Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ritual for boys. Bat Mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ritual for girls; the plural is B'nai Mitzvah for boys, B'not Mitzvah for girls. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah. A girl becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 according to Orthodox and Conservative Jews, at the age of 13 according to Reform Jews. Prior to reaching bar mitzvah age, the child's parents hold the responsibility for the child's actions. After this age, the boys and girls bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law and ethics, are able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life. Traditionally, the father of the bar mitzvah gives thanks to God that he is no longer punished for the child's sins. In addition to being considered accountable for their actions from a religious perspective, a thirteen-year-old male may be counted towards a prayer quorum and may lead prayer and other religious services in the family and the community.
Bar mitzvah is mentioned in the Talmud. In some classic sources the age of 13 appears for instance as the age from which males must fast on the Day of Atonement, while females fast from the age of 12; the age of b'nai mitzvah coincides with physical puberty. The bar or bat mitzvah ceremony is held on the first Shabbat after a boy's thirteenth and a girl's twelfth birthday. Bar is a Jewish Babylonian Aramaic word meaning "son", while bat means "daughter" in Hebrew, mitzvah means "commandment" or "law", thus bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah translate to "son of commandment" and "daughter of commandment". However, in rabbinical usage, the word bar means "under the category of" or "subject to". Bar mitzvah therefore translates to "an, subject to the law". Although the term is used to refer to the ritual itself, in fact the phrase refers to the person; the modern method of celebrating becoming a bar mitzvah did not exist in the time of the Hebrew Bible, Mishnah or Talmud. Early rabbinic sources specify 13 as the age.
However, the celebration of this occasion is not mentioned until the Middle Ages. The Bible does not explicitly specify the age thirteen. Passages in the books of Exodus and Numbers note the age of majority for army service as twenty. Machzor Vitri notes that Genesis 34:25 refers to Levi as a "man", when a calculation from other verses suggests that Levi was aged thirteen at the time; the age of thirteen is mentioned in the Mishnah as the time one is obligated to observe the Torah's commandments: "At five years old one should study the Scriptures, at ten years for the Mishnah, at 13 for the commandments..."Elsewhere, the Mishna lists the ages at which a vow is considered automatically valid. Other sources list thirteen as the age of majority with respect to following the commandments of the Torah, including: "Why is the evil inclination personified as the great king? Because it is thirteen years older than the good inclination." That is to say, one's good inclination begins to act upon reaching the age of majority.
According to Pirke Rabbi Eli'ezer 26, Abraham rejected the idolatry of his father and became a worshiper of God when he was thirteen years old. The term "bar mitzvah" appears first in the Talmud, meaning "one, subject to the law", though it does not refer to age; the term "bar mitzvah", in reference to age, cannot be traced earlier than the 14th century, the older rabbinical term being "gadol" or "bar'onshin". Many sources indicate; some late midrashic sources, some medieval sources, refer to a synagogue ceremony performed upon the boy's reaching age thirteen: Simon Tzemach Duran quotes a Midrash interpreting the Hebrew word zo in Isaiah 43:21 as referring by its numerical value to those that have reached the age of 13. This seems to imply that, at the time of the composition of the Midrash the bar mitzvah publicly pronounced a benediction on the occasion of his entrance upon maturity; the Midrash Hashkem: "The heathen when he begets a son consecrates him to idolatrous practises. Masseket Soferim makes matters more explicit: "In Jerusalem they are accustomed to initiate their children to fast on the Day of Atonement, a year or two before their maturity.
Whosoever is of superiority in the town is expected to pray for him as he bows down to him to receive his blessing." Genesis Rabbah, commenting upon Genesis 25:27, says: "Up to thirteen years Esau and Jacob went together to the primary school and back home.
Walk the Line
Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical drama romance film directed by James Mangold. The screenplay, written by Mangold and Gill Dennis, is based on two autobiographies authored by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash—Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and Cash: The Autobiography; the film follows Cash's early life, his romance with June Carter, his ascent to the country music scene. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Cash, Reese Witherspoon as Carter, Ginnifer Goodwin as Cash’s first wife Vivian Liberto, Robert Patrick as Cash's father. Walk the Line previewed at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2005, went into wide release on November 18; the film was nominated for five Oscars at the 78th Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design. The film grossed more than $186 million worldwide. In 1968, as an audience of inmates at Folsom State Prison cheer for Johnny Cash's band, he waits backstage near a table saw, reminding him of his early life. In 1944, Johnny known as J.
