|Heart of Stone|
|Season 1, Episode 5|
|Airdate||November 14, 2013|
|Written by||Katie Wech|
|Directed by||Paul Edwards|
In the past, Scarlet and Anastasia go through the Looking Glass into Wonderland only to find it is not completely what they expected. Anastasia gains a royal status throughout Wonderland after accepting a deal with the Red King. In the present time, the Red Queen makes a deal with Alice to gain special magic dust that only someone pure of heart can claim, while the White Rabbit is forced to work for Jafar.
Katie Wech was the writer for the episode, while Paul Edwards was its director.
The episode was watched by 3.73 million American viewers, and received an 18-49 rating/share of 0.9/3, roughly the same as the previous episode. The show placed fifth in its timeslot and thirteenth for the night.
Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the episode a 5.9 out of 10, giving it a mixed review. She said "Tonight's installment of Wonderland had some fun moments but was mostly predictable. It wasn't horrible, but also not awesome. The story at least moved forward so Cyrus and Alice are closer to being together. Additionally, Sophie Lowe and Emma Rigby offered some good character moments. They weren't enough to carry the episode though."
Christine Orlando of TV Fanatic gave the episode a 4.3 out of 5, signaling positive reviews.
Lily Sparks of TV.com gave the episode a positive review, saying "All in all, this was a pleasant, simple episode that added a few layers of emotional complexity to one of the series’ most cartoonish characters. The Red Queen definitely needed some characteristics beyond "evil" and "sexy," and we got them. I do wish that this episode had been front-loaded to air earlier in the season—it would've been nice to see more of the Knave and the Red Queen's backstory in the pilot, and the classically styled Alice and the general creepiness would've been a lot more engaging than the marshmallow swamp and terrible animated caterpillar and all that foolishness we endured in the first two episodes."
Alice: How do I know this isn't a trick? That you intend for me to fall? Then I'll have to use one of my wishes to save my life.
The Red Queen: If I wanted you to fall off the cliff... I'd push you.
Alice: When two people love each other, there's nothing they can't accomplish together.
The Red Queen: If only that were true.
Alice: [reading an inscription] "The pure of heart shall make the leap."
The Red Queen: It appears to be some sort of test.
Alice: How do you know I'll pass?
The Red Queen: I don't. But between the two of us, I like your chances better than mine. I am many things, darling, but pure of heart is not one of them.
The Red Queen: [Alice has helped her retrieve some magic dust] Come on, then. Hand it over.
Alice: First, tell me where I can find Cyrus.
The Red Queen: Oh, Alice. Isn't being such a good person reward enough?
[the Queen waves her hand and Alice's pouch flies from her hand to the Queen's]
Alice: You lied.
The Red Queen: Indeed. Lest we forget... one of us is pure of heart.
Alice: I gave you your life.
The Red Queen: No! Nobody ever gave me anything. Everything I have, I had to take.
Alice: What about everything you've lost?
Jafar: I'm intrigued by you, Rabbit.
The White Rabbit: Not in a... a main course kind of way, I hope?
Jafar: Rest easy, you're far too valuable to cook.
The White Rabbit: Oh, what a relief.
Anastasia: I just thought things would be different here. When I first heard about Wonderland I figured that the wonder was short for "Wonder-ful", not "wonder-how-we're-going-to-make-it".
The Red Queen: There's darkness everywhere when the sun goes down.