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Once Upon A Time: Upcoming Episode Titles

By on January 26, 2012
Ginnifer Goodwn as Snow White/Mary Margaret in Once Upon a Time. Image courtesy and © ABC

Ginnifer Goodwn as Snow White/Mary Margaret in Once Upon a Time. Image courtesy and © ABC

Episode 1 – Pilot

And they lived happily ever after … or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bondsperson who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry — the son she gave up years ago — finds her, everything changes. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairy tales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the characters of fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.

Episode 2 – The Thing You Love Most

The Evil Queen plots with Rumpelstiltskin about how to enact the curse that will cause the residents of the fairytale world to forget their true identities.  To do so, she must give up the thing she loves the most.  But what could it be?

Episode 3 – Snow Falls

Mary Margaret pays a visit to the comatose John Doe in the hospital, while Prince Charming unexpectedly meets Snow White for the first time back in the fairytale world.

Episode 4 – The Price of Gold

Emma tries to help a young pregnant woman escape from the clutches of Mr. Gold. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Cinderella makes a regrettable deal with Rumpelstiltskin.

Episode 5 – That Still Small Voice

Henry is lured to a dangerous sink hole that has appeared in Storybrooke and which may link both worlds. While the mayor and Emma argue about how to rescue Henry, Doctor Hopper undergoes a catharsis.

Episode 6 – The Shepherd

David – aka John Doe – must choose between staying with Kathryn or leaving her to be with Mary Margaret, with whom he’s fallen deeply, and inexplicably, in love; and Emma catches Sheriff Graham in a lie. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Prince Charming is about to encounter a life-changing event that will forever alter his destiny.

Episode 7 – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

As the inhabitants of Storybrooke mourn the loss of one of their own, one resident begins to remember their fairytale past. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world the Evil Queen searches for a heartless assassin willing to murder Snow White.

Episode 8 – Desperate Souls

Regina and Mr. Gold play dirty politics and take opposite sides when Emma runs for a coveted Storybrooke public office against Sidney. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Rumpelstiltskin tries to track down the ultimate power source in order to help his son avert the horrors of a meaningless war.

Episode 9 True North

Emma is desperate 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

Episode 10 7:15 am

Snow and Charming struggle with their feelings for one another as Charming’s wedding to King Midas’ daughter looms. In Storybrooke, Regina grows suspicious over a mysterious new stranger in town.

Episode 11 Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

A dejected Sidney enlists the aid of Emma to help uncover evidence that could expose Mayor Regina as the corrupt person she really is to the townspeople of Storybrooke; and Mary Margaret and David continue their secret rendezvous while trying to figure out a way to unleash their unrequited love. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, King Leopold who is the father of Snow White and married to the Evil Queen, stumbles upon a magic lamp and is granted three wishes by a Genie – who warns the king to be careful what he wishes for.

Episode 12 Skin Deep

After Mr. Gold’s house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine’s Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls’ night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.

Episode 13 What Happened to Frederick

With their love for each other growing stronger, David finally agrees to tell Kathryn about his relationship with Mary Margaret and put an end to his loveless marriage. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, while runaway groom Prince Charming searches for Snow White, he agrees to aid Abigail on a dangerous mission to recover something precious that was lost to her.

Episode 14 Dreamy

Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town’s Miner’s Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid, that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious disappearance of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy Nova.

Episode 15 Red Handed

After quitting Granny’s diner and with her self-esteem at an all-time low, Emma hires Ruby to be her assistant in order to help her discover what it is in life that she’s good at; and Emma continues questioning David about the disappearance – and possible murder – of Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Red Riding Hood yearns to run away with her true love. But she, along with her fellow townspeople, are virtual prisoners when a bloodthirsty wolf continues on its relentless killing spree.

Episode 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.

Episode 17 Hat Trick

While searching for a missing Mary Margaret, Emma is kidnapped by a man whose affinity for hats has him teetering on the edge of madness. Meanwhile, viewers will be transported outside of the fairytale land that was for the first time when the Evil Queen persuades a skillful man of magic to come work for her one last time and travel to Wonderland in order to help steal something from the Queen of Hearts

Episode 18 Stable Boy

Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in the murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal – but loveless – life.

Episode 19 The Return

the episode sees Mr. Gold attempting to uncover the true identity of August, while Emma confronts Regina about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance, and David tries to apologize and reconcile with Mary Margaret.

Episode 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.

Episode 21 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.

Episode 22 A Land Without Magic

Emma and Regina team together in order to find a way to save Henry’s life. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Prince Charming attempts to escape from the Evil Queen’s clutches in order to reunite with Snow White who, unbeknownst to him, has already taken a bite of the Queen’s poison apple


  1. Anon

    March 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Total coincidence, but what are the odds that Once Upon A Time happens to share the same title with an episode of The Vampire Diaries and one of The Secret Circle?

    “Heart of Darkness” and “The Return” albeit for TSC it’s just “Return” but still!

  2. Jennifer Griffin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Wow! Well spotted!

  3. Ferry

    March 18, 2012 at 4:51 am

    You Know On WikiPedia they Say the Season Finale Episode 22 is. “Is It The Truth” can you write that down please. And I also read it on the UK Website that it is “Is It The Truth” Thanks Jennifer Griffin

  4. Xerri Frend

    March 18, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Yeah. It did say it on WikiPedia that is “Is It The Truth” and UK Wesite. Thanks Ferry. It also sounds exciting, Right Jennifer 🙂

  5. Ferry

    March 18, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Yeah Sorry My writing got rubbed out. Yeah it does sound etg “Is It The Truth” Im the one who wrote it on wikipedia. But not on UK Website you can’t edit or comment there?

  6. Jennifer Griffin

    March 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Hey guys, thanks for your comments. I can’t update our list until I receive official confirmation from ABC.

  7. Jennifer Griffin

    March 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Mary, Kory, the Forum would be the best place for longer discussions on other shows not related to the article above.