents' wedding anniversary, is the same photograph that she showed Regina in "Labor of Love".[9]
  • Cruella was killed by Emma in "Sympathy for the De Vil".
  • Hook points out that Cruella cannot use a gun, referring to how Isaac used his quill to take away her ability to kill in "Sympathy for the De Vil".
  • Cora mentions to Zelena what she did to Regina's father in "Souls of the Departed".
  • Peter Pan first proposed his deal to Mr. Gold in "Souls of the Departed".
  • Mr. Gold made a deal with Zelena to stop trying to harm her in "Heart of Gold".

Fairytales and Folklore

Lost

  • The number 15 appears on a pavement sign outside the Underbrooke version of the Marine Garage;[10] a reference to the third Lost number.

Pop Culture

  • The way Zelena asks Cora if she is a "good witch" is a reference to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
  • The song "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" by The Ink Spots plays in Hades' car radio during his date with Zelena. Hades plays the song again on the Underbrooke Diner's jukebox, as he prepares for another date.

Props Notes

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles


Videos

References

  1. http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-sunday-cable-originals-network-finals-4-24-2016.html
  2. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20160419abc01/
  3. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/695642886185099265
  4. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/722118989296435200
  5. http://isabellablakethomas.com/once-upon-a-time/
  6. https://twitter.com/AvaAcres/status/724442073106010113
  7. https://twitter.com/AvaAcres/status/724445248026382336
  8. File:519Photograph.png
  9. File:513SoThisPlace.png
  10. File:519NotMyFault.png
  11. File:519NotNearlyAs.png
  12. File:202Book2.PNG
    http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Mathers-Goetia/pages/017-Seal-of-Botis/
  13. File:311MuchLonger.png
  14. File:317ImNeverGonna.png
  15. File:519ThatWasQuite.png
  16. File:519LostYourFlock.png
    File:519ThatsWhatSheSaid.png
  17. http://www.belstaff.com/h-racer-jacket/71020107J61N4970.html
  18. File:519JamesChargesAtDavid.png
  19. File:520ThisFate.png
    File:520OutOfTheWay.png
  20. File:521SeeHimLikeThis.png
    File:521IKnowHesStill.png
  21. File:522SearchingForIt.png
  22. File:523WhichMeansHes.png
  23. File:601DavidAndDirigible.png
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  25. File:519IShouldGo.png
  26. File:612LetMeSeeYourHand.png
  27. File:613ClearMyHead.png
  28. http://www.shopyourtv.com/2015/10/agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-season-3-episode-2-lance-hunters-leather-jacket/
  29. File:519HidingCora.png
  30. http://yvrshoots.com/2016/02/shoot-once-upon-a-times-night-shoot-in-stevestons-garry-point-park.html#.Vx4uaPmLTIU
  31. File:519DroppingLogs.png
    File:519Woodpile.png
  32. File:404RunsToCottage.png
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  33. File:511HookLeavesCottage.png
    File:511ThankYouKillian.png
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  34. https://twitter.com/WhatsFilming/status/697828553128177664

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sisters

  • cruella creepy?

    • yes the way cruella talked to james was creepy! 
  • 5x19 - Sisters - Possible plots?

    292 messages
    • JennaMae wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/BEi8l8Aw553/ Barbara Hershey and Isabella Blake-Thomas. If they're in costume for the episo...
    • Also, I know the episode is starting soon, but I thought I'd mention they added more BTS pics. It seems Regina, Zelena, and Cora might do...

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