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The best thieves never work alone.
—The Knave of Hearts to Alice

"To Catch a Thief" is the twelfth episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It was written by A. Nussdorf and J. Schwartz, and directed by Billy Gierhart. It premiered on March 27, 2014.


In flashback, the Knave hunts Alice per Cora’s directive and he finds himself striking a deal to get his heart back, while in present day Wonderland, Alice and the Knave’s friendship is tested as he does Jafar’s bidding and steals from her. Meanwhile, the Jabberwocky attempts to free herself from Jafar’s control and Jafar is confronted by his former partner.[2]




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  1. Thursday Final Ratings: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Grey’s Anatomy Adjusted Up + Final NCAA Basketball Ratings. TV by the Numbers (March 28, 2014). “ABC. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. 1.0. 3. 3.35.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 LISTINGS: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND. The Futon Critic. “Air Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014. Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC. Episode Title: (#112) "To Catch a Thief".”
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  8. The Legendary Emerald Tablet. Ancient Origins (August 10, 2014).
  9. DE PARTIBUS ORATIONIS ARS MINOR. Logos. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.

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