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This article focuses on the Season Six episode.
For the next episode, see "The Final Battle Part 2".
For the actual battle, see the Final Battle.
For the special, see The Final Battle Begins.
She's the Savior. Of course the Final Battle isn't a war. It's a battle for her soul, for her belief. Her hope.
Snow White to Prince Charming, Hook and Regina

"The Final Battle Part 1" is the twenty-first episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, and directed by Steve Pearlman. It is the one hundred and thirty-second episode of the series overall, and premiered on May 14, 2017.

This episode is the first part of the season six finale.


Henry awakens to a cursed Storybrooke and discovers Emma has been in the mental hospital, and the Black Fairy is the new mayor. Henry attempts to help Emma regain her memory while Gold tries to find out what has really happened to Belle. Meanwhile, Snow, Charming, Regina, Zelena and Hook are trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land and desperately try to figure out a way to be reunited with Emma and Henry.[2]


Deleted Scenes

Extended Scene with Henry and Archie

An extended version of the scene where Henry runs up to Dr. Hopper in the street. This version features additional elements: Granny driving Ruby's car and sitting with Archie while Leroy is walking past, and members of the Sisters of Saint Meissa walking in the street.[3]



Guest Starring



*: Only in archive footage.



Production Notes

Event Chronology

Episode Connections


Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

Set Dressing

Costume Notes


  • Prince Neal was born in "Kansas", which takes place in 2013, when Henry was twelve. However, according to the Black Fairy, Henry is fourteen years old in this episode ("Now, thanks to you, I have a 14-year-old boy, who still believes in fairy tales"). By this time, Neal should be already a two-year old toddler, while he is still just a baby at this point of "The Final Battle Part 1", just like he has been for the entire season.
    • In addition, according to Archie Hopper's cursed memories, Emma has been at the mental institution for two years, while according to Emma's cursed memories, she's been there ever since Henry ate the poisoned apple turnover. However, this incident took place 28 years after the first curse began in 1983 (this is proven in an episode that takes place after "An Apple Red as Blood", "Queen of Hearts", where a title card states that the episode takes place 28 years after the casting of the curse), while Henry was still ten years old.

Filming Locations

  • Hook and Charming's climb up the Beanstalk was filmed in a studio, against a blue-screen.[17]
  • The scene where the Black Fairy pushed Henry down the stairs were filmed on a set at The Bridge Studios.[45] The stairs were covered in green-screen material,[45] which were digitally transformed into a real staircase during post-production.

International Titles



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