ONCE UPON A TIME: LOST Easter Eggs Guide


Keep track of all the LOST easter eggs and references (intentional and coincidental) scattered across all three seasons of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.


1.01 PILOT

1) 8:15

Slam the breaks! The town clock is (was) stuck at 8:15, in reference to..

The infamous Oceanic Flight 815 that brought us all to the Island.

2) Geronimo Jackson

A Geronimo Jackson “Dharma Lady” sticker can just about be seen on the back of Emma Swan’s car. In reference to..

The single from the 1970s band, Geronimo Jackson — first referenced in LOST’s second season.

3) Dramatic Eye Thematic

The tight close-up on Emma’s eye as she gradually wakes to truth, in reference to..

The iconic LOST eye thematic, used to foreshadow or imply character introspection and other deep stuff.

4) 108

The Evil Queen lives at number 108, which is a reference to..

The LOST numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42) when added together.

5) Swan

A swan projection in Henry’s room, in reference to his biological mother, Emma Swan — but also to..

The Dharma Swan logo seen around the Swan Station and other items. (thanks Lauraine in the comments)

6) Wheel

A wheel (in the window), somewhat reminiscent of..

The infamous Frozen Donkey Wheel that moves the island.


7) Apollo

An Apollo candy bar, based on..

The Apollo bar found in the pantry of the Swan Station in the second season of LOST. The Apollo bar would recur many times throughout LOST.


8 ) MacCutcheon Whisky

Emma grabs a bottle of MacCutcheon Scotch Whiskey and pours some into two glasses for herself and Mary..

..MacCutcheon is a fictional brand of whiskey featured prominently throughout LOST. Moreover, it is most closely connected with the character Charles Widmore (who refused to share his bottle with Desmond Hume), played by Alan Dale who is introduced in this episode as Prince Charming’s father.


9) Eye Thematic

A close-up of Graham’s right eye as he wakes up from a dream/memory..

..a nod to the many LOST eye close-ups — a recurring motif throughout the show’s 6-year span.

10) Eye Color

The Huntsman’s wolf has one red eye and one black eye, somewhat reminiscent of..

John Locke’s black and white eyes in Claire’s dream from the season 1 episode “Raised By Another”. A bit of a reach, perhaps, but worth a mention as the wolf’s introduction also had dream-like qualities.

11) 108

Another 108 sighting appeared in this episode with the Evil Queen’s 108 heart boxes (9 across, 12 down) — in reference to..

..the infamous LOST numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42) when added together. (HT to Seriable readers David B. and Shawn for also spotting this egg).


12) MacCutcheon

MacCutcheon Scotch Whiskey makes a second appearance as Emma relieves some stress. As noted above, MacCutcheon is the fictional brand seen throughout LOST.

13) Dagger

Rumples kills Zoso using the mystical dagger, which is rather similar to..

..the ancient dagger which was used in attempts to kill Mother, Jacob and Man In Black. Zoso tricking Rumples into killing him with the mystical dagger also resembles MIB tricking  Benjamin Linus into killing Jacob (albeit with a different dagger from the one used in the other attacks).

Ep 9 “True North”

14) Apollo Bar

The infamous LOST Apollo Bar makes another appearance after Ava and Nicholas sneak the stolen candy bar into Henry’s bag. The Apollo Bar made its first OUAT appearance in Episode 5 — “That Still Small Voice”.

15) Holy Smoke

The Evil Queen provides another illustration of her ability to transform into black smoke — a similar ability displayed by LOST’s Man In Black (although the audience never actually got to see him transform to and from smoke).

16) 23

The mysterious stranger has the number 23 on his license plate, in reference to..

The number 23, which is one of the mystical LOST numbers. It’s also Jack Shepherd’s number in the mythology of the show. (HT to Seriable reader AK)

17) Thematic Flooring

This visual of Hansel and Gretel waking up to find themselves lying on the ground is…

..a thematic visual often seen throughout LOST.

18) Man In Black / Nameless

The mysterious stranger with no name (presently) happens to be dressed in black…

..a nod to LOST’s own nameless Man In Black?

Ep. 10 “7:15 AM”

19) Apollo Bar

The Apollo Bar made its third appearance in Once Upon A Time, when a depressed Mary picks up a king-size bar at the grocery store.

Ep. 11 “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree”

20) Numbers

Emma crashes into a sign bearing two of the infamous LOST numbers — 4 and 23.

Ep.12 Skin Deep

21 MacCutcheon

MacCutcheon Scotch Whiskey makes its third appearance in Once Upon A Time. A bottle can be seen at the bar.

