Once Upon a Time Finale Sneak Peek: Will [Spoiler] Save Henry?

That’ll teach the rugrat to eat dessert before dinner.

As part of the first season finale of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Emma and Regina will scramble — and even (gasp) work together — to try to save Henry, who in a desperate bid to prove to Emma what’s what took a bite out of the apple turnover made by the mayor from leftover bits of that fairytale land apple.

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But as seen in these photos below, what transpires there in the hospital room that leaves such looks of wonder on Regina and Dr. Whale (and apparently fires up a wind machine)? My speculation: Seeing as how true love’s kiss saved Snow from her own nasty bite of apple, the maternal peck on the noggin that Emma gives her offspring will spring the lad back to life.

And then, hopefully, she will believe. Right…?

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Per ABC’s official synopsis for the season-ender, “Emma and Regina team together in order to find a way to save Henry’s life. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Prince Charming attempts to escape from the Evil Queen’s clutches in order to reunite with Snow White who, unbeknownst to him, has already taken a bite of the Queen’s poison apple.”

Jamie Dornan (who plays The Huntsman), Emilie de Ravin (Belle), Kristin Bauer (Maleficent) and Sebastian Stan (Jefferson) are all set to guest-star.

What are your theories on how the season will end, and what Season 2 will entail?

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  1. Frivolouswhim says:

    I would much rather see Henry saved by Regina. I don’t know why the latwar episode focused so much on Regina’s love for Henry if, ultimately, it’s not Regina who saves him. I would be very happy with the show if the Evil Queen finally proved to everyone that she does love her son.

    Anyway, exciting photos and Lana Parrilla’s face is giving me chills – such an amazing actress. Can’t wait for the finale, the cast has been doing a wonderful job :)

    • Templar says:

      How about because if Regina’s kiss saved Henry, it would put Regina on top. Emma is the one who has to unravel the curse. It’s Regina’s fault the poison exists.

      • sara says:

        How would it put Regina on top?

        • AtomicRose says:

          becouse then it would show that she was the right full mother to henry. If emma does it, it would give her the scence of pride and the power to belive the curse is real

          • Blackbird says:

            This rightful mother business is one of the reasons why I hope they will go for something different. Emma and Regina are both Henry’s mothers. The show needs to give it a rest already. There should be no such thing as a “one true mother”.

          • sara says:

            Ah, she is the rightful mother to Henry. That’s what adopting someone means.

          • Templar says:

            Tell that to Solomon.

          • Tarc says:

            You can’t. He likely never existed, and if he had, he’d be dead.

          • kinomakoto says:

            Are we forgetting episode one where Emma decided to stay. She asks Regina if she loves Henry, and her super power tells her that Regina was lying–i.e. she doesn’t really love him, but she will take care of him…like a possessive sort of love.

            I really need to get some sleep….

          • sara says:

            @kinomakoto You mean the superpower that Emma doesn’t actually have? Or she would have been able to tell that Regina was lying about Kathryn and everything, that Gold was lying about everything, that Graham was lying, that Jefferson wasn’t lying, that August wasn’t lying, that Henry wasn’t lying, etc.

      • Blackbird says:

        But Henry’s affected by Maleficent’s sleeping curse. That’s not the dark curse that Emma is supposed to break.

        • AtomicRose says:

          Ya but True Love breaks all Curse!!

          • Blackbird says:

            Does it though? Regina claimed that’s how it works, but it’s not like Regina speaks nothing but the truth. From what I remember we’ve seen quite a few situations in both the fairy tale world and Storybrooke now in which true love’s kiss didn’t work.

          • Lori says:

            yes true love does but if Emma does not beleive in the curse(she couldn’t see Pinos wooden leg but Henry did) that all the kisses in the world will not wake him up Charming did and thats why he woke Snow up he believed Emma does not and if u dont believe the cause than u cant believe the cure

        • maude says:

          precisely. yet it will be enough to set emma on the road to believing.

    • M says:

      I hope that too! I hate all the Emma-loves-Henry-more-than-Regina- thing

    • Kath says:

      If Regina really loved Henry, she wouldn’t have lied to him about her ‘council meeting’/booty call on Saturday, she wouldn’t have destroyed his play castle, and she wouldn’t have gone after his grandmother (Snow) so vindictively. But mostly if Regina really loved Henry, she would have made room for Emma in his life.

      Lana Parrilla is great at the nuance but in the end, Regina is a sociopath.

      • Frivolouswhim says:

        From what I understand, Regina didn’t adopt Henry because she wanted to adopt Snow/Charming’s grandkid. She wanted a child and Gold got one for her – it’s revealed in episode 2, she didn’t know who Gold would get her. By ep 2 Henry hated her, but it’s not like Regina was trying to ruin Henry because she was the grandkid of the woman she hates so much. I think if there is one person Regina still feels love for, that is Henry. And that’s what I want to see accentuated, possibly in the finale (like the last ep did).

