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You steal babies. Steal them from their mothers' arms. So, why, of all the babies, in all of the realms, why did you abandon the one child who was actually yours?
Rumplestiltskin to the Black Fairy

"Changelings" is the ninth episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman & Brian Ridings, and directed by Mairzee Almas. It is the one-hundredth and twentieth episode of the series overall, and premiered on November 27, 2016.


In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Rumple collects Jack and Jill's son as bait to lure a powerful being to him. Back in Storybrooke, Gold tells the Evil Queen that she must kill Zelena, and the EQ makes a decision that will change her relationship with her sister forever. When Belle discovers Gold’s plans for their son, she convinces Hook and Emma to help her steal squid ink that can immobilize him, and, as a result, Belle is left to make a sacrifice that will affect the lives of everyone in Storybrooke. Meanwhile, Jasmine finds a genie-less lamp that she hopes to use to save Agrabah, and Aladdin finds a way to be her hero.[2]




Guest StarringEdit




Production NotesEdit

  • The title card features the Dream World's swingset.
  • The title of this episode was revealed by Adam Horowitz via his Twitter account on September 28, 2016.[3]
  • Jaime Murray is misspelled as "Jamie", instead of "Jaime" in the press release.
  • The establishing shot of the Dark Castle is stock footage from Belle's Dream World in "The Savior.[4]
  • In Belle's dream, she mentions Hildrew as the author of the book Manual on Defeating the Dark One. This is a reference to Geofrey Hildrew,[5] one of the editors on the show, who also directed the episode "The Bear King".
    • Belle also mentions a book called Treatise on the Metaphysics of Magic by "Goldman", a reference to Mark Goldman, also an editor on the show, and the one who provided the voice of Sven.
    • Another book mentioned in the dream is The White Sorcerer's Way by "Talbot", a reference to Joe Talbot Hall, another editor on the show.
  • The episode script contains a segment where Emma asks, "You sure about that?", and Belle answers, "He still loves me."[6] This segment is not in the final episode.
  • In the episode script, Belle describes Fairy language as ancient, and says that almost no one knows it. She also says that her mother taught her some when she was young.[7]
  • Granny serves Belle a cup of chamomile tea that "soothes the soul", and Hook comments on how it helps calm the nerves. Unbeknownst to Granny, however, the tea has been dosed with aging powder that accelerates Belle's pregnancy and causes her to go into labor. Chamomile, an old medical herb, can actually be used to reduce stress, and has been stated to have a soothing and calming effect.[8] However, the consumption of too much chamomile can lead to a miscarriage, or a premature birth.[9]
  • Nick Hunnings, who portrays Jack, also portrays the Prison Guard in "The Cricket Game".

Event ChronologyEdit

Episode ConnectionsEdit


Fairytales and FolkloreEdit

Popular CultureEdit

Props NotesEdit

  • The essay written by one of Mary Margaret's students, Victoria N., is about "the best invention of all time". It reads:[19]
For me, the best invention in the world that
was ever invented is swimming polls [sic]! Swimming
pools are the best inventions cuz you can dive
from high places, and there is a lifeguard [obscured]
[obscured] as if you did i[obscured]

Spelle for the Removal of Errant Hairs
on Any Parte of the body.

Stand ye in front of a large looking glass.

Looke fulle at the part of your body whereabouts
the folicles [sic] are to be diminished. Thereafter fashion
a concoction of clove spice, macerated rose-hips
and milk whey.

Mix the ingredients together full well and apply
to the glass that reflects the portion of the body to
be acted on.

Say the incantation follicles be damned, get thee
gone by wave of my hand.

[illegible] wave your right hand in a [obscured]
a front of thine likeness [obscured] pasted into a pannie[obscured]

This mixtur[obscured]
when the moon[obscured]

Set DressingEdit

Costume NotesEdit

International TitlesEdit



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    Note:The costume department added the red roping around the wrists.
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Start a Discussion Discussions about Changelings

  • Changelings. Regina vs Zelena

    10 messages
    • well rumple said that magic is all about emotion,so when the evil queen spent time with zelena,zelena grew an emotanal atatchment to the e...
    • Denis main wrote:well rumple said that magic is all about emotion,so when the evil queen spent time with zelena,zelena grew an emotanal atatchm...
  • Changelings Discussion and Thoughts

    125 messages
    • With how the show make Rumple also the Beast of Beauty and the Beast, I wonder if somehow they will make the Black Fairy, the Enchantress? In ...
    • Seasrmar wrote:With how the show make Rumple also the Beast of Beauty and the Beast, I wonder if somehow they will make the Black Fairy, ...

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