Once Upon a Time

Series 1 - 7. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

Once upon a time… there was a heartless huntsman, or he was once the evil queen got her hands on him.

Back in the real world, impossibly handsome sheriff Graham isn’t feeling his best. In fact he’s not feeling anything at all until he kisses Emma (who’s a dab hand at protecting her own emotions) and starts having visions of forests, wolves and a dark deed he’s been commanded to undertake. He’s so discombobulated he seeks advice from young Henry. But when Graham dumps Mayor Regina she doesn’t appreciate being rejected by her toyboy, and she has unusual means at her disposal to punish him.

There’s a very Brothers Grimm turn to the tale, and as for happily ever after… Well, we can dream, can’t we?

About this programme

7/22. Emma has been avoiding Sheriff Graham since she found out about his fling with Mayor Regina. However, when he confronts her about this behaviour and ends up kissing her, the curse weakens and his memory comes flooding back. As he recalls his alternative life, the Evil Queen hires his fairy-tale counterpart, the Huntsman, to bring her Snow's heart - and failure is not an option.

Cast and crew


Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard
Ginnifer Goodwin
Emma Swan
Jennifer Morrison
Evil Queen/Regina Mills
Lana Parrilla
Henry Mills
Jared Gilmore
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham
Jamie Dornan
Rumpelstiltskin/Mr Gold
Robert Carlyle
Dr Whale
David Anders
King George
Alan Dale
Kathryn Nolan/Abigail
Anastasia Griffith
Gabrielle Rose
King Midas
Alex Zahara
Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass
Giancarlo Esposito
Red Riding Hood/Ruby
Meghan Ory