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‘Once Upon a Time’s Midseason Return: Lots of Captain Swan and Christopher Gorham’s Debut!


‘Once Upon a Time’s Midseason Return: Lots of Captain Swan and Christopher Gorham’s Debut!


‘Once Upon a Time’ returns this Sunday! After its exciting midseason finale, which felt more like a season finale, ABC’s hit fairytale drama is back on the small screen.

If you recall, the last episode left fans asking the following questions, among many others:

-Is Rumplestiltskin really dead?
-What have all of our favorite fairytale peeps been up to for an entire year?
-How is Emma and Henry’s family in danger?
-How did Hook get back to “Our World” from the Enchanted Forest?
-Will Emma and Henry ever remember Snow, Charming, Regina and the others?
-Lastly, but not least, what is happening -- in general?!

Well, I can say, some of those questions are kind of answered in ‘OUAT’s midseason return episode, titled “New York City Serenade.” Last week I screened the episode, and it looks to be quite an exciting season.

The episode pretty much kicks off right where we left off with a lot of scenes (as usual) flashing back and forth between the present day and the past (one year ago). Without giving too much away, here are a few teasers to hold you over until Sunday.

Of course, if you hate teasers and/or any type of scoop, fly away like you’re heading to Neverland to save Henry.

-The episode opens one year ago (the day Regina breaks the curse) with focus on Prince Phillip and Aurora, who is now visibly carrying a bundle of joy.

-With Snow, Charming, Regina, Hook and the others back in the Enchanted Forest not everything is hunky-dory, as another evil looms and it just might be very “wicked.”

-Christopher Gorham makes his debut as this mysterious character, who’s described as an “important character in the life of Emma Swan.” I can confirm he does play a key part in Emma and Henry’s life, but you’ll have to watch to find out just how.

-For those Hook and Emma shippers (aka me!), expect a lot of scenes with Captain Swan. Oh, and a lot of witty one-liners from the handsome pirate, including “I prefer dashing rapscallion.”

-We do find out how and why Emma and Henry are living in New York City, rather than Boston.

-Whether Rumple is alive or dead (I still refuse to believe he’s actually gone for good), it looks like Neal and Belle aren’t giving up.

-If you’re wondering, Robin Hood “smells like forest,” at least according to Regina. These two have quite the meet-cute.

-The episode ends in a bewitching good way that, I feel, sets the tone for the rest of the season.

‘Once Upon a Time’ returns this Sunday, March 9 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Written by: akoerner
Mar 5th, 2014, 12:48 am

Images courtesy of Jack Rowand, ABC


Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 5:55 am
I CAN'T WAIT!! I'm so looking forward to all the Captain Swan goodness! I've been excited since Hook showed up at Emma's doorstep. No, I've been excited for this since Hook and Emma first had a scene together!!!

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 5:14 am
Once Upon a Time will continue to interweave quick scenes of ALL the characters and worlds as it has for two and a half years. SO good to have it return with some fresh wickedness :) And luscious costumes/scenarios. Tons of possibilities. As for *shippers* I would imagine the wide variety of passionate shippers is what keeps the ratings up high enough to continue the adventure. So ship away, everyone!

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 3:11 am
Yaaay for the dashing rapscallion :) I'm very much looking forward to seeing Hook in New York trying to help Emma remember who she really is. Killian Jones has become my favorite male character on Once - and that says a lot considering how much I love Rumple and Charming. I am a big fan of his and Emma's story because of the way it's been told by Adam and Eddy. I am rooting for Emma and Hook with all my heart. I love how Hook believes in her unconditionally and allows her to make her own choices. I hope she'll choose Hook :)

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 3:05 am
Oh enough with the fan "ship."

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 2:59 am
I look forward to it all. As someone who is rooting for Emma and Hook, i am not surprised that they will have scene, seeing as Emma's scenes are centered in her remembering and HOOK FINDS HER! Big giveaway right there!

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 2:57 am
Thanks for the scoop! I think the season looks amazing (I'm a Captain Swan shipper too! Love them...love them and can't wait to see what's in store for them)

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 2:55 am
Thanks Allyson fellow CSer :) Look forward to all!!!

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 2:53 am
Media will promote who is popular and we have had tons of spoilers of other things but lately it has been Emma and Hook due to them having scenes in the episode as Hook is in New York, i mean its pretty obvious they will lol

Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 2:51 am
This opening episode will be Emma and Hook, why coz he is in NYC with her and to bring her back! And they are popular you know making a build up with them hence ppl talk about it and media
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Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 1:50 am

"as another evil looms and it just might be very “wicked.”"

Given how much ABC has spoiled this right out in the promos, I think it's safe to say who you're talking about...

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