Ariel’s inclusion in season three was first announced at Comic-Con, and now we have our first look at her arrival in Storybrooke!
Here’s a riddle for you: What’s red and wet and loves forks? If you’re in the Once Upon A Time universe, there’s only one possible answer — and thanks to the blessed people at ABC, we finally have our first look at the highly anticipated arrival of the one-and-only little mermaid.
The new video, posted to the ABC series’ Facebook page July 22, shows Leroy/Dreamy/Grumpy (Lee Arenberg) sitting down to enjoy his lunch in Storybrooke — unaware that a fin-footed guest is about to crash his mid-day meal. But here’s the really weird part: It seems that Ariel is able to switch between human and mermaid at will, as she’s seen running away after snatching Grumpy’s fork, before retreating to the water and baring her tail.
So is that the big spin Once is putting on Ariel? That she can go back-and-forth between species whenever she wants? I’m down with that, especially since the creators are staying true to Ariel’s one true love: kleptomania.
WATCH: Ariel Arrives In Storybrooke
— Andy Swift