Neal Nolan is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He is the son of David Nolan and his wife, Snow.


Season 3

After Snow gives birth to her son, the wicked witch Zelena arrives and takes the baby away in order to perform a ritual which will grant Zelena the ability to travel back in time. However, Zelena is eventually defeated. Snow and David have a celebration at Granny's Diner where they announce the name of the baby - Neal.

Season 4

Snow struggles to be a mother and mayor at the same time, although eventually Regina resumes the role of mayor. After Ursula and Cruella arrive in Storybrooke, Snow has a nightmare about Maleficent taking Neal.

Season 5

When Emma becomes the new Dark One, Neal goes with his parents to the Enchanted Forest where they find her and stay at Camelot. Six weeks later, they return to Storybrooke with no memories of their time in Camelot. When Snow and David venture with Emma into the Underworld, Neal is among the children taken care of by the fairies until the heroes return.

Season 6

Neal, with his parents, attends Emma and Killian's wedding, until they are all consumed by the Black Fairy's curse.

Season 7

Neal attends Regina's coronation with Snow and David.

Alternate Universe

Neal becomes the son of Rumplestiltskin and Belle, in the Enchanted Forest.


  • Neal is the son of Snow White and Prince Charming from the fairytale Snow White.
  • He is named after Rumplestiltskin's son Baelfire, who also went by the name of Neal Cassidy.
  • Neal represents innocence, one of four ingredients that Zelena needed for her ritual.


  • S3, E20: "Kansas" 
  • S3, E21: "Snow Drifts" 
  • S3, E22: "There's No Place Like Home" 

  • S4, E01: "A Tale of Two Sisters" 
  • S4, E02: "White Out" 
  • S4, E03: "Rocky Road" 
  • S4, E04: "The Apprentice" 
  • S4, E05: "Breaking Glass" 
  • S4, E07: "The Snow Queen" 
  • S4, E09: "Fall" 
  • S4, E10: "Shattered Sight" 
  • S4, E12: "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" 
  • S4, E13: "Unforgiven" 
  • S4, E22: "Operation Mongoose, Part Two" 

  • S5, E01: "The Dark Swan"
  • S5, E02: "The Price"
  • S5, E03: "Siege Perilous" (flashback)
  • S5, E09: "The Bear King" (flashback)
  • S5, E10: "Broken Heart"
  • S5, E11: "Swan Song"
  • S5, E16: "Our Decay"
  • S5, E21: "Last Rites"

  • S6, E04: "Strange Case"
  • S6, E08: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
  • S6, E20: "The Song in Your Heart"
  • S6, E21: "The Final Battle, Part One"
  • S6, E22: "The Final Battle, Part Two"

  • S7, E22: "Leaving Storybrooke"