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Once Upon a Time: Season 3 (2013)

Seasons:
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Once Upon a Time: Season 1
Once Upon a Time: Season 1
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Sep 29, 2013
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Once Upon a Time: Season 2
Once Upon a Time: Season 2
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Sep 29, 2013
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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Season Info

A woman's destiny unfolds when she arrives in a modern-day town populated by fairy-tale characters.

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Network: ABC

Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 29, 2013

The Heart of the Truest Believer

Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, Mr. Gold and Hook enter Neverland to search for a kidnapped Henry, they're greeted by a school of not-to-friendly mermaids who threaten to end their search before it begins.

2
Air date: Oct 6, 2013

Lost Girl

While Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Hook continue their search for Henry in Neverland, Peter Pan appears before a startled Emma and offers her a map that will reveal her son's whereabouts.

3
Air date: Oct 13, 2013

Quite a Common Fairy

In their continuing quest to find Peter Pan's hideout and save Henry, Hook suggests tracking down Tinker Bell in the hope that she will lead them straight to his camp.

4
Air date: Oct 20, 2013

Nasty Habits

'Nasty Habits',10/20/2013, Mr. Gold makes a decision to confront Pan, but will he go there to save Henry or give in to the prophecy that the boy will be his undoing?

5
Air date: Oct 27, 2013

Good Form

'Good Form',10/27/2013, With the deadly Dreamshade coursing through David's body and close to death, Hook takes him on one last journey to find a sextant that could help them decipher a map that would lead them off Neverland.

6
Air date: Nov 3, 2013

Ariel

'Ariel',11/03/2013, Back in the Fairy Tale Land that was, when Ariel saves Snow White from drowning in the ocean's depths, Snow returns the favor by helping her new friend get acquainted with Prince Eric.

7
Air date: Nov 10, 2013

Dark Hollow

'Dark Hollow',11/10/2013, Mr. Gold and Regina send Ariel back to Storybrooke with an item that will allow Belle to locate a hidden artifact that could help take down Pan.

8
Air date: Nov 17, 2013

Think Lovely Thoughts

'Think Lovely Thoughts',11/17/2013, Pan tries to convince Henry that he can save magic and Neverland; a young Rumplestiltskin receives a magical item that could give him a fresh start with his father.

9
Air date: Dec 1, 2013

Save Henry

'Save Henry',12/01/2013, While Henry's life hangs in the balance, the race is on to stop Pan from gaining full magical powers from the heart of the truest believer.

10
Air date: Dec 8, 2013

The New Neverland

'The New Neverland',12/08/2013, The residents of Storybrooke are overjoyed upon the return of Henry and our heroes from Neverland.

11
Air date: Dec 15, 2013

Going Home

'Going Home',12/15/2013, The residents of Storybrooke race to stop Pan from placing another curse on the town.

12
Air date: Mar 9, 2014

New York City Serenade

'New York City Serenade',03/09/2014, After Rumplestiltskin sacrificed his life to stop Pan from enacting another curse, Regina obliterated her original curse.

13
Air date: Mar 16, 2014

Witch Hunt

'Witch Hunt',03/16/2014, Emma arrives in Storybrooke with Henry and reunites with her friends and family, only to discover that no one remembers how they were transported back - or the past year they had spent back in Fairy Tale Land.

14
Air date: Mar 23, 2014

The Tower

'The Tower',03/23/2014, Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit.

15
Air date: Mar 30, 2014

Quiet Minds

'Quiet Minds',03/30/2014, Neal finds himself back in Storybrooke and yearns for a way to reconnect with his son Henry, whose memories of his father are gone, while also trying to find his own father, Rumplestiltskin.

16
Air date: Apr 6, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Green

Zelena challenges Regina to a duel to the death, but also tells her about their familial connection. Meanwhile, the townsfolk mourn Neal's passing; and in Oz, Zelena wants to be sent to fairy-tale land after learning that she has a sister who is being trained by Rumplestiltskin.

17
Air date: Apr 13, 2014

The Jolly Roger

Ariel seeks Hook's help in locating Prince Eric. Meanwhile, Regina becomes Emma's tutor in magic; Mary Margaret and David try to show Henry they're not as dull as he thinks they are; and back in fairy-tale land, Hook and Ariel search for his stolen ship.

18
Air date: Apr 20, 2014

Bleeding Through

19
Air date: Apr 27, 2014

A Curious Thing

20
Air date: May 4, 2014

Kansas

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All Critics (7) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

It was a simple twist that I didn't see coming and thoroughly enjoyed.

March 17, 2014 Full Review Source: The Loop

We watch OUAT more for the villains than the heroes. What we can we say, they're just cooler and more interesting.

November 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

I thought this was a pretty strong episode, at least on the Neal/Rumple/Pan side. Good teases for backstories to come, some nice callbacks. Tinker Bell is a gas, but the cave stuff was a bit kooky.

October 20, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Line

It doesn't feel fun anymore. Each week feels like it revolves around the latest Disney canon character that will be revealed, rather than an advancement of the story or development of the character. This season is lacking direction.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

On the way to Neverland, unfortunately, OUAT's season-three premiere gets immediately bogged down in family issues, an area where these Storybrookers have loads of problems.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

"It's so much easier to get people to hate something than to believe." Peter Pan's words couldn't have been more true and that's why "The Heart of the Truest Believer" is so valuable.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

But this season, the show kicks off with one [fairy tale] I think (and hope) will not only be great, naughty fun but will also help to aggregate storylines that started to feel scattered and rambling last season.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

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