OUAT S&S 454: "A Happy Beginning."

Spoilers & Speculations

Season 6

Welcome to Storybrooke, a small town in Maine that you won’t find on any map. This town is full of magic, populated by fairytale characters once cursed by the Evil Queen Regina to live in our world—deprived of their memories and happy endings. Until Emma Swan came to town and changed everything. With the help of her son, Henry, Emma embraced her true identity as the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming—the Savior destined to break the Curse. But even after returning everyone’s memories, Emma’s mission was far from over. With the Curse broken, Mr. Gold (aka Rumplestiltskin) was free to bring magic to Storybrooke. And magic ALWAYS comes with a price…

When Regina split herself in an attempt to eliminate her evil half, she unwittingly released the Evil Queen. Now the Evil Queen is back and ready to leave a trail of destruction in her wake. Meanwhile, Regina is quickly learning that destroying her dark side won’t be that easy, especially when dealing with the consequences of having unleashed the Queen on Storybrooke. Emma learns a life-altering secret that could have serious consequences for her family and loved ones. While the heroes grapple with what Emma is confronting, Henry welcomes the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories by pledging to help them complete their tales. But when Snow White, Prince Charming, Regina, Captain Hook and Zelena become entwined in these untold tales, they find themselves haunted by their own unfinished pasts. Meanwhile, after handing Storybrooke over to Mr. Hyde, Mr. Gold continues his quest to wake Belle from her self-induced sleeping curse, in hopes of reuniting with both her and their unborn child.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Next Episode TV Promo

Sneak Peeks

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Upcoming Episodes

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6.20 - "The Song In Your Heart" written by David H. Goodman & Andrew Chambliss, directed by Ron Underwood | Airdate: May 7, 2017

In flashback, Snow and Charming make a special wish that Emma will be protected. The result of their wish has the whole kingdom bursting into song which infuriates the Evil Queen. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, the Black Fairy announces her plans to unleash another curse on the town while Emma and Hook prepare for their wedding, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 7 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior Blue Fairy, Raphael Sbarge as Archie/Jiminy Cricket, Beverly Elliott as Granny, David Avalon as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Giancarlo Esposito as Sydney/Mirror, Christopher Gauthier as William Smee, Jaime Murray as Black Fairy, Jack Davies as Young Pinocchio, McKenna Grace as Young Emma and Ari Guzhel as Older Girl.

"The Musical Episode"

Dance Auditions

Regina & Charmings sing off, Emma solo

Feb 21 - reported that R. Underwood directed Steveston scene with Colin VIDEO, pics

Feb 23 - Bex rehearsals

All filming in studio

Happy and Sneezy

Mar 1 - Jen in red jacket

Mar 2 - Lana dance rehearsal

Mar 8 - Emma in red lipstick, Hook, Blue, Leroy filming - CS Wedding
Zelena & Regina filming, Bex, Dwarfs, and Archie
Tweets from press on set"]Blue screen location[/URL]

Zelena solo muscial number x

last day of filming episode - 3/10/2017

BTS Pics/Videos/Stills:

Interviews/Articles::EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses Reveal New Musical Episode Secrets and If Colin O'Donoghue Will Sing! ETOnline | 2/28/17
Don’t expect any Disney songs in ‘Once Upon A Time’s’ musical episode Screener | 3/9/17
Once Upon a Time's Emma and Hook Are Heading for a Fairy Tale Wedding — 5 Things to Know Right Now TVLine | 4/16/17
Once Upon a Time bosses tease musical wedding episode EW | 4/16/17
'Once Upon a Time' Stars Spill on the Big Musical Episode Surprise: 'Hook and Emma Get Married!' ET Online | 4/16/17
Once Upon a Time: First look at Emma's wedding dress in musical episode EW | 4/20/17
TV Guide magazine scan
Once Upon a Time: Everything you need to know about the musical episode EW | 4/23/17
'Once Upon a Time' First Look: Hook's Wedding Suit - Plus, Colin O'Donoghue on Why Fans Will Be 'Very Happy!' ET Online | 4/23/17
Once Upon a Time Wedding First Look: Here Comes the Bride... and Groom TVLIine | 4/23/17
Once Upon a Time: Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Go Full Disney for Musical Episode TV Guide| 5/3/17
The 7 Biggest Secrets From Hook & Emma's 'Once Upon a Time' Wedding: Vows, Honeymoon & Much More! ET Online | 5/3/17
6.21 - "The Final Battle Part 1 written by E. Kitsis & A. Horowitz Directed by Steve Pearlman | Airdate: May 14, 2017

