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This article focuses on the Season Seven episode.
For the location where Hyperion Heights is located, see Seattle.


Lucy: You returned all the happy endings. And now my mom and all the others need you to do it again... The curse put most people in Hyperion Heights, but...
Henry Mills: I hear that's an up-and-coming neighborhood. Doesn't really sound like a curse to me.

"Hyperion Heights" is the first episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, and directed by Ralph Hemecker. It is the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of the series overall and premiered on October 6, 2017.

Synopsis

Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella's evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of "Hyperion Heights."[2]

Recap


Deleted scenes

"Ground Breaking"

This scene is included on Once Upon a Time: The Complete Seventh and Final Season.

An extended version of the scene with Jacinda and Lucy at the Community Gardens. Victoria is standing in the gardens with her daughter Ivy. As she sticks a spade into the ground, she comments about the gardens, referring to them as "dirt", and wants to demolish it to build up condos, which Ivy also supports, saying that all it needs is Victoria's "loving touch". After Jacinda shows up before them, Victoria immediately says that where she's been all day and she lost Lucy again. Ivy mocks Jacinda, saying that she also lost all the mirrors because she looks disaster. Victoria then instructs Ivy to search everywhere to find Lucy, and tells her step-daughter that she has Lucy two days a week, so custody is privilege, not a right. Suddenly, Lucy shows up and gives the impression of not being lost at all but just getting coffee for her grandmother. After Jacinda shows her step-mother Lucy's ballet dress and shoes, Ivy and Victoria walk away, while Lucy runs to the well at the garden.

Lucy

A scene with Lucy in the New Enchanted Forest, wearing the same outfit that she wore for the scene where she returned to the ruins of the shack and searched for her father in "The Final Battle Part 2".[3][4]

Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

  • Charlotte Kavanagh as Canoodling Girl[5]
  • Tyler Layton-Olson as Canoodling Guy[6]
  • Keiran Bohay as Party Goer[7]
  • Michel Issa Rubio as Party Goer[8]
  • Kayleigh Shikanai as Party Goer[9]
  • Shawn Bracke as Party Goer[10]

Trivia

Title

Production Notes

Event Chronology

  • The Seattle events take place in October 2017,[30] before "A Pirate's Life". The opening scenes with Henry at work take place before, or concurrently with, the scene with Lucy on the monorail "The Final Battle Part 2". The scene where Lucy knocks on his door is the same as the scene from "The Final Battle Part 2", but shown from Henry's perspective. The remaining scenes take place after this scene.
  • The New Enchanted Forest flashbacks take place several years after "One Little Tear". The events leading up to the royal ball, and the scenes at the Prince's Castle take place before Cinderella's meeting with Tiana in "The Garden of Forking Paths", and after "Beauty". The scenes after the ball take place after Cinderella's meeting with Tiana, and before "A Pirate's Life".

