The ever cryptic Executive Producers of Once Upon A Time, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, were happy to spoil us with a few answers to our burning season finale queries. They tease Henry and Pinocchio's fate, a show altering finale, Emma's denial and Regina's looming karma.
Jennifer Morrison tells us that we won't find out whether Emma can stop Pinocchio's transformation in this Sunday's finale. The good news: "Pinocchio's story continues," executive producer Adam Horowitz says.
I think what’s interesting is that it affects everyone, in a way. In this season, Henry — by bringing Emma into town — touched everyone’s lives in a real and meaningful way, in that he is a true believer and believes he can help these people. Him being in jeopardy definitely has an effect on everyone. Magic is unpredictable in this world.
What The Huntsman's Reappearance Means
It’s one of our favorite reveals. We don’t want to spoil that other than to say that having Jamie back for the finale was really, really exciting and everybody was so happy to have him. It was really fun to do, and we can’t wait to see the audience reaction.
How The Game Changing Finale Will Impact The Show
We don’t want to anticipate what the audience is going to think or how they’re going to take it, but we can speak to how we as writers have approached it and what it’s done for us, and for us, it is a big game-changing kind of thing in terms of how we approach the show.
Horowitz: I would seriously say that question gets asked and explored.
Kitsis: We’ve been building it in the last two episodes particularly, exploring the nature of Emma’s relationship to the town and what’s going on with it, and that intensifies to a degree.
Horowitz: Obviously if [someone] came to you and said, “Hey, you’re the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, you need to save everyone from this curse,” you’d think they were crazy. For us, we really wanted to earn [Emma’s] belief and earn her arc based on who she is as a character and the way she grew up. We understand that there’s a frustration, but there’s also a reality and we think that the finale will really explore that.
Kitsis: It’s not easy for Emma, just like it wouldn’t be easy for any person from our world to deal with this kind of idea. One of the things we’re excited about with the finale is really ratcheting up the intensity on her.
Regina's Lynch Mob Dream Sequence; Foreshadowing, Or Just A Dream
I would say that it was definitely foreshadowing in the last episode, and I think that if you watch the finale and you go back, there will be a few things in there that will make people go, “Ahhh.”