IconMoveProtect IconOUAT IconBook IconLocation IconStorybrooke IconS1 IconS2 IconS3 IconS4 IconS5 IconS6
You need analysis, go talk to Archie.
Emma to Graham src

The Hopper Psychiatry Office is a Storybrooke location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the second episode of the first season.


During First Curse

Worried about the effects of the Dark Curse, Regina confronts Mr. Gold, claiming not to be happy, to which he suggests she pays a visit to Dr. Hopper's office. She then realizes Mr. Gold truly has no memory of his past life in the Enchanted Forest. ("Welcome to Storybrooke")

Years later, Regina becomes alarmed by her adopted son Henry's insistent belief that everyone in town is a fairytale character, and has him attend therapy sessions with Dr. Hopper. ("Pilot")

Later, when Henry's birth mother, Emma stays in town, Regina does her best to drive her out of town by ordering Dr. Hopper to secretly give Henry's files to Emma. At the same time, Emma becomes concerned about Henry's over-imagination that she goes to talk with Archie. He explains Henry is using a fairytale storybook to deal with his issues. However, Emma notices Henry only go the book about a month ago while his problems date further back than that. Archie admits that Henry has had problems with his adoptive mother, Regina, and then offers her the files. As she leaves, he warns her not to destroy the boy's imagination. Once Emma is gone, Archie phones Regina to report that everything went as planned. Soon after, Regina sends Sheriff Graham to arrest Emma for stealing the files, though she is quickly bailed out by Mary Margaret. Later that day, Henry sits quietly during a therapy session, hurt after overhearing Emma call him crazy, and refuses to talk with Archie about it. Emma storms in, to which Archie begins apologizes for aiding Regina in framing her. To patch up her relationship with Henry, Emma plays along with his ideas, agreeing that the curse is crazy but might be true. She recalls what he told her earlier about keeping Regina off their trail as they work on breaking the curse, and proves she believes him by burning the storybook pages that Regina must never see. Ecstatic, Henry hugs her. ("The Thing You Love Most")

Recovering from this little bout of drama, Henry resumes telling Archie about his former life in the Enchanted Forest as a cricket named Jiminy. Archie wonders if all crickets in town were once people, but Henry states there are none. Soon, Archie is ordered by Regina to drive Henry's belief in the curse out of his head. Perplexed over the request, he distractedly thinks this over in his office. His friend, Marco, arrives to meet with him for lunch, but Archie declines since Henry is coming for another session. After Marco leaves, Henry states he is Geppetto. He begins showing Archie a flashlight and candy bars, which he intends to take with him for a search in the mines. Archie puts a stop to the boy's ramblings and insists his fairytale beliefs as a delusion. Hurt by Archie's claims, Henry flees the office. Later, Archie guiltily sits on the couch drinking as his dog, Pongo, is sitting beside him. He hears a knock outside the office door but doesn't bother answering, to which Emma bursts in. She angrily confronts him about what he said to Henry, to which Archie responds defensively until they receive news from Regina that her son is missing. Horrified, Archie realizes Henry ventured into the mines alone. ("That Still Small Voice")

One of Storybrooke's residents, Kathryn, goes missing as her husband, David, suffers from blackouts and memory gaps. Though the phone records show he had a conversation with Kathryn on the night of her disappearance, he cannot recall anything. Worried, he looks for Archie in his office. The shrink assists David to access the memories by putting him in a relaxed state of mind. David begins to remember his conversation with Kathryn, but also has a recollection of something far more sinister—Mary Margaret's desire to kill someone—and bolts out of the office without telling Archie what he saw. ("Heart of Darkness")

To his surprise, Archie finds Mr. Gold outside the office door. He says the rent was already paid, but Mr. Gold states that's not the reason he came. In the office, Mr. Gold opens up about the son he parted on bad terms with and since then they've been separated for years. He also suspects his son is still angry at him over the past and therefore is unsure how to make things right. Archie suggests Mr. Gold be honest and ask for forgiveness from his son as there is no other way to patch up a broken relationship. ("The Return")

