Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. But when Henry -- the son she gave up years ago -- finds her, everything changes. Henry believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. Not believing a word of Henry's story, Emma brings him back to Storybrooke, but finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for him, she decides to stay for a while, but soon comes to suspect that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close...where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were, and where the Evil Queen, known as Regina, is now Henry's foster mother.