R. is raised on a cotton farm in Dyess, Arkansas with his brother Jack, father Ray, mother Carrie. J. R. is known for his singing of hymns. While Jack is sawing wood for a neighbor with a table saw, J. R. goes fishing until he is reprimanded by his father for wandering off. Both J. R. and Ray return home to see Jack dying after being injured by the saw in an accident. In 1950, J. R. enlists in the Air Force as Johnny Cash, is stationed in West Germany. He purchases a guitar, in 1952, finds solace in writing songs, one of which he develops as "Folsom Prison Blues". After his discharge, Cash marries his girlfriend, Vivian Liberto; the couple moves to Memphis, where Cash works as a door-to-door salesman to support his growing family. He walks past a recording studio. Cash's band auditions for the owner of Sun Records. After they play "Folsom Prison Blues", the band receives a contract, launch to stardom at the beginning of the rock and roll era; the band begins touring as the Tennessee Two. On tour, Johnny meets June Carter.
Cash begins spending more time with June, who divorces Carl Smith. After his attempt to woo June fails, Cash starts abusing drugs and alcohol. After his behavior reaches a bottom during a performance with June, they separate. Over Vivian's objections, Johnny persuades June to come out of semi-retirement, tour with him; the tour is a success. After one performance in Las Vegas and June sleep together; the next morning, she notices Johnny taking pills, doubts her choices. At that evening's concert, upset by June's apparent rejection, behaves erratically, passes out on stage. June disposes of Johnny's drugs, begins to write "Ring of Fire", describing her feelings for him and her pain at watching him descend into addiction. Returning to California, Cash travels to Mexico to purchase more drugs, is arrested. Cash's marriage to Vivian implodes. Trying to reconcile with June, Johnny purchases a large house near a lake in Hendersonville, his parents and the extended Carter family arrive for Thanksgiving, at which time Ray dismisses his son's achievements and behavior.
After the meal, June's mother encourages her daughter to help Cash. He goes into detox and wakes with June. Though not married, the two begin spending most of their time with each other. Cash discovers, he proposes to Columbia Records. Despite Columbia's doubts, Cash says that he will perform, his label can use the tapes if they wish. At the Folsom Prison concert, Cash says that he has been sympathetic to prisoners, explaining that his arrest for drug possession helped him to relate to them. With this success, Cash embarks on a tour with his band. On the bus, he stops to talk with June and proposes to her. At the next concert, June says. Cash performs "Ring of Fire" on stage. After the song, Cash invites June to a duet and stops in the middle, saying he cannot sing "Jackson" any more unless June agrees to marry him. June accepts and they share a passionate embrace on stage; the film has its origins in a 1993 episode of Medicine Woman. That year, Cash was a guest star on the show, where he and June Carter became friends with Jane Seymour, the star of the show, Seymour's husband James Keach, directing the episode.
By the mid-1990s, Cash had asked Keach to make a film of his life. In 1997, the interviews had been the basis of a screenplay written by Gill Dennis, with input from Keach. Mangold and his wife, producer Cathy Konrad, developed the script for Sony, by 2001, they had a script they thought they could pitch to a studio. Sony and others turned it down; the film was in part based on two autobiographies, both of which were optioned: Man in Black and Cash: The Autobiography, though the film "burrows deep into painful territory that Mr. Cash explored."Phoenix met Cash months before hearing about the film. When Phoenix read the script, he fel
Once Upon a Time (TV series)
Once Upon a Time is an American fantasy drama television series on ABC which debuted on October 23, 2011, concluded on May 18, 2018. The first six seasons are set in the fictitious seaside town of Storybrooke, with the characters of Emma Swan and Regina Mills serving as the leads, while the seventh and final season takes place in Seattle, Washington, in the fictitious neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, with a new main narrative led by Mills, Swan and Mills' son, Henry Mills; the show borrows elements and characters from the Disney universe and popular Western literature and fairy tales. Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. A spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes which followed the titular character from Alice in Wonderland, premiered on October 10, 2013 and concluded on April 3, 2014. For the first six seasons, the series took place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the real world town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina who used a powerful curse obtained from Rumplestiltskin.
The residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. The town's only hope lies with a bail-bonds person named Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, transported from the Enchanted Forest to the real world via a magic tree as an infant before she could be cursed; as such, she is the only person who can restore the characters' lost memories. She is aided by her son, with whom she was reunited after giving him up for adoption upon his birth, his Once Upon a Time book of fairy tales that holds the key to breaking the curse. Henry is the adopted son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women. In the seventh season reboot, an adult Henry Mills, along with Regina, Wish Realm Captain Hook and Rumplestiltskin, are found years in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights, where characters from a different realm were brought under a new curse. Hoping to restore her family's memories, Lucy must convince her parents and Cinderella, of the true nature of Hyperion Heights, in the midst of emerging dangers involving Lady Tremaine, Mother Gothel and Dr. Facilier.
Episodes have one segment that details the characters' past lives that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the characters and their connection to the events that preceded the curse and its consequences. The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but offers similar insights; the first season premiered on October 23, 2011. The Evil Queen interrupts the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to announce that she will cast a curse on everyone that will leave her with the only happy ending; as a result, the majority of the characters are transported to the town of Storybrooke, where most of them have been stripped of their original memories and identities as fairy tale characters. On her 28th birthday, Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is brought to Storybrooke by her biological son Henry Mills in the hopes of breaking the curse cast by his adoptive mother, the Evil Queen Regina; the second season premiered on September 30, 2012.
Despite Emma having broken the curse, the characters are not returned to the fairy tale world, must deal with their own dual identities. With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr. Gold, the fates of the two worlds become intertwined, new threats emerge in the form of Captain Hook, Regina's mother Cora known as the Queen of Hearts, sinister operatives from the real world with an agenda to destroy magic; the third season premiered on September 29, 2013. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2013, the half from March to May 2014. In the first volume, the main characters travel to Neverland to rescue Henry, kidnapped by Peter Pan as part of a plan to obtain the "Heart of the Truest Believer" from him, their increasing power struggle with Pan continues in Storybrooke, which results in the complete reversal of the original curse. All the characters are returned to their original worlds, leaving Emma and Henry to escape to New York City.
In the second volume, the characters are mysteriously brought back to a recreated Storybrooke with their memories of the previous year removed, the envious Wicked Witch of the West from the Land of Oz appears with a plan to change the past. Once again, Emma is needed to save her family; the fourth season premiered on September 28, 2014. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2014, the half from March to May 2015. A new storyline incorporating elements from Frozen was revealed when the time travel events of the previous season lead to the accidental arrival of Elsa from the Enchanted Forest of the past to present-day Storybrooke; as she searches for her sister Anna with the aid of the main characters, they encounter the Snow Queen. Meanwhile, Regina seeks the Author of Henry's Once Upon a Time book so that she can have her happy ending. However, Mr. Gold, with the help of Cruella De
Law & Order
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf, launching the Law & Order franchise. Airing its entire run on NBC, Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990 and completed its twentieth and final season on May 24, 2010. Set and filmed in New York City, the series follows a two-part approach: the first half-hour is the investigation of a crime and apprehension of a suspect by New York City Police Department detectives. Plots are based on real cases that made headlines, although the motivation for the crime and the perpetrator may be different; the show has had a revolving cast over the years. Among the longest-running main cast members were Steven Hill as District Attorney Adam Schiff, Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe, S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green. Law & Order's twenty seasons tie with Gunsmoke and spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the longest-running live-action scripted American primetime series.
The success of the series has led to the creation of additional shows, making Law & Order a franchise, with a television film, several video games, international adaptations of the series. It has won and has been nominated for numerous awards over the years, including a number of Emmy Awards. On May 14, 2010, NBC announced that it had canceled Law & Order and would air its final episode on May 24, 2010. Following the show's cancellation, Wolf attempted to find a new home for the series; those attempts failed, in July 2010, Wolf declared that the series had now "moved to the history books". In 1988, Dick Wolf developed a concept for a new television series that would depict a optimistic picture of the American criminal justice system, he toyed with the idea of calling it Night & Day but hit upon the title Law & Order. The first half of each episode would follow two detectives and their commanding officer as they investigate a violent crime; the second half of the episode would follow the District Attorney's Office and the courts as two prosecutors, with advice from the District Attorney himself, attempt to convict the accused.
