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Once Upon a Time: 9 Friendships We Miss Most

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Relationships are the heart of Once Upon a Time.

Not just true love or the deep bonds between parents and their children.

Friendship has played a major role on the show since the beginning when Snow and Charming's friends stepped up to help them keep their baby safe from the Evil Queen.

We've watched core friendships grow and change over the past six seasons. But some bonds were just scratching the surface of potential the last time we checked in with them.

Take a look at the friendships we think deserve to be revisited. Need to catch up before the show returns? You can watch Once Upon a Time online anytime!

1. Mary Margaret and Emma Obviously we'll never be sorry that the curse broke and Emma reunited with her parents. But it's hard not to miss the relationship Emma shared with her mother when she was just her friend and roommate,
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13 TV Marriages We Wish Were Ours

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There are plenty of romances on TV that are nothing but drama...

There are the will they/won't they duos, the liars and cheaters, and the on again/off again romances.

But what about the married partners that make it all work?

Surprisingly, TV has several married couples who are not only happy, but still wildly entertaining to watch.

They may face challenges, but these twosomes are madly in love, even after surviving the bad times along with the good.

Thankfully, some TV couples make us believe that wedded bliss is possible. Here are the 13 marriages we wish were ours!

1. Randall and Beth Pearson - This Is Us They're still madly in love and the best of friends. Beth and Randall's marriage is built on mutual respect, support, and trust. They see the best in one another, protect each other, and even argue without ever tearing one another down. They're
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Once Upon a Time Photo Preview: Spinning Gold

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Looks like Rumple is back to spinning straw into gold!

On Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 8, everyone's favorite bad guy, Rumplestiltskin is behind the wheel, and he also has something big that Zelena and Belle want. 

Elsewhere in the hour, it looks like Henry and Violet are headed to their first dance together, so obviously the night will go smoothly, right? 

Not if the Evil Queen has anything to say about it!

The official episode description for "I'll Be Your Mirror" from ABC reads as follows:

"Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other.

As Henry nervously prepares to take Violet to the school dance, the Evil Queen impersonates Regina to give him some advice that could lead him down a dark path.

Meanwhile, Zelena agrees to help Belle,
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Once Upon a Time Round Table: A Sleeping Curse Snooze?

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Can we all just agree that Hook needs to read bedtime stories as a side job?

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 7 may have focused on the Evil Queen creating a new curse for Snow White and Prince Charming, but it was one storytime scene between Captain Swan that stole the show.

Elsewhere in the hour, Belle was brutally honest with Rumple about her feelings for him, and Zelena flipped sides – again.

What were our favorite moments? Did we love a return to the 'Snowing' story? Why can't the Evil Queen just let it go? TV Fanatics Steve Ford, Allison Nichols, and Caralynn Lippo, joined by Once Upon a Fan's Joanne Denney, are breaking down “Heartless.”

What was your favorite scene of quote from "Heartless"?

Steve: Story time with Captain Hook of course! It was very cute with Killian using the book to lift Emma's spirit, and made me remember
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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 7 Review: Heartless

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It is good to see Snow White and her Prince on an adventure again.

With some really fantastic standout moments, Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 7 is better than it has been in a while, giving us fewer moments that induce eye-rolls and more that just hit us right in the feels.

True love grows on trees, there might be poison in the water, and someone's getting sleepy!

There's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it.

The Evil Queen's finally got us.

Mary Margaret Permalink: The Evil Queen's finally got us. Added: November 06, 2016

The Evil Queen is once again at the center of the episode, leading the way in quips and questionable fashion sense. She's determined to force Snow White and David to hand over their hearts within 12 hours or else she plans to force the residents of Storybrooke to drink water that'll kill them from the Underworld.
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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 5 Review: Street Rats

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Riff raff, street rat – I don't buy that.

On Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 5, the story of another savior, Aladdin, came to life.

Elsewhere in the hour, the Evil Queen took her big sister for a day at the spa, secrets were exposed, and a little pair of scissors may be the answer to Emma's dilemma.

Let's get into it, shall we?

Shareen: She was helping me find a man who I cared about a long time ago.

Emma: Aladdin?

Shareen: You know him?

Emma: No, I just saw the movie - it's a this world thing.

Permalink: No, I saw the movie - it's a this world thing. Added: October 23, 2016

Just like Emma, we've all seen the movie. We know who Aladdin is and how his story plays out – or do we?

I'll admit that I was cautiously optimistic about the Aladdin arc on Once Upon a Time.
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Once Upon a Time Round Table: Goodbye, Mr. Hyde

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Come back, Mr. Hyde!

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 4 gave us an ending to the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, with both characters making an exit.

It was an episode filled with additional twists, as we learned that the only definite way to kill the Evil Queen is if Regina dies, leaving us wondering if this will play into Emma's vision from the Oracle. Could Regina be the hooded figure who kills the Savior?

