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This page lists Once Upon a Time's various references to ABC's Lost.

Season One


"The Thing You Love Most"

"Snow Falls"

  • During his date with Mary Margaret, Dr. Whale misunderstands and asks, "Something about you wanting 15 kids?" This is a reference to one of the Lost numbers.[19]
  • A hospital sign reads "Critical Care Pharmacology 108".[20] 108 is an important number on Lost, and the sum of the six recurring numbers.

"The Price of Gold"

"That Still Small Voice"

"The Shepherd"

"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"

  • When Emma walks away in anger, a pavement sign outside the Marine Garage shows the number 15.[26]
  • There is a close-up of Graham's eye as he awakens.[27] This is a recurring theme from Lost.
  • Two darts at the sheriff's station are stuck in number 8 and 15,[28] two of the Lost numbers.

"Desperate Souls"

"True North"

"7:15 A.M."

"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree"

  • A box from the Hall of Records is from aisle 08, section 4.[36] 4 and 8 are two of the Lost numbers.
  • Regina's secret meeting in the woods takes place at Access Road 23. 23 is one of the Lost numbers.[37]
  • Emma crashes her police cruiser into a street sign where the roads are numbered 4 and 23.[38]
  • Emma's printout mentions the address "Dominion Street, Unit 4",[39] a reference to the first Lost number.

"Skin Deep"

  • The number 23 is on a door by the entrance to the psychiatric ward at the hospital.[40]
  • The number 8 is on a door in the hallway inside the psychiatric ward.[41]

"What Happened to Frederick"

  • The stranger says that his name is August. August is the 8th month of the year, and the second Lost number.
  • Regina tells Henry: "The occasion is I love you" when she gives him a present. Those same words are said by Penny to Desmond in Season 3.


  • Astrid tells Leroy that the nuns only sold 42 candles last year.
  • The phone record of Kathryn's call with David is listed as 8 minutes long[42] (as Sidney points out).


  • When Snow White and Red Riding Hood are looking for tracks in the woods, Red says that the one they're looking for will be, "Like, eight inches across". 8 is the second Lost number.
  • On Ruby's online list of potential jobs, there is a temporary position as an inventory control specialist for 8 months.[43]

"Hat Trick"

  • Jefferson's house number is 316,[44] a reference to Ajira Airways Flight 316.
  • At the market, when the Mad Hatter hears the price for the stuffed rabbit, he says he only has 8 coppers.

"The Stranger"

  • The airplane Pinocchio is startled by has the Oceanic Airlines logo on it.[45][46] Oceanic Airlines is the airline of the pivotal flight 815 on Lost.[45]
  • Phuket, where August traveled to, is referred to on Lost, including the similarly named episode "Stranger in a Strange Land".
  • August woke up in Phuket at 8:15 A.M., two of the Lost numbers.

"An Apple Red as Blood"

"A Land Without Magic"

  • As Emma dumps out Henry's backpack, an Apollo bar and a Geronimo Jackson audio cassette falls out.[48]
    • The cover artwork on the cassette, is from "Dharma Lady", a single by the fictional band.
  • A sign next to the door that leads down to the psychiatric ward says "Critical Care Pharmacology 108".[49] 108 is an important number on Lost, and the sum of the six recurring numbers.
  • The clock tower stops at 8:15,[50] the flight number from Lost.

Season Two


"We Are Both"

  • Dopey wears a Geronimo Jackson shirt.[56] The motif is from "Dharma Lady", a single by the fictional band.

"The Doctor"


"Queen of Hearts"

  • Dopey is wearing a Geronimo Jackson shirt.[60]

"The Cricket Game"

  • The Evil Queen, upon being told the battle is lost, says, "Don't tell me what we can or cannot do!" This is a spin on the mantra often repeated by Locke on Lost.
  • At the party, Dopey is wearing a Geronimo Jackson shirt.[61] Geronimo Jackson is a fictional band on Lost.
  • The number on a door in the corridor outside Archie's office is 4,[62] the first Lost number.


