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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

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Season 4, Ep. 18 : Heart of Gold Apr 12, 2015

The truth leaves Emma reeling; Gold blackmails Regina as his quest for a happy ending becomes more urgent; in a flashback, Robin Hood heads to Oz to steal a magic elixir after making a deal with Rumpelstiltskin.

  • Season 4, Ep. 17 : Best Laid Plans Mar 29, 2015

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    Regina leads villains astray; Henry makes progress in his search; David and Mary Margaret consider the best course of action; a flashback reveals Snow and Charming looking for a way to ensure that their child will be a hero.

  • Season 4, Ep. 16 : Poor Unfortunate Soul Mar 22, 2015

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    Hook finds out what Ursula knows about Gold's endgame; Gold and the Queens of Darkness will stop at nothing to get information from August about the Author; Regina fears for Robin Hood's safety.

  • Season 4, Ep. 15 : Enter the Dragon Mar 15, 2015

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    Regina must prove she's still willing to get her hands dirty in order to infiltrate the Queen of Darkness; Hook asks Belle for an unusual favor; Henry makes progress with his search.

  • Season 4, Ep. 14 : Unforgiven Mar 8, 2015

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    David and Mary Margaret fear that Ursula and Cruella's arrival in Storybrooke could lead to a secret being uncovered; Emma thinks something is being kept from her; Henry and Regina hope Pinocchio will remember a helpful clue.

  • Season 4, Ep. 13 : Darkness on the Edge of Town Mar 1, 2015

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    Following Gold's banishment, Storybrooke residents try to resume their normal lives; Belle and Hook look for a way to release fairies from the sorcerer's hat; Regina and Emma confront the true nature of evil.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 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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