        It’s not like she can’t go on hating everyone else, evidently Regina is a complicated woman and human feelings are not black or white, it’s not just “yes or no”. So no, it wouldn’t put “Regina on top”. It would just pretty much ensure that Regina is still emotionally invested and an emotionally invested Regina is a MOTIVATED Regina. The woman is driven by her emotions. But then again Regina losing Henry for good (either to death or to Emma) could just send her spiralling out of the little control she has left over her emotions.

        Besides, Emma will be the savior of all so it’s not like she’s not gonna save anyone.

        But then again the show HAS been pushing the birth mother / parents are better angle because every adoption aspect on the show has been portrayed negatively.

        • AT says:

          She also ‘loved’ her dad who always stood by her as well and she killed him to enact her revenge. Putting her hate above any love.

          • JcP says:

            I never understood that. If Regina had to sacrifice the thing she loved most for the curse, which happened to be her father, then how come it wasn’t herself. I feel like she loves herself more than she did her father, otherwise she wouldn’t have done it… Maybe?

      • Blackbird says:

        So what you’re saying is that a mother should just tell her 10 year old kid when she is about to get laid by the guy she’s having an affair with? I don’t know any mother who would do this. Regina’s done a lot of questionable things, but not sharing the details of her sex life with her kid is definitely not one of the in my eyes.

        • Templar says:

          She was not having an affair. She had Graham’s heart in a box in the crypt. He was not with her by choice.

      • Jaime says:

        Oh, I don’t know. It seems easy to say Regina should just have made room for Emma, but let’s be real here for a moment. Which adoptive parent would not be afraid of losing their child again if the birth parent showed up all of a sudden and wanted to be in the kid’s life again? After having agreed to a closed adoption? I can relate to that. To Regina’s methods of trying to stop Emma? Not so much. But the fear of losing Henry I do understand. Even more so with Regina’s backstory. Losing the people she loves is a common theme for her after all. And although it’s clearly not the “right” thing to do she falls back into old patterns of trying to protect herself from another loss. That’s why it will be so interesting to watch her deal with the consequences of her apple turnover plan.

        • Flora says:

          Everyone here is forgetting that Henry is Regina’s father reincarnated. In order to create the spell in Fairy Tale Land in the first place she had to kill what she “loved most”- and that was her father. Regina’s love for Henry is real, and probably the only noble emotion that woman has.

          • maude says:

            @ Flora: Uh? Reincarnated? That’s not been proven. We may have been set -up to think
            that. She may have named him Henry, after her father, hoping that he would love her as unconditionally. Kinda seems like she’s trying to erase her revengefulness by naming him after the same man whose heart she ripped out in order to enact the curse, as if somehow that will make it allright.

        • sara says:

          The show is really anti-adoption by having a stance that Emma has any place in Henry’s life at all.

          • Templar says:

            I disagree. If a birth mother learns her child has been placed in the hands of a monster, she should do everything she can to break that adoption.

      • sara says:

        Wut? It’s not unheard of for a parent to not tell a child about their sex life. That’s kind of standard.

        And what was she supposed to do? Let him play on a deathtrap? Or use town money to fix a playground to fix a playground only one child used when she instead had another one built that multiple children used? Emma has about as much place in Henry’s life as I do in the kid that just walked by my house.

        • Tara says:

          You’re just trying to justify whatever Regina does because you have a special defense system in place for adoptive women.

        • AT says:

          Why is everyone so quick to judge Emma’s motives in a negative way and not Regina’s. First off, in the last episode, Regina made it clear she knows who Emma is. Therefore she knew who Henry was as well. The telling him about her sex life part I agree with. However the playground she destroyed because it was where Henry met with Emma and was now there special place. NOT because she was concerned about safety. Any love Regina has ever had only came second to her desire for revenge on Snow. Which is why she killed her own Father, who was her biggest supporter!

          Second to all the Emma haters. The woman was young, alone and in prison! i don’t know if you just don’t know any young woman who have ended up pregnant but it can be a pretty tough situation. If she really didn’t care at all i don’t think she would have carried him to full term but having him in prison and probably not having much hope in her life is why she gave him up.

          Last, Henry went and found Emma because he wants to be with her instead of a Sociopath who’s adult life has been spent trying to destroy his grandma, oh wait and pretty much everyone else. He even would know that she murdered her father who he is named after… CREEPY! he also knows that Emma was ‘abandoned’ because of the curse and probably knew she was hurting and alone and didn’t understand what happened to her. That’s a pretty amazingly brave little man. If you were Emma and realized what an amazing little boy he was you would love him too. Plus, if you knew what Regina was capable of you would want him far away from her too.

    • luli says:

      emma believes!!! in the last picture she is seeing august as pinocchio!!!

    • greysfan says:

      I disagree. She isn’t his mother and she has hurt Henry in a number of ways. As for that final photo i think she walks in on August as a wooden doll. Going to be an amazing finale and can’t wait till Sunday.

    • I think Lana Parilla is fantastic but Regina is evil. It must be Emma that saves him.

  2. Slizabeth says:

    OOH. Look at the consecutive pics of the Mayor and the Doctor. Her hair is blowing in the wind ie. some spell works (and some magical wind picks up) and Henry will likely live!

