OUAT S&S #306: "The Author must never be allowed to toy with fate again."

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Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite everyone to join Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, The Evil Queen, Hook and all the other resident fairytale characters as they prepare to defend themselves against a magical force from the past that's too unpredictable even for Rumplestiltskin - Elsa, the Ice Queen from Arendelle.

Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina's curse, which had deprived the fairy tale characters of their memories and trapped them in our modern world. When they finally regained their identities, our heroes were dismayed to discover that they weren't transported back to Fairy Tale Land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin - aka Mr. Gold - decided to escalate his power struggle with Regina by introducing magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic always has a tendency to yield unfathomable consequences.

You never give up on the people you love...

The Storybrooke residents do not know what Elsa has in store for them. Back in the past, in Elsa's kingdom of Arendelle, we will discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin. And now that Emma has brought back Robin Hood's wife, Marian, and possibly sparked the end of Regina's relationship with him, will she return to her old, evil ways and do everything in her power to get even? And newlyweds Belle and Rumplestiltskin continue to be deeply in love with each other. But Rumple is hiding a secret from Belle -- one that, if found out, could destroy their happiness - he continues to be the master of the dagger that calls upon him to be the Dark One. Can Emma and Hook commit to one another, and can these two damaged people take their love to the next level? Mary Margaret and David have a new baby, Prince Neal, and are looking forward to raising him into a proud, brave and loving adult. But they are still sad that they were not able to do this with Emma, instead helping her escape the curse when she was first born and not meeting her again until she was 28 years old. Henry is very happy to have both of his mothers back in Storybrooke. But with biological mom Emma and paternal grandfather Rumplestiltskin's blood running through his veins, he will be tested by both the light and the darkness. Finally, Will Scarlet (Michael Socha, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), a former member of Robin Hood's band of Merry Men, has traveled across many lands to make his way to Storybrooke. He finds himself intertwined in the goings-on in town for the first time as his mysterious past pushes him to an unknown future.

As the season continues, new fairy tale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. But not everyone can be trusted.
ABC Lead 8/13/2014


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Barbara Hershey and Rebecca Mader Return

“Mother” –Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2

”Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

4.20 - "Mother" written by Jane Espenson | Airdate: May 3, 2015

Regina -surprise flashback

Barbara Hersey reprises role - Cora's back | confirm

March 2filming on set: Josh and Ginny | Rumple and Belle

March 3, Steveston filming: location filming photos here |yellow bug

On set - Jen, Colin, Ginny, Josh, Lana, Sean, Jared, Rebecca MADER, Agnes Bruckner, Kristin | Source with photos MM & David

Emma and Lily exit yellow bug | Emma hugs Henry | (photos) hugs Hook X | Regina exits other car with Robin & Roland | David and Regina haul Zelena out of bug | Fan scene description

Agnes Bruckner, Lily, on set | Day 2, episode 2

Robin Hood and Zelena on set | source

Zelena = Marian? | photo | another | possible explanation | IMDB

Emma & Hook with Maleficient | source |Fan write up | reunion outside Granny's

Robin and Regina | Source | Robin, Roland, Regina & Zelena

Emma bring together: Lily and Maleficent

Emilie arrived on set | X

Regina and Zelena, with cuffs, walk away X | X |

Regina and Robin outside Granny's | X X

Emma and Hook at the pier: source | It still works

Henry/Valet - Tony Perez - IMDb

Josh, Ginny, Kristin filming in woods pic (looks like SB)

Sean Maguire tweeted pic with a horse (very possibly same horse - Jerry - used for young Regina's riding lessons in Season1)

Lana & Sean filmed what looks to be a date description

Lana & Agnes filmed a scene | x

Another Josh, Ginny, Kristin scene filmed | x

Preview Interviews:

TVLine: OUaTCreators Talk Baby Bombshell, Belle's Confused Heart, Lily vs. Charmings and Grand Romance | 5/01

ETOnline: 'Once Upon a Time' Scoop on Regina and Robin's Baby Mama Drama With That 'Vile Villain'!

