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Dr. Whale’s identity to be revealed this season? Also, some spoilers on Belle, the Evil Quee’s mother, Henry’s father and the Big Bad Wolf!

Vampire Diaries and Alias star David Anders will also return later this season as the nefarious Dr. Whale, but his fairy-tale counterpart will not be revealed this season. His Alias costar (and Dollhouse and Angel actress) Amy Acker makes her OUAT debut in episode 14. “She is going to help tell the story of how Grumpy became Grumpy,” Kitsis says of Acker’s fairy character, Nova. 

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Belle (Emilie de Ravin), whose Storybrooke self is currently sittin’ pretty in a secret padded cell. “She has a nice little scene in 14,” Kitsis teases. “She’s sitting up there with the person who loves her, not realizing it, and that would be someone I would not want to piss off,” Kitsis says. Still, fans will have to wait a little longer for answers regarding Belle. “She’s going to be back probably more toward the end of the season,” Kitsis says. 

Finally, Barbara Hershey will guest star as Regina/the Evil Queen’s (Lana Parrilla) mother. Of her character, Kitsis would only say, “Evil is not born, it’s made. Her mother has a specific viewpoint about the world.” Horowitz adds, “Hopefully you’ll get a great insight into Regina and why she is the way she is.”

True Love Is Tough: The disappearance of David’s wife Kathryn (Anastasia Griffith) will throw a major wrench into his romance with Mary Margaret, with Kitsis saying, “This will definitely test them.” Horowitz adds, “David and Mary Margaret are really fighting a curse to be together and this is just another element of that.” Kathryn’s disappearance will be a major plotline through the next four or five episodes that’s going to take us “towards the mid-end season,” Horowitz says. 

Fret not, David and Mary Margaret fans! While it may seem that the obstacles the adorable couple must overcome are endless, Horowitz says, “We are building to something this season with them that we’re excited to share. There is a plan.” Kitsis adds, ”Their love is so strong that it keeps pulling them together no matter how hard we try and keep them apart.”

True love’s kiss has been known to break a curse or two on the show, so why didn’t David and Mary Margaret’s first kiss free them from Regina’s spell? “I think that when David and Mary Margaret kiss, it wasn’t an “Aha!’ moment for them because the curse hasn’t been broken yet and clearly they’re not the keys to breaking it, they’re just the keys to making the savior,” Kitsis explains. 

Backstory Glory: We all know how much the Evil Queen hates Snow White, but we don’t know why. Kitsis and Horowitz say viewers will finally learn what Snow White did to the Evil Queen in episode 18. Episode 19 will reveal more about Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and his relationship with his son. As for Henry’s (Jared Gilmore) father, don’t expect to find out his identity anytime soon, though the executive producers know who it is. Oh, and the Big Bad Wolf will be revealed in episode 15. No big deal, right?

Eep, so it appears Dr. Whale isn’t our Big Bad Wolf after all, is he? O.O

'Dreamy' Sneak Peek #1!

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Dreamy Sneak Peek #2!

'Dreamy' Sneak Peek #5!

Creators preview Sunday Night’s ‘Dreamy’

“Dreamy” is a bit of a whimsical tale, and as a result, will probably be a bit less scary than, say, the Evil Queen tearing out hearts. The difference in tone is more just related to what Adam Horowitz describes as “telling the stories we want to tell.”

“When we started out, we wanted to do it like a big summer movie every week. That tone, that kind of access for everyone,” Once executive producer Kitsis says. “It’s interesting, because I’ve read we’ve been too dark. To enact the curse, Regina had to rip the heart of her father out, and then I hear other people saying it’s for children. There are episodes – 15 is pretty dark. It’s going to go to a dark place. But Episode 14, the Grumpy one, is much more in the vein of a Pixar. So, for us it was kind of like in LOST, a Sayid episode would be a lot darker than a Hurley episode, and that is kind of our point of view on this. When we’re going to tell you a Rumplestiltskin story, it’ll probably be a little scarier than when you learn how Grumpy became grumpy.”

“Our goal is to tell stories for everyone,” Horowitz adds. What’s been really gratifying for us with the show is that so far, people have been watching and getting very different things from it, and finding different things. But we’re trying to tell the kind of stories that really excite us.”