As the curse is lifted by Emma, Archie recalls memories of his former life while in his office. ("A Land Without Magic")

After First Curse

In an effort to better herself for Henry, Regina begins therapy sessions with Archie. Though having refrained from magic for two days, she admits to him that she is struggling to not use it. As they begin the conversation, Dr. Whale breaks into the office and demands that Regina send him home to his brother since her curse only took the living to this world. She admits it's not possible, to which Archie sternly orders Dr. Whale out of the office. Then, he asks Regina if what the doctor said is true since her dead father is in Storybrooke as well. Regina confirms that decision was based on her wish to bring her father and otherwise doesn't care about Dr. Whale or his brother. In an effort to dig deeper into her problems, Archie asks if she is holding onto anything from the past that should be let go of. She confesses to preserving the corpse of her true love, Daniel, in the hopes he can be resurrected. Archie gently suggests that moving on is not possible until the past is let go, but Regina is unable to come to terms with this and leaves to go home home. At a later time, she returns to Archie's office and miserably admits using magic on the same day. With compassion, Archie welcomes her into the office so they can talk about it. ("The Doctor")

Regina's mother, Cora, arrives in Storybrooke. Wishing to turn the townspeople against Regina so she'll rely on her, Cora assumes her daughter's form. As she walks down the street to Archie's office, Ruby, who is closing up the diner, sees whom she believes is Regina passing by. In the office, Archie quickly discovers Cora's identity, but he is soon kidnapped by her. With the only witness being Archie's dog Pongo, Cora enchants his memories to show Regina killing his owner, and in place of Archie, she disguises another deceased person as him. Distressed, Pongo runs from the office to the diner where Ruby senses something is amiss. She and Emma go check up on Archie in his office but find him dead on the floor. Ruby, recalling what she saw last night, voices her suspicions about Regina. Even at David and Mary Margaret's insistence, Emma has trouble believing Regina murdered someone after she has made so much progress to change. With her parents, they search the office and find Regina's file is missing. A still doubtful Emma pins the crime on Mr. Gold, but he provides something that allows her to fully believe Regina killed Archie. ("The Cricket Game")

Not knowing how to deal with Archie's death, a saddened Henry repeatedly phones the shrink's office only to hear his voice on the answering machine message. Eventually, Archie is freed by Belle and Cora is proven to be responsible for the fake murder. ("The Outsider")

During Second Curse
After a second curse is enacted, Emma is brought back to Storybrooke by Hook. They pass by Dr. Hopper's office right before Emma heads to the loft where her parents, David and Mary Margaret, live. ("New York City Serenade")

After Third Curse

Deciding she needs help to work out her issues, Emma begins seeing Archie for therapy. She talks about her hand tremor and a vision that accompanies it, in which she is fighting an unknown enemy to protect her family and the person ends up killing her. Emma is reluctant to tell her family about the vision because she feels it's her duty as Savior to protect them, rather than them protecting her. When Archie suggests exploring who she is outside of her role as a Savior, Emma rejects the idea that she is having an identity crisis and just wants him to help her stop the vision from coming true. She eventually leaves his office after he continues to try to persuade her otherwise. Emma later returns to apologize and reveals her theory that the enemy in the vision is actually Regina. ("A Bitter Draught")

As Archie is having a session with Leroy, Emma comes in without realizing he was already seeing a patient. Archie decides to end his time with Leroy in order to help Emma, much to the dwarf's protests since he paid for an hour-long session. Leroy complains he hadn't even gotten to talking about Dopey leaving his mining shift to get a master's degree, and that this has forced him to do extra work in the mines. Emma is surprised to hear Dopey isn't a tree anymore, which Leroy states that the dwarves took care of the problem weeks ago without depending on her for help. After Leroy is gone, Emma tells Archie about how knowledge of her own future is getting in the way of her happiness. She doesn't even have the courage to ask Hook to move in with her, even though they both want this, because she can't give him a future where the vision doesn't come true. Archie advises her that life is about how she lives it, not how she ends it. Upon exiting the office door, Emma runs into Sean, who reports that Ashley is missing. ("The Other Shoe")

