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Once Upon a Time: True North

Emma tries to help two orphaned children by locating their father, well aware of what will happen to them if they're put into the foster care system. Meanwhile, in the fairy tale world, Hansel and Gretel are abandoned by their father and the Evil Queen offers her help... for a price.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Sunday January 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Jan 15, 2012
SE (Kanal 11) Mar 08, 2012
UK (Channel 5) May 27, 2012
AU (7TWO) Jul 10, 2012
DE (Super RTL) Oct 23, 2012
SK (TV JOJ) Nov 23, 2012


Guest Stars
Lee ArenbergLee Arenberg
As Grumpy / Leroy
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As Stranger
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Blind Witch
Karley Scott CollinsKarley Scott Collins
As Ava / Gretel
Nicholas LeaNicholas Lea
As Michael Tillman / Woodcutter
Quinn LordQuinn Lord
As Nicholas / Hansel

Co-Guest Stars
David BloomDavid Bloom
As Mr. “K” Krzyszkowski
Michael ColemanMichael Coleman
As Happy
Faustino Di BaudaFaustino Di Bauda
As Sleepy
David Paul GroveDavid Paul Grove
As Doc
Jeffrey KaiserJeffrey Kaiser
As Dopey
Gabe KhouthGabe Khouth
As Mr. Clark / Sneezy
Miguelito MacarioMiguelito Macario
As Bashful
Osmond L. BrambleOsmond L. Bramble
As Queen's Guard
Main Cast
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
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin



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Episode Quotes
Emma: What’s your price?
Gold: Forgiveness.
Emma: How about tolerance?
Gold: Well, that’s a start.

Mary Margaret: The truth can be painful, Emma, but it can also be cathartic.
Emma: I agree on the painful part.

Evil Queen: Tell me why? Hmm. Why did your children refuse me?
Woodcutter: Because we're a family. And family always finds one another.

Episode Goofs
It's not clear how Storybrooke interacts with the real world. However, the comics Henry are reading date to 2009 (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #3) and 1981 (Kazar the Savage #1), respectively. No drugstore would carry such outdated comics, much less two separate by such wide dates.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman  |  Liz Tigelaar
ProducerKathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Samantha Thomas
Co-ProducerAndrew Chambliss  |  Brian Wankum  |  Ian Goldberg
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorGeofrey Hildrew
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorNico Sachse
Second Assistant DirectorDan Miller (1)
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripTony Hyland
Camera OperatorRobin Forst  |  Craig Powell (2)
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerPeter Pantages
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorHarry Griffin-Beale
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorPaul Mendoza (2)
Supervising Sound EditorJoe Schultz  |  Thomas Degorter
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorKendelle Elliott
Post Production CoordinatorMark Sawa
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Executive Story EditorDaniel T. Thomsen
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff  |  Dale Fay
Production AccountantMelissa Ruffle
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Department Head Make-upSarah Graham
Assistant Costume DesignerMonique McRae
Production StaffReg Cole  |  Raj Sangha  |  Robin Smith (5)  |  Allison Short  |  Clint Paglaro
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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