Through this, Law & Order would be able to investigate some of the larger issues of the day by focusing on stories that were based on real cases making headlines. Wolf took the idea to then-president of Universal Television Kerry McCluggage, who pointed out the similarity to a 1963 series titled Arrest and Trial, which lasted one season; the two watched the pilot of that series, in which a police officer arrested a man for armed robbery in the first half, the defense attorney, played by Chuck Connors gets the perpetrator off as the wrong guy in the second half. Wolf decided that, while his detectives would also be fallible, he wanted a fresh approach to the genre, to go from police procedural to prosecution with a greater degree of realism. In addition, the prosecution would be a reversal of the usual formula in lawyer dramas. Fox ordered thirteen episodes based on the concept alone, with no pilot. Then-network head Barry Diller reversed the decision. Although he loved the idea, he didn't believe it was a "Fox show".
Wolf went to CBS, which ordered a pilot, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman", written by Wolf about corrupt city officials involved with the mob. The network did not order it because there were no breakout stars. In the summer of 1989, NBC's top executives, Brandon Tartikoff and Warren Littlefield, screened the pilot and liked it. However, by 1990, NBC executives had enough confidence that the innovative show could appeal to a wide audience that they ordered the series for a full season; the series is known for its extensive use of local color. In seasons, New York City mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, attorney William Kunstler and Bronx Congressman José Serrano all appeared on the show as themselves. Local personalities had recurring cameos as fictional characters, such as Donna Hanover and Fran Lebowitz as judges. On September 14, 2004, in New York City, a road leading to Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers was renamed "Law & Order Way" in tribute to the series; the music for Law & Order was composed by veteran composer Mike Post, was deliberately designed to be minimal to match the abbreviated style of the series.
Post wrote the theme song using electric piano and clarinet. In addition, scene changes were accompanied by a tone generated by Post, he refers to the tone as "The Clang", while Entertainment Weekly critic Ken Tucker has referred to the sound as the "ominous chung CHUNG", actor Dann Florek as the "doink doink", Richard Belzer as "the Dick Wolf Cash Register Sound". The tone moves the viewer from scene to scene, jumping forward in time with all the importance and immediacy of a judge's gavel –, what Post was aiming for when he created it. While reminiscent of a jail door slamming, it is an amalgamation of "six or seven" sounds, including the sound made by five hundred Japanese men walking across a hardwood floor; the sound has become so associated with the Law & Order brand that it was carried over to other series of the franchise. The UK-aired Channel Five versions of
Birds of America (film)
Birds of America is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Craig Lucas, written by Elyse Friedman, starring Matthew Perry. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2008, It was produced by Plum Pictures. All Morrie's wife wants, but when Morrie's two siblings show up needing a place to stay will they be able to juggle the pressure, or will it all be too much? Source: Variety Matthew Perry as Morrie Tanager, an uptight middle-class man who has to deal with his reckless siblings Ben Foster as Jay Tanager, Morrie's younger brother, prone to antisocial experiments Ginnifer Goodwin as Ida Tanager, Morrie's younger sister, a "promiscuous, itinerant artist" Lauren Graham as Betty Tanager, Morrie's wife Gary Wilmes as Paul, Morrie's and Betty's neighbor as well as a tenured professor at Morrie's school. Hilary Swank as Laura, Paul's wife Zoë Kravitz as Gillian Tanager, Jay's wife. Daniel Eric Gold as Gary, Ida's former boyfriend and Paul's brother; the film was shot in Darien, Connecticut.
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Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios referred to as Disney Animation, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, is an American animation studio that creates animated feature films, short films and television specials for The Walt Disney Company. Founded on October 16, 1923, it is a division of Walt Disney Studios; the studio has produced 57 feature films, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Ralph Breaks the Internet. It was founded as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923 and incorporated as Walt Disney Productions in 1929; the studio was dedicated to producing short films until it expanded into feature production in 1934. In 1983, Walt Disney Productions named its live action film studio Walt Disney Pictures. During a corporate restructuring in 1986, Walt Disney Productions was renamed The Walt Disney Company and the animation division, renamed Walt Disney Feature Animation, became a subsidiary of its film division, The Walt Disney Studios. In 2007, Walt Disney Feature Animation took on its current name, Walt Disney Animation Studios after Pixar was acquired by Disney in the same year.
