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ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5 Episode Guide

By on September 11, 2015
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan. (ABC/Tyler Shields)

ABC's "Once Upon a Time" stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan. (ABC/Tyler Shields)

Episode 5×22 and 5×23 “Only You” and “An Untold Story”

REGINA WRESTLES WITH HER INNER DEMONS AS SHE REELS FROM THE LOSS OF ROBIN HOOD WHEN HENRY GOES ON A DANGEROUS ROGUE MISSION, AND A PORTAL IS OPENED INTO A STRANGE AND TWISTED REALM, ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

“Only You” – In the first hour of the special two-hour season finale, Regina reels from the death of Robin Hood, and everyone tries to give her room to grieve, but when the heroes discover Gold has stolen Hades’ Olympian Crystal and tethered all of Storybrooke’s magic to it, they set out to stop him. Henry decides he no longer can stand all the pain magic has caused his family, so he goes rogue, with Violet in tow, to destroy magic once and for all. Meanwhile, Zelena, Snow, David and Hook attempt to open a portal that will return Merida and the other Storybrooke guests to their homes, but things go awry, and the group winds up in a deranged new world.

“An Untold Story” – In the second hour, with the possibility of magic being destroyed and the fate of Storybrooke hanging in the balance, it’s a race for Emma and Regina to track down Henry before Gold can find him first. Regina continues to struggle with her frustrations over her former evil-self and, elsewhere, Snow, David, Hook and Zelena are imprisoned and must contend with very two very disturbed individuals that may give Gold a run for his money.

The season finale of “Once Upon a Time” airs SUNDAY, MAY 15 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars in “Only You” include Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Amy Manson as Merida, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Michael P. Northey as Friar Tuck, Jason Burkart as Little John, Olivia Steele Falconer as Violet, Hank Harris as the Groundsman, Arnold Pinnock as the Orderly, Sam Witwer as the Warden, Candus Churchill as Librarian and Chris Olson as Toll Operator.

Guest stars in “An Untold Story” include Beverley Elliott as Granny, Olivia Steele Falconer as Violet, Hank Harris as the Groundsman, Arnold Pinnock as the Orderly, Sam Witwer as the Warden, Tzi Ma as the Dragon, Shannon Hearn as Frontiersman and Nikolai Witschl as Server.

“Only You” was written by David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss, and directed by Romeo Tirone.

“An Untold Story” was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and directed by Dean White.

 

Episode 5×21 “Last Rites”

DANGER LOOMS IN STORYBROOKE AS HADES GROWS MORE POWERFUL,
BUT CLASHING WITH HIM MEANS LIVES WILL BE LOST – AND SAVED –

Emma, David, Regina, Robin and Henry are finally back home in Storybrooke and reunited with Snow, but, unfortunately, they still have to contend with Hades, who continues to deceive Zelena as he lays out his plan to use the all-powerful Olympian Crystal to take over the town.

The heroes desperately search for a way to defeat Hades while Hook does the same in the Underworld, looking for those missing storybook pages.

Regina and Robin take a more direct approach, which culminates in an epic showdown that will leave our heroes forever changed, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Emma Caulfield as the Blind Witch, Amy Manson as Merida, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Marcario as Bashful, Eric Keenleyside as Moe French, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Michael P. Northey as Friar Tuck, Jason Burkart as Little John, David Hoflin as Zeus, Kiefer Bahrich as Sad-eyed Boy and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Last Rites” was written by Jerome Schwartz and directed by Craig Powell.

 

Episode 5×20 “Firebird”

EMMA AND HOOK’S LOVE FACES THE ULTIMATE TEST

Hades turns to the heroes to ask for help with getting Zelena back from Rumplestiltskin and Peter Pan. In return, he offers to take all their names off their tombstones.

However, when Hook is still unable to leave, he and Emma must journey into the depths of the Underworld.

Meanwhile, Cruella De Vil is determined to keep the heroes trapped in the Underworld. In flashbacks, Emma searches for answers about her family and makes an unexpected friendship on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Emma Caulfield as the Blind Witch, Robbie Kay as Peter Pan, Victoria Smufit as Cruella De Vil, Rya Kihlstedt as Cleo, Geoff Gustafson as Stealthy, Bronwen Smith as Cashier, Max Chadburn as Tasha and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Firebird” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

Episode 5×19 “Sisters”

REGINA TURNS TO CORA FOR HELP WITH ZELENA,

Now that Hades and Zelena are reunited, Hades tells Zelena that he wants a future with her outside of the Underworld. All she needs to do is heal his heart with True Love’s Kiss so they can leave the Underworld and trap the heroes there for eternity.

