|No. of Episodes:||22|
|First Aired:||September 25, 2016 - TBA|
|Previous Season:||Season Five|
Season Six premiered on September 25, 2016 with "The Savior".
The following will be addressed/featured:
- A 22-episode arc instead of two half-season arcs.
- A musical episode, which is scheduled to air in Spring.
- A twisted secret about Prince Charming's past, which will affect his relationships with many people. This secret will involve his family and his father.
- Hook coping with his dark past as one of his previous adversaries, Tiger Lily, is appearing.
- The following relationship developments:
- More bonding between David and Hook.
- An adventure filled with romance, danger and passion in the second half for Emma and Hook.
- Belle and Gold starting to heal some of the wounds in their relationship.
- Snow and David continuing to deal with their Sleeping Curse.
- Tensions between the Gold family and the Charming family.
- Hook's proposal to Emma.
- The Black Fairy's past with Rumplestiltskin, as well as more from the Dark Realm.
- More about the characters from the Land of Untold Stories.
- More about Emma's vision of the Hooded Figure and the Saviors:
- More about Regina and the Evil Queen:
- More about the Wish Realm:
- More about the Agrabahn characters:
- How Emma got "Swan" as her last name.
(Bold characters have been further confirmed by news articles/photos)
Returning Cast Members
- Sean Maguire is no longer billed as "starring".
|Season Six Episodes|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"The Savior"||Eagle Egilsson||Edward Kitsis &|
|September 25, 2016||3.99|
|As our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories. Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger. In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.|
|2||"A Bitter Draught"||Ron Underwood||Andrew Chambliss &|
|October 2, 2016||3.72|
|When a mysterious man from the Land of Untold Stories, who has a past with the Evil Queen, arrives in Storybrooke, David and Snow work together with Regina to neutralize the threat. Belle seeks Hook’s help finding a safe place to hide away from her husband, Mr. Gold. The Evil Queen continues to try to win Zelena over to her side, while Emma resumes her therapy sessions with Archie and shares her terrifying vision of the future.|
|3||"The Other Shoe"||Steve Pearlman||Jane Espenson &|
|October 9, 2016||4.11|
|As Storybrooke continues to welcome the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories, families, friends and even long-lost enemies are reunited once again. When Ashley (Cinderella) searches for her step-family, intent on settling their unfinished business, Emma, Hook and Henry scramble to help her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Regina attempts to bribe Mr. Hyde for information about how to defeat the Evil Queen and Snow helps Dr. Jekyll find a suitable laboratory for his work. David makes a deal with Gold and delivers a message to Belle in exchange for new information about his father. In flashback, Cinderella attends a ball and meets her prince.|
|4||"Strange Case"||Alrick Riley||David H. Goodman &|
|October 16, 2016||3.53|
|The Evil Queen and Hyde continue on their quest to steal Dr. Jekyll’s serum; Snow looks forward to her first day back as a school teacher; and while Emma looks forward to Hook moving in with her, Hook finds himself trying to protect Belle from Mr. Gold, who has made sure she can’t leave the confines of the pirate ship. Meanwhile, back in the past, Rumplestiltskin helps Dr. Jekyll complete his serum to separate a man’s personality into two – good and evil – but his help comes with a hefty price.|
|5||"Street Rats"||Norman Buckley||Edward Kitsis &|
|October 23, 2016||3.40|
|In a flashback to Agrabah, Princess Jasmine recruits Aladdin to help her recover a secret weapon capable of breaking Jafar’s hold on the Sultan and saving the city from ruin. Their quest takes them to the Cave of Wonders where Aladdin’s fate is revealed. In Storybrooke, the Evil Queen tricks Hook and the Charmings and forces Emma to reveal her secret in an effort to divide the family. While the Evil Queen pampers Zelena, elsewhere in town, Regina and our heroes scramble to learn what became of Aladdin.|
|6||"Dark Waters"||Robert Duncan||Andrew Chambliss &|
|October 30, 2016||3.06|