Episode Connections

  • The slides featured in the beginning of the episode ("Once Upon a Time. There was a magical forest filled with fairy tale characters. One day a powerful curse trapped them in a city which had no magic. And each of them forgot who they really were. This is how it happened...") is similar to the ones shown at the beginning of "Pilot" ("Once Upon a Time. There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic characters we know. Or think we know. One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen. Our World. This is how it happened...").
  • Regina alludes to Henry graduating high school and thinking about going to college, which is explored in greater detail in "Is This Henry Mills?".
  • The reason why Henry decided to leave Storybrooke and how he got the magic bean is explained in "Is This Henry Mills?".
  • Who cast the new curse is revealed in "The Eighth Witch".
  • The new curse is broken in "Is This Henry Mills?".
  • Henry says that after he finished his storybook, he found hundreds of other storybooks in the Sorcerer's Mansion, like the stories he knew, but told differently. The first time Henry discovered other storybooks in the mansion was in "Heroes and Villains", where he found lots of blank books in a hidden room.
  • The scene where Lucy knocks on Henry's door is the same as the scene from "The Final Battle Part 2", but shown from Henry's perspective.
  • The reason why Drizella wanted to use magic so eagerly is explained in "Wake Up Call".
  • The first music that plays in the Prince's castle is the same music that plays in the King's Castle in "The Price of Gold". Also, the second music is played in the Camelot Castle in "The Price".
  • The reason why Jacinda still keeps her family how they were in the New Enchanted Forest (like Victoria being her stepmother, Ivy being her stepsister, Lucy being her daughter and Sabine being her best friend) is explained in "The Eighth Witch".
  • Henry has fake memories about losing his wife and daughter in a fire. In "True North", Emma lied to him about his father being a fireman and perishing while saving a family from a fire.
  • Jacinda says that Lucy wants to believe in fairytales because life is hard. This is similar to what Mary Margaret Blanchard says in "Pilot" and what Archie Hopper says about Henry in "The Thing You Love Most".
  • Roni's line about not having any regrets is a reference to Regina's speech to Peter Pan about not having any regrets in "Save Henry".
    • It is also a reference to lots of episodes of Season Six, where Regina suffers from what she did in the past and has regret about it.
  • How Alice knows Rumplestilstskin is revealed in "Beauty".
  • According to Jacinda's cursed memories, she had a fling with a guy, which resulted in Lucy. She is "reunited" with him in "Pretty in Blue".
  • Jacinda regains custody of Lucy in "Pretty in Blue".

Disney

Lost

Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes


For Emma Swan, life has been anything
but a happy ending. But when she's reunited with Henry - the
son she gave up for adoption ten years ago - on the night of her 28th birth-
day, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in
desperate need of Emma's help because he believes from
reading a book of fairytales that she's the
daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - who sent
her away from the Enchanted Forest to be
protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen.


Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry's story
but soon finds that his hometown of Story-
Brooke
, Maine is more than it seems. Because it's in Story-
brooke that all of the classic characters we know are
frozen in time with no memories of their former selves –
except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke's mayor
and Henry's adoptive mother Regina Mills.


Now, as the epic "Final Battle" for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to
accept her destiny and uncover the
mystery behind a place where fairytales are to be
believed.


  • The show version (some of it is off-screen/obscured/illegible but can be seen in a photograph posted by Andrew J. West on Twitter)[51] reads (differences from the original version are highlighted):[52]


For bail bond agent, Emma Swan, life has been anything
but a fairy tale. But when she's reunited with Henry - the
son she gave up for adoption on the night of her 28th birth-
day
, everything begins to change. The young boy is in
desperate need of Emma's help: he is convinced from
reading a book of fairytales that she is no other than the
daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - who sent
her away from the realm of the Enchanted Forest to be
protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen.


Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry's story
but soon discovers that his sleepy hometown of Story-
brooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it's in Story-
brooke that all of the preeminent characters we know are
frozen in time with no memories of their former selves –
except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke's mayor
and Henry's adoptive mother, Regina Mills.

Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the
mystery behind a place where fairytales are, truly, to be
believed.


  • The text page next to Emma's illustration is a retelling of the scene where Emma leaves the Underworld in the Season Five episode "Firebird". Some of the text is seen on-screen,[53] a few more words can be seen in the following episode, "A Pirate's Life",[54] while the rest of it can be seen on a prop photograph from an online auction[55] (the missing text is set in fuchsia, or, in the case of links, is underlined). It reads:


Emma and her family raced across the cemetery,
the ground quaking beneath their feet. In the distance,
the portal in the face of the fallen clock tower was
going dark. It was about to close! Emma helped
Henry and Regina through. They were getting out of
this place if it was the last thing she ever did. Emma
turned to her father with steely resolve in her eyes and
zipped up her red leather jacket.


"When I bought this jacket, it was meant to be an
armor to protect me from getting hurt by those I
love," Emma told David. "But now it's just a
reminder that I have to protect those I love."