'Once Upon a Time': Regina doesn't need Robin Hood for her happy ending - Zap2it |
Once Upon a Time: Which Couple Should Fans Be Most Worried About?! | E! Online
'Once Upon a Time' bosses: Emma is faced with a big sacrifice in the finale | EW.com

BTS Pics/Videos/Stills:
posted 3/04 | cast on set | cast outside Granny's | location filming photos here | Official Episode stills and BTS photos
Video: Captain Swan reunion | Video: Captain Charming filming

4.21 - "Operation Mongoose Part 1" written by Adam & Eddy | Airdate: May 10, 2015 May 2015

Sheriff of Nottingham, Wil Traval returns | Marian, Christie Laing, too |

Baelfire and Roland?? | Dylan and Raphael photoX

Steveston filming scheduled for Mar 12 | x

JMo, Lana, and Sorcerer’s Apprentice on set | source Pic of JMo & Lana, Pic w/Apprentice, more pics

Jared filming a scene saying "Hello is anyone here" | source, drives bug and walks down empty street

Mon, 3/16 filming: goats on set |

Tues, 3/17 filming: Burnaby = (scene 1) EF hut/cabin | dwarves dressed in black |

Lana, Jared, and Peddler (scene 2) | FTL clothes| spoiler costume | X

thrones | x (same thrones from 3x03 | pic

Blue fairy - possibly with Hook & Hood | tweet

Wed, 3/18 filming: Dancy Ballroom & Dance studio downtown Van location | on set only: Peddler (Patrick Fischler) and Apprentice (Timothy Webber) | filming schedule

Thurs, 3/19 filming: Orpheum Theatre | concert hall interior filming details notice

Henry and Peddler on set

Agnes Bruckner | X | green screen video

Robin Hood and Regina | in EF w/carriage

Must-Watch Finales: Scoop on 33 Season-Enders | TVGuide.comCan The Author grant the villains a happy ending? That question will be answered in what co-creator Edward Kitsis calls a "two-hour concept episode" that will include pretty much everybody in Storybrooke. Also, Emma and Hook's relationship will be explored further, and it will become clear where Regina and Robin Hood stand. But where is our horned friend Maleficent in all this? Hoping for a reunion with her long-lost daughter Lily, who will make an appearance as well. By the end of the two hours, one person will be gone forever (as much as they can be on this show), and everyone will be left this season with a big "change in condition" that will carry over into next season.

TVGuide : episode description

Preview Interviews:

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer burning questions |EW/NatAbrams 4/30
'Once Upon a Time' Bosses on Season Finale: It's a "Two-Hour Concept Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
TVLine: OUaTCreators Talk Baby Bombshell, Belle's Confused Heart, Lily vs. Charmings and Grand Romance | 5/01

ETOnline: 'Once Upon a Time' Scoop on Regina and Robin's Baby Mama Drama With That 'Vile Villain'!

'Once Upon a Time': Regina doesn't need Robin Hood for her happy ending - Zap2it |
Once Upon a Time: Which Couple Should Fans Be Most Worried About?! | E! Online
'Once Upon a Time' bosses: Emma is faced with a big sacrifice in the finale | EW.com

Truth, Beauty & Ramifications of Darkness: The Season 4 Finale Interview with Adam Horowitz & Eddy Kitsis
BTS Pics/Videos/Stills:
BTS Photos Steveston filming on March 12, 2015

4.22 - "Operation Mongoose Part 2" written by A. Kitsis and E. Horowitz

"Just finished reading the season finale it's going to blow your mind"

Emma going dark clues | X

Jared filming every day |source

Sean, Lana, Bex, Jared, JMo filming EF scenes (Sean not supposed to show costume) | x

Wed, April 1st Steveston filming: setup notice |

Lana, Sean, Jared, Apprentice, JMo on set | x | description of rehearsal

OQ hug

Scene with extras "getting up confused" and Jen (possibly Lana, too) running through town | set report

Colin Ginny Josh Lana Sean Jen and Jared filming | x

Emma has the dagger, sacrifices, herself for everyone | fan set report | CS kiss | pic of Emma with dagger

filming recap summary | set pics

another detailed description here, and here

last day in studio Gosh, Lana, JMo, Colin, Jared, Sean, and Emilie! | x | and the dwarfs x, x

