Season 1 - Episode 1: Pilot

Snow White and Prince Charming

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On her 28th birthday, sassy bail-bondsman Emma Swan gets the surprise of her life when Henry, the son she gave up for adoption 10 years ago, arrives on her doorstep, clutching a book of fairy tales.

Explaining that he is unhappy and that his adoptive mother does not love him, he asks her to come back to the New England town of Storybrooke with him. Anxious to return Henry back home, Emma drives him back to Storybrooke.

En route, he insists that all the tales in his book are true and tells her an extraordinary story. All the inhabitants of Storybrooke are fairy tale characters under a curse and do not remember who they are. Emma – the long-lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – is the one person who can save them all. Her destiny is to return to Storybrooke so that the timeless battle of good versus evil can begin.

In Storybrooke, Emma drinks a glass of apple cider offered to her by Henry's adoptive mother, Mayor Regina, before tackling the long drive back. She does not get far...

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Comments (150)

  • Poppy

    12 months ago

    Poppy

    i wish you could still watch season 1 now as well as season 2

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  • Samantha

    almost 2 years ago

    Samantha

    I missed the pilot showing but seen all the rest. Can't watch it on demand 5. Does anyone know where i can watch the first episode. Gutted i missed it as it explained everything? Thanks

  • Tom

    almost 2 years ago

    Tom

    I have been looking for this series for ages since it was advertised after Big Brother. I spent ages googleing it and looking for it but could never find it and now find that I've missed the start. And why isn't the series available on the xbox at all?

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  • Shannon

    almost 2 years ago

    Shannon

    Did anyone notice in the background of the nursery with Snow and the Evil Queen that one of the toys on the chair was Minnie Mouse?? :)

  • Andrea

    almost 2 years ago

    Andrea

    oh 456 it's taken me more than an hour jut to watch 11 minutes because it keeps on pausing every other episode plays just fine :-(

  • Linda

    almost 2 years ago

    Linda

    Programme doesn't play after the adverts are done. Refreshing just plays adverts again, then black screen

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  • Catnip

    almost 2 years ago

    Catnip

    Looking forward to the next episode

  • Matt

    almost 2 years ago

    Matt

    Programme doesn't play after the adverts are done. Refreshing just plays adverts again, then black screen.

  • keaeg6

    almost 2 years ago

    keaeg6

    Great family viewing - we love it.

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  • Linda

    2 years ago

    Linda

    Does anybody know if you can save the programme and start where you left off ?

  • Paula

    2 years ago

    Paula

    I am loving this so far. this is something different and Robert Carlyle is Brill!

  • Anne Hollwey

    2 years ago

    Anne Hollwey

    I love the actress Ginny Goodwin and follow her on twitter. She often tweets about this show. I have been waiting for this to air in UK for ages. It is brilliant and I cannot wait to watch the next! Thank you Channel 5 for bringing this to our screens.

  • Claudia

    2 years ago

    Claudia

    I really like the series so far, and it's only on two episodes, I've been exited for the third ep all week and that doesn't usually happen to me. I like this seires cos 1. The cast is great, even though none of them are really known in this country, apart from Robert Carlyle. 2. The concept, there is a hell of alot of farytale stuff about at the moment (for some unknown reason) and tis one is by far the best. 3. The costumes are great, 'nuff said.

  • Susan

    2 years ago

    Susan

    I am so disappointed, I've been trying for weeks to watch this series and havn;t managed to watch even the first episode through yet. With so many comments being posted on this subject surely 5 should be trying to sort it out or give an explination.

  • Delcie Tetsill

    2 years ago

    Delcie Tetsill

    Melody HATE Players - freezing all the time, even so, a GREAT series, fantastic effects and wonderful escapism!

  • Jeanette

    2 years ago

    Jeanette

    This wee series is shaping up nicely. Very clever idea!!

  • nas

    2 years ago

    nas

    It took me 1 hour 30 to watch a 40 minute clip, 'coz it kept on freezing!!! so annoying 'coz this really seems good.

