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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.
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A Land Without Magic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
A Land Without Magic

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Pilot

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Skin Deep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Skin Deep

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An Apple Red As Blood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
An Apple Red As Blood May 06 2012 "An Apple Red as Blood" is the 21st episode of the American fairy tale/drama television series Once Upon a Time, which aired in the United States on ABC on May 6, 2012. The series ...more

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The Stable Boy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Stable Boy

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Manhattan

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Red-Handed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Red-Handed

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The Final Battle Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Final Battle Part 1 Season 6 Episode 21: Henry awakens to a cursed Storybrooke.

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The Song in Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Song in Your Heart Season 6 Episode 20: Storybrooke residents discover the power of song.

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The Thing You Love Most is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Thing You Love Most

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The Miller's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Miller's Daughter

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The Final Battle Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Final Battle Part 2 Season 6 Episode 22: The Heroes are trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land.

The Best Seasons of Once Upon a Time

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Snow Falls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Snow Falls

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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Broken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
david-p-griffith added 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.

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Desperate Souls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Desperate Souls

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Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Tallahassee Season 2 Episode 6: Emma follows Capt. Hook up a beanstalk to find a magical compass.

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The Price of Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Price of Gold

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Souls of the Departed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Souls of the Departed Season 5 Episode 12: The heroes follow Hook to the underworld.

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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Heart of Darkness

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Hat Trick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Hat Trick

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The Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Shepherd

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The Return is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Return

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Snow Drifts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Snow Drifts Season 3 Episode 21: Mary Margaret and David name their son in part 1 of the season 3 finale.

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That Still Small Voice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
That Still Small Voice

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7:15 A.m. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
7:15 A.m.

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Bleeding Through is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Mia Angelica Moore added Bleeding Through

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Heroes and Villains is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Heroes and Villains Season 4 Episode 12: Old friendships are renewed and Anna and Elsa return to Arendelle.

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Firebird is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Firebird Season 5 Episode 20: Emma and Hook's love faces the ultimate test.

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Swan Song is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Swan Song Season 5 Episode 11: The dark ones prepare to obliterate light magic.

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It's Not Easy Being Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
It's Not Easy Being Green Season 3 Episode 16: Zelena challenges Regina to a fight to the death.

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Beauty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Beauty Season 7 Episode 4: Weaver's exchange with Tilly goes awry.

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And Straight On 'Til Morni... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
And Straight On 'Til Morning Season 2 Episode 22: Storybrooke's inhabitants brace themselves as Greg and Tamara activate the trigger within the curse.

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Page 23 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Page 23 Season 6 Episode 14: Regina faces off against the Evil Queen.

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There's No Place Like Home is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
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.

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Our Decay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Our Decay Season 5 Episode 16: Belle is reunited with Rumple in the Underworld.

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Sisters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Sisters Season 5 Episode 19: Regina turns to Cora for help with Zelena.

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Hyperion Heights is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Hyperion Heights Season 7 Episode 1: Henry Mills leaves Storybrooke on a new journey.

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Heart of Gold is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Heart of Gold Season 4 Episode 18: Regina is torn when she receives shocking news concerning Robin Hood.

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Lady of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Lady of the Lake Season 2 Episode 3: Emma and Mary Margaret try to find a portal back to Storybrooke.

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True North is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
True North

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Nimue is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Nimue Season 5 Episode 7: Emma and Merlin embark on a quest.

Once Upon a Time Moments That Made You Feel All the Feels

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Last Rites is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Last Rites Season 5 Episode 21: Danger looms as Hades grows more powerful.

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Birth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Birth Season 5 Episode 8: Merlin delivers an ultimatum to Emma.

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Season 5 Inside Look is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Season 5 Inside Look Season 5 Episode 101: The fairy tale characters begin to cope with Emma as the dark one.

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The Savior is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Savior Season 6 Episode 1: Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood.

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The Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
The Crocodile Season 2 Episode 4: Belle threatens to leave Mr. Gold if he doesn't change his ways.

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Good Form is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Good Form Season 3 Episode 5: Hook brings the ailing David along on a quest.

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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

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Dark Hollow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes
Dark Hollow Season 3 Episode 7: Mr. Gold and Regina send Ariel back to Storybrooke.