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Season 1
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Season
Episodes

1
13
Aired
October 10, 2013 - April 3, 2014
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This article contains episode summaries for the spin-off of Once Upon a Time, titled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Season Summary

Cast

Starring

Recurring Cast

Crew

Writers

Directors

Episodes

01Down the Rabbit Hole 06Who's Alice? 11Heart of the Matter
02Trust Me 07Bad Blood 12To Catch a Thief
03Forget Me Not 08Home 13And They Lived...
04The Serpent 09Nothing to Fear
05Heart of Stone 10Dirty Little Secrets

Down the Rabbit Hole

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x01
See main article: "Down the Rabbit Hole"

Original air date: October 10, 2013

Written by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin & Jane Espenson

Directed by: Ralph Hemecker

Centric Character: Alice

Plot Synopsis: Alice returns home to her father telling her that everyone thought she was dead. Her imaginative stories about a talking White Rabbit and a mystical place called Wonderland end up getting her admitted into an asylum where Dr. Lydgate convinces her to have a procedure that will allow her to forget her pain. Right before the operation is set to take place she is rescued by the Knave of Hearts who takes her to the rabbit who informs her that her true love, Cyrus, is still alive. As the trio then jumps into the portal returning to Wonderland, Alice sets out on a quest to find him but the villainous Red Queen and Jafar have other plans for her.

Recurring Cast: Lee Arenberg (Leroy/Grumpy), Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Jessy Schram (Ashley Boyd/Cinderella)


Trust Me

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x02
See main article: "Trust Me"

Original air date: October 17, 2013

Written by: Rina Mimoun

Directed by: Romeo Tirone

Centric Characters: Alice & Cyrus

Plot Synopsis: In Wonderland, Alice concocts a plan to find Cyrus and uses his genie bottle as bait to find out who she's up against and who her real friends are. Meanwhile, the Red Queen and Jafar face off. In the flashbacks, we learn how Cyrus came to Wonderland and how he and Alice fell in love.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Old Prisoner)


Forget Me Not

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x03
See main article: "Forget Me Not"

Original air date: October 24, 2013

Written by: Richard Hatem

Directed by: David Solomon

Centric Character: Will Scarlet

Plot Synopsis: In a flashback, we are introduced to Will Scarlet, who turns out to be the nifty Knave of Hearts. Will has joined Robin Hood's Merry Men and convinces them to steal gold from Maleficent's castle before also pilfering an enchanted looking glass for himself that comes with a hefty consequence. Meanwhile, in Wonderland, Cyrus successfully tricks Jafar and the Red Queen into sending a Bandersnatch after Alice, who in turn exposes something the White Rabbit has been secretly hiding.

Recurring Cast: Kristin Bauer van Straten (Maleficent), Jason Burkart (Little John), Brian George (Old Prisoner), Sean Maguire (Robin Hood), Michael P. Northey (Friar Tuck)


The Serpent

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x04
See main article: "The Serpent"

Original air date: November 7, 2013

Written by: Jan Nash

Directed by: Ralph Hemecker

Centric Character: Jafar

Plot Synopsis: When the Knave's life is in danger, Alice has to make the tough decision on whether to use one of her three precious wishes and what that would mean for her and Cyrus. Her new friendship with Lizard reveals some of the Knave's backstory, and Cyrus plots to escape. Meanwhile, Jafar's plan to kill the Knave puts the Red Queen in a difficult position as she grapples with her feelings for him and her desire to get what she wants. In a flashback, we explore Jafar's origins and find out what he truly wants from Cyrus.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Old Prisoner)


Heart of Stone

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x05
See main article: "Heart of Stone"

Original air date: November 14, 2013

Written by: Katie Wech

Directed by: Paul Edwards

Centric Character: Anastasia

Plot Synopsis: In a flashback, Will and Anastasia jump through the looking glass to enter Wonderland, against her mother's wishes, since she disapproves of Will. They both soon realize that life in Wonderland isn't exactly what they had both imagined. After being humiliated while attending a ball at the palace, Ana convinces Will to steal the crown jewels in order to get them out of poverty, but in an instant, Ana is caught red-handed by the King, who makes her a proposition she can't refuse: to marry him and be his Queen to avoid prosecution. Meanwhile, in current Wonderland, the Red Queen convinces Alice to help her acquire magic dust in exchange for information about Cyrus, who in turn has managed to skillfully escape Jafar's castle, leaving the White Rabbit in a compromising situation.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Old Prisoner)


Who's Alice?

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x06
See main article: "Who's Alice?"

Original air date: November 21, 2013

Written by: Jerome Schwartz

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Centric Character: Alice

Plot Synopsis: Jafar pays a visit to the asylum and Dr. Lydgate to uncover information about Alice, while in Wonderland, Alice heads to the Black Forest on her quest. Meanwhile, the Knave is awakened by magic with the help of an unlikely ally and he goes in search of Alice only to find her in terrible danger, and Cyrus does his best to evade the Red Queen. In flashbacks, Alice returns to Victorian England, and her father, after having lost Cyrus.

