Hades turn to the heroes for help after Gold and Peter abduct Zelena, and offers their freedom in return. However, Cruella objects to the heroes leaving without her. In the past, Emma makes an unexpected friendship while looking for her family.moreless
Mary Margaret and David come up with a plan for one of them to escape the Underworld. In the past, Ruby and Mulan meet Dorothy in Oz, and Ruby ends up in the Underworld and searches for Dorothy when her new ally disappears.moreless
Belle forbids Gold from using dark magic to protect their unborn child, while Hades encourages Gaston to kill Gold. In the past, Belle and Gston fall in love as the Ogres attack.
Thanks to Gold's portal spell, the Underworld receives three new visitors. Meanwhile, David and Mary Margaret learn of a way to contact their baby son. In the past, Hades and Zelena ally to gather the ingredients for Zelena's time-travel spell.moreless
Emma realizes that Hook needs more than rescuing from Hades if she will ever leave the Underworld with him. In the past, the Jones brothers face servitude together but the chance for freedom arises when Captain Silver sails into a hurricane... and Hades secretly offers Liam a deal.moreless
After a prisoner escapes from the Underworld prison and brings word of Hook's location to the others, Mary Margaret seeks out an old friend for help. In the past in the Enchanted Forest, a young Snow faces a challenge to her rulership when bandits threaten her people.moreless
The group arrives in the Underworld and finds a dark counterpart to Storybrooke. While Regina deals with her mother--now the mayor of the other-Storybrooke--the others try to find Hook. In the past, Regina's father tries to convince her to turn from the path of vengeance before her soul is forfeit.moreless
The resurrected Dark Ones seek to find living souls that they can sacrifice to guarantee that they remain in the world of the living. However, when Emma sets out to stop them, Dark Hook intervenes. In the past, Regina and Hook make a deal to eliminate each other's demons.moreless
Events in Camelot catch up to the present as Hook becomes the Dark One and seeks revenge on Rumplestiltskin. In the present, Emma tries to turn Hook from his revenge now that he knows he shares the power of the Dark One with Emma.moreless
While Emma tries to prepare Hook for the the truth of what she did in Camelot, Zelena gives birth to her child. In the past at Camelot, Emma must pay a terrible price to free Hook and the others from Arthur and Zelena's captivity.moreless
The witch gives Merida an ultimatum: return the magical helm she gave to Merida's father to win in battle or face a cursed kingdom. To hep her, Merida turns to her old tutor: Mulan. Meanwhile, Arthur and Zelena quest for the same helm and the two sides cross paths.moreless
At the Camelot of six weeks ago, one team tries to recover Excalibur, while another goes after the spark Merlin can use to reforge it. In the distant past, Merlin falls in love with a refugee named Nimue.moreless
Six weeks earlier in Camelot, Merida brings Belle with her to help save Merida's kingdom. In the present, Emma forces Merida to try and kill Belle so that Gold will become a hero and defend his love.moreless
In the Camelot of six weeks past, Emma tries to determine how Merlin was trapped in a tree. However, Arthur attempts to thwart Emma once she discovers the ingredient necessary to free the wizard. Meanwhile, Merida trains Gold to be the hero that Emma needs, and Henry asks Violet out for a date.moreless
Six weeks earlier, Mary Margaret is unable to convince David that Arthur poses a threat to them and takes her own steps. In the present, Emma begins a new plan to free Excalibur from the Stone. And in Camelot's past, Guinevere travels with Lancelot into the heart of darkness.moreless
In the Enchanted Forest, Arthur insists on accompanying David to find a magic relic that would let Regina communicate with the imprisoned Merlin. In Storybrooke, Emma needs Hooks help to withdraw Excalibur from the Stone.moreless
In flashback, the Storybrooke residents are welcomed to Camelot but things turn dangerous. In the present, Hook tries to bring Emma back to the light.
Fighting the darkness within her, Emma returns to the Enchanted Forest. Meanwhile, Regina and the others are forced to turn to Zelena for help so that they can follow their friend and aid in her struggle.moreless
Isaac completes his new story, giving the villains happy endings and turning the heroes into villains, thieves, and cowards. Only Henry is unaffected, and must find a way to undo Isaac's spell and restore things to normal.moreless
Henry, Emma, and Hook join forces in Isaac's fictional world to stop the wedding of Zelena and Robin, and reverse Isaac's story. However, Isaac turns to the heroic Rumplestiltskin for help in stopping them, forcing the Light One to make a desperate choice.moreless
Emma takes Lily to Storybrooke to reunite her with Maleficent, while Isaac seeks out a new source of magic ink after Gold's condition worsens. In the past, Cora offers to make amends with Regina for killing her true love, but Regina isn't convinced her mother has her best interests at heart.moreless
Emma and Regina join forces to travel to New York City and both find Lily and rescue Robin. However, things go terribly wrong. In the past, a young Emma has a chance at a happy life with a new family until Lily reenters the picture.moreless
Regina is forced to temporarily abandon her plans to rescue Robin when Cruella abducts Henry. In the past in 1920s London, a stranger helps a young Cruella confront her abusive mother.
Emma tries to find the Author before Gold does, despite her issues with her parents. In the past, Rumplestiltskin sends Robin to Oz to steal an elixir from the Wicked Witch.
While Regina keeps Gold and his allies from finding the Author, Henry finds a clue to the Author's location. In the past, Snow and Charming are given a way to secure their unborn child's goodness but at a terrible cost.moreless
Hook makes a deal with Ursula to find out what Gold is planning. Meanwhile, Regina dreams of a reunion with Robin, and Gold finds out where the door may be hidden. In the past, the circumstances behind how Ursula lost her singing voice are revealed.moreless
Emma, David, and Mary Margaret monitor Regina as she attempts to infiltrate the Queens of Darkness. However, they require the former Evil Queen to prove that she is worthy to join them. Meanwhile, Hook asks Belle for a favor, while Henry closes in on the Author. In the past, Regina and Maleficent become friends.moreless
Emma investigates Cruella and Ursula, and begins to suspect that David and Mary Margaret are hiding something from her. Meanwhile, Henry talks to Pinocchio and Marco in the hope that they can help him find the Author. In the past, Snow and Charming meet the Queens of Darkness for the first time.moreless
Gold and Ursula recruit Cruella to their cause and travel to Storybrooke. Meanwhile, Hook works with Belle to free the fairies from the Sorcerer's Hat and succeed, but end up unleashing a greater evil. In the past, Rumplestiltskin convinces the Queens of Darkness to help him retrieve the dark curse that prevents them from getting their happy endings.moreless
After the Snow Queen's spell is broken, Elsa and the others discover that they need an alternate route back to Arendelle. Hook gives them the key but they're unaware that he's under Gold's influence and Gold wants them out of Storybrooke so they can't stop his plan. Meanwhile, Regina and Robin find happiness only to discover that it's fleeting, and Henry finds a vital clue to the location of the author. In the past, the Queens of Darkness--Maleficent, Ursula, and Cruella De Vil--conspire to obtain a powerful magic artifact from Rumplestiltskin.moreless