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The Best Seasons of Once Upon a Time

Updated July 23, 2020 3.2k votes 1.1k voters 21.1k views7 items

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All the seasons of Once Upon a Time have been magical, but which seasons really stand out? Storybrook, Maine is home to fairy tale characters who have been robbed of their memories. Some of the most memorable episodes of Once Upon a Time come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Once Upon a Time seasons focus on Emma's attempts to break the curse, while other good seasons reveal what happens to Henry as an adult. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Once Upon a Time are, let's rank every Once Upon a Time season from best to worst.

Once Upon a Time is a fantasy adventure drama series featuring iconic characters from fairy tales, Disney films, mythology, and more. Once Upon a Time premiered on ABC on October 23, 2011. After seven seasons, Once Upon a Time concluded on May 18, 2018 having aired a total of 155 episodes.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Once Upon a Time, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Once Upon a Time not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be painful to put one Once Upon a Time season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Once Upon a Time - Season 5

    The fifth season of Once Upon a Time premiered on September 27, 2015, and contains 22 episodes. This season finds the Storybrooke residents mulling over how to get Emma back from the Dark One while Captain Hook has his own schemes against Rumpelstiltskin.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Broken Kingdom," "The Bear King," and "Broken Heart."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Emma is close to becoming the Dark One.
    • Nimue becomes the first Dark One.
    • Hook uses Excalibur on the other Dark Ones.
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    Once Upon a Time - Season 6

    The sixth season of Once Upon a Time premiered on September 25, 2016, and contains 22 episodes. This season finds the Storybrooke residents facing threats from the Evil Queen and Mr. Hyde provoking the of arrival of the Black Fairy and the beginning of the final battle.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Other Shoe," "The Black Fairy," and "The Final Battle."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Aladdin is introduced.
    • The Evil Queen and Hyde form an alliance.
    • Gideon attacks Emma.

     

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    Once Upon a Time - Season 7

    The seventh and final season of Once Upon a Time premiered on October 6, 2017, and contains 22 episodes. This season follows an adult Henry Mills as he searches for his own story.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Hyperion Heights," "One Little Tear," and "Leaving Storybrooke."

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    • Henry reunites with Lucy.
    • Wish Rumple traps Jacinda and Lucy.
    • The United Realms is formed.
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