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Sheila / September 23rd, 2016

Welcome back for season six, Oncers!

After a long, magic-free summer, we’re pleased to say that Once Upon a Time returns to our lives this Sunday on ABC with a heart-pounding, gut-wrenching, body-shaking, epically jam-packed premiere. (Seriously though, it’s insane!)

We already caught up with the cast of OUAT at Comic-Con to bring you some spellbinding scoop on what’s coming up next, but now it’s time to focus on the swoon-worthy side of things with our very first Romance Rundown of season six!

Once Upon a Time creators and executive producer Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis held a special press Q&A session earlier this week, and spilled everything you need to know about all of your favorite pairings before tuning in to Sunday’s big debut.

Snow and Charming: Oncers know that over the past few seasons, Snow and Charming’s story has been a bit sidelined. (Through no fault of their own, of course! Ginny Goodwin has just been a little preoccupied with her two real-life pregnancies.) But now it’s time to fully welcome the most iconic fairy tale couple back into the spotlight with a glimpse at their new-normal life.

“In the last few seasons our characters have been going on journeys — whether it’s to Neverland or the Underworld — and now they’re back in Storybrooke trying to make a life for themselves there,” Horowitz explained. “So we’re trying to do more of what the daily life is and what normal is.”

He continued, “In an early episode you’re going to see Snow White ask the question of, ‘What is normal? And how do we get back to it? That’s something that she and Charming strive toward and, in doing that, it allows us to kind of see these characters we enjoy writing for pop in and out of their lives.”

Additionally, we’re going to see Snow and Charming address the idea of what a “happy ending” truly is and what that really means for their family. Kitsis teased, “These stories often end with ‘happily ever after,’ which means they go on, but they very rarely say ‘The End.’ There’s no period at the end of it, so how do you live your life like that?”

Rumple and Belle: We truly hate to tell you this (because we seem to have to say it every year!), but it looks like Rumple and Belle are in for a gut-wrenching tumultuous ride in season six.

“I think that Belle really kind of is in a place where she’s really given up on Rumple,” Kitsis explained. “But they have a child, so it makes these things messier. Once a child is involved, you actually have to put aside your own feelings and put the child first, no matter how much you hate the other person. And that is going to be tested.”

Whoa! Hate? Hmm… that seems a little strong, so Kitsis was quick to clarify his words. “I wouldn’t say she hates him,” he corrected himself. “I would say she’s severely disappointed and she seems very angry with him.”

Before you start to riot in the streets of Storybrooke, Horowitz reminded viewers that there is a fine line between love and hate. “They’ve had that love between them,” he said. “And she’s really struggling now with how to move forward in life because Rumple has positioned himself in a position where it appears to be an unrepairable relationship, so Belle really has to figure out, ‘How do I give birth to this child and raise it?'”

On the bright side, we will tell you that there are plenty of seriously swoon-worthy Rumbelle throwback moments in Sunday’s premiere — complete with a familiar gold dress, a teacup and a shocking twist.

Killian and Emma: Now that Emma and Killian have had their romance-filled reunion after that hellish experience in the underworld, their honeymoon phase is, unfortunately, coming to a close. (Hey, it was a pretty romantic ride for a while there!)

Emma will be dealing with a jaw-dropping, heartbreaking issue over the course of this season, but rather than sharing her burden and fears with Killian, she’s going to revert back to her old ways.

“What we’re trying to explore is sort of these gray areas,” Horowitz said. “It’s a lie that’s coming from a good place in her mind, but he’s probably not going to feel that way if he finds out.”

“When Emma has a problem, she reverts back to season one and those walls go up and she’s like, ‘I’ll figure it out myself. I don’t need to tell anyone,'” Kitsis added. “The journey for her and Hook — now that she said last year, ‘I love you,’ — we thought, well, if you’re letting that wall down and all those good things to come in, all the bad things are going to come in. That push-pull is kind of what’s going to be driving them.”

Regina: Earlier this week, we filled you in on how Regina will be “dealing with loss and moving on” after the tragic death of Robin Hood — especially after the creators pretty much confirmed that he will not be brought back to life — and now, it’s time to focus on Regina’s heroic future.