Ep.13 What Happened To Frederick

22) Blue Cup

August Wayne Booth has a similar (if not the same) blue cup to the one Richard Alpert was often seen with in LOST. (HT: Seriable reader Ian)

Ep. 14 Dreamy

23) Number 42

In “Dreamy” Amy Acker’s character Astrid tells Leroy that she only managed to sell 42 candles last year — a nod to LOST’s fabled number 42.

Ep. 17 “Hat Trick”

24) 316

Jefferson resides at number 316. This is a clear nod to the sixth episode of LOST Season 5, “316.” In the episode, the Losties find their way back to the Island, which links, thematically, with Jefferson’s quest to get back to the land that was.

Ep. 20 “The Stranger”

25) Oceanic 815

Upon arriving in the land without magic, Pinocchio is startled by Oceanic flight 815 flying overhead — an obvious nod to LOST’s famous airliner.

26) Thematic Flooring II

Pinocchio is knocked unconscious and suffers LOST-esque flashbacks of his ‘past life’. He awakens in the familiar LOST body position (ala Hansel and Gretel further up).

EP.22 “A Land Without Magic”

27) Apollo Bar Goes Geronimo

Two LOST easter eggs come falling out of Henry’s bag — another Apollo bar and Geronimo Jackson reference (the album).

28) 8:15

The town clock ticks to 8:15 AM as magic arrives in Storybrooke — another nod to flight 815 which brought the Losties to the Island.

  • Henry gets off the train at Gate 4 in the pilot. The number 4 is, as we know, one of the LOST numbers. (HT Seriable reader Shane)
  • Regina looks up at the clock after time is unstuck, the clock shows 8:23. (HT Seriable reader Stacy).
  • The Evil Queen appears to have the ability to manifest into a cloud of smoke. LOST’s Man In Black also had this ability.
  • There is apparently a ‘ticky-ticky’ smoke monster sound after the trolls are turned into bugs. (HT Seriable reader Lara).
  • Emma drives a VW Beetle, as did John Locke. (HT Seriable reader Grant).
  • In Episode 2, there’s a painting of an island in Archie’s office that looks somewhat like the LOST island, and a sketch that resembles the ‘Black Rock’ that brought Richard Alpert to the Island. (HT Seriable readers Emma and Emily)
  • 1.05 “That Still Small Voice”: While stuck in the mine, the air shaft was marked “D2”. D is the 4th letter in the alphabet making it number 42. (HT Seriable reader Mac P).
  • The Blue Fairy tells Jiminy Cricket “What´s done is done” – a popular phrase uttered throughout LOST. (HT: Daniel)
  • Emma mentioned that she went to Tallahassee, which could be a nod to LOST episode “The Man From Tallahassee”. (HT Seriable reader Ben).
  • In “The Shepherd”, the King Midas tells his soldiers to “stuff the dragon and put in next to the Mapinguari.” This mythical beast was an inside joke the producers of LOST mentioned as part of the official ABC webmaze. (HT: Seriable reader Michelle).
  • In “The Price Of Gold,” Ruby’s Camaro is presumably a nod to the one belonging to Hurley’s dad. (HT Seriable reader Erich).
  • In “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,” Graham tells Mary that he knows her from “another life,” which has obvious LOST connotations. As does the general idea of characters ‘waking up’ and remembering their past (sideways) existence.
  • In “True North,” Emma tells Mary that Michael might have had a “little nudge”. Jacob said something similar in relation to Jack: “I guess it just needed a little push.”
  • In “True North,” Emma ponders whether she needs to “leg go” in looking for her parents. “Letting go” is a big theme throughout LOST, and one of the show’s defining messages.
  • In “True North,” it is revealed that the Blind Witch has a spell around her house preventing the Evil Queen from entering. This is similar to the barrier of ash that Jacob and The Others had around certain locations on the Island to keep the Smoke Monster/MIB out.
  • In “7:15 AM,” Red Riding Hood tells Snow White that there are “whispers..,” which seems like a wink and a nod to the Whispers that remained a mystery for much of LOST’s six season run.
  • Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree“: The genie wearily says “Here we go” before King Leopold unwittingly summons him. “Here we go” is a phrase also uttered by Juliet to Kate in LOST episode “Some Like It Hoth.”
  • Dreamy”: Leroy tells Mary Margaret, “My whole life people have made a point to tell me what I couldn’t do.” This is not too far removed from Locke’s famous: “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!” (HT: Seriable reader Matt)
  • Red-Handed“: August says he wants to get Emma to see the light, to believe in Henry’s book. He’s trying to give her a little push, you might say.
  • There are 15 photos photos of Kathryn’s car in the Sheriff’s office (HT: Seriable reader Sabrina).
  • August is the 8th month. (HT: Seriable reader KMP).
  • The Stranger“: Mr. Gold tells August: “fear not, a gentle nudge, I shall provide.” This is similar to Jacob’s: “I guess it just needed a little push.”
  • The Stranger“: August tells Emma to “take a leap of faith.” John Locke once told Jack that pushing the button was “a leap of faith”.
  • The Stranger“: August was in Phuket when Emma arrived in Storybrooke. Phuket has some significance to Jack’s backstory.

