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"Operation Mongoose, Part 2" is the 89th episode of Once Upon a Time, as well as the second part of its fourth season's finale. With the Author having proven himself to be a formidable wild card in his alliance with Gold, the tables remain turned on heroes and villains alike, and the prospect of any happy outcome appears worlds away. Henry continues to learn that he has big shoes to fill as he steps up to save his family before the story's final page is turned. It's a race to the finish, and everything culminates with a shocking twist that will leave the residents of Storybrooke reeling.
Isaac Heller is a supporting character on Once Upon a Time. A troubled man with a warped sense of entitlement, Isaac was a struggling writer getting by on television sales, until a meeting with a "publisher" changed his life forever and he became the new Author - the latest in a long line of sacred scribes who were tasked with recording the greatest stories of all time for posterity. However, he abused his power and used it to manipulate stories as he saw fit, preferring it when villains are the ones who win. After teaming up with Rumplestiltskin in Storybrooke, he lost his position by writing his own happy ending, and ended up imprisoned at the hands of the people he set out to punish.
"Operation Mongoose" is the 88th & 89th episodes of Once Upon a Time. The Author proves to be a formidable wild card and forges an alliance with Gold. Emma and her comrades scramble to stop them, but when the tables are turned on heroes and villains alike, the prospect of any happy outcome appears worlds away. Henry discovers he has big shoes to fill as he steps up to save his family before the story's final page is turned. It's a race to the finish, and everything culminates with a shocking twist that will leave the residents of Storybrooke reeling.
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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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Did You Know..?
- To date, there have been 9 Disney Princesses featured on the show: (in order of appearance) Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Mulan, Aurora, Ariel, Rapunzel, Elsa, and Anna.
- Jack Di Blasio, who portrayed an unnamed Lost Boy in multiple episodes, is in fact Lana Parrilla's future stepson.
- Rumplestiltskin was originally meant to be a one-off guest character in the show's pilot episode.
- Robert Carlyle's high-pitched speaking voice as Rumplestiltskin was inspired by his son.
- Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma Swan, was previously in a relationship with Sebastian Stan, who plays Jefferson, better known as the Mad Hatter.
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