Horowitz said, “The goal of the show is to not just have it be a happy ending but to move past it.” As Regina strives to move on from losing her loved one, we’ll be seeing a “different kind of hero” as she comes to grips with what life is like without her evil side.

“Regina is embracing the idea of hope,” Horowitz said. “Separating the Evil Queen out of her is something we’re really going to dive into and exploring just how different is she and what has changed really? It’s going to change her and make her grow and make her face things that she hasn’t faced yet before.”

We will be seeing Regina (and her evil alter ego!) in a lot of sisterly scenes in Sunday’s premiere, but her new dynamic with Zelena is not going to be a smooth one. “[Zelena] is dealing with the fact that she’s got a kid and she’s got this kind of complicated relationship with Storybrooke in general,” Kitsis said. “So with the evil queen coming in, it’s a wild card and how she’s going to react to [her], we’re sort of leaving it a little open-ended intentionally.”

Bonus OUAT Scoop: “I think this show has always been about a family,” Horowitz stressed. “There’s a lot of romance, and I think you’re going to see the first few episodes have a lot of that romance in them, but at the end of the day, the curse was broken between son and a mom. Family comes first on this show and that is important to us.”

Season six of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


Sheila / September 22nd, 2016

Having recently explored Camelot and no less than Hell, the heroes of ABC’s Once Upon a Time will spend Season 6 “back home” in Storybrooke — where they just got some uninvited (and perhaps restless) guests.

With the season premiere arriving Sunday at 8/7c, TVLine spoke with series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis about telling Aladdin’s and other “untold “stories, Emma the Savior’s discovery, the Evil Queen’s “delicious” attack plan and so much more. (Yes, excerpts of the following have previously appeared on TVLine.)

TVLINE | First off, what is the theme for Season 6?
EDDY KITSIS | I think that this year, the theme is really about the duality of ourselves.
ADAM HOROWITZ | What we really want to explore is who we are, and what are the conflicting things within ourselves that make us who we are. With the Evil Queen being split, it’s taken to a literal level, as we see the two halves of Regina go at each other. But with each and every one of our characters, we want to have that theme hit in a way where we say, “OK, who are these people? What are the conflicting parts of themselves?” And that goes to one of the cores of the show, which is good and evil and “happy endings” aren’t what they seem in these fairy tales. All of our villains have good in them. And all of our heroes have villainous tendencies in them. We wanted do in a season where we’re back in Storybrooke and take that as an opportunity to dig into each one of our characters and explore what makes them tick. Can you correct these mistakes inside of you, or are they a part of you? Can you really take evil out of you? Or is it more complicated than that?

TVLINE | For your purposes, what is an Untold Story?
KITSIS | It is a story that has yet to play out. You’re going to see that a lot of people went to the Land of Untold Stories because they wanted to literally push “pause,” like they were watching their own life in TiVo. And whereas when the Dark Curse paused you, you had no choice, these are people who chose it for different reasons — out of fear, out of not wanting to face something. We want to explore the idea of: Does the story continue on, or does it have that ending point?
HOROWITZ | In Season 1, much of it was about these stories we knew that ended in a certain way, and what happened after. This is a slight tweak on that idea, which is: What happens to some of these stories if they don’t quite finish the way we thought they did, and were suspended midstream? What would make characters want to suspend their stories? And what would happen once they restarted? What you will see is that as their paused stories begin again, that has implications for them and for our Storybrooke characters.

TVLINE | Why is lording over Storybrooke so important to Mr. Hyde (played by Smallville‘s Sam Witwer)?
KITSIS | It is the place where he can have his story play out. When we get into his backstory, you’ll realize that some people may be in the Land of Untold Stories in a way where they’re “trapped.” So, similar to the way Hook wanted to get to the Land Without Magic, so he could kill Gold, you’ll realize Hyde wants to get to Storybrooke so that his story can play out.

TVLINE | If I’m anyone else from the Land of Untold Stories, what do I gain from the move to Storybrooke? Or might I be upset about it?
HOROWITZ | Well, it might be a gain, and it might be a loss — it depends on the character.
KITSIS | There are some who will definitely need Emma and the heroes’ help, and there are some who will be looking to darker forces.