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  1. Heather says

    questionable link, but the Evil Queen turned into black smoke after the Prince threw a sword at her (reference to Smokey)

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    • says

      I decided to leave it off the list, but it’s a decent shout. Funnily enough, we never directly saw MIB transform into smokey — I guess this is what it would look like.

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  2. Iván says

    These people (writers-producers) are crazy with the Lost theme. They can just imagine a new series without remembering that; the same happen with Fringe and now with this.

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  3. Sara C. says

    I’m not sure what Claire yelled when having her baby, but I’m pretty sure it was similar to Snow White’s remark “this baby can’t come now.” my husband also thought he saw one of the station symbols on Granny’s inn key.

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  4. Marquis K says

    I know this is a miniscule detail, but Emma’s inn room number is “4”… of course from “the numbers” :)

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  5. Mickie says

    In the second episode, there is a wheel mounted on the side of a building as Emma and Henry walk down the street.

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  6. Lauraine says

    I thought it was just me seeing LOST eggs in the show until I googled and found this site. A couple more; Emma’s last name is Swan (as in the hatch) and the boys name is Henry (as in Henry Gale).

    Last nights episode (31st) clearly used the smoke monster from LOST. I found myself closely looking to see if there were images of churchs, people, etc. in it.
    Happy hunting.

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  7. Grant says

    how about the car as it a old VW Beatle same as John Locke’s in Walk about (ok John’s was red ) but still

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  8. Lauraine says

    I watched the third episode last night. Need to watch it again because isn’t interested in my jumping up and down when I find another reference. Anything I need to look closer at? The show is really good even without the LOST eggs (though they make it a lot more fun)

    Waiting for Mary Margaret to kiss John Doe was fun. My husband was disappointed that we didn’t see them kiss in the flashbacks. HEY FLASHBACKS – thats a LOST tool for sure. Smiles. Enjoy

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    • says

      It’s mentioned in the second paragraph. We decided to leave it out originally, although later episodes have made the reference a bit more tangible. We’ll run an update shortly.

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  9. Melissa says

    Love hidden clues and symbols so throughout the show I’ve been collecting numbers (among other interesting bits).

    But.. I was never a Lost fan. I collected them to figure out hidden meanings that tied the show (OUAT) in further – only to find out now, that they instead are eggs from another show (Lost).

    With that said, do these mean anything in relation to Lost? (Series of #’s that have yet to be mentioned above):

    • Emma’s Apt. # back home in Boston: 205
    • Emma’s License Plate: 836 M4X
    • Mary Margaret’s Credit Card:
    # ****** ***** *****0018 & # 0020733
    • Written on John Doe’s Hospital Bracelet: 67140404
    • The room which Emma stayed in at ‘Granny’s Bed and Breakfast’: 910

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    • LAGirl says

      Not to mention that Prince Charming is his alias (Sawyer) and his real name is James (and David is Jack and Juliet’s son)

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  10. says

    I watched this show for it’s originality by Lost writers/producers and just love it. Now, it’s even better looking for Lost Easter Eggs! Having all of our beloved (and some not so beloved) fairy tale characters come to life is fabulous!

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    • Robert says

      Probably just a coincidence, but worth noting… Belle loves books and ends up running the town library. Claire’s mom was a librarian.

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  11. Mac P says

    In the latest episode while stuck in the mine, the air shaft they went into was D2. D being the 4th letter in the alphabet making it 42. Or it could be a coincidence.

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  12. Ben says

    2 episodes ago, Emma mentionned that she went to Tallahassee as in “the man from Tallahassee”

    It’s more general but the the whole “he wants my baby” story. She wanted to give him up but changed her mind.
    I also liked the fact that “they can’t leave” and that Emma had to bring back Cinderella.

