Title: Once Upon a Time
Series: 7
Episodes: 156
First Transmission: 2011

Storybrooke is a quiet, little New England town but it isĀ  filled with people who go about their everyday lives with no idea who they really are. They have been trapped there by the Queen’s Curse and she has complete control. Storybrooke is filled with magic, monsters and is replete with the characters we all know from the fairy tales we were told when growing up.The people are running out of hope, fast.

Best Episode

There’s No Place Like Home (2014) – Emma and Hook need to return to Storybrooke, but they must not in interfere or tamper with the events that lead up to the first curse, or the entire timeline could be radically altered, warping the future existence of everyone including themselves.

2nd Best Episode

Going Home (2013) – Pan must be stopped by the Storybrooke residents from placing another curse upon the town.

3rd Best Episode

Operation Mongoose: Part 2 (2015) – The author joins forces with Gold, but Emma with her family, Hook and Regina are determined to stymie them. Henry steels himself to save his family.

4th Best Episode

Snow Drifts (2014) – Mary, Margaret, David and the residents of Storybrooke prepare to celebrate the birth of Emma’s brother. Unfortunately, but the time portal that Zelena created comes to life taking Emma and Hook back to the Enchanted Forest before the events of the original curse.

5th Best Episode

A Land Without Magic (2012) – Emma and Regina have to work together to save Henry’s life. Flashbacks show Charming’s mission to save Snow’s life after escaping from the Evil Queen.

Worst Episode

Hyperion Heights (2017) – In the future, after leaving Storybrooke, Henry encounters Cinderella in another realm. In the present day, Lucy finds Henry under a new curse in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self.

 

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2022-03-02

The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings (which is less common with older series), or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

The overall spread in the rating distribution is equal to 2.5 rating points.

The top-rated episode, There’s No Place Like Home (2014), differs from the second-rated episode, Going Home (2013), by 4 percent of the overall spread.

The bottom-rated episode, Hyperion Heights (2017), differs from the second bottom-rated episode, Ruby Slippers (2016), by 8 percent of the overall spread.

The middle-rated episode is White Out (2014).

 

Episode Rating Graph for Once Upon a Time (2011)

