• Season 5 Episode 8
  • Birth

  • Airdate:11.15.2015.

THE HEROES’ CAMELOT QUEST CULMINATES WITH AN IMPOSSIBLE DECISION EMMA MUST MAKE WITH CONSEQUENCES SHE MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO COME BACK FROM, AND IN DUNBROCH, MERIDA TEAMS UP WITH MULAN AND RUBY ON A VERY PERSONAL MISSION

Guest Star Jamie Chung Reprises Her Role as Mulan and Meghan Ory Returns as Ruby

In the first hour of this special “Once Upon a Time” event – “Birth” – tensions in Camelot come to a head when Merlin, now under Arthur’s control, delivers an ultimatum to Emma: hand over the Dark One dagger and the Promethean spark or he will kill her entire family. Refusing to give in, Emma and our heroes face off against Arthur, Merlin and Zelena in an epic battle of magic and will. Just when the end is in sight, Emma is forced to make a gut-wrenching choice that no one saw coming. Back in Storybrooke, Zelena’s pregnancy mysteriously accelerates and Hook goes to new and desperate lengths to get answers from the Dark Swan.

In the second hour – “The Bear King”– Zelena and Arthur journey to DunBroch on a mission to retrieve an enchanted relic that will provide the advantage they need to vanquish Emma and our heroes. Their path will cross with Merida’s, who is on a journey of her own to pay a debt that her father, King Fergus, owed to the Witch when he died. Merida enlists the help of two friends, Mulan and Ruby, but, in order to satisfy the Witch and save DunBroch, she first must discover the identity of the knight who killed her father. In flashbacks, Merida learns about bravery and honor as she trains for combat and rides alongside Fergus into the infamous battle that claims his life.

 

series regulars:

    Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret
    Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
    Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina
    Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David
    Emilie de Ravin as Belle
    Colin O’Donoghue as Hook
    Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
    Sean Maguire as Robin Hood
    Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena
    Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

guest cast:

    Meghan Ory as Ruby
    Jamie Chung as Mulan
    Beverley Elliott as Granny
    David-Paul Grove as Doc
    Micahel Coleman as Happy
    David Anders as Dr. Whale
    Ingrid Torrance as Nurse Ratched
    Elliot Knight as Merlin
    Liam Garrigan as King Arthur
    Joana Metrass as Guinivere