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  13. Emily says

    One of my favorite hidden LOST eggs has been in the second episode. When Emma goes to Dr.Hoppers office to talk to him about Henry you can clearly see a sketch of the Black Rock in the bottom left hand corner (sitting on the ground). You can later see a similar sketch in Mr. Hopphers office sitting on a bookshelf in later episodes!
    I started watching to find the eggs and fell in love with the story line! Can’t wait to see more 😉

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  14. Peanut says

    David Nolan in the fairy-tale world was originally a shepherd (& King David was a shepherd in the Bible). Assuming that these are shout-outs to Jack in “Lost.”

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  15. Steve K says

    I noticed the MacCutcheon whiskey bottle on once Once Upon A Time and of course I recognized Widmore. I thought I was nuts and did a quick google search and here I am. At least I am not crazy!

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  16. Cary says

    I have been watching the show from the start and noticed the 815 reference and the Apollo bar. In the latest episode …. when Emma said ‘you need a drink’, and got up to go get some alcohol …… I IMMEDIATELY told my wife, “I bet it will be McCutcheon Whiskey”. ha ha ha
    I like the show on it’s own, but it is fun to keep an ‘eye’ out for these references too.

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  17. David says

    So in LOST a key quote is “You always have a choice” which was quoted in this (dragon slayer) episode

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  18. Erik says

    In the December 11 episode “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” the Graham (who has a distinctive Scottish accent) told Mary Margaret that he thinks he knows her “from another life,” clearly referencing Desmond’s catch phrase “See you in another life, brother.”

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    • David says

      i was waiting for him to quote that the entire episode… also, in season 5 of LOST when Desmond keeps on having flashbacks of the island and wakes up in bed with Penny, the hunstman did so in this episode but woke up with the mayor. Both realized they were memories not dreams

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  19. Sven says

    EPISODE 1.06 “THE SHEPHERD” also references a “mapinguari,” which was a red herring rumor for the what the monster was in season 1 of Lost.

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  20. Nurit says

    Also the whole idea of telling two storylines in one episode reminds of LOST. the fairy tale world is both a flashsideway and a flashbacks.

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  21. Dani says

    In episode 7 When Mr. Gold tells Graham in the forest: “I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for”.

    These same words were said by Kate to Jack in episode 6×05 The lighthouse

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  22. Dani says

    In episode 7 Graham, after dreaming about his past life says: “It was not a dream, it was a memory”

    Desmond said the same thing at the beginning of Lost season 5, when he “dreams” of Faraday telling him he’s the only one who can help him.

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  23. Claire says

    In episode 5 there is a shot of 3 characters looking down the shaft and this seemed to mirror the shot of jack, kate and locke looking down into the hatch when the door was blasted off.

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  24. Abel says

    In episode 3 when Mary Margaret tells Emma and Henry that David grabbed her hand at the hospital, Henry says to them “We have to back.” Jack said the same thing to Kate in the third season finale.

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  25. jojolost says

    Additional Lost references (maybe):
    Episode 8: Desperate Souls
    Opening Shot of Rumple spinning gold – reminiscent of opening shot of Jacob with his tapestry
    Emma Swan says “what’s done is done” – reminiscent of Faraday saying “whatever happened happened”.
    Use of the word “candidate”.

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  26. David says

    Alond with the repeat of MacCutcheon whiskey, the “dark one” as the hobo when talking to Rumpelstiltskin quotes “Everyone has a choice” a running quote from lost

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  27. Michelle says

    I don’t watch “Once Upon a Time” myself, but a friend of mine, who is a fan of both OUT and Lost, wanted me to tell you- in the episode ‘The Shepherd’, the king tells them to ‘stuff the dragon and put in next to the Mapinguari’. This was a mythical beast which was an inside joke the producers of ‘Lost’ mentioned as part of the official ABC webmaze, on a site run by people associated with the ‘Lost’ creative team. Check out the Lostpedia entry for ‘mapinguari’. Also, the title ‘Shepherd’ itself is a reference to Christian Shepherd (biblical symbolism), Jack’s dad.

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      “I don’t watch “Once Upon a Time” myself, but a friend of mine, who is a fan of both OUT and Lost, wanted me to tell you- in the episode ‘The Shepherd’, the king tells them to ‘stuff the dragon and put in next to the Mapinguari’. This was a mythical beast which was an inside joke the producers of ‘Lost’ mentioned as part of the official ABC webmaze, on a site run by people associated with the ‘Lost’ creative team.”

      Thanks Michelle (and your friend) — nice catch! We’ll be sure to add to this our next update.

