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Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, whose residents are characters from various fairy tales transport to the “real world” town. Episodes typically feature a primary story line in Storybrooke, as well as a secondary story line from another point in a character’s life before the curse was enacted.   The Evil Queen, using a powerful curse to rob residents of their fairy tale memories.

Season One

Once Upon a Time begins with the Evil Queen interrupting the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to make the announcement that she is casting a curse that will leave her with the only happy ending.  Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is brought to Storybrooke by her son Henry.  She is said to be “The Savior” and can break the curse.

Season Two

Emma has broken the curse, but the characters have not returned to the fairy tale world.   With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr. Gold.  The two worlds collide, and new villians emerge in the form of Captain Hook, Regina’s mother Cora, also known as the Queen of Hearts. to destroy magic.The Savior (Emma Swan) must stop them.

Season 3

The group  travels to Neverland to rescue Henry, who has been kidnapped by Peter Pan as part of a plan to obtain the “Heart of the Truest Believer” from him. The characters also meet an envious Wicked Witch of the West from the Land of Oz who has a plan to change the past. Once again, her friends and family need The Savior to rescue them.

Season 4

The fourth season brings a storyline  from Frozen.   As  Anna searches for her sister with the aid of the main characters, they encounter the Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell) in Storybrooke.   Mr. Gold returns, and has enlisted  the help of Cruella De Vil , Maleficent and Ursula the plan is to rewrite the rules governing the fates of all heroes and villains.

 

But what about Season 5?  Read on for the preview with no spoilers.

Season 5

 

The fifth season take the characters on a quest to Camelot to find the Sorcerer Merlin in order to free Emma from the powers of the darkness that threatens to destroy all of Storybrooke. To complicate matters, King Arthur is determined to forever alter the balance using Excalibur.   As history and destiny collide, consequences lead the characters to the Underworld.  In the Underworld  they encounter souls of those with unfinished business and must face Hades.

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As the war between light and darkness grow the arrival of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde leads to more danger.

Once Upon a Time Season 5 will be available for streaming in August.  For a complete listing of dates check out what’s Available on Netflix Before Summer Ends.