Executive Producers Teases about OUAT in a Q&A
EW has come to question the Executive Producers of Once Upon A Time, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis about the upcoming episodes of our beloved Storybrooke residents. This Q&A with the OUAT Executive Producers feateres many questions that you might of wished to be answered, such as Will Emma turn evil? If you’ve seen the video that teases that the Queens of Darkness are coming to town, click here if you want to see an exclusive interview all about them!
Where does the premiere pick up?
ADAM HOROWITZ: We’re picking up a few months after the events of the winter finale. We’re going to be seeing how everything has settled in Storybrooke and maybe a little how it settled outside Storybrooke.
EDWARD KITSIS: We’re going to find out how Gold (Robert Carlyle) has taken his banishment. We’re going to find out in the flashback how he met and recruited these Queens of Darkness, this team of evil. All of it is going to lead to a couple of surprising revelations about Emma and a very dark secret that Snow and Charming have held onto that we didn’t realize they were keeping secret.
Are the dark secret and the revelation about Emma connected?
HOROWITZ: The stuff that we’re planning to reveal comes out of stuff that we’ve already done. It’s building off the mythology we’re already created as opposed to going somewhere completely left field.
KITSIS: There are revelations you can have about people that they themselves don’t even know about. This pre-dates Emma’s birth.
Can you talk about how you’ll be putting the focus back on the original characters?
HOROWITZ: As far as focusing on our core cast in the upcoming storytelling, it isn’t so much about the outside forces coming into our world, but about how these outside forces impact our core characters and what it’s going to do to them and their relationships.
KITSIS: We’re going to really explore what makes a hero and what makes a villain. Is it as black and white as just that? Or are there gray areas, which are always much more fun to write about. We’re going to pick up on a lot of things that we set up in the first half of the season. Regina and Robin (Sean Maguire), Rumple and Belle (Emilie de Ravin). We’re going to get more Snow and Charming. We’re going to get more Emma and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue).
What can you say about this insinuation that Emma could go evil?
HOROWITZ: One of the big themes for the second half of the season is what makes someone a hero and what makes someone a villain, what the differences are and what the common ground is. Emma has spent a long time in the series being told she’s the Savior and being told she’s a hero. She’s going to have to face that it’s not as black and white as that. Going into the second half of the season, all of our characters are going to be wrestling with this idea of good and evil, not just in terms of what they’re facing as an external threat, but internally within themselves.
What’s Rumple’s first step with the Queens of Darkness in trying to get his happy ending?
KITSIS: The first step for a man who has lost it all is to get it all back. The first step is how. We know he’s in a land without magic. The premiere is really going to show how he goes about getting it all back and what the story is. As we teased in the fall finale, he realized maybe Regina was onto something, maybe fate has it out for the villains, maybe they need to find this Author. Gold is never one that is afraid to hijack somebody’s good idea.
Can Belle ever forgive Rumple?
KITSIS: That is one of the things in the second half that we’re exploring, which is forgiveness. Can good people make a bad decision? Can bad people make good decisions? Can you come back from the bad decisions you made and how? What he did to Belle is really atrocious. That is not going to be solved with a mixed tape and flowers.
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