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  28. pm says

    at the end of “Desparate Souls”, Mr Gold walks out of the room, the camera closes in on Emma and then cuts to black, with a all too familiar (slightly off but still eeriely reminiscent) hollow thunk sound just like at the end of every lost episode. I just double checked to see if I was just dreaming it but sure enough it is there. Haven’t noticed it in any other episonde.

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  29. Stacy says

    did any one notice the writing on Emma’s apartment door in the pilot ? There are numbers all over it with old style writing and things like 2.6 Cast a Spell. It’s all over the door when Henry first comes to her apartment. It is such a brief flash of the door when she opens it. I missed it during the pilot, but noticed it on the repeat. I was like, WTF, and I froze it and re-wound. I can’t really read it, and don’t know if there are any Lost references, but it is WEIRD to say the least. Any one else catch it ? Any insights ?

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    • Sami H says

      producers stated it was a left over prop from something eles and they thought it was cool. Disappointing I know

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    • Sally says

      Emma’s door is decorated with a thesaurus entry of words related to “entrance”. As a noun, it could mean foyer, ingress, way, door. As a verb, captivate, cast a spell, beguile.

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  30. bundle says

    from “the heart it is lonely hunter”: graham’s line upon awaking with regina
    “It didn’t feel like a dream. It felt like a memory” (Desmond, season 5)

    from “desperate hearts”
    emma: “what’s done is done” lost seasons 5 & 6, etc.

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  31. Cassandra says

    When the mayor goes to see Mr. Gold in his shop, there’s a scale on the counter between them. (Episode #8)

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  32. Mel says

    Emma is the name of the little girl who crashed on the island with her brother, and the others took them within the first 3 days, maybe its her! (she has blonde hair:))

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  33. michelle says

    I noticed a few. There was an angram ( very Lost-ish) in the hangman game Snow and Charming were playing. The letters crossed out were afhlorsu- could spell out ‘half ours’-referring to either Henry or David or both. Rumplestiltskin’s son’s name is Baelfire-he called him Bae for short. That’s the name of the doctor who delivered Sun and Jin’s baby. Rumplestiltskin pulled a ‘long con’ on Emma.

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  34. Smiley says

    In episode “Heart is a Lonely Hunter” during the scene with Henry and Graham in Henry’s room, when Graham leaves they show a yellow airplane hanging from his ceiling that looks identical to the one that ultimately killed Boone.

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  35. David says

    Did anyone make the connection in this last hanzel and gretle episode with the compass? their dad gave them a compass similar to the one richard gave john locke in season 5 of lost

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  36. kathycarenza says

    The January 22 issue had the Apollo Bar once again (when Snow crashes with the “wife” in the store. Notice the book Snow is reading in the diner? The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.

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  37. Emily says

    So maybe I’m just a ridiculous LOST obsessee and I see things in places that aren’t really there. But did anyone notice when Davis ordered his coffee she gave him two cups and said “one with cream and sugar and one black”……. Jacob and the man in blacks white and black stones perhaps?? 😉 or perhaps I’m loosing my mind… either way I’m happy haha

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  38. saba says

    there’s a painting of the ocean in David’s house that looks somewhat like the the island vanish in final episode season 4

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  39. April says

    The donkey wheel is displayed in front of a store in the background while the mayor tells Emma to find out who the man in black is.

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  40. says

    That scene where David saves Mary Margaret from falling down a cliff? Same camera angles and script from where John Locke saves Jack in episode 1×5 of LOST, “White Rabbit”.

    See my screenshots at jwpratt.tumblr.com (feel free to use them, just give me some cred.)

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  41. Laura says

    Fun fact from last night’s episode: Listen to the voice of the meteorologist — it’s Damon Lindelof!

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  42. David says

    Cabin in the woods in the “7:15” episode… a lot like Jacob’s cabin if you ask me…

    and Mary Margaret was readin “the mysterious island” by Jules Verne :-)

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  43. Jules says

    Grumpy realizes he’s got to go back to free Snow White with the classic Sawyer-like “Son of a ….” And Snow looking through the bars at him reminiscent of Kate and Sawyer when they are caged in the Other’s camp.

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    • David says

      thought the same thing… and i guess you could go through a long shot and say that Stealthy was like Alex in helping them escape… plus alex and stealthy both die… but that’s a big long shot

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  44. Anna says

    The name Henry – could be a reference to Henry Gale?

    The picture that Emma holds up at the town meeting looks like it could be a blue print of the ‘Hatch’.

