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Once Upon a Time: The Outsider

Gold finds someone to use as an experiment to see if he can cross the borders of Storybrooke without losing his memory. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret and David have a difference of opinion, and Belle confronts Hook. In the fairytale world, Belle sets out on a quest with Mulan to defeat a terrible beast.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x11
Airdate: Sunday January 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Jan 13, 2013
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Mar 24, 2013
AU (7TWO) Jun 06, 2013
SE (Kanal 11) Jun 13, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Jun 16, 2013

Guest Stars
Tony AmendolaTony Amendola
As Geppetto / Marco
Lee ArenbergLee Arenberg
As Dreamy / Leroy
Jamie ChungJamie Chung
As Mulan
Chris GauthierChris Gauthier
As Smee
Julian MorrisJulian Morris
As Phillip
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook
Raphael SbargeRaphael Sbarge
As Dr. Archie Hopper / Jiminy Cricket
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
As Mother Superior / Blue Fairy

Co-Guest Stars
Michael ColemanMichael Coleman
As Happy
Faustino Di BaudaFaustino Di Bauda
As Sleepy
David Paul GroveDavid Paul Grove
As Doc
Paul LazenbyPaul Lazenby
As Claude
Miguelito MacarioMiguelito Macario
As Bashful (as Mig Macario)
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
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Meghan OryMeghan Ory
As Ruby / Red Riding Hood


Night in Storybrooke, and Gold drives Smee out to the edge of town. He shoves the man to the border, and Smee insists that he doesn't want to lose his memories by crossing over. Gold takes his red stocking hat and asks why it's important to Smee, and he says that his grandmother made it for him when he was a boy. The pawnbroker sprinkles it with fluid from a vial and puts it on Smee, and then shoves him over the border. Smee glows with mystic energy and Gold asks him who he is, and if he knows who Gold is. Hook's former lieutenant remembers and realizes that Gold's experiment is a success. Gold tells him to go and Smee runs back into town...

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Episode Quotes
Emma: After 28 years, isn't this what we've all been waiting for, to be together under the same roof?
Mary Margaret: Yes. I just... imagined a bigger roof. With turrets.

Captain Hook: Tell me something, darling. Why would you want to fight for a man like that?
Belle: Because I still see good in him. Because I believe he's changed. Because his heart is true. And yours? Yours is rotten.
Captain Hook: You have no idea.

Belle: How the hell did you...?
Captain Hook: Oh, I know this ship like the back of my... well, you know.

Cultural References
Emma: You plotting your escape from Shawshank, kid?

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 movie based on a Stephen King novella, set in a men's prison.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Ian Goldberg  |  Robert Hull  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Brian Wankum  |  Christine Boylan  |  Kalinda Vazquez  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda
Co-ProducerDaniel T. Thomsen
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorGeofrey Hildrew  |  Paul Mendoza (2)
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorRobert Duncan (5)
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripFraser Boyle
Camera OperatorCraig Powell (2)  |  Robin Forst
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerPeter Pantages
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorBari Winter
Supervising Sound EditorThomas Degorter  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Post Production CoordinatorMark Sawa
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff  |  Dale Fay
Production AccountantWendy O'Neill
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Department Head Make-upSarah Graham
Assistant Costume DesignerMonique McRae
Production StaffPhillip Broste  |  Sallyanne Massimini  |  Blake Anderson (1)  |  Laura Jones (3)  |  Kevin Struckman  |  Nathan Matsuda
Canadian CastingCorinne Clark
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