The lands of Once Upon A Time have been forever changed since Emma’s arrival. Now that the curse is broken, EP Adam Horowitz and Jennifer Morrison tease a dramatic impact now that Emma is in the know about all things magical.
“We can do fairy tale land stories this year with a new element that can react to things in a way we haven’t been able to do before,” said executive producer Adam Horowitz. “There’s a whole new reason for her to be skeptical because she’s been dumped into a land that makes no sense to her,” Morrison adds.
Sheriff Emma has been unlucky in the love department since she arrived in Storybrooke, but Executive Producer Edward Kitsis promises that will all change this season with several proper love interests.
“Last year, she had to be the whole savior thing and I’m-a-new-mom thing, so I would be bummed out if we didn’t see a few suitors come her way,” Edward Kitsis teases. While he wouldn’t say who the suitors would be, he did share, “There may be a few people we haven’t met yet.”
The stunning Rachel Shelley, formerly of The L Word, has been cast as Rumpelstiltskin’s wife, Milah. Rumple’s wife hasn’t been mentioned since season 1, but the official synopsis for Season 2, Episode 4: “The Crocodile” spoils that a fairytale world flashback will center around Rumpelstiltskin trying to “save his wife, Milah, from being kidnapped by a band of cutthroat pirates. In the casting release, Milha is described as a woman who’s often at her village’s tavern and is bored with her life as a wife and mother; yearning for more adventure, Milha joins a band of thieves.
Horowitz also promises that August’s fate — whether he’s dead now because he went all wooden — will be explained in this Sunday’s episode, “We Are Both”, but fear not because Eion Bailey has already returned to filming this season! The third episode of Once Upon A Time will feature a fairy-tale land flashback to Snow and Charming’s post-reunion plan — and there will be familiar faces helping them along the way. “We’ve seen their war council,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. “Snow’s got a really great relationship with Red, and I think that is a story we want to tell.”