Robert Carlyle & stunt double in EF clothes (but not typical Rumple outfit) | x

Angry FTL Emma - via Mark Isham

Preview Interviews:

BTS Pics/Videos/Stills:
YVRshoots Steveston filming Photos
Videos of the scene: x, x. x, x, long video, rehearsal
Pictures: katmtan, lana parrilla daily, sean maguire daily, Larry's pics

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May Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!
season 4 previews/Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz interviews

Truth, Beauty & Ramifications of Darkness: The Season 4 Finale Interview with Adam Horowitz & Eddy Kitsis

'Once Upon a Time': Regina doesn't need Robin Hood for her happy ending - Zap2it | News & Features

TVLine: OUaTCreators Talk Baby Bombshell, Belle's Confused Heart, Lily vs. Charmings and Grand Romance | 5/01

'Once Upon a Time' Bosses on Season Finale: It's a "Two-Hour Concept Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter | 05/01

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer burning questions |EW/NatAbrams 4/30

Once Upon a Time Bosses Tease Emma's Darkness and Cruella's Happy Ending, Answer a Burning Q 4-9-15

Once Upon a Time finally introduces the Author: Exclusive

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning questions March 13

Once Upon a Time Cast on Maleficent’s Baby, Snow and Charming’s Secret | Variety

'Once Upon a Time' creators explain the new ship

Will Emma go dark? Henry, Hook family influence /TVGuide 3/05/2015

'Once Upon a Time' midseason premiere spoilers - The Hollywood Reporter

Adam/Eddy Q&A: Why Is Emma's Relationship with Hook Threatened? - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

'OUaT' Bosses Tease Regina's 'Pursuit of Happy Ending'!

The Hot Seat: 'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer burning questions - EW 12/23

'OUAT' EPs: Snow White and Prince Charming might be villains, not heroes - Zap2it - 12/16

TVLine: OUAT Creators Talk Cruella Twist, Confirm Ariel's Return, Tease 'Collision Course' - 12/15- Rumple & Regina 'on a collision course'; Rumple absolutely Big Bad; a lot more Charmings

THR: OUAT' Bosses Tease Queens of Darkness' Ties to the 'Core Characters' - 12/15 - Will Scarlet greater role; Rumple puts himself first; Hook backstory; CS: going to watch them grow

EW: 'OUAT' bosses tease getting back to basics (4B) - 12/15- Identify author fairly soon in 4B; 'a lot' season 1 pre-curse Snowing flashbacks; Charmings forefront role + their relationship with Emma and Regina

Once Upon a Time Creators Talk Cruella Twist, Confirm Ariel’s Return, Tease ‘Collision Course’ for Rumple/Regina | TVLine

'Once Upon a Time' bosses tease getting back to basics | Inside TV | EW.com

Inside the Fantasy Draft - Queens of Darkness

Exclusive: 'OUAT' bosses tease the Queens of Darkness Q&A

Adam/Eddy Exclusive: 'OUAT' bosses tease the Queens of Darkness Q&A

Adam/Eddy Inside the Fantasy Draft - Queens of Darkness - 4B Preview

4A Interviews Below:

The Snow Queen's Curse Strikes Once Upon a Time

2014 Fall Finale Preview: "beloved couples tested" & "embarrassment of witches"| TVLine

The Hot Seat: 'OUAT' bosses answer burning questions | Inside TV | EW.com

‘OUAT’ — Regina’s Season 4 Storyline Preview | TVLine

OUAT Season 4 Scoop: Frozen Invades Storybrooke, But Won't - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

OUAT gets Iced for season 4 with Adam and Eddy

Once Upon a Time' Bosses on Season 4: New Rivalries, Rocky Romances and 'Frozen' Twist | P.Ng/THR

Once Upon a Time Spoilers: Producers Preview Elsa/Emma Friendship, Captain Swan & Lots More | JHalterman/TVFanatic

kpopstarz: Once Upon A Time Season 4 Spoilers

Has Once Upon a Time's Season 4B Villain Been Revealed...?