Looking down at that trusty armor, it struck Emma for
for the first time how far she had truly come. And while
she may have lost much, she had gained a family. She
was not going to lose anyone else. Because she was the
Savior and there were people who still needed saving.
Emma led David through the fading portal. And with
one last look behind her, Emma wiped the tears from
her eyes. She knew what her mission was. And with
she stepped into the clock-faced portal and disap-
peared into the void. The portal was gone, replaced
once again by an ordinary clock face. Then.... tick. It
was 8:15 once again in Storybrooke.

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

Goofs

  • By the end of the episode, the date of Roni's contract reads June 2018.[104] However, Adam Horowitz and the show itself hinted that the story takes place in October 2017.[30]

Filming Locations

International Titles


Videos

References

  1. Porter, Rick (October 7, 2017). TV Ratings Friday: ‘Once Upon a Time’ so-so with premiere, ‘Inhumans’ dips a little. TV by the Numbers. “Once Upon a Time (ABC) – P (...) 3.26”
  2. 2.0 2.1 LISTINGS: ONCE UPON A TIME. The Futon Critic. “Air Date: Friday, October 06, 2017. Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:01 PM EST on ABC. Episode Title: (#701) "Hyperion Heights".”
  3. InstagramIcon tvalisononset (Alison Fernandez). March 2, 2018.  "Friday's coming and it's about time because Lucy really needs some help breaking the curse. These photos are from the first episode of season seven and I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. Don't forget to join us all tomorrow night at eight pm." (archive copy) (photograph 1) (photograph 2) (photograph 3)
  4. 4.0 4.1 TwitterLogo @canadagraphs (Canadagraphs) on Twitter (July 10, 2017). "Looks like no veteran cast at #OnceUponATime shoot in Stanley Park. Only trailers for Henry, Jacinda, Lucy." (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @YasminaSotelo (Yasmina Sotelo) on Twitter (July 10, 2017). "#OUAT #set #Filming" (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @YasminaSotelo (Yasmina Sotelo) on Twitter (July 10, 2017). "Stanley Park" (screenshot)
  5. CHARLOTTE KAVANAGH - NON-UNION. da Costa Talent. Retrieved on December 27, 2018. “Once Upon A Time- Eps. 701 – Actor”
    File:701Couple.png
    (Although not a valid source on this wiki, it is confirmed by her IMDb page)
  6. TYLER LAYTON-OLSON - ACTRA, - UBCP/ACTRA. da Costa Talent. Retrieved on December 27, 2018. “Once Upon A Time- Eps. 701 – Actor”
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    (Although not a valid source on this wiki, it is confirmed by his IMDb page)
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  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on the Season Seven Blu-ray/DVD Audio Commentary for "Hyperion Heights"
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  20. Aerial point of view past Space Needle then over downtown Seattle buildings at night / Washington. Getty Images. Retrieved on October 28, 2018.
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    Summer Palace:
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    Royal Castle:
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    Tremaine manor:
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    Alternate shot from "The Garden of Forking Paths":
    File:703SomethingFromYou.png
  24. King's castle: File:104Waltz.png
    King Xavier's castle: File:216RoyalCourt.png
    Prince Eric's castle: File:306Waltz2.png
    Camelot castle: File:502BallBegins.png
    Prince's castle: File:701Ball.png
  25. King Xavier's castle: File:216AllHailRegina.png
    Prince Eric's castle: File:306Arrival.png
    Camelot castle: File:502BallBegins.png
    Prince's castle: File:701Ball.png
  26. Camelot castle:
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    File:509InsideTheCastle.png
    King's castle:
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    Prince's castle:
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    File:701EllaEscapes.png