Casting news:
a “strong yet vulnerable” leading man in his late 20s to mid-30s, a gent who was once optimistic and hopeful but now is a friendless, cynical recluse. That said, he still possesses a dormant, deep-seated speak of hope that waits for the right person to reignite it.
The other role being cast is a precocious 10-year-old with a “constant twinkle of mischief in her eye.” And though this girl comes from a broken home, those struggles have only made her stronger — something which will come in handy when darkness threatens “everything she holds dear.”

Black Fairy filming?

Jasmine returns x x

abandoned building location?

3/15 - Jasmine and Zelena filming

3/16 - Colin and young girl (unknown character)

3/20 - FILMING - Steveston

new Gold & Son signage x

Henry, Rumple, and Black Fairy x

Henry in neck brace and transported via ambulance stretcher | confrontation with Black Fairy x

Henry w/story book, Archie/Pongo, Granny driving Ruby's car, Leroy on Main Street, nuns x x

Black Fairy driving Regina's Mercedes x | Fan set Report x

3/22 - Third Beach in Stanley Park - Emma and yellow bug at the town line x

Snow and Charming in EF clothes at the town line + GG's stunt double x

Gold's car and yellow bug at town line | Fan set report |

Tiger Lily and Alison filmed too Fan #2 set report

RECAP Filming - Katmtan

1st Scene: JMo (super quick then headed over to studio for 2nd unit filming)

2nd Scene: Sara Tomko (Tiger Lily) & Alison Fernandez

3rd Scene: Gosh

Princess Elena of Avalor??? x

BTS Pics/Videos/Stills: Steveston, 3/20: Bailey Belle | Hollywood North Buzz
Stanley Park, 3/22: capnmarshmallow

6.22 - "The Final Battle Part 2" written by E. Kitsis & A. Horowitz directed by Ralph Hemecker | Airdate: May 14, 2017

3/23 - Sunrise Park filming - school scene w/school bus and students x

Emma, Henry, and Regina x

RECAP Filming - Katmtan | Fan set report

Robert and Emilie in a “weird little house”. Interior scene. x x x

Ginny teaching in another building.

JMo, Lana, and Jared (in a school uniform) walking in a park to a bus stop.

3/26 - beanstalk set at Central Park ?? x

3/27 - Burnaby, Central Park - Ginny, Colin and Karen x EF costumes filming photos

Josh is filming X

Adam filming tweet pics x x x

3/29 - Josh, Ginny "Wilby and Baby Neal at a farmhouse
Jared solo scene at nearby location

3/29 - FILMING - Steveston - set prep pics
Emma and Henry
Emma and Hook
Bex and baby
Group scene - Gideon confronts Emma and there is a battle

3/31 - overnight studio: Josh, Ginny, Lana, Colin, Bex, Karen, Deniz

4/4 last day - Colin, Jen, Ginny, Josh at Emma's house - Allison on set

BTS Pics/Videos/Stills: Van Con 2017 set tour report: with spoilers ...

Adam Horowitz & Eddy Kitsis interviews

Once Upon a Time: Details on potential vignette episode EW | 4/25/17

Once Upon a Time: Ultimate villain arrives as Final Battle begins EW | 4/09/17

Once Upon a Time boss teases big Rumple reveal EW | 3/16/17

A&E On set March 10th filming x

Don’t expect any Disney songs in ‘Once Upon A Time’s’ musical episode Screener | 3/9/17

EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses Discuss That Big Robin Hood Twist and If We'll Get a Season 7! ETOnline | 3/5/17

‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis Tease Season 6 Storylines Collider | 3/5/17


Once Upon A Time EPs Preview The Midseason Premiere & Beyond KSiteTV | 3/3/17

Once Upon a Time Bosses Preview Emma/Regina 'Curve Ball,' Upheaval for Charmings, Mystery Musical Duet TVLine | 3/3/17

Once Upon a Time: What You Need to Know Before the Return TVGuide | 3/3/17

EXCLUSIVE 'Once Upon a Time' Sneak Peek: Regina & Robin's Intense Reunion – Plus, Scoop on 'Surprises' Ahead! ETOnline | 3/3/17

