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For the next episode, see "The Final Battle Part 2".
For the actual battle, see the Final Battle.
For the special, see The Final Battle Begins.

She's the Savior. Of course the Final Battle isn't a war. It's a battle for her soul, for her belief. Her hope.

Snow White to Prince Charming, Hook and Regina

"The Final Battle Part 1" is the twenty-first episode of Season Six of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, and directed by Steve Pearlman. It is the one hundred and thirty-second episode of the series overall, and premiered on May 14, 2017.

This episode is the first part of the season six finale.

Synopsis

Henry awakens to a cursed Storybrooke and discovers Emma has been in the mental hospital, and the Black Fairy is the new mayor. Henry attempts to help Emma regain her memory while Gold tries to find out what has really happened to Belle. Meanwhile, Snow, Charming, Regina, Zelena and Hook are trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land and desperately try to figure out a way to be reunited with Emma and Henry.[2]

Recap

Deleted Scenes

Henry and Archie: Extended

An extended version of the scene where Henry runs up to Dr. Hopper in the street. This version features additional elements: Granny driving Ruby's car and sitting with Archie while Leroy is walking past, and members of the Sisters of Saint Meissa walking in the street.[3]

Cast[2]

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Note:
*: Only in archive footage.

Trivia

Title

Production Notes

Event Chronology

Episode Connections

Disney

Fairytales and Folklore

  • The same excerpts appear in several episodes; read the trivia section in the article for Henry's storybook for more information and a transcript.


respect to this of yours; we are now in the first country
of the world, and without doubt the customs of the place
must be in the highest degree judicious. Wherefore your
worship may be pleased to conduct us to the place where
this gentleman of whom you have spoken is to be found.
I cannot but suppose, from what you say, that he is
much honoured, of great power and influence, of very
generous nature, and, above all, highly accomplished in
the profession."

***

"Truly, Sir," rejoined Rincon, "all this is Hebrew to us;
we know no more about it than we do of flying."
"Let us be jogging, then," replied the new-comer, "and
on the way I will explain to you these and other things,
which it is requisite you should know as pat as bread to
mouth;" and, accordingly, he explained to them a whole
vocabulary of that thieves' Latin which they call Germ-
anesco, or Gerigonza, and which their guide used in
the course of his lecture,--by no means a short one, for
the distance they had to traverse was of considerable
length.

Popular Culture

  • This episode features Nurse Ratched and Chief Bromden from the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Both characters' looks are modeled on the 1975 movie of the same name.
  • The segment where Emma is doing pull-ups in the mental institution directly mirrors the scene where Sarah Connor is doing pull-ups in a mental institution in the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Both are doing pull-ups from their upturned hospital bed in front of their room window, while the bedding and the mattress are sitting in the right hand corner; both are wearing grey sweatpants and a white tank top, and both receive a visitor and stop what they're doing and turn around and greet them.

Props Notes

  • PAUSE AND READ: When Mr. Gold opens Her Handsome Hero, one page contains[34] a variant of Lorem ipsum,[35] a filler text commonly used as mock-content when testing a given page layout or font. Lorem ipsum consists of badly garbled Latin, based on sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of De finibus bonorum et malorum ("On the ends of good and evil"), a philosophical work by the Roman philosopher Cicero. Lorem isum is often used when previewing the layout of a document, as the use of more understandable text could easily distract the user from the layout being examined.[36]
  • REUSED ILLUSTRATION: The same picture can be seen among the numerous fairytale illustrations pinned to the wall in Henry's room in the Season One episode "Pilot".[37] It could also be seen among the pages that August took out of the book (before putting it back together again) in the Season One episode "What Happened to Frederick".[38]

Set Dressing

Costume Notes

  • USE IT AGAIN: The serum queen is wearing the same dress, albeit with a different necklace, hairstyle and an added cape, that she wore in "Page 23" when she fought with Regina and when she was sent to the Wish Realm for a fresh start.[70]

Filming Locations

  • The scenes inside Regina's palace[73] and the scene with Emma and Henry on the roof,[74] all filmed on a blue-screen set at The Bridge Studios. The scene with Hook and Charming's climb up the beanstalk was also filmed in a blue-screen-clad studio.[32]
    • For the scene with Emma and Henry, the dais they were sitting on was real, as was some of the surrounding vegetation. The Storybrooke back-drop was added digitally in post-production.
    • For the scenes with Hook and Charming, the beanstalk was real, while the background was added digitally in post-production.
  • The scene where the Black Fairy pushed Henry down the stairs were filmed on a set at The Bridge Studios.[75] The stairs were covered in green-screen material,[75] which were digitally transformed into a real staircase during post-production.

Goofs

  • Prince Neal was born in "Kansas", which takes place in 2013, when Henry was twelve. However, according to the Black Fairy, Henry is fourteen years old in this episode ("Now, thanks to you, I have a 14-year-old boy, who still believes in fairy tales"). By this time, Neal should be already a two-year old toddler, while he is still just a baby at this point of "The Final Battle Part 1", just like he has been for the entire season.
    • In addition, according to Archie Hopper's cursed memories, Emma has been at the mental institution for two years, while according to Emma's cursed memories, she's been there ever since Henry ate the poisoned apple turnover. However, this incident took place 28 years after the first curse began in 1983 (this is proven in an episode that takes place after "An Apple Red as Blood", "Queen of Hearts", where a title card states that the episode takes place 28 years after the casting of the curse), while Henry was still ten years old.

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