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Once Upon a Time Season 5 Episodes

23 Episodes 2015 - 2016

In the fifth season of this fantasy series, the savior Emma (Jennifer Morrison) has transformed into the Dark One and is referred to as the Dark Swan by friends and family. As Emma's loved ones try to help her, they seek assistance from King Arthur (Liam Garrigan), Guinevere (Joana Metrass) and Merlin (Elliot Knight). Eventually, Emma's attempts to save Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) lead everyone to the Underworld, where they confront Hades (Greg Germann) and encounter many familiar deceased souls. The series reached its milestone 100th episode during this season.

Episode 1

The Dark Swan

Sun, Sep 27, 2015 60 mins

In the fifth-season opener, Emma seeks help from Merlin as she tries to fight her new dark urges in the Enchanted Forest, and she gets some assistance from Merida, King Arthur and his knights. Meanwhile, Emma's loved ones unite and try to save her.

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Episode 2

The Price

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 60 mins

A royal ball is held in Camelot, but a dark turn of events forces David and Robin to take action. Meanwhile, Regina's fortitude is tested as she tries to safeguard Emma; and back in Storybrooke, Hook attempts to bring Emma back to the light.

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Episode 3

Siege Perilous

Sun, Oct 11, 2015 60 mins

Arthur joins David on a quest to obtain a magical relic Regina needs in order to contact Merlin. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret learns about Lancelot's fate; and back in Storybrooke, Hook is wary when Emma asks him to help her remove Excalibur from the stone.

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Episode 4

The Broken Kingdom

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 60 mins

Lancelot sends a warning to Mary Margaret about King Arthur's true intentions. Meanwhile, Hook's love for Emma gives her hope in her battle against darkness; and in a Camelot flashback, Guinevere goes on a quest when she fears Arthur's losing his way.

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Episode 5

Dreamcatcher

Sun, Oct 25, 2015 60 mins

Emma and Regina devise a plan to free Merlin, but they lack a pivotal ingredient. Meanwhile, Mary Margaret and David seek an important dagger; Henry asks Violet to go on a date; and Merida attempts to carry out a covert mission Emma has assigned her.

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Episode 6

The Bear and the Bow

Sun, Nov 1, 2015 60 mins

Merida goes on a quest to save her brothers and brings Belle with her in a Camelot flashback. Meanwhile, a spell that will open communication with Merlin is found in Storybrooke; and Emma orders Merida to kill Belle, prompting a heroic fight from Gold.

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Episode 7

Nimue

Sun, Nov 8, 2015 60 mins

Emma joins Merlin on a quest where he faces an old enemy. Meanwhile, Arthur's castle is stormed by David and his pals, who seek Excalibur; and in a flashback, young Merlin is given magic and immortality, and then he falls in love with a refugee.

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Episode 8

Birth

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 60 mins

Emma receives an ultimatum from Merlin, who's under Arthur's control. Meanwhile, back in Storybrooke, Zelena's pregnancy accelerates; and Hook goes to great lengths to obtain answers from the Dark Swan.

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Episode 9

The Bear King

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 60 mins

Zelena and Arthur travel to DunBroch to obtain an ancient relic, and they cross paths with Merida, who's trying to repay a debt her father owed to the Witch.

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Episode 10

Broken Heart

Sun, Nov 29, 2015 60 mins

Hook becomes a Dark One in a Camelot flashback and he and Emma clash over how to proceed. Back in Storybrooke, Hook's passion for vengeance against Gold is reawakened; and Emma attempts to persuade Hook to fight the darkness within him.

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Episode 11

Swan Song

Sun, Dec 6, 2015 60 mins

Resurrected Dark Ones target living souls for sacrifice so they can return to the realm of the living. Meanwhile, Emma battles Hook, but their confrontation leads to devastating consequences; and, in a flashback, the Evil Queen forces Hook to face a demon from his past.

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Episode 12

Souls of the Departed

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 60 mins

The mission to rescue Hook begins as the heroes arrive in the Underworld, but it proves to be more challenging than they expected when they run into vengeful faces from the past. Meanwhile, back in the Enchanted Forest, Regina receives a special birthday gift.

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Episode 13

Labor of Love

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 60 mins

News of Hook's captivity reaches his friends, who must confront a beast guarding the prison, and Mary Margaret thinks an old pal of hers can help them in this endeavor. Meanwhile, back in the Enchanted Forest, a young Snow White learns about heroics.

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Episode 14

Devil's Due

Sun, Mar 20, 2016 60 mins

Hook won't cooperate with Hades, who wants him to select three friends to remain in the Underworld. Meanwhile, Gold has a change of heart about helping Emma; and in a fairy-tale flashback, Rumple and Milah make a shady deal to save Baelfire.

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Episode 15

The Brothers Jones

Sun, Mar 27, 2016 60 mins

Hook runs into Liam unexpectedly in the Underworld, and they try to defeat Hades by searching for a book containing a key to his downfall. Meanwhile, Henry works on a quest of his own; and in a flashback, the Jones brothers' bond is tested during a storm on the high seas.

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Episode 16

Our Decay

Sun, Apr 3, 2016 60 mins

Belle and Zelena arrive in the Underworld, where Belle receives some life-changing news. Meanwhile, Snow and David try to send a message to their son; and in a flashback, Hades seeks a potential ally in Zelena when he visits her in Oz.

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Episode 17

Her Handsome Hero

Sun, Apr 10, 2016 60 mins

Gaston's passion for revenge is ignited by Hades, who wants him to go after Rumplestiltskin. Meanwhile, Belle asks Rumplestiltskin to protect their child without using dark magic; and in a flashback, the Ogre wars halt a romance between Belle and Gaston.

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Episode 18

Ruby Slippers

Sun, Apr 17, 2016 60 mins

Ruby looks for Dorothy, whom she and Mulan met in Oz awhile back, and her search leads her to the Underworld, where she asks for assistance from Emma, Regina and Snow. Meanwhile, David and Snow concoct a scheme so one of them can be with baby Neal.

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Episode 19

Sisters

Sun, Apr 24, 2016 60 mins

Hades wants his heart healed by Zelena so they can have a future together and trap the heroes in the Underworld, but Regina uncovers this plan and turns to Cora for help. Meanwhile, David and James meet at last; and Cora shares a huge family secret.

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Episode 20

Firebird

Sun, May 1, 2016 60 mins

Hades proposes a deal with the heroes if they help him rescue Zelena from Rumplestiltskin and Peter Pan. Meanwhile, Hook and Emma go to the depths of the Underworld; Cruella De Vil devises a scheme; and in a flashback, Emma looks for info about her family.

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Episode 21

Last Rites

Sun, May 8, 2016 60 mins

The heroes reunite in Storybrooke, but they must deal with Hades, who's now in their town and plans to take it over. Meanwhile, Hook searches for the missing storybook pages in the Underworld; and Regina and Robin devise their own scheme for Hades.

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Episode 22

Only You

Sun, May 15, 2016 60 mins

Regina grieves Robin Hood's death. Meanwhile, Henry sets out to destroy all magic; Gold ties all of Storybrooke's magic to Hades' Olympian Crystal; and things go very wrong when Snow, David, Hook and Zelena try to open a portal.

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Episode 23

An Untold Story

Sun, May 15, 2016 60 mins

In the fifth-season finale, Emma and Regina try to find Henry before Gold does. Meanwhile, Regina wrestles with her past; and Snow, David, Hook and Zelena are imprisoned.

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