Character: Astrid, Nova
Created by: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
Directed by: David Solomon
Written by: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
Cast Members: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Lee Arenberg, Emilie de Ravin
Released date: March 4, 2012
Episode(s) Number: 1x14
Episode(s) Title: Dreamy
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town’s Miner’s Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid, that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious disappearance of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy Nova.
“We kept circling back to the idea of fairytales. The very first stories that you hear when you’re a kid. They’re full of magic and heroics and fear and joy. But we also found fairytales are full of all these unanswered questions. Like why is Grumpy grumpy? Why is Geppetto so lonely that he’d actually carve a little boy out of wood? And did the Evil Queen really try to kill Snow White simply because of vanity? With Once Upon A Time, we set out to explore those questions and not re-tell these stories but attempt to dig beneath what we all know and try to discover something new.”
– Adam Horowitz, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
• Jane Espenson has written several episodes & is listed as a consulting producer; has also written for Whedonverse shows such as BtVS and Dollhouse.
• The episode was directed by David Solomon, known for producing & directing BtVS and Dollhouse.
• The show has recently been renewed for a 6th season. 
• Season 1 is available to buy on Region 1 & Region 2 DVD.