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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.

Episode Info

Next: 5x12 -- Souls of the Departed (Mar/06/2016)




Prev: 5x11 -- Swan Song (Dec/06/2015)


The Dark Ones bind themselves to the living so that they can remain in the real world... and the townspeople will be taken to the Underworld in their place. Emma tries desperately to find a way to stop the Dark Ones' plan, but the others accept the inevitably and spend their last moments together. In the past, Regina tests Hook by leading him to his father and offering him transportation to the real world once Hook proves that he has no weaknesses for Cora to exploit.


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
Emilie de RavinEmilie de Ravin
As Belle (Season 2+)
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook (episodes 36+)
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Zelena (season 5+)
Sean MaguireSean Maguire
As Robin Hood (season 5+)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin

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Reviews

baconTV

Reviews: 61
hollywood recycling done less poorlyRating: 16 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 11:53 am

mmmelaney

Reviews: 5
Feels like a dream come to life!Rating: 4 likes, 14 dislikes

I love alternate takes on reality. The premise here is that our current reality is actually the fairy tale, where dreams never come true. The life we are meant to live is in a place where, if we work hard enough, we can make anything happen. However, there is a loop hole: Learning of the truth, believing it, and acting upon it. We are not doomed after all! Read more

Review posted on Sunday, December 25th 2011 at 4:45 am

seeker9

Reviews: 11
Story as potential but,,,Rating: 3 likes, 19 dislikes

Only a bad director can make mediocre actors look so completely pitiful.
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Review posted on Sunday, November 6th 2011 at 9:31 pm

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Recaps
5x11: Swan Song recap: The Past.. read more.

5x10: Broken Heart recap: Zelena contemplates a frozen Emma and tells Hook to get on with it. Hook reminds Emma that she took his memories and now he's going to return the favor. He uses the dreamcatcher on her and Zelena applies the anti-magic cuff to Emma's arm. Hook tells Zelena that he won't interfere in her business if she doesn't interfere in his, and says that it feels like he's been reborn... read more.

5x9: The Bear King recap: Three Weeks Ago – Camelot.. read more.

5x8: Birth recap: Now.. read more.

5x7: Nimue recap: Now.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (44 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (42 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (37 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (34 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (33 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (32 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (30 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (28 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (26 eps)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (26 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 23, 2011
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