Category Archives: 1.06 The Shepherd

“Once Upon a Time” on hiatus until January 8, 2012

(Last update 12/28/11)

Pilot episode snowy mountains

Once Upon a Time is taking a winter break

Episode 7, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which aired Sunday, December 11, 2011, was the “winter finale.” The next new episode will be on January 8, 2012.

Reruns will be broadcast on two Sundays during the hiatus. Continue reading

LOST references in 1.6 “The Shepherd”

(last edited 12/8/11)

Once Upon a Time episode 6 The Shepherd

Alan Dale as King George

In a shout-out as blatant as last week’s Apollo candy bar, MacCutcheon whiskey, a fictitious brand especially prized by Charles Widmore and appearing in many episodes of LOST, showed up in OUAT.  Continue reading

Episode 1.6 “The Shepherd” recap, review, etc.

(Last edited 12/10/11)

Once Upon a Time The Shepherd

Mary Margaret, at the bridge, when David tells her he's going back to Kathryn


In fairy tale land, Rumpelstiltskin is once again pulling everybody’s strings, even those of the king (played by Alan Dale, who was Charles Widmore on LOST). The king’s son, who is not really his son, but was given to him as part of a deal years ago with good old Rumpel, dies flamboyantly. Prince Charming, not yet a prince, but a dewy-faced impoverished shepherd trying to save his mother’s farm, finds out (from Rumpel, natch) that he is the twin brother of the dead-by-barbecue-spit prince, and he is called in to pinch-hit as a dragon slayer. Continue reading

Poll: What did you think of Episode 6 “The Shepherd”?

Once Upon a Time dragon

The fire-breathing dragon comes after Prince Charming in Episode 6, "The Shepherd," broadcast Dec. 4, 2011

Another sneak peek for Episode 6 “The Shepherd”

Rumpelstiltskin, hamming it up

Here’s one more. Gives away a bit of the plot, so enter at your own risk: Continue reading

Josh Dallas will be live tweeting Episode 6 “The Shepherd”

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming promo photo

On Sunday, December 4, 2011, @JoshDallas (Prince Charming and John Doe-aka-David) will be answering questions and live tweeting during both the East Coast and West Coast broadcasts.