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Once Upon a Time (season 7)

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The seventh season of the American ABC fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time was ordered on May 11, 2017.[1] It will consist of 22 episodes and will air on Fridays, having premiered on October 6, 2017.[2]

Once Upon a Time (season 7)
Once Upon a Time Season 7.jpg
Promotional poster
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 2
Original network ABC
Original release October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06) – present (present)
Season chronology
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Season 6
List of Once Upon a Time episodes

This season marks a significant change for the series, as it was announced at the end of the sixth season that the majority of the main cast members would not be returning for season 7. Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle will be the only ones remaining. Andrew J. West and Alison Fernandez were announced as new regulars in May 2017.[3] Dania Ramirez and Gabrielle Anwar were announced as additional regulars in July 2017.[4] In August 2017, it was announced that Mekia Cox had been promoted to series regular after initially joining the cast in July as recurring.[5]

The storyline is a softly rebooted with a new main narrative led by an adult Henry Mills, set many years after the last season's events.[6]


Cast and charactersEdit


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
134 1 "Hyperion Heights" Ralph Hemecker Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06) 3.26[22]
In flashback, an 18-year-old Henry says goodbye to Regina as he departs Storybrooke on a trip to new realms in hopes of finding his own story. Many years later, Henry runs into Cinderella's carriage in the Magical Forest and, after a string of events that almost get them captured at a ball, he offers her the chance of a new start back in Storybrooke, as he is due to return through a portal that evening. When Henry finds a glass slipper left for him at their meeting spot, he decides to stay behind. In present-day Seattle, an older Henry is reunited with his daughter Lucy, whom he does not remember because of a curse. In hopes of breaking it, Lucy leads him to her neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, home to many other cursed fairytale characters including Jacinda, Lucy's down-on-her-luck single mother who is in a contentious relationship with her powerful stepmother Victoria. Others include Roni, a bar owner who is struggling with having to sell her establishment to Victoria, and Rogers, a cop who gets promoted to a detective and is introduced to his new partner, Weaver.
135 2 "A Pirate's Life" Tara Nicole Weyr Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13) 2.74[23]
In a flashback, Emma expresses her worries about Henry leaving home and Hook presents her with a "message in a bottle" that Henry can use to keep in contact. Many years later, as Henry is about to be captured by Lady Tremaine, he uses the bottle to call on Emma, Hook, and Regina for help. Hook and Regina arrive and rescue him, though unbeknownst to them, the bottle had also brought over the Hook from the Wish Realm, who later appears and knocks the original Hook out to assume his place. When Emma arrives and reveals to Henry that she is pregnant, the other Hook feels guilty and decides to switch back, though the real Hook ends up stabbing him in a fight. The other Hook then reveals that he had a daughter who got trapped in a tower by a witch. After hearing this, Hook gets Emma to heal his counterpart. Afterwards, Henry does not feel like it is time to go back home yet and gets Emma's blessing to continue his journey. Henry, Regina, and the other Hook decide to travel together, while Emma and Hook return to Storybrooke. In the present, Victoria hires Rogers and Weaver to drive Henry out of the neighborhood. Rogers does not agree with Weaver's methods and helps Henry instead. Rogers, Henry, and Roni end up forming an alliance against Victoria. Meanwhile, Jacinda has to find another way to be at Lucy's ballet recital, after Victoria makes things more difficult for her.
136 3 "The Garden of Forking Paths"[24] Ron Underwood David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20) TBD
137 4 "Beauty"[25] Mick Garris[26] Dana Horgan & Leah Fong[27] October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27) TBD
138 5 "Greenbacks"[25] TBA Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp[28] November 3, 2017 (2017-11-03) TBD
139 6 "Wake Up Call"[29] TBA Jerome Schwartz & Jane Espenson TBA TBD
140 7 "Eloise Gardener"[30] Alex Kalymnios[31] David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales TBA TBD
141 8 "Pretty in Blue"[32] TBA Dana Horgan & Leah Fong TBA TBD
142 9 "One Little Tear"[33] TBA Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp TBA TBD
143 10 "The Eighth Witch"[34] TBA Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz TBA TBD