EW: Hot Seat OUAT bosses answer burning questions Interview

D23's Season 4 Preview Interview with Adam and Eddy

Elsa not related to anyone in SB and story timeline from Adam and Eddy

Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis Comic-Con Interview - TV Fanatic

'Once Upon a Time' showrunners spill 'Frozen' secrets (no Olaf!)
EW: I’ve avoided asking you specific plot questions because I know that’s the area you don’t want to get into. But is there anything you’re comfortable to tease overall about how the Frozen storyline works into the rest of the show?
Kitsis: Thematically we can say the first half of the season is about how you never give up on the people you love.

EW:Elsa and Anna's Small Screen Adventures

Entertainment Weekly radio interview with Adam/Eddy, available here: | transcript

How the Producers of Once Upon a Time Kept That Frozen Shocker a Secret| Time

Once Upon a Time Postmortem: Is Elsa the Big Season 4 Villain? - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

Once Upon a Time Creators Talk Regina's Blast from the Past, Confirm Season 4′s Frozen Twist

'Once Upon a Time' Bosses on 'Frozen' Reveal: We Want to Do It Justice (Q&A)

ABC Renewed Series 2014 — ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Resurrection’ - TVLine

'Once Upon a Time' Season 3 Finale: 'Epic Wish Fulfillment' - Hollywood Reporter

Lightning Round 13: OUAT Bosses Answer Your Burning Questions | TVGuide.com

Once Upon a Time Producers Tease Struggles of Redemption, A Shocking Finale... and Vegas? - TV Fanatic

'Once Upon A Time' EPs Preview Trouble For Emma & Hook | Access Hollywood

Once Upon' showrunners reveal which famous characters they'd consider adding

cast interviews

COD:OUAT: Which Couple Should Fans Be Most Worried About?! | E! Online

LP:Mega Buzz: Will Regina Save Robin on Once Upon a Time? - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

JD:Once Upon a Time’s’ Prince Charming Crosses The Good To Evil Line & Teases New Big Bad | spinoff mag

VS: "Once Upon a Time" Star Victoria Smurfit on Cruella's Past and Who She Ships

SM: 'Once Upon a Time': Sean Maguire sees his Robin Hood as 'a medieval James Bond'

SM: Once Upon a Time tells the genesis of Robin Hood in prequel episode

SM: NEWS/ Once Upon a Time's Sean Maguire Dishes All About Robin Hood's "Shocking" Origin Story

SM: 'Once Upon A Time' Q&A: Sean Maguire On Robin, Regina, Marian & Oz!

SM: Sean Maguire Teases Robin Hood's Past, Battles Ahead on Once Upon a Time

SM: 'Once Upon a Time': Robin Hood's happy ending is still a life with Regina

SM: 'Once Upon a Time’ Star Sean Maguire Says Robin and Regina's Love is 'Very Much Like Romeo & Juliet'

COD: 'OUAT': Hook's redemption takes his relationship with Emma to the next level - Zap2it | 3/22

COD: 'Once Upon A Time' Q&A: Colin O'Donoghue On Hook, Ursula & Protecting Emma

LP: Once Upon a Time's Lana Parrilla on undercover risks, Robin Hood in danger

COD:‘OUAT’ Season 4 — Colin O’Donoghue Previews Hook, Emma, Marriage | TVLine

COD:'Once Upon a Time' Hook and Ursula's History Colin O'Donoghue Merrin Dungey - The Hollywood Reporter

COD: Colin O'Donaghue Teases Hook/Ursula Past, Captain Swan Troubles & More! - TV Fanatic

COD: 'OUAT': Colin O'Donoghue on Captain Swan 'I Love Yous', Hook's Heroic Goals & More!| ETOnline

COD: OUAT's Colin O'Donoghue: Hook and Emma Will Be Tested | TVGuide 3/19

COD: OUAT Star Colin O’Donoghue Talks Hook’s Complicated Past with Ursula | Variety 3/19'2015

JD:'Once Upon a Time' postmortem: Snow and Charming's big secret revealed | EW.com

'OUAT': Belle, Will Romance, Maleficent - The Hollywood Reporter

Victoria Smurfit Talks Taking On Cruella DeVil in OUAT

LP:OUAT‘s Lana Parrilla Talks Regina’s Clash With Team Evil, a ‘Cool’ Resurrection, Losing Robin and More | TVLine

