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ABC’s Once Upon a Time this Sunday will weave a magical tale about love that might leave you… grumpy?

The episode, which features a guest-starring turn by Angel/Dollhouse alumna Amy Acker as a fairy named Nova, reveals the backstory of Snow White’s crankiest dwarf pal. As the object of Grumpy’s affection, “[Nova] is going to help tell the story of how Grumpy became Grumpy,” says executive producer Eddie Kitsis, who describes the hour as “in the vein of a Pixar [movie].”

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As for Emilie de Ravin’s encore as Belle, “She’s got a nice little scene” with Grumpy, continues the EP. “She’s sitting  there [alive], with the person who loves her [Rumpelstiltskin] not realizing it, and he would be someone I would not want to piss off.”

Alas, there’s likely to be more heartache ahead for the beast’s beauty, who will be back “probably more towards the end of the season,” reveals Kitsis.

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Here’s what Kitsis and fellow showrunner Adam Horowitz had to say about Once‘s other big mysteries, during a recent Q&A:

WHO IS THE STRANGER? AND WHAT HE’S DOING WITH THE BOOK? | Not surprisingly, the answers to these two questions are deeply interconnected. When the consequences of August’s tampering with the book (and him getting it back to Henry) are revealed in a later episode, “it will inform who [he] is,” teases Kitsis. “Those pages are his story, you’d say.” Adds Horowitz: “What we saw August doing in that episode … is the first step in peeling back the onion on who this guy is and what his agenda in Storybrooke is. August’s goal is a very specific goal.” But if you think the handsome mystery man is the author of said book, you might want to guess again. “Who wrote it… will probably be something more for Season 2,” reveals Kitsis.

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WILL MARY MARGARET AND DAVID EVER GET TOGETHER? | The Evil Queen’s curse that is keeping them apart, one way or another, is no easy-to-break spell, and as such it will “definitely test them,” says Kitsis. And Kathryn’s vanishing, an arc that will run through several episodes, will only add complications. Horowitz, however, promises that the writers are “building to something this season with [Mary and David] that we’re excited to share with you.”

WHO’S COMING BACK? | All you Sheriff Graham lovers, brace yourselves: A possible encore by Jamie Dornan is up in the air. The producers would absolutely like to have the actor back, but “it is a scheduling thing that is beyond our control,” Kitsis explains. “Right now, we are trying to move Heaven and Earth to hopefully make it happen.” One return TVLine previously scooped is David Anders as Dr. Whale, on March 11. However, “the reveal of who he is [in fairytale land] will not be this season.”

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WHO IS HENRY’S FATHER? | That’s another question that won’t be answered until “further down the line” even though the EPs know who he is and “have a very specific plan for that character.” Could he be someone we’ve already seen on the show? While they wouldn’t they wouldn’t confirm or deny the speculation, Horowitz did offer this: “If we do it right, it’s an a-ha moment.”

WHAT IS THE EVIL QUEEN’S BEEF WITH SNOW? | “She just owes her money,” jokes Kitsis. But in all seriousness, keep an eye out for Episode 18, to air in April, because that’s when “you’ll find out why the Evil Queen hates Snow White so much.”

What do you think The Stranger is up to with the book? Any guesses on the identity of Henry’s MIA dad?




Comments (98)

  • Does anyone know if the Mermaid that Price Charming stabbed was actually Ariel from the Little Mermaid?

    Comment by Jason – February 28, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was a siren.

      Comment by AJ – February 28, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • they said right in the episode that it was a SIREN

      Comment by xav – February 28, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she was a siren not a mermaid, so the conclusion i came to is that she is not Ariel. plus come on, why would the TPTB kill off such a classic character with little else, course stranger things have happened.

      Comment by w – February 28, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The EQ did mention something about a mermaid in Skin Deep… Maybe we’ll see Ariel soon.

        Comment by claire – February 28, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She was a siren, not a mermaid.

      Comment by Sandwich – February 28, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She wasn’t a mermaid, she was a siren. Two very different things.

