Once Upon a Time (2011): Season 5


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 27

The Dark Swan

Immediately after becoming the Dark One, Emma disappears and the heroes must band together to save her, but first they have to find her, which will require the help of an unlik…

2 Oct 04

The Price

In an effort to protect Emma, Regina steps up in a surprising way that will test her mettle as a force for good. King Arthur and Queen Guinevere throw a royal ball to welcome t…

3 Oct 11

Siege Perilous

In Camelot, the heroes feverishly work to free Merlin. Determined to help Emma, David embarks on a quest to retrieve a magical relic that Regina could use to communicate with t…

4 Oct 18

The Broken Kingdom

After receiving a cryptic warning from Lancelot about Arthur’s intentions, Mary Margaret realizes Arthur may be the heroes’ biggest threat, but when she is unable t…

5 Oct 25


In Camelot, as Mary Margaret and David attempt to retrieve the Dark One dagger, Emma uses a Dreamcatcher to look into the past to see how Merlin was transformed into a tree. To…

6 Nov 01

The Bear and the Bow

In a Camelot flashback, a chance encounter with Merlin, David, Hook, and Belle gives Merida new hope in her quest to save her brothers from the usurping clans of DunBroch. Unwi…

7 Nov 08


In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul. With Zelena in tow, H…

8 Nov 15


Tensions in Camelot come to a head when Merlin, now under Arthur’s control, delivers an ultimatum to Emma: hand over the Dark One dagger and the Promethean spark or he wi…

9 Nov 15

The Bear King

Zelena and Arthur journey to DunBroch on a mission to retrieve an enchanted relic that will provide the advantage they need to vanquish Emma and our heroes. Their path will cro…

10 Nov 29

Broken Heart

In a Camelot flashback, Hook becomes a Dark One and his lust for revenge against Rumplestilskin is re-ignited. When Emma and Hook disagree about their best course of action, th…

11 Dec 06

Swan Song

The dark siege of Storybrooke is underway as all of the resurrected Dark Ones target a living soul for sacrifice so that they can return to the realm of the living. With doom i…

12 Mar 06

Souls of the Departed

13 Mar 13

Labor of Love

14 Mar 20

Devil's Due

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…