Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
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The Thing You Love Most 

Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life, as flashbacks detail information about the Evil Queen's curse.


Greg Beeman


Edward Kitsis (created by), Adam Horowitz (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard (archive footage)
Jennifer Morrison ... Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla ... Regina Mills / Evil Queen
Josh Dallas ... Prince Charming (archive footage)
Jared Gilmore ... Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)
Raphael Sbarge ... Dr. Archie Hopper
Jamie Dornan ... Sheriff Graham Humbert
Robert Carlyle ... Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Maleficent
Giancarlo Esposito ... Magic Mirror / Sidney Glass
Tony Perez ... Prince Henry
Beverley Elliott ... Granny Lucas
Meghan Ory ... Ruby Lucas
Patti Allan ... Blind Witch
David Avalon ... Doc (as David Paul Grove)


Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life, as flashbacks detail information about the Evil Queen's curse.

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Release Date:

30 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the past, the bad girls (the queen and Maleficent) wear low-cut outfits while in the present the good girl (Emma) does so. See more »


When the queen is talking to Rumpelstiltskin, her face is alternately between the bars or further back depending upon the camera angle. See more »


Emma Swan: She's not a great people person. How did she get elected?
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence gives a hint to the episodes main story line by showing a character or event happening in the dark forest underneath the title. See more »


Don't Be Shy
Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
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Has the same problems as the pilot, but still delivers!

After the pilot episode kept me hooked, I gave the second episode a shot and it's the same as the pilot. The story is very solid and introduces the backstory to how the huntsman first met Snow White. The characters are still very likable enough and the acting is still strong. The scenery and visuals are beautiful, the costumes still amaze me, the music score remains enchanting while keeping an atmospheric tone to it, and the direction is solid. However, it does have the same problems as the previous episode such as the dialog, which was alright, but still have it's clichéd moments, and some moments where it's a bit cheesy. Overall, same issues as the pilot, but still delivers! :) 8/10

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