Emma Swan's world is turned upside down on her 28th birthday when the son she gave up 10 years earlier knocks on her door. Holding a book of fairy tales he claims are real, he tells her that she's not only in the book but that she is the only hope her people have of being freed from an evil curse. Written by
Did You Know?
The candle that Emma puts on her birthday cupcake is star shaped. She then makes a wish before blowing it out. This is a reference to the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" in Disney's Pinocchio
(1940). Disney owns the network that produces the show. See more
When Emma and Henry meet Archie Hopper on the street, when Emma opens and closes her car door, a white lighting screen, camera, and some crew members are visible in the reflection from the door. See more
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The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more