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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

ABC 2011

There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell.Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White's missing daughter.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time - S7E12

#1 - A Taste of the Heights


Season 7 - Episode 12

On the day of Tiana's coronation, a confrontation with Dr. Facilier compels her to take a trip through the Bayou, where a surprising encounter changes her life and the hunt for an alligator takes a dark turn. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine reconnects with an old friend whose plans could jeopardize her culinary dreams. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver investigate a Blind Witch, leading them to a shocking discovery about The Coven.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 671 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E1

#2 - Hyperion Heights


Season 7 - Episode 1

Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella’s evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of “Hyperion Heights.”

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1471 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E9

#3 - The Bear King


Season 5 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1610 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S4E15

#4 - Enter the Dragon


Season 4 - Episode 15

In order to infiltrate the Queens of Darkness as a spy for the heroes, Regina must prove she's still willing to get her hands dirty. Meanwhile, Emma, David and Mary Margaret scramble to keep tabs on their undercover operative. Hook requests an unusual favor from Belle as Henry makes progress on his search for the Author. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Regina befriends Maleficent and helps her to rekindle her lost spark.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1270 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E7

#5 - Eloise Gardener


Season 7 - Episode 7

In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Ivy’s plot to take down Victoria intensifies and has unexpected consequences for Jacinda and Lucy. Rogers enlists Henry and Tilly’s help in his ongoing quest to find the missing Eloise Gardner, but what he discovers isn’t what meets the eye.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 832 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E13

#6 - Knightfall


Season 7 - Episode 13

Rogers strikes a deal with Eloise despite Tilly’s fair warning. Ivy struggles to find herself after Victoria’s death. Hook confronts Captain Ahab over a legendary magical talisman which can free Alice, only to learn that his quest may have unintended consequences.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 640 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E14

#7 - The Girl in the Tower


Season 7 - Episode 14

Rogers works to prove Tilly’s innocence in the case of the Blind Baker’s death, while Ivy attempts to make amends with Anastasia, and Samdi makes a revealing confession to Roni. Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, Alice forms an unbreakable bond.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 625 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E5

#8 - Greenbacks


Season 7 - Episode 5

Tiana seeks help from a traveling soothsayer, the iconic Dr. Facilier, in an attempt to save her kingdom. But when it's revealed that he has an ulterior motive she's forced to take matters into her own hands. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture, but the strength of their friendship is tested when Victoria interferes with their plans. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever. Rogers uncovers a crucial clue in his search for Eloise Gardener.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 919 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E3

#9 - The Garden of Forking Paths


Season 7 - Episode 3

When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that could aid in the defeat of Lady Tremaine’s rule and reveals a dark secret from Cinderella’s past. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria Belfrey from destroying Lucy’s beloved community garden, while Lucy tries to convince Henry that Victoria is after more than just a plot of land. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a discovery that could alter everyone’s fate.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1058 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E6

#10 - The Bear and the Bow


Season 5 - Episode 6

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 takes 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.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1597 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S6E13
#11 - Ill-Boding Patterns
Season 6 - Episode 13

When Gideon resumes his mission to kill Emma and become the Savior, Mr. Gold steps in to ensure that the use of dark magic does not poison his son. Meanwhile, Robin proves willing to ally himself with anyone offering the possibility of escape from Regina and Storybrooke. Hook gathers the courage to come clean to Emma, but not before she discovers he's been keeping a secret. And in a flashback to Fairy Tale Land, the legendary folk hero Beowulf sets his sights on Rumplestiltskin after the Dark One uses his powers to defeat the ogres and win the war for humanity.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1795 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E11
#12 - Secret Garden
Season 7 - Episode 11

Eager to harness her burgeoning magical skills, Robin engages in a risky relationship with Mother Gothel. Meanwhile in Hyperion Heights, Roni and Kelly strike a deal with Eloise, desperate to save Lucy from her mysterious illness. But nothing comes without a price. As things finally come to a head between Victoria and Ivy, someone may have to pay with their life.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 711 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E9
#13 - One Little Tear
Season 7 - Episode 9

Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost of saving one life could mean the loss of another. In a flashback, we learn Lady Tremaine's surprising connection to another classic fairytale when Mother Gothel offers to help her family. Meanwhile, Jacinda and Nick share an exchange that could alter her future with Henry.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 793 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S6E1
#14 - The Savior
Season 6 - Episode 1