  3. Becca says:

    Omg! Can’t wait to watch this! Seriously one of my favorite new shows!!

  4. LN says:

    so excited!! I’m sure Emma will save Henry!

  5. Is that August’s room in the last two pictures? Mayhaps Emma finally sees his appendages turning into wood?

    • Ronnie says:

      yeah it is!! I think that in those pics she`s looking at him dead or almost. remember that someone will die in the finale, if it’s not Henry (in which case he’ll be brought back to life for sure) it’s august!

    • Mysti says:

      That’s what I think too, Emma will save Henry with true love’s kiss and finally she will see August as Pinocchio

  6. Alice says:

    It’s Blue Fairy in nun-form! I forget, who is Doctor Whale in the fairytale world?

  7. lolo says:

    I’m worried about August now, those pictures of Emma at what looks like Granny’s inn she looks worried, or maybe she believe and sees August turning into wood…

  8. cte says:

    Someone dies, either Henry or August. I’m betting Henry for sure, and August is a cliffhanger.

    Hnery dying 1- moves things along, 2- he is the most unpopular character on the show and all the critics and blogs talk about how he brings the show down. I’m betting they cut their losses and kill him.

    Augsut cliffhanger bc it brings people back for next season, plus ppl watch for good looking guys and increases viewers.

    • Dominique says:

      Henry is one of the most important characters on this show. The producers have already obliged by cutting back his screentime, but there’s no way they’re going to kill Emma’s son. That’d send her right over the edge.
      And not everybody hates him.

      • anonymous says:

        most ppl believe he brings the show down, boring, and annoying and not good acting

        Practically as a child actor he is growing and won’t look the same by next season. Although we don’t know how much time has passed now that time is moving forward in Storybrooke, it would be strange for Henry to age so much in btwn seasons. I think he’s a gonner.

        • Tara says:

          No, most people don’t believe he brings the show down. Everyone I’ve asked really likes him. Speak for yourself, but don’t put words in anyone else’s mouth.

    • Ines says:

      They can kill Henry for just a little bit and then get him back to life. Technically that would be a death.

    • Val says:

      If they kill Henry, there is no reason for Emma to stay in Storybrooke. No savior, no show.

    • anonymous says:

      Everybody loves Henry. Well at least most people. Honestly, Henry is one of the main characters and it would be devastating to see him go. Although, August has only been on a couple episodes not many people will be heartbroken. We’ve all known Henry longer.

  9. Dominique says:

    I’m sorry, but I kinda saw nothing but “Jmaie Dornan is set to guest-star”. I’ve missed him so much on this show! I know he’ll only play the Huntsman, but in the promo, we saw Emma go down those mines where Henry and Archie once were. Maybe there’s a portal down there, maybe she’ll find the Huntsman? I just want him back for the next season so badly, I don’t even care what kind of solution they’ll come up with.

    • Cynthia says:

      Lol! Same here! I can’t wait to see him again:D

    • Blackbird says:

      Sheriff Graham and the Huntsman were the same person though. Graham was just the name the Huntsman was given after he arrived in Storybrooke and now he is dead. I know it’s hard to let go if you really liked a character, but I don’t think they will revert his death. If they open this door for one character, fans will start asking for others to return too and they’ll never hear the end of it. Besides, killing off a character that early on was their way of saying “this is serious business” and they would take back that message too if they brought him back from the dead.

      • Alice says:

        The fairytale world is in the past- and we have not seen the Hunstman dead in fairytale, so I assume they will keep him around, showing his history in that world even if he is dead in ours. He and Emma won’t be able to reunite, but we’ll still get to see the Huntsman.

      • Dominique says:

        Yeah I know, and in a way, they did a good thing by killing off such a popular character so early one, because everything from then on is unpredictable, it’s what makes the show so good. But in the promo for next week, we heard Gold/Rumpel say; magic is coming, and I’m sorta hoping this might be a loophole. Y’know, once in a lifetime opportunity to bring back someone?
        Yeah I know, grasping at straws here lol. I just really love Graham, sigh.

      • songbyrd86 says:

        The creator did say he is still very much alive in fairytale land. Which makes sense, because the two lands are only connected insofar as what was taken by Regina when the curse was enacted. They don’t affect each otherwise. When she took the hearts with her, their magic was contained in storybrook – therefore, the sheriff would’ve only died in storybrook and not in fairytale land. Does that make any sense?

        • Zos says:

          I don’t think that’s what they meant tbh. The Huntsman is alive in the scenes we see of the enchanted world because the show uses the enchanted world to tell the stories of the characters in the past, in flashbacks until the moment the curse hit. I think in the finale the Huntsman will help Charming to escape from the Evil Queen’s castle.

        • maude says:

          @ songyrd86: Yes. I agree it makes not only “any” sense, but perfect sense. We only saw him die in Storybrooke, not in Enchanted Land. Wouldn’t it be a trip if in Enchanted Land he turns out to be Emma’s True Love and that’s why kissing her awoke his memories. How many times in fairytales does the prince get turned into an animal where the princess kiss turns him back into
          his handsome self? Although, I’ve kissed few frogs so far and nothing anything yet.