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning Qs EW | 3/2/17

EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses Reveal New Musical Episode Secrets and If Colin O'Donoghue Will Sing! ETOnline | 2/28/17

Winter TV Preview: ONCE UPON A TIME - TVLine 1/4/17

Once Upon a Time bosses debunk Emma theory - EW 12/30/16

Be Careful What You Wish For - Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis Tease What's Next for Once Upon A Time's Sixth Season - OUaFan, 12/7/16

Once Upon a Time Bosses Tease "Tension" Ahead After Gideon's Reveal - TVGuide 12/7/16

Once Upon a Time: The hooded figure is revealed! ~ EW, 12/4/16

‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators Tease Winter Finale’s Answers, Flying Carpets, and More ~ Yahoo!, 12/2/16

Once Upon a Time winter finale poses curse-less reality ~ EW, 12/1/16

EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses Spill on Robin Hood's Return, Captain Swan's Domestic Bliss, Proposal Plans and More! ~ ETOnline, 11/4/16

Once Upon a Time Season 6: Can Regina Handle Another Battle With the Evil Queen? - Today's News: Our Take TVGuide.com ~ Sept. 16,2016

Mega Buzz: The Evil Queen Has Her Sights On a Surprising Target

Fall TV Spoilers 2016: Exclusive Scoop On 41 Season Premieres | TVLine

Fall TV Preview 2016: The Scoop on 58 Returning Shows

D23 magazine article on Season 6 of Once

OUAT: Is Regina Ready to Face the Evil Queen Again?~ TVGuide Sept. 16, 2016

Once Upon a Time EPs Preview Emma's Role in Helping With 'Untold Stories' ~ TVLine August 28, 2016

Once Upon a Time's Snow Is Haunted By a Past Evil — Fall TV First Look ~ TVLine August 16, 2016

‘OUAT’: Hook & Emma’s Season 6 plans are … to Netflix and chill? ~ zap2it August 3, 2016

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning questions ~ EW August 1, 2016

Once Upon a Time to delve into Savior mythology ~ July 29, 2016

‘Once Upon a Time’ Bosses Open Up About Aladdin Story, Jasmine’s “Agenda” ~ July 29, 2016

Once Upon a Time bosses on double Evil Queen trouble | EW.com ~ June 28, 2016

Once Upon a Time bosses tease new format for season 6

7 Magical Details About Once Upon a Time's Next Season

Once Upon a Time bosses: Those new guys aren't Brothers Grimm | EW.com

cast interviews

RM: Once Upon a Time star Rebecca Mader on Zelena's sacrifice | 4/23/17

GG, JD: Once Upon a Time stars on Snow and Charming twist | 4/16/17

GG, JD, LP, JMo: Once Upon a Time: Ultimate villain arrives as Final Battle begins | 4/09/17

COD: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainme...inale-43351251 | 3/27/2017

JMO: Once Upon a Time's Jennifer Morrison on Emma's discovery | 3/26/2017

LP: Once Upon a Time: Inside that surprise happy ending | 3/26/2017

JMO & COD: Once Upon a Time stars on that Emma-Hook twist | 3/19/17

JD & COD: Once Upon a Time: David's father's killer revealed! | 3/12/17

JD & COD: Once Upon a Time Duo Preview David and Hook's Life-Changing Team-Up | 3/12/17

JD: Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas teases dark turn for David | 3/10/17

LP: Once Upon a Time's Lana Parrilla Previews Regina's Dilemma ('It Melts Her Heart') and the Return of [Spoiler] | 3/9/17

JMO: Once Upon a Time prophecy comes to pass — what's next? | 3/5/17

Karen David Thrilled to be Part of Jasmine’s Whole New World in Once Upon a Time | 12/2/16

EdR: Once Upon a Time's Emilie de Ravin Hails Belle's 'Strongest' Act, Teases 'Scary/Happy' Midseason Finale | 11/30/16

JG: YouTube Q+A

SM: Sean Maguire talks ‘closure’ for Robin & Regina fans on ‘Once Upon a Time’ | 10/20/2016

LP: ‘OUAT’s’ Evil Queen & Hyde are ‘a match made in hell’ – Screener | 10/13/2016

LP: Once Upon a Time: Lana Parrilla talks Regina vs. Evil Queen | EW.com | 10/13/2016
JMO: Once Upon a Time bosses, Jennifer Morrison on Emma's unraveling | EW.com