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  45. Aprille says

    Snow white held in the cage holds a lot of similarities to Kate and Sawyers cages (especially the shots of the padlocks)

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  46. David says

    Also… the blue prints look a lot like the invisible map that the dharma guys were drawing on the blast door in the hatch… the one with the question mark and all the dharma stations…

    speaking of the hatch… did anyone see the third episode of J.J. Abrams “Alcatraz”? The prisoner keeps the kid inside a bomb shelter and the door is the exact same style as the swan station’s hatch door sans the “quarantine” writing…

    i know it’s off topic, but i thought it was worth mentioning

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  47. Emily says

    In the episode where the town in deciding who to be sheriff, Dr. Hopper is announcing who will be running candidates. He says Sydney Glass and Lemme Swan. Ha ‘Glass Swan’ sounds like something a decorator would make you buy” an obvious illusion to the two dharma stations on the island- The Swan and The Looking Glass. Loved this one!

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  48. Parvati says

    In the ‘Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree’ episode, the conversation between Emma and Henry through the walkie talkie to say goodbye (for the moment) remember so much to the Desmond and Penny’s phone call in 4×05 ‘The Constant’…

    Sorry for my horrible english… (I’m from Spain) I hope you guys could undertand my point…

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  49. Kate says

    Regina, the mayor is also a character from lost. She plays a minor role in lost as one of the two people who were found Desmond in the underwater Dharma station (the episode in which Charlie writes “not Penny’s boat” on his hand before he dies).

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  50. Asha says

    The two Michaels. In both shows there is a Michael that had his kid (Walt) or kids (“Hansel” and “Gretel”) taken from him. The child(ren) are returned much later (after the mom has died) and Michael is conflicted by is lack of knowledge in being a father.

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    • David says

      I also love how Charles tells Desmond that his wages could not even afford one “gulp” of the scotch, but Mary-Margaret has a half full bottle just laying around…

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  51. Sabrina says

    “Leap of Faith” is repeated over and over in this episode, which is a key theme in lost as well during the battle of ideas between Jack and Locke..

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  52. Lucy says

    This might be a bit of a stretch…but Dreamy calling all the females he meets “sister” reminded me of Desmond calling every male “brother”.

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  53. Matt says

    In the episode, “Dreamy,” Leroy tells Mary Margaret, “My whole life people have made a point to tell me what I couldn’t do.” This is similar to Locke’s catchphrase (of sorts) “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

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  54. says

    August W Booth is all LOST numbers: August is the 8th month of the year, W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet, and Booth killed Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

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  55. Maddie says

    Some of these are pretty good, but there are some others that I’m thinking, “Okay, now that’s a little bit of a stretch.”

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  56. Laci says

    Dreamy/Grumpy is always calling all the girls SISTER…. made me think od desmond calling all the guys BROTHER :) love these, its fun… I will be keeping my eye out from now on!

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  57. Rex says

    I’m shocked that no one’s posted how Charles Widmore himself (actor Alan Dale) is King George and attorney Albert Spencer in the following episodes:
    The Shepherd (2011) … King George
    The Stable Boy (2012) … Albert Spencer
    What Happened to Frederick (2012) … King George
    7:15 A.M. (2012) … King George

    and the upcoming May 6 – Apple Red as Blood (2012) … King George/Albert Spencer

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  58. Tina says

    In “The Return” August’s motorcycle license plate reads 23 (obviously) and then the number 15 is on a sign to the right as he drives away.

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  59. Sam says

    Tonight’s episode (April 29th, 2012) Pinocchio watches a plane fly overhead for the first time. It’s an Oceanic flight!

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  60. Arjay says

    In ‘The Stranger’, August says he was halfway around the world on an island when he began to feel painin his leg at 8:15, the same time Emma decided to stay in Storybrooke.

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  61. Lennyg says

    Not LOST but an Easter egg was Henry’s Tron lunch box in last night’s ep. Nod to (themselves) Adam Horowitz & Eddie Kitsis who wrote Tron Legacy but there is (stretch) connection to LOST. Tron, LOST and OUAT are all connected to Disney.

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    • Sam says

      Yeah, it’s a bit mixed from Disney like in Kingdom Hearts
      Archies/Jimminy Crickets dog is Pongo from 101 Dalmatians.

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  62. doodle says

    In “The Stranger” there were references to Fouquet and not being able to fix things (both important character blocks of Jack.)

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  63. Dave Thompson says

    I’m sure there are also Fringe easter eggs in there…

    Hansel & Gretel = Young Peter & Olivia that was a nice touch!

