ABC's Once Upon A Time had a fantastical first half of their third season. However, EP's Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz spoil that a major character will bite the fairy dust, for real. Once launches it's Spring premiere March 9th and will run the 11 episode conclusion to season 3, saying good-bye to a series regular for good.
“The character dies, for real,” Kitsis makes clear — at which point his/her portrayer will, make no mistake, leave the show. Every series regular cast member is a possibility – except for Robert Carlyle. The EPs have agreed to rule out that one candidate, seeing as Rumplestiltskin is theoretically already “gone” (having sacrificed himself in the name of vanquishing Peter Pan).