Hey guys, I’ve just found these nice reviews about Liz’s performance. Enjoy! :D Yay, she slays on OUAT!
The Snow Queen wants a perfect family. It’s not a complex motivation, but it’s powerful and a little creepy. If she wipes everyone out with her fancy mirror, what does she expect Emma and Elsa to do? She’d end up forcing them to love her. Ingrid’s desperation for validation combined with the fact that she’s been watching Emma for a long time is unsettling. Elizabeth Mitchell completely sells the Snow Queen’s deranged state of being.
Though we learned, when she captured Anna, a little about her plan, there are still gaps in the Snow Queen’s history. That said, tonight’s episode made more progress than I would have expected in furthering her backstory. She’s just the kind of villain the series needed, and her understated brand of evil is enjoyable to watch.
While tonight’s Once happily made forward progress with the Snow Queen’s story (and it was fascinating), it didn’t resonate in other areas.
Elizabeth Mitchell continues to be a standout villain on a show that’s always done villains rights. Her Snow Queen is like the ice she wields, cold, steely, yet brittle. Every cut regarding family creates cracks in her cool veneer.
How great was that face off between Gold and the Snow Queen? This was the first time in quite a while where he’s facing a villain that isn’t his mentor or that he didn’t mentor. She’s an unknown and getting to watching Gold bounce off an unknown is a real treat.