Apparently those from the Land of Untold Stories did not arrive in Once Upon a Time’s Storybrooke gently.
As seen in the first photos below from Season 6 of the ABC drama, Emma, Regina et al are exploring the crash site where Mr. Hyde’s neighbors made a none-too-gingerly landing.
As Once creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis previously shared with TVLine, those in the Land of Untold Stories either hit “pause” on their lives or had pause hit for them, for any number of reasons (including fear). As such, now that their tales are poised to resume playing, reactions will vary.
For an Untold Story denizen, landing in Storybrooke “might be a gain, or it might be a loss — it depends on the character,” says Horowitz. Adds Kitsis, “There are some who will definitely need Emma and the heroes’ help, and there are some who will be looking to darker forces.”
Per the official synopsis for the Season 6 premiere, airing Sunday, Sept 25 and titled “The Savior”: “As our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories. Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger. In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.”