The second half of its sixth season just started airing on March 5, and the “Once Upon A Time” showrunners have revealed interesting tidbits of what’s about to come in the show.
Recently, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, spoke with Entertainment Tonight to give a glimpse of the characters’ upcoming adventures.
“After almost six seasons, we finally get the origin of why she’s called Emma Swan,” Horowitz started. Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) life will be featured through “flashbacks” and “sometimes we like to just drop into her life,” says Kitsis.
As seen in the last episode of the first half, Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Emma were stuck in the wish realm the alternate world. In that parallel land, Emma lives as a princess, and Regina, as the Evil Queen, was defeated.
“What we wanted to do was find a way to bring Emma back and to have Regina kind of confront what she has been really concerned about,” Horowitz explained. The co-showrunner hinted that Regina would, in the wish realm, contemplate if Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) would be better off without her.
“Even though she worked so hard to move forward and split herself, once again she’s faced with a new test,” Kitsis went on to say about Regina’s romance with Robin.
The teaser trailer unveils the adult version of Gideon (Giles Matthey). The son of Rumplestiltskin/Gold (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) is aiming to stop Emma from being the Savior.
Horowitz asserted that Gold, in spite of this dark intentions, would put his son’s welfare as a priority.
Other fairytale characters that are expected to return in the second half are Pinocchio/August (Eion Bailey), Jasmine (Karen David), and Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher).
In the previous seasons, August and Emma were great friends, but the former abandoned her. However, in the following episodes, Kitsis stated that viewers would realize that “maybe he watched out for her more than we thought.”
A surprise “Jasmine-Ariel buddy cop movie” is reportedly coming up.
Also, Kitsis teased that Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) has grown, and he, as the truest believer, would play an essential part in the story before the season ends.