Sunday night’s episode of “Once Upon a Time” is serving up a heaping plate of Mrs. Patmore –or, as she’s known to non-”Downton Abbey” fans, Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays the beloved Grantham family cook on the hit PBS series.
Nicol, who looks a wee bit different sans apron and bonnet, guest stars as Johanna, the servant of Snow White’s mother, Queen Eva. In the preview below, Johanna and Snow White reunite, sharing an emotional moment over a crown which presumably once belonged to Queen Eva.
Here’s ABC’s description of the episode:
“The Queen is Dead” – Upon discovering Cora and Regina’s plan to find and take possession of Rumplestiltskin’s dagger, Mary Margaret, with the aid of David and Mother Superior, makes it her mission to find it first; and while Mr. Gold continues his quest in New York to reunite with son Bae, Hook devises a plan to rid himself of a crocodile. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, the Blue Fairy offers Snow White an unconventional enchantment that could help save her dying mother, Queen Eva.
“Once Upon a Time” airs on Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.