Once Upon a Time Season 2 to Explore Love, Parallel Lives

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On Once Upon a Time 1, Jennifer Morrison's Emma fell in love. With her son.

But following 22 episodes that featured a major focus of this ABC hit on Emma and Henry, the actress tells Entertainment Weekly that Season 2 will "explore the idea of allowing romantic love" to blossom in the character's life. With whom? Well...

“[The Huntsman] was in the season finale so they’ve established in fairytale land you can still flashback to him existing there, even though he’s not alive in reality,” Morrison says. “I don’t know what this means now that we’re bringing magic...

"We don’t know what that means for Pinocchio. Is he still going to be wood or is he going to come back to life? We don’t know if that means the Huntsman can be brought back to life. We don’t know what the rules are going to be now because everything has changed.”

A Worried Emma

It most certainly has. The curse has been lifted, meaning Emma will have a new relationship to also worry about, the unusual mother/daughter arrangement with Ginnifer Goodwin's Mary Margaret.

That actress says she's excited to explore the parent/child dynamic, considering the characters are the same age in Storybrooke.

"[Snow and Charming] will remember everything,” Goodwin told Hollywood Life. “We remember having our daughter, we remember sending her off, we understand that… we will remember our parallel lives. So we’ll now be these sort of third characters, who are the blending of the two sides of the coin we’ve all played.”

Once Upon a Time will remain on Sunday nights this fall and return some time in September.

UPDATE, 7/9/12: Co-creator Edward Kitsis tells TV Guide Magazine that plans are in the works to cast Ariel, Aladdin and Jafar on Season 2.

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I can't wait 4 Rumplestilskin 2 find his son. Thats a dynamic that needs exploring!


Emma should end up with august! Hello! And maybe Regina should get a love life... That would certainly improve her mood. =) Can't wait 4 season 2!!


I can be kind of weird but I really interesting in the love of Rumpelstiltskin and Belle. They event an interesting love story from Beauty and the Beast. I can't wait to see what happen for them in season 2. I want to see how Belle affect a bad person like Rumpelstiltskin and maybe love can change and lead him back to the good, back to a better ending.


i want to see emma henry and everyone else get put back into the fairytale world, i thought that once the curse was broken that is what would happen, i love how the fairytale world looks! I think it would be awesome to see emma adapt to living in the world she is technically from because the fairytale world is actually her home and yes i loved her with the huntsman!!!!screw storybrook we see enough of our world everyday lets see the fairytale environment!!!!!!


I hate the huntsman. I love august.


All I can say is " Jamie Dornan"
The huntsman was awesome and they should bring him back!! Now that the curse is broken maybe Regina can bring her dad back as well, as long as they bring the huntsman back I am ok with whatever crazy thing the writers will do.


I really liked Emma and the Mad Hatter. I thought they had the best chemistry after the Huntsman. She has very little with August. Besides Regina separated them both from their kids. They have that in common and they could combine fairytale love with a modern blended family. Sebastian Stan is ridiculously good. Next to Rumple the Mad Hatter is an interesting multi-layered character.


I think it would be possible to bring the Huntsman back and anyone else how had their heart ripped out and crushed. It only seems right for them to have a chance at life. I know Rumpel said you couldnt bring back people from the dead but he is not the be all end all on Magic, his knowlegde is limited on things I mean come on he didnt even know Regina lied about Belle being dead so obviously he is limited. Also they said TrueLove magic could do anything and since Emma is the product of the magix and there fore likely has special powers, maybe that is one of hers.... Basically I am just saying dont rule anything out just yet... Sooo happy Season 2 is coming back in September and not October.. :D


Snow & her daughter arn't the same age.
Snow is like '18'-24, Emma is now 29 (originally 28)

Kitanishi h mcdonald

I think it's completely possible for the Huntsman to come back. Sorry, but no, just, no. Some things should remain unchanged. Death BEING PERMANENT AND IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDO is what adds a very big amount of excitement to show. Once the show starts to bend that rule and revive characters, show can very fast go into a very trainwrecky route. Just look at Heroes, Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. All that reviving of characters was start of the downfall of those shows.

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Once Upon a Time Quotes

True love isn't easy but it must be fought for because once you find it, it can never be replaced.

Prince Charming

Emma: What are they now?
Hook: A reminder that all sins can be forgiven when someone loves you and I was absolutely wrong before. I love you Emma Swann, no matter what you've done.