TVLINE | Do the heroes view them as interlopers? Is this an immigration issue?
KITSIS | [Laughs] What you will be seeing is our heroes wanting to help. We see Emma really back in the position where she’s a Savior trying to help people find their happiness. Last year, we got into the Dark One mythology, and this year you’re going to see the Savior mythology — as we saw at Comic-Con [in the first teaser], she wasn’t the first one. Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) is one, as well. It’s really Emma and the Yellow Bug riding around Storybrooke helping people, which is what we wanted to come back to this year.

TVLINE | Is Emma a bit disenfranchised by this “other Savior” reveal, or does she find it interesting?
HOROWITZ | Her reaction runs the gamut of a few things, some of which we don’t want to spoil. But there are positives and negatives with learning that she wasn’t the only one, and she’ll have to deal with both.

TVLINE | Where are we entering the Aladdin story, in the scheme of what we already know about it?
HOROWITZ | It’s a tricky question to answer. Given the nature of our show with flashbacks and different timelines, we may be entering it at multiple points. Where we see [the story at] in the premiere episode is a very different point from where we enter it later in the season.

TVLINE | How might Regina assist Emma on her latest Savior mission?
KITSIS | In Season 1, we had Emma trying to help the citizens of the town find happiness while fighting the Evil Queen. Now she’s got Regina on her side to help her.

TVLINE | Is it safe to say that Emma and Hook’s relationship may go untested for a bit, after the trip to Hell and all?
KITSIS | We are definitely going to be moving their relationship forward, but no relationship is a fairy tale. So if people are expecting no drama, we hope that they will enjoy what we are showing. But they’re going to be working together as a unit.
HOROWITZ | We pick up pretty directly from where we left them at the end of last season, where for the first time Emma was professing her love without the duress of a life-or-death situation. Of course, life-or-death situations come pretty quickly on our show, so that will change, but I think that was an important step for her and it is something the two of them will deal with and explore further. Does that mean there won’t be challenges? No, there are plenty of challenges ahead, as with every relationship. But they have made a certain amount of progress since last season.

TVLINE | Is the purely Evil Queen’s plan going to be subtle, will it be stealthy?
KITSIS | It’s going to be delicious. She is going to attack them with style and with grace you would expect from the Evil Queen.

TVLINE | Was Regina’s magic weakened at all, by splitting off her evil half?
HOROWITZ | The question of what this split has done to her magic is addressed very quickly. She’s dealing with many different ramifications to the split, and what it does to her magic is one of them.

TVLINE | It’s my understanding Season 5 Finale Ratings that the Evil Queen set in motion some sort of “fail safe” back in the day, that may sneak up and bite the Charmings on the butt…?
HOROWITZ | There are things from the past that she set in motion. Absolutely. There is in fact a very specific thing from the past that she set in motion that comes back into play in the present.

TVLINE | Something about a long-believed truth being called into question?
HOROWITZ | Yes, in the first couple of episodes that happens.
KITSIS | This is an Evil Queen who has all of Regina’s memories, and now that she has been unleashed, she’s got a whole new set of plans to destroy their lives.

TVLINE | To be clear, Rumple’s challenge is to break Belle’s sleeping spell, not to get her out of Pandora’s Box.
HOROWITZ | Yes. Getting her out of the box isn’t the issue, because he put her in the box. It’s the sleeping spell she’s under. That is his focus in the premiere.

TVLINE | You’re introducing Morpheus in that storyline. Does he have some sort of skin in the game, whether Rumple rescues Belle or not?
KITSIS | He sure does, but you will have to see the premiere to understand what that is. I would say, though, that he is highly motivated and emotionally involved.

TVLINE | Will Robert Carlyle’s off-season haircut be explained?
HOROWITZ | Absolutely And the answer isn’t that he went to do Trainspotting 2.

TVLINE | “Rumbelle” fans want to know if they will see any warm, fuzzy parents-to-be moments.
KITSIS | We’re always rooting for them to get them, but we’ll just have wait and see what happens. But I could tell you the ride there is pretty bumpy.
HOROWITZ | They certainly do spend some time, though, reminiscing, and discussing what it’s going to mean when their child is born.

TVLINE | What will Zelena be up to? At Comic-Con, Rebecca Mader teased some sort of “falling out” between the sisters.
KITSIS | Well, she feels torn between two sisters. She’s always wanted one, but…
HOROWITZ | Now she’s got two!

TVLINE | All told, would you say you’re almost doing a Case of the Week format, with the Untold Stories characters?
KITSIS | We did want to go back to the Season 1 modality of “heroes helping someone with a problem,” so there will be larger arcs with each character, but they’re going to be character arcs. And we’re going to have kind of a mix between the mythological, serialized episodes and ones that are kind of like Season 1 with Cinderella, where there was a beginning, middle and end to it.
HOROWITZ | And when we do that sort of Case of the Week story, it’s always thru the prism of our main characters. When we met Cinderella, it was really about Emma and how she came to be the person she is. It’s about finding these reflections on our main characters. Sometimes it’s a case where there’s a connection between them, like in the upcoming Hook/Nemo story, and sometimes there are stories where it’s more of a character reflection thing between one of our main characters and one of these other characters. But the goal is to have fun with these stories and at the same time dig a little deeper into our heroes.


Sheila / September 9th, 2016

Anything Once Upon a Time related? If you can give me CaptainSwan info, I’ll be grateful. — Shannon

The show will be diving more into Hook’s past as his relationship with Emma moves forward. “Last year we saw Emma saying I love you to him when they weren’t in any sort of danger,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Hook is excited to progress that relationship. At the same time, he is on his path of redemption, and we are going to see Hook doing his best to be heroic this year.”


Naomi / August 29th, 2016

When Captain Hook arrived in the show for the first time he was a sort of villain, now he seems to be nice, isn’t he?

Well I think the character is kinda interesting because he drift in between he can be a good guy but he can also be quite an evil if it serves him, if it can help him to reach his aim he is going to do whatever it takes. He’s just a pirate so…..Now he is “helping” Mr Gold to save Henry but I don’t know if one day he’ll be able to be friend with him. Maybe, we’ll see.

At the end of the season 2 they’re going to Neverland, what are you expecting for the season 3?

I think it will be interesting to see it. What they did it so well in the show is that they take all these fairy tales that we all know and they twist them a little bit so it’s slightly different not completely different just slightly. So I’m sure the Neverland we’re gonna see in Once Upon a Time is gonna be much different than the Neverland we’ve ever seen before so…I don’t know what’s going to happen yet but it will be interesting.

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Sheila / August 26th, 2016

The ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ submarine captain has ties to Hook

Once Upon a Time has cast Faran Tahir as the famed Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, EW has learned exclusively.

The Dallas and Warehouse 13 alum will play the hardened leader of the Nautilus submarine, who’s a zealous believer in a cause that takes him from 20,000 leagues under the sea to the destiny that he won’t let anyone prevent him from achieving.

“We’re thrilled to give a Once Upon a Time spin to the classic character of Captain Nemo from one of our favorite Disney films, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say. “We’re excited to see his mythology merge with Storybrooke’s own captain — Hook [Colin O’Donoghue]. If for no other reason than to see the Jolly Roger go up against a submarine.”

The news comes in the wake of the EPs teasing at Comic-Con that season 6 would uncover some surprising secrets from Hook’s past. Captain Nemo also enters the scene just as OUAT is introducing the Land of Untold Stories, opening up the world of the show beyond the fairy tale characters we’ve come to know and love.

Tahir joins the growing list of newbies in season 6, including Oded Fehr as Jafar, Deniz Akdeniz as Aladdin, Karen David as Princess Jasmine, Giles Matthey as Morpheus, and Craig Horner as the Count of Monte Cristo.

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Sheila / August 16th, 2016

Hook may have aligned himself with the Evil Queen, but that doesn’t mean he was happy about it.

In an exclusive deleted scene from Once Upon a Time’s fifth season, viewers get to see how Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) felt about killing his own father, a test from the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) to see if he’d be able to kill her own mother Cora (Barbara Hershey).

The scene (above) is among several bonus features from season 5 Blu-ray and DVD release.

