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Latest from Kristin — August’s Identity to be revealed?

Berrycar: Got any scoop on Once Upon a Time?
Dying to know August’s (Eion Bailey) backstory? The show will be giving you the answers you’re looking for sooner than you think. “What we saw August doing with putting the pages in the book is kind of the first step in pulling back the onion on who this guy is and what his agenda in Storybrooke is,” executive producer Adam Horowitz teases. So did he write the book? Unfortunately, the identity of the fairy-tale book’s author is a mystery being shelved for season two.

Read spoilers on other shows from the article -HERE-.

'Stable Boy' sneak peek #5!

Jane Espenson dishes out some major teasers…

Caution: Spoilers ahead. I added the spoilers tag for those who blacklist spoilers, but if you don’t blacklist stuff and don’t want to see this: skip ahead. ;)

The mystery of who the Stranger is will soon be revealed on Once Upon a Time!

August W. Booth (Eion Bailey), a writer only initially known as “the Stranger,” made his way to Storybrooke earlier this season. His very presence is significant since the curse prevents people in the town from leaving, and apparently Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was the only outsider to come there before him.

His arrival - especially after he added pages to Henry’s fairy tale book - has sparked many debates as to who he actually is. Theories range from suggesting that he’s Rumplestiltskin’s son or perhaps Henry’s father to even his being an older version of Henry, which would be awkward since the Stranger is seemingly attracted to Emma, Henry’s mom. To get the scoop on who the Stranger is, TVGuide.com turned to writer and consulting producer Jane Espenson, who penned this upcoming Sunday’s episode “The Return” (8/7c, ABC) and also offers up some juicy teases for the Season 1 finale.

There are many theories out there about the Stranger. Our best guess is that he’s Pinocchio, based on the lemurs in Nepal clue - which proved he was a liar - and the sudden lockup of his (possibly wooden) leg. What can you say about the clues? Were they too obvious or are we assuming too much?
Jane Espenson:
Those are definitely clues, but are they clues that we put in there so that you would later go, “Oh my God, it was Pinocchio!” or are those clues we put in there to make you think he’s Pinocchio when in fact, we’re planning an elaborate mislead. It’s very hard to say at this moment. I’ve seen the theory that he’s Maleficent (Kristin Bauer), which is fascinating! There’s more than one way to [give a] clue.

You’re going to see Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) have his own theory about who he is, which raises questions of its own. If he were Rumplestiltskin’s son, wouldn’t the son recognize him, for example? But wait! Memories are gone! It gets very complicated. It’s a complicated mystery and we’re going to go a good way’s down the path towards solving it this Sunday.

Are there clues that you guys planted that fans have missed?
Espenson:
I don’t think so, but sometimes people see clues that we didn’t intend. There’s a very interesting one that you see very early on in “The Return” episode. Look to see what August’s paperweight is. Keep an eye out for that.

Could he have been the young boy who found her by the side of the road?
Espenson:
That’s a very interesting question. We know from the newspaper headline that a 7-year-old found her on the side of the road. The age seems to work out; It could’ve been him, but we’ve got more than one character who’s about the right age for that to have been him.

What can you tell us about this Sunday’s episode?
Espenson:
The main drive is Rumplestiltskin trying to figure out who August is. At the same time, we’re seeing events of him in fairy tale land with his son, where the son doesn’t really approve of how his father is changing and is trying to make him take a different path. The cool thing is that really both of these memories exist at the same time in Mr. Gold’s head; he knows that he is pursuing August and he knows he is remembering his son because, unlike many of our characters, he actually remembers his previous life in fairy tale land. You’re actually going to see Mr. Gold go to Archie (Raphael Sbarge) the therapist, because he’s going to be quite shaken by what he’s learning. It’s going to shake him up a bit.

A recent promo for upcoming episodes showed the town rallying against Regina (Lana Parrilla), who was tied to a tree, and it looked like her head was going to be taken off with a sword. What can you tell us about Storybrooke’s drive to figure out who they are and finally get out from under Regina’s reign?
Espenson:
If this town ever figures out who they are, Regina is in trouble, and that’s exactly what you saw there, is the sort of trouble that might be in Regina’s future. As we head towards these last few episodes, the dominoes are going to start falling. This season finale is one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever seen. It blows the doors off. Garments of people’s clothing are going to fly off from the sheer force of their delight and surprise at what’s going to be revealed in the season finale. Nothing is held back. The next couple episodes are going to be carefully laying some groundwork for a big, big metaphorical explosion at the end of the year.

How will August help the town in that regard?
Espenson:
Whoever August is, he came from outside, which is fascinating, and he’s come with information. We saw him messing with Henry’s book. It sure looked to me like he was adding pages to Henry’s book, so I would look to Henry’s book for the way that he helps the town.

What about the giant green wormhole that we also saw in an earlier version of that same promo? Where does that lead?
Espenson:
Generally, portals on our show lead between lands. They lead between fairy tale land and our land, or between, as we saw, fairy tale land and Wonderland. There were a lot of doors down there, so it looks like there’s a lot of different lands you can get to.

