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: 5x21 -- Last Rites (May/08/2016)

Prev: 5x20 -- Firebird (May/01/2016)

Hades offers to release the heroes from the Underworld if they help him recover Zelena from Peter and Gold. However, when the heroes discover that Hook can't leave with them, Emma and Hook go on a perilous quest. In the past, Emma looks for answers to her past.

Available Episodes

May 01, 2016
Season 5 episode 20

Apr 24, 2016
Season 5 episode 19

Ruby Slippers
Apr 17, 2016
Season 5 episode 18

Her Handsome Hero
Apr 10, 2016
Season 5 episode 17

Our Decay
Apr 03, 2016
Season 5 episode 16

The Brothers Jones
Mar 27, 2016
Season 5 episode 15

Devil's Due
Mar 20, 2016
Season 5 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
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Zelena (season 5+)
Sean MaguireSean Maguire
As Robin Hood (season 5+)
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin

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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 11:53 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 Sunday, December 25th 2011 at 4:45 am


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 9:31 pm

6 reviews available
5x20: Firebird recap: Regina tells the others that she told Zelena to give Hades a chance. She believes that she should trust her sister. As they argue, Hades arrives and reluctantly says that he needs their help. He shows them the note that Gold left him explaining that he and Peter abducted Zelena. They want a meeting with Hades so that Hades will tear up his contract for Gold's unborn child. Hades is willing to do it, but figures that his enemies won't keep their word unless he has an ace up his sleeve. He figures that Emma will help because he will offer her a deal. Hades points out that her family wouldn't be there except for her, and he'll take everyone's names off the headstones if she helps... read more.

5x19: Sisters recap: Hades drives Zelena outside of Underbrooke to a burning fire. He takes out some wine and then leads Zelena to a view of the town below. Hades says that she deserves the real thing, and says that once his heart is beating, he will take her there. Zelena wonders about his plans, and Hades says that he doesn't care about them as long as he can have her. When Zelena points out that Regina and the others will object, Hades says that they won't be there to stop them. The heroes will be trapped there and he made sure everyone's name is on a tombstone. Hades warns that it's Regina or them, drops to one knee, and asks if she will make chaos with him... read more.

5x18: Ruby Slippers recap: The group takes the unconscious Ruby to the Underbrooke. They have no idea why Ruby is there, but there's a scrap of gingham in her hands... read more.

5x17: Her Handsome Hero recap: The Enchanted Forest.. read more.

5x16: Our Decay recap: The Land of Oz – Many Years Ago.. read more.
Recurring Guests

Beverley Elliott as Granny (45 eps)
Lee Arenberg as Grumpy / Leroy (44 eps)
David Paul Grove as Doc (38 eps)
Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy (35 eps)
Michael Coleman as Happy (34 eps)
Gabe Khouth as Sneezy (33 eps)
Miguelito Macario as Bashful (31 eps)
Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey (29 eps)
Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy (27 eps)
Sean Maguire as Robin Hood (26 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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