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.

Episode Info

Next: 5x20 -- Firebird (May/01/2016)

Hades turns to the heroes to ask for help with getting Zelena back from Rumplestiltskin and Peter Pan. In return, he offers to take all their names off their tombstones. However, when Hook is still unable to leave, he and Emma must journey into the depths of the Underworld. Meanwhile, Cruella De Vil is determined to keep the heroes trapped in the Underworld. In flashbacks, Emma searches for answers about her family and makes an unexpected friendship.

Prev: 5x19 -- Sisters (Apr/24/2016)

Regina turns to Cora for help when Zelena insists that her love can reform Hades. In the past, the circumstances between Regina and Zelena meeting for the first time are revealed when Regina is injured by Cora's magic.

Available Episodes

Apr 24, 2016
Season 5 episode 19

Ruby Slippers
Apr 17, 2016
Season 5 episode 18

Her Handsome Hero
Apr 10, 2016
Season 5 episode 17

Our Decay
Apr 03, 2016
Season 5 episode 16

The Brothers Jones
Mar 27, 2016
Season 5 episode 15

Devil's Due
Mar 20, 2016
Season 5 episode 14

Labor of Love
Mar 13, 2016
Season 5 episode 13

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
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Zelena (season 5+)
Sean MaguireSean Maguire
As Robin Hood (season 5+)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin

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Reviews: 61
hollywood recycling done less poorlyRating: 16 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 11:53 am


Reviews: 5
Feels like a dream come to life!Rating: 4 likes, 14 dislikes

I love alternate takes on reality. The premise here is that our current reality is actually the fairy tale, where dreams never come true. The life we are meant to live is in a place where, if we work hard enough, we can make anything happen. However, there is a loop hole: Learning of the truth, believing it, and acting upon it. We are not doomed after all! Read more

Review posted on Sunday, December 25th 2011 at 4:45 am


Reviews: 11
Story as potential but,,,Rating: 3 likes, 19 dislikes

Only a bad director can make mediocre actors look so completely pitiful.
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Review posted on Sunday, November 6th 2011 at 9:31 pm

6 reviews available
5x19: Sisters recap: Hades drives Zelena outside of Underbrooke to a burning fire. He takes out some wine and then leads Zelena to a view of the town below. Hades says that she deserves the real thing, and says that once his heart is beating, he will take her there. Zelena wonders about his plans, and Hades says that he doesn't care about them as long as he can have her. When Zelena points out that Regina and the others will object, Hades says that they won't be there to stop them. The heroes will be trapped there and he made sure everyone's name is on a tombstone. Hades warns that it's Regina or them, drops to one knee, and asks if she will make chaos with him... read more.

5x18: Ruby Slippers recap: The group takes the unconscious Ruby to the Underbrooke. They have no idea why Ruby is there, but there's a scrap of gingham in her hands... read more.

5x17: Her Handsome Hero recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

5x16: Our Decay recap: The Land of Oz – Many Years Ago.. read more.

5x15: The Brothers Jones recap: Cruella drives Henry around the outskirts of Underbrooke and points out that he snuck away from his family to help her find the Quill and return to the living. She explains that they're looking for some kind of sign, and Henry spots something glowing in the forest. Cruella parks and they separate to search. The Apprentice approaches Henry and warns him not to give him away, and explains that his unfinished business is Henry. He's there to prevent Henry from making a terrible mistake, and warns that Henry can't resurrect Cruella. The Apprentice admits that he concealed the fact that the pen can bring back the dead from the Underworld, Henry insists that he's getting the pen so he can save his family and friends, and the Apprentice warns that as the Author, Henry can only use the power to record stories rather than create them. Henry insists that he wants to be a hero, and the Apprentice says that the pen is protected by a powerful spell. Sheriff James took the key from him, and Henry has to get it from him to enter the Sorcerer's mansion. When Henry wonders why the Apprentice is helping him, the old man says that he trusts Henry and he can only move on by helping him. With that, the Apprentice disappears... read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (45 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (44 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (38 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (35 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (34 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (33 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (31 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (29 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (27 eps)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (26 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 23, 2011
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