"The Other Shoe" is the third episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz, and directed by Steve Pearlman. It is the one-hundredth and fourteenth episode of the series overall, and premiered on October 9, 2016.
As Storybrooke continues to welcome the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories, families, friends and even long-lost enemies are reunited once again. When Ashley (Cinderella) searches for her step-family, intent on settling their unfinished business, Emma, Hook and Henry scramble to help her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Regina attempts to bribe Mr. Hyde for information about how to defeat the Evil Queen and Snow helps Dr. Jekyll find a suitable laboratory for his work. David makes a deal with Gold and delivers a message to Belle in exchange for new information about his father. In flashback, Cinderella attends a ball and meets her prince.
- The title card features Gus running in the "O" of Once Upon a Time.
- The title of this episode was announced by Adam Horowitz via his Twitter account on July 22, 2016.
- The names of Cinderella's stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, are taken from an operatic adaption of "Cinderella" called La Cenerentola, composed by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto written by Jacopo Ferretti.
- Ted Whittall, who played the King and Mitchell Herman in "The Price of Gold", was supposed to appear in this episode. However, his appearance was ultimately cut for unknown reasons.
- During rehearsals for their dance sequence, Jessy Schram and Tim Phillipps were coached by choreographer, Paul Becker.
- Regina's password for the psychiatric ward has been changed from 815, Henry's birthday, to 207. ("A Tale of Two Sisters", "The Dark Swan")
- Leroy says that, after they got Dopey out of the tree, Dopey went on to pursue a master's degree. The explanation for Dopey's absence is that, a few months before Season Six premiered, Jeffrey Kaiser announced that he was leaving the show.
- The area around the courtyard stairs in the King's Castle is recycled from the computer-generated imagery model for the Camelot Castle in "The Price, "Siege Perilous" and "The Bear King", which can be seen from the almost identical design of the windows and the balustrades. The archways in the Camelot Castle (which, ironically, were re-cycled from the old CGI model for the King's Castle in "The Price of Gold") were also re-used for this episode, and have the same design as the ones in Camelot.
- Mary Margaret's line, "Is this our life now... just defeat and repeat?" was written by Jerome Schwartz.
- The Enchanted Forest flashbacks occur in various places of the overall timeline. (For more details, see the Enchanted Forest timeline)
- The Storybrooke events take place after "A Bitter Draught" and before "Strange Case". (For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- Regina's lasagna also appears "The Stranger", "The Cricket Game" and "Welcome to Storybrooke".
- Ashley talks about how Emma helped her keep her child, an event that took place in "The Price of Gold".
- Belle began living on Hook's ship in "A Bitter Draught".
- Emma agreed to begin therapy with Archie in "The Savior", and her last session was in "A Bitter Draught".
- Emma mentions Dopey being transformed into a tree, an event that took place in "The Price".
- Emma finally comes clean to her loved ones about her visions in "Street Rats".
- Mary Margaret remembers living under the Dark Curse for twenty-eight years, which began in "Pilot" and ended when the curse was broken in "A Land Without Magic". She also recalls being a teacher, a profession she kept throughout the first season. The last episode she was seen teaching her students was in "Darkness on the Edge of Town".
- Cinderella's deal with Rumplestiltskin, and the consequences of this deal, is shown in "The Price of Gold".
- David began to suspect in "A Bitter Draught" that his father's death was not an accident.
- The last time David made a deal with Mr. Gold was in "We Are Both".
- Mr. Gold being a "stickler for records" when it comes to the items in his shop, was first established in "True North", where he says told Emma that he keeps "quite extensive records".
- The information card for David's father good luck charm is the same kind of information card that was used for the Wishing Star in "White Out".
- Emma says to Ashley that a long time ago, she told her if people saw her a certain way, she had to punch back and show them who she was; an event that took place in "The Price of Gold".
- Zelena received the baby rattle from the Evil Queen in "A Bitter Draught", and the alliance between the two sisters began at the end of "The Savior".
