|"The New Neverland"|
|Season 03, Episode 10|
|Premiere date:||December 8, 2013|
|Written by:||Andrew Chambliss|
|Directed by:||Ron Underwood|
|Previous Episode:||"Save Henry"|
|Next Episode:||"Going Home"|
"The New Neverland" is the tenth episode of Season Three of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Andrew Chambliss and directed by Ron Underwood. It is the fifty-fourth episode of the series overall, and premiered on December 8, 2013.
The residents of Storybrooke are overjoyed upon the return of Henry and our heroes from Neverland. But unbeknownst to them, a plan is secretly being put into place by a well-hidden Pan that will shake up the very lives of the townspeople. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was, Snow White and Prince Charming’s honeymoon turns out to be anything but romantic when they go in search of a mythical being that could stop Regina cold in her tracks.
- The title card features Medusa.
- Eric's stand at the Storybrooke Docks is called Eric's Bait. Its symbol is a seahorse; the same as his royal crest back in the Enchanted Forest.
- The computer-generated imagery set used to portray the interior of the Summer Palace is recycled from the computer generated model used for Henry's Estate in "The Stable Boy"; for example, the archways and some of the windows have a very similar design.
- As Pan is looking through Henry's storybook, an excerpt from the fairytale of The Golden Bird can be seen.
- The accompanying images are illustrations by the famous English book illustrator Arthur Rackham:
- Henry's room is filled with cut-outs of fairytale illustrations. Among the illustrations seen in this episode are:
- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - A Mad Tea-Party" (1907) by Arthur Rackham. It is an illustration of a scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party with the March Hare, the Dormouse and the Mad Hatter.
- An illustration from Hours in Fairy Land: Enchanted Princess, White Rose and Red Rose, Six Swans, an obscure children's book from 1883, which contains three illustrated tales from the Brothers Grimm, set into verse form by Josephine Pollard. The illustration depicts a scene from the Grimm fairytale "The Six Swans". Interestingly, this story is about six brothers who have been turned into swans by their hateful stepmother (an evil daughter of a witch).
- An illustration by the English artist and book illustrator Walter Crane, from The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book (1875), depicting a scene from "Sleeping Beauty" where the prince awakens the titular character.
- An illustration by the American illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith, from Nora Archibald Smith's book Boys and Girls of Bookland (1923). It features Alice in a scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, surrounded by the characters of Wonderland, including the the White Rabbit (some of the others have been cropped off).
- "Destruction of Leviathan", an 1865 engraving by French nineteenth century painter and illustrator Gustave Doré, based on Book of Isaiah 27 in the Bible, where God slays the sea monster known as the Leviathan.
- "At this the whole pack rose up into the air and came flying down upon her" (1907) by Arthur Rackham, based on the playing cards scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- A set of illustrations by Doré is pinned to the wall, next to the door:
- A scetch of a shipwreck scene from the ballet "Le Corsaire", circa 1856.
- "A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination", an 1863 engraving depicting a scene from the famous novel Don Quixote, in which the titular character goes mad from his reading of books of chivalry.
- An illustration of Dante being lost in Canto 1 from the epic fourteenth century poem Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. The image is from an 1862 edition of Dante's Inferno, the first part of the poem.
- "Red Riding Hood meets old Father Wolf", by Doré.
- "Little Miss Muffet" by Arthur Rackham, from the nursery rhyme of the same name.
- "The Trees and the Axe" from a 1912 edition of Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
- Henry's bedside lamp has a shadow figure of a unicorn.
- The ceiling of Regina's father's tomb says "QU[obscured]SSE VIDERIS". "Quam esse videris" is Latin, and roughly translates as "how to be seen". Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning "To be, rather than to seem (to be)", which has been used as a motto by a number of different groups.
- The Enchanted Forest events take place immediately after the wedding in "Pilot", and before Snow White and Prince Charming return from their honeymoon in "Unforgiven".(For more details, see the Enchanted Forest timeline)
- The Land Without Magic events occur after "Dark Hollow" and before "Going Home".(For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- Prince Charming mentions how Snow White stopped the Evil Queen's execution in "The Cricket Game".
- Prince Charming references how he and Snow White met and fought trolls in "Snow Falls".
- Granny's special lasagne is also referred to in "Tiny", "Lacey" and "It's Not Easy Being Green".
- The Evil Queen mocks Snow White using her Magic Mirror, which came into her possession in "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree".
- After being freed from stone, Prince Charming says he now knows how Frederick felt in "What Happened to Frederick".
- To prove who he is, Henry mentions his love for hot cocoa with cinnamon which was first established in "The Thing You Love Most", getting stuck in the mines in "That Still Small Voice", trying to blow up the well in "Welcome to Storybrooke" and his and Emma's first bonding moment in "Pilot".
- Mr. Gold enchanted Baelfire's shawl in "The Outsider".
- Snow White and Charming return from their honeymoon in "Unforgiven".
- Snow White learns that she's pregnant in "Unforgiven".
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode features the Evil Queen, Snow White, Prince Charming and one of the dwarves from the Snow White fairytale, Hook, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the shadow, Wendy, John and Michael Darling from the Peter Pan story as well as Medusa from Greek Mythology.
- This episode is a rendition of the Perseus myth with Perseus and Medusa.
|Finnish||"Uusi Mikä-Mikä-Maa"||"The New Neverland"|
|French||"Le Nouveau Pays Imaginaire"||"The New Neverland"|
|German||"Pans neues Neverland?"||"Pan's New Neverland?"|
|Italian||"La nuova isola che non c'è"||"The New Neverland"|
- ↑ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/12/10/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-family-guy-revenge-once-upon-a-time-betrayal-60-minutes-adjusted-down/221286/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20131202abc02/
- ↑ File:310FamiliarFace.png
- ↑ File:306WasAPrincess.png
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 File:310TheGoldenBird.png
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 File:310TheGoldenBird2.png
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 File:310BedTime.png
- ↑ http://kid-book-museum.livejournal.com/951788.html
- ↑ https://books.google.com/books?id=2kSy7UzRyeUC&pg=PA92
- ↑ https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+27&version=HCSB
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 File:310DoorCloses.png
- ↑ File:310Unicorn.png
- ↑ File:310Stairs.png
- ↑ File:310Stairs2.png
- ↑ https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/quam%20esse%20videris