COD: 'Once Upon A Time': Colin O'Donoghue On Hook Helping Belle, Emma's Secret & More | accesshollywood.com

COD: EXCLUSIVE: 'Once Upon a Time' Star Colin O'Donoghue Plans Ultimate Captain Swan Proposal and Spills Season 6 Secrets! | ET ~ 9/30/2016 | L. Aguilera

COD: Once Upon a Time: Hook Is Ready to Confront Emma About Her Secret | TVGuide ~ 9/30/2016 | M. Vick

COD: Once Upon a Time: Hook's past will come back to haunt him | EW ~ 9/30/2016 | N. Abrams

casting & guest stars

Once Upon a Time adds Jane the Virgin star in mystery role

Once Upon a Time Casts Walking Dead Alum Andrew J. West in Finale Mystery Role, Possible Season 7 Regular

The Once Upon a Time 'Reset' Plan: How Do These New Characters Fit In?

Patrick Fischler back as the author

Once Upon a Time Is Casting Tiger Lily, Princess From Peter Pan's Neverland - Sara Tomko cast

Once Upon a Time Scoop: iZombie's Rose McIver to Return as Tinker Bell

Once Upon a Time: Ariel returns for princess team-up!

Once Upon a Time First Look: August Returns... in Which Realm(s)?

David Cubitt cast as Charming's father

Once Upon a Time: Alan Dale books return trip EW ~ 11/1/16

EXCLUSIVE! 'Once Upon a Time' Scoop: Eion Bailey Will Return as Pinocchio to 'Save the Day' |ETonline ~ 10/13/2016

Once Upon a Time First Look: Snow Teaches Princess Jasmine a Lesson | ~ TVLine 10/16/2016

Once Upon a Time: Sean Maguire returning as Robin Hood ~ EW 9/27/2016

Gabrielle Rose returns as Once Mom Returns ~ TVLine 9/22

Tzi Ma returns as The Dragon returns in season 6 ~ EW 9/22

No twitter account for Deniz (Aladdin)

'Once Upon a Time' Season 6: Faran Tahir opens up about playing Captain Nemo ~ IBT 8/31/2016

Once Upon a Time casts Captain Nemo ~ EW 8/26/2016

Jordayn Ashley Olson as the Oracle

Princess Jasmine Cast With Galavant's Karen David ~ TVLine 7/23/16

Once Upon a Time Reveals Aladdin Storyline, Casts Oded Fehr as Jafar ~ TVLine 7/23/16

Once Upon a Time books Legend of the Seeker star — exclusive ~ EW 7/20/16

Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Returns — To Explore Two Past Connections ~ TVLine 7/20/16

Once Upon a Time casts 24 star as Morpheus ~ EW 7/15/16

False Rumor: Rumor of Jamie Dornan possibly returning for two episode mid season

Once Upon a Time's Archie Hopper to Return — But Who Is His Patient? ~ TVLine 7/5/16

Casting Morpheus, God of Dreams ~ TVLine 6/27/16

Once Upon a Time Casting Sinbad, Scheherezade for Season 6 ~ TVLine 6/24/16

Rose McIver (Tinkerbell) might return in S6 x

general season 6 spoilers

Question: Will Emma and Regina sing together in Once Upon a Time‘s musical episode? —SwanQueenCreative
Hmm, it depends on what you mean by “together.” What we can say is that Regina, in the form of the Evil Queen, has a rousing solo in which she at one point slides on her knees à la Freddie Mercury. “The Queen has moves,” Lana Parrilla said with a smile during Matt Mitovich’s visit to the set. “She’s a rock star.” | TVLine 3/22/2017

Will we see any more Wizard of Oz-inspired storylines on Once Upon a Time this season? —Angelo
Episode 18 is one to watch for, Angelo. “What I love about my episode — besides the fact that they’re ‘my episodes’ — is that they are like little mini Wizard of Oz movies,” a beaming Rebecca Mader told me on set last week. “The Wizard of Oz fans should be really happy, because we introduce the Tin Man for the first time (played recent Flash guest star Alex Desert), we get monkeys, and we’ll meet the [Cowardly] Lion as well. It’s a really, really cool episode for my character.” (Bex then sneaked me a peek of her solo from the musical episode, and it looks wonderfully wicked.)
My heart breaks for Once Upon a Time‘s Regina. What will she do now that Robin has let her down? —E.J.
I asked Lana Parrilla if Regina will blame herself for bringing the Wish Realm’s Robin of Locksley to Storybrooke, or if she will look sideways at Emma, who encouraged her to do so. “She blames herself to a degree,” Parrilla answered, “but she definitely blames another person — who I won’t mention.” TVLine - 3/14/2017

