Once Upon a Time

Season 3 Episode 3

Quite a Common Fairy

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 2013 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Hook suggests that the group find Tinker Bell and use her to locate Pan's camp, unaware that the fairy has a history with Regina. Meanwhile, Neal needs Robin Hood's help to find Emma, and Pan tells Henry why he went to such lengths to bring him to Neverland.


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  • Wierd plotting

    Why do they have to make Mulan a lesbian? Hahaha this is do wierd.

    Another thing, the CGI is very noticeable, try to make it better please....

    Though, I like the attempt of getting an intimate connection between Emma and Hook.
  • bye bye

    this whole lesbian thing was just tooo much for me and I'm finished with the Once...
  • show's getting boring

    Terrible CGI - it seemed even worse in this episode.

    Neal's ghastly mustache was horrid to look at and his character has always been and continues to be boring.

    I think they should pair Emma with Hook. He's at least attractive and interesting.

    Emma is turining into nothing but "worried mom". Mary Margaret pretty much the same.

    Pan was interesting but is getting repetitive.

    The Mulan/Robin Hood part was a bit interesting, but not enough to make up for the rests of the episode.moreless
  • Happy about the Mulan sexuality plot line

    I'm extremely offended by the people who are against the fact that Mulan is in love with aurura. They've changed the plot of almost every other famous Disney character, so why not Mulan. People are gay, get over it, I saw someone say "why must every show have a gay character", because people are gay, that's why. It happens, and show making decisions like this move our world to a more respectful world!moreless
  • WWWWHHHYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!!??!!!!!!

    Before I say anything, I fully respect people's sexuality whether they're gay/lebian/bi/etc. That said, I am highly disappointed that this show and episode made Mulan A LESBIAN!!!! I mean c'mon, don't ruin Mulan's story like that! I am totally against this show's decision to make Mulan a Lesbian, I am absolutely disappointed and hope this show turns the story away from this mistake. If anyone remembers the Jack and Beanstalk episode where Jacqueline was actually Jack, I loved that twist! But making Mulan a Lesbian??!?!?!!!! I hope I'm wrong and probably mistook that scene for something else. If anyone doesn't like what I said, I apologize but like I said it's nothing against gays and lesbians, but it is everything against this episode making Mulan a lesbian! I love this show and had high expectations before this show came out. I still love this show even with this episode. Don't get me wrong, making new disney and fairytale characters who are either gay or lesbian would be okay but making the old ones gay/lesb is just wrong! Aside from that scene, I really liked this episode and hope to see the next one soon. Thanks to whoever read this long post. ;)moreless
Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Emma Swan

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas

Prince Charming/David Nolan

Colin O'Donoghue

Colin O'Donoghue

Captain Hook

Michael Raymond-James

Michael Raymond-James

Neal Cassidy

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: Behind the opening title, Tinker Bell flies up and touches the show logo, causing it to erupt into fireworks, like she does in the Disney production credits.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Henry: I don't like apples.
      Pan: Who doesn't like apples?
      Henry: It's a family thing.

    • Hook: Pan will have shields against magic. I fear such an attempt would end in your death, and more importantly, mine.

    • Rumplestiltskin: You see, this is how it is. You think you are the diner at the feast, tasting the offerings. A little love, a little darkness. What you don't realize is you are the feast. And the darkness has tasted you!
      Regina: Oh, you're vile. Leave my home.
      Rumplestiltskin: The darkness likes how you taste. It doesn't mind the bitter. And now it's started the meal, it's going to finish it. You can no more fly from your fate than can that swan.

    • Tinker Bell: "Snow White"? That's her name? Even I think that's a bit precious and mine's Tinker Bell.

  • NOTES (1)