After Emma apprehends Jasmine, Archie returns to his office, where he finds the Evil Queen waiting for him. She wants to know what Emma told him about her vision, but Archie stands his ground and refuses to tell her. The Queen then decides to find out from Emma herself by disguising herself as Archie, while the real Archie is taken to Zelena's house as a hostage. In her Archie disguise, the Queen exits the office and tries to convince Emma to come in for another session. Emma declines and states she must find Aladdin, another Savior, and if he is still alive, it might mean her vision of her own death won't have to come true after all. Later, Leroy shows up to the office for another therapy session, but he finds Archie is not there, and then phones David to ask him about the man's whereabouts. ("Street Rats")

At Archie's office, Hook pays the psychiatrist a visit to talk about David, whom he suspects still sees him as a no-good pirate. He worries about not having David's approval, especially since he wants his blessing to propose to Emma. Archie believes Hook has come a long way in changing into a better person, and because life is short and precious, that if he wants David's advice, he can simply ask him. ("Murder Most Foul")

During Fourth Curse
Under the Dark Curse, Fiona gives Henry's storybook for Archie to hold onto. Archie stores it in his office, where Henry breaks in to get the book. Suspecting Emma escaped the mental ward with Henry's help, Fiona confronts him inside Archie's office and admits she's been having trouble snuffing out the very last bit of Emma's belief, to which Henry attests that her belief will never die out. Henry then runs out of the room with the book and makes it to the top of the descending stairs as Fiona follows him there. He proclaims that she won't win since Emma is too strong, a notion that Fiona agrees with before mentioning that he can help her kill Emma's belief. With a magical flick, she pushes him down the stairs, and as Henry falls to the bottom of the stairs, he is knocked unconscious and sustains a broken arm. Fiona then has the boy transported out of the office on a stretcher before he is placed into a hospital ambulance. Outside the office, she is approached by Mr. Gold, who requests that she reopen the investigation into Belle's disappearance. ("The Final Battle Part 1")


On-Screen Notes

  • The main entrance is located across the street from Granny's Diner, between Storybrooke Country Bread and Modern Fashions.[1] The office itself is located on the second floor, right across the street from the Marine Garage.[2] ("The Thing You Love Most" et al.)
  • The Storybrooke heritage seal is on the office building, next to the main entrance to the office.[3] ("Skin Deep")
  • The office address is 3580[4] Main Street.[5] ("A Land Without Magic et al.)
  • According to a sign on the building, the psychiatry office is part of Storybrooke Clinic. Other doctors working at the clinic are Dr. M. Thisby, Dr. D. Woodmansley, Dr. T. Jensen and Dr. A. Montcalm.[6] ("A Tale of Two Sisters")

Popular Culture

  • There is a framed collection of clay pipes on Archie's wall.[7] A photograph posted on Flickr reveals that the pipes are of English origin and some of them are adorned with faces from history and popular culture. The notes next to the pipes read:[8] (The Thing You Love Most" et al.)
    • "Ally Sloper – comic paper hero. 1890s."
    • "Cornucopia – typical fancy pipe"
    • "Queen Victoria – with meerschaum effect."
    • "Chief Chaka" [sic] – with meerschaum effect."
    • "Military Gest - Inniskilling Regiment."
    • "Churchwarden" – late nineteenth century."
    • "General Butler – Army Commander."
    • "GladstonePrime Minister four times."
    • According to the Flickr photo, the collection says "English clay pipe manufacture began shortly after the introduction of tobacco in 1558. The second half of the nineteenth century was the period where production was at its highest. By 1914 the industry had rapidly declined and today clay pipes are made in small numbers."[8]
      • The given year for the introduction of tobacco seems to be an error, as the most common date given for the arrival of tobacco in England is actually July 27, 1586 (although it is possible that the habit of pipe smoking had been brought to to England as early as 1565).[9]

Set Dressing


Filming Locations


"Archive" denotes archive footage.