Do you have more scoop on Robin’s return to Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time? — Jameson
As you may have noticed in photos from Sunday’s episode, Robin looks very, ahem, familiar. “Regina puts him in Robin Hood’s clothes, and that does something to her,” Lana Parrilla teases. “She’s completely overwhelmed and emotional over that because now he aesthetically looks exactly like the Robin Hood she was in love with, or is still in love with, and yet he’s not the same person.” However, Robin of Locksley isn’t quite who she thinks he is. “There are several things that he does that leads her to believe that he isn’t the Robin Hood that she knows, and that he is a different Robin,” Parrilla adds. EW - 3/10/17

What can you tease about Once Upon a Time? — Harley
There’s an upcoming flashback that offers up what’s sure to be the most heartbreaking piece of information this show has dealt with throughout the entire series. Can’t say more than that, but you may find a hint in this week’s Hot Seat. EW - 3/3/17

Eduardo Castro Talks Designing the Costumes of Once Upon a Time 2/25/2017

Can you tease anything for Henry on Once Upon a Time? I feel like he gets overlooked in spoilers… — Katherine
Yes. In fact, you could say that Henry’s gig as the author kicks into overdrive, which makes some residents of Storybrooke nervous about what that means. EW - 2/24/2017

Natalie Abrams Reddit AMA 2/23/2017

Can you reveal when Snow and Charming will both be awake on Once Upon a Time? — Miley
I cannot reveal when, but I can give you a tease about how. “The manner by which they are brought out of the sleeping curse is moving,” Ginnifer Goodwin tells me. “I became emotional every time I read the script and it has nothing really to do with David or me.” EW - 1/10/2017

Once Upon a Time Eyes Musical Episode for Spring — Who Will Sing?

Anything that can be teased on what Rumple and Belle will have to do in order to save Gideon on Once Upon a Time? — AshMarie
Remember when Rumple said that time works wonky in the Dark Realm? The question then becomes: Can Rumple and Belle actually prevent Gideon’s future if they find his younger self? “That is the question of the second half of the season,” EP Edward Kitsis says. “That is exactly what we are going to explore.” EW - 1/6/17

Is it me or is Once Upon a Time visiting far too many realms this year? — Sarah
Yes, the show will be jumping around between the wish realm, Storybrooke, Agrabah, and the dark realm in the back half of the season, but the frequent flyer miles that OUAT is going to rack up aren’t what you’re expecting. “The second half of the season isn’t like ‘We’re all in the wish realm, we’re all in Agrabah, we’re all in this dark realm,‘” EP Adam Horowitz says. “It’s a bunch of different things as the story crescendos. We’re trying to change things up a little bit where it’s not just ‘We’re going to be in one place for half a season and just explore that.’ There’s a unifying theme at play in the second half, but it’s not about location, it’s about this story and the conflict between characters.” EW - 12/23/16

Question: How long will the Snow and Charming curse last on Once Upon a Time? —Shelly
Ausiello: The sleeping curse that afflicts the marrieds one at a time “is not something that stretches out for the rest of the season,” says co-creator Eddy Kitsis. But until it is lifted, “We’re going to see that toll that it takes on Charming, who toward the end of the [fall] run looked sleep-deprived, going dark and off the rails. Without his ‘calming center’ around, and without much sleep, he can get into some real trouble!” TVLine - 12/20/16

On Once Upon a Time, how many episodes will the Snowing curse last? — SnowingFan
Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while. The pressure of the curse paired with Charming being ready to kill the Evil Queen and the lingering question of what really happened to his father means David is not doing OK. “What we’re seeing through David is somebody who is at his wits end,” EP Edward Kitsis says. “This curse with his wife, I think that what we’re seeing is that he’s staying up too late. Without Snow, you’re seeing him starting to give into darker impulses. We’re going to see him have to confront his own demons.” EW - 12/16/16