When Regina overhears of this plan, she enlists Cora’s help to find a way to separate Zelena from Hades. However, Cora reveals a family secret that could change Regina and Zelena’s lives forever.

Meanwhile, David finally meets James, only to realize that his twin is determined to seek revenge on him for stealing the life he could have had, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Robbie Kay as Peter Pan, Victoria Smufit as Cruella De Vil, Tony Perez as Valet, Adrian Hough as Woodcutter, Ava Acres as Young Regina, Isabella Blake-Thomas as Young Zelena, Romuald Hivert as Guard and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Sisters” was written by David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales and directed by Romeo Tirone.

 

Episode 5×18 “Ruby Slippers”

RUBY ENLISTS OUR HEROES HELP TO FIND DOROTHY

Meghan Ory Guest Stars as Ruby/Red, Jamie Chung as Mulan, Teri Reeves as Dorothy, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil and Greg Germann as Hades

In flashbacks, Ruby and Mulan find themselves in Oz, where they meet Dorothy. After the three witness Zelena’s return to Oz, they look for a way to defeat her once and for all. However, Dorothy mysteriously disappears, and Ruby’s search for her new friend lands her in the Underworld.

Reunited with the heroes, Ruby teams up with Emma, Regina and Snow to continue looking for Dorothy.

Meanwhile, Snow and David struggle with not being able to be with their son, Neal, and devise a plan so that one of them can escape the Underworld, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Jamie Chung as Mulan, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Teri Reeves as Dorothy, Emma Caulfield as the Blind Witch, Paul Lazenby as Claude, Gina Stockdale as Auntie Em and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Ruby Slippers” was written by Andrew Chambliss & Bill Wolkoff and directed by Eriq La Salle.

 

Episode 5×17 “Her Handsome Hero”

WHEN BELLE FINDS GASTON IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE FACES A DECISION THAT CAN COST HER RUMPLESTILTSKIN

Wes Brown Guest Stars as Gaston, Meghan Ory as Ruby and Greg Germann as Hades

Belle turns to Rumplestiltskin with hope of finding a way to protect their child from Hades. However, they disagree over whether to use dark magic, as Belle forbids Rumplestiltskin from using his powers for evil.

Meanwhile, Hades secretly meets with Gaston in the Underworld and encourages him to seek revenge on Rumplestiltskin.

As the heroes try to find a way to defeat Hades, Emma has a terrifying nightmare that she realizes is beginning to come true.

And in flashbacks, Belle and Gaston meet for the first time, but their blossoming romance comes to a halt on the eve of the Ogre wars, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Wes Brown as Gaston, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Eric Keenleyside as Sir Maurice/Moe and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Her Handsome Hero” was written by Jerome Schwartz and directed by Romeo Tirone.

 

Episode 5×16 “Our Decay”

AFTER LANDING IN THE UNDERWORLD, ZELENA ESCAPES AND BELLE RECEIVES SOME SHOCKING NEWS, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Emma, Snow, David, Regina, Robin, Henry and Hook continue to search for a way to free everyone from the Underworld.

At the mercy of Hades, Gold creates a portal to Storybrooke, which transports Belle, Zelena and Baby Hood to the Underworld.

While Zelena and Regina get into a sibling squabble, Belle is reunited with Rumple only to learn some tremendously shocking news that will change her life forever.

Meanwhile, Snow and David hopelessly attempt to send a message from the Underworld to their son, Neal.

In flashbacks, Hades learns about Zelena’s very special spell and pays her a visit in Oz with the intention of striking an alliance, but finds himself with more than just a partner in crime, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest stars include Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy, Emma Caulfield as Blind Witch, Teri Reeves as Dorothy, and Greg Germann as Hades.
“Our Decay” was written by Tse Chun and Dana Horgan, and directed by Steve Pearlman.

 

Episode 5×15 “The Brothers Jones”

HOOK IS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT HIS OLDER BROTHER IS IN THE UNDERWORLD,
AND TOGETHER THE HEROES SEARCH FOR THE STORYBOOK THEY HOPE WILL HELP THEM DEFEAT HADES, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Greg Germann Guest Stars as Hades, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil and Bernard Curry as Liam

Finally reunited, Hook and Emma must find a way to defeat Hades so that they can return to Storybrooke with Snow, David, Regina, Robin, Henry and Gold.

