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Once Upon a Time

The Dark Swan (Season 5, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

With Emma now facing the nature of the Darkness in herself, she encounters Merida. Her family and friends go to extreme measurements to find Emma and bring her home safely.
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Edward Kitsis (created by) | Adam Horowitz (created by) | Dana Horgan (executive story editor) | Tze Chun (story editor)
Mark Goldman (as Mark J. Goldman)
Casting Directors
Veronica Collins Rooney | Christina Conover (as Christina Conover Tongue)
Production Designer
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Updated Sep 27, 2015

Release date
Sep 27, 2015 (United States)


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Ginnifer Goodwin
Mary Margaret Blanchard Mary Margaret Blanchard   See fewer
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Jennifer Morrison
Emma Swan Emma Swan   See fewer
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Lana Parrilla
Regina Mills Regina Mills   See fewer
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Josh Dallas
David Nolan David Nolan   See fewer
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Emilie de Ravin
Belle Gold Belle Gold   See fewer
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Colin O'Donoghue
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Jared Gilmore
Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore) Henry Mills (as Jared S. Gilmore)   See fewer
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Rebecca Mader
Zelena Zelena   See fewer
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Sean Maguire
Robin Hood Robin Hood   See fewer
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Robert Carlyle
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Beverley Elliott
Granny Lucas Granny Lucas   See fewer
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Liam Garrigan
King Arthur King Arthur   See fewer
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Andrew Jenkins
Sir Percival Sir Percival   See fewer
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Elliot Knight
Merlin Merlin   See fewer
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Amy Manson
Merida Merida   See fewer
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Keegan Connor Tracy
Mother Superior Mother Superior   See fewer
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Sinqua Walls
Sir Lancelot Sir Lancelot   See fewer
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Timothy Webber
The Apprentice The Apprentice   See fewer
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Faustino Di Bauda
Sleepy (as Faustino di Bauda) Sleepy (as Faustino di Bauda)   See fewer
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David Avalon
Doc (as David-Paul Grove) Doc (as David-Paul Grove)   See fewer
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Young Emma (as McKenna Grace) Young Emma (as McKenna Grace)   See fewer
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Gabe Khouth
Sneezy Sneezy   See fewer
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Lee Majdoub
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Peddler Peddler   See fewer
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Candy Lady (uncredited) Candy Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Marcin
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Disney's Merlin (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited) Disney's Merlin (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.7 / 10 | 1,450 votes