Will Belle get her memories back? Is a baby on the way for Snow White and Prince Charming?
Before Once Upon a Timefaces a giant problem on Sunday (8/7c on ABC), TVGuide.com decided it's time for our fifth Lightning Round with the brain trust behind ABC's fairy-tale drama: executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis!
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:
Will we get to see a flashback to when Regina (Lana Parrilla) and the rest of the fairy tale land characters first came to Storybrooke?
Will we get to see how Regina came to adopt Henry (Jared Gilmore)?
We will eventually. Not this season.
Will the idea of going back to fairy tale land be revisited?
Kitsis and Horowitz:
Will we find out who wrote the book?
At some point, that would be a really great thing to tell people.
Is there a way for Belle (Emilie de Ravin) to get her memories back?
If it was permanent, that would be the most bleak end. How does Gold (Robert Carlyle) bring her back is the story I would watch.
Horowitz: And hope is a very important component to our show. No matter how dire the circumstances, short of death, we like to think there's always hope.
Will Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) find a new motive now that he's gotten his revenge on Rumplestiltskin?
I don't think he's gotten revenge. As long as Rumple's heart still beats, he's not gotten revenge. He only got the first punch in.
Kitsis and Horowitz: He's just getting started!
Will Emma (Jennifer Morrison) be able to get through to Hook and maybe bring out his good side?
You're going to have to watch and see what happens, then you'll see where everyone stands on which side.
The Hunstman is returning. Is this via a flashback in Storybrooke?
How the Hunstman returns is something we're really excited about.
Kitsis: No matter how they're getting him, they're getting Jamie Dornan, so we feel that they will be satisfied either way.
Is there a specific reason David (Josh Dallas) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) are still using their Storybrooke names, even in private?
Yes, because when they're in Storybrooke and when we're telling those stories, we never want to forget the fact that for 28 years that's how they lived. Snow White and Prince Charming are now an amalgam of Snow White and Prince Charming and David and Mary Margaret. That's who these people are in this town. If you called yourself something for 28 years, it's not something you're just going to stop doing right away.
Might we see more of Regina's asylum and who else might be in there?
That's an interesting question. We very well might.
Will Sidney Glass (Giancarlo Esposito) ever return?
We would love to have him in every episode. He's a big part of Revolution. We want to have him back, but it's about scheduling.
Horowitz: If we can make it work, that would be fantastic.
Kitsis: We are obviously huge Giancarlo fans and it's always an honor to have him on the show. He's a star on a big hit show right now!
Did Greg (Ethan Embry), the new stranger, intentionally come to Storybrooke?
What we've presented so far is exactly what we want to believe, which is [that] this is a man whose car crashed into this town.
Kitsis: I believe him, but you never know.
Will Grumpy (Lee Arenberg) and Nova (Amy Acker) ever find each other in Storybrooke?
Someday. They've got a lot of baggage. She gave him up so she could become a fairy. She became a fairy, so how do you get over that hurdle now?
Will we see other stories besides Dr. Frankenstein's (David Anders) set in the Land Without Color?
That world is one that we'd love to explore, but for this season, no. We're not going back there, but we would never rule it out in the future.
Snow and Charming mentioned getting to really start their lives now. Could that new life include a baby?
A baby what?
Kitsis: A baby ogre? [Laughs] I would say that I would hope one day that when things calm down they can expand their family again because missing 28 years of your child's life is one thing and it would be nice to see them as parents. I think they would make great parents.
Horowitz: And wouldn't you want to see Emma in a sibling rivalry situation?
How do you think Emma will feel about a new sibling? Hit the comments!
Before next month's Lightning Round 6, be sure to check out our previous installments (Round 1, Round 2, Round 3 and Round 4). Share your Once questions in the comments section below or send them to @NatalieAbrams with the hashtag #OUATLR6.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.