Once Upon a Time


Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/30/12
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  • Episode Description
  • In the aftermath of Gold's actions at the wishing well, the people of Storybrooke must come to grips with the knowledge of what they once were... and are again. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world, Prince Phillip and his traveling companion, Mulan, face a dangerous opponent.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Raymond-James

    Mysterious Man

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

  • Sarah Bolger


  • David Anders

    Dr. Whale

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • It's felt like it's going downhill.

    By NikitaChelsea, Oct 25, 2013

  • IS....?

    By micaba, Oct 05, 2012

  • Broken

    By Dracomom, Oct 05, 2012

  • Exciting comeback!

    By GeraldC7, Oct 03, 2012

  • wooow!

    By EverRiveraCas, Oct 04, 2012

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Mary-Margaret: Shouldn't we talk about... it first?
      Emma: What?
      Mary-Margaret: Us? Your life? Everything?
      Emma: Can we do "everything" maybe later. Like, with a glass of wine and several bottles.

    • Archie: Dr. Whale's whipped everyone into a frenzy. They're gong to Regina's house. They're going to kill her.
      Leroy: Great, let's watch.

    • Regina: I assume this is your doing.
      Gold: Most things are.

    • Mary-Margaret: And we talked about things we probably shouldn't even have talked about--one-night stands and the like.
      David: One-night stands?
      Mary-Margaret: Whale.
      David: Whale?
      Mary-Margaret: We were cursed. That's neither here nor there.

    • Mary-Margaret: If we hadn't sent you away, you would have been cursed, too.
      Emma: But we would've been together. Which curse is worse?

    Notes (2)

    • As of this episode, Meghan Ory and Emilie de Ravin become series regulars and Raphael Sbarge and Eion Bailey are no longer ones.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: September 30, 2012 on CTV
      Australia: November 22, 2012 on 7TWO
      Sweden: January 10, 2013 on Kanal 5
      Slovakia: January 13, 2013 on JOJ
      UK: April 7, 2013 on Channel 5

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: Behind the opening title, the Qui Shen drifts through the forest.

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    • watcher1006 Oct 01, 2012

      There was so much in this episode I'll have to watch it again to try and understand it better. Yes, when it came right down to it, Henry couldn't go along with the lynch mob mentality to kill Regina. On the flip side of that he couldn't let her kill David/Charming. Do Rumpelstiltskin and Belle have a future? WHO, WHO was that man at the beginning who saw the piece of paper saying "Broken"?I'm left wondering what Regina meant when she told everyone that FTL is no more.

    • erinahbing Oct 06, 2012

      Bae should be older.. he left earlier, and he was older than the "kids in the tree".

    • Dracomom Oct 05, 2012

      Lots of theories on "The New Guy" in Boston- Bae, the White Rabbit (logical if Jefferson sent the note) Henry's dad (Bae or not, your choice) Nice if they'd give some clues next episode!

    • DarthFreeza Oct 01, 2012

      Possible continuity flaw aside, great episode. This show keeps exceeding my expectations. I didn't know how they'd pull off the curse being broken but they rose to the occassion. Rumplestiltskin and Belle were great. And it's nice to finally see another side of Regina. The new characters haven't interested me much yet (with the possible exception of Prince Philip) but it's only been one episode so hopefully they'll grow on me. Definitely excited for next week.

    • DarthFreeza Oct 01, 2012

      Didn't Maleficent and Regina imply in the second episode of the show that Aurora had already woken up from the sleeping curse prior to Regina's curse being enacted?

    • erinahbing Oct 06, 2012

      Seems to be the daughter, but still it is strange that she also has a Philip :)

    • Dracomom Oct 05, 2012

      My theory is that this Aurora is "Sleeping Beauty's" daughter, but not sure why she was asleep for a year (in addition to the 28 years while they were cursed) unless she played with Mom's enchanted spinning wheel?

    • TrueTvWatcher Oct 01, 2012

      Wow, the second season premiere was awesome! The people involved exceeded my expectations yet again!

    • PatriciaOrteg1 Oct 01, 2012

      Does anyone know if there was another episode other than the one night? I am reading on Facebook people saying that there are already two episodes. Someone please help

    • TrueTvWatcher Oct 01, 2012

      the other episode is a recap of the first season which showed at 8pm eastern standard usa time

    • JasmineHR Oct 01, 2012

      They had an hour recap before the premiere. Tonight (09/30) was the first episode. :)

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