"The Empress's New Groove"
Season Eight
Season 08, Episode 10
Episode Information
Premiere date: April 26, 2020
Written by: Schroeswald
Directed by: Schroeswald
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Snow Fights"
Next Episode: "A Grimm Prison"
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The Empress's New Groove is the tenth episode of Season Eight of Disney +'s Once Upon a Time. It was written and directed by Schroeswald. It is the one-hundred and sixty-fifth episode of the series overall and debuted on April 26, 2020.


Blue and Ivy find themselves trapped by Yzma, who tortures them in an attempt to discover the locations of the last artifacts. Tinker Bell reveals to Regina and the council a way to defeat Moana once and for all, while Rogers finally finds one of her old allies. In the past Blue finds herself far from her home and must reconcile with an old friend to return.



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

Special Appearance By

  • Jared S. Gilmore as Sheriff Henry

Special Guest Starring

  • Jamie Dornan as the Huntsman

Guest Starring

  • Cate Blanchett as Queen Snow
  • Hiba Abouk as Esmeralda
  • Chloe Bennett as Jinjur
  • Sonia Braga as Yzma
  • Girard Butler as Javert
  • Vincent Cassell as Frollo
  • Sarah Douglas as Hag
  • Catherine Lough Haggquist as the Fairy Godmother/Cinder Oir
  • Rose McIver as Tinker Bell/Green Fairy
  • Angelica Ross as the Dark Fairy
  • Rodrigo de la Serna as Chicho
  • Sara Tomko as Tiger Lily,
  • Maisie Williams as Jellia Jamb
  • Sean Maguire as Robin Hood


  • Nam Bmud as Kronk
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