      Comment by Maria – February 28, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Interestingly enough, the French word for mermaid is “Sirene”. While I can see the difference between Ariel and the OUaT siren, we do not have a separate word to make the distinction.

        Comment by Lisa London – February 29, 2012 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ariel is going to be played by joanna garcia…that wasn’t her
      and yes it was a siren not a mermaid

      Comment by Sasha – February 28, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She’s not going to be played by Joanna because she hasn’t been cast. The Little Mermaid story hasn’t even been written or planned yet.

        Comment by Ann – February 28, 2012 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually while it isn’t a done deal yet (that I’ve heard). The show was actively courting her for the role, so it’s definitely been planned and may even be written.

          Comment by Anissa – February 29, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the stranger dude is boring…they really messed up killing off Graham and bringing in that guy

    Comment by ggny – February 28, 2012 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree 100%

      Comment by jane – February 29, 2012 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The stranger just irritates me.
      I think Henry’s father is Rumplestiltskin’s son..

      Comment by Dane – February 29, 2012 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t see it as trading one for another. Graham clearly had his place and showing Regina’s hold over him (and his life in the real world) was a defining point for the story.
      I am of the mind that no one is really every gone. The format through which the story is being told leaves for anyone to come back, albeit in the fairy tale world.
      Think about it this way. Even the laws of the real world bend to Regina’s magic and Rumples. That being said, almost anything is possible.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My big question is when they’re going to make Emma less of a bumbling moron. Breaking and entering, stealing, mistaking an obvious playground design for a mansion, Emma needs to actually use some logic and show herself to be a real hero.

    Comment by xav – February 28, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen Brother xD!

      Comment by Alex – February 28, 2012 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am not that in to Emma. I like all the fairytale characters and there counterparts more.

      Comment by Patti – February 28, 2012 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Emma is my favourite character.

      Comment by katie – February 29, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And yet again, an interview in which nobody asks the main question of this entire series: are they ever going to return to the fairytale world? For me, this is the main element of the show I’ve been waiting for. Not necessarily to go back soon, but the possibility of going back at some point down the road really opens this series up. Why has nobody ever asked this yet?

    Comment by YowzaPowza – February 28, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why would they answer the main premise of the show? There are already so many foregone conclusions on the show, like Snow and Charming living happily ever after that to answer that question would take every bit of mystery out. But I’m pretty sure they’ve been asked that a lot and either avoided it or said it wasn’t that simple.

      Comment by sara – February 28, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They should answer it because there has been nothing at all in the series about whether or not they’ll ever return to fairytale world, so it makes it seem like it’s not even on their radar. All they need to do is acknowledge that it’s a possibility. Just have one character pose the question of whether or not they can go back there. It’s just a little disappointing is all. They could make the audience realize the possibility of this fantastical over arching story, instead they’re just continuing with flashback after flashback. I love the show, but it would be leaps and bounds better if they could just start to bring in the question of possibly going back at some point.

        Comment by YowzaPowza – February 28, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I remember them showing a glimpse of the fairytale world below present day storybrooke. Its obviously around just hidden because of that curse. It was the very end of episode after Henry was rescued from the mine. And that glass piece showing up in storybrooke? I bet, thats some kind of foreshadowing of possibly ftw merging with storybrooke or a quake opening the ground for ftw to emerge. These two events are all in same episode.

          Comment by billie – February 28, 2012 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s like wanting them to answer the question of when the LOST characters would be rescued IN THE FIRST SEASON. Not knowing if or when the characters will return to Fairytale world and who will or won’t join them when it happens is a reason I keep turning in each week. Also, he may be a SOB but I love the character of Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin. Hope he is reunited with Belle in the end.

      Comment by April – February 28, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I really like Rumpel/Gold and I like Bella alot too. Hope we see her next season.