          • Gavin says:

            We didn’t see him die in the fairtale land because the fairytale scenes are flashbacks. These are not two characters exisiting at the same time in parallel universes. The curse took everyone from the fairytale world and transported them to ours. It’s not like Snow White keeps living in a parallel fairytale universe while Mary Margaret walks around in Storybrooke. Mary Margaret IS Snow White. What we’re seeing of Snow White takes place in the past, what we’re seeing of her in Storybrooke as Mary Margaret takes place in the present. Different name and haircut, but one and the same character. ;) And it’s the same for everyone else.

    • luli says:

      im sure emma finds the coffin where snow white was when she was in the sleeping curse

  10. sara says:

    I’m sure it will be Emma who kisses Henry and breaks the sleeping curse. Yawwwwn. I guess they felt they haven’t hammered home that birth parents are always better and love children more.

    • Dominique says:

      It’s not just about birthparents vs. adoptive parents on this show. Emma is the Saviour. Her presence already triggered Graham’s memory, why wouldn’t it be the one thing that’ll save Henry? And I wouldn’t exactly call Regina Mother of the Year. I’m sure she did her best to give Henry everything she could, raise him properly and all. But growing up in a fancy house isn’t all that. He sees what Regina does to other people, how she uses her influence as the Mayor to get what she wants and hurt other people. All the money in the world isn’t going to make a boy like Henry turn his head from that and pretend like nothing’s wrong.

      • Templar says:

        Think what she did to his castle.

        • sara says:

          Ah yes. Demolishing a broken structure that is a danger to children. PURE EVIL.

          • Margeaux says:

            Get used to the idea that Regina is filth. Deal.

          • @ Margeaux – says:

            Don’t you know that sara think Regina is a poor misunderstood mother, and can’t do bad and evil things. she just trying to justify whatever Regina does. so don’t waste your time with her.

    • Alice says:

      I think they showed a very strong bond between Ghepetto and his adopted son Pinnochio. And Regina’s birth mother was certainly NOT a loving or better mother to her daughter than, say, Granny was to the granddaughter that she took in. Cora’s one of the worst mothers on the show. Archie’s birth parents were also terrible and didn’t love their son at all. Regina is not portrayed as a worse mother than Emma because she isn’t related to Henry biologically, but because she’s an evil, selfish, psychopath. (That I love to watch, but the woman solves problems with curses and poison, she’s got issues). Those people don’t make good parents of any kind. Rumple has not been the greatest father to his biological child, not loving him enough to overcome his desire for power. Belle’s biological father disowned her. While family and a sense of identity and yearning to belong and be loved are a theme in the show, I don’t think it is actively campaigning against adoption.

      • Templar says:

        Personally, if I were David, I’d think twice before letting Regina adopt a pet from the shelter.

      • Templar says:

        I don’t think you can use Gepetto as an example, because he did create Pinocchio.

        • sara says:

          Yeah, he actually MADE him. Then he screwed Emma over.

          • Margeaux says:

            Seek help, dear.

          • Gavin says:

            @Margeaux: What’s your problem? Disagreeing with other people’s opinions is fine, but attacking them like that is low. And it says a lot more about you than about the person you’re trying to discredit.

    • Anna says:

      It’s just a show. Let’s not forget that in this story, the adoptive mother is the Evil Queen and the boy knows it! Whether she loves Henry or not is a moot point. They needed Henry to bring Emma to Storybrooke and they needed something/someone to motivate her and make her believe.

  11. Blackbird says:

    I don’t know. Sounds too predictable to me. I’m hoping for something a little more surprising.

  12. Meg says:

    I hope Lana Parilla and Robert Carlyle get some much-deserved Emmy love.

    • etc says:

      definitely Robert Carlyle. I’m not a fan of Lana Parilla in general, but her scenes with Carlyle this week were amazing. Best acting all season.

      • songbyrd86 says:

        I love the fact that when those two are in a scene together Mr. Gold always seems like the more intelligent and powerful person. It seems like Regina is desperate for everyone to know of her power whereas Mr. Gold just plain IS powerful and WAY smarter than Regina.

        • Krysten12 says:

          Yes, but Mr. Gold was too sure of himself in the last couple of episodes. He enjoyed manipulating Emma and he was almost gloating in some of his scenes with Regina. I think they are setting both Regina and Mr. Gold up for a fall in the finale. Regina will have to break the curse or let Emma break the curse to save Henry and Mr. Gold’s plan to sneak off and go on a trip while the town gangs up only on Regina won’t work. That’s my prediction.

          • Templar says:

            Henry isn’t under the Storybrooke curse. He’s under Maleficent’s sleep curse. Breaking the curse on Storybrooke won’t save Henry.

        • sara says:

          Well, is the implication not that he has been influencing her entire life in order to get her to enact the curse?

