Once Upon a Time

Series 1 - 13. What Happened to Frederick?

What Happened to Frederick?
Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

“Honesty is the best policy.” Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold true, as David and Mary Margaret are about to find out. They’ve decided to make their love official, so David has to tell his wife the truth. But he fudges it and, as Mary Margaret walks down the streets of Stonybrooke, it’s soon apparent the days of Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter haven’t quite left small-town America.

Can heroic Charming do any better in the fantasy world? And what is the motorcycle man doing with Henry’s book? The mystery thickens in this pleasing drama that has enough bite to counter its “fairy-tale” roots.

About this programme

13/22. Kathryn tells David they have to move to Boston, but although he knows this would wreck his relationship with Mary Margaret, he still cannot admit his affair - although Regina has no trouble spilling the beans, leading to a dramatic showdown at the school. Meanwhile, Prince Charming runs away to avoid his wedding to Princess Abigail, only to discover she does not want to marry him either as she is in love with a man who has been turned to gold after touching King Midas during a battle. Vowing to help her, the prince sets off for a magical lake that can restore anything that has been lost - but he encounters a deadly shape-shifting creature.

Cast and crew


Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard
Ginnifer Goodwin
Emma Swan
Jennifer Morrison
Evil Queen/Regina Mills
Lana Parrilla
Prince Charming/David Nolan
Josh Dallas
Henry Mills
Jared Gilmore
August W Booth
Eion Bailey
King George
Alan Dale
Kathryn Nolan/Abigail
Anastasia Griffith
Beverley Elliott
Red Riding Hood/Ruby
Meghan Ory
Frederick/Gym teacher
Greyston Holt
Aria Pullman
Royal guard
Jim Shield