season 5, episode 4 : Lady of the Lake
present : Henry pays a visit to Mr. Gold’s pawn shop and shows a particular interest in a sword with a golden hilt that the store’s curator identifies as King Arthur’s Excalibur. On his way home, Henry encounters an elderly woman and offers to help her cross the street. Meanwhile, fueled by his fear of losing Emma and Mary Margaret forever, David’s mental state begins to worsen, and he hunts down the former March Hare and White Rabbit, hoping that the Land of Wonder’s odd relationship with time will have given them some experience that could help him in this quest. Torn between his duties to Evelyn as deputy mayor and his healing relationship with Mr. Gold, Nathaniel struggles to find his place in Storybrooke, and turns to Henry for guidance.
past : Emma and Mary Margaret set off with Lancelot toward Camelot, joined at the last minute by Mulan. On the way to Camelot, they pass the great Lake of Avalon and Lancelot tells them of its protector, the Lady of the Lake. Once a woman called Viviane who bestowed the sword Excalibur upon King Arthur, the Lady has since been replaced by Arthur’s sister Morgan le Fay, who apprenticed under Merlin, learned his magic, and trapped him in the tree. The group collects water from the Lake, hoping it will help them free Merlin, but they accidentally awaken the spirits guarding the Lake and must face their wrath. Back at Castle Misthaven, Aurora confesses to her husband that she’s been having strange dreams of thorns and fire, and Phillip becomes particularly alarmed when she awakens one morning with burns and scars on her arms and legs.
‘once upon a time’ stars : Salma Hayek as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Daniel Gillies as Peter Pan/Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Corey Stoll as Baelfire/Nathaniel Thorn, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Sonequa Martin-Green as Cynthia Fogg, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
recurring stars this season include : Olivia Cheng as Mulan, Bradley James as Phillip, Rebecca Ferguson as Aurora, Adetomiwa Edun as Lancelot du Lac, Eva Green as Morgan le Fay
guest stars include : Michael Pena as Thackery Earwicket/Slick, David Dastmalchian as Nivens McTwisp/Dryden
[ previously on once upon a time ]