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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: 4x21 -- Mother (May/03/2015)

Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena's pregnancy. When Gold's health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina's forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel's murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother's intentions.

Prev: 4x20 -- Lily (Apr/26/2015)

Regina asks Emma to go with her to New York to get Robin back from Zelena, in return for helping her find Maleficent's daughter. Meanwhile, Gold asks Will to help him steal Belle's heart back. In the past, Emma meets Lily again.

Available Episodes

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Season 4 episode 19

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

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: 17 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: 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: 8
once upon a painted writers into a cornerRating: 15 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
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.

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.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (38 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)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (24 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (24 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
Episode Order: 23
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