Once Upon a Time: Season 7 (2017 - 2018)

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Season 7
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Air date: Oct 6, 2017

In the Season 7 opener, Henry leaves Storybrooke and encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest. Years later, Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle and tries to make him remember his true self.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2017

Henry's Storybrooke family help him search for Cinderella, and Hook encounters an unexpected foe who threatens the group's success. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Jacinda searches for a way to see Lucy with some unwelcome assistance from Henry.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2017

Cinderella finds herself in danger and receives help from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria from destroying Lucy's community garden; and Lucy tries to open Henry's eyes regarding Victoria.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

It's Halloween in Hyperion Heights and Victoria forces Ivy to take Lucy trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, Tilly appears to be waking up from the curse and is intent on leading Weaver to the truth - but not if Victoria can help it. In a flashback, Rumple and Belle seek the answer to a prophecy that could cement their happy ending.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2017

Tiana seeks help from a traveling soothsayer, the iconic Dr. Facilier, in an attempt to save her kingdom. But when it's revealed that he has an ulterior motive she's forced to take matters into her own hands. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture, but the strength of their friendship is tested when Victoria interferes. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2017

Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella's relationship strengthens, Regina is surprised to find herself needed by Drizella, who is searching for magic. But when a brutal truth is revealed, it could lead Drizella down a dangerous path. In Hyperion Heights, Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers, and Tilly offers Rogers some intriguing advice concerning Eloise Gardener.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2017

In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Ivy's plot to take down Victoria intensifies and has unexpected consequences for Jacinda and Lucy. Rogers enlists Henry and Tilly's help in his ongoing quest to find the missing Eloise Gardner, but what he discovers isn't what meets the eye.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2017

In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2017

Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost of saving one life could mean the loss of another. In a flashback, we learn Lady Tremaine's surprising connection to another classic fairytale when Mother Gothel offers to help her family. Meanwhile, Jacinda and Nick share an exchange that could alter her future with Henry.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2017

When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and Regina is forced into making an unimaginable choice. In Hyperion Heights, Roni recruits Henry to travel to San Francisco to search for her sister, but when he learns Lucy has fallen unconscious, Henry rushes to be by her side. Meanwhile, Gothel earns the trust of Anastasia and the consequences of their budding relationship could prove to be fatal.

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Season 7 of the fantasy series is set a few years after the events of the previous season and features new characters and a new setting. Several people from Storybrooke now live in Seattle and have no recollection of their previous lives, nor of the existence of other realms. Henry (Andre J. West) meets Regina (Lana Parrilla), who owns a bar, and Lucy (Alison Fernandez), the daughter he doesn't remember having. The girl is the only one who remembers the past, so she sets out on a mission to restore everybody's beliefs. As the season progresses, it becomes evident that a new curse is at play, and that old and new enemies need to be defeated.

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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time Season 7

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

OUAT season seven suffers from the same anvil-ish dialogue it always has.

Oct 21, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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We love the characters, but we aren't married to them because what we love most is the story, and boy howdy, do we have another story ahead of us.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Season 7 got off to an admittedly bumpy start, depositing us as it did in a new world filled with largely new faces, while even the familiar ones weren't quite (yet) the characters we had come to know and love.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

As fans of the series, we don't want to add Once Upon a Time to the list of shows with disappointing final seasons, but we can't see even an unlimited amount of fairy dust in the finale changing things for the better.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The curse in Hyperion Heights feels a bit too forced while the alternate lives of Regina, Rumple and Hook seemed a bit uninspired and, honestly, not all that interesting.

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Once Upon a Time's magic is gone.

Oct 8, 2017 | Full Review…

With a new location and characters, the show is returning to its former glory.

Oct 8, 2017 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 7

  • Sep 03, 2020
    The recasting and alternated versions of characters were hard to keep up with. Explanations here were long-winded and quite a stretch. Why couldn't they just end it and let people leave with happy endings?
  • Aug 11, 2020
    Full circle with interesting aspects but for a final season it felt somewhat lackluster. Overall still enjoyable with classic OUAT fashion.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    God. I don't even know why to say about this season. The last season had the perfect ending and didn't need another season. It just feels like they had a successful show so they decided they could make a bit more cash with season 7. Another good show ruined for no good reason.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    I LOVED ITTT!!! it's amazingly good
  • May 26, 2020
    I don't understand the low scores for this season. Compared to this season, seasons 4 through 6 were trash. The villains were far better developed in season 7 and the story was much better. I felt like the loss of Jennifer Morrisey (for most of the season) gave the writers more freedom to make the other characters more interesting.
  • May 24, 2020
    One of my all time favorite television series that commited suicide in its final season. I did find that this season was tolerable when i fast forwarded scenes that involved Jacinda/ Cinderella and Lucy. The story line could have worked if the casting professionals had been more picky with the actresses to fulfill those roles. It was impossible to connect to these two and the actress that played Jacinda was just irratating to watch with her odd facial expressions and generally off base with scenes and the other characters...she just didnt fit. It was off putting having to stomach a Cinderella with a modern Jersey girl accent. Like I said earlier...fast forward any Jacinda/ Cinderella and Lucy scenes and its actually not too bad to get through. I am still stunned at how these actresses were even cast in these roles.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    They should have ended the series at season 6. I finally watched the last season. It was ok, but it lacks the magic of the previous seasons.
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Love this tv show so much, great characters.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Season 7 really let me down. I'd been watching this show since 2011 and it was sad to see the show end on such a low note. I will say that the last scene was a good closer, but season 7 was the most confusing of all; definitely hard to keep up with.
  • Sep 21, 2019
    The first three seasons were really good. With the test it takes dome time for the storlone to get interesting but when it does it gets really interesting. The storylines link to those of other seasons and this made it interesting.

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