Elsewhere, Mary Margaret went back to teaching, getting a little help from her new friend, Princess Jasmine. David shared some fatherly hesitation about Emma and Killian moving in together, and Belle found herself trapped on the Jolly Roger because of a spell, courtesy of Gold.

Are you Team Rumple or Team Belle? Will you miss Jekyll and Hyde? Is Killian and Belle's new bromance enjoyable?

Join TV Fanatics Allison Nichols, Robin Harry, Caralynn Lippo,
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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 4 Review: Strange Case

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Well, that was certainly a twist.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have exited the story just as quickly as they came into it.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 4 was full of unexpected turns and revelations, all leading up to the final one of the hour: Princess Jasmine is in Storybrooke in search of Aladdin.

"Strange Case" left us with a lot to discuss, so let's just get right into it!

There's one final twist -- I am not the monster you need to worry about.

Hyde Permalink: There's one final twist -- I am not the monster you need to worry about. Added: October 16, 2016

It seems like a shame to have the Jekyll and Hyde story end so abruptly.

Just as Sam Witwer's Hyde was stealing the show as the most charismatic and multi-dimensional villain Once Upon a Time has seen in years, his fate was revealed to be tied to Jekyll's.
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Once Upon a Time Recap: Mad Scientist

This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, a “final twist” put Belle’s life in peril, all leading to a harsh truth for Regina.

Having learned that Hyde was sprung from his cell by the Evil Queen, Rumple showed up at the docks to cast a protection spell on the Jolly Roger — one that confined Belle to the ship as well (and screamed of being a bad idea). Hyde and the Evil Queen meanwhile made a beeline for Jekyll’s makeshift lab, to steal the serum the doc has been working on and then trash the place. When
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Once Upon a Time Photo Preview: School is Back in Session!

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Welcome to Storybrooke, Princess Jasmine!

It looks like we're going to meet our new favorite princess on Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 4, or at least we'll meet her Storybrooke alter-ego!

How do we know? Mary Margaret's new friend at school is played by Karen David, the same actress who'll be flying on magic carpets with Aladdin in the coming weeks!

Elsewhere in the episode, we'll see a flashback for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, one that unsurprisingly involves Rumplestitlskin, as the Evil Queen and Mr. Hyde continue their quest to steal the serum that threatens to destroy them forever.

The official episode description for "Strange Case" reads:

"The Evil Queen and Hyde continue on their quest to steal Dr. Jekyll’s serum; Snow looks forward to her first day back as a school teacher; and while Emma looks forward to Hook moving in with her, Hook finds himself
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Once Upon a Time Round Table: Are We Over Rumbelle?

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Cinderelly, Cinderelly... but seriously, how cute was Gus the mouse?

On Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 3 Ella/Ashley returned for another round of story, this time with a great Untold twist that seems to have hit a high note with viewers.

Join TV Fanatics Steve Ford, Allison Nichols, Caralynn Lippo, and Once Upon a Fan's Teresa Martin as they discuss what it means to be “normal” in Storybrooke and much more!

What did you think of Cinderella's return to Once Upon a Time? Were you pleased by the twist that her story took?

Teresa: I was so pleased Cinderella returned. To me, characters like her are the "untold stories" we need to see. The twist with her step-sister, lol, was an awful lot like Anastasia and Will in Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, and it was well done....in both series.

Steve: It was great to see her return to Ouat.
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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 3 Review: The Other Shoe

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It's nice to have Snow White back at the helm of this story, and it's nice to see people in Storybrooke smiling for a change.

That can't be a coincidence. 

While frustrations have been high surrounding the recycling and repeating storylines we've become accustomed to, Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 3 became self-aware.

Is this our life now? Defeat and repeat?

Mary Margaret Permalink: Is this our life now? Defeat and repeat? Added: October 09, 2016

Mary Margaret became the voice of the viewers, wondering if this story is all that we'll ever have on Once Upon a Time. Defeat and repeat. 

As the hour went on, we discovered that there is a way to put a spin on the same recycled story, even one that's already been re-told once before.

Cinderella's tale brought something comforting to the table that we haven't seen in quite some time. Maybe it's because she's a well-known character,
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Once Upon a Time Recap: Twisted (Step)sister

Just when you thought Once Upon a Time had spun Cinderella’s tale to completion, Sunday’s episode reopened her proverbial storybook for another dramatic reveal — and a delightfully campy showdown.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time: Sean Maguire to Return as Robin Hood — But How?

It turns out Ella — or Ashley, pick your poison — has been carrying around a pumpkin-load of guilt over getting her happily ever after. She blames herself for spoiling the happiness of her stepsister Clorinda, who was apparently a closeted nice girl with a secret boyfriend (Prince Thomas’ footman!) whom she planned to marry behind Lady Tremaine’s back.
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Once Upon a Time Round Table: Can Regina Recover?

