Top 10 Moments of Season 3 Premiere of 'Once Upon A Time'

By Shelby Pendowski,
Off to Neverland

For all those who believe in magic, Sunday night's return of Once Upon A Time couldn't come soon enough. After a pull of the heart strings, with the kidnapping of Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore) in the season finale, fans were left to wonder if the Evil Queen could work along side Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and The Dark One (Robert Carlyle). The last sights of the feuding group took the Jolly Roger down the port to Neverland, a place of nightmares and Peter Pan - a much different from the cheery boy we all hold dear.

10. Neal is Alive!
After years of separation and a two-faced fiance in the way, Emma and Neal admitted they still love each other just before Neal (thought to be dead) fell through a portal. The characters of the enchanted forest – Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Mulan and Robin Hood – are brought back to spotlight to save Neal and help reunite true love.

9.Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
With the lost boys hot on his trail, Henry shows his true belief when he is able to fly with pixie dust. Faith in a safe return home for Henry is bestowed in all the viewers' hearts.

8. A Sacrifice Only a Grandfather Could Make
The second star to the right, doesn't welcome the villains and heroes as they enter the tumbling sea of Neverland. It is through the explanation of the unusual world that the viewers receive insight to not only Emma's love for her son, but the secret love Rumpelstiltskin has for his newly discovered Grandson, who is his downfall. The Dark One sets out to use his magic for good rather than evil.

7. A Punch to Create a Storm
The historical tension of Snow White and the Evil Queen finally unleashes to unleash the perfect storm. With a sucker punch from Snow White and a derogatory comment from Hook, the long awaited fight begins.

6. A Punch to the Perfect Storm.
The historical tension of Snow White and the Evil Queen finally unleashes to unleash the perfect storm. With a sucker punch from Snow White and a derogatory comment from Hook, the long awaited fight begins.

5. Neal Must Face his Past to Contact his Love
Following a failed attempt to make contact with Emma, Neal must face his past as Baelfire to make the journey to his father's castle.

4. Goodbye Shadow, Goodbye World
Henry arrives safely with kidnappers Tamara and Greg, but the crackling campfire moment ends only too quickly when the realization that the Lost Boys are far from playing following the leader but on a man hunt. With a plea to go back to their home, Greg's shadow is taken, along with his life, as Tamara is shot with an arrow. Henry, luckily, escapes.

3. A Mother, a Lover and a Fighter
The Evil Queen has magic, Snow White and Prince Charming have the best fighting skills, and Hook is a pirate (what more needs to be said) but Emma is what? Emma takes control in the last minutes of the season premiere to show her leadership and to announce she is not afraid to eliminate whoever steps in her way.

2. Rumpelstiltskin Faces His Fate
Mr. Gold arrives to the island to first encounter Tamara, but it is his conversation with the head-lost boy that we learn that being The Dark One is not more important than saving his grandson. The popular character sits on the fence between his ego as Mr. Gold and his true-self of Rumpelstiltskin.

1.The Heart of the Biggest Believe – A Game for Keeps
After revealing his true identity, Pan explains why Henry is so important. Henry is the truest believer and Pan plans to use Henry and Henry's heart to accelerate a plan. What is the plan? The episode concludes with the question unanswered and Henry enclosed in a grimacing circle of lost boys.

image: ABC

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