Now that we know Kathryn (Anastasia Griffith) is actually alive, how will that play out since Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) had been accused killing her, but David (Josh Dallas) didn’t stand by her side?
Espenson:
Returning Kathryn solves a lot of problems for David and Mary Margaret, in that Mary Margaret is not going to be subject to capital punishment, so that helps them. Your relationship is a lot better when one of you has not been executed for crimes they didn’t commit. But it doesn’t solve the big problem, which is that he did not stand behind her. This curse is making David make some pretty bad choices, if you ask me. They still have a lot to overcome. I would not expect them to tie it up all neatly in a single scene. I think they’re going to need a couple scenes to get through this, but I would suggest that by the end of the season, as a romantic, I like to think that true love tends to win on our show.

'The Return' - Sneak Peek #4!

PAPERWEIGHT GUYS.

PAPER-stinking-WEIGHT.

For those of you who didn’t catch just what the paperweight on August’s desk was: this is definitely the item’s resemblance…

These are the children transformed into donkeys on Pleasure Island in Pinocchio, in case you had forgotten. Pinocchio himself does turn half-donkey…

'The Return' - Sneak Peek #5!

August, Emma and Mr. Gold in one scene. My heart…it is beating too fast!

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For those of you who didn’t catch just what the paperweight on August’s desk was: this is definitely the item’s resemblance…

These are the children transformed into donkeys on Pleasure Island in Pinocchio, in case you had forgotten. Pinocchio himself does turn half-donkey…

Reblogging because Sneak Peek #5 gave us an up-close-and-personal look at the paperweight:

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Jane Espenson talks with TVLine about Stranger and Finale…

There may be spoilers in the article, so read accordingly.

Genre-TV go-to gal Jane Espenson, who penned this week’s hour, spoke with TVLine about Mr. Gold’s unique dilemma (being aware of his own past and all), what’s ahead for Mary Margaret and David, and the sneak peek we’re about to get at a grand finale showdown.

TVLINE | So, this is the episode where Mr. Gold (played by Robert Carlyle) gets on the couch, as a new patient of Archie’s?
[Laughs] Yes, Mr. Gold is going to talk to our friendly neighborhood cricket.

TVLINE | Is he genuinely seeking personal betterment, or is he working an angle?
Before he knocks on the door of Archie’s office, watch carefully, because there’s an interesting shot that will answer that question. But he’s going through real stuff in this episode.

TVLINE | Why?
He’s trying to figure out who August is, and at the same time the fairytale story has him dealing with his beloved son Baelfire. Questions will be raised about August that push his buttons in a genuine way. Because Mr. Gold has all those memories, unlike most characters when we flash back, we see things he actually remembers, so he’ll be thinking about his son.


TVLINE | This episode features Baelfire, and next week’s has Geppetto and Pinocchio…. It would seem that somewhere in there lies the answer to August’s identity.
Unless they’re both misleads. [Laughs] Sometimes you’re like, “Well, that’s definitely a clue,” and then you go, “Wait, is this a clue to the real answer or is it to mislead me?” We’re very good at the misleads.

TVLINE | If August reveals a Louisville Slugger tattoo on his arm, I’m going to take that as a sign.
[Laughs] Could be!

TVLINE | What in particular sets Mr. Gold on this mission to crack the August mystery?
August is going to do something that catches his attention. August is a great character and Mr. Gold just could not be more fascinating. You talk about peeling back the layers of an onion, but if you do that you end up with nothing in the middle. But with Mr. Gold you keep hitting more substance. It’s more like there’s candy inside the onion!

TVLINE | Do I understand correctly that if Baelfire can find a way to have his father’s powers safely taken away, Rumpel is open to it…?
That very question is what Rumpelstiltskin is wrestling with. The answering of that question drives the episode.


TVLINE | Where do things stand with Mary Margaret and David now that Kathryn has been found? Is she still cheesed off that he briefly seemed to suspect her?
That’s not a thing you get over quickly. I have a good feeling about them making it work in the long-term, but they’ve got a lot of obstacles to get through. Hang tight for the season finale (airing May 13), where you’ll get some resolution.

TVLINE | This week Emma confronts Regina about her involvement in Kathryn’s vanishing. What sort of evidence does she present?
She’s going to have some concrete evidence, but the problem with Regina is you can ever really get enough evidence — she’s so good at this, and she’s got people working with her and for her – so this is more about how Regina reacts to the reemergence of Kathryn. This confrontation between Emma and Regina is a prequel to a later confrontation that’s going to absolutely thrill and delight. This season finale is go to be one of the best hours of television you’re ever going to see in your life. I am blown away by it. Absolutely everything happens. The confrontations, relationship resolution…. There’s a lot going down!

Reminder: Don’t forget to catch an all new episode of Once Upon a Time tonight on ABC at 8/7c! 

Tonight’s episode will begin the journey to the unraveling mystery of August’s identity while delving further into Rumpelstiltskin and Baelfire’s story.

Mr. Gold attempts to uncover the true identity of August, Emma confronts Regina about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance, and David tries to apologize and reconcile with Mary Margaret. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin agrees to comply and do whatever it takes if his son can find a way for him to safely give up his powers and turn back into the loving man he used to be.

Guest starring: David Anders as Dr. Whale, Anastasia Griffith as Kathryn/Abigail, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/Magic Mirror, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Dylan Schmid as Baelfire, Conner Dwelly as Morraine, Greyston Holt as Jim/Frederick, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Jarod Joseph as Billy, Christina Gooding as mute maid and Michael Roberds as donkey driver.