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fifth Season will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Once Upon a Time season 6 kicks off on Sept. 25 on ABC.


Sheila / August 1st, 2016

As the Land of Untold Stories invades Storybrooke and the Evil Queen declares war, EW has decided it’s time to put Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in The Hot Seat, where they have the option of answering your questions from Twitter with “Yes,” “No,” or “Can’t say.” Get the scoop below:

Is Page 23 an untold story?
ADAM HOROWITZ: Page 23, we’ve talked about it before, and it is talked about again, and I think we should leave it at that for now.
EDWARD KITSIS: I would say it’s proof of hope rather than an untold story.

Will there be a time jump this season?
KITSIS: Not in the beginning.

Will we see some domestic Emma and Hook in their home together?
KITSIS: Uh huh.

Will the Evil Queen set her sights on Snow specifically?
KITSIS: Absolutely.
HOROWITZ: She may have her sights on more than one thing, but Snow is very much back in the crosshairs.
KITSIS: Once again, the Evil Queen has returned to rip away everyone’s happy endings.

Will we see the backstory for the Dragon this season?
KITSIS: Perhaps.

Will we be getting more Emma flashbacks this season?
HOROWITZ: Perhaps.

Do any of the Untold Story characters come from the Enchanted Forest?
HOROWITZ: Perhaps.
KITSIS: It’s the Sayid episode [of Lost]: “Perhaps.”

Will we see more of Bandit Snow?
HOROWITZ: We sure hope so.

Will we see more of Henry and Violet’s relationship?
KITSIS: Absolutely.

Will there be backstory on Hook’s mother?
KITSIS: Perhaps. Have we not done that?
HOROWITZ: We have not done Hook’s mother.
KITSIS: Who’s his mom?
HOROWITZ: Exactly. Who is his mom? We will be venturing into Hook backstory territory.

Will Emma, Snow, and Charming deal with their issues as a family this season?
KITSIS: Absolutely.
HOROWITZ: Oh yeah. There’s some Charming—
KITSIS: They will be tested like never before.

Will Emma or Hook experience any lingering effects from being the Dark One?
KITSIS: Perhaps.
HOROWITZ: Being a Dark One is not something you just shake off.

Is magic itself an entity with its own agenda?
HOROWITZ: Yes, no, and maybe.
KITSIS: That literally just gave me a flashback. Are my hands moving?
HOROWITZ: In all seriousness, magic has so many different properties in the way we approach it in this show, to try to intellectualize it is not what we want to do. We do want it to be something that has a mystical thing to it.
KITSIS: But we can say the Force is strong.

Will we see the chipped cup again?

Can you really separate and destroy part of yourself?
HOROWITZ: That’s a great question.
KITSIS: That is the question that needs to be answered. I would say that is the first run of episodes.

Will we see any Jules Verne characters?
HOROWITZ: That’s a great question.
KITSIS: Perhaps.
HOROWITZ: I love Jules Verne.

Will Regina help raise Zelena and Robin Hood’s child?
KITSIS: I would definitely say that is a family that is slowly going to try to come together.
HOROWITZ: They’ve got a lot of things to figure out in the Zelena-Regina-Mills-Hood clan, but raising the baby is important.

Could Emma have more powers than she knows of?
KITSIS: Well, I think we all kind of do. Even me.
HOROWITZ: I know Emma is going to discover more about herself and what being a Savior means.

Can Regina only use light magic now?
HOROWITZ: It’s not a simple question to answer, but the splitting of Regina is not as simple as it first appears.

Are there Saviors in every land?
KITSIS: We’ll have to find out.

Does the Evil Queen love Henry?
KITSIS: Absolutely.

Does the fact that Rumple didn’t wake up Belle when he kissed her mean something?
HOROWITZ: It does.
KITSIS: It means they’re in a bad place.
HOROWITZ: But not a hopeless place.

Will we see the return of hero Rumple?
KITSIS: Boy, I don’t know.
HOROWITZ: I think we’re going to see hopefully a growth in Rumple that involves him coming to a new place, which we started to see at the end of last season. Whether heroism is involved in that probably is in the eye of the beholder.