    • Frivolouswhim says:

      I bet the show will be overlooked in general but I would be overjoyed if they got nominations indeed.

  13. Mel says:

    I am actually hoping it is Emma that saves Henry.
    One, it would help Emma believe in the curse and possibly that she is the “savior” of Storybrooke. Two, Emma truely cares about Henry more so than Regina, in my honest opinion. And three, going back to points 1 and 2, Regina recognizes all of this unfolding before her and it drives her to do more devious, cruel, and evil actions to make sure the curse will never be broken.

    Also, at the end of the finale preview, someone says “magic is coming” or something like that, which means to me at least that Emma starts believing, even the tiniest bit. Remember, it started with her in the first place, along with Henry because he brought her to Storybrooke.

    • xav says:

      If Emma really cared about Henry she would have dropped him off and left rather than encouraging lying, stealing, and putting people in danger all while undermining his real mother.

      • Ned says:

        Emma is his REAL mother. Regina isn’t capable of mothering, she’s just a caregiver. No heart at all.

  14. Anel says:

    How about when Emma kisses Henry, he disappears (after magical-wind-making machine blows) and he reappears alone in Fairytale land?? That would be something not so predictable as waking up…;-) Then they can have 3 worlds that the story plays off in: The Storybrooke (present), Fairytale land (present -kinda like a sideways reality ;-) and Fairytale land (past)..

    • meggo says:

      Oooohh! I like that. And Regina would go NUTS trying to get back to him. I doubt this will happen though. I love Jared Gilmore, but I don’t think he could play off that well as the main character in another reality basically.

    • Kathy says:

      That sounds good to me but instead have him go to Neverland as one of the “Lost Boys”.

    • Templar says:

      One more time: Henry is not under the Fairytale/Storybrooke curse. He never was in Fairytale so he couldn’t go back there. He is under Maleficant’s sleep curse, which is separate and apart from Storybrooke’s curse.

  15. Katie says:

    It’s so cool to see what everyone thinks is going to happen. Idk I think that the huntsman is going to help Prince Charming escape. Also I think that Regina is going to go to Malificent to try and fix Henry somehow. I think a lot of people are right about the last couple of pictures being in August’s room and I think he will finally get Emma to believe whether he’s alive or not. O just thought of something interesting haha maybe Regina will go to Jefferson again with another magical item from Malificent that’s big enough to let them go into the other world haha. Either way with the writers of Once Upon A Time you never know, but whatever it is it will be amazing! I guess comment if u like my idea? Haha idk how to do these :)

    • Katie says:

      O also haha I think it’d be kinda cool if somehow Jeffersons daughter saved Henry haha idk just a thought I guess

  16. meggo says:

    Ahhh! How great was this episode?! Something’s telling me it is either Henry or August who dies. I can see them killing off Henry, althought it would be SO great to see Emma save him, and finally start to believe. Because we know it takes a while for her to belive. But if he does die, she may believe, and that could be her strength in trying to save the town. Her whole life right now is about saving Henry, but if he dies, she may try to save the town, as Henry wished her to. Alghouth, I’d hate to see Henry go, he’s such a brilliant young actor!

  17. Once says:

    Why does someone have to save Henry?

  18. JHay says:

    It’s not about who loves Henry more, its about who Henry loves and he thinks Regina is evil.

  19. Kelly says:

    I don’t think Henry is in danger of dying because it’s a sleeping curse. He might not wake up for a while, but he won’t be dead. If someone has to get killed of, it will probably be August, which is really horrible because I really like him. But it makes sense because to keep the suspense going, the less people that believe in the curse, the better for the show probably, so he’s probably gone. Poor Pinocchio :(

  20. Dags says:

    I think the only way Emma can break the curse is by believing. That’s why she will go to the Inn and hopefully finally see August is turning to wood.

  21. cindy says:

    I think Regina wrote the storybook!

    • Templar says:

      I think Gold wrote it and they already said MM gave it to Henry, so she bought it in Gold’s shop.

      • cindy says:

        I don’t know remember when Jefferson told Regina; now I want you to write me and Grace(his daughter) a new story. Sounds to me like she wrote it, and put everyone’s real life in it as she gave them a Storybrooke life.

  22. JO! says:


    • JHay says:

      I seemed to miss when she figured that out too.

      • Lori says:

        It was when Mr Gold went to see her and she was with her apple tree I think it was episode 2 or 3 and he says when she ask him you know who she is dearie

    • sharry says:

      Mr. gold did not tell her straight out in that episode. He just said, “I imagine you think you know exactly who she is” . I kinda felt that in that nightmare something clicked. She sort of has this look of horror and confusion when emma reaches for the sword from david. I assumed that’s when she figured it out…

      • JO! says:

        I guess that’d be it. I just assumed that since they made such a big deal in that Ep. 2 conversation where Regina asks Gold, “Who is this, Emma Swan?” then it would be something massively major. You know? Like, the season finale would be Regina finding out this is the savior, dun dun DUN.
        I was kinda bummed when she went up to Gold in An Apple Red as Blood and they talked about the curse’s savior like they had been talking about it for so long already.

