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This article contains episode summaries for the upcoming seventh season of Once Upon a Time.

Season Summary

In the U.S., original episodes of season seven began airing on Fridays, on October 6, 2017.


The residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet as The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) join forces with a grown up Henry Mills (Andrew J. West) and his daughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez), on an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil, as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.[1]



1 Also played the non-wish realm version of Captain Hook in 7.02 and 7.22.
2 Series regular through 7.11.
3 Series regular from 7.05 onwards; guest starred in 3 episodes prior to that.

Recurring Cast

4 Uncredited.




Storyline Information

  • The following storylines set up in the sixth season are left unresolved:
  • A new curse that separated everyone, as well as a new city.[8]
  • New worlds and a "new version" of Misthaven.[9]
  • The question of what happened to Regina, Killian, and Rumplestiltskin.[1]
    • What their "new identities" are.
    • The new and different relationships between them.
  • The time-jump, which is longer than 10 years.[10]
  • Several new iterations of already-established characters, such as Cinderella.[11]


01Hyperion Heights 09One Little Tear 17Chosen
02A Pirate's Life 10The Eighth Witch 18The Guardian
03The Garden of Forking Paths 11Secret Garden 19Flower Child
04Beauty 12A Taste of the Heights 20Is This Henry Mills
05Greenbacks 13Knightfall 21Homecoming
06Wake Up Call 14The Girl In The Tower 22Leaving Storybrooke
07Eloise Gardener 15Sisterhood
08Pretty In Blue 16Chosen

Hyperion Heights

Once Upon a Time 7x01
See main article: "Hyperion Heights"

Original air date: October 6, 2017

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by: Ralph Hemecker

Centric Characters: Henry Mills & Cinderella

Plot Synopsis: Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella’s evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of “Hyperion Heights.”

Recurring Cast: Mekia Cox (Sabine/Tiana), Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills) (young)

A Pirate's Life

Once Upon a Time 7x02
See main article: "A Pirate's Life"

Original air date: October 13, 2017

Written by: Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz

Directed by: Tara Nicole Weyr

Centric Character: Officer Rogers
Other Backstory Characters: Emma Swan & Captain Hook

Plot Synopsis: When Henry finds himself in trouble, he calls upon his Storybrooke family for help, and together they set off on a mission to find Cinderella. Along the way, Hook is confronted by an unexpected foe who threatens the group’s success. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda searches for a way to see Lucy with some unwelcome assistance from Henry, while Victoria Belfrey enlists the help of Rogers and Weaver to push Henry out of the neighborhood.

Recurring Cast: Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Mekia Cox (Sabine), Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills) (young)

The Garden of Forking Paths

Once Upon a Time 7x03
See main article: "The Garden of Forking Paths"

Original air date: October 20, 2017

Written by: David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Centric Characters: Cinderella & Lady Tremaine

Plot Synopsis: When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that could aid in the defeat of Lady Tremaine’s rule and reveals a dark secret from Cinderella’s past. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria Belfrey from destroying Lucy’s beloved community garden, while Lucy tries to convince Henry that Victoria is after more than just a plot of land. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a discovery that could alter everyone’s fate.

Recurring Cast: Mekia Cox (Sabine/Tiana)


Once Upon a Time 7x04
See main article: "Beauty"

Original air date: October 27, 2017

Written by: Dana Horgan & Leah Fong

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Centric Character: Rumplestiltskin
Other Backstory Character: Belle

Plot Synopsis: 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.

Recurring Cast: Emilie de Ravin (Belle French/Belle), Giles Matthey (Gideon Gold/Gideon)


Once Upon a Time 7x05
See main article: "Greenbacks"

Original air date: November 3, 2017

Written by: Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp

Directed by: Geofrey Hildrew

Plot Synopsis: 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 with their plans. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever. Rogers uncovers a crucial clue in his search for Eloise Gardener.



Gallery of videos used to promote the season.


Gallery of photographic posters released to promote the season.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Once Upon a Time reveals new details on season 7, by Natalie Abrams, Entertainment Weekly (May 16, 2017)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adam Horowitz tweet (October 18, 2017)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Adam Horowitz tweet (August 25, 2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Adam Horowitz tweet (October 14, 2017)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Adam Horowitz tweet (September 20, 2017)
  7. 7.0 7.1
  8. Matt Mitovich tweet (May 16, 2017)
  9. Once Upon a Time bosses unveil plans for season 7, by Natalie Abrams, Entertainment Weekly (May 14, 2017)
  10. Adam Horowitz tweet (July 4, 2017)
  11. Once Upon a Time bosses drop new clues on season 7, by Natalie Abrams, Entertainment Weekly (July 15, 2017)
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