||Emma’s life changes when she receives an unexpected visit. A 10-year old boy named Henry comes to reunite with her. She gave Henry up for adoption. He takes her back to a strange town called Storybrooke. Emma’s life turns upside down when she is visited by Henry, the 10-year-old child she long ago gave up for adoption; Emma brings Henry back to his foster mother in a strange town called Storybrooke.
||The Thing You Love Most
||Regina wants to push Emma right back out of Henry’s life and away from Storybrooke. The Evil Queen’s curse is revealed.
||Emma influences Mary Margaret to read to an unidentified patient that is in a coma at the hospital. Snow White and Prince Charming meet for the first time.
||The Price of Gold
||Mr. Gold is pushed away by Emma from a pregnant woman he made a deal with. Cinderella meets Rumplestiltskin and makes a deal.
||That Still Small Voice
||There is a mysterious sinkhole that Henry wants to explore. He believes it can link Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke together. Jiminy Cricket wants to leave the family business, so he can become the person he dreams to be.
||The unidentified coma patient learns his real story. His name is David and he must make a decision to leave his wife, Kathryn or be with Mary Margaret.
||The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
||Storybrooke has a resident that starts to remember fairytale life. The town mourns a dramatic death. The Queen searches for an assassin to rid Snow White from Fairy Tale Land.
||Mr. Gold and Regina join together to put a stop to Emma’s attempt on running for sheriff of Storybrooke. Fairy Tale Land, Rumplestiltskin continues his journey to help his son by gathering him the power in order to avoid war.
||Understanding the pain of being separated from their parents, Emma helps two homeless children that were placed in a foster care system and when separated from their birth father. In Fairy Tale Land, the Evil Queen persuades Hansel and Gretel to steal an important artifact. The artifact was in the hands of a blind witch (Emma Caulfield).
||David and Mary Margaret continue to battle the unanswered love for each other. Regina and Emma both become suspicious about a new mysterious stranger that arrived in Storybrooke. In Fairy Tale Land, Snow White looks for ways to heal her broken heart as the wedding approaches of Prince Charming and the daughter of Kind Midas.
||The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
||Emma finds herself enlisted by a dejected Sidney to help uncover evidence that could expose Regina’s corrupt dealings. Mary Margaret continues to secretly meet David in an attempt to figure out a way to fulfill their love. The back story of the Magic Mirror is revealed along with his encounter with Snow White’s father, King Leopold, and a forbidden romance with the Queen that may introduce divided loyalties. At the conclusion of the episode, Sidney and Emma become allies after Regina causes their plan to collapse by revealing plans to build a new playground in the woods. Regina then threatens Emma and orders her to stay away from Henry. She then meets with Sidney, who Regina used to gain Emma’s trust, and now plans to get even. Emma tells Henry to put off their mission for a while. It’s revealed that “The Stranger” has the book of fairytales in his possession.
||This episode takes place on Valentine’s Day in the show. In Storybrooke: Emma and Mr. Gold are caught up in some drama together. Mary Margaret, Ashley and Ruby decide to have a girls night out. One of the lovely ladies goes for a happily ever after moment. In Fairy Tale Land: Belle makes a deal to save the town from the horrific Ogre War.
||What Happened to Frederick
||Storybrooke: David tells Kathryn about his feelings for Mary Margaret. Fairy Tale Land: Prince Charming want to escape the wedding and bail on his fiancee. He agrees to a dangerous mission for Abigail.
||The history of Grumpy is exposed. A beautiful woman (Amy Acker) that has an issue with men, which will need to be worked out. This will show a life and death problem. The woman, Nova / Astrid, will become a love interest that will put a smile on Grumpy / Leroy’s face.
||Ruby quits working at Granny’s diner. She was feeling very down, so Emma hires her to come help at the police station. Emma continues to search for Kathryn and keeps questioning David about the disappearance (possibly a murder!). In Fairy Tale Land, Red Riding Hood wants to run away with her true love. One big obstacle is standing in her way–the big bad wolf. The bloodthirsty world is on a relentless killing spree, where the Red Riding Hood and the townspeople are scared for their lives.
||Heart of Darkness
||Mary Margaret is arrest by Emma in the suspicion of Kathryn’s murder. Mary Margaret hires Mr. Gold to represent her in court. In Fairy Tale Land, Prince Charming continues to search for Snow White. Snow White’s memory is still hazy from the potion she received from Rumpelstiltskin.
||Emma searches for Mary Margaret and she is kidnapped by a madman. The madman has an obsession with hats. In Fairy Tale Land, the Evil Queen hires a man of magic.
||Emma tries to find evidence to save Mary Margaret from the murder trial against David’s wife, Kathryn. The Evil Queen is faced with major decisions against her mother, the love of her life or a loveless life. We also learn why The Evil Queen hates Snow White.
||The fate of Rumplestiltskin’s son Baelfire is revealed. Gold tries to expose the true identity of August, and a dangerous feud begins between the two men. Mary Margaret is released from jail and David tries to reconnect.
||We learn about Pinocchio and his maker.
||Apple Red as Blood
||Henry pleads with Emma to stay in Storybrooke and continue her quest as the savior of the fairytale dwellers, and Regina concocts a plan that could rid her of Emma forever. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, Snow White enlists the aid of her fellow fairytale cohorts to attack the Evil Queen and save Prince Charming’s life
||A Land Without Magic
||The destiny of Storybrooke begins to unfold when Regina released magic into the real world. Henry fights for his life after eating the apple turnover that Regina tried to give to Emma. Emma and Regina go head to head, while Henry is in critical condition. Emma threatens Regina’s life when this all happens. David and Mary Margaret start to realize something strange when the curse weakens.