|Emma tries to convince Aladdin to work with Jasmine to help Agrabah, while Regina teams up with Snow and David to free Archie from Zelena. The Evil Queen sows suspicion between Henry and Hook, even as Mr. Gold reminds her of his most important lesson. Meanwhile, in the past, Hook finds himself kidnapped by the mysterious Captain Nemo and held captive inside his legendary submarine, the Nautilus.|
|7||"Heartless"||Ralph Hemecker||Jane Espenson||November 6, 2016||3.56|
|In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, Bandit Snow dodges a bounty hunter known as the Woodcutter while shepherd David goes on a fateful journey to sell his family’s farm. In Storybrooke, the Evil Queen threatens to destroy the town and everyone in it unless Snow and David surrender their hearts. As Emma, Hook and Henry prepare to defend Storybrooke, Snow, David and Regina search for a magical sapling created by the first spark of true love. Regina uses Gold's and the Evil Queen's burgeoning romance against them, and Zelena offers Belle some friendly advice.|
|8||"I'll Be Your Mirror"||Jennifer Lynch||Jerome Schwartz &|
|November 13, 2016||3.40|
|Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other. As Henry nervously prepares to take Violet to the school dance, the Evil Queen impersonates Regina to give him some advice that could lead him down a dark path. Meanwhile, Zelena agrees to help Belle, and together they enlist Aladdin to steal a magical object from Mr. Gold that could protect Belle and her unborn child from him forever.|
|9||"Changelings"||Mairzee Almas||David H. Goodman &|
|November 27, 2016||3.27|
|In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Rumple collects Jack and Jill’s son as bait to lure a powerful being to him. Back in Storybrooke, Gold tells the Evil Queen that she must kill Zelena, and the EQ makes a decision that will change her relationship with her sister forever. When Belle discovers Gold’s plans for their son, she convinces Hook and Emma to help her steal squid ink that can immobilize him, and, as a result, Belle is left to make a sacrifice that will affect the lives of everyone in Storybrooke. Meanwhile, Jasmine finds a genie-less lamp that she hopes to use to save Agrabah, and Aladdin finds a way to be her hero.|
|10||"Wish You Were Here"||Ron Underwood||Edward Kitsis &|
|December 4, 2016||3.27|
|When she learns that our heroes possess a weapon capable of defeating her, the Evil Queen steals Aladdin’s magic lamp from Jasmine and makes a wish that could sideline the Savior forever. Unwilling to wake Snow while Emma is missing, David works with Hook and Henry to hold the Evil Queen at bay in Storybrooke as Regina goes on a rogue rescue mission. Meanwhile, Gold and Belle face a surprising danger to their newborn son.|
|11||"Tougher Than the Rest"||Billy Gierhart||Edward Kitsis &|
|March 5, 2017||TBD|
|With Snow still asleep in Storybrooke, David and Hook race to stop Gideon before he can confront Emma. Gideon makes a startling confession to Belle and Gold about his whereabouts while he was missing. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with the realization that everyone, perhaps even Robin, is better off in the alternate world where the Evil Queen was defeated. And when Emma inspires a familiar face to help her and Regina return home, she discovers the power to change her fate.|
|12||"Murder Most Foul"||Morgan Beggs||Jerome Schwartz &|
|March 12, 2017||TBD|
|13||"Ill-Boding Patterns"||Ron Underwood||Andrew Chambliss &|
|March 19, 2017||TBD|
|14||"Page 23"||Kate Woods||David H. Goodman &|
|March 26, 2017||TBD|
|15||"A Wondrous Place"||Steve Pearlman||Jane Espenson &|
|April 2, 2017||TBD|
|16||"Mother's Little Helper"||Billy Gierhart||Story: Edward Kitsis|
& Adam Horowitz
Teleplay: Paul Karp
|April 9, 2017||TBD|
|17||"Awake"||Sharat Raju||Andrew Chambliss & |
|April 16, 2017||TBD|
|18||"Where Bluebirds Fly"||Michael Schultz||David H. Goodman &|
|April 23, 2017||TBD|
|19||"The Black Fairy"||Alrick Riley||Jerome Schwartz &|
|April 30, 2017||TBD|
|20||"The Song in Your Heart"||Ron Underwood||David H. Goodman &|
|May 7, 2017||TBD|
|21||TBA||TBA||TBA||May 14, 2017||TBD|
|22||Episode 622||TBA||TBA||May 2017||TBD|
- Due to his Sense8 commitments, Naveen Andrews, who portrayed Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, was unable to reprise his role for Season Six, and the character was recast with Oded Fehr.
- Jonny Coyne reprises his role of Dr. Lydgate from Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.