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Your father went on a little detour because there's more important things to him than his daughter. He fought a duel for his precious honor.
Gothel to Alice

"Knightfall" is the thirteenth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Jerome Schwartz & Miguel Ian Raya, and directed by Steve Miner. It is the one hundred and forty-sixth episode of the series overall, and premiered on March 16, 2018.


Rogers strikes a deal with Eloise despite Tilly’s fair warning, while Ivy struggles to find herself after Victoria's death. Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, Hook confronts Captain Ahab over a legendary magical talisman which can free Alice, only to learn that his quest may have unintended consequences.[2]




Guest Starring



  • Unknown baby as Alice*

*: Only in archive footage



Event Chronology

Episode Connections



Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

  • On the box of mochi that Ivy gives Henry,[5] the Japanese kanji characters "大福餅" are pronounced as "daifukumochi", which references a type of mochi that is round in shape and usually contains a sweet filling such as red bean paste.
    • A maneki-neko, a cat beckoning with an upright paw, is pictured on the box.[5] This is a common Japanese figurine which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. Fittingly enough, the name of the seller is Lucky Cat Cafe.

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Filming Locations

International Titles



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    Note that the other filming locations mentioned in the tweet are for the streets where Roni's and the Hyperion Heights 42nd Precinct Police Station are filmed.
  33. The French translation of "Knightfall" has a double meaning. "Échec" can means "failure", in reference to Hook failing to his mission; and it can also means "chess", in reference to the game played by Hook/Rogers and Alice/Tilly.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Knightfall

  • "Knightfall" Episode Discussion and Thoughts

    48 messages
    • CoolDudeAl wrote: Regarding the doll, I wonder if that has a bigger role in future episodes. It seems odd it would get the title card, and...
    • Bottondoro wrote: CoolDudeAl wrote: Regarding the doll, I wonder if that has a bigger role in future episodes. It seems odd it would get the ti...
  • 7x13 - Knightfall

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    • Best Once Actor goes to...Bobby. He legit plays the character at three extremes and still ties them together. You got wooby, coward Rumple, cr...
    • Call me Ishmael, because this episode is almost about to start!