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"Once Upon a Time" New York City Serenade (TV Episode 2014) Poster

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"Zelena" derives from the Bulgarian word for green - zelen. It is also Ukrainian feminine adjective for green
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At the beginning of the episode, when Aurora is setting the table for her and Phillip, the plates form, what is known in the Disney Universe, as a hidden Mickey.
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The episode's title, "New York City Serenade" is the final track of Bruce Springsteen's 1973 album "The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle". This starts a trend of having a Springsteen song as an episode title for the mid-season premiere (S4 E12 "Darkness on the Edge of Town, S5 E13, "Souls of the Departed").
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The fruit bowl on the island in Emma and Henry's apartment is swan shaped.
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The object/animal/person in this episode is the New York City night time skyline.
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When Emma confronts Walsh on the roof of her building the Empire State Building can be seen in the background topped in green foreshadowing Zelena's involvement.
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Throughout the filming of the third season, Ginnifer Goodwin was pregnant with her and her husband, Josh Dallas' first child. In the latter episodes of the first half of season three, as well as the first episode of the second half, she is wearing long, loose jackets or a cloak to hide her stomach. The writers of the series ended up writing her pregnancy into the series.
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