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Once Upon a Time: Labor of Love

An escapee from Hades' prison brings word of Hook's location... and the fearsome beast that guards him. To defeat the creature, Mary Margaret seeks out the help of an old friend, but discovers that he's not as brave as he once was. In the past, a young Snow receives advice from a demi-god on how to face her fears and save her people.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x13
Airdate: Sunday March 13th, 2016

Guest Stars
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Blind Witch
Greg GermannGreg Germann
As Hades
Bailee MadisonBailee Madison
As Young Snow White
Victoria SmurfitVictoria Smurfit
As Cruella De Vil
Kacey RohlKacey Rohl
As Megara

Co-Guest Stars
Teach GrantTeach Grant
As Dead Eye
Janet WalmsleyJanet Walmsley
As Old Woman
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
Jared S. GilmoreJared S. Gilmore
As Henry Mills
Sean MaguireSean Maguire
As Robin Hood


Beneath the Underworld version of Storybrooke, Hook lies beaten and bloody. He wakes up and staggers to his feet, and starts to step out of the alcove that he's confined in. Another woman tells him not to move, warning that "he" wants Hook to think he escape but no one can. When Hook starts to step out anyway, the woman tells him to stop, saying that something other than Hades hunt the pirate down. He refuses to sit around, explaining that someone he loves has come to rescue him. Hook asks what is keeping there, and the woman says that it's someone he doesn't want to face...

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Episode Quotes
Mary Margaret: Do I detect a hint of jealousy?
David: Oh, it's not every day that your wife tells you she was friends with a god.
Mary Margaret: A demi-god... who also happens to be dead.

Blind Witch: I know who Hercules is. He comes in here on his lunch break every day. And no matter how hard I try to fatten him up, his muscles are always bulging. It's a shame. He's make a great Sunday roast.

Cruella De Vil: Which is why I need a third choice... to go back to the real world. Oh, how I miss it. The music, the gin, the glamour... the gin.

Cultural References
Regina: Everything else in Bizarro Storybrooke has an analog so far.

Bizarro is a twisted Superman duplicate in the DC comics, who comes from a cube-shaped world, Bizarro-Earth.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAdam Horowitz  |  Edward Kitsis
Executive ProducerSteve Pearlman  |  David H. Goodman  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Edward Kitsis  |  Adam Horowitz
Co-Executive ProducerScott Nimerfro  |  Jane Espenson
ProducerBrian Wankum  |  Jerome Schwartz  |  Kathy Gilroy-Sereda
Co-ProducerHelga Ungurait  |  Felix Hernandez
Associate ProducerStephen Judge
EditorJoe Talbot Hall
CastingVeronica Collins Rooney  |  Christina Conover Tongue
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
Second Assistant DirectorChad Fitz
MusicMark Isham
Music EditorJustin Hopfer
Costume DesignerEduardo Castro
Key GripChris Alexander (1)
Camera OperatorRobin Forst  |  Craig Powell (2)
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerScott Walden
Transportation CoordinatorWayne Power
Property MasterBill Burd
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerLindsay Bucknell
Script SupervisorEarendil McNay
Production CoordinatorClark Candy
Assistant EditorRichard Glazerman
Supervising Sound EditorThomas Degorter  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerRoss Davis  |  John Chalfant
Director of PhotographyStephen Jackson (2)
Story EditorTze Chun
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
Post Production CoordinatorSean Hancock
Production ManagerDennis Swartman
Executive Story EditorDana Horgan
Makeup Department Head Kris Evans
Main Title ThemeMark Isham
Visual Effects SupervisorAndrew Orloff  |  Dale Fay
Production AccountantWendy O'Neill
Chief Lighting TechnicianCalen Zantolas
Department Head HairDebra Wiebe
Visual Effects ProducerDanica Tsang
Assistant Costume DesignerMelissa Woods
Production StaffDeano Fatovic  |  Rick McLennan  |  Elizabeth Jolliffe  |  Jason Hawkins  |  Roger Trory  |  Sean Wolput
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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