COD: 'OUAT': Colin O'Donoghue still hasn't shot with Dalmatians in Season 4 - Zap2it | 12/22

COD: OUAT Q&A: Colin O'Donaghue on Hook's Heart, Past With New Villains - TV Fanatic- 12/14

COD: OUAT: Why Hook feels bad even though he's lost his heart-zap2it 12/13

LP: 'Once Upon a Time': Robin Hood's choice won't squash Regina's hope for happy ending | zap2it

LP: 'OUAT' prepares for a Maleficent nightmare 12/10

GG: TVLine: Ginnifer Goodwin Talks Dark Snow vs. Evil Queen, Teases Cruella De Vil's 'Perfect' Introduction

LP: Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Once,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' and more | Inside TV | EW.com

Core: 'Once Upon a Time': How will the Spell of Shattered Sight affect Storybrooke?

LP: 'Once Upon a Time' Sneak Peek: Storybrooke Is Doomed But Regina Is Determined!

GH: Once Upon a Time - Georgina Haig Talks Elsa and the Frozen Storyline's Conclusion

JMO: OUAT's Jennifer Morrison Talks Heartless Hook, the 'Worst' Spell Ever and More!

GG/JD: On the Set of Once Upon a Time: Can Mary Margaret Let Go of Her Guilt?

COD: 'Once Upon a Time': Is Hook going to die? | Inside TV | EW.com

JMO: 'Once Upon a Time': Will Emma's want to rid her powers ruin Snow Queen's plan? | Inside TV | EW-11/14

LP: Once Upon a Time Scoop: Lana Parrilla on Regina's Struggle, Finding the Author & More! - TV Fanatic 11/14

JMO/RC/GH: ONCE UPON A TIME: on the Fight to Control Emma’s Powers | Give Me My Remote ep 4.07

LP : On the Set: Once's Lana Parrilla Reveals Regina's Going Full Evil Queen Again – But Why?

JMO: 'Once Upon a Time': Can Emma keep her powers under control? | Inside TV | EW.com

RC: ONCE UPON A TIME: Robert Carlyle on Rumple’s Lies to Belle

GG/JD: Access Hollyw'd: Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas On Mary Margaret's Parental Worries

RC: 'Once Upon A Time's' Robert Carlyle On Rumple's Addiction To Power & Magic | Access Hollywood 10/24

RC: Once Upon a Time: Can Rumpelstiltskin Ever Truly Change?

LP/JMO: 'Once Upon a Time' scoop: Emma and Regina confront issues, Snow gets her groove back

LP/GG: Once Upon a Time Stars Talk Regina/ Emma Team-Up, Deleted Scenes


Core: ‘OUAT’ Preview — Hook, Emma Date, Deal With Rumple | TVLine

MS: OUAT – Michael Socha Previews Sunday’s “Rocky Road” - Screenspy 10/09

RC/EDR: Carlyle & de Ravin Talk Addiction, Dark Magic & Betrayal

COD: video interview - Emma vs. Milah; season 4 Frozen story arc and Hook

JD: Talks True Love & Babies on Once Upon a Time Season 4 | TVFanatic 10/2014

JD: OUAT Scoop plus Who's the best diaper changer Charming or David?| ETonline 10/03

COD: My Take on TV

JMO: Emma's past 'impacts everyone' EW - 10/03

JMO: ‘OUAT' Season 4 — Jennifer Morrison on Emma, Hook, Regina, Elsa | TVLine 10/02

JD: Charming Learns a Frozen Lesson, Gets a Rock Band Wig | TVGuide 10/02

Core: 'Once Upon a Time' Cast Answers Your Questions About Season 4 - mashable

JMO: Is Emma a Match for Elsa? Jennifer Morrison Weighs In - TVGuide

JMO: Jennifer Morrison Teases Once Upon a Time Season 4, Frozen Intrigue - TV Fanatic

Core: 'Once Upon a Time' Season 4: Stars Tackle 11 Unanswered Questions | THR

COD: SheKnows spoke exclusively with Colin O’Donoghue talks Hook's journey in Season 4

