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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: 4x10 -- Fall (Nov/30/2014)

As the Spell of Shattered Sight approaches Storybrooke, Mary Margaret and David rally the residents to prepare for the curse while Belle and the fairies work together on an antidote. Gold, with Hook as his reluctant servant, sets about an exit strategy of his own. Regina and Robin Hood ready themselves for the worst while, with the help of a locator spell, Emma and Elsa search desperately for Anna. In Arendelle, Anna and Kristoff awaken to find that their kingdom is once again in danger.

Prev: 4x09 -- Smash the Mirror (2) (Nov/16/2014)

Gold continues with his plan to use the Sorcerer's Hat against Emma so that he can free himself from the Dark One's dagger. Meanwhile, Regina isn't convinced that she will ever find her happy ending, but Mary Margaret convinces her otherwise. In the past, Ingrid turns Anna against Elsa and learns what she must do to obtain her third sister.

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

Smash the Mirror (2)
Nov 16, 2014
Season 4 episode 9

Smash the Mirror (1)
Nov 16, 2014
Season 4 episode 8

The Snow Queen
Nov 09, 2014
Season 4 episode 7

Family Business
Nov 02, 2014
Season 4 episode 6

Breaking Glass
Oct 26, 2014
Season 4 episode 5

The Apprentice
Oct 19, 2014
Season 4 episode 4

Rocky Road
Oct 12, 2014
Season 4 episode 3

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: 66
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
4x9: Smash the Mirror (2) recap: Arendelle.. read more.

4x8: Smash the Mirror (1) recap: A long time ago in Arendelle..... read more.

4x7: The Snow Queen recap: Arendelle – The Past.. read more.

4x6: Family Business recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

4x5: Breaking Glass recap: In her hidden fortress, the Snow Queen crafts a block of ice and a figure inside... read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (34 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (34 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 (22 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: 23
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