|"The Great Lion"|
|Season 08, Episode 17|
|Premiere date:||April 5th, 2019|
|Previous Episode:||"En Passant"|
|Next Episode:||"Prince Caspian"|
"The Great Lion" is the seventeenth episode of Season Eight of ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written and directed by DatNuttyKid. It will be the one hundred and seventy-second episode of the series overall, and will premiere on April 5th, 2019.
Finally reunited with their family in Narnia, the heroes are contacted by Aslan and directed to a cave where they can find Prince Caspian. However, before they can enter, they must locate the four treasures of the First Kings and Queens of Narnia, which are guarded by a series of challenges to prove their worthiness. Years prior, the Evil Queen arrives in Narnia after fleeing from the Wish Realm.
(This list is based on actors and characters known to be in the episode. It will be updated as more information is released)
(Bold characters have been further confirmed by news articles/photos)
- The title card features a blizzard with the Once logo freezing over.
- The title of this episode was revealed by DatNuttyKid via his Once Upon a Time Wiki account on July 12th, 2018.
- "The Great Lion" refers to the title of Aslan in the "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series.
- The present-day Narnia events take place after "Hop To It".
- The Narnia flashbacks take place an unclear amount of time after Mr. Tumnus left for Narnia in "Delightful".
- Sabine, Regina, Zelena, and Jacinda used the White Rabbit's Rabbit Holes to get to Narnia in "Hop To It".
- David Nolan and Mary Margaret Blanchard were respectively subdued by Mrs. Beaver and Granny due to the White Witch gaining their shared heart in "Delightful".
- Mrs. and Mr. Beaver told Henry, Lily, and Lucy about Prince Caspian in "Hop To It".
Fairytales and Folklore
- This episode features the White Witch, Aslan, Fenris Ulf, Mr. Tumnus, Lucy Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Prince Caspian, and the Four Treasures of the First Kings and Queens of Narnia from the "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series.