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Once Upon a Time: Selfless, Brave and True

Mary Margaret goes off on her own to come to grips with her role in Cora's death, and meets August... who has transformed back into wood. Meanwhile, Neal introduces Tamara to Henry and Emma, and then decides to tell her the truth about his life. Meanwhile, two years earlier, August is in Hong Kong trying to find a cure for his condition and has an unexpected encounter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x18
Airdate: Sunday March 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 24, 2013
SE (Kanal 11) Aug 01, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Aug 04, 2013


Guest Stars
Tony AmendolaTony Amendola
As Geppetto / Marco
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As August Booth / Pinocchio
Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
As Greg Mendell
Tzi MaTzi Ma
As The Dragon
Sonequa Martin-GreenSonequa Martin-Green
As Tamara (as Sonequa Martin-Green)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
As Mother Superior / Blue Fairy

Co-Guest Stars
Jakob DaviesJakob Davies
As Pinocchio
Peter KawasakiPeter Kawasaki
As Orderly
Rick TaeRick Tae
As Doctor
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


Hong Kong, 2011..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
GabrielaGot ItRegina talks to Greg Mendell in Granny's diner
Joan JettBad ReputationMary Margaret in the woods

Episode Quotes
(to Mary Margaret)
Regina: If I were you, I'd try the fish special. It's right up your alley. Blackened sole.

Tamara: To second chances.
August: Who knew they'd be so expensive?

Greg Mendell: I--I recognized you. Because you look exactly the same, Regina. It's as if no time has passed for you.
Regina: Monthly juice cleanse. Does wonders for the skin.

Tamara: You should have left. I counted on you to want to save yourself.
August: Maybe that's what I'm trying to do. I've lived a life of selfishness And only I can cure that, not magic, not science. Just me. I care about the people in this town. And if you wanted The Dragon's little bit of magic, well, you have hit the mother lode here, and you are not going to harm anyone to get it.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Kalinda Vazquez  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Ian Goldberg  |  Christine Boylan  |  Robert Hull  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda  |  Brian Wankum
Co-ProducerDaniel T. Thomsen
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerMichael Joy
EditorRichard Glazerman  |  Scot J. Kelly
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
Second Assistant DirectorSean Osmack
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripFraser Boyle
Camera OperatorCraig Powell (2)  |  Robin Forst
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerScott Walden
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
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 MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
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 StaffMelissa Woods  |  Crystine Booth  |  Karen McVey  |  Lavone Napier  |  Sula Salampassis  |  Lauren Walker
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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