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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: 4x19 -- Sympathy for the De Vil (Apr/19/2015)

In fictional 1920s England, viewers meet a young Cruella, whose oppressive mother uses her Dalmatians to terrorize her daughter. Cruella is confined to her mother's attic until a mysterious stranger arrives and empowers her to challenge her captor. In Storybrooke, Regina gains leverage to keep Gold from interfering with her plan to rescue Robin, but her trip to New York takes the backseat when she and Emma learn that Cruella has kidnapped Henry.

Prev: 4x18 -- Heart of Gold (Apr/12/2015)

Gold offers the Author refuge to avoid Emma and the others. Meanwhile, in the past, Robin is forced to undetake a job for Rumplestiltskin to save his tavern... a job that takes him to Oz.

Available Episodes

Heart of Gold
Apr 12, 2015
Season 4 episode 18

Best Laid Plans
Mar 29, 2015
Season 4 episode 17

Poor Unfortunate Sou..
Mar 22, 2015
Season 4 episode 16

Enter the Dragon
Mar 15, 2015
Season 4 episode 15

Mar 08, 2015
Season 4 episode 14

Darkness on the Edge..
Mar 01, 2015
Season 4 episode 13

Heroes and Villains
Dec 14, 2014
Season 4 episode 12

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: 16 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: 66
hollywood recycling done less poorlyRating: 15 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: 14 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

11 reviews available
4x18: Heart of Gold recap: Emma runs into the woods, still searching for the Author. David and Mary Margaret catch up to their daughter and Emma admits that they lost him. Mary Margaret explains that the Author was the one who put them on the path to Maleficent losing her child. Furious, Emma says that they lied to her and David admits that they did, but they did it out of fear. Focusing on the problem at hand, Emma says that they have to find the Author before Gold does... read more.

4x17: Best Laid Plans recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

4x16: Poor Unfortunate Soul recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

4x15: Enter the Dragon recap: Regina finds Cruella and Ursula at the diner, along with the resurrected Maleficent. Maleficent asks why she's there, and Regina invites them to come and kill her. Teleporting over, Maleficent says that what Regina did to her is nothing in the grand scheme and there are worst crimes to answer for. Regina says that she had to play nice to survive alone, while the heroes enjoyed the happiness she was denied. She insists on wanting in on any revenge they have, and Maleficent hands her a glass of alcohol and asks if she's still a bad girl. Regina drinks it in one swallow and then crushes the glass... read more.

4x14: Unforgiven recap: At 2:38 in the morning, Mary Margaret rolls over and realizes that David isn't in bed with her. She hears Neal crying and picks him up. Maleficent, Cruella, and Ursula appear and warn that something far more dangerous than they threaten Neal: the danger of what Mary Margaret did to Maleficent. Neal appears in Maleficent's arms and promise that Mary Margaret soon won't have a family left to hurt... read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (37 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (35 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (28 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (28 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (26 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (25 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (25 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (24 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (24 eps)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (22 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: 23
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