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Once Upon a Time

Season 2 2012 - 2013

  • 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z on ABC
  • 43 mins
  • 15 hours, 46 mins (22 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance

The second season follows the introduction of magic by Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin into Storybrooke, leaving the fate of both the real world and the Fairytale Land that was, intertwined, resulting in new threats emerging.


22 episodes

2x01 Broken

  • Season Premiere

    2012-10-01T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

As fairytale characters awaken from Queen Regina's curse, they are not transported back to their home; Prince Phillip and his traveling companion realize they will be facing a deadly foe.

2x02 We Are Both

  • 2012-10-08T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Regina continues to seek a way to regain her powers; David continues his quest to find Mary Margaret and Emma; the seven dwarves discover what happens when one of the townspeople tries to leave Storybrooke's city limits.

2x03 Lady of the Lake

  • 2012-10-15T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Emma and Mary Margaret try to find a portal that would bring them back to Storybrooke; Henry tries to talk Jefferson into reuniting with his daughter; on the eve of meeting Prince Charming's mother, King George poisons Snow White.

2x04 The Crocodile

  • 2012-10-22T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Belle threatens to leave Mr. Gold if he doesn't change his ways; the dwarves try to find fairy dust in the Storybrooke mine; Rumplestilskin tries to save his wife from a band of pirates.

2x05 The Doctor

  • 2012-10-29T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

As Regina tries to refrain from using her magic in order to regain Henry's trust, she starts seeing a ghost from her past; Mary Margaret and Emma find a survivor from an Ogre massacre; Regina struggles to learn the dark arts.

2x06 Tallahassee

  • 2012-11-05T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Emma follows Capt. Hook up a beanstalk in hope of finding a magical compass; a fellow thief wants to make an honest woman out of Emma.

2x07 Child of the Moon

  • 2012-11-12T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Ruby's fear about turning into a wolf is confirmed when she becomes the prime suspect for a vicious murder; Leroy finds treasure in a Storybrooke mine that could help Emma and Mary Margaret.

2x08 Into the Deep

  • 2012-11-26T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cora tries to steal the compass from Emma and Mary Margaret; Regina and Mr. Gold must put David's life in danger in the hope that he will be able contact Mary Margaret.

2x09 Queen of Hearts

  • 2012-12-03T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Hook and Cora face off with Emma and Mary Margaret in a race for the compass; Mr. Gold and Regina plan to kill anyone who enters the portal.

2x10 The Cricket Game

  • 2013-01-07T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When Regina is accused of murdering a beloved fairy-tale character, Emma thinks she is innocent; Prince Charming and Snow White plan the evil queen's execution.

2x11 The Outsider

  • 2013-01-14T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Mr. Gold tries to use an unwilling test subject to see if his spell works; Belle runs into vengeful Capt. Hook; David and Mary Margaret look for a bigger house.

2x12 In the Name of the Brother

  • 2013-01-21T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

A stranger may be a threat to the true identity of the townspeople; Cora tries to reunite with Regina.

2x13 Tiny

  • 2013-02-11T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cora brings the giant to Storybrooke, where he unleashes vengeance on the town; Emma and Henry go with Mr. Gold to search for his son; Greg asks Belle what she saw on the night of his accident; Anton the Giant befriends humans.

2x14 Manhattan

  • 2013-02-18T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Emma, Henry and Mr. Gold search for Gold's son in New York; Hook, Cora and Regina look for one of Rumplestiltskin's most precious possessions.

2x15 The Queen Is Dead

  • 2013-03-04T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When Mary Margaret learns of Cora and Regina's plan for the dagger, she resolves to find it first; Mr. Gold continues his search for Bae; the Blue Fairy offers Snow White an enchantment to save her mother.

2x16 The Miller's Daughter

  • 2013-03-11T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cora and Regina try to overpower Mr. Gold; dark magic tempts Mary Margaret; Rumplestiltskin offers his services to Cora.

2x17 Welcome to Storybrooke

  • 2013-03-18T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

David, Emma and Mr. Gold try to protect Mary Margaret from a vengeful Regina; a man and his son find their way into Storybrooke.

2x18 Selfless, Brave and True

  • 2013-03-25T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

While off on her own to deal with what happened with Cora, Mary Margaret comes across an entirely wooden August; Neal invites his fiancee to Storybrooke.

2x19 Lacey

  • 2013-04-22T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Mr. Gold asks David for help jogging Belle's memory; Anton's magic beans begin to grow; Rumpelstiltskin goes after a thief.

2x20 The Evil Queen

  • 2013-04-29T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Hook helps Regina with a plan to transport her and Henry back to Fairytale land; Emma grows increasingly suspicious of Tamara; the queen asks Rumpelstiltskin to transform her so that she can kill Snow White.

2x21 Second Star to the Right

  • 2013-05-06T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Mary Margaret, David and Emma embark on a search when Regina and some magic beans go missing; Mr. Gold considers revealing the truth to Lacey; Bae winds up in 19th century London.

2x22 And Straight on 'Til Morning

  • 2013-05-13T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.