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Once Upon a Time

Series Summary
"Once Upon a Time" tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy-tale legends and modern life collide. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is comfortable in her life as a bail bonds collector when Henry -- the child she gave up a decade earlier -- suddenly shows up. He is convinced that she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who sent her away before the Evil Queen could cast a spell, freezing the fairytale world in time and bringing them to present-day Storybrooke, Maine. After taking Henry home, Emma decides to stay in the town to keep an eye on him, and she discovers he may not be wrong after all.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: ABC

  • Season 4, Ep. 12 : Heroes and Villains Dec 14, 2014

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    The heroes pick up the pieces in the wake of the Snow Queen's spell; Regina must make a difficult choice; Gold's quest for power threatens everything he cares about.

  • Season 4, Ep. 11 : Shattered Sight Dec 7, 2014

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    The Snow Queen's spell has the residents of Storybrooke at each other's throats; Emma and Elsa race to break the curse; Regina and Mary Margaret face off.

  • Season 4, Ep. 10 : Fall Nov 30, 2014

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    Mary Margaret and David rally the town to prepare for the impending curse, as Belle and the fairies work on an antidote; Gold works on an exit strategy; Emma and Elsa search for Anna.

  • Season 4, Ep. 9 : Smash the Mirror Nov 16, 2014

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    The Snow Queen attempts to pit Anna and Elsa against each other; with her powers out of control, Emma seeks assistance from Gold; Regina's quest takes a surprising turn.

  • Season 4, Ep. 8 : Smash the Mirror Nov 16, 2014

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    The Snow Queen attempts to pit Anna and Elsa against each other; with her powers out of control, Emma seeks assistance from Gold; Regina's quest takes a surprising turn.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • There's gorgeous fun to be had here. show more

  • No other new show this fall is attempting to tell a bigger story, and we're hoping the rough patches smooth out and it fulfills the potential that's there in its very strong cast and premise. show more

  • There are times when the enterprise lacks a certain heft and when the fantasy realm seems a little generic. Also, some characters, especially Lana Parrilla's Evil Queen (who is also the mayor of Storybrooke), are one-dimensional in kind of maddening ways, though Robert Carlyle makes up for that with his charismatic turn as both Rumplestiltskin and a Storybrooke resident named Mr. Gold. show more

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Katie Roberts on May 12th, 2014 5:00PM

After conquering the multiplex, "Frozen" is set to take over television, too. "Once Upon a Time," which airs on Disney-owned ABC, featured a cameo from Queen Elsa herself during Sunday night's se...

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