ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 3, episode 8 : Stronger Together

present : Ashleigh and Timothy return home from the hospital and he presents her with a gift – new shoes for baby Alexandra. On the hunt for Pinocchio, Ruby begins to question Marco regarding his help in protecting Emma before the Dark Curse hit. As Evelyn and David prepare to announce the presence of Storybrooke to the world with a public broadcast, Regina and Mr. Gold retaliate by casting a spell that ensures that the Storybrooke town line is only viable for magic users and their bloodline. Emma’s happiness comes crashing down when Ryan falls ill as a result of Regina and Gold’s spell. Because he can no longer survive in Storybrooke, he must leave the town behind him – including Henry and Emma.

past : Cinderella learns that she is pregnant and confides the secret of her debt to Rumpelstiltskin with Snow White. They turn to the Blue Fairy for help and bring in their husbands as well, and together they devise a plan to entrap Rumpelstiltskin. They summon him and lie, claiming that Cinderella isnot pregnant but Snow White is, and she is willing to give up her child to fulfill Rumpelstiltskin’s deal. Rumpelstiltskin agrees to the new trade and signs the contract, unaware that he is using an enchanted ink from the Blue Fairy that congeals his blood and freezes his muscles. Charming and William lock the Servant away. But Snow White is horrified when she discovers that she really is pregnant, and the Blue Fairy sadly confirms that this child is still bound by the new contract with Rumpelstiltskin.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Cinderella/Ashleigh Boyd, Tom Hiddleston as Prince William/Timothy Rupert, Tony Amendola as Geppetto/Marco Collodi

guest stars include : Chris Evans as Ryan Booth

[ previously on once upon a time ]

  • (Rob leaves cookies by Gumball's front door)
  • Gumball: (walks outside, sniffs around) Wow, cookies! Hope this turns out better than the last time someone left baked goods on my doorstep.
  • (cut to a flashback of Tobias popping out of a cake, holding sparklers; he and Gumball stare at each other silently for several moments, Tobias with a huge smile and Gumball with a bored expression)
  • Tobias: Awkward?
  • Gumball: Awkward.
  • (pause)
  • Tobias: It'll just be another minute.
  • (cut back to the present)
  • Gumball: (shudders)