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: 6x01 -- Season 6, Episode 1 (Sep/25/2016)

Prev: 5x23 -- An Untold Story (May/15/2016)

Henry manages to stop Gold from using magic against his mothers... but discovers that he has to bring magic back to rescue the other half of his family. Meanwhile, the Groundsman and the Warden split on what to do next, and the results threaten everyone.

Available Episodes

An Untold Story
May 15, 2016
Season 5 episode 23

Only You
May 15, 2016
Season 5 episode 22

Last Rites
May 08, 2016
Season 5 episode 21

May 01, 2016
Season 5 episode 20

Apr 24, 2016
Season 5 episode 19

Ruby Slippers
Apr 17, 2016
Season 5 episode 18

Her Handsome Hero
Apr 10, 2016
Season 5 episode 17

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
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+)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Michael SochaMichael Socha
As Will Scarlet (Season 4+)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy (Season 3+)

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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


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


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

6 reviews available
5x22: Only You recap: At the diner, Regina sits alone mourning Robin's death. Nearby, everyone offers a toast to the fallen hero. Mary Margaret and David finally join Regina and tell her that she doesn't have to go through it alone. Zelena says that her sister won't have to come through it alone, and David says that what she went through with Hades can't be easy. As the Charmings leave, Henry sits at the counter and watches. Violet comes offer and takes Henry's hand, and says that she was afraid she'd never see him again after he went to the Underworld... read more.

recap: Storybrooke – Present Day.. read more.

5x19: Sisters recap: Hades drives Zelena outside of Underbrooke to a burning fire. He takes out some wine and then leads Zelena to a view of the town below. Hades says that she deserves the real thing, and says that once his heart is beating, he will take her there. Zelena wonders about his plans, and Hades says that he doesn't care about them as long as he can have her. When Zelena points out that Regina and the others will object, Hades says that they won't be there to stop them. The heroes will be trapped there and he made sure everyone's name is on a tombstone. Hades warns that it's Regina or them, drops to one knee, and asks if she will make chaos with him... read more.

5x18: Ruby Slippers recap: The group takes the unconscious Ruby to the Underbrooke. They have no idea why Ruby is there, but there's a scrap of gingham in her hands... read more.

5x16: Our Decay recap: The Land of Oz – Many Years Ago.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (43 eps)
Beverley Elliott as Granny (42 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (35 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (33 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (33 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (28 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (28 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (25 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (24 eps)
Meghan Ory as Ruby / Red Riding Hood (22 eps)

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