Is baby Neal going to get some screen time this season?
KITSIS: Probably not.
HOROWITZ: Not a lot. He’s a baby.
KITSIS: He’s like the baby in Party of Five. What do people want to see from Neal?

If he has magic.
KITSIS: Ahh. Well then, maybe.
HOROWITZ: Perhaps.

Will we see any Dead of Summer folks come to OUAT?
HOROWITZ: Perhaps. Can’t say.
KITSIS: They’re a great group of actors. We tend to use the same over and over again.

Will they ever get an updated computer system at the sheriff’s office?
HOROWITZ: That is Windows 95, and that is pretty up to date!
KITSIS: They have put a request in, but due to going to the Underworld and Camelot, there is a backlog of municipal requests that we’re hoping Mayor Regina can sort through this year.
HOROWITZ: Season 9, they get Windows Vista.

Will we find out what happened to the lost souls in the Underworld?
HOROWITZ: Perhaps.

Will the untold stories include unknown stories for our favorite characters we already know and love?

Are you going to do Don Quixote?
KITSIS: Perhaps.
HOROWITZ: Maybe. Can’t say.

Will we see anyone return to the Enchanted Forest?
KITSIS: Probably.
HOROWITZ: We’re certainly going to spend some time there at some point.

Because of the Land of Untold Stories, will we see some of the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland characters this season?
KITSIS: Perhaps.

Will we learn anymore about Emma’s tattoo this season?
HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will we be seeing more Snow and Charming flashbacks from the Enchanted Forest in season 6?
KITSIS: Absolutely.

Will Hook find a job this season?
KITSIS: We’ve talked about that!
HOROWITZ: What exactly is Hook qualified for? That is the question that is an untold story.

Did Regina’s Dark Curse cause the Land of Untold Stories?
KITSIS: The curse did not cause the Land of Untold Stories.

Will we get to see Rumple’s mom soon?
KITSIS: Maybe.

Could Zelena’s baby be magical?

Will there be a wedding this season?
HOROWITZ: Can’t say or maybe or no or yes.

Will Belle give birth this season?
KITSIS: Can’t say.
HOROWITZ: Maybe. [Laughs]

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Sheila / July 25th, 2016

Once Upon a Time @ Comic-Con: Cast Talks Regina vs. Evil Queen, Emma’s Potential Wedding Dress and More by TVLine

• In response to fans freaking out over the apparent wedding dress in the background of Hook and Emma’s final Season 5 scene together, O’ Donoghue clarified, “It’s always been [on the set]. It wasn’t specifically put there. I don’t think it’s a wedding dress.” Adds Kitsis, “If it was Emma’s wedding dress, it would be red and leather.”

• Hook’s revival was a “one-time-only Zeus interference,” Kitsis confirmed, at which point O’Donoghue interjected, “He could have given me back my hand!”

• Emma and Hook are “trying to figure out how to navigate being together in the world now,” O’Donoghue said. “At the minute, he’s the same Hook, but I think we might find out a few things about his past.” Horowitz then confirmed, “There’s more of Hook’s past that we delve into, and some surprising secrets that have been harbored.”

ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con Panel: The Cast and Producers Tease Season 6 by TV Addict

• Are there any consequences about Hook returning from the dead? Has he changed? O’Donoghue thinks he’s “pretty much the same Hook.” But now that he knows it’s true love with Emma and Hook, they’re trying to figure out how to navigate being together. “We might find out a few things about his past,” he teased cryptically. Horowitz confirmed there’s more of Hook’s past that we dig into and more secrets will be revealed.

• We will get to see Hook and Charming together in “a fun arc,” Horowitz teased.

Comic-Con: ‘Once Upon a Time’ Team Teases “Pure Evil” Queen, “Secrets” About Hook’s Past by The Hollywood Reporter

In addition to the changes ahead for Regina and the Evil Queen, the question also arose about how Hook’s return from the dead will impact him and his romance with Emma. “I think he’s still pretty much the same Hook,” Colin O’Donoghue said. “Now that they know it’s true love with Emma and Hook… they’re trying to figure out how to navigate that.”