For much of its existence, the studio was recognized as the premier American animation studio. The studio pioneered the art of storyboarding, now a standard technique used in both animated and live-action filmmaking; the studio's catalog of animated features is among Disney's most notable assets, with the stars of its animated shorts – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Pluto – becoming recognizable figures in popular culture and mascots for The Walt Disney Company as a whole. Walt Disney Animation Studios continues to produce films using both traditional animation and computer-generated imagery. Kansas City, natives Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Los Angeles in 1923 and got their start producing a series of silent Alice Comedies short films featuring a live-action child actress in an animated world; the Alice Comedies were distributed by Margaret J. Winkler's Winkler Pictures, which also distributed a second Disney short subject series, the all-animated Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, through Universal Pictures starting in 1927.
Upon relocating to California, the Disney brothers started working in their uncle Robert Disney's garage at 4406 Kingswell Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles in October 1923 formally launched their studio in a small office on the rear side of a real estate agency's office at 4651 Kingswell Avenue. In February 1924, the studio moved next door to office space of its own at 4649 Kingswell Avenue. In 1925, Disney put down a deposit on a new location at 2719 Hyperion Avenue in the nearby Silver Lake neighborhood, which came to be known as the Hyperion Studio to distinguish it from the studio's other locations, in January 1926 the studio moved there and took on the name the Walt Disney Studio. Meanwhile, after the first year's worth of Oswalds, Walt Disney attempted to renew his contract with Winkler Pictures, but Charles Mintz, who had taken over Margaret Winkler's business after marrying her, wanted to force Disney to accept a lower advance payment for each Oswald short. Disney refused, as Universal owned the rights to Oswald rather than Disney, Mintz set up his own animation studio to produce Oswald cartoons.
Most of Disney's staff was hired away by Mintz to move over, once Disney's Oswald contract was done in mid-1928. Working in secret while the rest of the staff finished the remaining Oswalds on contract and his head animator Ub Iwerks led a small handful of loyal staffers in producing cartoons starring a new character named Mickey Mouse; the first two Mickey Mouse cartoons, Plane Crazy and The Galloping Gaucho, were previewed in limited engagements during the summer of 1928. For the third Mickey cartoon, Disney produced a soundtrack, collaborating with musician Carl Stalling and businessman Pat Powers, who provided Disney with his bootlegged "Cinephone" sound-on-film process. Subsequently, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon, Steamboat Willie, became Disney's first cartoon with synchronized sound and was a major success upon its November 1928 debut at the West 57th Theatre in New York City; the Mickey Mouse series of sound cartoons, distributed by Powers through Celebrity Productions became the most popular cartoon series in the United States.
A second Disney series of sound cartoons, the Silly Symphonies, debuted in 1929 with The Skeleton Dance. In 1930, disputes over finances between Disney and Powers led to Disney's studio, reincorporated on December 16, 1929, as Walt Disney Productions, signing a new distribution contract with Columbia Pictures. Powers in return signed away Ub Iwerks, who began producing cartoons at his own studio although he would return to Disney in 1940. Columbia distributed Disney's shorts for two years before the Disney studio entered a new distribution deal with United Artists in 1932; the same year, Disney signed a two-year exclusive deal with Technicolor to utilize its new 3-strip color film process, which allowed for fuller-color reproduction where previous color film processors could not. The result was the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees, the first film commercially released in full Technicolor. Flowers and Trees was a major success, all Silly Symphonies were subsequently produced in Technicolor. By the early 1930s, Walt Disney had realized that the success of animated films depended upon telling gripping stories that would grab the audience and not let go, this realization led him to create a separate "story department" with storyboard artists dedicated to story development.
Mary Margaret Blanchard
Snow White known as Mary Margaret Blanchard in Storybrooke, is a fictional character in ABC's television series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Bailee Madison as a child, she is the true love of Prince Charming/David Nolan, mother of Emma Swan and Neal Nolan, grandmother of Emma's children and Hope. The character has been one of Goodwin's most well received roles, one she has said she loves playing on the show. Before accepting the role, Goodwin stated in interviews that she'd always wanted to play Snow White and called her acceptance of the role "a no-brainer. Kitsis and Horowitz are self-described big fans of Goodwin's previous series, Big Love, wrote the part of Snow with Goodwin in mind. In the Enchanted Forest, Mary Margaret was born Snow White, the daughter of King Leopold and Queen Eva; as a young girl, Snow White's mother dies when Cora poisons her, in an attempt to make Cora's daughter Regina the new Queen. Snow is rescued from a runaway horse by Regina, which leads to her having a loveless marriage with Snow's father.
