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"A Coward's Mane"
Season Eight
Season 08, Episode 2
Episode Information
Character backstory:
Premiere date: January 6, 2020
Written by: Schroeswald
Directed by: Schroeswald
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Divided Realms"
Next Episode: "The Witches of Notre Dame"
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A Coward's Mane is the second episode of Season Eight of Disney +'s Once Upon a Time. It was written and directed by Schroeswald. It is the one-hundred and fifty-seventh episode of the series overall and debuted on January 6, 2020.


Wilhelm’s machinations force Ivy and Ruby to head to Storybrooke. A secretive Zelena returns as well, offering to help out Ruby to deal with the threat of Ozma. In the past Zelena searches for a symbol of courage to cast her time travel spell.



  • Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/The Good Queen
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White
  • Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
  • Colin O'Donoghue as Killian Jones and Rogers
  • Josh Dallas as David Nolan
  • Rose Reynolds as Tilly
  • Tiera Skovbye as Margot
  • Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy
  • Keegan Connor Tracy (credit only)
  • Rebecca Mader as Zelena
  • With Azra Akin as Moana
  • And Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin

Special Appearances By

  • Jared S. Gilmore as Sheriff Henry

Guest Starring

  • Lee Arenberg as Leroy
  • Beverley Elliot as Granny
  • Meghan Ory as Ruby
  • Chloe Bennet as Jinjur
  • Maisie Williams as Jellia Jamb
  • Yael Yurman as Anastasia
  • Toby Kebbell as Omby Amby
  • Teri Reeves as Dorothy
  • Amy Acker as Astrid
  • John DeSantis as The Lion
  • Clancy Brown as Commander Cherrystone
  • Kathy Bates as Mombi.


  • Caoime O’Malley as the Lion’s wife
  • Jason Walds as Ozian Captain