Zelena wreaks more havoc -- and there's a new princess in town (howdy, Rapunzel!)
In Storybrooke, Emma and Regina team up to find out who cursed the town (again); in Fairy Land, Regina learns something surprising about her new adversary
Potions and witches and questionable decisions, oh my -- Once is back!
In a gamechanging midseason finale, Once wraps up Peter Pan's plot --then hits the reset button.
The Jolly Roger Six (plus a few stowaways) receive a hero's welcome upon their return -- but the war for Storybrooke is just beginning
An episode called "Save Henry" delivers what it promises -- though naturally, there's a twist
Once's twisted genealogy gets a little more tangled as we learn Rumpelstiltskin's true connection to Peter Pan
The pace quickens as we finally travel back to Storybrooke -- and learn who Pan's been keeping prisoner
...even if a little mermaid is involved. Hiya, Ariel!
Hook gets an(other) origin story, Henry plays with sharp objects... but nothing really matters until we finally get to The Kiss
Tinker Bell joins the show -- though that's not what'll have everyone talking
Angst is the flavor of the week, afflicting Emma, Snow -- and even Rumpelstiltskin. Also: Rufio shoutout!
Season 2 ends with a dramatic kidnapping -- as well as a trip to a certain beloved magical realm
'Peter Pan' gets a sinister rewrite as we barrel toward next week's finale
The Evil Queen learns to embrace her dark side in the past -- and finds her power in jeopardy in the present
In which we're introduced to Belle's cursed self: a sultry pool hustler known as Lacey
August/Pinocchio's triumphant return to Storybrooke isn't exactly so triumphant
A rad flashback takes us back to Storybrooke's early days as Regina prepares to take her revenge
Come for Cora and Rumplestiltskin's twisted backstory; stay to see a central character get axed
Maternity takes center stage in parallel plots that follow two very different mother/daughter pairs
Once throws a curveball by revealing the identity of Rumpelstitlskin's long-lost son. (Hint: He's exactly who you think he is)
Emma, Rumpelstiltskin, and Henry skip town just in time to miss a certain Hurley-burly beast's rampage
Dr. Frankenstein takes center stage in a filler-filled episode
We learn that Belle is more than just a pretty face -- as is Hook
Another resident of Storybrooke is the victim of a grisly crime -- though naturally, things aren't entirely what they seem
Burning questions are answered, storylines are resolved, and Fairy Land is left behind in Once's winter finale
Henry, Aurora, Snow, and Charming, that's who -- since slumber holds the key to defeating Cora
Ever have one of those mornings where you just can't remember if you savagely murdered someone the previous night? Red Riding Hood feels you, man.
In the present, Emma and Hook face a giant; in the past, Emma gets close to a fellow thief
A Halloween-themed episode reveals Dr. Whale's true identity -- and no, he isn't Monstro from Pinocchio
In which we meet a new villain with an ax to grind -- and, eventually, a hook for a hand
Emma and Snow search for Fairy Land's last portal -- encountering old friends (hello, Lancelot!) and older enemies (Cora!) along the way
How did Rumpelstiltskin and Regina first meet -- and what exactly happened to Regina's Mommie Dearest?
Big, awesome changes are coming to Storybrooke -- thanks to a certain savior and her eleventh-hour dragon battle
An apple a day keeps the doctor away... unless it's a piece of Regina's forbidden fruit
The Stranger gets a lot less strange as we learn who August really is
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children play / But there is no joy in Fairy Land -- mighty Rump has lost his Bae
We finally learn why Regina despises Snow -- and get to see Barbara Hershey as a strangely familiar mean, manipulative mama
An icy, unforgiving Snow sets out to kill the Evil Queen, while Mary Margaret finds herself ridiculously framed for murder
Little Red Riding Hood's tale gets delightfully twisted as the mystery of Kathryn's disappearance deepens
Before Grumpy was Grumpy, he was just a dwarf, standing in front of a fairy, asking her to love him
David loses both Mary Margaret and Kathryn. Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats
Rumpelstiltskin finds love in a hopeless place -- but of course, it all goes horribly, horribly wrong
Emma breaks bad with a little help from Sidney, while Aladdin gets mashed up with Snow White
A bird brings Mary Margaret and David together, while Snow fights for her One True Love
Meet Hansel and Gretel, noted navigators and witch murderers extraordinaire
Cinderella climbs the social ladder while Emma hunts a pregnant teen
Snow and Charming's backstory is revealed as Mary Margaret searches for her John Doe
Regina tries to trick Emma out of Storybrooke, to the detriment of mother nature