  • Exposé, a fictitious television series featured on Lost, is advertised on the television Belle is watching in the hospital as Ruby comes in to talk to her.[63]
  • The announcer of the television just before Exposé returns from a commercial is one of Lost's creators, Damon Lindelof, reprising his vocal cameo of Bill Godwin.[63]
  • Ruby gives Belle a copy of Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island. The main location of Lost is a mysterious island.
  • Dopey is wearing his Geronimo Jackson T-shirt.[64]
  • Henry, Emma, and Mr. Gold take an Ajira Airlines flight, an airline that appears on Lost.[63]
  • The total time of their flight is 42 minutes; a recurring number on Lost.


  • The number 23 can be seen in the bar where Neal and Emma are talking.[65] 23 is the fifth of the Lost numbers.

"The Queen Is Dead"

  • According to the return address on the back of the envelope, Johanna's address is 42 Langdon Street.[66] 42 is the sixth and final Lost number.

"Welcome to Storybrooke"

"Selfless, Brave and True"


"The Evil Queen"

"Second Star to the Right"

"And Straight On 'Til Morning"

Season Three

"The Heart of the Truest Believer"

"Good Form"

"Dark Hollow"

"The New Neverland"

"Going Home"

"New York City Serenade"

  • Henry's off-screen babysitter is called Mrs. Cuse. Carlton Cuse was one of the show runners/executive producers of Lost.
  • Henry reaches level 23 while playing a video game. He also mentions reaching level 16. 16 and 23 are the fourth and fifth of the Lost numbers. (Level twenty-three is also a nod to the official Disney fan club D23.)[85]
  • Emma buys Henry an Apollo candy bar at the drug store.[86]
  • Henry informs Emma that Walsh will come over for a visit at 8 o'clock. 8 is the second Lost number.
  • When Emma arrives in Storybrooke, the clock tower shows the time as 8:15,[87] two of the Lost numbers. The same time is on the clock in the Blanchard Loft.[88]

"The Tower"

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

"A Curious Thing"

  • There are close-ups of Henry's eyes as he remembers,[91] a recurring theme on Lost.


  • When David is talking to Emma at the hospital, the sign on the wall says "Suite 4".[92] 4 is the first Lost number.
  • In Henry's newspaper, one of the classifieds shows the number 16,[93] the fourth Lost number. Another ad contains the number 08.[94] 8 is the second number from Lost.

"There's No Place Like Home"

Season Four

"A Tale of Two Sisters"

"White Out"

  • When Mary Margaret takes out her anger on her friends, she states that she's had eight hours of sleep in the last week, a reference to the second Lost number.

"The Apprentice"

"Family Business"

  • There is a close-up of Belle's eye as she awakens.[98] This is a recurring theme from Lost.

"The Snow Queen"

  • Robin Hood's darts hit the wall near the numbers 8 and 15,[99] two of the Lost numbers.

"Smash the Mirror"

  • The storybook page where young Regina is running away,[100] and the page Robin Hood finds,[101] are number XXIII (as Regina points out), a reference to the fifth Lost number, 23.
  • There is a close-up of Anna's eye as the shards from Ingrid's spell are absorbed into her body.[102] This is a recurring theme from Lost.


  • After escaping Hans and his brothers, Anna says, "I don't hear eight enormous feet, so I think we lost them." This is a reference to the second Lost number.
  • There is a close-up of Mary Margaret's eye after the spell is enacted.[103] This is a recurring theme from Lost.

"Shattered Sight"

  • In the first scene at the sheriff's station, the clock shows 8:15,[104] a reference to the flight number from Lost.
  • Ingrid says to the foster children that light will be off in fifteen minutes, a reference to the third Lost number.
  • Ingrid tells young Emma that there are fifteen subconscious signs or tells that a new foster child displays when they're going to run away on their first night in a new home; a reference to Lost number 15.

"Darkness on the Edge of Town"


"Best Laid Plans"


"Operation Mongoose Part 2"'

Season Five

"The Dark Swan"

  • Young Emma steals an Apollo bar from the movie goer's pocket.[113]
  • Henry mentions that Regina uses his birthday for her passwords, including the one for the ward, and, since Regina enters '815' to get into the ward in A Tale of Two Sisters, his birthday is confirmed to be August 15, or 8/15, which is a reference to the first two Lost numbers.