A surprise visit from Hook’s departed brother Liam just might provide the lead they were looking for—others who have tried to overthrow Hades spoke of a book that contained the key to his downfall.

Tired of watching from the sidelines, Henry secretly takes matters into his own hands while the others search for the book. Meanwhile, Hades redoubles his efforts to trap the heroes in the Underworld by playing them against one another.

In flashbacks, the bond between the two young Jones brothers is tested and strengthened on a merchant ship heading into a dangerous storm., on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest stars include Bernard Curry as Liam Jones, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Timothy Webber as the Apprentice, Costas Mandylor as Captain Silver and Greg Germann as Hades.

“The Brothers Jones” was written by Jerome Schwartz and David H. Goodman, and directed by Eagle Egilsson.

Episode 5×14 “Devil’s Due”

Hook’s captivity takes a dark turn when Hades threatens to condemn him to the River of Lost Souls after Hook refuses to choose which three of his friends will have to remain in the Underworld.

Meanwhile, Gold is suddenly eager to help Emma, Snow, David, Regina, Robin and Henry find Hook so he can return home to Belle; but in order to do so, he must find his ex-wife Milah in the Underworld and ask for her help.

In Fairy Tale Land flashbacks, Rumple and Milah face a life-or-death crisis concerning their son, Baelfire, that forces Rumple to make a deal that will haunt him, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Rachel Shelley as Milah, Dean Petriw as Young Baelfire, Aaron Douglas as Fendrake the Healer, Gavin Cooke as Drunken Lout and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Devil’s Due” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Alrick Riley.

 

Episode 5×13 “Labor of Love”

In the Underworld, an escapee from Hades’ prison informs the heroes that Hook is being held captive. But before the heroes can rescue Hook, they must face a terrifying beast that guards the prison.

Mary Margaret searches for an old childhood friend who knows how to defeat the monster.

However, once reunited, she discovers that her friend is no longer the hero he once was.

Meanwhile, in an Enchanted Forest flashback, a young Snow White struggles to preserve peace in her kingdom and must learn how to be a true hero if she wants to one day become queen on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Episode 5×12 “Souls of the Departed”

MIDSEASON PREMIERE

AFTER HOOK SACRIFICES HIMSELF TO SAVE STORYBROOKE, THE HEROES FOLLOW HIM TO THE UNDERWORLD WHERE THEY ENCOUNTER FACES FROM THEIR PAST, ON ABC’S SPECIAL 100th EPISODE OF “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Greg Germann Guest Stars as Hades, Barbara Hershey as Cora, Robbie Kay as Peter Pan, Tony Perez as Valet and Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror

Emma, Regina, Mary Margaret, David, Robin, Henry and Gold arrive in the Underworld, on a mission to rescue Hook, only to discover that their search will be more difficult than they had anticipated. The inhabitants of the Underworld—all souls with unfinished business and many with quite personal vendettas—hound our heroes at every turn. Meanwhile, in an Enchanted Forest flashback, a familiar face from the Evil Queen’s past returns to present Regina with the perfect birthday gift, on the 100th episode of “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror, Robbie Kay as Peter Pan, Emma Caulfield as the Blind Witch, Tony Perez as Valet, Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Steven Roberts as Blacktooth, Stefano Giulianetti as Jester, Jesse Blue as Black Knight, Julia Tortolano as Blueberry Pie Gal and Greg Germann as Hades.

“Souls of the Departed” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

Episode 5×11 “Swan Song”

The dark siege of Storybrooke is underway as all of the resurrected Dark Ones target a living soul for sacrifice so that they can return to the realm of the living.

With doom imminent, Gold advises Mary Margaret, David and the rest of the heroes to spend their last fleeting moments enjoying the company of their loved ones.

Emma, however, refuses to give up, knowing that she is responsible for righting all the poor choices she made as Dark One – there’s only one problem, Dark Hook.

When they face-off with the fate of Storybrooke at stake, Hook’s actions will devastate Emma in a way no one saw coming.

In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, the Evil Queen tests Hook’s mettle by forcing him to confront a demon from his past before contracting him to dispatch one from hers.

Air Date: Sunday Dec. 6 on ABC

 

Episode 5×10 “Broken Heart”

In a Camelot flashback, Hook becomes a Dark One and his lust for revenge against Rumplestiltskin is reignited.

When Emma and Hook disagree about their best course of action, the final pieces of the puzzle are revealed as events in Camelot catch up to the present and we witness a charged confrontation between the forces of light and dark that sends our heroes on a collision course with destiny.

Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Hook’s centuries old lust for revenge against Gold puts both of their fates in jeopardy while Emma’s love faces the ultimate test as she tries to convince Hook to turn away from the darkness before she, Mary Margaret, David and Regina embark on a new mission as an unsuspected evil is released.

Air Date: Sunday Nov. 29 on ABC.

 

Episode 5×08 and 5×09″Birth/The Bear King” (2 Hour Special)

Guest Star Jamie Chung Reprises Her Role as Mulan and Meghan Ory Returns as Ruby

In the first hour of this special Once Upon a Time event – “Birth” – tensions in Camelot come to a head when Merlin, now under Arthur’s control, delivers an ultimatum to Emma: hand over the Dark One dagger and the Promethean spark or he will kill her entire family.

Refusing to give in, Emma and our heroes face off against Arthur, Merlin and Zelena in an epic battle of magic and will. Just when the end is in sight, Emma is forced to make a gut-wrenching choice that no one saw coming.

Back in Storybrooke, Zelena’s pregnancy mysteriously accelerates and Hook goes to new and desperate lengths to get answers from the Dark Swan.

In the second hour – “The Bear King”– Zelena and Arthur journey to DunBroch on a mission to retrieve an enchanted relic that will provide the advantage they need to vanquish Emma and our heroes.

Their path will cross with Merida’s, who is on a journey of her own to pay a debt that her father, King Fergus, owed to the Witch when he died. Merida enlists the help of two friends, Mulan and Ruby, but, in order to satisfy the Witch and save DunBroch, she first must discover the identity of the knight who killed her father.

In flashbacks, Merida learns about bravery and honor as she trains for combat and rides alongside Fergus into the infamous battle that claims his life, in the two-hour Once Upon a Time, event.

“Birth” was written by David H. Goodman & Jerome Schwartz and directed by Eagle Egilsson.

Guest cast includes Beverley Elliott as Granny, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Micahel Coleman as Happy, David Anders as Dr. Whale, Ingrid Torrance as Nurse Ratched, Elliot Knight as Merlin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur and Joana Metrass as Guinivere.

“The Bear King” was written by Andrew Chambliss and directed by Geofrey Hildrew.

Guest cast includes Meghan Ory as Red/Ruby, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Jamie Chung as Mulan, Amy Manson as Merida, Glenn Keogh as King Fergus, Caroline Morahan as Queen Elinor, Lily Knight as Witch, Richard Stroh as Edgar, Paul Telfer as Lord Macintosh, Marco D’Angelo as Lord MacGuffin, Josh Hallem as Lord Dingwall, Matthew Olsen as Brother #1, Jordan Olsen as Brother #2, Colton Barnert as Brother #3 and Liam Garrigan as King Arthur.

 Air Date: Sunday Nov. 15 on ABC.

Episode 5×07 “Nimue”

In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul.

With Zelena in tow, Hook, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Robin steal into Arthur’s castle to take the broken sword from the maniacal king.

Meanwhile, Merlin brings Emma along on a journey to confront his ancient nemesis and retrieve the sacred spark he’ll need to reforge Excalibur. Both parties are tested, but one suffers a blow that could derail the entire operation.

In a flashback to long before the Age of Arthur, young Merlin finds purpose after he is blessed with magic and immortality, but when he falls in love with a young refugee named Nimue, everything changes for Merlin, as their romance starts a chain of events that touches every one of our present day heroes.

Guest stars include Beverley Elliott as Granny, Elliot Knight as Merlin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, Caroline Ford as Nimue, Darren Moore as Vortigan, Graham Verchere as Young Apprentice, Jackie Minns as Woman, Max Haynes as Young Man and Jason Simpson as Adda.

“Nimue” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Romeo Tirone.

Air Date: Sunday Nov. 8 on ABC

 

Episode 5×06 “The Bear and the Bow”

In a Camelot flashback, a chance encounter with Merlin, David, Hook and Belle gives Merida new hope in her quest to save her brothers from the usurping clans of DunBroch.

Unwilling to leave anything up to fate, Merida brings Belle along on a dangerous journey that culminates with an invaluable lesson in bravery.

In Storybrooke, Regina, Mary Margaret and David discover the spell that would allow one of Merlin’s chosen to communicate with him, but when Arthur fails to reach the missing sorcerer the heroes grow suspicious.

