Plus, what’s Peter Pan’s real agenda? HollywoodLife.com got an early look at the ‘Once’ season premiere, and we’re telling all! (OK, fine, we’re telling some.)
Magic is coming… again! The third season premiere of Once Upon A Time airs Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. on ABC, and after giving it a view myself, I have to say you’re all in for a crazy ride. We knew the journey to Neverland was going to be epic, but the scope of the first hour is so grand, you’ll forget you’re even watching a TV show. Read on for five major teases from Sunday’s big episode — arguably the biggest episode yet.
‘Once Upon A Time’ Season Premiere Spoilers:
Another one bites the dust:
Because Once Upon A Time‘s Neverland is far more twisted than the Disney version we all grew up with, you can expect a lot more tragedies to go down — specifically, the death of an important character!
Something wicked this way swims:
Before we meet JoAnna Garcia as Ariel — she makes her first appearance later this season — we meet a few other mermaids on the season premiere, and these fishy chicks are pretty much the polar opposites of the iconic Disney princess. Expect fireworks (literally) and a surprising twist that makes Team Henry’s trek across the sea far less pleasant.
Captain Swan’s love boat:
All right, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for: With Neal (Michael Raymond-James) presumed dead — only the audience knows he’s alive and well in the Enchanted Forest — a distraught Emma (Jennifer Morrison) seeks comfort in a friend. But because friends are hard to come by in Neverland, she kind of ends up turning to Hook (Colin O’Donoghue). Don’t expect a full-on lip lock, but the season premiere is definitely full of little nuggets for Captain Swan shippers to nibble on until they eventually get their wish.
Peter, Peter, secret revealer:
I have to say, I really like the way Once Upon A Time is slowly revealing details about its much-darker version of Peter Pan. We’ve seen brief glimpses of him in all his shadowy glory, but the season premiere reveals the biggest surprise yet — and it’s far worse than you could possibly imagine.
Fight to the finish:
Forget the ocean waves; the rockiest thing about Emma and company’s journey to Neverland happens on the boat itself! The six adventurers vow to remain friendly while they’re searching for Henry, but as we all know, vows were made to be broken. Ready? Fight!
WATCH: ‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 3 Promo
HollywoodLifers, what do you want to see on the season premiere? Drop a comment with your hopes and predictions below!
— Andy Swift