        Comment by Patti – February 28, 2012 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because going back means the end of the curse and the end of the real world.
      Could that rule be bent? That remains to be seen.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want David and Mary Margaret to get together to break the curse. But that’s the only reason. He is a coward and an a$$. She’s a bit of an idiot, too. It’s getting harder and harder to like either one of them as the show progresses. That said, I would just love for someone (anyone) to punch Regina in her smug face. Just once. I can’t stand her. I know that’s the whole point, but man, is she becoming irritating.

    Comment by Soccer – February 28, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m the opposite. I want Regina to win because everyone is so idiotic.

      Comment by sara – February 28, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Amen to that sara!! Go Regina!!!!

        Comment by dk – February 28, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Amen. Team Regina. For sure.

        Comment by Lisa – February 29, 2012 03:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I want Regina to win because she’s so hot. I am shallow that way.

        Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That…already happened. See episode 1×07

      Comment by xav – February 28, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • HAHA! I was thinking that and then saw your comment.

        Comment by BuffyAngel17224 – February 28, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It wasnt Ariel. I think it was supposed to be the Lady in the Lake from the knights of the round table/King Arthur/Merlin stories

    Comment by Adam – February 28, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As said in the ep – she was just a generic siren. :)

      Comment by Sarah – February 28, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think she was a generic siren.. I think she was a twist on The Lady of The Lake..

        Comment by Dane – February 29, 2012 05:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think it was set up so that it could be the Lady of the Lake, but that was a red herring. The Lady of the Lake was good. The siren was little more than a monster.

          Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the hell are they going to do in season two (assuming the show gets one)? At the rate we’re going, are they going to need an American Horror Story style reboot? Are they really going to keep putting off lifting the main curse for five or six seasons? – John

    Comment by John Grose – February 28, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show has definitely lost some of it’s zing since to “much too early” demise of Sheriff Graham. He was one of the few characters on the show that exhibited the romantic flair I associate with fairy tale heroes. There is a ho-hum blandness that has taken over, especially in present day Storybrooke. Also, if the producers plan on pairing Emma with the Stranger, I think they’re way off base – no chemistry there.

    Comment by Ross – February 28, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL Graham is gone and I’m really good with that, actually I’ve forgotten him so… The show is good with or without him, it’s not a huge loss for the show and BTW the stranger has much more chem with Emma than Graham

      Comment by Lily – February 28, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ross- I agree with you completely. The show really feels empty without Graham and I could care less about August. He really does have no chemistry with Emma (thus far). Everyone I know loves him so I hope they don’t listen to fans like you Lily.

      Comment by Autumn – February 28, 2012 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The only one that has chemistry with Emma so far is Regina, but… as much as that’d be interesting. (And make fairy tale sense. Break the curse when the daughter of the reason that they’re all in Storybrooke falls in love with the one that cursed them all there…)
        But, this is network TV in the land of the fear mongering homophobes, so…. the storyline that makes sense is unfortunately never going to happen. *Sigh* what can ya do I guess.

        Comment by dk – February 28, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • That would not make sense whatsoever, and has nothing to do with these fairytales…. that isn’t homophobia, which is obviously what you are searching for, but just normal common sense. Probably the worst idea I have seen on here yet.

          Comment by an – February 28, 2012 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Well, I disagree that it is the worst idea presented, but I don’t think it would work. I do love the dynamic between the two of them and there have been a few fun “subtext-y” moments, which I can enjoy. But there is no way they would go that route. Nor should they. I don’t think it would be true to either one’s character, from what we have seen so far.
            I have a different problem with Emma, however. She ONLY seems to have chemistry with Regina now that Graham is gone. I find myself losing interest in her and her story. I don’t think the writers have given her enough meat in her back story. We need to have some more hints about Henry’s father to care.
            By contrast, my favorite character is Regina and I am almost at the point where I like her more than the “good guys.” Lana has done a nice job creating depth in her portrayal as well.

            Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:41 AM PDT  
        • I agree in a way concerning the chemistry thing. Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parrilla definitely have some of the most “passionate” chemistry so far. Emma has nice chemistry with Mary Margaret and Henry and we’ve only seen little of her so far, but I do see the potential for chemistry between Emma and Ruby too. But Emma and Regina have some of the most fun chemistry because it’s so flaring, explosive and you can see the actresses and the writers have a lot of fun with their dynamic. It’s one of the best things about the show for me, to be quite honest.

