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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: 4x14 -- Unforgiven (Mar/08/2015)

David and Mary Margaret suspect Cruella and Ursula have come to Storybrooke looking for something more than their own happy endings - something that threatens to reveal a secret they thought was long buried. Emma begins her own investigation of Cruella and Ursula, but she can't shake the feeling that her friends and family are keeping something from her. Regina and Henry continue their search for the Author, turning to Pinocchio and Marco in the hope Pinocchio might remember a clue that will help them. Meanwhile, in a flashback to Fairy Tale Land, Snow and Charming cross paths with the Queens of Darkness as the threat of the Evil Queen's Dark Curse hangs over all of them.

Prev: 4x13 -- Darkness on the Edge of Town (Mar/01/2015)

Gold recruits Ursula and Cruella to help him get back into Storybrooke so that they can all obtain their happy endings. Meanwhile, the townspeople try to get back to their normal routine. However, when Belle finds a way to release the trapped fairies, she unleashes an evil creature that wrecks havoc on Storybrooke.

Available Episodes

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

Heroes and Villains
Dec 14, 2014
Season 4 episode 12

Shattered Sight
Dec 07, 2014
Season 4 episode 11

Nov 30, 2014
Season 4 episode 10

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

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: 15 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: 14 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: 13 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
4x13: Darkness on the Edge of Town recap: The Forbidden Fortress: Many Years Ago.. read more.

4x12: Heroes and Villains recap: Elsa and the others go to the town line and she uses her powers to bring down the ice wall sealing Storybrooke in. Anna is eager to go back to Arendelle, but Emma stops her before she can step over the town line. She warns that she can sense some magic and approaches the border, and finds a magical barrier. Emma explains that the Snow Queen created a portal and suggests that they find a magic portal. Anna is eager to go and tells Elsa that Hans and his brothers have conquered Arendelle. Once she gets the news, Elsa insists on finding a way back immediately. Meanwhile, Hook slips quietly away... read more.

4x11: Shattered Sight recap: Boston, 1982.. read more.

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

4x10: Fall recap: As the Snow Queen looks down over Storybrooke as the Spell of Shattered Sight spreads out, Gold arrives to congratulate her. He offers the Snow Queen a deal, and confirms that when the spell strikes at sundown, the townspeople will tear each other apart. Gold wants Henry and Belle spared so that he can take them with him. If she doesn't, then Gold promises to kill her. The Snow Queen agrees and tells him to enjoy his trip... 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)
Michael Coleman as Happy (25 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (25 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (25 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (24 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (23 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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