Why doesOnce Upon a Time Once Upon a Time‘s Gideon wants to kill Emma? Is it because she’s the Savior, or does he have his own reasons? —Rebecca
“‘Why does he need to kill her?’ is the real question,” says co-creator Eddy Kitsis — but we will have to wait (many weeks) for the answer. Until then, Adam Horowitz previews, “We pick up with that [pawn shop] scene, and Gold and Belle will articulate some of the questions that our viewers have” — including: “What happened to Gideon? Why is he seemingly after Emma? And in her vision, what is motivating him?” — “and most of that stuff gets answered pretty quickly.” (For more on Once, I teased Episode 12 in this week’s Ask Ausiello Live.) TVLine - 12/13/16 the 6x12 tease was that the mystery of who killed David's father will wrap up around Easter

Question: Will we see Once Upon a Time‘s Black Fairy again? Will we also get an explanation as to why she steals babies and what happens to them afterwards? —Rebecca
Ausiello: Coming out of that fall finale, this comes as little surprise: “We are going to see a lot more of the Black Fairy (played by Jaime Murray),” series cocreator Adam Horowitz assures, “exploring her both in the past and present and learning more about Rumple’s relationship to his mother and the strange land from which she hails.”
Question: I know I’m not the only one who caught The Dragon mentioning a daughter in Once Upon a Time Episode 8. Have the showrunners said anything lately about when Lily and Maleficent will be back? Or whether Emma will keep her promise to help Lily find her father? —Sabrina
Ausiello: In a word, “No,” that Dragon (played by Tzi Ma) has nothing to do with the mystery of Lily’s father, the series cocreators confirmed for Matt Mitovich. “We had high hopes” to revisit that story in Season 6, Eddy Kitsis shared, “but we just won’t get to it.” TVLine - 12/7/16

I’m bummed Once Upon a Timeabout the Once Upon a Time winter finale (airing this Sunday), because it looks like Emma and Hook won’t be together in the fairytale world. Got any good CaptainSwan scoop? —Alison
“Whether Emma and Hook are together in the winter finale isn’t the question to be asking,” responds co-creator Adam Horowitz. “The real question to ask is: Will the two of them be embarking on an epic adventure filled with romance, danger and passion in the second half of the season? And the answer is… yes.” TVLine - 12/1/16

Pretty pretty please, something about Once Upon a Time? Particularly about Rumbelle? —Valeria
As relayed by yours truly in this week’s Facebook Live edition of “Ask Ausiello,” Onceco-creator Adam Horowitz had this to say about the piece I did juxtaposing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast trailer with the sad, sad state of their Storybrooke iterations: “The audience doesn’t know where we’re headed with Belle and Rumple, but no matter how dark things get, the show doesn’t go bleak. It’s still about hope, and it’s always darkest before the dawn.” If you are now thinking, as I am, “Gee, ‘dawn’ then must be right around the corner,” I am hearing the next episode, airing Nov. 27, is in fact quite a game changer for Rumple and/or Belle. TVLine - 11/15/16

Question: Any hints about who’s in the hood on Once Upon a Time, killing Emma? —Courtney
Ausiello: Well, if you re-watch that fleeting vision very, very carefully, and take note of the hooded character’s height and build… you will glean nothing, actually. “It was a stand-in used for that scene,” and not the actual actor that will eventually be revealed as wearing the hood, Colin O’Donoghue confirms. As for whether he or any other cast members know the identity of Emma’s killer, if only becayse the Once bosses have made it pretty clear they had someone locked in from go, “We might have an idea…,” O’Donoghue teased, “but we’re not gonna tell you!” TVLine ~ 11/4/16

Is Charming really going down a dark path of vengeance on Once Upon a Time? — Brett
There’s potential, but OUAT won’t pick up that story immediately. “We know he’s tempted,” EP Edward Kitsis tells me. “It’s not something that’s going to come to the forefront right away. It’s something he is clearly thinking about. I would be really disappointed if we didn’t pick it up and at least find out the answer by the end of the season.” EP Adam Horowitz concurs: “That story is not over. David has made a decision by not burning [the evidence] to pursue it. How he pursues it and when he pursues it, we’ll see as the season progresses. But he’s certainly wrestling with something, and how it impacts inversely in his relationships with Snow and his family is part of the story, as well as the ultimate answer to the mystery.” EW ~ 10/28/16

Is anything coming up for Once Upon a Time‘s Snow and Charming? —Camilla
And how! With the Evil Queen poised to make a move on the person she hates most, “the shared heart between Snow and Charming comes into play,” series co-creator Adam Horowitz teases, “as they are bonded in this new battle.”
Might we see Belle’s mother again on Once Upon a Time? —Betsy
I presented your Q to the show bosses, and there are “no immediate plans” to revisit that character. TVLine ~ 10/27/16

