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This article focuses on the Season Seven episode.
For the Season Three episode with a similar title, see "Going Home".
For the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland episode with a similar name, see "Home".

Henry Mills: What happened? Where are my family? What did you do to them?
Rumplestiltskin: Well, I sent them back to my home. In the Wish Realm.

"Homecoming" is the twenty-first episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman, and directed by Steve Pearlman. It is the one hundred and fifty-fourth episode of the series overall, and premiered on May 11, 2018.

This episode is the first part of the season seven finale and the series finale.


As the residents of Hyperion Heights celebrate the breaking of the curse, Henry is visited by Wish Rumple, who's hatched an evil plan to use Ella and Lucy to keep Weaver from destroying the Dark One powers. In order to stop him, Henry, Roni, Weaver and Rogers must travel to the Wish Realm, home to versions of some of our most beloved and fearsome characters. In a flashback, a discouraged Young Henry is visited by Wish Rumple and offered a deal that could have tragic consequences.[3]




Guest Starring



*: Only in archive footage



Production Notes

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

Set Dressing


  • Wish Rumplestiltskin implies that he and his other version heard the prophecy about the boy being their undoing on the same day they met the Seer. That is not true, at least for Original Rumplestiltskin, who didn't get that prophecy until years after his first encounter with the Seer. ("Manhattan")
  • When a portal opens in front of Henry, Weaver, Rogers and Roni, a shadow appears in front of them, when it should've appeared behind them, because of the light of the portal.[30]

Filming Locations

International Titles



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter. "Wish" (screenshot)
  2. UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.11.2018. TV by the Numbers (May 14, 2018).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Once Upon a Time: Homecoming (5/11) - PT. ONE SERIES FINALE. Disney ABC Press (May 7, 2018).
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 File:721ApprenticeVision13.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 File:721ApprenticeVision5.png
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  8. TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter. "Here's another #OnceUponATime #titlespoiler — hope to see ya Friday!" (screenshot)
  9. Abrams, Natalie (March 18, 2018). Once Upon a Time bosses on that surprise series finale ending. Entertainment Weekly.
  10. 10.0 10.1 File:721GoldPictures.png
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  13. The Rack. Torture Museum. Retrieved on May 12, 2018.
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  18. 18.0 18.1 File:721SearchingForFamily.png
  19. The Wrong View of History, Jack Paraskovich, Xlibris, 2016, pp. 118 - 119. Facsimile by Google Books
  20. File:616ReachingForOrb.png
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  22. External screenshot of Mr. Samdi's office
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  25. External screenshot of the cushions
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  28. File:721LookingAtSnowGlobe.png
  29. File:202Rumplestiltskin.PNG
  30. File:721LastAdventure.png
  31. File:721WavingAtHerDad.png
    500 Alexander St Vancouver, British Columbia. Google Maps (May 2017).
  32. InstagramIcon vfxsup. (Craig Clarke) May 15, 2018.  Retrieved on May 18, 2018. "So glad to have had the pleasure of working with Vic again to cap off the show. Her endless positive fun energy will be missed 😘 Thanks for the laughs !!!" (archive copy)
  33. InstagramIcon vfxsup. (Craig Clarke) May 17, 2018.  Retrieved on July 18, 2018. "From one of my last days shooting with this legend!" (archive copy created on May 19, 2018)
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  36. David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss on the Season Five Blu-ray/DVD Audio Commentary for "Only You"
  37. InstagramIcon vfxsup. (Craig Clarke) May 12, 2018.  Retrieved on July 18, 2018. "Best moment of tonight's episode! All my time on the show this was the first time I asked to get a pic with the cast... Thanks to these 2 legends for making every day at work fun! So many good memories!" (archive copy created on May 17, 2018)
    Here's the details for what I saw filming today (Mon Mar 18) for 7x21. Tales of the Sea, Tumblr (March 20, 2018).
    This is the set Colin and Bobby were filming on in the park earlier this morning, Mon Mar 19 - but they were in Weaver and Rogers costumes. Too far away to hear any dialogue.. Tales of the Sea, Tumblr (March 19, 2018).
  38. InstagramIcon vfxsup. (Craig Clarke) June 21, 2018.  Retrieved on July 18, 2018. "So many laughs shooting with these 3 😂" (archive copy created on July 8, 2018)
    TwitterLogo @yvrshoots (YVRShoots) on Twitter. "A statue dedicated to Prince Charming & Snow White/#Snowing. It really is the end of #OnceUponaTime. #OUAT filming its 2-part series finale in Vancouver's Eveett [sic] Crowley Park today." (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @jmarie83 (Joyce Scott) on Twitter. "Got to see a little bit of @OnceABC filming this morning! With an extra special surprise!" (screenshot)
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  • "Homecoming" Episode Discussion and Thoughts

    129 messages
    • Maybe the DVD will offer extended cuts for some episodes. 
    • Nakis91 wrote:Maybe the DVD will offer extended cuts for some episodes.  I doubt it. If anything, we will get deleted scenes on the DVD/Blur...
  • 7x21 - Homecoming

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    • Leroiblanc wrote:Help! Help! How do I lower my expectations more so I can be blown away if it ends up good?!?! Remember the show is ending, so...
    • Amost time now! Should be fun.