Mary Margaret, Emma, Mulan and Aurora try to prevent Cora and Hook from getting to Storybrooke, as flashbacks show Regina enlist the help of Hook to find and kill Cora.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Sleepy (as Faustino di Bauda)


28 years ago, Regina enlists the help of Hook to find and kill her mother, the Queen of Hearts, to stop her from traveling to the new world. Meanwhile, in the present, Emma, Snow, Mulan, and Aurora head to Rumpelstiltskin's old cell to retrieve the key to their return to Storybrooke. Written by Nadia Nassar

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2 December 2012 (USA)  »

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During the time when Emma was in Rumpelstiltskin's cell, whilst talking to Hook, the position of her hands kept changing places between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Black Knight: Halt!
Hooded Man: [carrying a bucket] Food for the prisoner.
Black Knight: It's not mealtime. Who are you? Identify yourself, slave!
[he tries to uncover the man, and a short battle ensues, which the man wins]
Captain Hook: [removing his hood] "Slave"! I prefer "Captain".
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a great episode
4 December 2012 | by (egypt) – See all my reviews

"queen of hearts " simply one of the best episodes at this season !! we had a great episode this week . it was very enjoyable and interesting so finally emma and snow is back to storybrooke with cora and hook

graphic in this episode where really amazing , better than the last episode , i expected a better story about " the queen of hearts " , i felt disappointed when the queen of hearts shows her face and it was cora ! ,

but we now we know how did cora met her captin hook

the last scene was very interesting and i felt very sorry for regina .. if henry says that " good will always win " , we can say that " no more happy endings " .. a great midseason finale that keeps you waiting and excited for the return at jan

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