Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
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An Apple Red as Blood 

Regina works with Jefferson on a plan to get rid of Emma, as flashbacks show Snow attempt to reunite with Charming after he is kidnapped by the Evil Queen.


Milan Cheylov


Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White
Jennifer Morrison ... Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills / Evil Queen
Josh Dallas ... David Nolan / Prince Charming
Eion Bailey ... August W. Booth
Jared Gilmore ... Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Raphael Sbarge ... Dr. Archie Hopper
Robert Carlyle ... Mr. Gold
Lee Arenberg ... Leroy / Grumpy
Alan Dale ... King George
Meghan Ory ... Ruby Lucas / Red Riding Hood
Sebastian Stan ... Jefferson
Beverley Elliott ... Granny Lucas / Granny
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Blue Fairy
Michael Coleman ... Happy


Regina works with Jefferson on a plan to get rid of Emma, as flashbacks show Snow attempt to reunite with Charming after he is kidnapped by the Evil Queen.

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Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The object/animal/person in this episode is Snow White walking with the Seven Dwarves. See more »


When Regina uses Jefferson's hat to retrieve the apple she is able to travel back to a specific moment in time. However, in later seasons it is revealed that nobody has successfully created a portal that can travel through time. See more »


Regina Mills: I wanna strike a new deal. One where I can get rid of Emma without shattering the curse.
Mr. Gold: Unfortunately for you, a negotiation requires two interested parties; and I'm already planning a trip.
Regina Mills: I'll give you anything.
Mr. Gold: Oh... You no longer have anything I want, dearie. But I will give you a piece of advice, free of charge: I'd plan a trip of your own. Because once people waken up and remember who you are, and what you did to them...
Mr. Gold: ...they are gonna be looking for blood.
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Another classic episode in the first season next to That Still Small Voice and The Stable Boy

Remember when I said that That Still Small Voice and The Stable Boy are classic episodes? Well, looks like I found another one.

It does a neat job in continuing the flashbacks for Mary Margaret and David where Prince Charming gets captured by the Evil Queen and it's up to Snow White and the dwarfs along with Red Riding Hood, Granny, and the fairies to save him. The pacing is great not to mention the solid direction in the cliffhanger where Henry eats the apple strudel and gets poisoned and the scene where Mary Margaret eats the poison apple before she fells into a death sleep, causing Prince Charming to wake up and shout this line.

"What have you done?! What have you done?! Snow!!!!" That bit of acting is heartbreaking and the performances continue to shine with Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla delivering some of their best lines. The script is also well-written. It recalls the events that happened in Fruit of the Poisonous Tree and The Stable Boy. The action sequence where Snow White, the dwarfs, Red, Granny, and the fairies fight against King George's army is exciting and well-choreographed with Mark Isham delivering some of the most solid piece of music by blending the action, the drama, and the suspense really well. The directing is superb and the sets along with the scenery continue to be gorgeous throughout. There's not a single problem I do have with the episode. Just one more episode and I'm done with the 1st Season. Thumbs up! :)

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