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (2011)
#2 The Thing You Love Most (2011)
#3 Snow Falls (2011)
#4 The Price of Gold (2011)
#5 That Still Small Voice (2011)
#6 The Shepherd (2011)
#7 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (2011)
#8 Desperate Souls (2012)
#9 True North (2012)
#10 7:15 A.M. (2012)
#11 Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (2012)
#12 Skin Deep (2012)
#13 What Happened to Frederick (2012)
#14 Dreamy (2012)
#15 Red-Handed (2012)
#16 Heart of Darkness (2012)
#17 Hat Trick (2012)
#18 The Stable Boy (2012)
#19 The Return (2012)
#20 The Stranger (2012)
#21 An Apple Red as Blood (2012)
#22 A Land Without Magic (2012)
#23 Broken (2012)
#24 We Are Both (2012)
#25 Lady of the Lake (2012)
#26 The Crocodile (2012)
#27 The Doctor (2012)
#28 Tallahassee (2012)
#29 Child of the Moon (2012)
#30 Into the Deep (2012)
#31 Queen of Hearts (2012)
#32 The Cricket Game (2013)
#33 The Outsider (2013)
#34 In the Name of the Brother (2013)
#35 Tiny (2013)
#36 Manhattan (2013)
#37 The Queen Is Dead (2013)
#38 The Miller’s Daughter (2013)
#39 Welcome to Storybrooke (2013)
#40 Selfless, Brave and True (2013)
#41 Lacey (2013)
#42 The Evil Queen (2013)
#43 Second Star to the Right (2013)
#44 And Straight on ’til Morning (2013)
#45 The Heart of the Truest Believer (2013)
#46 Lost Girl (2013)
#47 Quite a Common Fairy (2013)
#48 Nasty Habits (2013)
#49 Good Form (2013)
#50 Ariel (2013)
#51 Dark Hollow (2013)
#52 Think Lovely Thoughts (2013)
#53 Save Henry (2013)
#54 The New Neverland (2013)
#55 Going Home (2013)
#56 New York City Serenade (2014)
#57 Witch Hunt (2014)
#58 The Tower (2014)
#59 Quiet Minds (2014)
#60 It’s Not Easy Being Green (2014)
#61 The Jolly Roger (2014)
#62 Bleeding Through (2014)
#63 A Curious Thing (2014)
#64 Kansas (2014)
#65 Snow Drifts (2014)
#66 There’s No Place Like Home (2014)
#67 A Tale of Two Sisters (2014)
#68 White Out (2014)
#69 Rocky Road (2014)
#70 The Apprentice (2014)
#71 Breaking Glass (2014)
#72 Family Business (2014)
#73 The Snow Queen (2014)
#74 Smash the Mirror: Part 1 (2014)
#75 Smash the Mirror: Part 2 (2014)
#76 Fall (2014)
#77 Shattered Sight (2014)
#78 Heroes and Villains (2014)
#79 Darkness on the Edge of Town (2015)
#80 Unforgiven (2015)
#81 Enter the Dragon (2015)
#82 Poor Unfortunate Soul (2015)
#83 Best Laid Plans (2015)
#84 Heart of Gold (2015)
#85 Sympathy for the De Vil (2015)
#86 Lily (2015)
#87 Mother (2015)
#88 Operation Mongoose: Part 1 (2015)
#89 Operation Mongoose: Part 2 (2015)
#90 The Dark Swan (2015)
#91 The Price (2015)
#92 Siege Perilous (2015)
#93 The Broken Kingdom (2015)
#94 Dreamcatcher (2015)
#95 The Bear and the Bow (2015)
#96 Nimue (2015)
#97 Birth (2015)
#98 The Bear King (2015)
#99 Broken Heart (2015)
#100 Swan Song (2015)
#101 Souls of the Departed (2016)
#102 Labor of Love (2016)
#103 Devil’s Due (2016)
#104 The Brothers Jones (2016)
#105 Our Decay (2016)
#106 Her Handsome Hero (2016)
#107 Ruby Slippers (2016)
#108 Sisters (2016)
#109 Firebird (2016)
#110 Last Rites (2016)
#111 Only You (2016)
#112 An Untold Story (2016)
#113 The Savior (2016)
#114 A Bitter Draught (2016)
#115 The Other Shoe (2016)
#116 Strange Case (2016)
#117 Street Rats (2016)
#118 Dark Waters (2016)
#119 Heartless (2016)
#120 I’ll Be Your Mirror (2016)
#121 Changelings (2016)
#122 Wish You Were Here (2016)
#123 Tougher Than the Rest (2017)
#124 Murder Most Foul (2017)
#125 Ill-Boding Patterns (2017)
#126 Page 23 (2017)
#127 A Wondrous Place (2017)
#128 Mother’s Little Helper (2017)
#129 Awake (2017)
#130 Where Bluebirds Fly (2017)
#131 The Black Fairy (2017)
#132 The Song in Your Heart (2017)
#133 The Final Battle: Part 1 (2017)
#134 The Final Battle: Part 2 (2017)
#135 Hyperion Heights (2017)
#136 A Pirate’s Life (2017)
#137 The Garden of Forking Paths (2017)
#138 Beauty (2017)
#139 Greenbacks (2017)
#140 Wake Up Call (2017)
#141 Eloise Gardener (2017)
#142 Pretty in Blue (2017)
#143 One Little Tear (2017)
#144 The Eighth Witch (2017)
#145 Secret Garden (2018)
#146 A Taste of the Heights (2018)
#147 Knightfall (2018)
#148 The Girl in the Tower (2018)
#149 Sisterhood (2018)
#150 Breadcrumbs (2018)
#151 Chosen (2018)
#152 The Guardian (2018)
#153 Flower Child (2018)
#154 Is This Henry Mills? (2018)
#155 Homecoming (2018)
#156 Leaving Storybrooke (2018)