  1. File:102DarnCar.png
  2. File:102ICanExplain.png
  3. File:112Walking.png
  4. File:210MainEntrance.png
  5. Main Street is referred to by name in "Selfless, Brave and True", "It's Not Easy Being Green", "A Bitter Draught" and "Wish You Were Here"
  6. File:401WithBaelfire.png
  7. File:621ThanIThought.png
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 FlickrIconTemplate Lawrence Andreutti. Creation Once Upon a Time Set Tour March 25, 2017 (March 25, 2017).  (archive copy)
  9. Johnson, Ben. Introduction of Tobacco to England. Historic UK. Retrieved on June 10, 2018. “The most common date given for the arrival of tobacco in England is 27th July 1586, when it is said Sir Walter Raleigh brought it to England from Virginia. Indeed, one legend tells of how Sir Walter's servant, seeing him smoking a pipe for the first time, threw water over him, fearing him to be on fire. However it is much more likely that tobacco had been around in England long before this date. Tobacco had been smoked by Spanish and Portuguese sailors for many years and it is likely that the habit of pipe smoking had been adopted by British sailors before 1586. Sir John Hawkins and his crew could have brought it to these shores as early as 1565.”
  10. File:102HenrysFile.png
  11. File:210Choke.png
  12. File:102Devastating.png
  13. File:702ExtremelyLoyalToMe.png
  14. File:719ThisConversation.png
  15. File:102IWasJust.png
  16. File:102IWasJust.png
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Tumblr Enchanted Forest News Service — Doctor Hopper's degrees - Bridge Studio set tour on Tumblr  (March 25, 2017) (screenshot) (photograph of Mostonian School of Medicine diploma)
  18. File:105YourFingerprints.png
  19. File:621CrazyHouse.png
  20. File:102ReadingAboutYou.png
  21. File:116WhatDidYouSee.png
  22. File:210AgreeMore.png
  23. File:210EmmaRunsDownCorridor.png
  24. File:119GoldEntersOffice.png
  25. File:205IDoubtIt.png
  26. File:210PongoRunsDownCorridor.png
  27. File:102TakeALook.png
  28. L N FOWLER LARGE 12 INCH PHRENOLOGY HEAD FROM CENTURION PINE. Amazon UK. Retrieved on June 10, 2018. “The phrenology head was a tool of trade for the Victorian doctor's desk. Victorians believed that the brain was comprised of separate "organs" responsible for different aspects of the mind, such as for self-esteem, cautiousness and benevolence. Although phrenology is now considered obsolete, this still remains as a highly interesting artefact and would make an unusual gift.”
  29. File:102TheMayor.png
  30. 30.0 30.1 Jean Louis Prévost. Artnet. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  31. File:102CallTheMayor.png
  32. File:119GoldEntersOffice.png
  33. Souvenir of Castel Gandolfo. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  34. File:603SitDown.png
  35. Bend in the River at Morrow. Studio Artique. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  36. Paintings by Mary Jean Weber . . . American Impressionist. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  37. File:621Oh2.png
  38. File:101Stopped.png
  39. File:110ReginaWatching.png
  40. File:112MisterGold.png
  41. 41.0 41.1 Tumblr Some People Are Worth Melting For... — Set tour on Tumblr  (March 25, 2017) (screenshot)
  42. Fleming & Associates. FindLaw Canada. Retrieved on June 10, 2018.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Steveston Transformed Once Again by Once Upon a Time. inSteveston (July 26, 2011). Archived from the original on April 1, 2015. “In addition, the directory to the Hepworth Building has been covered up with an authentic-looking heritage seal, and the windows high above the street now advertise the psychiatric services of Dr. Archibald Hopper, MD instead of Fleming & Associates.”
  44. Fleming & Associates. inSteveston. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015.
  45. File:101Stopped.png
  46. FlickrIconTemplate capnmarshmallow. IMG_8104: OUAT studio tour (March 25, 2017).  (archive copy) (photograph)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.