When the premise of a show is to bring to life characters from Disney classics, it’s bound to tug at our heartstrings. However, the films we grew up watching didn't really prepare us for our sudden love for the villains we once disregarded (hello, Captain Hook). The romantic drama in Once Upon a Time explores the traditional trials and tribulations of fairy tale characters, but adds modern (and emotional) twists.
"Oncers" know story lines can veer off into uncharted territory, until the Disney classics that act as the foundation for the show become mere suggestions. Hybrid characters like Rumple/Beast/Dark One/Crocodile may make the uninitiated viewer cock their head in confusion, but the awesome cast makes it work beautifully. Throughout the seasons, we’ve visited Oz, Arrendelle, and Neverland with a core cast that includes Snow, Charming, Emma, Belle, Regina, and Rumple. Along the way, there are have plenty of sad and funny moments.
This is a compilation of the scenes that made you feel all the feels in Once Upon a Time episodes so far. Which moments were your favorite? Vote up the best ones!
When Regina Gives Emma and Henry New Memories
With Pan’s curse headed their way, Emma and Henry must leave Storybrooke. Regina’s parting gifts are happy memories where Emma never gave Henry up and Storybrooke never existed.
When Emma Breaks the Curse
Throughout the show, we’re constantly reminded that True Love’s Kiss is the antidote to any curse. So it’s obvious why it’s the go-to cure. In this instance, Emma gets a chance to be the savior by breaking the curse and giving everyone back the memories of their fairy tale lives.
When Belle Banishes Rumple from Storybrooke
Belle’s had enough of Rumple’s shenanigans and exiled him to the real world outside of Storybrooke. We can’t say he didn’t deserve it, but still, Rumple being vulnerable takes us back to his pre-Dark One days. His genuine fear in this scene (and the end of Rumbelle as we knew it) left viewers heartbroken.
When Belle Loses Her Memory and Rumple Tells Her Who She Is
Belle's memory was temporarily gone while Rumple was on his deathbed. What he says to her is worth quoting: "You're a beautiful woman who loved an ugly man... You make me wanna go back to the best version of me, that's never happened before. So if you look in the mirror and you don't know who you are, that's who you are."