Once Upon a Time

The Outsider

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/13/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Gold conducts an experiment to see if he can find a way across the town border without losing his memory. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret and David go house-hunting and Belle finds Hook in Storybrooke. In the fairytale world, Belle and Mulan meet for the first time as they try to stop a beast ravaging the land.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tony Amendola


  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

  • Chris Gauthier

    William Smee

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Emma Swan

  • Lee Arenberg


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • #211 'The Outsider'

    By Edie70, Jan 18, 2013

  • So good!

    By amazing_race, Jan 14, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Emma: After 28 years, isn't this what we've all been waiting for, to be together under the same roof?
      Mary Margaret: Yes. I just... imagined a bigger roof. With turrets.

    • Hook: Tell me something, darling. Why would you want to fight for a man like that?
      Belle: Because I still see good in him. Because I believe he's changed. Because his heart is true. And yours? Yours is rotten.
      Hook: You have no idea.

    • Belle: How the hell did you...?
      Hook: Oh, I know this ship like the back of my... well, you know.

    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 13, 2013 on CTV
      Slovakia: March 24, 2013 on JOJ
      Australia: June 6, 2013 on 7TWO
      Sweden: June 13, 2013 on Kanal 5
      UK: June 16, 2013 on Channel 5

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: Behind the opening title, the Yaoguai is stalking through the forest.

    Allusions (1)

    • Emma: You plotting your escape from Shawshank, kid?
      Referencing the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption based on Stephen King's 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. In the movie and the novella, an innocent man is sent to prison and tries not to let the experience break him, while attempting to find a way to escape.

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    • MichaelKlaus0 Jan 14, 2013

      This was a great episode again. Since "The Cricket Game" gave all the tension away I feared it might go on like that. For example when Grumpy and the others were worried what might happen if someone from outside Storybrook might come to town it still did not give away that it might happen so soon. - Cora is missing through the events. On one hand it is like Tallahassee all over again and we might be surprised with some master plan she installed absent from the scene; on the other hand she might be hiding in plain sight; she could be disguised as anybody... except the Charmings since Pongo would have known it.

    • legersem Jan 14, 2013

      That ending for this episode was one of the best that Once has ever had. Really upped the ante for later in the season. Although, I kept saying that they really need to kill someone off for real while watching this episode because the only main character they've killed is Graham and that was a full season ago. Nothing quite diffuses the tension like knowing the writers aren't going to off a big character. This was a step in the right direction, though.