  • mojo

    2 years ago

    mojo

    Love it what better what to bring fairy tales to the 20th Century....Hans Christian Anderson eat your heart out...or cut out your Fathers LOL

  • Sarah

    2 years ago

    Sarah

    Excellent just wish i didn't have to work sunday and thursday nites and no recording facilities. the adverts are well annoying on demand 5!!!!!

  • jason

    2 years ago

    jason

    would have loved to watch but the service was awful - just kept getting stuck on the adverts! Gave up in the end

  • bob

    2 years ago

    bob

    is henrys mother the wicked queen?

  • Laura

    2 years ago

    Laura

    The video doesnt work, it keeps stopping. You cant report the problem as the video box jumps in front of the report a problem box. Its taken me 40 minutes to watch the first quarter and all i've done is watch adverts. Please fix this!!!

  • Bryonie

    2 years ago

    Bryonie

    It doesn't even play for me and i have recorded next episode and don't want to miss this one :(

  • Carie

    2 years ago

    Carie

    Loved it missed 1st part watched 2nd on TV & caught up online. Can't wait till next week. x

  • casper

    2 years ago

    casper

    its not loading proper :( im on a wifi connection and have an amazing signal all this keeps doing is REPEATING THE ADVERTS

  • familyforever

    2 years ago

    familyforever

    How do u get the film to play

  • Carl Copeman

    2 years ago

    Carl Copeman

    Excellent and intriguing new drama with a modern adaptation on the theme of Snow White. Definately worth watching 100%.

  • Zaid

    2 years ago

    Zaid

    amazing

  • Val Williamson

    2 years ago

    Val Williamson

    love it

  • peter

    2 years ago

    peter

    who wonts to see all these adverts. i dont

  • peter

    2 years ago

    peter

    why all the adverts on 5 demand i just wont to view programme

  • Rachel

    2 years ago

    Rachel

    I'm so glad someone mentioned the 10th Kingdom... It is so similar to that. Definitely check that out if you liked this. Very good though - glad I made the effort to watch it on here :)

  • Mrs. L

    2 years ago

    Mrs. L

    Just watched pilot episode, promising begining , only problem I can see as it comes form the "Lost' stable is when is it going to end? "Lost was a one series that got stretched to 6 series and by the end a big disapointment

  • Mr-B

    2 years ago

    Mr-B

    not bad for channel 5 i'm intread to the next one.. good actors I must add.

  • pushpush

    2 years ago

    pushpush

    so far GOOD ish

  • Rat

    2 years ago

    Rat

    Excellent.

  • Melisma

    2 years ago

    Melisma

    Keeps freezing during the adverts for me as well. Have to keep refreshing the page, watching even more adverts and then fast forwarding. Please sort out the technical problems ready for tomorrow's episode C5.

  • D

    2 years ago

    D

    cant get it to play keeps on stopping and sticking will try again

  • p

    2 years ago

    p

    DEFFO DEFFO

  • lizzie

    2 years ago

    lizzie

    really enjoyed it !

  • QD2

    2 years ago

    QD2

    Finally GIVEN UP on it. Might record episode 2 or just give up altogether.

  • Veronica

    2 years ago

    Veronica

    I liked the pilot. Hope this doesn't turn out to be another Lost, going on and on and ends up making no sense and having no proper ending...

  • QD2

    2 years ago

    QD2

    Yes, it keeps freezing for me too, during the adverts. Have had to restart it three times (so far)and fast forward to where it stopped each time. Only watching tonight because we missed the repeat. Ho-Hum.

  • loran

    2 years ago

    loran

    this is totally good and i found it sooo intreasting.

  • susan

    2 years ago

    susan

    Im a bit upset that I have tried on 3 different evenings to watch this and it keeps freezing. Is anyone else having a problem?

  • cj

    2 years ago

    cj

    why is this not on 5ondemand app on ipad? ive tried watching through puffin browser and it says error on video.

  • lou

    2 years ago

    lou

    that ep was great - can't wait to see more!

