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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

There is a town in Maine. Where every story book character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds. Victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break her spell.

Once Upon a Time revolves around Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a 28-year-old bail bonds collector that has been supporting herself from when she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry (Jared Gilmore), who she abandoned years ago and gave him up, finds her and tells that he needs her help. He tells that she is really from a different world where she is really Snow White's (Ginnifer Goodwin) missing daughter. He shows that in the fairytale books, Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Snow White sent her away to protect her. The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) cast a spell that trapped the fairytale world. Emma doesn't believe them and take Henry back to Storybrooke.

Once in the little town, she is strangely drawn to him and the town of Storybrooke. She is concerned and starts to see that Storybrooke is not what it seems. The longer she stays in the town, the more she suspects that the members of the town are not who they say they are. Even though the townspeople don't remember that they too were part of the fairytale, including Henry's foster mother who was once the Evil Queen, they slowly start to realize who they once were. The battle commences and if Emma wants to win, she is going to have to embrace who she once was and can be again. From the Creators of Lost, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have outdone themselves with a fairytale type story that comes in real life.
  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (82 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 4x06 -- Family Business (Nov/02/2014)

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.

Prev: 4x05 -- Breaking Glass (Oct/26/2014)

Emma tries to convince a reluctant Regina to help her find the Snow Queen, only to discover that Regina is lying to her about Sidney's whereabouts. Meanwhile, David convinces Mary Margaret to go on a date, but the date turns into a hunt when Will escapes his jail cell. In the past, Emma befriends another young orphan who isn't all that she seems.

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

Breaking Glass
Oct 26, 2014
Season 4 episode 5

The Apprentice
Oct 19, 2014
Season 4 episode 4

Rocky Road
Oct 12, 2014
Season 4 episode 3

White Out
Oct 05, 2014
Season 4 episode 2

A Tale of Two Sister..
Sep 28, 2014
Season 4 episode 1

Ginnifer GoodwinGinnifer Goodwin
As Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Emma Swan
Lana ParrillaLana Parrilla
As Mayor Regina Mills / Evil Queen Regina
Josh DallasJosh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Emilie de RavinEmilie de Ravin
As Belle (Season 2+)
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook (episodes 36+)
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Michael SochaMichael Socha
As Will Scarlet (Season 4+)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy (Season 3+)

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Reviews: 5
triteRating: 13 likes, 1 dislikes

poorly written

very little plot advancement with frequent commercial interruption

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Review posted on Tuesday, September 17th 2013 at 9:05 pm


Reviews: 67
hollywood recycling done less poorlyRating: 12 likes, 2 dislikes

A new idea? no. A new story? No.

ooh buzzword: mashup? yes.

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Review posted on Sunday, March 3rd 2013 at 3:53 am


Reviews: 8
once upon a painted writers into a cornerRating: 11 likes, 0 dislikes

and then use a magical pen to reset the world back to gullible viewer land!
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Review posted on Saturday, September 21st 2013 at 6:30 pm

10 reviews available
4x5: Breaking Glass recap: In her hidden fortress, the Snow Queen crafts a block of ice and a figure inside... read more.

4x4: The Apprentice recap: A long time ago..... read more.

4x3: Rocky Road recap: Robin takes Marian and Roland through Storybrooke and assures his wife that she'll get used to the town occasionally. Roland asks to get some ice cream and Marian gives in when her son mentions that Regina let her. The owner, Snow Queen, offers Marian a cone on the house and secretly enchants it before handing it over... read more.

4x2: White Out recap: Elsa emerges from Gold's pawnshop and looks around, and decides that no one will leave the town until she finds Anna... read more.

4x1: A Tale of Two Sisters recap: A Long Time Ago..... read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (34 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (33 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (27 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (26 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (24 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (24 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (24 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (23 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (21 eps)
Meghan Ory as Ruby / Red Riding Hood (21 eps)

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