Once Upon a Time (2011– )
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Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life, as flashbacks detail information about the Evil Queen's curse.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard (archive footage)
Prince Charming (archive footage)
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Doc (as David Paul Grove)


Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life, as flashbacks detail information about the Evil Queen's curse.

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Release Date:

30 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


If you pay close attention to the opening title during the show's credits, you may see a little something hiding in the mist. From characters such as "Robin Hood" to symbolic items such as a spinning wheel, the hidden part gives a clue to what that episode may bring. See more »


When Regina gives a basket of apples to Emma (at Granny's), she claims that they are Honeycrisp apples and that she has tended a tree that grows them since she was a young girl. This is actually a double goof. First of all, the apples shown are clearly Red Delicious not Honeycrisp. Honeycrisp apples are shaped differently and are not that vivid of a shade of red. Secondly, the Honeycrisp was not released to the public until 1991. This would mean that the variety was only 20 years old in 2011 and could hardly have been grown and tended by Regina since childhood. Nor could it have come from the Enchanted Forest - the Honeycrisp was invented by a team at the University of Minnesota. See more »


Emma Swan: She's not a great people person. How did she get elected?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Don't Be Shy
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Has the same problems as the pilot, but still delivers!
12 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the pilot episode kept me hooked, I gave the second episode a shot and it's the same as the pilot. The story is very solid and introduces the backstory to how the huntsman first met Snow White. The characters are still very likable enough and the acting is still strong. The scenery and visuals are beautiful, the costumes still amaze me, the music score remains enchanting while keeping an atmospheric tone to it, and the direction is solid. However, it does have the same problems as the previous episode such as the dialog, which was alright, but still have it's clichéd moments, and some moments where it's a bit cheesy. Overall, same issues as the pilot, but still delivers! :) 8/10

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