COD: Once Upon a Time's Colin O'Donoghue Worries Hook's Clothes Won't Come Off


JMO: During Oz Comic Con said Emma will parallel both Anna and Elsa in a slowly unfolding story

JMO: Jennifer Morrison talks Once Upon a Time season 4 and Frozen

casting & guest stars

VS: 'Once Upon a Time': Cruella de Vil reveals her secret past with the Author | zap2it

VS: "Once Upon a Time" Star Victoria Smurfit on Cruella's Past and Who She Ships | cosmopolitan

VS:THR: Once Upon a Time's' Patrick Fischler on the Author's "Layers," History With Cruella

VS:Once Upon a Time Preview: Victoria Smurfit Teases Cruella's Backstory, Being a Queen of Darkness - TV Fanatic

VS:'Once Upon a Time': What is Cruella's happy ending? | EW.com

VS: accesshollywood | Once Upon A Time' Q&A: Victoria Smurfit Previews Cruella's Origin Story

'Once Upon a Time's' Patrick Fischler on the Author's "Layers," History With Cruella

Agnes Bruckner is playing Lily Once Upon a Time: Who's playing grown-up Lily?

Agnes Bruckner: Agnes Bruckner Talks Killer Returned Twist, 'Crazy' Once Upon a Time Role| TVLine 3/16

Barbara Hersey reprises role - Cora's back | confirm

Agnes Bruckner Cast in Secret Recurring Role: 3 episode arc as "Autumn" | TVLine

Rebecca Mader, The Wicked Witch of the West returning to OUAT

‘OUAT’ Season 4 Cast — Patrick Fischler as Peddler | TVLine

King Stefan, Aurora's father by: 'OUAT' casts Sebastian Roche

King Poseidon, father of the villainous Ursula, played by:Ernie Hudson To Play Poseidon On ‘OUAT’ 12/19

August/Pinocchio returns Eion Bailey will be back in the second half of season four | "multiple episodes" TVLine 12/18

Ariel returns | x

Sorcerer yet to be cast | x

'OUAT' casts 'Alias' vet Merrin Dungey | EW.com 11/17

An Interview with Once Upon A Time’s Robin Hood, Sean Maguire | Once Storybrooke

Sean Maguire Interview preview Robin Hood season 4 | BuddyTV 10/2014

Abby Ross returning to play teenage Emma "in a few episodes" | TV Guide

Frances O'Connor cast as Belle's Mom

'True Blood' star Kristin Bauer van Straten returning to 'Once Upon a Time' for major arc | Inside TV | EW.com

'Once Upon a Time' casting for Belle's mom

‘Once Upon a Time’ interview: Christie Laing talks with Hypable about Marian’s return

Once Upon a Time Recruits Wonderland Star as Series Regular: Find Out Who's Crossing Over

Michael Socha set to join 'Once Upon a Time' as series regular | Inside TV | EW.com

on location filming spoilers

Steveston filming Wed, April 1, 2015

Steveston filming March 12, 2015

Steveston filming March 3, 2015

Steveston filming - Jan. 20, 2015 | set up | Storybrooke

Steveston filming - Dec. 11, 2014 | setup

Steveston setting up - Dec. 1st | Adam | StevestonLife

Steveston filming - November 17-21, 2014

Steveston filming schedule for Wednesday, October 22nd

Steveston filming schedule for Thursday, October 9th

OUAT is doing a night shoot of some sort October 1st

Steveston filming Tuesday, 9/23 notice

Steveston filming Tuesday, 8/12 notice

Two days of filming at Steveston begins

general season 4 spoilers

Is Zelena really pregnant on Once Upon a Time?— Kellen
That does seem pretty fishy, right? Alas, I think we’re in for some bad news in that department. “She could be [faking this]. We’ve seen her talent with magic,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “But that seems to be very easy. I would hate to end the show on information like that just to buy it back and say, ‘Just kidding!’ That would seem not fair.” Here’s hoping this just means Robin and Zelena are not the ones getting married.Spoiler Room | EW.com |5/01