"The Price"

  • Dopey is wearing a Geronimo Jackson T-shirt.[114] This was a fictional band on Lost.

"The Bear and the Bow"

"Souls of the Departed"

  • The time on the broken clock tower in the Underworld is frozen at 8:15.[117] It is a reference to Oceanic Flight 815.
  • The number on Neal's room key is 8,[118] the second Lost number.
  • The clock tower unfreezes at 8:15,[117] and moves to 8:16.[119] 8, 15 and 16 are three of the Lost numbers.

"Labor of Love"

  • The clock tower is shown at 8:16,[120] just like in the previous episode.[119]

"Our Decay"

  • Zelena's birthday is April 15, or 4/15, two of the Lost numbers.


  • The Cashier tells Emma that the diner can't keep a cook for six weeks. Six weeks are 42 days, the fifth Lost number.
  • Hades says that the portal to Storybrooke will stay open for "15 minutes tops", a reference to the third Lost number.
  • At the end of the episode, the hands on the clock tower spin around and stop at 8:15, then move to 8:16.[121] 8, 15 and 16 are three of the Lost numbers.

"Only You"

Season Six

"A Bitter Draught"

  • Dr. Hopper states that Bashful is his 4:00 appointment; a reference to Lost number 4.

"Strange Case"


  • There are close-ups of Hook's eyes as he studies the potion bottle.[124] This is a common theme on Lost.
  • The Evil Queen asks Mary Margaret if she remembers her fifteenth birthday. The number 15 is a recurring Lost number.

"Tougher Than the Rest"

  • If you watch closely or play it in slow motion when Gideon destroys the clock tower's clock, you can see that the time is 8:15,[125] a reference to Oceanic Flight 815.

"Murder Most Foul"

  • The time on Robin's alarm clock is 8:15,[126] two of the Lost numbers.

"Mother's Little Helper"

  • When Gideon is inside the library, the time on the clock tower is 8:15,[127] two of the recurring Lost numbers.


"The Final Battle Part 2"

Season Seven

"Hyperion Heights"

"A Pirate's Life"

"The Garden of Forking Paths"

  • Roni looks up section 8 in the Hyperion Heights Building Codes, a reference to the second Lost number.
  • One of the people who signed Jacinda's petition lives at 2115 Crandall Street #8,[139] another reference to the second Lost number.
  • Roni pours Jacinda a shot of MacCutcheon Scotch Whisky,[140] a fictional brand on Lost.



"Wake Up Call"

"The Eighth Witch"

  • Drizella says that the Dark Curse will be cast on Lucy's eighth birthday, also a reference to the second Lost number.
  • Regina asks Robin if she's "twenty-three now", a reference to the fourth number from Lost.
  • As Kelly's memories return, there are multiple close-ups of her eyes,[145] a recurring theme on Lost.
  • Drizella says that it takes eighth ingredients to cast the Dark Curse, another reference to the second Lost number.
  • There are multiple close-up of Anastasia's eyes as Eloise Gardener enters the hospital.[146]
  • Eloise's coven consists of eight witches, another reference to the second Lost number.

"Secret Garden"


"The Girl in the Tower"

  • There is a close-up of Alice's eye when she uses the spyglass,[148] a recurring theme on Lost.
  • Robin says that she drove the Yellow Bug for eight minutes before she was caught, a reference to the second Lost number.


  • When Ivy enters the pub, Roni is pouring four shots of MacCutcheon Scotch Whisky,[149] a fictional brand on Lost. However, when she sees Ivy, Roni removes the bottle and snidely remarks that they have a strict "no whisky for witches" policy.



"Flower Child"

  • Henry says he saw a photograph of himself with Roni where he was eight years old, a reference to the second Lost number.


"Leaving Storybrooke"

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

  • The clock tower shows the time as 8:15,[154] a reference to Oceanic Flight 815.
  • When young Alice is looking though the keyhole, there is a close-up of her eye,[155] a recurring theme on Lost.

"Who's Alice"

  • When Alice is looking through the keyhole, there is a close-up of her eye,[156] a recurring theme on Lost.

Bonus Features

"Tales From The Underworld: A Knight With Cruella"


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