Once Upon a Time (2011): Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 23
2011

Pilot

Emma does not believe in Henry’s stories, and she brings him back to Storybrooke, where she is captivated by an unusual boy. Concerned for the boy, she decides to stay fo…

2 Oct 30
2011

The Thing You Love Most

Regina tries to force Emma out of Storybrooke and out of her and Henry’s lives permanently. Meanwhile, it is revealed how the Evil Queen released the curse upon the fairy…

3 Nov 06
2011

Snow Falls

Mary Margaret is astonished at the outcome after she reads to John Doe from the storybook while visiting him at the hospital. Back in fairytale world, Snow White and Prince Cha…

4 Nov 13
2011

The Price of Gold

A pregnant woman enlists Emma’s help to escape from Storybrooke – and from the enigmatic Mr. Gold – while a secret deal made between Cinderella and Rumpelstil…

5 Nov 27
2011

That Still Small Voice

As Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, the ground shakes and a giant sinkhole mysteriously appears at the edge of town. But a curious Henry’s life is placed in danger when he decide…

6 Dec 04
2011

The Shepherd

David – aka John Doe – must choose between staying with Kathryn or leaving her to be with Mary Margaret, with whom he’s fallen deeply, and inexplicably, in lo…

7 Dec 11
2011

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

One of the town’s residents begins to remember their fairytale past, and Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world that was, the…

8 Jan 08
2012

Desperate Souls

Regina and Mr. Gold play dirty politics and take opposite sides when Emma runs for a coveted Storybrooke public office against Sidney. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world th…

9 Jan 15
2012

True North

Feeling their pain from having lived through the same experience, Emma desperately tries to help two homeless children find their birth father before they’re separated and put…

10 Jan 22
2012

7:15 A.M.

Mary Margaret and David continue to grapple with their unrequited love, and Emma and Regina grow suspicious over a mysterious new stranger in town. Meanwhile, in the fairytale…

11 Jan 29
2012

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

A dejected Sidney enlists the aid of Emma to help uncover evidence that could expose Mayor Regina as the corrupt person she really is to the townspeople of Storybrooke. Mary Ma…

12 Feb 12
2012

Skin Deep

After Mr. Gold’s house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and…

13 Feb 19
2012

What Happened to Frederick

With their love for each other growing stronger, David finally agrees to tell Kathryn about his relationship with Mary Margaret and put an end to his loveless marriage. Meanwhi…

14 Mar 04
2012

Dreamy

Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town’s Miner’s Day festival. But L…

15 Mar 11
2012

Red-Handed

After Ruby quits Granny’s diner and with her self-esteem at an all-time low, Emma hires her as an assistant in order to help Ruby discover what it is in life that sheR…

16 Mar 18
2012

Heart of Darkness

Mary Margaret hires Mr. Gold as her attorney when Emma is forced to arrest her for the suspected murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was…

17 Mar 25
2012

Hat Trick

While searching for a missing Mary Margaret, Emma is kidnapped by a man whose affinity for hats has him teetering on the edge of madness. Meanwhile, viewers will be transported…

18 Apr 01
2012

The Stable Boy

Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in the murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land…

19 Apr 22
2012

The Return

Mr. Gold attempts to uncover the true identity of August, Emma confronts Regina about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance, and David tries to apologize and reconci…

20 Apr 29
2012

The Stranger

August tells Emma how to beat Regina and how she can get custody of Henry, while Regina hatches a plot to seduce David now that Mary Margaret is back at work. In the fairy-tale…

21 May 06
2012

An Apple Red As Blood

Henry pleads with Emma to stay in Storybrooke and continue her quest as the savior of the fairytale dwellers, and Regina concocts a plan that could rid her of Emma forever. Mea…

22 May 13
2012

A Land Without Magic

Emma and Regina team together in order to find a way to save Henry’s life. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Prince Charming attempts to escape from the Evil Que…

About Once Upon a Time (2011)

Emma Swan, a 28-year-old bail bonds collector, has always been a fiercely independent person since being abandoned as a baby. Her son Henry, who she gave up for adoption years ago, finds and tries to convince Emma that she is Snow White’s missing daughter. Henry shows Emma that in the fairytale, Prince Charming and Snow White sent her away to protect her. Emma doesn’t believe him and takes Henry back to Storybrooke…

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