In January 2017, while season 6 was still in production, ABC president Channing Dungey spoke of a possible "reset" of the show's narrative in the event that the show received a season 7 order.[6] After much speculation, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis later confirmed that certain characters would have their storylines wrapped up and that the back-end of the sixth season had been written with the season 7 narrative change in mind.[35] Despite the major changes from seasons past, the showrunners have said that they do not view season 7 as a complete reboot of the show: "We're more thinking about it as a hybrid of a lot of things. We're paying homage to the original premise, but there are certain characters who are returning and some who are not. It's a combination of a lot of things, but what we're trying to do is go in a new direction but stay true to the spirit of what the show has always been."[36]

In July 2017, the creators announced that the series now take place in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, which was created under a new and darker curse. Residents of this neighborhood include displaced characters from the original and new versions of the Enchanted Forest, as well as regular people from the Land Without Magic. This differs from Storybrooke in season 1, which was an isolated town that was blocked off from real-world Maine. The initial villain is Lady Tremaine, assumes the role of an urban developer who seeks to "gentrify the neighborhood" and push out and separate fairy tale residents. Meanwhile, Storybrooke and various Fairy Tale Land locations still appear in the flashbacks of the season as the story bounces back and forth between the characters' lives before and during the latest curse.[37]


In May 2017, it was announced that Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle would be the only series regulars from season 6 to continue onto season 7.[3] It was teased that the three would be portraying their original characters but with cursed identities, similar to the circumstances in season 1. In July, the first promo of the season revealed that Killian is now a Seattle police officer with the last name Rogers, who is living with an unexplained sense of loss.[38] In August, it was revealed that Regina is now a bar owner named Roni, who is more dressed down and is "no longer in charge."[39]

Former main cast member Jennifer Morrison has confirmed that she has agreed to return for one episode, later revealed to be the second episode of the season.[40][41] Morrison announced her last filming day on July 19, 2017.[42] On July 22, it was confirmed that Emilie de Ravin would return for the fourth episode in the seventh season.[16]

In March 2017, Andrew J. West and Alison Fernandez were cast for unknown guest roles in the season six finale. During the episode, it was revealed that West was portraying an adult Henry Mills, while Fernandez portrayed his daughter, Lucy. After that episode's airing, they were confirmed as series regulars for season 7.[3] West will be taking over the role from Jared S. Gilmore, who has been confirmed to appear in at least the first two episodes of the season.[14][43]

On July 6, 2017, it was announced that Dania Ramirez and Gabrielle Anwar would be two additional series regulars for season 7.[3] Additionally, Adelaide Kane, Mekia Cox, and Rose Reynolds were cast in recurring roles for the upcoming season.[3] On July 15, it was announced that Ramirez would be portraying Cinderella, albeit a different version from the one previously played by Jessy Schram for the first six seasons.[7] On July 22 at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Anwar and Kane will be portraying Lady Tremaine and Drizella, respectively. Cox would be portraying Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, while Reynolds would be playing an alternate version of Alice, a character previously heavily featured in the spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.[38] On August 31, Cox was promoted to series regular.[5]

On August 1, it was announced that Giles Matthey would return as an adult Gideon for the season's fourth episode. The episode, also featuring Emilie de Ravin, would be centered around Rumple.[17] On that same day, it was also announced that Emma Booth was cast in a major recurring role as the Witch,[12] whose more specific identity would be revealed later on during the season.[44] On August 25, Kevin Ryan announced that he would be making an appearance as a new prince in the upcoming season.[45] On August 30, it was announced that Robin Givens had been cast as Tiana's mother, Eudora.[18]

On September 8, it was announced that Meegan Warner would be guest starring as an alternate version of Rapunzel, a character previously featured in one episode of season 3.[13] On September 20, it was announced that former main Rebecca Mader would return for multiple episodes in the seventh season as Zelena, who will also have a cursed identity.[9][46]

On October 2, it was announced that Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog would make an appearance during the season.[20] On October 3, it was announced that flashbacks of the ninth episode would feature a "tweenage" Anastasia, Lady Tremaine's other biological daughter.[21]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Hyperion Heights" October 6, 2017 0.7/3 3.26[22] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "A Pirate's Life" October 13, 2017 0.7/3 2.74[23] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "The Garden of Forking Paths" October 20, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Beauty" October 27, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Greenbacks" November 3, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD


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