Question: Do you have any Once Upon a Time spoilers that concern “Snowing”? —Lyss
Ausiello: In addition to the well-reported drama to be drummed up by the Evil Queen, Snow and David will at least attempt to get a better bead on their own “happily ever after,” now that Neverland, memory wipes and Hell are behind them. In Season 6, “They’re back in Storybrooke, trying to make a life for themselves there,” says co-creator Adam Horowitz, “so we’re trying to dig more into what daily life is, what normal is.” And as that regards the princess and prince, “In an early episode, you’re going to see Snow White ask the question, ‘What is normal? And how do we get back to it?’ That’s something that she and Charming strive toward.” TVLine ~ 9/26/2016

What other news characters are we going to meet on Once Upon a Time besides the Count, Aladdin, Jasmine and Captain Nemo? — Jose
When Cinderella returns in season 6, we’re going to meet her evil stepmom and stepsisters. Much like the first time she appeared on the show, Cinderella’s story will be a reflection of what’s going on with Emma. “That was Emma’s first happy ending she actually returned,” EP Edward Kitsis says. “That was the very first time that Emma, at the end of it, decided to stay in Storybrooke. She saw herself through Cinderella. Now we’re in a situation where what if someone could undo all the happiness you’ve done, would your life matter? [She’s] faced with somebody out there that’s trying to undo the ones [she has] done.” EW ~ 9/23/2016

What’s next for Once Upon a Time‘s Hook and Emma? —Allison
In the Season 6 premiere, “We pick up pretty directly from where we left them at the end of last season, where for the first time Emma professed her love without the duress of a life-or-death situation,” co-creator Adam Horowitz reminds. “Of course, life-or-death situations come pretty quickly on our show, so that will change.” As EP Eddy Kitsis in turn notes, “No relationship is a fairytale. So if people are expecting no drama, we hope that they will enjoy what we are showing.” TVLINE ~ 9/14/2016

Anything on the Regina-Emma-Snow relationship on Once Upon a Time? — Mara
It certainly won’t be easy with the Evil Queen waging war on Storybrooke. “You get to see that this really is a family that has come together,” EP Edward Kitsis says. “Henry’s dream in the beginning was to bring everyone together, and in a lot of ways he has, but this year they’re going to be tested from their past. If there’s one thing the Evil Queen hates it’s Snow White — Snow White and other people’s happiness.” EW ~ 9/16/16

Anything Once Upon a Time related? If you can give me CaptainSwan info, I’ll be grateful. — Shannon
The show will be diving more into Hook’s past as his relationship with Emma moves forward. “Last year we saw Emma saying I love you to him when they weren’t in any sort of danger,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Hook is excited to progress that relationship. At the same time, he is on his path of redemption, and we are going to see Hook doing his best to be heroic this year.” TVLine ~ 8/31/2016

Do you have any scoop about Snow White and Prince Charming from Once Upon a Time? — SnowingFan
Would it make you happy if I told you that the OUAT bosses say they want to see a lot of Snow and Charming this year? “Charming has always had questions about his family and his father that he thought were answered,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Charming’s past becomes something very important to his future. We’re going to see him and Snow embarking on some adventure related to that past, and what that’s going to create for them moving forward, which is some unexpected obstacles to that happy ending they’re all trying to live.” EW ~ 9/02/2016

Is there anything Adam Horowitz can tell us about Rumbelle during season 6 of Once Upon a Time? — rumbelletrueluv
What if I let Emilie de Ravin tell you about Belle getting out of the box? “The way she is extracted, how it happens and the characters that are involved is really cool, and it reveals a lot about her relationship and her past/future,” de Ravin says, noting that the show will explore more of Belle’s independence this season. “It’s been a long time coming. Now that she’s pregnant, and now that she knows that it’s not really just about her anymore, she has to take responsibility for this other little person. That’s making her head spin a little bit with regard to, ‘Okay, I can spend my life trying to fix this person, whether it’s for me or for him, but if it’s affecting someone else now, it’s a game changer.’ It puts a little bit of spanner in the works for their marriage for a bit. There’s some alone time to be had.” EW ~ 7/29/16

