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Once Upon a Time: Season 3 (2013-2014)




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The third series of this fantasy drama is made up of two big adventures, the first being a trek through the dark and dangerous forests of Neverland to rescue Henry (Jared Gilmore) from the clutches of a nefarious Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Along the way, one character reunites with a long-lost family member, and David (Josh Dallas) fights for his life after being exposed to a poisonous plant. After a brief stop in modern-day New York City, the second big adventure takes place in Storybrooke, which is visited by Zelena (Rebecca Mader), the Wicked Witch of the West. She initially pretends to be a kindly midwife who's new in town, but she really wants to cast a curse to take down Regina (Lana Parrilla). Characters making their first appearances this series include Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Tinker Bell (Rose McIver) and Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz).


Ginnifer Goodwin
as Snow White/Mary Margaret
Robert Carlyle
as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
Lana Parrilla
as Evil Queen/Regina
Jared S. Gilmore
as Henry Mills
Joshua Dallas
as Prince Charming/David
Josh Dallas
as Prince Charming/David
Emilie De Ravin
as Belle/Lacey
Colin O'Donoghue
as Killian Jones/Captain Hook
Michael Raymond-James
as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy
Rebecca Mader
as Böse Hexe des Westens
Robbie Kay
as Fugitive Boy
Lee Arenberg
as Leroy/Grumpy
Sean MaGuire
as Robin Hood
Rose McIver
as Tinker Bell
Raphael Sbarge
as Jiminy Cricket/Archie
Gabe Khouth
as Mr. Clark/Sneezy
Keegan Connor Tracy
as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy
Faustino Di Bauda
as Walter/Sleepy
Mig Macario
as Bashful
David Anders
as Dr. Whale
Meghan Ory
as Red Riding Hood
Julian Morris
as Prince Phillip
Jason Burkart
as Little John
Jack di Blasio
as Lost Boy Sentry No. 1
Sunny Mabrey
as Glinda/Good Witch of the South
James Immekus
as Keychain
Matt Kane
as Glasses
Charles Mesure
as Black Beard
Stephen Lord
as Malcolm
Bailee Madison
as Young Snow White
Dylan Schmid
as Teenage Baelfire
Anastasia Griffith
as Abigail/Kathryn
Rose McGowan
as Young Cora
Tony Amendola
as Geppetto
Sebastian Stan
as Jefferson
Giancarlo Esposito
as Mirror/Sidney
Wyatt Oleff
as Young Rumplestiltskin
Eric Lange
as Prince Leopold
Alan Dale
as Spencer/King George/DA Decker
Alex Zahara
as King Midas
Ethan Embry
as Greg Mendell
Eion Bailey
as August W. Booth/Pinocchio
Eva Bourne
as Princess Eva
Giacomo Baessato
as Sleeping Man
Josh Kalender
as Lead Knight
Adam Lolacher
as Black Knight
Adam Lolacher
as Black Knight
JC Williams
as Lead Guard
Lindsay Collins
as Spinster #1
Richard Schiff
as King Leopold
Darien Provost
as Lost Boy #1
Arpad Balogh
as Footman
Glynis Davies
as Spinster #2
Adrian Hough
as Woodcutter
Sharon Taylor
as Witch of the East
Brian Knox McGugan
as Drunk Charlie's Friend
Karen Holness
as Witch of the North
Gabrielle Giraud
as Royal Aide
Robert Mann
as Peasant No. 1
Cainan Wiebe
as Hooded Lost Boy
Eric Keenleyside
as Sir Maurice/Moe French
Julian D. Christopher
as Adoption Agent
Paul Lazenby
as Mirror-Carrying Knight
Jason Burkhart
as Little John
David Orth
as NY Cop #1
Gerardo Barcala
as Victorian Posh Personage, Villager
Julian Christopher
as Adoption Agent
Giancarlo Esposito
as Sidney Glass
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 3

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

It was a simple twist that I didn't see coming and thoroughly enjoyed.

March 17, 2014 | Full Review…

We watch OUAT more for the villains than the heroes. What we can we say, they're just cooler and more interesting.

November 11, 2013 | Full Review…

I thought this was a pretty strong episode, at least on the Neal/Rumple/Pan side. Good teases for backstories to come, some nice callbacks. Tinker Bell is a gas, but the cave stuff was a bit kooky.

October 20, 2013 | Full Review…

It doesn't feel fun anymore. Each week feels like it revolves around the latest Disney canon character that will be revealed, rather than an advancement of the story or development of the character. This season is lacking direction.

October 14, 2013 | Full Review…

By having such a homogenous cast, Once Upon a Time is missing an opportunity a truly unique show that deals with modern issues we can't ignore.

January 20, 2021 | Full Review…

This finale shows the best of OUAT...

September 30, 2013 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 3


The third season of Once Upon a Time tries (and succeeds) at recapturing some of the magic that was lost in the last season. In an incredibly ambitious move the show breaks the season into two halves and expands to integrate two of the most renowned fantasy stories of the last century: Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. First Regina and Emma form a small rescue party to go to Neverland and save Henry from Peter Pan, but after their return they discover that the Dark Curse has been re-enacted and that the Wicked Witch has infiltrated Storybrooke. The series does some interesting things with these two fairy tales, and not all of them good; Oz in particularly is bastardized horribly. Still, the show continues to deliver strong and compelling stories that take the characters in new and interesting directions. Overall, Season 3 of Once Upon a Time is yet another imaginative and engaging chapter in this rich and expansive series.


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