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  64. Faith says

    During the final fairytale scene in “The Return” when Rumplestiltskin kept shouting at the Blue Fairy, “You took my son and I will get him back!” I kept thinking of Michael shouting at basically everyone (for like two seasons) “They took my son! They took my boy! Waaaaaalt!!!!!!” In fact, I accidentally referred to Baelfire as Walt in conversation the other day.

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  65. Rex says

    I noticed up top that the reference to Phuket in “The Stranger” was signifigant to Jack’s story, specificaly in the LOST episode “Stranger in a Strange Land” This is the Thai Island where Jack gets his tattoos

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  66. Drew says

    Graham’s wolf in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” is too similar to not be a reference to Kate’s horse in “What Kate Did”.

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  67. Andie says

    I live in the city where Once is filmed, the wheel in the window of the bakery has been there for a few years before the show started.

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  68. Rex says

    In the beginning of “A Land Without Magic” When Emma is at the hospital and empties out her bag, an Apollo bar can be seen next to Henry’s book

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  69. Scott says

    lost reference to the well in “A land without magic”? “the waters that run below are said to have the power to return that which one has lost”. Desmond pulling the plug in lost in the “heart of the island’ to reset everything seemed like a bit of a reference to me

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  70. Faith says

    When Regina and Emma were at the old elevator in the library, did anyone else think of John Locke and Ben Linus at the old elevator in The Orchid station?

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  71. Faith says

    Both these shows really have a thing for magical wells. Remember when Locke went down that magic well to get off the island in Season 5?

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  72. Celina says

    I don’t know if this was said, but in “The Price of Gold” Ashley aka Cinderella named her daughter Alexandra. I was thinking it referred to Danielle’s daughter’s name, which was also Alexandra.

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  73. misty says

    In “Desperate Souls”, seemed to me that Mr. Gold pulled a ‘Long Con’ on Emma with the way he ‘helped’ her win the election. In “The Return”, Gold says to August, ” You better start answering some questions, Sunshine!” Nods to Sawyer.

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  74. Rebecca says

    I can’t remember what episode it was, where Graham starts to realize his past life. But he wakes up and says to Regina “It wasn’t a dream. It was a memory.” Very similar to what Desmond said to Penny when Farraday knocks on the hatch door when they were going through the flashes in time.

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  75. Tiffany says

    I’m watching Lost for the first time (on Season 2) and rewatching Once Upon a Time with my boyfriend–they mention in both shows that they “wanted to give him/the baby its best chance.”


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  76. Samantha says

    Another one I just noticed the other day is that in the LOST episode “The Moth” Locke tells Charlie: “I know who you are, and I know what you’re looking for” and in the OUAT episode “The Return” Gold tells August the same thing.

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  77. Pete C. says

    Just started watching. I found a couple eggs not mentioned here. In “Hat Trick”, Emma is told she’s special, like Walt, Locke & Desmond. Also, there were originally 8 dwarfs.

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  78. Steve Simmons says

    Wow some of those are a stretch. I think there was a scene where someone was wearing pants. I think someone wore pants in LOST too.

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  79. Fagan Floop says

    In episode 21, August’s apartment number is 2 and the dragon that Emma slays makes those clicky-clacky noises like Smokey.

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  80. Daniel says

    In Episode 5 Season 1, the fairy tell´s jiminy chricket “What´s done is done” just like…

    “So, what’s done is done?” – Jack to Locke (“Lockdown”)
    “What is done is done.” – Yemi to Eko (“?”)
    Sawyer to Juliet (“The Little Prince”)
    Uncle Doug to Sawyer (“The Incident, Part 1”)
    Sawyer to Jack (“The Incident, Part 2”)
    Widmore to Zoe (“The Package”)

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  81. ChristinaB says

    -The episode doesn’t show Tallahassee at all. It takes place in Portland, OR. It’s titled Tallahassee because that’s where Emma and Neal want to go to settle down.

    -Neal Cassady (not Neil) is named for a real person. Neal Cassady was Jack Kerouac’s inspiration for his book On The Road.
    The real Neal has many parallels to Emma in this episode.

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    • LAGirl says

      That episode had mentioned numerous LOST places in it, including Vancouver where DeGroot from the Dharma Initiative lived and there was someplace tied to Locke, too, in addition to Tallahassee and Portland (as in “Not in Portland”).

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  82. Ruby says

    David to King George (Widmore): “Yeah, it must be hard for you, you know, watching good win.”
    Goodwin was one of the others in Lost.

