Emma tries to save two children from foster care by trying to find their birth father, as flashbacks show the Evil Queen coercing Hansel and Gretel into stealing an important artifact from a blind witch.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Nolan (credit only)
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Archie Hopper (credit only)
Osmond L. Bramble ...
Queen's Guard (as Osmond Lloyd Bramble)


Feeling their pain from having lived through the same experience, Emma desperately tries to help two homeless children find their birth father before they're separated and put into the foster care system. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen coerces Hansel and Gretel into stealing an important artifact from a blind witch. Written by ABC Publicity

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15 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Quinn Lord and Karley Scott Collins, who play Hansel and Gretel respectively, played a young Peter and Olivia respectively on different episodes of Fringe (2008). See more »


When Hansel and Gretel Wake up in the forest, there are zippers on the sides of Gretel's shoes. See more »


[first lines]
Ava Zimmer: What you reading?
Henry Mills: 'The Hulk... vs Wolverine'.
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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 »

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A Hansel & Gretel segment done well
25 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the dialog could've been more fresh and the writing can be a bit clunky, True North does a really good job having Hansel and Gretel into the show and have them meet Regina which is a really clever move. The connection between the two kids in Storybrooke, Maine and the Enchanted Forest was is really good and it's great to see them reunite with their father at the end.

The story is well-paced, the visuals are nice especially the Gingerbread House, the characters are good including the witch Hansel and Gretel encounter, the music is more atmospheric this time around, and the scenes with Hansel and Gretel and the Evil Queen were solid. The scenery is also gorgeous and the direction is effective.

Overall, another good episode and a segment done well.

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