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Season 1

Once Upon a Time episode guide


There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic fairy tale characters we know and love… until a curse trapped them in a place called Storybrooke. After the curse was broken, new dangers, magical forces, and exciting worlds have continued to emerge, from Oz to Neverland to Arendelle. Now, a new trifecta of evil joins forces with Rumplestiltskin on a mission to find the happy endings that have eluded them, The Queens of Darkness: Cruella De Vil, Ursula, and Maleficent.
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S1 Ep 1 Pilot

Emma's life turns upside down when she is visited by Henry, the 10-year-old child she long ago gave up for adoption; Emma brings Henry back to his foster mother in a strange town called Storybrooke.

10/23/11 Season 1 TV-PG L,V
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S1 Ep 3 Snow Falls

Emma talks Mary Margaret into reading to an unidentified coma patient in the hospital; Prince Charming and Snow White meet for the first time.

11/06/11 Season 1 PG V
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S1 Ep 5 That Still Small Voice

Henry explores the inside of a mysterious sinkhole to see if its contents can link Storybrooke to the Fairy Tale world, and Jiminy Cricket yearns to leave the family business and transform into the person he wants to be.

11/27/11 Season 1 TV-PG V
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S1 Ep 8 Desperate Souls

Emma runs for public office, leading Regina and Mr. Gold to indulge in dirty politics; Rumpelstiltskin searches for a power source to help his son avoid war.

01/08/12 Season 1 TV-PG L,V
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S1 Ep 9 True North

Emma tries to save two children from the foster system by finding their birth father; the evil queen has Hansel and Gretel steal an artifact from a blind witch.

01/15/12 Season 1 TV-PG V
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S1 Ep 10 7:15 A.M.

David and Mary Margaret continue to struggle with their feelings; a mysterious stranger in town makes Regina and Emma suspicious; Prince Charming's wedding approaches.

01/22/12 Season 1 TV-PG V
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S1 Ep 12 Skin Deep

When Mr. Gold's house is robbed, Emma suspects he is planning to seek vigilante justice; Ruby, Mary Margaret and Ashley plan a night out on Valentine's Day; Belle makes a deal.

02/12/12 Season 1 TV-PG V
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S1 Ep 14 Dreamy

Mary Margaret and Leroy join forces to help nuns sell candles at the Miner's Day festival; Emma investigates the disappearance of David's wife; Grumpy falls in love with a fairy.

03/04/12 Season 1 TV-PG L
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S1 Ep 15 Red-Handed

Emma gives Ruby a job as her assistant; David faces questions about Kathryn's disappearance; Red Riding Hood yearns to run off with her love but is prevented by a dangerous situation.

03/11/12 Season 1 TV-PG V
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S1 Ep 16 Heart of Darkness

After Emma is forced to arrest Mary Margaret for the murder of David's wife, Mary Margaret hires Mr. Gold as her attorney; Snow White continues to be affected by Rumplestiltskin's potion.

03/18/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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S1 Ep 17 Hat Trick

During her search for Mary Margaret, Emma is kidnapped by a mad man with an affinity for hats; the evil queen hires a man of magic.

03/25/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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S1 Ep 18 The Stable Boy

Emma keeps searching for evidence to prove Mary Margaret's innocence in Kathryn's murder; the root of the evil queen's disdain for Snow White is revealed.

04/01/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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S1 Ep 19 The Return

Mr. Gold tries to expose August's true identity; Regina is confronted about her involvement in Kathryn's disappearance; David hopes to reconcile with Mary Margaret.

04/22/12 Season 1 TV-PG L,V
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S1 Ep 20 The Stranger

August takes Emma on a journey that will show her how to beat Regina and possibly attain custody of Henry; Regina tries to seduce David.

04/29/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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S1 Ep 21 An Apple Red as Blood

As Henry begs Emma to stay in Storybrooke, Regina works on a plot that could rid her of Emma permanently; Snow White asks her cohorts to help save Prince Charming and defeat the evil queen.

05/06/12 Season 1 TV-PG V
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