The season four premiere of Once Upon a Time sounds like it will have plenty of excitement to hook viewers back into the fairy tale series. Besides Introduction 2.0 for Elsa – we met the character in the season three finale but didn’t see Georgina Haig in the role – TV Guide reports the premiere will feature Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), another potential villain, and the return of a familiar face. Whew.
While I’m still hoping Sheriff Graham will be resurrected somehow, I’m also happy to learn that Giancarlo Esposito will finally reprise his role as the Magic Mirror a/k/a Sidney Glass. The last time we heard anything from the reporter was early on in season three, but we haven’t seen his face since the first season. He was closely allied with Regina and willing to do sneaky and unethical things to stay on her good side; I’m looking forward to seeing if his temperament will change since Regina is less evil these days.
Maybe Glass will work with Regina to stand against Elsa and another potential threat. Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) is joining the cast in a “possibly malevolent” role that ties to Frozen‘s Anna and Elsa, and her character has connections to Arendelle and Storybrooke. We didn’t get to know many other people in Arendelle in the animated film, but what if this woman is the relation of the Duke of Weselton or a member of Prince Hans’ family? Regardless of who she is, perhaps her actions towards Elsa trigger the Queen’s icy powers in Storybrooke?
Once Upon a Time has a knack for connecting everyone’s history, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitchell’s character is both Kristoff’s mother and Tinker Bell’s cousin or something similar. Who do you think Mitchell will be playing? Share your theories in the comments.