Once Upon a Time: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)


Season 3
Once Upon a Time

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Air date: Sep 29, 2013
Air date: Oct 6, 2013
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
Air date: Nov 10, 2013
Air date: Nov 17, 2013
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
Air date: Dec 8, 2013
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The third series of this fantasy drama is made up of two big adventures, the first being a trek through the dark and dangerous forests of Neverland to rescue Henry (Jared Gilmore) from the clutches of a nefarious Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Along the way, one character reunites with a long-lost family member, and David (Josh Dallas) fights for his life after being exposed to a poisonous plant. After a brief stop in modern-day New York City, the second big adventure takes place in Storybrooke, which is visited by Zelena (Rebecca Mader), the Wicked Witch of the West. She initially pretends to be a kindly midwife who's new in town, but she really wants to cast a curse to take down Regina (Lana Parrilla). Characters making their first appearances this series include Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Tinker Bell (Rose McIver) and Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz).


Ginnifer Goodwin
as Snow White/Mary Margaret
Jennifer Morrison
as Emma Swan
Robert Carlyle
as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
Lana Parrilla
as Evil Queen/Regina
Jared S. Gilmore
as Henry Mills
Josh Dallas
as Prince Charming/David
Joshua Dallas
as Prince Charming/David
Emilie De Ravin
as Belle/Lacey
Colin O'Donoghue
as Killian Jones/Captain Hook
Michael Raymond-James
as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy
Lee Arenberg
as Leroy/Grumpy
Rebecca Mader
as The Wicked Witch of the West
Robbie Kay
as Fugitive Boy
Sean MaGuire
as Robin Hood
Raphael Sbarge
as Jiminy Cricket/Archie
Gabe Khouth
as Mr. Clark/Sneezy
Keegan Connor Tracy
as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy
Rose McIver
as Tinker Bell
Faustino Di Bauda
as Walter/Sleepy
Mig Macario
as Bashful
David Anders
as Dr. Whale
Meghan Ory
as Red Riding Hood/Ruby
Julian Morris
as Prince Phillip
Jason Burkart
as Little John
Sunny Mabrey
as Glinda/Good Witch of the South
James Immekus
as Keychain
Matt Kane
as Glasses
Jack di Blasio
as Lost Boy Sentry No. 1
Charles Mesure
as Black Beard
Bailee Madison
as Young Snow White
Rose McGowan
as Young Cora
Anastasia Griffith
as Abigail/Kathryn
Dylan Schmid
as Teenage Baelfire
Giancarlo Esposito
as Mirror/Sidney
Wyatt Oleff
as Young Rumplestiltskin
Alan Dale
as Spencer/King George/DA Decker
Eric Lange
as Prince Leopold
Ethan Embry
as Greg Mendell
Alex Zahara
as King Midas
Eion Bailey
as August W. Booth/Pinocchio
Giacomo Baessato
as Sleeping Man
Eva Bourne
as Princess Eva
Josh Kalender
as Lead Knight
Adam Lolacher
as Black Knight
Adam Lolacher
as Black Knight
Richard Schiff
as King Leopold
Lindsay Collins
as Spinster #1
JC Williams
as Lead Guard
Arpad Balogh
as Footman
Glynis Davies
as Spinster #2
Darien Provost
as Lost Boy #1
Brian Knox McGugan
as Drunk Charlie's Friend
Sharon Taylor
as Witch of the East
Adrian Hough
as Woodcutter
Karen Holness
as Witch of the North
Gabrielle Giraud
as Royal Aide
Robert Mann
as Peasant No. 1
Cainan Wiebe
as Hooded Lost Boy
Julian D. Christopher
as Adoption Agent
Eric Keenleyside
as Sir Maurice/Moe French
Paul Lazenby
as Mirror-Carrying Knight
Jason Burkhart
as Little John
David Orth
as NY Cop #1
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time Season 3

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

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

Mar 17, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Nov 11, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 20, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

This finale shows the best of OUAT...

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…
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"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.

Sep 30, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 3

  • Jul 07, 2019
    with the addiction of the wicked witch Zelana peter pan and others a another sensational season with a stellar cast not a moment here feels weak rumple easily being my favourite character Robert Carlyle does an amazing job and jared gilmore is great as Henry all the cast are amazing and this season is tragic
  • Apr 09, 2019
    I'm giving it 5 stars just for the CaptainSwan movie.
  • Feb 24, 2019
    Some pretty, epic and entertaining plots, I want to see more of for life.
  • Feb 07, 2019
    In this faithful Oncer’s opinion, this is by far the most epic season of OUAT. The first season that to utlilize the split arc format, Season Three does a fantastic job of making both halves feel like their own mode of storytelling, while keeping the theme of “home” consistent. The front half feels like a straight adventure series, while the back half reminds us of the magic that wasn’t Season One whole featuring it’s own, at times darker, twist. This season fairs best when it puts series regular Lana Parrilla’s Regina in the forefront, and benefited from guest stars Robbie Kay and Rebecca Mader. Leading to the series’ first ever two hour, “movie style” finale, Season Three is an example of what makes ONCE UPON A TIME an epic tale, able to cast its Sunday night spell on many for years and years.
  • Jul 31, 2018
    this season is good but you have to laugh at the wicked witch sometimes and that smoke effect is getting a tiny bit old.
  • Jul 18, 2018
    I'M A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!
  • Dec 10, 2017
    Ties alot of stories together, along with Emma come in and out of being close to her parents makes sense, Hook becomes good and falls for Emma too quick. One kiss makes him love her already?? He was a villian, he should have had to fight his inner darkness especially in Neverland. I would have loved to see Peter Pan darker in the show.
  • Oct 22, 2017
    This is my favorite season so far. I love the wicked witch. The cast and visuals are still spectacular.
  • Sep 07, 2016
    might be my favorite season
  • Aug 08, 2016
    The best season of OUAT of all time, without a doubt. Well acted and well scripted. The storylines fit together as well as a character we love to hate (Zelena) and her motives. Emma continues to try to save Henry after Peter Pan kidnaps him. Peter Pan was a tremendous villain and had a huge storyline that fit with the plot which was amazing to see. Overall, the best season and an over-the-top plot.

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