  27. Smith, C. Molly (July 28, 2017). Robert Carlyle has to re-record some "Once Upon a Time" Season 7 lines — because Rumple changed his accent. HelloGiggles. “So, he started with one accent and then, presumably upon learning more about his character and the season ahead, changed it to another. Which means, he'll have to re-record his previous lines for continuity, and that's dedication. "I kind of started off going in a slightly different direction, and I actually changed the accent in Episode 2," he said. "So, I'm going to [ADR] out all the stuff that I did in Episode 1, because in Episode 2 I suddenly went, 'Wait a minute...You've got to remember you ain't that character anymore.' It's so incredibly different, so to walk in there as Gold — or even have Gold's voice or Gold's mannerisms — it would be very confusing."
  28. File:701EveningInSeattle.png
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  30. 30.0 30.1 Abrams, Natalie (September 26, 2017). Once Upon a Time bosses deep dive into season 7 reboot. Entertainment Weekly. “HOROWITZ: But we get into how all that works very quickly, but the present-day Hyperion Heights, Seattle stuff takes place in 2017.”
    TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (October 19, 2017). "That's a mistake. Should have been dated in 2017." (screenshot)
    Note that Roni's contract from this episode says June 2018 (File:701Contract.png), but Adam clarifies in the above tweet that the year on the prop was a mistake and it should have been dated 2017, not 2018. In "Beauty", Henry states that "Until last week, the only human contact I had was with my Swyft riders", indicating that the events of "Hyperion Heights", where Henry meets his new friends, also take place in October, about a week before Halloween. In addition, in "Eloise Gardener", the concert tickets that Henry presents to Jacinda for their date later that night are dated "NOV1817" (File:707IsSpigolli.png) (in the lower left hand corner), meaning November 18, 2017.
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    File:701LightOn.png (original screenshot)
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  64. File:701LostCinderella.png
    A better view, from "A Pirate's Life":
    File:702DeadEnd.png
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  66. File:609BelleWakesUp.png
  67. Rosen, David (January 17, 2009). Break out the ruler and compass: Augustine Kofie. Creating Itchy.
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  74. File:701Lucy!.png
  75. File:701GonnaKillHer.png
  76. File:701FoundItHuh.png
    File:701EveningInSeattle.png
  77. File:712Newspaper.png
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  86. Screenshot from The Originals: "The Tale of Two Wolves"
  87. 87.0 87.1 File:701IsIt.png
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  89. Delasana Belted Stretch Wool Sheath Dress. Nordstrom. Retrieved on October 31, 2018.
  90. File:701HighHeels.png
  91. AQUAZZURA Forever Marilyn pumps. Farfetch. Retrieved on October 31, 2018.
  92. File:701EllaArrivesAtTheBall.png
  93. Screenshot from The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  94. File:104AndIHope.png
    File:104MyDarling.png
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  104. File:701Contract.png
  105. TwitterLogo @yvrshoots (YVRShoots) on Twitter (July 6, 2017). "#OnceUponaTime season 7 film notice for #NewWest. Just a guide. Already wrapped today on Columbia Street." (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @ester_grace_j (Ester Grace 🌲 👑 ❤️ 🏹 💍) on Twitter (July 6, 2017). "@WhatsFilming @yvrshoots #ouat #OnceUponATime" (screenshot)
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  108. File:701RunningInTheStreets.png
  109. File:701FerryStation.png (image of the ferry terminal)
    389 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia. Google Maps (June 2018). (Street view of the parkade)
    File:701ImNotGoing.png (image of the buildings behind the Ferry Station)
    389 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia. Google Maps (June 2018). (Street view of the buildings behind the Parkade)
  110. TwitterLogo @CaulierI (caulier isabelle) on Twitter (July 7, 2017). "Yesterday in New Westminster, filming of Once upon a Time session 7. Our two princesses were delighted ☺" (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @yvrshoots (YVRShoots) on Twitter (July 7, 2017). "#OnceUponaTime moved to dog park opposite #NewWest station. Henry & Lucy talking. He crouched down to hear her." (screenshot)
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  113. 623 Richards St Vancouver, British Columbia. Google Maps (June 2017). (Note the identical parking signage and the surrounding buildings around the parking lot (File:701NotDoingOrHaving2.png).)

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