There might be some bumps ahead for the pair, however. “I think we might find out a few things about his past,” O’Donoghue said. Horowitz elaborated, teasing “some surprising secrets that have been harbored.”

In addition, Horowitz teased a “fun arc” for Hook and Charming (Josh Dallas) coming up in season six. “There’s going to some fun times to be had, it just depends on what your definition of fun is,” Kitsis said.

‘Once Upon a Time’ cast teases season 6 secrets at Comic Con by Hypable

Wedding bells and more history for our favorite pirate

First things first — Colin O’Donoghue crushed some fans hopes and dreams when he pointed out that the wedding dress in the shop window at the close of season 5 has always been there. Maybe we give Hook and Emma break. After all, let’s not rush into a marriage right after they finally get to say “I love you” without the other dying.

What else in on tap for the pirate in season 6? Expect to see a bit more about Hook’s past come up this season. Horowitz teased, “He’s the same Hook, but I think we might find out a few things about his past…and some surprising secrets that have been harbored.”

Stray tidbits

When asked if Zeus would be heading back any time soon the answer was, “The Zeus interference was a ‘one time only thing.’” O’Donoghue was not feeling the love when the god came down for a visit commenting, “They could have given me back my hand.”

‘Once Upon a Time’ cast tease season six storylines at Comic-Con by L.A. Daily News

According to Colin O’Donoghue who plays Emma’s love interest Killian “Hook” Jones, the two will also be dealing with their own emotions as they move forward with their relationship.

“Hook’s past is what it is, so how will that affect his relationship with Emma and how she’ll see him?” O’Donoghue asked. “It’s going to be very complicated, but part of it too is that it’s going to be fun because there’s been enough messing around, we’re a couple. That’s what we are so they’re gonna try to figure that out.”

O’Donoghue said that some of Hook’s past may still yet come back to haunt him in season six, as will David Nolan/Prince Charming’s, according to Josh Dallas. Both men could see their relationships affected by past decisions.

ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con Press Room: The Origin of the Savior, the Evil Queen and Hook’s Past by TV Addict

Emma and Hook. One of the most beloved relationships in television, Emma and Hook finally seemed to be in a good place when we last saw them. However, Colin O’Donoghue said that – even though it’s true love – just like every year, their relationship is going to be complicated, but in different ways. “Now they have to figure out how to move forward. True love it’s such a rare thing and it’s such a big part of the show, and the Evil Queen will be gunning for Snow and Emma, so who knows how that is going to affect [their relationship].”

During the panel, it was mentioned that we would find out more about Hook’s past. O’Donoghue said he couldn’t elaborate much about that, but that we would see some of Hook’s actions in the past catching up with him now. “It’s going to test some of the relationships he has in Storybrooke, and it’s going to make him reflect even more about who he was, who he is now and how he can forgive himself. But more than that, it’s going to affect some specific relationships.”

When asked about if that would affect Hook’s relationship with Emma, he said that, even though some of the things Hook did in his past a lot of people wouldn’t be able to forgive, he and Emma would work through it. “Emma has said before that she is willing to move on from that and leave the past where it is.” O’Donoghue reassured.

Hook and Charming. Josh Dallas and Colin O’Donoghue did the interview together and were excited to talk about the fact that Hook and Charming are going to be interacting a lot more this year. “You’re definitely going to see a more meaningful friendship between Hook and Charming, but it might get rocked by something later on.” Dallas teased.

“We’re going to have quite a bit to do together this season, which is going to be interesting, because we don’t always get to do that.” O’Donoghue said. When asked if the bromance between the two characters was back on, they both confirmed. “The bromance is back on. And blossoming.” Dallas added, laughing.

ONCE UPON A TIME returns with an all new season on Sunday, September 25, at 8/7c on ABC.

Who Is Colin?

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Colin O’Donoghue is an Irish actor/musician. He was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland on January 26th, 1981. He is best known for his role as Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time and his role as Michael Kovak in the Rite.

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Once Upon A Time
Colin as Hook/Killian Jones
Status: Season 7
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'Once Upon a Time' tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy tales and modern-day life collide.

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Colin as Peter
Status: Post-production
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After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of trusting him.
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Creation Entertainment Vancouver – March 16-18, 2018
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