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Once Upon a Time Recap Season 5 Episode 13: Hercules Arrives and Hook Resurfaces

By Jim Donnelly | Mar 14th, 2016

Welcome to the official Once Upon a Time recap for Season 5, Episode 13 “Labor of Love” (original airdate March 13, 2016). Hook is trapped in an underground prison in the Underworld. A young girl is there as well. She warns to give up any hope of escape. That’s not going to happen. Hook knows Emma is looking for him. She and the others get some help from someone in Mary Margaret’s past, a young demigod named Hercules (played by Jonathan Whitesell). For more details, let’s take a look at all the latest Magical Moments.

Muscle Man: In Fairytale Land past, a young Snow White is asked to stop a bandit from hurting her loyal subjects the pressure of do so is too much. Snow flees into the forest. She falls into a hunter trap, but is rescued by a young demigod named Hercules, who believes she’ll be great queen someday.

Unhooked: Hercules is reunited with Snow White in the present-day Underworld. His uncle, Hades, approaches the heroes. The truth about how Cerberus is the one who killed Hercules comes out. Hades assures the heroes that the worst is yet to come for Hook.

Labor Day: Hercules is reluctant to complete his last labor of defeating Cerberus even though it would mean getting out of the Underworld. A pep talk from his old friend, Snow, motivates him to face the beast with a little help from his friends.

Reunited and Rebranded: Hercules knows the young prisoner Hook helped escape. Her name is Megara (played by Kacey Rohl). Friends call her Meg. Cerberus killed her shortly after he killed Hercules. Mary Margaret realizes that her old friend’s unfinished business may have been more than defeating the beast. She also believes she needs a change.

Devilish Deal: Cruella is waiting for Henry in Regina’s office. She wants to go back to the real world. Only the Author can make that happen. The quill Henry broke was sent to the Underworld. If he helps Cruella, them Emma will no longer be a murderer. He can save her.

Soul Man: Hades is unhappy to learn that the prisoner Hook let escape moved on. He informs Hook that for every soul Hook’s friends set free, one of them will have to stay in the Underworld. Also, Hook has to choose who stays.

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