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Once Upon a Time: The Stranger

August offers to show Emma how she can regain Henry by telling her the truth about her life. Meanwhile, Regina attempts to seduce David and Mary Margaret returns into teaching. In the fairytale world, Gepetto is told that he can save Snow and Charming's child, but insists on saving his son Pinocchio as payment for his work.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Sunday April 29th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 29, 2012
AU (7TWO) Aug 07, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Aug 12, 2012
SE (Kanal 11) Oct 11, 2012
SK (TV JOJ) Dec 28, 2012
DE (Super RTL) Jan 23, 2013

Guest Stars
Tony AmendolaTony Amendola
As Geppetto / Marco
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
As Blue Fairy
Jakob DaviesJakob Davies
As Pinocchio

Co-Guest Stars
Rick DobranRick Dobran
As Raskind
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
Josh DallasJosh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As August Wayne Booth / Pinocchio
Raphael SbargeRaphael Sbarge
As Dr. Archie Hopper / Jiminy Cricket


August goes to Mary Margaret’s apartment and puts a new lock on the door so that Regina can’t use her skeleton keys to get inside. As Mary Margaret prepares to leave for school, she worries that Emma is the one in danger since she’s vowed to get Henry back from Regina. Emma tells them that she’s hired Gold to help her, but is interrupted when Henry calls to tell her that they have an Operation Cobra emergency. As Emma goes to meet him at the diner, August goes with her and tells her that she needs to learn to look at the big picture to get Henry back and fight Regina. He asks her to take the day off and come with her, but Emma tells him that her son is more important and heads for the diner...

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Episode Quotes
Emma: Hey, what’s the emergency?
Henry: Shh! This is sensitive.
Emma: If it’s sensitive, why are we at Granny’s out in the open?
Henry: I’m hungry.

Regina: Thanks for being my knight in shining armor.
David: Well, it’s more like flannel, but you’re welcome.

Regina: How did you like it?
David: Best lasagna I ever had. You really know how to work some magic.

Emma: You’re asking me to believe that you are a fairy tale character?
August: Pinocchio.
Emma: Right. Of course, Pinocchio. Explains all the lying.

Emma: Now you’re telling me I have to save everyone? That is beyond ridiculous. I didn’t want any of this.
August: Well, that’s too bad, Emma, because that doesn’t change the truth. You’re our only hope.
Emma: Then you’re all screwed.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman
ProducerKathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Samantha Thomas
Co-ProducerIan Goldberg  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Brian Wankum
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorJoe Talbot Hall  |  Mark J. Goldman
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorRobert Duncan (5)
Second Assistant DirectorJennifer Carpenter (2)
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripTony Hyland
Camera OperatorCraig Powell (2)  |  Robin Forst
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerPhilip Pacaud
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorHarry Griffin-Beale
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Supervising Sound EditorThomas Degorter  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorGreg Venturi
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 StaffShanna Buchanan  |  Maria Jefferson  |  Shelby Tony  |  David Taylor (7)  |  Natalie Fokes  |  Sylvia Jang
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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