Once Upon a Time

Series 1 - 11. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

Smoke and mirrors and betrayal are everywhere this week. Storybrooke journalist Sidney Glass is drunk and fed up. Mayor Regina has had him sacked and he wants payback; can he enlist Emma’s help to find evidence to prove just how bad Regina really is? It’s going to take some underhand dealing, but Mary Margaret, who’s still conducting her own undercover romance with David, is fully in favour of doing the wrong thing if it gets
the right results.

Across in fairyland, we learn more about Snow’s father (hooray, it’s Richard Schiff, who played Toby in The West Wing), and the price of having your wishes granted.

About this programme

11/22. Sidney wants revenge on Regina after she removes him as editor of the local newspaper and asks Emma to help him expose the mayor's corrupt dealings - but can she trust her new ally? In the Fairy Tale realm, the magic mirror's origins are revealed when Snow White's father King Leopold rubs an old lamp, conjuring up a familiar-looking genie who grants him three wishes - but the kindly monarch soon regrets the choices he makes.

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
Rumpelstiltskin/Mr Gold
Robert Carlyle
August W Booth
Eion Bailey
Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass
Giancarlo Esposito
Tony Perez
King Leopold
Richard Schiff