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The Best Episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Every episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland!

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Thinking Alice insane, her doctors aim to make her forget everything. While Alice is ready to put it all behind her, she knows this world is real. In the nick of time, the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit save her from a doomed fate. Together, the trio tumble down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where nothing is impossible.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:ABC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is "Heart of the Matter", rated 8.2/10 from 267 user votes. It was directed by David Boyd and written by Katie Wech, Jenn Kao. "Heart of the Matter" aired on 3/20/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "And They Lived...".

  • Heart of the Matter
    8.2/10 267 votes

    #1 - Heart of the Matter

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-03-20

    Cyrus and Alice uncover alarming information; the Knave must surrender information to Jafar in order to help the Red Queen.

    Director: David Boyd

    Writer: Katie Wech, Jenn Kao

  • And They Lived...
    8.2/10 278 votes

    #2 - And They Lived...

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-04-03

    The all-powerful Jafar succeeds in making his father love him and forcing Anastasia into thinking she loves him. After Alice, Amara and Cyrus escape, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky and calls upon an army of dead soldiers to do his bidding. Meanwhile, Alice and the White Rabbit raise their own army to fight Jafar for the realm and a final confrontation between Alice and Jafar takes place at the Well of Wonders.

    Director: Kari Skogland

    Writer: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin

  • To Catch a Thief
    8.1/10 250 votes

    #3 - To Catch a Thief

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-03-27

    In flashback, the Knave hunts Alice per Cora’s directive and he finds himself striking a deal to get his heart back, while in present day Wonderland, Alice and the Knave’s friendship is tested as he does Jafar’s bidding and steals from her. Meanwhile, the Jabberwocky attempts to free herself from Jafar’s control and Jafar is confronted by his former partner.

    Director: Billy Gierhart

    Writer: Jerome Schwartz, Adam Nussdorf

  • Home
    8.0/10 294 votes

    #4 - Home

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-12-12

    A flashback reveals Cyrus' origin; Alice wants answers from the White Rabbit; disdain between the Red Queen and Jafar comes to a head.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin

  • Nothing to Fear
    7.8/10 276 votes

    #5 - Nothing to Fear

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-03-06

    Cyrus and Alice reluctantly work with the Red Queen to find Will but must also be prepared to defend themselves from Jafar. Will has troubles of his own when the caterpillar finds the bottle.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: Richard Hatem, Jenn Kao

  • Dirty Little Secrets
    7.8/10 255 votes

    #6 - Dirty Little Secrets

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-03-13

    Cyrus remembers the events that led to the binding price he and his brothers have to pay; the Red Queen and the Knave are faced with the Jabberwocky.

    Director: Alex Zakrzewski

    Writer: Rina Mimoun, Adam Nussdorf

  • The Serpent
    7.7/10 311 votes

    #7 - The Serpent

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-11-07

    When the Knave's life is in danger, Alice has to make the tough decision on whether to use one of her three precious wishes and what that would mean for her and Cyrus. Her new friendship with Lizard reveals some of the Knave's backstory and Cyrus plots to escape. Meanwhile, Jafar's plan to kill the Knave puts the Red Queen in a difficult position as she grapples with her feelings for him and her desire to get what she wants. In flashback, we explore Jafar's origins and find out what he truly wants from Cyrus.

    Director: Ralph Hemecker

    Writer: Jan Nash

  • Forget Me Not
    7.5/10 325 votes

    #8 - Forget Me Not

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-24

    With the Genie's bottle in her clutches, the Red Queen sends the Bandersnatch after Alice since Jafar needs her in order to use Cyrus (who is discovered to have contacted her). Alice and the Knave of Hearts head to the house of the Grendel in the Whispering Woods to obtain the Forget-Me-Knot so that they can find out who stole Cyrus's bottle before Jafar could steal it. In the Knave of Hearts's flashback, it is shown that he joined up with Robin Hood's Merry Men back when he was Will Scarlet. It is also revealed that Wonderland's Red Queen was once his love Anastasia.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Richard Hatem

  • Heart of Stone
    7.5/10 307 votes

    #9 - Heart of Stone

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-11-14

    In a flashback, Will Scarlet and Anastasia jump through the looking glass to enter Wonderland against her mother's wishes, since she disapproves of Will. They both soon realize that life in Wonderland isn't exactly what they had both imagined. After being humiliated while attending a ball at the palace, Ana convinces Will to steal the crown jewels in order to get them out of poverty, but in an instant, Ana is caught red handed by the King who makes her a proposition she can't refuse – to marry him and be his Queen to avoid prosecution. Meanwhile, in current Wonderland, the Red Queen convinces Alice to help her acquire magic dust in exchange for information about Cyrus, who in turn has managed to skillfully escape Jafar's castle leaving the White Rabbit in a compromising situation.

    Director: Paul A. Edwards

    Writer: Katie Wech

  • Bad Blood
    7.4/10 267 votes

    #10 - Bad Blood

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-12-05

    When Alice discovers that her father is in Wonderland, they begin healing their broken relationship, which leads to her having to make a difficult decision. In flashback, a young Jafar is emotionally distraught after his mother dies and we find out what drove him to become the unforgiving villain he is today.

    Director: Ciaran Donnelly

    Writer: Jane Espenson

  • Trust Me
    7.3/10 369 votes

    #11 - Trust Me

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-10-17

    Alice formulates a plan to rescue Cyrus by retrieving his bottle. Meanwhile, the Red Queen begins to question her role in Jafar's plan while they try to find the bottle as well. Also, the story behind how Cyrus got to Wonderland and how he fell in love with Alice is revealed.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Rina Mimoun

  • Who's Alice
    7.3/10 275 votes

    #12 - Who's Alice

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-11-21

    Jafar heads to the asylum to find information on Alice; Alice travels to the black forest; Cyrus tries to avoid the Red Queen.

    Director: Ron Underwood

    Writer: Jerome Schwartz

  • Down the Rabbit Hole
    7.1/10 504 votes

    #13 - Down the Rabbit Hole

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-10-10

    Alice's tales of her adventures in Wonderland result in her father committing her to a mental asylum where she was about to be lobotomised to cure her supposed insanity, but the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit rescue her and bring her back to Wonderland when they reveal that her true love Cyrus is still alive. As Alice begins a quest to find him, the Red Queen and Jafar plot against her.

    Director: Ralph Hemecker

    Writer: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin, Jane Espenson