Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz Talk Finale & Season Two

Eddy Kitsis - Adam Horowitz


WonderCon 2012 – Panel Questions

Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz offer a delightful treat to the avid Once Upon a Time fans by participating in a Q&A session. During the Q&A, some OMG spoilers were released.

SPOILER ALERT!

The producers exposed that The Huntsman would return in the season finale! Eddy joked by warning how handsome he has grown since the murder of Sheriff Graham took place. Kitsis went on to say what an amazing actor Jamie Dornan is and how exciting it will be to see The Huntsman return in the finale.

The crowd started cheering at the event for some time after the news (Omg, I am right now!)

Eddy & Adam, the former LOST writers, also told the crowd they have strategically inserted some amazing Easter eggs throughout the series. They are going to continue to slip in these delightful treats to keep fans on their toes. The next LOST referenced was hinted by Eddy telling us to, “look up in the air” for the upcoming episode.

If this was not exciting enough, the producers told a few new characters we could expect to see for season two:

  • Rapunzel
  • Mulan
  • Ariel

Going beyond this season, we also learn who Dr. Whale is. They expect this to be a big “a-ha moment.”

Not to make any assumptions, but we have heard them say this once before when we questioned who Henry’s father is. Could it be? What do you think?


Exclusive Interview

How do the producers keep everything organized with so many storylines and characters involved?

Eddy said it is not simple. In the writer’s room, there is a timeline that continuously gets added and basically they are building a bible.

Are there any obstacles of having Emma as the “savior,” especially when the audience knows Henry is correct about the book?

Eddy responded with it is a challenge. This also leaves the audience to wonder how Emma could not believe. It makes things difficult, but it should be that way.
Adam said if she believed right away, then the audience would scream foul. It is a lot to take in and absorb. Emma’s journey has to show the audience it is going to a big one.

Eddy continued to say it has to be a big one for us as well.

There has been amazing guest stars – Alan Dale, Giancarlo Esposito and Richard Schiff. When developing these characters, are these actors in mind for the role already?

Eddy said yeah, a perfect example is Regina’s mother that is coming up soon. Barbara Hershey is playing this role. Giancarlo, him and Adam loved from Breaking Bad. Alan Dale and Emilie we already had a relationship with because of LOST. So often, the guest stars come to mind immediately. We almost scream at moments like OMG! This person would be perfect for this character!

Adam mentioned how the entire process is completely collaborative. The process is developing the character, what the talent can bring and character experience for the audience. In the end, you just hope that the final piece is more than expected.

So where does this leave us for Once Upon a Time, season two? Adam said,

“Our feeling is there’s a reason these stories have been told in so many different ways, in so many different cultures and in so many different times. There is something about them that is magical, that just touches us all. We’re just trying to tell our own versions.”

When will season two of Once Upon a Time air?

Episode 15: Red Handed Photos – SPOILER ALERT

ABC has released photos of the upcoming episode on Once Upon a Time. These photos are from episode 15, Red Handed.

About Red Handed:

Storybrooke:

Ruby (Meghan Ory) tosses her apron off at Granny’s diner and quits. Emma feels sorry for her because Ruby feels like she has not found her niche in life yet. Emma hires Ruby to join the sheriff’s office as an assistant. While this is happening, Emma is continuing to search for Kathryn since her disappearance. She questions David and possibly accusing him of murder.

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Fairy Tale Land:

Little Red Riding Hood is having trouble because the bloodthirsty big bad wolf is terrorizing the town. Red wants to run away with her true love, but she is stuck at home with her granny all because the wolf’s killing spree. The wolf is scaring the entire town. During the episode, we also see Red and Snow White meet after the Huntsman released helpless Snow.

Red Riding Hood - Snow White
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Red Riding Hood - Red Handed
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This episode airs March 11, 2012 at 8pm EST on ABC.

Lana Parrilla Tells All About the Evil Queen

Lana Parilla - Evil Queen
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So far on Once Upon a Time, we have seen the Evil Queen murder her father, squeeze the life out of a heart from her lover, cast curses over the residences in Fairy Tale Land, erasing memories and leaving people stranded in StoryBrooke. Here is the big question- what makes the Evil Queen so mean?

Lana Parrilla plays the role of Evil Queen in Fairy Tale Land and her counter role as Regina Mills in Storybrooke. According to Lana, all that will be answered very soon on the hit television series that airs on ABC about a fairy-tale drama. According to Lana, “its one thing that just explodes and branches off into all these other little things, but its one big f—-up that changes her life.” She goes on to add, “We’ll go back in time in fairy-tale land and see who she was before she became this evil queen. The big secret will be revealed.”

