Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
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The Guardian 

After discovering the Dark One dagger has been stolen, Weaver sets out to get it back; Margot takes Tilly on a date; Desperate to reunite with Belle, Rumple pays Alice a visit.


Geofrey Hildrew


Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills / Roni
Colin O'Donoghue ... Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / Rogers
Andrew J. West ... Henry Mills
Dania Ramirez ... Jacinda Vidrio
Alison Fernandez ... Lucy Vidrio (credit only)
Mekia Cox ... Princess Tiana / Sabine (credit only)
Robert Carlyle ... Rumpelstiltskin / Mr. Gold / Weaver
Daniel Francis ... Dr. Facilier / Baron Samdi
Nathan Parsons ... Nick Branson / Jack / Hansel
Jeff Pierre ... Naveen / Drew
Rose Reynolds ... Alice / Tilly
Tiera Skovbye ... Robin / Margot
Bruce Blain ... Desk Sergeant


Following Nick's passing, Weaver discovers the Dark One's Dagger has been taken and embarks to get it back, regardless of whether it implies double-crossing Roni's trust. In the interim, Margot takes Tilly out on the town, yet their opportunity together takes a sudden bend. In a flashback, Rumple, edgy to be brought together with Belle, pays Alice a visit. Written by Mike Johnson

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Release Date:

20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The bookstore that Alice/Tilly takes Robin to is called Dodgson's Books. (The name is seen briefly on the door.) Charles Dodgson is the real name of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. See more »


Rumpelstiltskin: If you truly can hear my wife, then tell me, what did she say?
Dr. Facilier: The Guardian has to be pure of heart. But the only way to know is to test Alice. Belle says you have to hurry.
Rumpelstiltskin: Why?
Dr. Facilier: Because she sees there's still darkness in you, and she's afraid that without her, you'll succumb to it first.
Rumpelstiltskin: [letting him go] Don't worry, Belle. I'll find the Guardian in time. I promise.
Dr. Facilier: Oh, you better hope you do. Because if you don't, I'll be there to pluck your precious dagger from you. Good luck, Dark One.
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