  23. Tracie says:

    I have 3 theories on how this episode/season will end,
    1) Henry will start to flatline, (Because it was doing that in the promo), Emma will kiss him and he’ll come back to life.
    2) Henry will start to flatline, Emma will kiss him and it’ll cut to black before we have a chance to find out if it worked or not.
    3) Henry will flatlilne, Emma will kiss him and he stays dead because this is “A Land Without Magic”, which is the name of the episode.

    Or I guess it’s possible that there is another scenario that she kisses him before he starts to flatline, so when he does start to flatline it’s something else that brings him back…like Emma finally seeing August’s wooden limbs, or something else that has her to start believing in the curse.

  24. Ariadne says:

    Ok i’m a huuuuge Sheriff Graham fan and Gremma fan and even after his death so early on he is still my fave.so i always come up with impossible theories because i just can’t let go.(plus these stupid writers always tease that Graham will return)

    Anyway,here’s my latest stupid theory.Graham comes back,he saws henry,kisses him only to be revealed that he is his father.Emma once got drunk and without knowing it she went to storyboorke and saw graham being hot and had one night stand!

    Ok and now a serious theory.what if Graham is baelfire(or whatever his name is)and actually never left the fairytale world.it makes sense since he left alone when he was young and huntsman told he was raised by the wolfes!Rumpke would then move heaven and earth to bring him back.p!

    • Templar says:

      Do you think that in 28 years in Storybrooke Gold [who remembers all] wouldn’t recognize the sheriff as his own son? Graham wouldn’t have remembered, but Gold would. And would have seen the huntsman with the Evil Queen in Fairytale before the curse was laid. And Baelfire, with his scruples, would never have served the Queen. NO.

      • xav says:

        Baelfire with his scruples? How about, Baelfire, being 100+ years old would have been dead.

        • Ned says:

          What? 100 years old? Fairytale is a parallel universe, not a past one.

          • Gavin says:

            Uhm? The fairytale world is a past universe. The scenes we see of the characters in the fairytale land took place BEFORE they were transported to our world due to the curse. And Rumple spent centuries living in this fairytale world. The Dark One curse allows him to live that long. Writer Jane Espenson has confirmed this and the timeline of the fairytale world confirms it as well. Unless 1 year in our world equals something like 100 years in the fairytale world there is no way Baelfire can still be alive now. He would have died long before Rumple even got to our world with the curse.

  25. peter says:

    henry should die the same way that regina kill her father ”henry ” for the course to work
    this time was an acident but henry will die ”again” for the course continue working

  26. damsel not in distress says:

    For the record…this show is about fairy tales. Not all step-mother’s are evil, not all women need a man to rescue them, and not all adopted children want to be with their birth parents. When I was growing up I used to love to read Cinderella but it didn’t make me hate my step-mother. I love this show and wouldn’t want them to change a thing. I guess in our modern times fairy tales are going to continue to be controversial. I personally love to read a bit of fantasy fiction from time to time.

  27. Mikael says:

    I’ve been wondering what happened to the Fairy Tale land when the curse happened. Did it cease to exist when they all went to Storybrooke? Or is it just a big empty world now?

  28. Nathan says:

    This is what I think is going to happen.

    Emma kisses Henry. Henry doesn’t wake up. In fact, he later dies. Curse remains unbroken, but Emma wants to believe that Regina had a reason behind choosing to MURDER her. Emma visits August. She sees wood (no, not that kind you dirty person). Cliffhanger with Emma believing in the curse, and setting out to break it.

    The only reason I say this is because that’s the most unexpected turn of events that I can think of (within reason). And if the creators of LOST have worked on this story…I expect nothing less than a huge twist. They’re setting us up perfectly for something different to happen if they choose to do so.


    • xav says:

      For Regina to be choosing to murder Emma, she’d actually have to be, you know, CHOOSING TO MURDER HER.

  29. Kim says:

    Ok this is my thought, I am wondering how it will work out when the curse is broken, will time go back to when Emma was born or stay where it is now? Then what about Henry? And does anyone have a clear idea of who his father is? Maybe Mr. Gold set this plan up.

  30. OUAT Fan, but... says:

    Can Jennifer Morrison make any other facial expressions?? Seriously, her down-turned mouth shocked face is starting to grate… and I love this show. But really. Her face is ruining it. (Cue the haters, but I read this post because I really do like the show- I just wish she’d make another face once in a while.)

    • @ ^^ says:

      What do you prefer that she start smiling and laughing with a totally cool face expression in this currently situation, Do you know she is in emotional shock right?.
      Only a troll and yes a hater could come with this type of comments in an article about something totally tragic type of situation.

    • jen says:

      huh????. jennifer morrison is one of the most versatile actresses around and her performance in this series has been amazingly believable. perhaps a new flat screen,glasses or a change in attitude (like not looking superficially at others) might not ruin the show for you.