  • t.v crazy

    2 years ago

    t.v crazy

    that was amazing cant wait till next week x :D

  • Nalova

    2 years ago

    Nalova

    am loving it. lets see what the next holds.

  • Josephine

    2 years ago

    Josephine

    I can't wait till the next one I wonder when they'll realize they are fairy tale characters

  • Kade

    2 years ago

    Kade

    Lol. Why do Americans always shout; "HEY!" just before doing a 'surprise attack?

  • Jessy

    2 years ago

    Jessy

    Very interesting, I really liked it, Can't wait for next episode

  • emma hedge

    2 years ago

    emma hedge

    loved the episode i can't wait for this week episode from the clips for this episode it looks good

  • julie

    2 years ago

    julie

    loved it took 3 hours like kept frezzin so had to turn it off then went back cos had to watch it

  • Dave

    2 years ago

    Dave

    It'll probably get cancelled just as I get into it!

  • Dave

    2 years ago

    Dave

    it'll probably get cancelled just as I get into it!

  • poppy

    2 years ago

    poppy

    OMG!! Best tv program ever!!!

  • Gillian

    2 years ago

    Gillian

    What a breath of fresh air....something different, cant wait for the next episode.

  • sabah

    2 years ago

    sabah

    oh this is amazing can't wait till the next episode .

  • Ronnie

    2 years ago

    Ronnie

    Really enjoyed and was well worth watching twice.

  • Rosie

    2 years ago

    Rosie

    i like snow white

  • pat

    2 years ago

    pat

    farntastic programme ever carnt wait until next episode well done channel 5

  • Lowri

    2 years ago

    Lowri

    If that was the first one who knows what the next one will be like :) xxx

  • cara

    2 years ago

    cara

    wow its actually really good,, a fairytale with a twist i like the idea

  • irene broadley

    2 years ago

    irene broadley

    loved it looking forward to the rest

  • Dreana

    2 years ago

    Dreana

    OMG! this is fab. Forgot to watch it on Sunday, just caught up with it on demand. Why do I have to wait a week for the next episode?

  • sharron

    2 years ago

    sharron

    i enjoyed that, cant wait till the next one

  • Ross

    2 years ago

    Ross

    I cannot wait till next weeks episode thanks channel 5 your amazing

  • Carrie

    2 years ago

    Carrie

    Just when i thought the end of Being Human(BB3) Ment nothing to watch on a sunday evening,here comes channel 5 with this brillant programme! Nice one channel 5,wish i could watch the whole lot back 2 back

  • wish42

    2 years ago

    wish42

    hey tell me how you get that bludeon your boyfriend snowhite emma is in storybrooke try and find her

  • carrie

    2 years ago

    carrie

    Just when i thought the end of Being Human(BBC3) would leave sunday night viewing totally unwatchable,here comes channel 5 with a brillant substitute! Wish i could watch the whole lot back to back. Hate waiting.

  • Yvonne

    2 years ago

    Yvonne

    Brilliant, i'm hooked, cant wait for the next one :)

  • Yvonne

    2 years ago

    Yvonne

    I'm hooked already, brilliant, cant wait for the next one :)

  • geordie9

    2 years ago

    geordie9

    Definitely different. Can't wait to see it next week.........

  • Lyndrin

    2 years ago

    Lyndrin

    For those of you who asked, Once Upon a Time, is only in it's first season, season 1 is due to conclude around mid May....although no official confirmation of a second season had be announced (as of 28th March) it is rumoured that agreement for a second season is only a matter of formality as the show is pulling in over 10 million viewers a week. So the unofficial gossip seems to suggest we will get a season 2 on this one, looking forward to it :)

  • goodgawd

    2 years ago

    goodgawd

    didnt like it ,too cheesy

  • kat

    2 years ago

    kat

    looking forward to nexst weeks it soooooooooooooooo cool

  • Big Bad Wolf

    2 years ago

    Big Bad Wolf

    Channel 5 isnt known to show great shows, but this is an exception! This show is awesome and is an excellent adaption and retelling of the classic fairy tails with lots of twists and turns as it goes along! I highly recommend this to everyone!

