As we wait for Season 3 to make its ever-so-exciting entrance, we have a few tidbits to share. We all remember when Season 2 ended with some of our favorite fairytale characters who sailed to find Henry in the dangerous world of Neverland. This left many questions unanswered. However, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have been slowly rolling out teasers for the next season.
The Beginning of Season 3
Horowitz confirmed that the upcoming season would pick up where it left off. We saw some characters on the boat, while others remained back in Storybrooke. He went on to say the beginning will present us with all the new challenges the characters would have to face. This also means many of the heroes and villains are going to need to work together.
Kitsis pointed out that there is a drastic difference in the characters who are divided. We are expecting to leave fans questioning how in the world is this group on the ship going to work together. This core motley crew on the ship is a dysfunctional family headed to Neverland with the same goal – find Henry.
Horowitz brought up about the characters who were left in Storybrooke like Belle and others. This will leave things open to dig deeper into each character as they face new challenges on different sides of the world.
Plots and Schedules Change
Kitsis said he noticed the fans were excited when they had a break in the middle of the season. In the fall, they are going to air 11 episodes. For the spring, they will air the remaining 11 episodes.
Emma and Hook’s Potential Romance
Kitsis liked how the season finale ended with Captain Hook reminiscing on his past asking if he wasted it. Now, we have a man who is looking for a new chance and wanting to change. At some point (100 years?), Hook will need to get over Milah. In addition, they are all stuck on the ship together, while Emma believes Neal is dead.
Anything is possible..
Will Rumplestiltskin be Redeemed (Does he want to?)
Kitsis reminded us that in the first season Rumple said, “I’m a difficult man to love.” That is who Rumple is. That minute one falls in love with him then he does something terrible. The unfortunate fact is that he is on a journey, where the prophecy said he would die. We have to see how (or if) he survives this.
Horowitz said the cool part about Rumple is that he is stuck between competing impulses. He understands right and wrong, however, various agendas conflict with his decisions sometimes.
Kitsis went on to say how it is easy for Rumple to be the dark one. He realized that he messed up and lost his son (again). That is why he went back to Lacey because he needed to share those emotions with someone in those last moments. When the ship sailed back, he thought to himself that it was a sign telling him to do the right thing.
He needed to honor his son by going to save his grandson.
With Rumple on the ship and Belle in Storybrooke, this is going to pose a challenge for their relationship. He left her there to protect her from many things. The only thing on Rumple’s mind is saving his grandson, Henry. Horowitz and Kitsis confirmed this would all be explored in Season 3.
Snow White’s Dark Heart
The producers confirmed that Snow White’s journey in Season 3 would be very interesting. At the end of Season 2, she said, “Let’s do the hard path.” At that moment she realized that, “I’m the only one who has to heal this heart.” In Neverland, all the characters are going to truly reveal who they are. For Snow, she wants to rise to the hero and save her grandson.
Good vs. Evil
The terms seem black and white, however, that is not how life works. Sometimes people face challenges that leave them in difficult circumstances. It makes it easy to choose the wrong path in those situations. With that said, the writers pointed out it would be boring if the Evil Queen was just evil.
They want to show the pain behind the choices that were and will be made. The Evil Queen is just trying to find her own happy ending, however, she just goes about it in unfortunate ways.
LGBT Character Rumors
Kitsis said they are completely open to that at the right time. However, they have not written a character who is LGBT yet. It is the same with any love story, they want to write it right and give it the time it deserves.
With all this said, what do you want or expect to see in Season 3?