          Comment by Lisa – February 29, 2012 03:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I agree, Emma and Regina have a great chemistry, I think she have chemistry with Mr Gold too.
            I love:
            Emma-Regina
            Emma-Mr Gold
            Evil Queen\Regina-Rumpelstiltskin\Mr gold.
            These pairssparks!

            Comment by Katie – February 29, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  
    • Graham is actually one of the few characters I didn’t care about at all. I didn’t mind having him around, but it didn’t bother me in the slightest when he was killed off either. Heck, I had more of an reaction to the Archie death scare in “That Still Small Voice”. Jamie D. brought the pretty and that’s nice, but there wasn’t more to Graham than that. They’re welcome to give the Huntsman a bit more of an edge in future Enchanted Forest flashbacks though.

      Comment by Lisa – February 29, 2012 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY!! My fingers and toes are crossed for the return of the Sheriff. I still don’t know why they had to kill him off so quickly.

    Comment by Amanda – February 28, 2012 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “his story”? So he’s a ft character? But actually I think that maybe August could be Henry’s dad, Jared and Eion are similar (except for the eyes), and Jennifer has said in January that Eion’s character could be connected to Emma, it’s maybe that?
    And Unfortunately I don’t think MM and David will be reunited anytime soon

    Comment by Angel – February 28, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why would Emma have no idea who August was if he was Henry’s dad? Even if they just pretended not to know each other in public to avoid suspicion, they wouldn’t continue pretending when they were by themselves. I hope you’re right about August somehow being connected to Emma and/or Henry, though.

      Comment by Jessica – February 28, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did I miss this, but what happened to Rumplestiltskin’s son? Could he be the stranger or Henry’s father?

    Comment by Stein – February 28, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m thinking the same thing when I read this, Rumple’s son or maybe Henry’s dad

      Comment by Angel – February 28, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • His son ran away. In “Skin Deep” when Rumpy was talking to Belle he said that he lost his son how he lost his wife, which if I recall was because she ran away. So that’s definitely possible.

      Comment by Jessica – February 28, 2012 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the problem with that theory is the timeline. We know Rumple has been the Dark One for Ages. Even if he did find a way to get his son into the real world, his son would have to be much, much older than August by now.

      Comment by Lisa – February 29, 2012 03:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But was the Darkness of Ages Rumple or the mantle that belonged to the creature he stole the powers from?

      Comment by Stein – February 29, 2012 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • here’s a stretch – the stranger is prince charming’s twin brother who was killed in fairy tale land, but somehow regina brought him back in the real world to prevent people from breaking the curse. he was messing with pages about prince charming so if the above quote is taken literally, then the stranger is somehow connected to charming.

    Comment by cj – February 28, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • August is Pinnochio. He was carved of an enchanted tree so was her wardrobe. That’s the connection.

    Comment by Sami H – February 28, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg!!!yay!Graham! Allright…. I have 2 theories. Remember Regina said she loved someone? I think she loved either rumpy( somehow) or pc’s twin that died

    Comment by Perry p – February 28, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They have made a point of calling the one she lost “loved one” without really providing further clues. This could be man, woman, or beast. But whatever it was, she blames Snow for its loss and Snow seems to know that she is somehow responsible for that.
      I am thinking whomever/whatever this “loved one” might have been, it is somehow connected to the apple tree she has tended since childhood. (Either that or the tree is connected to her mother). She tended the tree in the Fairy Tale world when she was married to King Leopold. How long has that tree been a part of her life? It was also the first thing Emma attacked to send a message to Regina.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • is there no ask ausiello tonight…?

    Comment by grace – February 28, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought Graham was already revealed to be the Hunstman from Snow White?

    Comment by Spencer – February 28, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right. Maybe he’s something else too? Perhaps he’s a different fairytale character that eventually became a huntsman? I read somewhere that originally he was meant to be Robin Hood, but they were unable to get the rights for the character or something. Anything seems pretty possible with this show.