Our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories. Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger. In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 2459 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E17
#15 - Her Handsome Hero
Season 5 - Episode 17

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.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1820 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E8
#16 - Pretty in Blue
Season 7 - Episode 8

In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 827 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E4
#17 - The Broken Kingdom
Season 5 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1577 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E18
#18 - Ruby Slippers
Season 5 - Episode 18

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.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1808 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S7E15
#19 - Sisterhood
Season 7 - Episode 15

When the Candy Killer attacks, Ivy will have to risk what remains of her family, while Jacinda and Henry grow closer and Roni questions her relationship with Samdi. Meanwhile, Drizella faces an unthinkable challenge in her attempt to join the Witch’s Coven.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 603 votes.

Once Upon a Time - S5E15
#20 - The Brothers Jones
Season 5 - Episode 15

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.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Once Upon a Time from 1746 votes.

Last updated: mar 02, 2021



This series succesfully shows the exact opposite of blockbuster movies: Create a great story with mediocre special effects and lesser known actors. The writers behind this show do an amazing job creating one wonderfull Fairy tale adaptation after another. I did not like their previous work, but I think the writing is getting more mature (but they still make some errors that are frustrating.) But mostly they are not afraid to change major aspects of the fairy tales if necessary. The creaters of this show also worked on 'Lost' and the 'TRON: Legacy' movie. I really love how Rumpelstiltskin plays the evil maniac, especially during the first season. But there are more noteworthy roles in there, like the evil queen, her mother, Belle, Hook or Peter Pan. Emma Swan is pretty well played, but compared to the extreme characteristics of the fictional characters she is a bit bland. The things I dislike most are probably some repeated main themes (family feuds/bad parent-child relations) and that they copy the characters of fairy tales a bit too literal from the Disney franchise from time to time. Overall I think it is on of the best non-comedy shows of the past few years. PS. I am glad Lady Gaga never replied on the invite to play the Blue Fairy.


Evil queens, unicorns, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.. - all the classics in a modern and well made TV serie. There are no half-naked-fake-boob babes or overly violent gunfights but instead there are lots of great actors, good story and great filming! Highly recommended!


the only show i've seen that gets better the further you watch. hope they don't run out of plotlines anytime soon!


After season 3 for me this show became forgettable, i loved it since the beggining, my second show that i ever watched (after supernatural) and i absolutelly loved it, the characteristics were awesome, but it lost all the magic when they introduced Frozen,..


This show started out awesome. I was completely hooked to the point that my sister and I would call each other during the commercials to ooohhh and aaahh over what just happened. The last 2 seasons have really gone down hill. So much so that I am several episodes behind in watching it. It seems like the writers are running out of good plot lines. I hate to say it, but it might be time to cancel the show.


Just dropped in season 5. It just lost the magic (no pun intended), because every season is the same: - Everything is alright now, everyone is happy again, yay! - A powerful Villain appears. - Villain used Curse. It is supper effective! - The Heroes lost their memory for a short time. - "Now thou shalt travel to a foreign land, farewell my Heroes." - The land ends up to be Storybrooke... again. - OH, SAVIOR, SAVE US ALL! - OH, almost-30-years-old-henry-that-ages-really-fast-but-everybody-just-decides-to-ignore-that, SAVE US ALL! - A Hero dies. Climax. - The Villain is defeated with a hidden power that the Heroes found somewhere, just laying around in Storybrooke. - Go back to step 1.


First season was good, then they lost me at season two, then they bring me back for season 3 with Peter Pan and Neverland (the best thing that they've ever done for this show). But the downfall after that is irrecoverable. Shout out to Lana Parrilla and Robert Carlyle who are the only two actors worth watching.


cancela essa desgraça logo pelo bem da humanidade


Season 7 is terrible. Glad this show has been cancelled. The mother / daughter casting is terrible. I don’t know what the director was thinking. They are not bad actors but not right for this show.


Lana. Parrilla. That is in itself enough information to go start this show because that woman could seriously bring magic to a show about potatoes for all I care and she is one of the main reasons that this show is what it is but other than that, it's got all of our favorite fairytales but with different and sometimes darker twists. It's a very layered show in which good and evil isn't always what it seems and you actually love the villains more than the heroes at some point. The writers do a great job in creating a world in which anything is possible and all of your favorite fairytales collide. I'm never bored watching this show and if you are a lover of anything magic like myself than you simply have to watch this!

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