Meanwhile, Emma commands Merida to kill Belle in hopes of forcing Mr. Gold’s heroic transformation. With Merida unable to disobey Emma’s orders gold must find the courage to fight for Belle’s life or risk losing her forever.

Air Date: Sunday November 1 on ABC.

 

Episode 5×05 “Dreamcatcher”

In Camelot, as Mary Margaret and David attempt to retrieve the Dark One dagger, Emma uses a Dreamcatcher to look into the past to see how Merlin was transformed into a tree.

Together, Emma and Regina figure out the critical ingredient they must acquire to free Merlin, but it’s a race against Arthur, who does not want Merlin released. Meanwhile, with encouragement from his moms, Henry musters up the courage to ask Violet on a date.

Back in Storybrooke, the heroes break into Emma’s house hoping to locate Gold, but what they find will give them a glimpse of Emma’s end game.

Far from prying eyes, Merida sets about the mission Emma has tasked her with and begins molding Gold into the hero they need to draw Excalibur.
Guest stars include Amy Manson as Merida, Elliot Knight as Merlin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Mig Macario as Bashful, Olivia Steele Falconer as Violet, Ryan Robbins as Sir Morgan and Guy Fauchon as Vortigan.

Air Date: Sunday Oct. 25 on ABC

 

Episode 5×04 “The Broken Kingdom”

After receiving a cryptic warning from Lancelot about Arthur’s intentions, Mary Margaret realizes Arthur may be the heroes’ biggest threat, but when she is unable to convince David of the danger, she takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Hook’s unwavering love for Emma provides a glimmer of hope in her struggle against the unrelenting voice of Rumplestiltskin. In a Camelot flashback, Guinevere senses that Arthur is losing his way, consumed by his obsession with making Excalibur whole, so she sets out with Lancelot on her own quest into the heart of darkness. In Storybrooke, Dark Emma unleashes a secret weapon in the next phase of her plan to find the brave soul she needs to draw Excalibur from the stone.

Air Date: Sunday Oct. 18 on ABC

 

Episode 5×03 “Siege Perilous”

DAVID AND ARTHUR EMBARK ON A HEROIC QUEST WHILE EMMA ENACTS HER PLAN TO DRAW EXCALIBUR

Sinqua Walls Guest Stars as Lancelot, Joana Metrass Guest Stars as Guinevere and Liam Garrigan Guest Stars as King Arthur

In Camelot, the heroes feverishly work to free Merlin.

Determined to help Emma, David embarks on a quest to retrieve a magical relic that Regina could use to communicate with the imprisoned sorcerer, but, when David leaves, Arthur insists on joining him because the dangers ahead are greater than he can imagine.

Meanwhile, Mary Margaret discovers the fate of her old friend Lancelot.

Back in Storybrooke, Arthur seeks David’s help to catch a thief who threatens the safety of the citizens of Camelot.

Across town, Emma reaches out to a conflicted Hook as she sets about her plan to draw Excalibur from the stone.

“Siege Perilous” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

Air Date: Sunday Oct. 11 on ABC

 

Episode 5×02 “The Price”

In an effort to protect Emma, Regina steps up in a surprising way that will test her mettle as a force for good.

King Arthur and Queen Guinevere throw a royal ball to welcome the heroes to Camelot, but when the celebration takes a deadly turn, David and Robin must leap into action or lose a crucial asset in the fight to save Emma.

Back in Storybrooke, Hook deploys a tried-and-true technique in hopes of bringing Emma back to the light while the heroes discover that some unexpected baggage has followed them home from Camelot.

“The Price” was written by Andrew Chambliss & Dana Horgan, and directed by Romeo Tirone.

Air Date: Sunday Oct. 4 on ABC

 

Episode 5×01 “The Dark Swan”

Immediately after becoming the Dark One, Emma disappears and the heroes must band together to save her, but first they have to find her, which will require the help of an unlikely ally.

Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest, Emma struggles to resist her dark urges as she searches for Merlin in the hope that he can stop her transformation.

Along the way to Camelot, she gets help from the plucky and brave warrior princess Merida, as well as King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Amy Manson as Merida, Keegan Connor Tracy as the Blue Fairy/Mother Superior, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Sinqua Walls as Lancelot, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Timothy Webber as the Apprentice, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Andrew Jenkins as Sir Percival, Lee Majdoub as Sir Kay, Brent Stait as the Peddler, Elliot Knight as the Usher and Mckenna Grace as Young Emma.

“The Dark Swan” was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and directed by Ron Underwood.

Air Date: Sunday Sept. 27 on ABC

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