      Comment by Jessica – February 28, 2012 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Robin Hood is a folk hero. There should be no “rights.”

        Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I need more Snow&Charming and Mary&David, the best of the show.
    Or Emma&Daddy&Mommy scenes, the royal familie.
    THE BEST

    Comment by fotreya – February 28, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Since Henry has read the fairy-tale book a hundred times by now I am sure it will take no time for him to realize that it’s been altered. I thought maybe August would turn out to be a Grimm, but now I’m not so sure. BTW, I am looking forward to seeing how his character develops. I also think he and Emma have great chemistry.

    Comment by April – February 28, 2012 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve seen some theories that August is an adult Henry. They do look very similar.

    Comment by Hannah – February 28, 2012 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like that idea!

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know Emilie de Ravin has a pilot but since it’s for abc I hope we see Belle next season alive. I really liked her as Belle and love her chemistry with Rumpel/Mr.Gold.

    Comment by Patti – February 28, 2012 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They need to bring back Graham in any capacity, the show hasn’t been the same since he was killed. I really hope they can make this happen

    Comment by Nicole – February 28, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Killing Graham killed this show for me.

    Comment by austen. – February 28, 2012 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A Rumpel/ Gold connection to Henry would be awesome. As for August te best hint if found is the horn on his necklace. All I keep thinking is the ‘boy’ who cried wolf. I’m surprised also that Graham isn’t going to be in the red riding hood episode. Also on the point of will the ever return: I think it be great to see the characters realize that who they are in the modern world. I mean can you imagine how border pc and Sw would be with no real battles to fight other then to have to pretend that they are normal.

    Comment by Mistyk – February 28, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRING BACK CINDERELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by eli – February 28, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MORE BELLE & RUMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by thing – February 28, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jamie Dornan returning (even for a brief stint) would be the best news for ONCE. I still love the show but I must admit that I lost a bit of interest when Sheriff Graham died. It’s still a great show but it just worries me that they’ll just kill beloved characters for no reason at all. If there’s anything that’s most irritating about TV shows, it’s when they don’t respect the characters and write in twists just for shock value.

    Comment by Aiden – February 28, 2012 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree!! its sucks that they had to kill of Graham! he was great! i really hope he comes back…the show will be interesting once again!!

      Comment by Sam A – February 29, 2012 04:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Belle’s back!
    Just give me more Rump/Gold/Belle and I’ll be happy.
    Looking forward to the Hatter episode.

    Comment by Jess – February 28, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • maybe it wasn’t charming but the prince from sleeping beauty? maybe that is where he is from?

    Comment by an – February 28, 2012 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Could the stranger be a future Henry?

    Comment by OUAT Fan – February 29, 2012 01:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope we get to see more of Emma Caufield!!!

    Comment by Spik3 – February 29, 2012 02:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think we do know a bit more about what’s been going on between the Queen and Snow White. The show has been dropping hints since episode 2 and it seems like the puzzle is slowly coming to together. It’s still one of the episodes I’m most excited about this season. In a way this is the foundation of the show. If Regina had gotten her “happily ever after”, like basically everyone else in the Enchanted Forest, there would be no curse. This really has to be well done. I’m confident the writers are aware of this though and Lana Parrilla and Ginnifer Goodwin will knock it out of the park with their acting.

    Comment by Lisa – February 29, 2012 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Never trust the writers.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A few people have mentioned maybe August could be a future Henry. Um UCK… if he were a future Henry then that would mean he’s been KNOWINGLY flirting with his MOTHER. Again… UCK.
    Love that Jamie may be back!!
    As for the poster who asked why the question hasn’t been asked about if they will ever get back to fairytale world .. maybe because only two characters actually know who they really are (Regina and Mr. Gold). Everyone else is under the curse and believes the “backstory”. They have no reason to ask that question.