The story line goes like this for the Evil Queen:

The Evil Queen was married to King Leopold (Richard Schiff). King Leopold was Snow White’s (Ginny Goodwin) father. The Evil Queen sent the Huntsman (Jamie Dornan) after Snow White to murder her. Snow White wrote a touching letter to her mother, and the Huntsman let her free.

The Huntsman was supposed to bring back Snow White’s heart to the Evil Queen. Instead, he returns with an animal’s heart and lies to the Queen. The Queen finds out, removes the Huntsman’s heart, and places a curse over him. She eventually squeezes the heart and kills the character (In Storybrooke he is dead. Fairy Tale Land, he is still around until further notice).

Okay so back to the relationship of the Evil Queen and Snow White…

We know that they have some dysfunctional union, and the Evil Queen hates Snow White. According to Lana’s interview, an upcoming episode will show the king and queen together. It will reveal the hardship between the two. The episode will show the relationship unhealthy and unsupportive. Not only that, it will show the king favoring his daughter more than his wife.

This episode will explain how the Evil Queen is capable of loving someone. The real question here is whether she truly loved her husband or if it was only to seek status. This episode will show the soft and vulnerable side of the Evil Queen. She longs for love, but it is just difficult for her to obtain it. Then once she has finally it, she does not know how to hold on to it. (ugh, this reminds me of myse..oh never mind)

This leaves it open to say, so far in the show, the only person that showed her affection, she killed. However, Lana said that she does not think Regina felt good about killing Sheriff Graham in the midseason finale. A tear rolled down her cheek as she squeezed the life out of his heart. This was to reveal how difficult of a decision it was for her to make.

Episode 7: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Fairy Tale Land

I am back at the castle in Fairy tale Land as the Evil Queen.  Snow White is in tears and places a rose over the coffin of her father.  I walk over to her and we embrace.  I tell her how much his death hurts me as a wife, and I can only imagine the pain she feels as a daughter.  I assured Snow I am there for her.

Later, with my mirror, he congratulates and comments on my vengeance are almost complete.  This is where it is discovered that I am responsible for my husband’s death, and Snow does not suspect a thing.

I tell the Mirror how wretched Snow White is, and that her end must be carried out carefully.  I need a killer who does not adore her, as most of the kingdom does.  The Mirror suggests I find a huntsman for such a task.

In the forest, the Huntsman (Sheriff Graham) in Storybrooke, is seen taking down a deer.  As he approaches it, he is apologizing for taking its life.  The deer is intended to be dinner for the Huntsman’s wolf companion.

The Huntsman later enters a pub with his wolf.  Some men start harassing him over the wolf.  One man remarks how wolves raised the Huntsman.  Another asks what sort of man cries over animals.  To this, the Huntsman replies that animals, unlike people, are pure of heart.

The wolf does not like the man, and the man threatens the wolf.  The Huntsman ends up killing him.  Back at my castle, I witness this spectacle through the Mirror and become delighted.  I believe I have found myself a Huntsman.

The Huntsman is now at my castle.  I ask him if he has a name and he is unresponsive.  Once we are talking, it comes out that his parents had abandoned him, and he confirms wolves raised him.  I tell him my philosophy “I always felt there were two kinds of people–Wolves and sheep.  Those who kill and those who get killed.”

I need a wolf, and I he is it.  I make an offer that he will kill for me, and I will give him a place in my court.  At first he declines, telling me he does not wish to be my pet.  I explain that the kingdom loves my target, and I am willing to give him anything to have her heart ripped out then brought to me.

I ask again, what he would want.  He tells me he wants protection for the wolves.

Snow White is now seen walking in the forest with the Huntsman who is dressed as a knight.  They stop walking and she pulls out apples.  She offers him one, which he does not take.

Snow then tells him that she knows he is not one of her father’s knights because he has not offered any condolence for her father’s death.  She also informs he is not wearing his armor right.  She knows he has come to kill her on my behalf.  He confirmed the suspicion.

At that moment, Snow manages to attack him and escape.  The Huntsman finds Snow White sitting in the forest writing.  He tells her he does not understand why she stopped.

She tells him that she has written a letter to me, and wants to make sure he gives it to me after she dies.  He takes the letter from her, and silently reads its content.  The look on his face shows he is having second thoughts about killing her.

