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

Next Episode:

Season 6, Ep. 2 : A Bitter Draught Oct 2, 2016

David, Snow and Regina work together to neutralize the threat of a mysterious new arrival; Belle turns to Hook for help hiding from Mr. Gold; Emma resumes her therapy sessions.

  • Season 5, Ep. 23 : An Untold StoryMay 15, 2016

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    Emma and Regina race to find Henry before Gold finds him; Snow, David and Zelena are imprisoned and face two disturbed individuals.

  • Season 5, Ep. 22 : Only YouMay 15, 2016

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    Regina is shaken by the death of Robin Hood; the heroes must stop Gold after he steals Hades' Olympian Crystal; Henry goes rogue.

  • Season 5, Ep. 21 : Last RitesMay 8, 2016

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    Emma, David, Regina, Robin and Henry reunite with Snow in Storybrooke; Hades deceives Zelena as he works on his plan to take over the town using the Olympian Crystal; Regina and Robin's efforts to defeat Hades lead to a showdown.

  • Season 5, Ep. 20 : FirebirdMay 1, 2016

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    Hades seeks help getting Zelena back from Rumplestiltskin and Peter Pan; Cruella De Vil wants the heroes to remain trapped in the underworld; Emma makes an unexpected friendship while looking for information about her family.

  • Season 5, Ep. 19 : SistersApr 24, 2016

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    Hades asks Zelena to heal his heart with true love's kiss, so they can leave the Underworld and trap the heroes there forever; Regina finds out about Hades' plan and enlists Cora to help find a way to separate Hades from Zelena.

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  • 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

  • Once Upon a Time is both family-friendly and smart enough to win viewers of any age and level of sophistication. Show More

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