[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Once Upon a Time midseason finale. Read at your own risk!]
Once Upon a Time will never be the same after Sunday's midseason finale.
In order to save Storybrooke from Peter Pan (Robbie Kay), Rumple (Robert Carlyle) needs the Black Fairy's wand so he can cast a spell that will return Henry (Jared Gilmore) to his real body and enable him to return the curse scroll to the group to be destroyed by Regina (Lana Parrilla). But if Regina destroys the scroll, there will be a heavy price...
Once Upon a Time delighted RumBelle fans last week by reuniting Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) with his true love Belle (Emilie de Ravin) after he seemingly saved Henry (Jared Gilmore) from Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Rumple swore to turn his life around upon his return to Storybrooke, but with Pan planning to reenact the curse to enslave the town, will Rumple really keep up this good guy routine?
More Regina and Robin Hood? Check! More curses? Check!
As Once Upon a Time heads towards its midseason finale, TVGuide.com decided it's time for our 10th Lightning Round with the brain trust behind ABC's fairy-tale drama, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.
Lightning Round 9: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning questions
We grabbed your fan questions off Twitter and hit up Horowitz and Kitsis for a quick round of scoop, in which the producers had the option to answer, "Yes," "No" or "Can't Answer." Some of their answers, and possible non-answers, are pretty telling, so check them out below:
Once Upon a Time is seven episodes into its third season and, so far, Storybrooke has yet to be seen thanks to Neverland-centric stories. But that will all change on Sunday's episode (8/7c, ABC), when Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) earns her legs by swimming back to Storybrooke to help Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Rumple (Robert Carlyle) locate a powerful item that could take down Peter Pan (Robbie Kay). Through this trip back to Storybrooke, we'll get a glimpse into how Belle (Emile de Ravin) has been holding down the fort in our heroes' stead.
Exclusive: Once Upon a Time casts Rumplestiltskin's father
"She's tried to hold it together," de Ravin tells TVGuide.com. "I kept...
As unlikely as it sounds, the Dark One may sacrifice himself to save someone else.
During the second season of Once Upon a Time, we learned of the prophecy that predicts Henry (Jared Gilmore) would be Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) undoing. So it was very curious when Rumple lead the charge to Neverland to save his grandson. Rumple quickly separated from the group, however, leaving his motivations unclear. Will he save Henry or ultimately save himself?