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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.
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8/10 (81 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 4x01 -- A Tale of Two Sisters (Sep/28/2014)

A scared and confused Elsa finds herself in Storybrooke and, fearful of the intentions of its residents, creates a powerful snow monster for protection. With Robin Hood's wife, Marian, back in the picture, Regina wonders if her "happily ever after" with the former thief has been completely quashed; while on their honeymoon, Mr. Gold finds an intriguing object that makes him question whether or not he should officially give Belle control over the dagger that makes him The Dark One, and Hook is dismayed to discover that Emma seems to be avoiding him while she tries to help comfort Regina after being the one responsible for bringing Marian back from the past and into Storybrooke. Meanwhile, in Arendelle of the past, as Elsa's sister Anna's wedding to Kristoff nears, Anna discovers that their parents - who died on-ship during a violent storm - were heading to a mysterious destination in a quest that may have held the secret to containing Elsa's out of control Ice powers. And against Elsa's wishes, Anna wants to finish their journey to find out what they were looking for.

Prev: 3x22 -- There's No Place Like Home (May/11/2014)

To restore history as they know it, Hook and Emma must convince Snow to steal Prince Charming's engagement ring. However, when the Evil Queen captures Snow, Emma is forced to watch as her mother-yet-to-be is burned at the stake.

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (5 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

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Season 3 episode 22

Snow Drifts
May 11, 2014
Season 3 episode 21

May 04, 2014
Season 3 episode 20

A Curious Thing
Apr 27, 2014
Season 3 episode 19

Bleeding Through
Apr 20, 2014
Season 3 episode 18

The Jolly Roger
Apr 13, 2014
Season 3 episode 17

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Season 3 episode 16

Ginnifer Goodwin
As Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer Morrison
As Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla
As Mayor Regina Mills / Evil Queen Regina
Josh Dallas
As David Nolan / Prince Charming
Emilie de Ravin
As Belle (Season 2+)
Colin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook (episodes 36+)
Jared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Michael Socha
As Knave of Hearts (Season 4+)
Robert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Michael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy (Season 3+)

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Reviews: 5
triteRating: 12 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: 11 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: 10 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

10 reviews available
3x22: There's No Place Like Home recap: Portland, 2001.. read more.

3x21: Snow Drifts recap: Eighteen Years Ago.. read more.

3x20: Kansas recap: David and the others take Mary Margaret to the hospital and get her inside as she goes into labor... read more.

3x19: A Curious Thing recap: The Enchanted Forest – A Year Ago.. read more.

3x18: Bleeding Through recap: Regina is at her house preparing for the day when the doorbell rings. She goes to answer it but no one is there. However, there is a basket of green apples on the step. Zelena is already in the dining room and says that it's a gift. Regina wonders why her half-sister is there and Zelena claims that she's there to check on her. She talks about how she strives for things while Regina used a curse to run away from happiness… and how Cora was disappointed in her. Regina points out that Cora gave Zelena away, and Zelena tells her that she has no idea what really happened. Zelena explains that she's there to keep Regina distracted while the Dark One takes Regina's heart. Regina throws a knife at Zelena, who teleports away... read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (32 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (31 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (27 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (26 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (24 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (24 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (23 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (23 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (21 eps)
Meghan Ory as Ruby / Red Riding Hood (21 eps)

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Warning: Once Upon a Time guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 23, 2011
Episode Order: 22
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