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Mr. Gold: This is her father's shop.
Moe French: You again. Out! This is a private establishment. You're not welcome!
Mr. Gold and Moe French src

Game of Thorns is a Storybrooke location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the fourth episode of the second season.


During First Curse
In Storybrooke, Moe French owns a flower delivery business called Game of Thorns. On the day prior Valentine's Day, he is making deliveries when Mr. Gold stops him on the street to settle the late rent he owes. Moe asks for more time to pay him back, and begs him not to take the truck away before the busiest business day of the year, Valentine's Day, but Mr. Gold refuses to relent. One of Mr. Gold's hired men assumes control of the vehicle and prepares to drive away, though Moe purposely blocks him by standing on the road. He is forced to avoid getting hit when the truck is driven nearly straight into him. ("Skin Deep")

After First Curse
Belle finally reunites with her father after she is mysteriously kidnapped by William Smee, who Moe hires to bring her to him. However, he is unhappy Belle is in a relationship with Mr. Gold, and sends her off to an underground mining car so she will inevitably cross the Storybrooke town border and lose her Enchanted Forest memories. Mr. Gold enlists the help of temporary sheriff David to find the missing Belle, and Ruby is able to track her scent to Moe's shop. They confront him, and he fesses up to his crime. After rushing off to the mines, Mr. Gold saves Belle, while she is stuck in an out of control mine cart, by magically puling her to safety. ("The Crocodile")

During Second Curse
A new curse is cast, which returns all Enchanted Forest inhabitants to the Land Without Magic. After Hook gives Emma a potion to bring back her memories, she drives from New York to Storybrooke along with her son Henry, who has no recollection of his former life. Emma joins David, Mary Margaret and Regina in the search of a way to defeat a powerful witch, who plans to kidnap her parents' unborn child. Sick of his mother's evasive and mysterious behavior, Henry decides to leave Storybrooke on his own. Near the Game of Thorns shop, Henry swipes the key to Emma's car, but before he can go inside, Hook stops him. ("A Curious Thing")


Production Notes

Set Dressing

  • Inside the shop, there is a poster that says "Parents bowling for kids to fight child abuse" ... "At the Downtown Bowling Hall".[3] A similar poster ("...preventing abuse and neglect before it starts" - "Downtown Bowling Hall") is pinned to a board outside the Storybrooke Town Hall in "Desperate Souls".[4] ("Last Rites")

Filming Locations



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  • Non-official name icons

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    • I don't really see the point in it, either. As many pointed out, the Storybrooke Town Hall or the sheriff station may have official nam...
    • GothicNarcissus wrote: I don't really see the point in it, either. As many pointed out, the Storybrooke Town Hall or the sheriff station ...

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