Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Spoiler Photos: Season 3, Episode 17 — “The Jolly Roger”

Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) is on a mission in Season 3, Episode 17 (“The Jolly Roger”) of Once Upon a Time. Our favorite swashbuckling pirate is on the search for his famous ship during everyone else’s forgotten year, and Ariel (Joanna Garcia Swisher) is by his side to help him.

Who’s to blame for stealing Hook’s ship? That’s none other than Blackbeard, the baddest dude on the seven seas. In the promo shots for this week’s episode, we see Hook threatening Ariel with a knife to the throat, Ariel returning the favor, and Blackbeard emerge behind Hook all creepy like.

Want more info? Check out the synopsis of this episode:

“Ariel returns to Storybrooke and pleads with Hook to help her find Prince Eric, who never returned to the town when the new curse was invoked. Emma agrees to let Regina teach her how to use magic so that she can help defeat Zelena, and Mary Margaret and David try to prove that they can be just as much fun as Hook is with Henry — who thinks they are boring. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land during the past year, an angry Ariel confronts Hook over her missing Prince Eric, who she assumes was kidnapped and possibly killed by the swarthy pirate. But when Hook confesses that the Jolly Roger has been stolen and Eric is most likely the thief’s prisoner, Ariel unknowingly provides him with a clue as to who the culprit is, and Hook — with Ariel in tow — goes off in search of his ship.”

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Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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