  31. Dee says:

    I’m so glad other people are bothered by the way they present adoption in this show. Henry has been raised by a woman who clearly loves and takes care of him for ten years and he hates her? Its ridiculous, especially since Henry sees the good in everyone. Yet somehow he can’t see it in the woman who took care of him all of his life?

    • Rudy says:

      Only psycho sara is disturbed by it. The rest of us are fine with it. She clearly doesn’t feel anything but possessive about Henry. She feels she OWNS him.

    • Kate says:

      I don’t think the show is trying to make some big statement about how horrible adoption is and it’s kind of annoying that that is what everyone gets out of this. The show isn’t anti-adoption: It’s anti-Regina. She is the antagonist. And while she is a complicated character and people aren’t just black and white and all that, she is still the evil queen, it’s straight up in her name. And regardless of her reasons or motivations she is an evil character. Has everyone forgotten that she is the one who killed her father, the man who unconditionally loved her more than anything for revenge against Snow White who made a little mistake as a child. And yes that mistake had disastrous consequences but still, she is blaming the wrong person here. Regina is selfish, possessive, petty and manipulative.
      Yes, I very strongly dislike Regina, but before I get any flack for that: I tried to like her. I really did. Going into the show I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt. I went in with the mindset that this was a mother who was just trying to keep the child she had raised from the stranger who was coming in to take him from her, and I tried to be sympathetic but she just made it so that I can’t be. Each time I soften towards this woman she goes and does something that just makes me hate her again. I just can’t defend her. No matter her motivation, or the reasons behind it, Regina is evil. She is the antagonist. She isn’t supposed to win. If she wins that Emma will die and no one else will ever get a happy ending again because she decided to punish the entire kingdom for something that was really the fault of her evil stepmother.
      All that being said, i do believe that she loves Henry in her own way. I just feel as if past events have warped her as a person so that she can’t feel a completely unselfish love. Henry is now the thing she loves the most, and she would do anything to protect him, but at the same time I think that if it truly comes down to Henry’s life or her revenge on Snow White, she would choose revenge, and then add having to lose Henry to her list of things to hate about Snow White. I just feel like that is the kind of person Regina is. She wasn’t always that way and it’s not completely her fault that she is this way, but this is the person who is left and I’m not entirely sure why everybody is so quick to defend her.
      Then again, Rumpelstiltskin has done horrible things to people too, and played an integral role in the curse, and I still love him. So I suppose if I look at it that way I can understand.

  32. JoshJacksononOnceuponatimefan says:

    I thought regina was cursed too when she activated the curse and that she is incapable/cursed not to fully love anyone.

  33. JoshJacksononOnceuponatimefan says:

    I am so excited to see Jefferson, The Huntsman and Belle again. They are three of my favorites. I think Emma’s love will revive Henry too. I am starting to think the curse will actually break this season and next will probably be about how to put their lives back together and also get them home.

    • Kate says:

      I’m psyched about seeing more of Jefferson, and I love any episode with Belle, but I am actually really disappointed that they are bringing the huntsman back. I never connected with him much as a character, and I feel like this trivializes his death. He was supposed to die to show new levels of Regina’s cruelty, to leave Emma as sheriff, and to have an effect on her as well. By having him come back it sort of undermines that. Also, he wasn’t originally supposed to come back, they just wrote him back for the fans and I feel like that’s letting the fans write the show. Fans (myself included) typically have some pretty stupid ideas and I feel like the writers should just ignore them. We are fans of the writers came up with all by themselves, without our help. I think they should just continue to do things this way.
      Also: I’m totally pulling for EmmaXAugust. Go away Graham. You’re messing things up :(

  34. Dreamer says:

    Well I HOPE Emma’s kiss of true love can awaken Henry, but the way this show has gone they change things all the time w/a twist so….I’d have 2 say Henry won’t wake up BC just like the title suggests…there is NO magic in this land…so it can’t wake him. Maybe Rumplestilskin will also try telling Emma the truth n Henry’s death is what puts the bur under Emma’s saddle 2 stay n fight Regina if she ever wants 2 see Henry alive in fairy tale land. I also think that Baelfire is Henry’s father BC Henry has so many of Baelfire’s younger traits. Baelfire probably became a jerk going thru the system like Pinocchio.

  35. Dreamer says:

    Everybody does love Henry! The kid who plays the part is a perfect ‘Henry’. He’s adorable. I don’t think he will wake up tho cuz the writers or those involved said we, the audience, would want 2 throw things @ our TV. I may be sad when Emma finally sees August’s wooden limbs BC he’s dead 2, but this will all ignite her to STAY n break the curse that her son died so she might believe n become the hero her son believed in…the fact that there are two deaths she could have prevented makes her feel worse. I think the wind that blows in is her looking in the book n actually believing n seeing for the first time.

  36. elizabeth says:

    After everyone was transported to Storybrooke, I think the magic in the other land died out, so it became the land with no magic, because all the flashbacks we’ve seen have been evertything leading up to the portal opening, and after that, no idea. SO, my prediction, The Land of No Magic is a total flip, back to Fairytale land, void of magic because the queen and all the major players have left it and ended up in Story Brook. Emma’s kiss brings she and Henry are catapaulted into fairy tale land, that’s why Regina’s hair is flipping out and the wind is blowing up. Remember the writers are the people who wrote all the flips in LOST.

