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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.
  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (78 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 3x18 -- Bleeding Through (Apr/20/2014)

After Zelena steals Regina's heart, Regina casts a spell so that she can speak across the realms to her dead mother, Cora, to discover the truth about why she abandoned Zelena, and Belle stumbles across what Zelena's ultimate end game is. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was, young Cora is duped by a man claiming to be a prince and finds herself alone and pregnant. But a chance meeting with a real prince could lead Cora to the royal life she's always craved, but she must keep her pregnancy a secret or risk losing everything.

Prev: 3x17 -- The Jolly Roger (Apr/13/2014)

In the present, Ariel returns to Storybrooke and Hook agrees to help her find her lost love, Prince Eric. Meanwhile, Regina teaches Emma in how to develop her magic so that together they can take on Zelena. Nine months earlier in the Enchanted Forest, Hook agrees to help Ariel find Eric, a quest that reunites him to his old ship, the Jolly Roger... now under the command of the dread pirate Black Beard.

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (3 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

The Jolly Roger
Apr 13, 2014
Season 3 episode 17

It’s Not Easy Bein..
Apr 06, 2014
Season 3 episode 16

Quiet Minds
Mar 30, 2014
Season 3 episode 15

The Tower
Mar 23, 2014
Season 3 episode 14

Witch Hunt
Mar 16, 2014
Season 3 episode 13

New York City Serena..
Mar 09, 2014
Season 3 episode 12

Going Home
Dec 15, 2013
Season 3 episode 11

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
Joshua DallasJoshua 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+)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy (Season 3+)
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Meghan OryMeghan Ory
As Ruby / Red Riding Hood (Season 2)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin

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Reviews: 5
triteRating: 8 likes, 1 dislikes

poorly written

very little plot advancement with frequent commercial interruption

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Review posted on Tuesday, September 17th 2013 at 9:05 pm


Reviews: 67
hollywood recycling done less poorlyRating: 8 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 3:53 am


Reviews: 8
once upon a painted writers into a cornerRating: 7 likes, 0 dislikes

and then use a magical pen to reset the world back to gullible viewer land!
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Review posted on Saturday, September 21st 2013 at 6:30 pm

8 reviews available
3x17: The Jolly Roger recap: The Enchanted Forest – Nine Months Ago.. read more.

3x16: It’s Not Easy Being Green recap: A cyclone forms in the forest and a woodcutter and his wife leave the road to investigate the sound of a baby crying. The wife insists on taking it with them, as a tree falls nearby when the baby gestures. The woodcutter believes that the baby did it, but his wife dismisses it as the wind and says that they'll name it Zelena, and take her with them to the Emerald City of Oz... read more.

3x15: Quiet Minds recap: Emma knocks at the door of the diner and Granny finally lets her in. The others are there and Emma explains that she didn't find any clues at the farmhouse. When they wonder how Gold could be back from the dead, Hook volunteers the information that when they returned to the Enchanted Forest a year ago, Neal talked about getting his father back. He wanted to find a way back to Storybrooke and thought that finding his father was the key. Emma points out that they haven't seen Neal since the new curse began and everyone returned to Storybrooke. Regina is more interested in knowing what the Wicked Witch was using Gold for at the farmhouse. She decides to head back to the farmhouse to look for any magical clues and Emma wishes her luck... read more.

3x14: The Tower recap: A year ago, Charming runs into a curiously empty palace and hears crying from the baby's chambers. When he goes in, Charming finds an adult Emma is standing there, wearing a beautiful dress. She says that she's still living there when she should have proper quarters, and says that she came there to practice dancing for her first ball. Emma takes Charming's hands and asks him to teach her, and he leads her. As they dance, Charming admits that it was everything he hoped for and she says that it's a shame she never got it. She tells him that she isn't really there and never really was because he failed her... read more.

3x13: Witch Hunt recap: The Enchanted Forest – One Year Ago.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (29 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (26 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (25 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (23 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (23 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (23 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (22 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (21 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (20 eps)
Meghan Ory as Ruby / Red Riding Hood (19 eps)

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