There is a town in Maine where every story book character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell.Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White’s missing daughter.
Season 3 – Episode 22
In the conclusion of two-part episode that serves as the season three finale, Emma and Hook must find a way to return to Storybrooke, but in their quest to return, they have to find a way not to interfere or tamper with the events that lead up to the first curse, or else they risk altering the entire timeline, and could end up warping the future existence of everyone involved, including Emma, Hook, as well as Emma’s family back in present-day Storybrooke.
The episode was rated from 995 votes.
#2 – A Land Without Magic
Season 1 – Episode 22
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 Queen’s clutches in order to reunite with Snow White who, unbeknownst to him, has already taken a bite of the Queen’s poison apple.
The episode was rated from 1321 votes.
#3 – Going Home
Season 3 – Episode 11
The race is on to stop Pan from enacting another curse on the residents of Storybrooke, which could kill every living soul in town.
The episode was rated from 1492 votes.
#4 – Operation Mongoose (2)
Season 4 – Episode 23
As Emma, her parents, Hook and Regina scramble to stop them, the Author and Gold raise the stakes by turning the tables on heroes and villains alike.
The episode was rated from 934 votes.
#5 – And Straight on ‘Til Morning
Season 2 – Episode 22
Storybrooke’s inhabitants brace themselves as Greg and Tamara activate the trigger within the curse; Mr. Gold mourns; Hook rescues Bae, who is being pursued by the Lost Boys.
The episode was rated from 1352 votes.
#6 – Red-Handed
Season 1 – Episode 15
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 she’s good at; and Emma continues questioning David about the disappearance – and possible murder – of Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Red Riding Hood yearns to run away with her true love. But she, along with her fellow townspeople, are virtual prisoners when a bloodthirsty wolf continues on its relentless killing spree.
The episode was rated from 1236 votes.
#7 – Hat Trick
Season 1 – Episode 17
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 outside of the fairytale land that was for the first time when the Evil Queen persuades a skillful man of magic to come work for her one last time and travel to Wonderland in order to help steal something from the Queen of Hearts.
The episode was rated from 1232 votes.
#8 – Skin Deep
Season 1 – Episode 12
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 Valentine’s Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls’ night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.
The episode was rated from 1292 votes.
#9 – The Stranger
Season 1 – Episode 20
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 world, a plan to save Snow White and Prince Charming’s daughter unfolds and is agreed to by Geppetto, who has his own child’s safety in mind.
The episode was rated from 1205 votes.
#10 – Snow Drifts
Season 3 – Episode 21
While Mary Margaret and David celebrate the naming of their son at a coronation in Granny’s Diner, Emma and Hook are pulled into Zelena’s time portal and find themselves in the Enchanted Forest of the past. But in their quest to discover a way back, they must be careful not to change anything or risk altering the lives of their friends and family – as well as their very own existence.
The episode was rated from 1350 votes.