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We can all agree that the Evil Queen's return to Storybrooke was fascinating.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 2 saw the introduction (and quick exit) of the Count of Monte Cristo.

Join TV Fanatics Steve Ford, Caralynn Lippo, Allison Nichols, and Robin Harry - along with Once Upon a Fan's Teresa Martin - as they discuss “A Bitter Draught.”

(Remember, you can watch Once Upon a Time right here at TV Fanatic and never miss a moment of the action in Storybrooke!)

What did you think of the Count of Monte Cristo? How did you feel about his connection to the Evil Queen?

Steve: I was actually very interested in the Count, however I'm disappointed that his story was cut short. I feel this show needs some new blood and the Count would have been a nice addition. Although, I don't see how they could have pursued his story further,
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Once Upon A Time season 6 episode 1 review: The Savior

Elizabeth Rayne Sep 26, 2016

Regina is done with apples, Rumplestiltskin isn’t redeeming himself, & Hyde is still evil on the Once Upon a Time season 6 premiere...

This review contains spoilers.

6.1 The Savior

After five seasons of spells, trickery, torment, irredeemable curses, enchanted quills, people who turn into puppets, human hearts in boxes and a descent into Hades, Season 6 of Once Upon A Time looks to be taking an even darker turn in the shadows of that enchanted forest.

Maybe my seven-year-old self is still clinging to the Disney version in which Beast doesn’t make shady deals and morphs into a handsome prince at the end, but I was never a fan of Rumbelle. Their first dance made me cringe. The flashback of their first dance made me cringe. Rumplestiltskin has been nothing but a beast to Belle—which is exactly why I was so thrilled about Morpheus and his magical hourglass.
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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 1 Review: The Savior

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There's nothing more dangerous than an untold story.

Luckily for Once Upon a Time, there is a never-ending supply of stories, and if this episode is any indication of what's to come this season, then let's face it; we're in no danger at all. 

After what felt like an extraordinarily long summer, Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 1 welcomed us back into Storybrooke, giving each of its major players something big to work with. 

Yes, it's true that a blimp has landed, filled with mysterious residents that we don't know much about...yet. All of that seems like background noise when compared with the everyday struggles that the heroes of Storybrooke face.

Rumbelle's son is already delivering warnings from the womb, Regina can't seem to move forward, Henry's getting a little philosophical, Zelena is face to face with the Evil Queen, and it looks like Emma is headed for death.
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Once Upon a Time Photo Preview: First Look at the Season 6 Premiere!

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The wait is almost over!

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 1, "The Savior," airs on Sunday, September 25 at 8/7c. 

When we last saw our Storybrooke heroes, they had escaped the Underworld and facing a new problem: Henry had erased magic. Not only that, Hook, David, and Mary Margaret were being held captive by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the Land of Untold Stories, and while Dr. Jekyll kindly wanted to help them, Mr. Hyde became a problem.

While the heroes easily brought the magic back and escaped from the Land of Untold Stories, there was one small problem: Mr. Hyde struck a deal with Mr. Gold that left him in charge of Storybrooke while Gold focuses on waking up his beloved Belle from her long sleep.

Oh, and the Evil Queen is back. The episode description for "The Savior" reads as follows:

"As our heroes set out to stop Hyde,
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Snow White and Prince Charming Are Living Their Own Fairy Tale in Real Life

Throughout Once Upon a Time's five seasons, Snow White and Prince Charming have been through a lot. They've lost and found each other and both of their children, died or nearly died a few times, and been through too many other traumatic things to count. At the end of the day, they always find each other and are now more in love than ever. In honor of the upcoming season finale, we're celebrating all the reasons we love Snow and Charming (and their Storybrooke counterparts) Mary Margaret and David - in GIFs, of course.
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Once Upon a Time Recap: #ImWithHerc

This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, a demigod helped the heroes with a triple threat, leading Hades to hand Hook a most grave assignment.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Stars, Creators Talk Hades’ Endgame

Guys, this was a very good episode. From the flashbacks, which like last week connected some meaningful dots, to the current-day tale, it had — as had been promised — a Seasons 1/2 feel.

We finally lay eyes on a physical Hook, and he is battered and bruised — but not bested. Rather, he aims to make a run for it from his subterranean prison, but instead urges a fellow captive,
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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: A Lesson from the Past Helps Hercules Complete a Labor in the Present

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It's time for more reunions in the Underworld in this episode of Once Upon a Time, "Labor of Love." The quest to find Hook continues, but that's not going to be easy, not with Hades in charge and his pet (a three-headed hellhound).

Also, Mary Margaret reunites with a childhood friend, Hercules, and in doing so, she remembers what she was like in the Enchanted Forest when she was Snow White.
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