Once Upon a Time

Aired: Apr 09, 2017 , Friday at 20:00 on ABC


Episode Summary: Gold and Belle convince Emma to help Gideon, explaining that together they can stop the Black Fairy. Henry experiences a disorienting shift in his powers that forces Regina to seek counsel from the previous Author. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land, Hook attempts to win the assistance of an old adversary by betting his most prized possession on a game of cards. more
...And, in a flashback, the Black Fairy tortures young Gideon in hopes of molding him into the perfect apprentice.
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Can Emma and Gideon Defeat the Black Fairy?

Even though Gideon was raised by the Black Fairy, it turns out he actually is good -- or at least trying to be. This is not a surprising theme on Once Upon a Time. In this episode, titled "Mother's Little Helper," we learn a little bit about Gideon's past and why he wants to defeat the Black Fairy. Emma gives in and decides to help his cause after chatting with Belle and Gold. And in true season 6 fashion, another old face pops up to help Henry figure out what's going on with his role as the Author.... more

Mother's Little Helper

The final battle is beginning to take shape. But Gideon won't be the one fighting Emma to the death. At least not on his own since Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 16 revealed the Black Fairy controls her grandson's heart. Somehow, the revelation managed to be both shocking and not at all surprising at the same time.  I knew right away that Gideon wasn't being honest with Emma when he took her to mansion to access the portal. I thought he would trick her i... more



Once Upon a Time Duo to Shepherd ABC Series Set in Disney Fairytale Universe

They have to go baaaaack! Lost producers-turned-Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis are shepherding a new ABC series that is set within the Disney fairytale universe. Penned by former Once Upon a Time writer Brigitte Hales, Epic is described by our sister site Deadline as “a romantic anthology series set in the fairytale universe of Disney… taking place in a Disney-like Enchanted... more

'Once Upon a Time' Season 7 Needs to Give Mother Gothel More Screen Time

Once Upon a Time delved into Mother Gothel's past in "Flower Child." It gave a little insight into how she became cruel and may have explained what she is planning. Though Gothel's backstory was interesting, the episode seemed a little disjointed. It's hard to determine where exactly the show is going. A little bit of mystery is usually a good thing, but Once Upon a Time season 7 edges closer to confusi... more

Is Henry Cured for Good on 'Once Upon a Time'?

In a slight twist of events, Facilier somehow conjured up some magic to cure Henry to help break the curse on Once Upon a Time. But there has to be something else up Facilier's sleeve. He's been going around Hyperion Heights trying to find magic, manipulating people and killing anyone he deems unnecessary in his plan. I can't imagine he's had a change of heart to save Henry to impress Regina, as Lucy has suggested. So the question remains, is Henry actually cured? It Was Too Easy We know Facil... more


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