Note: Do not read on unless you've seen "Once Upon a Time" Season 2, Episode 15, titled "The Queen Is Dead."
This week's "Once Upon a Time" introduced us to Snow White's (Ginnifer Goodwin) mother (Rena Sofer) -- the woman entirely responsible for making Snow the good and generous leader she is today. Surprisingly, we also learned that Snow wasn't always so good and generous, and some tough lessons in her formative years -- not to mention the loss of her mother -- were instrumental in helping her develop her strong moral compass.
The emotional episode also illustrated that the animosity between Snow and Regina (Lana Parrilla) might've been an inherited trait, since Cora (Barbara Hershey) hated Snow's mother just as much as Regina hates Snow. Elsewhere, we learned a little more about Neal (Michael Raymond-James), and saw Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) make another decisive attack on Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) life.
HuffPost TV has a first look at this week's "Once Upon a Time" podcast, which features series creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Every week after the East Coast airing of the episode at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST, the dynamic duo take you behind the scenes of the just-aired episode, offering valuable character insight, answering fan questions and dropping tantalizing hints for what's to come on the enchanting series.
This week, they delve into the surprising events of "The Queen Is Dead," discussing the episode's themes; what Snow learned from her mother; Cora's grand scheme; how Emma truly feels about Neal; the surprising similarities between Emma and Regina; whether Snow has a dark side; the joy of having a "Downton Abbey" star on the show, and much more.
Follow the iTunes link to the podcast below. Note: It will take a few hours for the podcast to appear in the storefront but it is available immediately -- just allow the link to launch iTunes, hit “subscribe,” and the file will be pushed to your account.
"Once Upon a Time" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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