  • Sue56

    2 years ago

    Sue56

    very disappointed, tried watching it but it just won't gopast 11secs :(

  • Lynn

    2 years ago

    Lynn

    It was very good and I am looking forward to watching the next episode but I really dont want to watch it on demand 5 on the internet as it took over 4 hours to watch the whole thing as like the previous comment it kept freezing and I kept having to shut the site down and reopen it and constantly had to rewatch the very annoying adverts over and over again,,,,strange how it never froze during the adverts!!!

  • Janinne Smith

    2 years ago

    Janinne Smith

    Very very good can't wait for the next episode

  • Atty

    2 years ago

    Atty

    this keeps stopping so frequently! This will be like the 7th time! I just want to watch it, it gets to good bitsand then freezes and I have to refresh the whole thing and get all the adverts again! it looks soo good!

  • Pieman478

    2 years ago

    Pieman478

    If only there weren't adds

  • Bill Easton

    2 years ago

    Bill Easton

    It would be nice if you could download so you would be able to watch it without all the stops. HD would have been a good option too.

  • jean

    2 years ago

    jean

    when is the next one on????

  • frenchie

    2 years ago

    frenchie

    thank you C5. brillient, i cant wait for the next one

  • frenchie

    2 years ago

    frenchie

    thank you C5. brillient, i cant wait for the next one

  • ruth

    2 years ago

    ruth

    Why does it keep stopping ? not got past 15 sec's in 10 min. frustrating, would love to see it. i loved 10th Kingdom too, thanks for the reminder jack.

  • Jack

    2 years ago

    Jack

    If you liked this, you should really check out the 10th Kingdom, a very similar premise. It was a mini-series from about 8-9 years ago.

  • AuntieMint

    2 years ago

    AuntieMint

    Kept stopping for me too, but was worth refreshing the page a couple of times to finish the story - can't wait for the next episode!

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  • M'oi

    2 years ago

    M'oi

    The quality is not v. good and it kept stopping-it tok me 2 hours to watch a 42 mins thing!But it was really good so its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • benn

    2 years ago

    benn

    the adverts in this seriously annoy me

  • ben

    2 years ago

    ben

    the adverts on this video are so annoying its unreal.

  • emma

    2 years ago

    emma

    this is good watch it sunday and it has my attitation to it

  • Jo

    2 years ago

    Jo

    Really enjoyed this. Anything original and inventive like this deserves praise. Looks like the sort of thing to enjoy at Christmas next to a log fire. :) Plus it was nice to see Jennifer Morrisson out of doctor's uniform. Her character was spiky and cynical and great.

  • dane

    2 years ago

    dane

    it was exactly perfeect ,for me of coursall the fairy tales were in the episode the best

  • lin

    2 years ago

    lin

    too much hype...liked it all the same but expected more. I do wish things wern't so hyped up..lets also hope it dosen't just dsappear like parenthood has..or lets also hope if you miss one then you can demand five it eh>

  • mia

    2 years ago

    mia

    i love it it was amazing xxx

  • Lori

    2 years ago

    Lori

    this was the best. Watched one episode in the States as my whole family watch it. So happy you have put it on here so I can see from the beginning

  • Lori

    2 years ago

    Lori

    My family all watch it in the States and when we were there we picked up on it. So happy you got it here so I can see it from the beginning.

  • Poppy

    2 years ago

    Poppy

    OMG!Best thing ever!!!

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  • Victoria

    2 years ago

    Victoria

    Loved it! Looking forward to watching it next Sunday.

  • Zoe

    2 years ago

    Zoe

    Amazeballs

  • lyna

    2 years ago

    lyna

    I hate the evil which

  • sheliza

    2 years ago

    sheliza

    been looking for something to watch on a sunday night Once Upon TIME IS EXCELLENT

  • sil

    2 years ago

    sil

    I might have to get my flatmates to watch with me now! :D

  • Tom

    2 years ago

    Tom

    Katie.. Thursday 8pm on 5star is a repeat. Hope that helps.

