Season 7
Once Upon a Time Season 7

No. of episodes


Original release

October 6, 2017


Hyperion Heights




Season 6



The seventh season of the American ABC fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time was ordered on May 11, 2017. It will consist of 22 episodes and will air on Fridays, premiering on October 6, 2017.

This season marks a significant change for the series, as it was announced at the end of the sixth season that the majority of the main cast members would not be returning for season 7. Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle will be the only ones remaining. Andrew J. West and Alison Fernandez were announced as new regulars in May 2017. Dania Ramirez and Gabrielle Anwar were announced as additional regulars in July 2017.

The storyline will be softly rebooted with a new main narrative led by an adult Henry Mills, set many years after the last season's events.

Cast and characters





No. overall No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers (millions)
134 1 "Hyperion Heights" Ralph Hemecker Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz October 6, 2017 3.26
In a flashback, an 18-year-old Henry says goodbye to Regina as he departs Storybrooke on a trip to new realms in hopes of finding his own story. Many years later, Henry runs into Cinderella's carriage in the Magical Forest and after a string of events that almost get them captured at a ball, he offers her the chance at a new start back in Storybrooke, as he is due to return through a portal that evening. When Henry finds a glass slipper left for him at their meeting spot, he decides to stay behind. In present-day Seattle, an older Henry is reunited with his daughter Lucy, whom he does not remember because of a curse. In hopes of breaking it, Lucy leads him to her neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, home to many other cursed fairytale characters including Jacinda, Lucy's down-on-her-luck single mother who is in a contentious relationship with her powerful stepmother Victoria. Others include Roni, a bar owner who is struggling with having to sell her establishment to Victoria, and Rogers, a cop who gets promoted to a detective and is introduced to his new partner, Weaver.
135 2 "A Pirate's Life" Tara Nicole Weyr Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz October 13, 2017 2.74
In a flashback, Emma expresses her worries about Henry leaving home and Hook presents her with a "message in a bottle" that Henry can use to keep in contact. Many years later, as Henry is about to be captured by Lady Tremaine, he uses the bottle to call on Emma, Hook, and Regina for help. Hook and Regina arrive and rescue him, though unbeknownst to them, the bottle had also brought over the Hook from the Wish Realm, who later appears and knocks the original Hook out to assume his place. When Emma arrives and reveals to Henry that she is pregnant, the other Hook feels guilty and decides to switch back, though the real Hook ends up stabbing him in a fight. The other Hook then reveals that he had a daughter who got trapped in a tower by a witch. After hearing this, Hook gets Emma to heal his counterpart. Afterwards, Henry does not feel like it is time to go back home yet and gets Emma's blessing to continue his journey. Henry, Regina, and the other Hook decide to travel together, while Emma and Hook return to Storybrooke. In the present, Victoria hires Rogers and Weaver to drive Henry out of the neighborhood. Rogers does not agree with Weaver's methods and helps Henry instead. Rogers, Henry, and Roni end up forming an alliance against Victoria. Meanwhile, Jacinda has to find another way to be at Lucy's ballet recital, after Victoria makes things more difficult for her.
136 3 "The Garden of Forking Paths" Ron Underwood David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales October 20, 2017 TBD
In a flashback, Cinderella arrives to the spot in the forest where she's supposed to meet Henry but doesn't find him there. She then meets Princess Tiana, who recruits her to be part of the resistance to fight against Lady Tremaine amongst others. She leaves one of her glass slippers behind for Henry to find. A short while later, Henry, Regina, and Hook arrive at their campsite and join the efforts. Later, Cinderella sneaks into Tremaine's castle alone, where Tremaine reveals that she has kept her almost-deceased daughter Anastasia preserved since her "death" at age 14 and needs a pure heart to revive her. She tasks Cinderella with stealing Henry's, since he has the heart of the truest believer. In the present-day, Jacinda tries to save the community garden from Victoria, while Lucy takes a skeptical Henry on a trip under the garden lot in hopes of finding proof of their fairytale pasts. Meanwhile, Henry, Roni, and Rogers have found their first lead against Victoria. Rogers captures the man working with her but is irritated to find Weaver setting the man free to use him as a future connection. Also, it is revealed that Victoria isn't actually cursed and has been keeping a witch as her prisoner at the top of Belfrey Towers.
137 4 "Beauty" Mick Garris Dana Horgan & Leah Fong October 27, 2017 TBD
138 5 "Greenbacks" TBA Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp November 3, 2017 TBD
139 6 "Wake Up Call" TBA Jerome Schwartz & Jane Espenson TBA TBD
140 7 "Eloise Gardener" Alex Kalymnios David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales TBA TBD
141 8 "Pretty in Blue" TBA Dana Horgan & Leah Fong TBA TBD
142 9 "One Little Tear" TBA Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp TBA TBD
143 10 "The Eighth Witch" TBA Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz TBA TBD
144 11 "Secret Garden" TBA Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz TBA TBD
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