Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you don’t want a sneak peek of what’s to come as ‘Once Upon A Time’ nears its season finale!
The cast and creators of ABC’s Once Upon A Time came together March 3 to discuss the inner workings of the show at PaleyFest 2013 — but the panel quickly shifted into a spoiler-fest! Read on to find out what we can expect from Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) embracing her dark side, Charming (Josh Dallas) exploring a new path, and the impending arrival of a certain boy who never grows up.
Neverland Is Coming, But Peter Pan May Have To Wait
The writers have been dropping hints about Neverland in recent weeks — after the March 3 episode, I theorized that Neal (Michael Raymond-James) could actually be Peter Pan, himself — and it sounds like those “hints” are about to take shape.
Creator Edward Kitsis revealed that a new land will be introduced this season, and although we’ll hear a lot about an important character from that land, but we won’t actually meet him/her — in the form of that character, at least — until the show’s third season.
Given that the final two episodes of season two are titled “Second Star To The Right” and “And Straight On ‘Til Morning,” I’m thinking the land in question is Neverland. (And that the character is none other than Peter Pan.)
Snow White Embracing The Dark Side
When Snow vowed to kill Cora on the March 3 episode, many fans — myself included — suspected we might see her embrace the dark side to exact revenge. Lo and behold, Ginnifer confirmed our fears at PaleyFest, promising that fans can expect a major shift in her Storybrooke persona.
“What she is going through is going to shake her self-identity, her self-definition,” Ginnifer revealed. “If she’s not the Snow White she can read about it in story books, then she doesn’t know who she is. That opens a lot up for her. She can get in touch with a more evolved way of protecting herself and her family.”
And it sounds like Lana Parrilla is just as excited about ‘Dark Snow’ as we are: “We’re definitely going to see a different side to Mary Margaret,” she said. “I think we’ve earned it.”
More Trouble For Snow & Charming?
“As much as David likes electricity, he misses his sword and his castle and his horse,” revealed Edward. “He wants to rebuild his land. That is something a lot of people will get on board for.”
The question: Will Snow be one of those people?
HollywoodLifers, what do you make of these spoilers? Do you think Neal could be Peter Pan? And how excited are you to see an edgier Snow? Drop a comment with your thoughts and predictions!
— Andy Swift
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