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'Once Upon A Time': Which Character Is Dying Next Week?

Mon, December 5, 2011 6:10pm EDT by Andy Swift 18 Comments

Someone in Storybrooke is finding their unhappily ever after next Sunday, so it’s time play ‘Guess the Corpse!’

The Grim Reaper may not be an official fairy tale character, but he’s still making his way for Storybrooke… and just in time for the Dec. 11 episode of Once Upon A Time! We’ve known for a few weeks about the impending vacancy — the victim’s fairy tale counterpart will still be seen in flashbacks — but with the major killing now less than a week away, we can really start to cook up some wild theories. So who do YOU think will be saying sayonara to Storybrooke?

We already know that said corpse is someone who exists in both Storybrooke and the fairy tale world, so that eliminates Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Henry (Jared Gilmore.) And considering how vital they are to the real-world drama, I think it’s also safe to rule out Regina (Lana Parrilla), Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), David (Josh Dallas) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin.)

But as far as I’m concerned, everyone else is a potential dead man (or woman) walking. Granny (Beverley Elliott), Ruby (Meghan Ory), Dr. Whale (David Anders), Archie (Raphael Sbarge) — literally anyone could wind up in a coffin by the end of the hour.

As much as it pains me to say this, my money is on Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan.) The Dec. 11 episode focuses on the Sheriff as he begins to remember his fairy tale self, and as you can imagine, this ruffles Regina’s feathers. Considering she killed her own father to enact the curse as the Evil Queen, do you really think she’d hesitate to kill her casual lover to ensure the curse stays active?

Watch a preview of the Dec. 11 episode below, then vote for the character YOU think will bite the dust next:

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— Andy Swift

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