Fairest Character of Them All
Ursula is a supporting character on Once Upon a Time. Originally a mermaid with a beautiful singing voice, Ursula was betrayed by both a vengeful pirate and her own father, who made it so that she could never sing again. She ended up stealing the latter's trident and using it to transform her tail into a set of tentacles, making her as powerful as the renowned sea goddess who serves as her namesake. With this power, she went on to rule the ocean as she wished and joined the Queens of Darkness, a group of villains who wanted to make it so that they got the happy endings for once. Their plot led them all the way to Storybrooke, Maine, but a reunion with both her father and her voice allows Ursula to reform to the side of good and live out her happy ending under the sea.
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Snow White and Prince Charming's wedding is interrupted by the Evil Queen's announcement that she will destroy everyone's happiness. The Queen fulfills her promise by unleashing a curse upon the fairytale world that rips away everyone's happy endings by sending them to our world. The fairytale characters we know and love therefore become trapped in the town of Storybrooke, Maine, dazed and unable to remember their past and prior identities, assuming new ones, and unaware of the fact that time is frozen. When young Henry Mills, the adopted son of Mayor Regina Mills - the real world alter-ego of the Evil Queen - starts believing in the curse and that everyone in town is a fairytale character, due to a book given to him by his teacher, Miss Blanchard (Snow White), he tracks down his birth mother, Emma Swan, in Boston, knowing her to be the child of the royal couple, and the key to everyone's salvation.
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This article contains episode summaries for the fifth and final season of Once Upon a Time.
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Fairest Episode of Them All
"Poor Unfortunate Soul" is the 81st episode of Once Upon a Time. Hook uses his complicated history with Ursula as leverage to find out what she knows about Gold's endgame while the other Queens of Darkness, along with Gold himself, torture August for information about the Author and Emma, Mary Margaret and David race to find them. Regina grows concerned for Robin Hood's safety as she struggles to maintain her cover with the villains, and, in an Enchanted Forest flashback, when a restless young Ursula enlists Hook's help to run away from home, she soon learns it isn't wise to trust a pirate.
Did You Know..?
- Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, who play Snow White and Prince Charming respectively, are a real-life couple and have a child. They met on set filming for the show.
- Once Upon a Time and its spin-off feature multiple actors and actresses who appeared on the TV series Lost, which co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz previously wrote for. These include: Lana Parrilla, Alan Dale, Emilie de Ravin, Jorge Garcia, Rebecca Mader, Naveen Andrews and Zuleikha Robinson.
- In the original pilot script, Emma's name was Anna Swan.
- It takes Robert Carlyle up to 2 hours to get into his make-up and costume for Rumplestiltskin.
- Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma Swan, was previously in a relationship with Sebastian Stan, who plays Jefferson, better known as the Mad Hatter.