  • David

    2 years ago

    David

    Lets hope this has a great surprise at the end of the series. I wish it best of luck. I give it 8 out of 10.

  • Jill

    2 years ago

    Jill

    loved the programme, will be waiting excitedly for next week

  • kim

    2 years ago

    kim

    its not showing on my xbox on demand anyone know why?

  • jazmin

    2 years ago

    jazmin

    wow just wow carn't wait till the next one

  • Pippa

    2 years ago

    Pippa

    Missed it due to a poorly baby :( Is there a repeat? I can't watch on Internet :( please help I really wanted to see it x

  • JP

    2 years ago

    JP

    Katie - you can watch it on demand right now...

  • TARA

    2 years ago

    TARA

    A-MA-ZING!!!!!!!

  • Katie

    2 years ago

    Katie

    Hi I missed once upon a time had to work pls tell me there is a repeat

  • Andy

    2 years ago

    Andy

    very good looking foreward to next week, worst thing is i can not watch it on line from southern Ireland, terrible

  • Maria Mills

    2 years ago

    Maria Mills

    Maria Love it so different and the characters are amazing in both the fairytale world and Storybrooke....great writing and hope it does not get canceled as USA dramas tend to even when popular. I will find you yes I will .....next week..............

  • Jackie

    2 years ago

    Jackie

    absolutely brill, cant wait fr the next one. Thanks no complaints

  • Ellie

    2 years ago

    Ellie

    i watched tonights episode ts really good cant wait for sundays episode !!!

  • Jackie

    2 years ago

    Jackie

    absolutely brill.... thanks no complaints at all.....

  • Ellie

    2 years ago

    Ellie

    i watched tonights episode ts really good cant wait for sundays episode !!!

  • katelyn

    2 years ago

    katelyn

    this keeps on pausing and i can't stop it from doing it and it stopped at the really good bit.

  • Jenni

    2 years ago

    Jenni

    so happy its on - love it so much.

  • sarah

    2 years ago

    sarah

    8pm channel 5 actually jack

  • Jack

    2 years ago

    Jack

    If you are only considering watching this... then slap yourself. Don't consider it watch it, record it and then watch it again. That is how amazing this is XD!!!!! Tonight 10pm channel 5 people!!!!!

  • Sam

    2 years ago

    Sam

    Been waiting for this since it first aired in the US and I heard the reviews and word of it through tumblr and twitter, trailer looks awesome really looking forward to seeing the pilot tonight.

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  • erical

    2 years ago

    erical

    saw this in America loved it

  • Goodwill

    2 years ago

    Goodwill

    have also seen all 17 episodes and its fantastic cant wait for the rest...

  • kevin douglas

    2 years ago

    kevin douglas

    Ive watched 17 episodes so far. Its great. As far as i know series 1 has 22 eps.

  • deborah Lacey

    2 years ago

    deborah Lacey

    Can anyone tell us how many episodes there are and how may seasons

  • Becs

    2 years ago

    Becs

    Can't wait for this to start. Following the chatter on Twitter too.

  • Darrin W

    2 years ago

    Darrin W

    Its a great show... have already see the first 16 episodes on the net but will defo be watching them all again... Finally its coming to the UK.....

  • r.warren

    2 years ago

    r.warren

    i have seen all the espisodes, im 57 and i love the stories and guessing whos who.

  • Tim Pardington

    2 years ago

    Tim Pardington

    This has got Robert Carlyle of Trainspotting and The Full Monty fame in it. Worth a watch just for that

  • michelle

    2 years ago

    michelle

    it is amazing u all will love it ive been addicted to it its defo a must watch, robert carlisle is fantastic in it xx

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  • Jenny

    2 years ago

    Jenny

    Very excited for this- thank you channel 5!

  • Darren

    2 years ago

    Darren

    This looks really good. I'm really excited for next weekend to see this series :)

  • Ellz

    2 years ago

    Ellz

    sounds ok i might watch

  • cherman

    2 years ago

    cherman

    come on come on! come on come on! come on come on come on!!!!

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