What we loved about this idea is we literally could write different tones, and different things, altogether. We wrote the Grumpy episode, and it’s a little lighter, it’s a little funnier, it’s a little sweeter. But we also wrote 18 with Regina, and that’s probably a little more emotionally wrenching and dark,” Kitsis explains.

Guest starring in “Dreamy” is Angel’s Amy Acker as a fairy named Nova who helps to tell the story of how Grumpy became grumpy. The reference back in Episode 10 where Grumpy mentions that he was in love and there was a diamond involved will come into play here. Also making a return appearance is Emilie de Ravin as Belle, who first appeared on the series in the episode “Skin Deep.” “We love Emilie so much. We love what she’s done with the character, and we are excited to show you some more with her,” Adam Horowitz says. Edward Kitsis reveals that Belle has a “nice little scene” in Episode 14, where “she’s sitting up there with the person who loves her not realizing it, and that would be someone I would not want to piss off.” As for what’s next for Belle, Kitsis assures us that she will be back again, probably more toward the end of the season.

The subject of Belle also brings up the question of if Belle being imprisoned in a psych ward was a reference to Emilie de Ravin’s character Claire in LOST, a show where Kitsis and Horowitz did a lot of good work. “I wouldn’t say it was so much of a nod as we felt really confident Emilie could pull it off,” Horowitz jokes.

“We had the idea early in the season to have Belle being in the insane asylum, and then when we were talking about who would be the perfect Belle, because this has to be the person that is going to be sitting across from Rumplestiltskin and they have to – Belle is a strong character, and so we were like ‘oh it’s Emilie,’ and then we actually debated changing the ending because of the squirrel baby, and then we thought, ‘no, let’s surge. Squirrel baby again’,” Edward adds.

Lastly, it seems that things are going to change between Regina and Mr. Gold now that she knows that he knows about the curse. “I would say that their relationship is definitely going to change,” Kitsis says. “You’ve got two very untrustworthy people. I think the thing that will be interesting over the next arc of the episodes is [that] what the hell are they both up to? And really, what’s Mr. Gold up to?”

“For us, there’s the fun of now playing them off as people who know each other and know their long history together,” Adam adds.

Kitsis describes Mr. Gold as a “complicated man.” “It depends where you line up with his interests. He has an agenda, and it’s whether you’re in the way of the agenda, or not in that agenda, and I think that a lot of these characters have gray areas,” he says.

“There’s more to come with him this season. There’s an exploration of more about him and his son, and what happened there, that may hopefully shed a little more light,” Horowitz adds, telling us that we’ll be learning more in Episode 19.

Article written by Craig Byrne on KSite TV.

Reminder:  ‘Dreamy’ premires tonight on ABC at 8/7c! Tune in and watch as Amy Acker gust stars on tonight’s all new episode.


Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a  good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the  town’s Miner’s Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid,  that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious  disappearance of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land  that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy  Nova, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the  ABC Television Network.

Reminder:  ‘Dreamy’ premires tonight on ABC at 8/7c! Tune in and watch as Amy Acker gust stars on tonight’s all new episode.

Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town’s Miner’s Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid, that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious disappearance of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy Nova, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Jane Espenson Tweets Teasers for OUaT

Jane Espenson took to twitter last night to take part in a tweet session for BuffyFest. Along the way, several questions came up about Once Upon A Time. In true Espenson style, she drove the fans wild with a few very carefully worded tweets.

First off, Jane confirmed that Henry had no fairy tale counterpart. He is an independent character and does not have any past within FT. He is not a fairy tale character. 

Snow and Regina’s broken past is also a plot line that the producers hope to explore in future episodes.

Jane also confirmed that they would love to have Amy Acker back as Nova in future and hoped to find a storyline that fitted within the context of the larger story. 

Finally, Jane gave this intriguing tease when asked whether Emma would be surprised to find out that Rumple had a son. “I don’t think she will be gut shot by him having a son. Other revelations, however, will floor her”. Jane’s next big episode is 2x12. An episode she is incredibly excited about and proud of.  She revealed: “There is some great moral shading in the episode. Lots of shades of grey”.

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