"Wake Up Call" is the sixth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Jerome Schwartz & Jane Espenson, and directed by Sharat Raju. It is the one hundred and thirty-ninth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 10, 2017.
Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella's relationship strengthens, Regina is surprised to find herself needed by Drizella, who is searching for magic. But when a brutal truth is revealed, it could lead Drizella down a dangerous path. In Hyperion Heights, Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers, and Tilly offers Rogers some intriguing advice concerning Eloise Gardener.
*: Only in archive footage
- The title card features Gothel's Tower in good condition.
- However, it never appear under this form in the episode, as the tower is nearly all destroyed.
- The title of this episode was revealed by Adam Horowitz via his Twitter account on August 25, 2017.
- Despite being promoted since "Greenbacks", the press release does not credit Mekia Cox as series regular.
- Julian Haig, who plays Prince Gregor, is the brother of Georgina Haig, who plays Elsa in Season Four.
- The establishing shot of the Hyperion Heights Hospital is stock footage of a New York City hospital from the website Getty Images.
- The Seattle events take place after "Greenbacks" and before "Eloise Gardener". (For more details, see the Land Without Magic timeline)
- The New Enchanted Forest flashbacks take place after "The Garden of Forking Paths" and before "Pretty in Blue" and "Sisterhood".
- Jacinda and Sabine bought a food truck in "Greenbacks"
- Roni found the photo of Regina and Henry in "Greenbacks".
- Henry's lunchbox, which Regina bought for him when he was ten, is the same lunchbox he was carrying at school in "The Stranger" and "Going Home".
- It was revealed that Ivy was working with Eloise and retained her memories of her life as Drizella in "Greenbacks".
- Regina, Henry and Hook joined the resistance in "The Garden of Forking Paths".
- Ivy's pictures are from the evening where they had drinks together in "Beauty".
- Weaver was admitted to the hospital after being shot by Tilly in "Beauty".
- Roni says to Henry, "Don't slouch". This is the same thing that her serum counterpart said to Henry in "The Other Shoe" and "I'll Be Your Mirror".
- When Henry lists up things from the 80s that he likes, he mentions filmmaker John Hughes. Henry's love for John Hughes' movies were previously established in "I'll Be Your Mirror", where he and Violet Morgan watched the movie The Breakfast Club together, and were going to watch Sixteen Candles next.
- The way Regina coaxes Drizella into using her powers by making a wall fall down on her and putting her in a life-threatening situation is reminiscent of how she taught Emma in "The Jolly Roger", where she made a rope bridge collapse under the latter.
- Lucy states that when Henry needed magic the most, the storybook showed up for him in Snow White's closet. The first time this happened was referred to in "Going Home" and "A Curious Thing". The second time it happened was shown on-screen in "A Curious Thing".
- Lucy also states that when some people touch the storybook, they remember everything about who they were. This is what happened to Emma in "A Land Without Magic", and to Henry in "A Curious Thing".
- The events of Mr. Gold and Belle's life together, which Gold describes to Regina, took place in "Beauty".
- Rogers discovered the symbol lead in the Eloise Gardener case in "Greenbacks".
- As Roni's memories start to flood back, clips from "The Thing You Love Most", "The Stable Boy", "Welcome to Storybrooke", "Save Henry", "The Final Battle Part 2" and "Hyperion Heights" appear.
- Who killed the Perp is revealed in "Eloise Gardener", where Ivy admits that she poisoned him.
- Henry has a Tron: Legacy lunch box.
- Henry references Lady and the Tramp when he mentions stray dogs in an alley behind a pizza place.
- Roni gives Weaver a bottle of MacCutcheon Scotch Whisky, a fictional brand on Lost. Ivy pours herself and Roni a glass of the same drink.
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode features Cinderella, the Wicked Stepmother, and the Evil Stepsisters from the Cinderella fairytale and Captain Hook from the Peter Pan story.
- When Roni takes out her baseball bat, Henry says, "Hey, hey, slow down there, Babe Ruth", a reference to the famous American baseball player whose career spanned over twenty years in the first half of the twentieth century.
- Like Henry says, the song he's playing on his stereo is "Save it For Later" by the British band The English Beat (known as The Beat outside North America).
- When Henry lists up things from the 80s which he likes, he mentions filmmaker John Hughes, the English rock band New Order and the English singer and musician Adam Ant.
- Ivy refers to Roni's friends as Roni's little "Avengers" assembly, a reference to the comic book superheroes from Marvel, which is owned by Disney.
- The chest which Drizella opens, which contains the carnivorous plant, is the same prop that was used for the silver chest used by the Evil Queen to store Rocinante's heart in the Season One episode "The Thing You Love Most". a chest which she later retains in the Mayor's office.
- The dress and under dress which Drizella wears were originally worn by Kristen Stewart in the 2012 fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman. Drizella wears the garments again in "The Eighth Witch" and "Sisterhood".
- Jacinda is wearing a Free People Sunshine Thermal (note that the thermal has been altered for the show).
- Roni is wearing a Rick James 'Super Freak' T-shirt (note that the sleeves have been altered for the show).
- Upper Coquitlam River Park in Coquitlam doubles as the New Enchanted Forest for this episode.
- The scenes with Henry, Jacinda and the food truck were filmed at the parking lot of the Red Apple Market on 4170 Hasting Street in Burnaby Heights.
- The scene with Henry and Roni walking down the street in Seattle was filmed at the south side of the 700 block of Columbia Street in New Westminster.
- The scene with Henry and Roni on the bench at night was filmed in New Westminster's Hyack Square.
|French||"Réveil Forcé"||"Wake Up Call"|
|Portuguese||"Toque de Despertar"||"Wake Up Call"|