Top 7 Moments From Once Upon A Time's "The Miller's Daughter"



Cora’s Backstory Part One

In the Enchanted Forest, a young Cora (Rose McGowan) was forced to handle the affairs of her household due to her father’s always drunken state. One day as she passed the then Princess Eva (Eva Allan), the royal deliberately tripped her. Cora attempted to stand her ground against Eva, but the princess was bitter and unremorseful. Due to Cora’s lowly status as a miller’s daughter, she was forced by King Xavier (Joaquim de Almeida) to kneel and apologize to Princess Eva.
 
With revenge on her mind, Cora dressed in the best ball gown she could find, and crashed the Prince Henry’s (Zak Santiago) masquerade soiree. The naïve prince didn’t recognize Cora’s true identity, and danced with her. However, the king knew exactly who Cora was, and exposed her to the party’s guests. He knew she had nothing to offer the prince, but Cora told him otherwise. Cora swore she could spin straw into gold. The king did not believe her, so he made her a deal. Cora was to stay in the castle all night and spin straw into gold, in exchange for the prince’s hand in marriage. If Cora failed, the king would kill her. Cora accepted the challenge.
 
In the tower, a distraught Cora tried to formulate a plan to turn straw into gold. She knew couldn’t do it, and contemplated jumping from the castle window, presumably to her death. Enter Rumpelstiltskin. He offered her a way out of her troubles. He would spin all the straw into gold for her, if she agreed to give him her first-born child. Cora signed Rumpel’s contract on the dotted line, but wanted him to teach her the magic as well. Rumpel obliged, and the lessons sparked a twisted, yet deep love affair between them.


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30 May 2009
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I love the twists and turns in this show.

Snow cursing Cora's heart and getting Regina to put it back into Cora saved Rumple. That is going to restart her feud with Snow all over again. Enter Rumple's new apprentice (Emma) who (I'm guessing) will be needing his help learning dark magic to save Snow.

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19 April 2009
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Loved this episode best of the season so far I thought what Snow did was justified because Cora killed her mother and Regina killed her father and I happy that it's going back to Regina and Snow because I love their scenes together better then the scenes with Regina and Emma and I hope Snow tells Regina if you want me come and get me I know some people didn't like what Snow did tricking Regina into killing her mother but at least Snow try stop it and shown regret and remorse and to me Regina and Cora killed a lot of people and I have never seen either one of them to ever shown regret or remorse for what they did.

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20 May 2012
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I get we are supposed to view Snow's actions as crossing over to the dark side and doing something supremely evil but I just don't see it.
We have seen Neil, Emma & Charming all with their swords out (not a euphemism) preparing to fight her, are you telling me none of them intended to use those swords to kill her if they were given a chance?
I get Snow White is supposed to be good and pure but really all she did was kill a bad guy who would has been causing her pain since childhood, that pretty much anyone else was willing to kill if they got the chance.

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2 April 2009
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The point is Snow did not get her hands dirty she went the extra mile and had Regina do it that just was wrong.