|Season 5, Episode 11|
|Air date||December 6th, 2015|
|Written by|| Edward Kitsis |
|Directed by||Gwyneth Horder-Payton|
Souls of the Departed
Swan Song is the eleventh episode of Season 5. It aired on December 6th, 2015 and is the mid-season finale of the fifth season.
The dark siege of Storybrooke is underway as all of the resurrected Dark Ones target a living soul for sacrifice so that they can return to the realm of the living. With doom imminent, Gold advises Mary Margaret, David and the rest of the heroes to spend their last fleeting moments enjoying the company of their loved ones. Emma, however, refuses to give up, knowing that she is responsible for righting all the poor choices she made as Dark One - there's only one problem, Dark Hook. When they face-off with the fate of Storybrooke at stake, Hook's actions will devastate Emma in a way no one saw coming. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, the Evil Queen tests Hook's mettle by forcing him to confront a demon from his past before contracting him to dispatch one from hers.
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard
- Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
- Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills
- Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan
- Emilie de Ravin as Belle Gold
- Colin O'Donoghue as Killian Jones/Captain Hook
- Rebecca Mader as Zelena
- Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
- Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold