Once Upon a Time 5×06 “The Bear and the Bow”

ONCE UPON A TIME - "The Broken Kingdom" - After receiving a cryptic warning from Lancelot about Arthur's intentions, Mary Margaret realizes Arthur may be the heroes' biggest threat, but when she is unable to convince David of the danger, she takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Hook's unwavering love for Emma provides a glimmer of hope in her struggle against the unrelenting voice of Rumplestiltskin. In a Camelot flashback, Guinevere senses that Arthur is losing his way, consumed by his obsession with making Excalibur whole, so she sets out with Lancelot on her own quest into the heart of darkness. In Storybrooke, Dark Emma unleashes a secret weapon in the next phase of her plan to find the brave soul she needs to draw Excalibur from the stone, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) AMY MANSON

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Merida’s (Amy Manson) courage is tested as her brother’s lives hang in the balance and Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) fate is left up to Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

Sinqua Walls Guest Stars as Lancelot, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, Elliot Knight as Merlin and Amy Manson as Merida.

“The Bear and the Bow” – In a Camelot flashback, a chance encounter with Merlin, David, Hook and Belle gives Merida new hope in her quest to save her brothers from the usurping clans of DunBroch. Unwilling to leave anything up to fate, Merida brings Belle along on a dangerous journey that culminates with an invaluable lesson in bravery. In Storybrooke, Regina, Mary Margaret and David discover the spell that would allow one of Merlin’s chosen to communicate with him, but when Arthur fails to reach the missing sorcerer the heroes grow suspicious. Meanwhile, Emma commands Merida to kill Belle in hopes of forcing Mr. Gold’s heroic transformation. With Merida unable to disobey Emma’s
orders, Gold must find the courage to fight for Belle’s life or risk losing her forever, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars 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 and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Sinqua Walls as Lancelot, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, Amy Manson as Merida, Elliot Knight as Merlin, Paul Telfer as Lord Macintosh, Marco D’Angelo as Lord MacGuffin and Josh Hallem as Lord Dingwall.

“The Bear and the Bow” was written by Andrew Chambliss & Tze Chun and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

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