Midseason Premiere Sunday, March 5 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
Welcome to Storybrooke, a small town in Maine that you won’t find on any map. This town is full of magic, populated by fairytale characters once cursed by the Evil Queen Regina to live in our world—deprived of their memories and happy endings. Until Emma Swan came to town and changed everything. With the help of her son, Henry, Emma embraced her true identity as the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming—the Savior destined to break the Curse. But even after returning everyone’s memories, Emma’s mission was far from over. With the Curse broken, Mr. Gold (aka Rumplestiltskin) was free to bring magic to Storybrooke. However, magic always comes with a price.
In the midseason premiere, “Tougher Than the Rest," with Snow still asleep in Storybrooke, David and Hook race to stop Gideon before he can confront Emma. Gideon makes a startling confession to Belle and Gold about his whereabouts while he was missing. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with the realization that everyone, perhaps even Robin, is better off in the alternate world where the Evil Queen was defeated. And when Emma inspires a familiar face to help her and Regina return home, she discovers the power to change her fate.
Guest starring are Sean Maguire as Robin of Locksley, Eion Bailey as Pinocchio/August, Giles Matthey as Gideon, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Mckenna Grace as Young Emma, Rustin Gresiuk as Young Pinocchio, Nancy Sivak as Helen and Gaalen Engen as Bar Patron.