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This article focuses on the Season Three episode, "Ariel". For the character, see Ariel.
Season Three
Season 03, Episode 06
Episode Information
Character backstory:
Premiere date: November 3, 2013
Viewers: 7.55 million[1]
Written by: Edward Kitsis &
Adam Horowitz
Directed by: Ciaran Donnelly
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Good Form"
Next Episode: "Dark Hollow"
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"Ariel" is the sixth episode of Season Three of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Ciaran Donnelly. It is the fiftieth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 3, 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, with whom she has fallen madly in love with. Meanwhile, Emma, Mary Margaret, David and Hook attempt to save Neal, who is imprisoned in one of Pan's encampments, and Regina and Mr. Gold begrudgingly team up to find a way to take down Pan.[2]




Guest Starring




Production Notes

  • The title card features Ariel sitting on a rock.
  • The ball dance sequence between Ariel and Eric was shot in eight hours.[3]
  • Ariel's transformation bracelet was made by Vancouver-based accessories designer Medicina Designs.[4]

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Episode Connections

Cultural References


Fairytales and Folklore

Pop Culture

  • At the Under the Sea ball celebration, Snow White references the tight undergarment Ariel is wearing as a corset.


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