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Now my mirror is complete.

"Smash the Mirror" is the eighth episode of Season Four of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman and Jerome Schwartz, and directed by Eagle Egilsson and Ralph Hemecker. It is the seventy-fourth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 16, 2014.

This episode is a two-hour episode, and has subsequently been split into "Smash the Mirror, Part 1" and "Smash the Mirror, Part 2".


In Arendelle when the Snow Queen tries to pit Elsa and Anna against each other and it proves more difficult than she anticipates, she takes drastic measures. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke Emma’s powers are out of control and her fear of hurting loved ones pushes her away from everyone she cares about. In her confusion Emma turns to Gold for help getting her powers under control. Gold tells her about a way to get rid of her powers altogether and Hook tries to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her plan to find the author of the storybook until her quest takes an unexpected turn. Robin Hood recruits Will Scarlet to assist him on a mission and Mary Margaret and David search for Emma.[2]


Deleted Scenes

"Just Like Everyone Else"

This scene is included on Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season.




Guest Starring




Production Notes

  • For the scene where the Snow Queen arrives in Boston, a section was filmed where Ingrid is seen exiting the magic door in the middle of the city.[6] This ended up being cut from the final episode.

Event Chronology

Episode Connections




Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

Sicily and
Sardinia from
Austria and
Savoy, defeating a
Spanish fleet at Cape
, and an undeclared [war](illegible)
in the 1720s, in which Spain tried
to retake Gibraltar and Minorca.
After a period of relative peace, the
Navy became engaged in the War of
Jenkins' Ear
(1739–1748) against Spain,
which was dominated by a series of costly
and mostly unsuccessful attacks on Spanish
ports in the Caribbean. During the Battle of
Cartagena de Indias
, the Navy deployed a huge force

The page is a word for word rendition of an October 2014 version of a Wikipedia article about the Royal Navy[31] (the episode was filmed in October 2014).
  • The fact that Will and Robin check out these two books is understandable, since the books' bindings and spines are almost identical to Henry's storybook.[32]

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles



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  12. Lodner, Alex (December 16, 2016). Nine Holiday Treats You Can Only Get Now in the Twin Cities. Eater Twin Cities. “Julekake, meaning "Yule cake," is a traditional Norwegian sweet bread made with candied citrus and lots of cardamom”
  13. Ar, Rafeeda (December 28, 2014). JULEKAKE/ JULEKAGA ~ NORWEGIAN CARDAMOM SCENTED BREAD. The Big Sweet Tooth. “It is a cardamom flavored yeasted bread which has a cake-like texture and is normally served during this festive season.”
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  15. Ultimate Comics Wolverine: Legacies Paperback. Retrieved on Amazon.
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  30. Cars & TV – Evil Drives a Mercedes – Automotive Views. Automotive Views (May 2015). “A 1988 or 1989 model; we know this because the brake lamp at the back is particular to those years.”
  31. The October 2014 version of the article (the excerpt is from the section "Development of the British navy"):
  32. Henry's book:
    Will's book:
    Robin Hood's book:
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  43. Burberry London Leather-Trimmed Pencil Skirt on the Coolspotters website
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  46. Burberry London Leather-Trimmed Pencil Skirt - Photos, Videos, Links on the Coolspotters website (note that the website is in Portuguese)

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