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Once Upon a Time: Souls of the Departed

Emma and the others arrive in the Underworld to find Hook, and discover that the place is a dark mirror of the Storybrooke that they know. Meanwhile, in the past, Henry contacts Cora to tell Regina to give up her quest for vengeance, but unwittingly releases his wife back into the world.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Sunday March 06th, 2016

Guest Stars
Lee ArenbergLee Arenberg
As Grumpy / Leroy
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Blind Witch
Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
As Sydney Glass / Mirror
Greg GermannGreg Germann
As Hades
Barbara HersheyBarbara Hershey
As Cora
Robbie KayRobbie Kay
As Pan (as Robbie A. Kay)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Neal Cassidy
Tony PerezTony Perez
As Valet

Co-Guest Stars
Michael ColemanMichael Coleman
As Happy
Faustino Di BaudaFaustino Di Bauda
As Sleepy
David Paul GroveDavid Paul Grove
As Doc
Jeffrey KaiserJeffrey Kaiser
As Dopey
Gabe KhouthGabe Khouth
As Sneezy
Miguelito MacarioMiguelito Macario
As Bashful (as Mig Macario)
Jesse BlueJesse Blue
As Black Knight
Steven Roberts (1)Steven Roberts (1)
As Blacktooth
Julia TortolanoJulia Tortolano
As Blueberry Pie Gal
Main Cast
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
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
As Captain Hook
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Zelena
Sean MaguireSean Maguire
As Robin Hood
Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin


Emma wakes up and finds herself sitting in her Volkswagen. Neal is in the back and asks about Henry, and Emma says that Henry misses his said. He tells Emma not to go to the Underworld because it's not an easy place to leave, and warns that her quest for Hook won't end the way she hopes. Emma says that he would have come for him, but Neal says that he's not in Limbo. He confirms that Hook is there, and explains that the Underworld is for people with unfinished people. Emma wonders where he is, and Neal says that he's someplace where he's happy. He came there because he cares for her, and tells her again not to go. Emma says that she can't, and Neal kisses her before getting out...

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Episode Quotes
Emma: Am I dreaming?
Neal: No. If this were a dream, there'd be talking doughnuts or something weird like that.

Blind Witch: Aren't you Snow White? Can you imagine? Uh, well, what can I get you? Do you like gingerbread or children? Kidding. But the--the gingerbread's actually not bad.

Regina: I hate her pasty complexion... her insufferable sincerity... and her puny army of sweaty little child-beasts.
Valet: I believe they're dwarfs.
Regina: I don't care what they are. They're disgusting.

Gold: The Ale of Seonaidh from the land of DunBroch.
Regina: That's a mouthful.

Jester: Make a wish! Make a wish! What did you wish?
Regina: That you were amusing, Jester. And it didn't come true.

Regina: Am I really forgiven?
Valet: Of course. I love you no matter what. That's what fathers do.
Regina: I'm not sure they do. I think you're very special.

Henry: So... who's ready for "Operation Firebird"?
Regina: Is that what we're calling it?
Emma: You referring to the mythological bird or the muscle car?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  Adam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  David H. Goodman
Co-Executive ProducerJane Espenson  |  Scott Nimerfro
ProducerBrian Wankum  |  Jerome Schwartz  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda
Co-ProducerHelga Ungurait  |  Felix Hernandez
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
EditorPaul Mendoza (2)  |  Geofrey Hildrew
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney  |  Christina Conover Tongue
First Assistant DirectorRobert Duncan (5)
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Pohorly
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorJustin Hopfer
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripChris Alexander (1)
Camera OperatorRobin Forst  |  Craig Powell (2)
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerTrevor Metz
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorEarendil McNay  |  Laura Collini
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Supervising Sound EditorThomas Degorter  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerRoss Davis  |  John Chalfant
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Story EditorTze Chun
Art DirectorGreg Venturi
Post Production CoordinatorSean Hancock
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Executive Story EditorDana Horgan
Makeup Department Head Kris Evans
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff
Production AccountantWendy O'Neill
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Visual Effects ProducerLaura Jones (3)
Assistant Costume DesignerMelissa Woods
Production StaffMacleod Sinclaire  |  Andrew Marles  |  Dan Clarke (2)  |  Juliana Vit  |  Jeff Seeger  |  Terry Hanson
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Visual Effects On-set SupervisorCraig Clarke
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