Once Upon a Time Season 4 Finale Recap: Operation Mongoose Part 1&2

By April Lara | 3 years ago
Once Upon a Time Season 4 Finale Recap: Operation Mongoose Part 1&2
The Once Upon A Time cast speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

The 2-hour season finale of “Once Upon a Time” Season 4 was full of twists and a shocking ending! Darkness took over in a whole new way in Storybrooke. Read below for the full recap:

Heroes became villains in the first part of the episode as they dive inside the world of The Author where Regina and Snow White switched roles, then they all went back to Stroybrooke and the cliffhanger? Emma is the Dark One.

Let’s start, then. Sure, they got to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice but before they could trap the Author back in the back he managed already to rewrite the histories of the villains, which then led to everyone disappearing with only Henry left. He went to find Isaac to figure out what is going on. Henry took matters into his own hands and tried to save everyone by convincing them that they are all living a lie by making use of a key, which he stick inside the book.

In an alternate universe, we saw Rumple as a knight in shining armor married to Belle, while Regina is the Bandit Snow and Snow White is the Evil Queen and Emma is in a tower locked up and guarded by Dragon Lily. Henry convinced Regina that she’s his mom and he asked Hook to help save Emma. While they are rescuing Emma, Regina met Robin Hood but Robin is set to marry Zelena that day. However, if Regina could stop the wedding, Isaac told Rumple that his own happy ending will be reversed.

Then we witnessed Charming stabbed Hook and Emma convinced Regina to go and get her happy ending because she won’t be able to get hers anymore. So off she went to stop the wedding but before she could stop it, Rumple arrived and stabbed her when Regina tried to save Henry. Robin immediately went to her side and Zelena got so jealous that she turned into the Wicked Witch.

The Author appeared again and Henry quickly picked up his pen and notebook, which made him the new Author. He undoes every thing and everyone is back in Storybrooke… but that doesn’t end there.

When the world reset, Rumple can’t love again so Belle held him through his final breaths and Rumple said that only the Dark One remains. While this is happening, everyone is at Granny’s celebrating when Belle arrived with the bad news.

The Apprentice tried to save everyone by trapping the darkness in the hat but it didn’t work and the darkness shot out all over Storybrooke. He then told them that the Dark One is being controlled by the Dagger so they have to find Merlin to fix everything. However, the darkness tried to swallow Regina and Emma sacrificed herself by stabbing the darkness and swallowing it up.

The season ended with the clink of the dagger falling to the ground with Emma’s name written on it.

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.