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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 (82 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 4x05 -- Breaking Glass (Oct/26/2014)

Regina reluctantly teams up with Emma to search for the Snow Queen after Sidney, who is once again Regina's prisoner in the mirror, discovers her whereabouts and agrees to lead her to the location. With Belle babysitting baby Neal, a nervous Mary Margaret and David prepare for their first date night away from their child and find themselves on a mission to track down Will Scarlet, who has escaped from the town jail, and Elsa sees Anna in the Storybrooke woods. Meanwhile, back in the past, young Emma finds herself a kindred spirit when she befriends a girl who, like her, is a runaway orphan.

Prev: 4x04 -- The Apprentice (Oct/19/2014)

To prepare for his first real date with Emma, Hook blackmails Gold into restoring his left hand. However, the pawnbroker warns that all magic comes with a price. Meanwhile, Will tries to steal a book from the library. In the Enchanted Forest of the past, Anna has no choice but to agree to do a favor for Rumplestiltskin return for knowledge of why her parents traveled to see the Dark One.

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (4 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

The Apprentice
Oct 19, 2014
Season 4 episode 4

Rocky Road
Oct 12, 2014
Season 4 episode 3

White Out
Oct 05, 2014
Season 4 episode 2

A Tale of Two Sister..
Sep 28, 2014
Season 4 episode 1

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

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Reviews: 5
triteRating: 13 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: 12 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: 11 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
4x4: The Apprentice recap: A long time ago..... read more.

4x3: Rocky Road recap: Robin takes Marian and Roland through Storybrooke and assures his wife that she'll get used to the town occasionally. Roland asks to get some ice cream and Marian gives in when her son mentions that Regina let her. The owner, Snow Queen, offers Marian a cone on the house and secretly enchants it before handing it over... read more.

4x2: White Out recap: Elsa emerges from Gold's pawnshop and looks around, and decides that no one will leave the town until she finds Anna... read more.

4x1: A Tale of Two Sisters recap: A Long Time Ago..... read more.

3x22: There's No Place Like Home recap: Portland, 2001.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (34 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (33 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (27 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (26 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (24 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (24 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (24 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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