  37. misty says:

    This show isn’t about making Regina out to be an ‘evil stepmother’- its about Regina being evil- period. I think too much is being read into the stepmother vs. birthmother aspect- its not the point of the plot. EQ is so evil, she killed her own father (that she truly did love, or the curse wouldn’t have worked). Regina doesn’t love Henry. She can’t. Maleficent told her that enacting the Dark Curse would leave a hole in her heart so big, that she would never be able to fill. Regina probably thought having a kid would fill that hole, but, it didn’t. The only thing that could fill her heart is Daniel. That’s not gonna happen- like Rumplestiltskin told King George about resurrecting James- “He’s dead. Magic can do much, but not that.”

  38. Templar says:

    Ok, going way out on a limb here. Emma said she’d been in prison/jail, and she was in the foster care system. We’ve been told next to nothing about Henry’s father. With me so far? Good. What if one of Emma’s foster mothers locked her up, a guy somehow got with her, she got PG with Henry and the guy took off. Her hair has been growing steadily since the clock started working again. Could she be Rapunzel? And at series end would she go to Fairytale with the rest of them?

  39. MockingjayGirl says:

    In the last episode, wen rumple and regina were talking, they said tht if emma dies, the curse will b broken. so i think emma will sacrifice herself so tht the curse can b broken

  40. Dreamer says:

    The whole point of the curse starts with Rumple n him finding his son. Emma n his son have some part to play together. That’s part of why I think Henry’s dad is Baelfire – and Henry has the same character traits. That would also keep the lineage to only fairytale characters being affected.

    • Kate says:

      The only thing I don’t like about this theory is that Henry’s dad was apparently a jerk, and I would hate for Baelfire to have ended up that way :( It’s an interesting theory though, and who knows? He’d be the right age and everything, and the writers have a way of twisting things around in directions you’d never have expected.

  41. Nella20 says:

    Umm are you guys seriously defending the EVIL QUEEN right now? she killed her own flesh and blood in order to seek revenge on a LITTLE snow white. She CARES for henry but she has a void in her heart that will never be filled, which is love. She is incapable of loving someone, but she is now officially dark. She named him Henry to replace the love she had for her father. That the fuel behind this all. She wanted to kill Henry’s birth mother, knowing that it will hurt Henry badly. And she wanted to do it for herself

  42. Nella20 says:

    Also is the dark curse had to be enacted my something evil (taking the Heart of the thing u love the most) then In order to break it, it has to do with love. Love is the enemy of evil so Emma’s love for Henry will cause her to believe and believe is what breaks the curse. It’s in her face she has to believe to see. Which is why she could see August turning into wood. And breaking the curse will only bring awareness to the characters the final battle is retuning to FTL

  43. cindy says:

    Ok people, all this discussion about adoption, and why Henry should love Regina, his adopted mother is for the Oprah show. This is a show about fairy tales; not reality. I just want to enjoy the fantasy, not drag it into reality by discussing why or why not he should be grateful he was adopted. That is just plain boring!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. cindy says:

    Also, when the doctor says it’s like, and Emma looks at the storybook and says “magic” then she picks it up and memories flood into her, she remembers, then she goes and sees August who is mostly wood she now can see this and he tells her not to worry about him, but to just break the curse. Then she runs around doing stuff until she goes back to the hospital just in time to see Henry dying, then she tell him she should have believed him as he flat lines, then she thinks he’s dead and she tells him she loves him and kisses him then he wakes up.

  45. Amelia says:

    Okay, so Regina loves Henry…but I don’t get why everyone is taking her side. It’s kinda important to remember that the REAL WORLD in this show isn’t actually real for the fairy tale characters, and just because Henry is the only person Regina actually loves and wants happiness for doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look at the BIG picture. The show isn’t giving adoption a bad name. If you focus on the Big picture, which IS: Regina is actually a crazy psycho who blamed a little 8, 10, what-have-you-year-old kid for her life problems and held on to it forever, THEN you’ll realize why Henry loves Emma so much. The reason the fairy tale characters are stuck in our world (their world is their actual “real world”) is because Regina couldn’t forgive a little kid for something that was an honest mistake. And more importantly, Henry KNOWS all of this. So why shouldn’t Henry want Emma as his mom? She is destined to save everybody from the problem’s Regina caused? If your mother was a mass murderess who wanted to destroy perfectly good people’s happiness, yet fawned over you, would you want to be with her?

  46. Mike-Ca says:

    I will have to look at the finale again but wasn’t the last of the potion meant to change things as they were before. Meaning that when every one awoke from the spells. The smoke coming into town will change Story Book back before the spell was broken?????? And you will find out that Regina and Mr Gold plotted the taking of the potion together, Emma was the one that had to fight the Dragon. Remember this posting and when Season 2 comes back see if I was right. GREAT SHOW

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