The mystery of who the Stranger is will soon be revealed on Once Upon a Time!
August W. Booth (Eion Bailey), a writer only initially known as "the Stranger," made his way to Storybrooke earlier this season. His very presence is significant since the curse prevents people in the town from leaving, and apparently Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was the only outsider to come there before him.
His arrival — especially after he added pages to Henry's fairy tale book — has sparked many debates as to who he actually is. Theories range from suggesting that he's Rumplestiltskin's son or perhaps Henry's father to even his being an older version of Henry, which would be awkward since the Stranger is seemingly attracted to Emma, Henry's mom. To get the scoop on who the Stranger is, TVGuide.com turned to writer and consulting producer Jane Espenson, who penned this upcoming Sunday's episode "The Return" (8/7c, ABC) and also offers up some juicy teases for the Season 1 finale...
Dear Once Upon a Time,
Please stop toying with our emotions! Every few episodes you bring Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) together — or their Storybrooke counterparts, Mary and David —only to tear them apart again.
The continued heartbreak is killing us.
Once Upon a Time bosses on breaking up Snow White, Prince Charming and more burning questions
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There's definitely a chill in the air on the Once Upon a Time set. It's hard to keep warm as a cold winter rain falls on a picturesque town square an hour from Vancouver that's doubling for Storybrooke, Maine. But no weather, even in Canada, can match the cold contempt with which Storybrooke's mayor, Regina (Lana Parrilla), treats constituent Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) in today's scene at a town fair.
Though Once Upon a Time features such iconic fairy tale characters as Snow White, Prince Charming, Rumplestiltskin and the Evil Queen, the old adage that true love's kiss can break even the strongest curse has yet to be successful on the ABC series.
So what will break the curse that keeps hundreds of fairy ...
He loves her. He loves her not.
Once Upon a Time has pulled fans of star-crossed lovers Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) back and forth all season long, as the couple would reunite, only to break up again. Does the show actually have a plan for the iconic couple? We chatted with Once bosses Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis to find out. (And they answered a bunch of other burning questions too!) ...