Recurring Cast: Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Old Prisoner)


Bad Blood

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x07
See main article: "Bad Blood"

Original air date: December 5, 2013

Written by: Jane Espenson

Directed by: Ciaran Donnelly

Centric Character: Jafar

Plot Synopsis: When Alice discovers that her father is in Wonderland, they begin healing their broken relationship, which leads to her having to make a difficult decision. In flashbacks, a young Jafar is emotionally distraught after his mother dies and we find out what drove him to become the unforgiving villain he is today.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Brian George (Sultan of Agrabah)


Home

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x08
See main article: "Home"

Original air date: December 12, 2013

Written by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz & Zack Estrin

Directed by: Romeo Tirone

Centric Character: Cyrus

Plot Synopsis: In flashbacks, we learn about Cyrus' origin story while Alice seeks out the White Rabbit for answers involving his actions in Wonderland. Meanwhile, the Red Queen and Jafar's disdain for one another comes to a head, followed by a series of chaotic events. The insurmountable consequence caused by their showdown will put everyone in danger and lead to a drastic change.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee)


Nothing to Fear

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x09
See main article: "Nothing to Fear"

Original air date: March 6, 2013

Written by: Richard Hatem & Jenn Kao

Directed by: Michael Slovis

Centric Characters: N/A

Plot Synopsis: Will is released from the bottle by the Lizard, and she is given the opportunity to make her dreams come true with three wishes. Cyrus and a reluctant Alice partner with the Red Queen to find and rescue Will, but the royal beauty is captured by peasants who want payback for her cruel reign. Meanwhile, Jafar has taken over the Red Queen's castle, and learns of a fearful creature called the Jabberwocky, who he plans to ally himself with.

Recurring Cast: Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Sultan of Agrabah), Iggy Pop (Caterpillar), Peta Sergeant (Jabberwocky)


Dirty Little Secrets

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x10
See main article: "Dirty Little Secrets"

Original air date: March 13, 2013

Written by: Adam Nussdorf & Rina Mimoun

Directed by: Alex Zakrzewski

Centric Character: Cyrus

Plot Synopsis: In flashback, Cyrus' actions lead to a fateful day that leaves his mother near death, resulting in a decision that comes with a binding price he and his brothers have to pay. Meanwhile, after banding together, Alice, Cyrus, Will and Anastasia split up into two groups, which leaves the Knave and the Red Queen face to face with the fearful Jabberwocky, and Cyrus' guilt about his past tests his relationship with Alice.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Peta Sergeant (Jabberwocky)


Heart of the Matter

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x11
See main article: "Heart of the Matter"

Original air date: March 20, 2013

Written by: Katie Wech & Jenn Kao

Directed by: David Boyd

Centric Character: Anastasia

Plot Synopsis: Alice and Cyrus discover alarming information involving prisoners Jafar has under his control and changes their priorities. Meanwhile, Anastasia is in critical danger and no one can help her except Will by surrendering information to Jafar that he's been desperately seeking. In flashback, Anastasia is about to marry the King and strikes up a friendship with Cora that directly impacts Will. Cora also confronts Will resulting with him asking her for a shocking demand.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Matty Finochio (Tweedledee), Brian George (Sultan of Agrabah), Barbara Hershey (Queen of Hearts), Iggy Pop (Caterpillar), Peta Sergeant (Jabberwocky)


To Catch a Thief

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x12
See main article: "To Catch a Thief"

Original air date: March 27, 2013

Written by: Adam Nussdorf & Jerome Schwartz

Directed by: Billy Gierhart

Centric Characters: Alice & Will Scarlet

Plot Synopsis: In flashback, Will hunts Alice per Cora’s directive and he finds himself striking a deal to get his heart back, while in present day Wonderland, Alice and Will’s friendship is tested as he does Jafar’s bidding and steals from her. Meanwhile, the Jabberwocky attempts to free herself from Jafar’s control and Jafar is confronted by his former partner.

Recurring Cast: Brian George (Sultan of Agrabah), Peta Sergeant (Jabberwocky)


And They Lived...

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x13
See main article: "And They Lived..."

Original air date: April 3, 2014

Written by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz & Zack Estrin

Directed by: Kari Skogland

Centric Characters: N/A

Plot Synopsis: The all-powerful Jafar succeeds in making his father love him and forcing Anastasia into thinking she loves him too. After Alice, Amara and Cyrus escape, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky and calls upon an army of dead soldiers to do his bidding. Meanwhile, Alice and the White Rabbit raise their own army to fight Jafar for the realm and a final confrontation between Alice and Jafar takes place at the Well of Wonders.

Recurring Cast: Ben Cotton (Tweedledum), Brian George (Sultan of Agrabah), Peta Sergeant (Jabberwocky)


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