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The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes

Updated May 7, 2020 9.8k votes 801 voters 9.8k views

List RulesBest Once Upon A Time episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Once Upon a Time episodes, as determined by voters like you. Once Upon a Time is a fairy-tale drama series that premiered in 2011 on ABC. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Once Upon a Time episodes of all time are. Fans of Once Upon a Time are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes on this Once Upon a Time episode list include A Land Without Magic and The Stable Boy. What is the best Once Upon a Time episode of all time? Look below and find out, and be sure to check out other shows like Once Upon a Time.

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  • 1
    The Song in Your Heart
    Season 6 Episode 20: Storybrooke residents discover the power of song.
  • 2
    A Land Without Magic
    304
    78

    A Land Without Magic

  • 3
    Pilot
    292
    91

    Pilot

  • 4
    An Apple Red As Blood
    203
    53

    SeasonOnce Upon a Time - Season 1

    Episode Number21

    "An Apple Red as Blood" is the 21st episode of the American fairy tale/drama television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Tallahassee
    Season 2 Episode 6: Emma follows Capt. Hook up a beanstalk to find a magical compass.
  • 6
    Skin Deep
    254
    85

    Skin Deep

  • 7
    Manhattan
    190
    53

    Manhattan

  • 8
    The Stable Boy
    204
    61

    The Stable Boy

  • 9
    The Final Battle Part 2
    Season 6 Episode 22: The Heroes are trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land.
  • 10
    Red-Handed
    194
    60

    Red-Handed

  • 11
    Snow Falls
    171
    51

    Snow Falls

  • 12
    The Thing You Love Most
    146
    44

    The Thing You Love Most

  • 13
    The Final Battle Part 1
    Season 6 Episode 21: Henry awakens to a cursed Storybrooke.
  • 14
    The Miller's Daughter
    160
    61

    The Miller's Daughter

  • 15
    103
    22

    Broken

    Reality and myth begin to merge as the fairytale characters awaken from Evil Queen Regina's broken curse and remember who they were. But to their dismay, they aren't transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin - aka Mr. Gold - in an effort to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina, has introduced magic into the town. In fairytales magic has its place, but in our world it can be unpredictable. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land, Prince Phillip awakens his sleeping beauty, Aurora, but discovers that he and his traveling companion, Mulan, will soon have to face a deadly foe.

  • 16
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    148
    56

    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • 17
    Snow Drifts
    Season 3 Episode 21: Mary Margaret and David name their son in part 1 of the season 3 finale.
  • 18
    Swan Song
    Season 5 Episode 11: The dark ones prepare to obliterate light magic.
  • 19
    Page 23
    Season 6 Episode 14: Regina faces off against the Evil Queen.
  • 20
    There's No Place Like Home
    Season 3 Episode 22: Emma and Hook tread lightly in the past in part 2 of the season 3 finale.
  • 21
    Birth
    Season 5 Episode 8: Merlin delivers an ultimatum to Emma.
  • 22
    Hat Trick
    116
    51

    Hat Trick

  • 23
    Souls of the Departed
    Season 5 Episode 12: The heroes follow Hook to the underworld.
  • 24
    Desperate Souls
    118
    58

    Desperate Souls

  • 25
    Heroes and Villains
    Season 4 Episode 12: Old friendships are renewed and Anna and Elsa return to Arendelle.