After Regina assumes the throne by killing the King, she recruits the Huntsman to kill Snow, but he ends up sparing her for her selflessness. Snow lives in the forest, meeting Prince David while robbing him who she nicknames Charming; the pair fall in love, but he returns to his fiancée Princess Abigail, though the Evil Queen holds him captive. In exchange for Charming's life, Snow eats an apple from the Queen containing a sleeping curse. Charming awakens her with true love's kiss; the two are married. During the wedding the Evil Queen announces her curse to destroy their happiness. Snow gives birth to Emma and she is placed in a magical wardrobe and transported to the real world as the curse takes hold, it all starts with Regina's curse which sends everyone Storybrooke, where she appears as Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Mills' fourth grade teacher at Storybrooke Elementary School. As a part-time volunteer at the General Hospital, she awakens David Nolan from his coma, the pair fall in love, despite David's marriage to Kathryn Nolan.
Beginning a secret relationship, the affair becomes public and David's marriage breaks down. Mary Margaret becomes an outcast in the town, is arrested for Kathryn's "murder" after fake evidence is discovered. Kathryn is found alive, though Mary Margaret's relationship with David becomes strained as he did not believe her innocence, he decides to leave Storybrooke, but the two are reunited when the curse is broken, they regain their memories. The two find Emma, only for Mary Margaret to be transported with her back to the remaining Enchanted Forest through a portal, though they manage to return to Storybrooke. After Regina and her mother Cora attempt to gain power by killing Mr. Gold, Mary Margaret curses Cora's heart with the same candle that Cora used to kill her mother Eva and tricks Regina into killing her, she pleads for Regina to kill her when she cannot deal with what she has done, but she instead tearfully taunts her. When Henry is kidnapped and taken to Neverland, she travels with Emma, Regina, Mr. Gold, Captain Hook to rescue him.
Upon returning to the town with Henry, Peter Pan enacts Regina's curse again, leading Mary Margaret to be returned to the Enchanted Forest with the other inhabitants, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City. Back in the Enchanted Forest, Snow learns she is pregnant again but discovers that Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West wants her baby. After a year of battling and Charming realize they must enact a new curse to return to Emma who can stop Zelena. A reassuring David lets Snow crush his heart, though she requests Regina split Snow's heart to give to both of them. Once they return with their memories of the past year erased, Emma returns to Storybrooke, learning her mother is pregnant. Zelena plots to steal the baby by becoming her mid-wife, though she is defeated and Mary Margaret gives birth to a son, whom she names after Henry's father and Rumplestiltkin's son, Neal. Mary Margaret becomes Mayor of Storybrooke but after the Snow Queen's defeat Regina is given back the position and Mary Margaret becomes a teacher again.
Following the arrival in Storybrooke of the Queen of Darkness, Mary Margaret and David battle to keep their secret from Emma. However, they tell Emma the truth, who finds it hard to forgive them. After Mary Margaret is killed by Maleficent's daughter Lily, Emma reunites with her parents and forgives them, after everything is return to normal after the alternate reality is erased but this is short lived when Emma sacrifices herself to become the new Dark One. With the other residents, Mary Margaret is transported to the Enchanted Forest, taking Emma to Camelot in order to find Merlin and remove her darkness. However, weeks they return to Storybrooke with missing memories as to how they failed, she would have her memories restored after Emma transfers her powers of the Dark One to Hook, who sacrifice himself. Mary Margaret joined Emma in the quest to rescue Hook in the Underworld, where she encountered Hercules, a childhood romance of hers. In the past, it had been Hercules; when she realized that he never completed his twelve labors before he died, she returned the favor by helping him defeat the three-headed hellhound Cerberus, in the process allowed him to join his father Zeus on Mount Olympus.
Her actions would result in Hades picking her as one of three souls. Following this, she discovered that she no longer wanted to be known as Mary Margaret and returned to being Snow White, she and David l