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"Nasty Habits"
Season Three
Season 03, Episode 04
Episode Information
Character backstory:
Premiere date: October 20, 2013
Viewers: 7.05 million[1]
Written by: David H. Goodman &
Robert Hull
Directed by: David Boyd
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Quite a Common Fairy"
Next Episode: "Good Form"
Related Pages

"Nasty Habits" is the fourth episode of Season Three of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by David H. Goodman & Robert Hull and directed by David Boyd. It is the forty-eighth episode of the series overall and premiered on October 20, 2013.


Mr. Gold makes a decision to confront Pan, but will he go there to save Henry or give in to the prophecy that the boy will be his undoing? Neal finds himself back in Neverland and in the custody of one of Pan’s most loyal Lost Boys. And David struggles for his life as the poison continues to take its toll on him. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was, Rumplestiltskin goes in search of a missing Bae, who has followed a mysterious figure who steals away children with his music.[2]




Guest Starring


  • Doug Abrahams as Sheriff
  • Jack Di Blasio as Lost Boy Sentry #1



Production Notes

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

  • What Hook is hiding from David and why David "will never make it off this island alive" is revealed in "Good Form".
  • The drawings on the cave walls show several memories from young Baelfire's life, including:
  • Milah's affinity for drawing was first alluded to in "The Crocodile, in which her home is full of sketches and drawings.
  • Hook mentions the time he spent with young Baelfire, which occurred in "And Straight On 'Til Morning".
  • The workings of Baelfire's coconut candle is revealed in "Dark Hollow".

Cultural References

Fairytales and Folklore



Start a Discussion Discussions about Nasty Habits

  • Is that possible that Peter Pan is Rumple's undoing, instead of Henry?

    14 messages
    • Killian Jones wrote: But do you think loosing his life would be much worse than loosing the Dark One's powers? ;) Have you met the man? XD
    • Utter solitude wrote:Killian Jones wrote: But do you think loosing his life would be much worse than loosing the Dark One's powers? ;) Have ...
  • One of the most emotional episode so far

    17 messages
    • Loooved this Ep. But It pained me to see Rumpie dissed by Bae.  Please please Bae give that man a huge HUGGGG!! D; Before I do >.>
    • GothicNarcissus wrote:LarytheCucumber wrote:GothicNarcissus wrote:The flashbacks, too, didn't add anything really interesting to the kn...
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