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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: S05-Special -- Recap Special (Sep/27/2015)

Prev: 4x23 -- Operation Mongoose (2) (May/10/2015)

In Isaac's new reality, Henry and a cowardly Hook rescue Emma and try to reunite Regina with Robin. Meanwhile, Isaac tells Rumplestiltskin what he must do to save his happy ending.

Available Episodes

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May 10, 2015
Season 4 episode 23

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May 10, 2015
Season 4 episode 22

May 03, 2015
Season 4 episode 21

Apr 26, 2015
Season 4 episode 20

Sympathy for the De ..
Apr 19, 2015
Season 4 episode 19

Heart of Gold
Apr 12, 2015
Season 4 episode 18

Best Laid Plans
Mar 29, 2015
Season 4 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
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: 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 3:53 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 Saturday, December 24th 2011 at 8:45 pm


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 1:31 pm

6 reviews available
4x23: Operation Mongoose (2) recap: Rumplestiltskin rides through the woods and children cheer him on. He returns to the cottage where he lives with Belle and his newborn child. Isaac is sitting in the corner and introduces himself, and explains that Belle invited him in for a drink. As Belle goes to get some fresh water, Rumplestiltskin realizes that Isaac is there from another reason. Isaac warns him that Henry is on a mission to help Regina and destroy everything that Rumplestiltskin has. He admits that he created Rumplestiltskin's happy ending with magic, and it will all crumble when Regina stops the wedding of Robin and Zelena. Rumplestiltskin draws his sword, figuring that Isaac is there to corrupt him, and Isaac insists that Rumplestiltskin had him rewrite his story. He tells Rumplestiltskin about Baelfire and how he really died because of Rumplestiltskin's cowardice. Rumplestiltskin insists that he was honorable and tried to protect him, and orders Isaac out. Isaac goes but says that Rumplestiltskin knows the truth deep down... and if he doesn't kill Regina then everyone else will know as well... read more.

4x22: Operation Mongoose (1) recap: The Past.. read more.

4x21: Mother recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

4x20: Lily recap: The Apprentice informs the Sorcerer that the Apprentice has violated the rules and channeled the Savior's darkness into Maleficent's child Lily. The Sorcerer says that the girls' fates are intertwined as they always have been and always will be, and the Apprentice shows his master the book holding the trapped Isaac... read more.

4x19: Sympathy for the De Vil recap: The Past.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (38 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (37 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (30 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (30 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (28 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (27 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (27 eps)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (26 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (26 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (25 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 23, 2011
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