There is never rest for the weary on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
As seen in this first batch of photos from Sunday’s two-hour Season 5 finale (starting at 7/6c), as Emma helps Regina cope with the shocking events of the most recent episode, in which Hades was ultimately vanquished, new trouble starts brewing — when David, Snow, Hook and Zelena’s aim to transport Merida and others back to their respective storybook realms, only to land in “a deranged new world.” And though Smallville alum Sam Witwer (recurring as the “warden”) is not spied in these photos, the heroes do seem to encounter an “orderly.”
The official loglines are as follows: “In Only You, Regina reels from the death of Robin Hood, and everyone tries to give her room to grieve, but when the heroes discover Gold has stolen Hades’ Olympian Crystal and tethered all of Storybrooke’s magic to it, they set out to stop him. Henry decides he no longer can stand all the pain magic has caused his family, so he goes rogue, with Violet in tow, to destroy magic once and for all. Meanwhile, Zelena, Snow, David and Hook attempt to open a portal that will return Merida and the other Storybrooke guests to their homes, but things go awry and the group winds up in a deranged new world.
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“In ‘An Untold Story,’ with the possibility of magic being destroyed and the fate of Storybrooke hanging in the balance, it’s a race for Emma and Regina to track down Henry before Gold can find him first. Regina continues to struggle with her frustrations over her former evil-self while Snow, David, Hook and Zelena are imprisoned and must contend with very two very disturbed individuals” — Hank Harris’ “groundsman” included — “that may give Gold a run for his money.”