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Once Upon A Time: First Details on Episodes 1.09 ‘True North’ & 1.10 ‘7:15 am’

By on December 23, 2011
Image © ABC

Image © ABC

Some scanty details have just emerged on episodes 9 and 10 of Once Upon a Time, which kicks off again in January with Desperate Souls on January 8th.

Episode 9 is entitled True North and centers around a story in which Emma tries to save two children from the foster system by finding their birth father. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world the evil queen has Hansel and Gretel steal an artifact from a blind witch.

UPDATE: FULL PRESS RELEASE NOW FOLLOWS

EMMA TRIES TO HELP TWO HOMELESS CHILDREN FIND THEIR FATHER BEFORE THEY’RE SEPARATED AND PUT IN FOSTER CARE, AND THE EVIL QUEEN COERCES HANSEL AND GRETEL INTO STEALING AN IMPORTANT ARTIFACT FROM A BLIND WITCH, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) Guest Stars as the Blind Witch

“True North” – Feeling their pain from having lived through the same experience, Emma desperately tries to help two homeless children find their birth father before they’re separated and put into the foster care system. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen coerces Hansel and Gretel into stealing an important artifact from a blind witch (Emma Caulfield, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.

Guest starring are Eion Bailey as stranger, Quinn Lord as Josef/Hansel, Karley Scott Collins as Ava/Gretel, Nicholas Lea as Michael Tillman/woodcutter, Emma Caulfield as blind witch, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, David Bloom as Mr. “K” Krzyszkowski and Osmond Lloyd Bramble as queen’s guard.

”True North” was written by David H. Goodman & Liz Tigelaar and directed by Dean White.

Episode 10 is intriguingly entitled 7.15 am and sees David and Mary Margaret continue to struggle with their feelings for each other. Meanwhile a mysterious stranger in town makes Regina and Emma suspicious and Prince Charming’s wedding approaches.