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 think it's completely possible for the Huntsman to come back. The fact that Emma broke the curse is reason enough for him to be able to return. To quote the Blue Fairy "All we can do is hope that one day, the saviour will restore all that we have lost." The Huntsman is by far one of the characters most deserving of a happy ending given all he's done. I'll be beyond disappointed in this show if he doesn't get his happy ending (preferably with Emma.)


I also agree that it is not possible to bring the huntsman back but this is great news.


I agree with you Doe-Rae-Me, they can't bring back someone who died, or the Evil Queen would have brought her father back to life. Even Rumplestiltskin said in FTL he can't bring back someone from the dead.


To bring back the Huntsman would be stubid. The Evil Queen killed him. The character returned in a flashback, not present day. In the finale we saw the Huntsman helping the Prince before Emma was even concieved. The Queen killed him when Emma was 27. So it is not likely that the Huntsman will be a current love interest for Emma...I think it will be Pinnochio who has become a man again since Magic was returned to Storeybrook.

Kitanishi h mcdonald

This sounds perfect and great so far. It makes perfect sense that now since everyone knows whot hey are, some will want to reassure others and themselves that they are the same people and some will want to hide their real identities. That way Mulan and Anastasia characters will also fit right in, especially if Mulan is not from FTL, but from one of hat doors. Also it will be FASCINATING to see how Emma reacts to her parents. She was "abandoned" for 28 years after all. Easily the best show on tv and can't wait till it comes back.


You forgot new characters no one will care about.

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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.