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This article focuses on the Season Five episode, "The Dark Swan". For the Enchanted Forest character, see Emma Swan. For the magical entity, see Darkness.
The fight to control my darkness has just begun.
Emma Swan

"The Dark Swan" is the first episode of Season Five of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Ron Underwood. It is the eighty-ninth episode of the series overall, and premiered on September 27, 2015. This episode is the fifth season premiere.

Synopsis

Immediately after becoming the Dark One, Emma disappears and the heroes must band together to save her, but first they have to find her, which will require the help of an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest, Emma struggles to resist her dark urges as she searches for Merlin in the hope that he can stop her transformation. Along the way to Camelot, she gets help from the plucky and brave warrior princess Merida, as well as King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.[2]

Recap


Deleted Scenes

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The former site of Granny's Diner has been transformed into a beer garden. Mr. Clark, driving the Sheriff's car and wearing a red leather jacket similar to Emma's garment of choice, pulls up in front of the beer garden to witness a ribbon cutting ceremony with Bashful, Dopey and Walter in attendance (the Dwarves who didn't leave for Camelot).[3][4]

Wrecked beer garden

The beer garden in front of Granny's Diner has been wrecked, presumably due to the diner landing after being transported back to Storybrooke. Emma, fully transformed into the Dark Swan, is wearing a long black robe and can be seen near the wrecked beer garden.[5][4]

Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

Production Notes

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

Biblical

Disney

Fairytales and Folklore

Lost

Popular Culture

Set Dressing

  • King Arthur's coat of arms is traditionally depicted as azure (blue) or gules (red) with three or (yellow) crowns (in thirteenth century manuscripts), or azure with thirteen crowns (in later texts).[18] On the show, Arthur's coat of arms is red with a yellow crown surround by four yellow sea-wyverns; however, there also a yellow version with a red crown and red sea-wyverns.[13] A sea-wyvern is legendary creature with a dragon's head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a fish tail. It is the sea-dwelling variant of the creature known as a wyvern.

Costume Notes

Filming Locations

International Titles


Videos

References

  1. http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-100-sunday-cable-originals-network-update-9-27-2015.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20150911abc06/
  3. http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/once-upon-a-time-blog/once-upon-a-time-shoots-scenes-for-season-5-premiere-with-several-cast-members-through-out-the-day
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://freifraufischer.tumblr.com/post/124363843516/season-5-spoilers-summary (section "7/17/15 (Steveston filming)"
  5. http://www.hollywoodnorth.buzz/2015/07/shoot-once-upon-a-times-dark-swan-jennifer-morrison-in-steveston.html
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    http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/07/once-upon-time-episode-501-title.html
  8. https://twitter.com/AdamHorowitzLA/status/618483341298249729
  9. http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/08/once-upon-time-hot-seat-season-5-spoilers
  10. http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Amy-Manson-Interview-Once-Upon-Time-39336165
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jennifer Morrison, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on the Season Five Blu-ray/DVD Audio Commentary
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  13. 13.0 13.1 File:501ItsOtherHalf.png
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  14. File:501What.png
  15. http://cabletv.com/blog/adam-horowitz-edward-kitsis-talk-new-seasons-of-ouat-and-ouatiw/
  16. 16.0 16.1 File:501WatchingKay.png
  17. File:501IWasJustWorried.png
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 http://landoflegendslv.com/01library/05research/01con/03KA/KingArthur/kingarthur.html
  19. File:501TellThePeople.png
  20. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/checky
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  22. File:502PercivalIsDead.png
  23. File:501ThreeTimes.png
  24. File:210YesIDo.png
  25. File:322WeDidIt2.png
  26. File:501Swan.png
    File:501SheHasToDie.png
  27. File:501MaybeYouLike.png
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  30. File:501MaybeYouLike.png
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  31. http://www.pradux.com/products/wilfred-festin-jacket-49361
  32. http://www.fwrd.com/product-opening-ceremony-cabbage-knit-flare-skirt-in-beet/OPEN-WQ11/?d=Womens&srcType=plpaltimage&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ran&source=ran&utm_campaign=glob_p_J84DHJLQkR4&ranMID=41870&ranEAID=J84DHJLQkR4&ranSiteID=J84DHJLQkR4-x4DGucAV3dEHfMZrXFdO9g
  33. https://www.net-a-porter.com/no/en/product/198373#?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-J84DHJLQkR4-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-w3GAZEzpVqcgBd2gWagdXA
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  37. https://www.alexisbittar.com/SMALL-CAPPED-CRESCENT-PENDANT-BLACK-16023.html
  38. File:502ReadyToTrustMe.png
  39. File:501FinallyGotHimToSleep.png
  40. 40.0 40.1 http://outfitsleuth.com/project/tvd-5x19-enzos-john-varvatos-henley/
  41. http://screencapped.net/tv/thevampirediaries/displayimage.php?album=1679&pid=1842200#top_display_media
  42. http://screencapped.net/tv/thevampirediaries/displayimage.php?album=1680&pid=1843674#top_display_media
  43. http://screencapped.net/tv/thevampirediaries/displayimage.php?album=1681&pid=1845510#top_display_media
  44. File:501KingArthurOfCamelot.png
  45. File:509SneakingUpOnFergus.png
  46. File:501SneezyIntoStone.png
  47. Zetabords copy of the original Tweet: http://s1.zetaboards.com/L_Anon/topic/5760493/1540/
    Wikia back-up copy: File:TWMadelxine-back-up-501.png
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  49. https://twitter.com/leafladygreens/status/632088901436346368
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  52. http://yvrshoots.com/2015/09/set-once-upon-a-times-grannys-diner-in-camelot-forest-set-in-burnabys-central-park.html#.VhEZzXrtmkp
  53. https://www.flickr.com/photos/110865913@N05/sets/72157655515908499/page2
  54. The title is a nod to "Dark One", named "Senhor das Trevas" ("Lord of the Darkness") in Portuguese version.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Dark Swan

  • First look at Dark Swan!

    46 messages
    • Eskaver wrote:I love it! Dark One's do like their dark colors. (Although, Rumple was quite vibrant). And yes, I was right about the Dark ...
    • LeonKingg wrote:Eskaver wrote:I love it! Dark One's do like their dark colors. (Although, Rumple was quite vibrant). And yes, I was ri...
  • The Dark Swan Thoughts and More

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    • Eskaver wrote:Lol, I totally didn't think my thread would literally include thoughts on her look. It's totally fine. Noone sho...
    • I liked how Belle and Mother Superior had a moment, two Belles in one scene, the actress who played Mother Superior also played Belle in Descendants 

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