He raises his blade as Snow closes her eyes expecting the end.  Instead of stabbing her, he uses the blade to create a whistle out of a plant.  He gives her the whistle and tells her to use it is she gets into trouble.  He commands her to leave now and she runs off.

A knight is now escorting the Huntsman into my vault.  I am excited to see him expecting Snow White to be dead.  I eagerly ask if he has carried out my wish.  He surprises me when he hands me a letter.

I have no interest in the letter but want her heart.  I command him to read it to me.  The letter turns out to be an apology.  Snow White is apologizing to me because she has made it, so I will never have love in my life.

She hopes her death will satisfy me, and I will be able to take good care of the people.  The letter makes me mad, and I still do not feel bad for her.  The Huntsman questions how I could still feel this way about her after this letter.  He has no idea!

I tell him that I once shared a secret with her, and she betrayed me with it.  He presents a heart to me that I hold in my hand for a moment to take in.  I placed it in a wooden box and walk over the wall, which is a series of small drawers.  I hold it in front of the wall expecting the wall to open.

It does not and at this point, I am furious because I know this cannot possibly be the heart of Snow White.  I scream at him and accuse him of bringing me the heart of an animal.

The doors close behind us, and he cannot escape me.  I approach the Huntsman.  As I corner him, I reach into his chest and pull out his heart.  It glows bright red in my hand as I show it to him.  I lean in and kiss him hard on the mouth.  I quickly pull back still clutching his heart.  I tell him his heart belongs to me and so does he.

He will be my pet.  He will do whatever I want.  I begin squeezing his heart and watching as he writhes in pain.  I tell him he will never try to leave me or disobey.

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Storybrooke

We see a dart hit a deer.  It’s Sheriff Graham at Granny’s Diner actually throwing darts at a dart board.  Emma arrives.  Graham throws a dart at the wall that nearly misses her.

She is annoyed at this, and he tells her he never misses.  He assures her that he would have not hit her.  He then tries to confront her over being upset about seeing him leave my house the other night.

They end up outside.  He tells her he has no feelings for me and kisses Emma.  As Sheriff Graham kisses Emma, he sees a wolf.  Emma pulls away.  Graham tells her that he has no feelings, and wants to feel something.  She walks off.

After being rejected by Emma, Graham shows up at my house.  When I answer the door, he asks if Henry is asleep.  I am surprised and tell him yes.  Graham pushes his way in and passionately kisses me.

I let Graham spend the night, which is something I do not normally do.  He has all sorts of dreams and they wake him up.  He tells me he had a dream of a wolf with one red eye and one black eye.  I kiss him and remind him it is only a dream, and he should go back to sleep.

He said, “It didn’t feel like a dream.  It felt like a memory.”  Then he gets out of my bed and gets dressed to leave.  I did my best to persuade him to come back, but he did not want to hear it.  He left my house.

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As Graham is in front of his police car, he fumbles with his keys and drops them.  He sits on the ground in disbelief as he sees the same wolf from his dream.  The wolf turns the corner and leaves.

Mary Margaret’s Apartment

Emma tosses flowers in the garbage at Mary Margaret’s apartment.  They begin discussing David.  Mary Margaret had a one-night stand with Dr. Whale.  Mary Margaret explains that she did this to forget about David, and begins to regrets it.

Mary Margaret tells Emma it is not her thing to do.  Emma says there is nothing wrong with it, and gets offended when Mary Margaret tells her she does it to protect herself from real feelings.  She says to Emma that it may protect her from hurt but it may also stop her from finding love.  Then goes on about how Emma puts up a wall automatically.

Mary Margaret tells Emma she should let her guard down with Graham.

Storybrooke’s Forest

Sheriff Graham is roaming the forest, and he runs into Mr. Gold who is gardening.  Sheriff Graham tells Mr. Gold that he saw a wolf, and is looking for it.

Mr. Gold tells him there are no wolves in Storybrooke, and he has not seen anything.  Graham tells Mr. Gold about the strange dreams.  Mr. Gold tells Graham that dreams are sometimes memories of a past life.  What is he thinking?

Mr. Gold wishes Graham well and continues gardening. 

Sheriff Graham finds the wolf.  He angrily asks it what it wants.  The wolf whimpers and turns to leave.  Graham calls it back.

To his surprise, the wolf comes back and acts as though they are companions.  Graham is flooded by more flashbacks, and the wolf is gone.

Mary Margaret’s Classroom

Sheriff Graham goes to Mary Margaret’s classroom.  They sit down to talk, and she can see something is wrong.

