Season four of ABC’s fairytale drama ‘Once Upon A Time’ has been boasting the tagline ‘Once has been Frozen‘ as it already introduced several mainstays from the popular Disney animated film – Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) — and even Sven.
While executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz confirmed at a recent panel at New York Comic-Con that Olaf will not be making the trek to Storybrooke — though he may be indirectly referenced — we will be getting our fair share of additional characters from the film and it looks like our first peripheral character to make his ‘Once’ debut is Oaken, as evidenced in these recently released stills from an upcoming episode. Oaken will be portrayed by Darcey Johnson and will first appear in the episode titled ‘Family Business’ which will air this weekend, November 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
In ‘Family Business,’ the race is on to track down the elusive Snow Queen, who was once a foster mother to a young Emma – whose memories of this event have been erased – in order to discover what her ultimate end game is for Elsa and the residents of Storybrooke, and unaware that she does not possess the real blade that controls The Dark One, Belle attempts to use it to get her reluctant husband to show her where the Snow Queen is hiding. Meanwhile, back in the past, Belle travels to Arendelle and, with Anna’s help, seeks out Grand Pabbie to help her regain her lost memories in order to discover the fate of her mother.
‘Once Upon a Time’ stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Guest starring are Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Georgina Haig as Elsa, Elizabeth Lail as Anna, Elizabeth Mitchell as Snow Queen, Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff, John Rhys-Davies as Grand Pabbie, Christie Laing as Marian, Frances O’Connor as Colette, Eric Keenleyside as Maurice, Jason Burkart as Little John, Darcey Johnson as Oaken and Garfield Wilson as guard.
Photos by Jack Rowand, courtesy ABC Studios.