    Comment by Cari – February 29, 2012 05:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, good point and yes, UCK. I had forgotten the flirting. I guess I blocked it from my mind, as I saw no real connection/chemistry with Emma.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • just seeing the picture of the huntsman makes me happy. i miss him so.

    Comment by lauren – February 29, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin have phenomenal chemistry. In one episode, they added so much chemistry,heart,sweetness and angst. I hope Belle stays alive and the show continues the slow Rumpel&Belle build for many more seasons.

    Comment by Kelly – February 29, 2012 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Theirs was one of my favorite stories. Very well done.

      Comment by Kel – February 29, 2012 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really wish that the characters in Storybrook were more similar than those in the Fairy tale world, I mean, Regina is obviusly very similar wih the Evil Queen, but Mary Margaret is nothing like the brave Snowhite, also Prince Charming was willing to fight for Snow, but David is such a coward, it actually seems like the real world, that men are such cowards and we expect the to be such princes.
    I´m also very curious if it is true that any curse can be broken by true love´s kiss, I think that when we find Emma´s true love, it will be the trigger.. just thinking…

    Comment by Patty – February 29, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like the idea that Emma’s true love’s kiss will be what does it.
      As for the characters not being like their fairytale characters, I agree. I love Prince Charming, but cannot stand David because of how much of a jerk and coward he is. I can’t explain that difference. As for Snow White the difference makes a little more sense. When we see Snow White under her father’s care, we see her as a much sweeter and kinder woman, very similar to Mary Margaret. Once her father has died and all this other dark stuff happens to her (such as almost being murdered), it seems to have hardened her and made her into a much stronger person. I think once Mary Margaret faces certain hardships she will start being as powerful as Snow White.

      Comment by Jessica – February 29, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think that’s part of the curse. Most everyone’s personalities are altered. Mary Margaret is even-tempered and soft-spoken. David is cowardly. Ruby is wild and rebellious (I speculate RRH will be a lot more respectful to her grandmother). Archie, for a while, strayed from his conscious. So on and so forth.

        Comment by alittlered – February 29, 2012 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @YowzaPowza
    They don’t need to answer that question because the answer is obvious. You are over thinking it. These are fairy tale charecters. They don’t belong in the real world. The are only there because of the curse. Once it is broken, they will go back to their normal lives. Which is in fairy tale land.

    Comment by bkwrm – February 29, 2012 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All I want from this show is good writing for their central female characters: Snow White/Mary Margaret, Evil Queen/Regina and Emma. I don’t care much for the men. Rumple is great but not sure I’m feeling this Beast/Beauty thing. Charming is a flat character in both worlds. And Graham and this August guy are completely interchangeable forced love interests for Emma. I don’t care about either one of them. Give me Snow White and Evil Queen backstory, Evil Queen/Regina character exploration, character development and backstory for Emma and I’m a happy camper.

    Comment by Blackbird – February 29, 2012 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • August Booth is representing the real life man who worked with the Grimms on restoring their books. My questions are about what is he doing in Storybrooke. Is he restoring the pages Henry took out? Did Regina also mess with the book? Has the book changed because Emma showed up on Storybrooke? Is he adding missing stories? I am really enjoying Once Upon a Time more so than Grimm. Grimm is just a police procedural with a monster of the week. Maybe Grimm will get more into their actual Grimm mythology in the remaining episodes for this season.

    Comment by TVDIVA – March 1, 2012 04:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A siren is a mermaid
    Maybe you all should look it up
    And that was not Ariel but they should fit her into the story love this show

    Comment by mailene – March 1, 2012 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like that idea!! Would def be cool :)

    Comment by GG – March 1, 2012 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amen, Spik3!!! She would have made an awesome addition to this cast, especially considering her performance of Anya on Buffy, which was spectacular!

    Comment by buffyfan – March 12, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I read that Ariel is going to be on Season 2.

    Comment by Carlynn – March 12, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the idea of him being Rumple’s son, then Henry would be his grandson and he might soften up. He loved his son a lot before the change.

    Comment by Carlynn – March 12, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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