- The Evil Queen advises Henry to "stop slouching" because "posture is self-respect and if you don't have it, no one will give it to you". She uses this line again in "I'll Be Your Mirror".
- A pregnant Belle is reading What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, the same book that a pregnant Zelena was reading in "The Bear and the Bow".
- Cinderella and Prince Thomas' wedding takes place in "The Price of Gold".
- Who killed David's father is revealed in "Murder Most Foul". David learns the truth in "A Wondrous Place".
- The way Lady Tremaine and her daughters give Ella the nickname "Cinderella" is similar to the original fairytale by Charles Perrault and the live-action Disney film.
- Lady Tremaine mentions her cat; a reference to Lucifer from the animated Disney film.
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode is a rendition of the Cinderella fairytale, with Cinderella, her prince, her Stepmother, her step sisters, and Gus. It also features Snow White, Prince Charming, and the Evil Queen from the Snow White fairytale, Captain Hook from the Peter Pan story, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, and the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story.
- Jacob works as a pumpkin farmer, a reference to the Cinderella fairytale, where the Fairy Godmother turned a pumpkin into a golden carriage.
- The new woman who is seen entering the diner has a scarlet "A" on her dress, just like Hester Prynne, the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter. In the book, the character is convicted of adultery and is forced to wear a prominent scarlet letter "A" (for adulteress) for the rest of her life.
- Belle is reading Heidi Murkoff's bestselling pregnancy guide What to Expect When You're Expecting aboard the Jolly Roger.
- The poem Mr. Gold reads is a real poem called "Sleep Well", written by Scottish poet Murdoch Maclean.
- A tiny excerpt from the "Cinderella" fairytale can be glimpsed next to an illustration of the titular character in one of Henry's storybooks.
DESCRIPTION: Antique round coin with
a center hole, cast in tin.
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the body of a dead man, a shepherd in
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- The painting Souvenir of Castel Gandolfo by the French nineteenth century painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, currently on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, is hanging on the wall in Archie's office.
- When David visits Belle aboard the Jolly Roger, the captain's quarters are full of decorations added by her. One of them is a candle in a bottle that is almost identical to the one conjured by Emma when she and Hook had lunch together aboard the ship in "Siege Perilous".
- Dr. Whale's license plate says "THE DOCTOR".
- Jacob's cloak is the same as the cloaks worn by Bo Peep's bodyguards in "White Out", and Tweedledee and Tweedledum on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
- When Clorinda arrives in Storybrooke, her corset is the same garment worn by Emma in the Enchanted Forest in Snow Drifts.
- Emma is wearing a Rebecca Taylor Embroidered Inset Silk Top (no longer available) and a Lucky Brand Major Moto Jacket.
- The Evil Queen (Serum) is wearing a dress that was worn by the Evil Queen in "Mother".
- Belle is wearing a red Floreat Sweetwater Dress by Anthropologie (no longer available).
- The outdoor scenes at the Tremaine Estate were filmed on Foxglove Farm, a 120-acre organic farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
- The same building doubles as the exterior of the home of Edwin on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. ("Down the Rabbit Hole", "Who's Alice")
- The house which doubles as the family's home was also used in the filming of the Timeless episode "Party at Castle Varlar", an episode which features Once Upon a Time's own Sean Maguire, and the Beyond episode "Tempus Gugit", a show which stars Once Upon a Time actor Jonathan Whitesell. The house was also featured in the Supernatural episode "Everybody Hates Hitler", and the Arrow episode "Bratva".
- The forest scene by the fallen dirigible, the scene by guard tower at the Prince's castle and the scene at Dr. Whale's Garage were all filmed in Burnaby's Central Park.
- The final scene at the Storybrooke Pumpkin Farm, where Emma asks Hook to move in with her, was filmed in Langley, British Columbia.
|French||"Le Soulier de Verre"||"The Glass Slipper"|
|Italian||"L'altra scarpetta"||"The Other Shoe"|