He tells her that they know each other from another life.  He then begins questioning her.  He asks her to remind him how they met each other.  She does not remember.

He points out that he has no memory of how he met anyone in Storybrooke.  She suggests that over time memories may become hazy.  He asks her what she thinks of past lives.

Mary Margaret asks him if he has been talking to Henry about the book of fairy tales.  He tells her he has not.  Mary Margaret touches Sheriff Graham’s head and tells him he is running a fever and really should go and rest.

He tells her he is sorry for disturbing her and leaves.

Police Station

Emma is at the police station playing darts.  I show up and make a snide remark about her work time management skills.  Emma comes out and tells me that she knows about Graham and me.  I tell her I am glad she knows.  Then I told her I am aware of her and Graham as well.

She denies anything is going on between them.  I tell her she needs to stay away from Graham and that she is just leading him to self-destruction.  She looks at me like I am crazy, but I do not care.  I turn and leave.

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Regina & Henry’s Home

Graham is at my house, but I am not home.  Henry opens the door, and tells him I am out.  Sheriff told Henry he wanted to see him.  Henry is confused until Graham mentions the book of fairy tales.  Sheriff Graham said, “It’s about your book.  Am I in it?”

Henry and Graham go through the book as Henry asks him questions.  He admits the memories came after kissing Emma, which surprises Henry.  Henry figures out that he is the Huntsman, and explains the wolf is his guide.  He explains to Graham that there is a connection between him and Emma because he made her life possible.

Graham does not understand.  Henry goes on to explain that by sparing Snow White’s life he made Emma’s life possible.  They also uncover that the reason Graham cannot feel is that the Queen later ripped his heart out.

In the book, they come to a page where I am the Evil Queen, and in front of my vault.  Graham recognizes the vault from his dreams.  This is where his heart is.

Storybrooke Streets

Graham and Emma are seen together in the street.  He tells her the only person around here making any sense is Henry.  She tells him this is crazy.  He keeps telling her he needs to get his heart back.

At first, she thinks this is a metaphor and then realizes that he is serious.  Emma places her hand over his heart, and tells him that he does have a heart and she can feel it beat.  Emma took Sheriff Grahams hand and placed it over his heart.  This was to reassure him of a heartbeat.

Henry Mills’ Grave (Regina’s Father)

Emma follows Sheriff Graham and the wolf.  The wolf led everyone to a vaulted grave in the cemetery.  Graham tells Emma he knows his heart is in there.  Emma tries to stop him from going in the vault.

He will not listen.  She decides to go in with him.  Inside the vault, he is searching for a trap door.  Emma was insisting there is nothing in the room.  I show up and ask what they are doing.

Emma shoots back by asking me what I am doing there.  Not that I need to explain myself, but I told Emma how this is where I go every Wednesday to place flowers on my father’s grave.  I look over at Graham and tell him he does not look well.  I ask him to come home with me to rest.  He tells me he doesn’t want to leave with me.

Now, I am angry.  I ask it if it because he plans to leave me for her.  Graham tells me he is leaving me because of himself.  Then further humiliates me in front of Emma by saying he would rather feel nothing than settle.  Very nice.

I turn to Emma and tell her that she has been the cause of all the recent pain in my life.  Emma comes back by throwing it in my face that both Henry and Graham sought her out.  She says I should look at myself because I make everyone unhappy.  I am livid and I hit Emma.

This erupts into a physical fight.  Graham comes between us and breaks it up.  She says I am not worth it.  Emma goes to leave, and I try to use the opportunity to talk to Graham.  He is done with me.  He leaves to follow Emma.

Back at the Police Station

Graham is in his office with Emma.  They have a first aid kit out, and he gives her an ice pack for her head.  He is still apologizing.

Back the police station Graham is still taking care of Emma.  This leads to a kiss.  They continue kissing and he again begins to remember everything about who he really is.

He tells Emma that he remembers.

Cemetery Vault

In the vault, I go the grave of Henry Mills—my father.  I place flowers upon it.  I then move the lid, and reveal the grave is actually a staircase.  I begin walking down it and end up in front of the wall made of small drawers.  I open the drawer where Graham’s heart is and take it out.

While Graham and Emma are at the police station, her thanks her.  He leans in to kiss her again but before he does, I am crushing his heart to dust.  I told him he would be mine forever or there would be a price.  Graham collapses on the floor as Emma tries to help him.  There is no use.  I have destroyed him.

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