    Snow to Red: “Let’s meet up in the morning by the stream, and then we’ll find a safe place for both of us. Maybe a nice cabin in the woods.”
    Ben took Locke to a nice little cabin in the woods, when he wanted to see Jacob.

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    • LAGirl says

      And Sawyer said during the flaming arrows, “meet at the creek”. Also Horace built a cabin for “him and the Mrs. to settle down” (but that was his wife before Amy).

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  83. Noru says

    The Lost episode where Sun had her baby was on last night. I hadn’t noticed her doctor’s name before – Dr. Bae.

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  84. sbg says

    “Tiny” Episode 2.13

    Obviously the guest appearance of Jorge Garcia as Tiny, the giant.

    More importantly: On the plane (Ajira Airlines!!), the flight number is 56 (could be (1)5, (1)6)) and the travel time is 42 minutes… Foreshadowing of another fateful flight?

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  85. Pete317 says

    More from “Tiny” Episode 2.13:
    – Belle is in the hopsital watching TV. The show- “Expose”.
    – Ruby gives Belle a book- Jules Verne’s “Mysterious Island”

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  86. Sam says

    Season 2 Episode 13
    While Belle is watching TV she is watching a Show called “Exposé” which refers to the Lost Season 3 Episode 14 “Exposé”.
    And at the end the airline in which Mr Gold, Henry and Emma are flying with is also called Ajira Airways like the airline in season 5 from Lost.

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  87. Chris says

    when regina is given the looking glass, it could also be areference that lana played a worker on the looking glass station on lost!

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  88. LAGirl says

    In episode 2×15 Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey plays Johanna, which is the name of the woman that drowned early in LOST.

    One of the giants who was not Hurley had a LOST name.

    Where is the rest of this from Roco???? I have obviously come late to this party!!!!

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  89. says

    In Second Star to the Right, when Regina tells Owen that she killed his father and buried him where their campsite was, was an obvious nod to LOST as well.

    That whole scene was a reference to LOST actually. Where Henry Gale (who was actually Ben in a different name) says that he buried his ‘wife’ underneath a parachute. BUT, when they discover the parachute and the bones underneath, it is NOT the wife (because she was made up by Henry/Ben), but was that of another person instead.

    Oh, and in the same episode where Emma was holding Neal’s hand as he is about to fall into the portal (where they proclaim their love for each other as well) was another nod to to LOST with Sawyer and Juliet (when she fell down well).

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  90. hesham says

    In Second Star to the Right, the clock 8:15 , as In Lost , Predictable and also !!!!!!! As In The animation Movie Of Peter Man During The you Can Fly song !!! =)

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  91. Brinna says

    Also in Season 2 Episode 6 “Tallahassee”:

    Jorge Garcia plays the giant, ruler of a secluded land that has been enchanted so that no others can come into it. His character on LOST, Hurley Reyes, ended up taking Jacob’s place as protector of the island, also a secluded land that is being protected from people just happening upon it. I’m not sure it’s supposed to be a direct image of Hurley and the island, but I found it interesting anyway.

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  92. Shay says

    Also, the cup that Belle chipped appears in a scene with the whiskey in LOST. how awesome would it be if one of the realms they can travel to in OUAT turned out to be… the island!

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  93. Emily says

    In Episode 13 of Season 2, “Tiny”, Belle is sitting in the hospital waiting room watching TV when Ruby walks in. You can hear the announcer on the TV say, “And now, back to Expose” referencing the show and episode “Expose” in LOST that Nikki was a cast member of.

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  94. Mark says

    I didn’t read through all the comments, so this might have already been said, but in episode 18 of season 2, mary margaret is listening to music while shooting arrows in the forest. Her music is blasting. This is similar to when Hurley was walking down the beach listening to music and it was really loud.

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  95. Savannah says

    I just finished watching the bonus features on season 2 of OUAT… They have a “morning news show” that broadcasts the winning lotto numbers. 4 8 15 16 23 42. Then at the bottom, it says “There’s a TINY chance you won”. And of course, Hurley is Tiny. That’s what really convinced me the two shows were really connected. Then I found this site. Although, some of the connections are really just a stretch too far.

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  96. VictoriaA. says

    In Season 4 Episode 11, Ingrid mentions 15 twice within a flashback. In Lost, 15 is Sawyer’s number. And Ingrid is played by the same person as Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell).

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  97. says

    Emma being arrested in her flashback in “Tallahassee” and the cop telling her that Neal, the one person she loved and trusted completely, gave her up is very similar to the bounty hunter telling Kate that her mom gave her up (in the scene where she’s trying to buy a ticket to Tallahassee).

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