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This article focuses on the Season Seven episode.
For the Land Without Magic character, see Henry Mills.
For the Enchanted Forest character with the same name, see Valet.
Is this... Henry Mills?
—Older Henry to Younger Henry

"Is This Henry Mills?" is the twentieth episode of Season Seven of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Dana Horgan & Leah Fong, and directed by Ron Underwood. It is the one hundred and fifty-third episode of the series overall, and premiered on May 4, 2018.


Roni enlists Lucy's help to wake Henry and stop Gothel, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver go to Margot in hopes of freeing Tilly before her magic can be used to power the spell. In a flashback, Young Henry struggles to decide what path to follow until a mysterious phone call helps put him on track.[2]


Deleted Scenes

A scene where Henry and Regina tour the Ithaca University was deleted from the episode. There, Henry was supposed to meet another boy, played by Patrick Lubczyk, who played Kevin Hughes on an episode of Dead of Summer, another production by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.[3] In the script for the scene, Henry says to Regina that this place feels good and could be a good fit for him, whereas Regina is relieved that it's just a six-hour drive from Maine. Henry tells her not to get too excited, as he still wants to check out the USC. His mother eagerly steers him toward a group of kids who are Henry's age and says that they look nice and East Coast-y. Henry thinks that they're his tour group and asks his mom if she is going to be okay. Regina replies that she'll be fine, jokingly stating that there is a group session for empty nesters, with wine. At this, Henry rolls his eyes and says that he'll meet her at the hotel.[4]

According to Adam Horowitz, the scene worked well on its own, but wasn't needed for the narrative of the episode and hindered the emotional impact of the episode because it played as a digression.[5] However, the scene can still be seen in promotional pictures.



Guest Starring



*: Only in archive footage



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Fairytales and Folklore

Popular Culture

Props Notes

(commenting on a map of Paris)
12:00 PM
I've tried
the long
walking route[30]

[image begins]ally go to
[image begins] straight to
[image begins] tower
[image begins] this
[image begins]tiel[30]

[obscured] we loved Paris so much
[obscured] actually went back. I've
[obscured] travelling Europe and decided
[obscured] go to Germany whilst we were
[obscured] [two illegible words] of the pond. I wanted
[obscured] [illegible word] the postcard in to remind
myself that
we haven't don[obscured]
as much of South
as I'd hop[image ends]
so this serves as [image ends]
[obscured]eminder. I love t[image ends]
[obscured]l wants to [illegible word] [image ends]
[obscured]one with me.[33]

7:30 PM
[obscured] while since I've written. Before we left Paris, we got
[obscured] litter [sic] from home. I decided to keep it as a mem[image ends][34]

(a letter; difficult to read)
Dear [illegible name
We hope you are
having a wonderful
time [three illegible words]
[three illegible words][35]

  • A postcard inside the travel book says "Reserva de la Biosfera",[30] which is Spanish for "biosphere reserve"; and "le cascate paradiso", which is Italian for "the paradise waterfalls".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Porter, Rick (May 7, 2018). ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Life Sentence’ adjust down: Friday final ratings. TV by the Numbers. “Once Upon a Time (ABC) (...) 1.98”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Once Upon a Time: Is This Henry Mills? (5/4). Disney ABC Press (April 30, 2018).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gittins, Susan (March 9, 2018). FINAL SEASON: ONCE UPON A TIME's Henry (Jared Gilmore/Andrew J West) and Regina/Roni (Lana Parrilla). Hollywood North.
  4. TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (August 31, 2018). "Here you go..." (screenshot) (script photo)
  5. TwitterLogo @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (August 31, 2018). "My memory is the scene was perfectly fine in isolation. Well performed, directed, etc. But in the context of the entire episode we felt it wasn't needed for the narrative and hindered the emotional impact of the episode because it played as a digression." (screenshot)
  6. InstagramIcon crystaldalman (Crystal Dalman). April 28, 2018.  "Hello, that is me! I had a really great time working with this amazing cast over two episodes." (archive copy)
  7. InstagramIcon nilo_stunts (Nilo Ghajar). May 28, 2018.  "yes I am :)" (archive copy)
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  9. TwitterLogo @adamhorowitzla (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (February 22, 2019). "Here's another #OnceUponATime #titlespoiler — hope to see ya 3/2!" (screenshot)
  10. TwitterLogo @horgandee (Dana Horgan) on Twitter (February 13, 2018). "@leahfong and I deep into this last episode: "Let's write to the Titanic Soundtrack!"" (screenshot)
  11. Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 27, 2018). Once Upon a Time Bosses Confirm One 'Emotional' Return, Offer Update on Other Encores for Final Season. TVLine. “The series creators were able to announce that the original Henry, Jared Gilmore, will be back for an Episode 20 flashback — one that required the young actor to make a date with some scissors. "He had long hair and we had to cut it!" Kitsis reported.”
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  17. TwitterLogo @RoseAReynolds (Rose Reynolds) on Twitter (May 4, 2018). "We did both in takes. I really wanted "Nobin" to make the cut but it is Robin in the one we see" (screenshot)
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  27. Israel, Ira (August 14, 2014). What To Expect During An Ayahuasca Ceremony. mindbodygreen. “An Ayahuasca ceremony involves drinking the hallucinatory plant/vine tea blend under the guidance of a respected Shaman, for a long night spent in deep connection to a higher intelligence and an understanding of one's true self.”
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  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 File:720TurningPage2.png
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    • I think a curse made him skip a grade or so. It would explain why they kept increasing his age in the script.
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      Or he became really good in New York.
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