I’d like some Once Upon a Time spoilers please. — Jane
The introduction of the Land of Untold Stories basically opens up storytelling avenues to, well, “everyone,” according to Edward Kitsis. “What’s funny is in the pilot if you watch when Emma sees the wolf that stops her from leaving town, the book flips open and we see all these worlds,” Kitsis says. “It’s time to tell new stories, broaden the show and move forward.” As for why these stories have not yet been told, Kitsis points to something Hyde said in the finale: “As he said, I need a place where these stories can play out, which would make me think for some reason they weren’t being played out, they were pushed on pause.” EW ~ 7/8/16

Thanks for the Evil Queen scoop! Anything more you can share on Once Upon a Time? — Virginia
The Land of Untold Stories will provide a new avenue into the characters we’ve come to know and love over the last five seasons. “The intent is that these new characters and new stories are really a reflection on what’s going on inside of our characters,” says EP Adam Horowitz. “With Lana and the Evil Queen, that’s the starkest example, which we’ve already teased. We’re literally going inside her and pulling her apart. There are elements of that that we’re planning to do for each and everyone of the characters.” EW ~ 7/1/16

Do you have any scoop on what’s going to happen to Once Upon a Time‘s Belle and Rumple? Will they be going on an adventure for the first time together? —Rebecca
They will be going on an adventure together… or as “together” as they can be with Belle still stashed inside a decorative container. “Belle is with Rumple — she’s in Pandora’s Box, in the sleeping curse,” says Once co-creator Eddy Kitsis. And as the Season 6 premiere will make clear, Rumple did get said box back, as part of his deal with Mr. Hyde. As for where the “information” Hyde delivered in return will lead the couple, “That will be the mystery that we show you,” Kitsis says. Adds co-creator Adam Horowitz: “What we really focus on at the start is: ‘How the heck does he get her out of the box and wake her?'” TVLine ~ 6/30/16

Will any of the untold stories on Once Upon a Time hold a connection to any of the characters? — lennyukpirate1
That’s TBD, but the arrival of characters from the Land of Untold stories will certainly affect those in Storybrooke. “The condition of life in Storybrooke is very important,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Hyde’s arrival impacts that. We’re planning to explore a lot of what that’s going to mean for the day-to-day life in Storybrooke.” Adds EP Edward Kitsis: “One of the things that we really want to get back to this year is that season 1 and 2 vibe of small town stories, being in Storybrooke and getting back to Mary Margaret as the teacher, Emma as the sheriff, Grumpy as the janitor.” EW - 6/24/16

What will happen to Emma and Hook in season 6 of Once Upon a Time? — Niamh
If you recall, when Emma and Hook reunited in the finale, there was a wedding dress in the background. Ahead of the Dead of Summerpanel at ATX, I asked the guys point-blank if this means wedding bells will ring in season 6. They stayed very coy on the subject. “I would say you’ll have to watch season 6, you never know what’s going to happen,” EP Edward Kitsis replied. “You never know what’s going to happen with those two.” Fear not, they answered a few other season 6 questions, so check Spoiler Room next week for more! EW - 6/17/16

Any news on Once Upon a Time season 6? — Carole
Aside from the fact that we’ll be getting a double dose of Regina next season, Lana Parrilla has a number of questions about season 6: “Will Baby Robin be magical?” she tells me. “Will Zelena and Regina continue to have a healthy relationship now that they’ve reconciled? Or will Regina end up hating Zelena for being the mother to Robin’s baby? I’m curious to see what’s going to end up happening in that regard. Will she end up growing resentful that she can’t have children, but yet her sister has her boyfriend’s baby? I feel like that’s a story to be told. Are they going to stand side-by-side in a sisterhood or is Regina going to grow resentful overtime?” EW - 6/10/16

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Zeroes On Four Cast Members For Season 7 Reboot | Deadline

Once Upon a Time Shake-Up: 4 Vets in Talks to Return for Possible Season 7 | TVLine

‘Once Upon A Time’: Current Narrative To Wrap At End Of Season 6; Will There Be Season 7?

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San Diego Comic Con 2016 - July 21-24th

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Comic-Con: 'Once Upon a Time' Team Teases "Pure Evil" Queen, "Secrets" About Hook's Past - THR

Once Upon a Time casts Aladdin and Jafar - EW

Once Upon a Time @ Comic-Con: Cast Talks Regina vs. Evil Queen, Emma's Potential Wedding Dress and More

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