Once Upon a Time finally introduced viewers to Elizabeth Mitchell's character last week, but this week they'll get to see the Lost star all decked out in her Snow Queen garb.
If you can't wait until tonight to learn more about Mitchell's mysterious Once Upon a Time character, then you're in luck -- Spoiler TV recently revealed the connection that she has to Frozen characters Elsa and Anna. Unsurprisingly, she's a blood relative.
Elizabeth Mitchell's Snow Queen is Elsa and Anna's aunt, indicating that Elsa's icy powers are genetic. A New York Comic Con attendee revealed this information after this week's "Rocky Road" episode was screened at the event.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, actress Sally Pressman has been cast as a character who could also be Elsa and Anna's aunt. A Once Upon a Time casting call revealed that there will be a scene in episode 7 that shows three sisters attending a ball and Sally Pressman will be playing one of them. Perhaps the other sisters will be Anna and Elsa's mother and Elizabeth Mitchell's Snow Queen.
The episode the trio of sisters will appear in is titled "The Snow Queen." This could be where viewers learn the back story of Elizabeth Mitchell's character. Like Elsa, perhaps she had trouble controlling her magic, and maybe she accidentally killed the sister played by Sally Pressman.
Unlike Elsa, Elizabeth Mitchell's Snow Queen character is definitely going to be evil. A Once Upon a Time preview reveals that she freezes Marian's heart, and poor Elsa ends up being framed for the Snow Queen's cold cruelty. It's up to her and her new friends to prove that she's not the one turning people into popsicles.
The Once Upon a Time "Rocky Road" promo also shows Hook and Elsa spying on Elizabeth Mitchell. She's wearing her white Snow Queen robe, and it looks like she's creating a mini model of an ice castle. Perhaps she's planning on taking over Storybrooke and building a palace similar to the one Elsa whipped up in Frozen. Another scene shows the Snow Queen creating a roof of deadly icicles over Hook's head.
According to Mashable, this scene is part of a "powerful interaction" between Elsa and the Snow Queen that also involves Hook, Emma and Charming. Executive producer Edward Kitsis talked about the tense scene at New York Comic Con.
"Clearly we realize Elsa hasn't had a lot of contact with people who have magic and she has always felt a little different. I think the Snow Queen was letting her see that."
A second promo shows Snow White embracing her new role as mayor. Unfortunately, her town meeting is interrupted by Marian passing out.
New York Comic Con attendees who saw tonight's episode of Once Upon a Time revealed a few more major spoilers about "Rocky Road" on Twitter. Viewers will get to see a Captain Swan kiss, a sweet Outlaw Queen interaction, the appearance of evil Prince Hans, Emma's first encounter with Will Scarlett, more Kristoff, and a scene that shows how Elsa got trapped inside that urn. One very important moment will reveal what happens when Robin Hood tries to save Marian's life with true love's kiss -- but you should definitely wait to find out how that turns out.
Which Once Upon a Time moment are you looking forward to most?
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