Do you have any scoop on Once Upon a Time‘s Hook and Emma? That would be great! – Jillian
As one might wisely surmise, Emma’s increasing darkness won’t only damage her dynamic with the ‘rents, it could also throw cold water on her first real romance in a while. “It impacts everyone,” series co-creator Adam Horowitz previews. “It’s the kind of thing where it puts Emma in a situation where she could be feeling isolated from those she loves and who love her, and those people are fighting to break through walls that are starting to come up again.” Even more ominous, the EP notes, these new walls “are even stronger and more difficult to surmount than the ones she had up when the series first began.” Bonus teaser: In Sunday’s episode “Lily,” “Emma comes face to face with her childhood friend” — aka Mal’s long-lost daughter, played by Agnes Bruckner — “and sees what their divergent paths have wrought on both their futures. It’s puts them in pretty direct conflict.” - Matt's Inside Line

Must-Watch Finales: Scoop on 33 Season-Enders | TVGuide.com

Will finding out about what her parents did cause Emma to go evil on Once Upon a Time? — Hunter
I feel comfortable in saying that I’m worried. “That’s what we’re going to explore for the next few episodes,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “From episode 17 to the end, you’re going to see it’s a lot about Emma—will she go dark—and it’s also about this Author and what he can or cannot do.” But there could be hope on the horizon. “She’s going to get an opportunity to alter her parents’ past mistakes and she’s going to have an unlikely ally, which is Regina,” Kitsis adds. Spoiler Room

We’ve not had many spoilers for Once Upon a Time‘s Rumbelle recently. Is there anything that Adam and Eddy are willing to spill? Will we see them in the Dark Castle again? Will we see the chipped cup again? –Betsy
As I do, I hand-delivered your question to the Once creators, and Adam Horowitz confirmed that while there will be no revisiting of the Dark Castle during this last stretch of episodes, “The chipped cup does come back.” TV Line

I’m worried that last night’s Once Upon a Time was the beginning of the end for “good” Emma. Will the Author being in Storybrooke distract her from hating on her parents, or is she guaranteed to go dark dark? –Jamie
That, I reckon, is the million-dollar question as the final episodes play out. As Colin O’Donoghue reminds, “The second half of this season is about the struggles that heroes and villains each have. And what great about the show is it’s never cut and dry. It’s never as easy as a villain is a straight villain or the heroes are pure heroes. They’ve all done something that they regret, but learn from it in a positive way.” As for the Savior specifically, Hook’s portrayer says, “We’ve seen moments where you could see where Emma could maybe become darker. Whether or not she does is a whole other thing.” | TVLine 3/30

What will happen when Emma finds out about whatever secret Snow and Charming are hiding from her on Once Upon a Time? — Kyra
Snow and Charming will struggle with whether to tell their daughter the truth during Sunday’s episode. “[Emma’s] done a lot of growing over the three and a half seasons, so what happens when you find out that the person that was helping you grow might actually be as bad as the people you were trying to get away from?” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. The secret could actually push Emma closer to Regina. “Given what Emma is starting to go through and what Regina has gone through, there’s a new common ground between the two characters that will help build on that friendship,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. “In addition to Henry, they now have something else they can share and deal with.”
|EW 3/06

'Once Upon A Time' Spring Premiere: We Answer 22 of Your Most Burning Questions!

Rumplestiltskin said something troubling during last week’s Once Upon a Time that made me think he’s going to die. Please say it isn’t so! — Linda
I cannot confirm nor deny the Dark One’s fate, but you won’t have to wait long to find out what he meant when he said something else is changing, so he has to change the rules as fast as possible. “Rumple also has a secret about what’s going on with him personally,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “In the very next episode we’re going to get the answer to that.” We’ll also find out exactly what Rumple is lording over Regina that will made her obey—and it doesn’t have to do with Henry. “It’s something entirely different and yet familiar at the same time,” Kitsis says. Spoiler Room

Is Once Upon a Time actually considering a Belle/Hook pairing or are they just keeping the two busy, while Rumple and Emma are busy with the Queens of Darkness? —Linda
No, no, no. They’re not hinting at a Belle/Hook pairing. Belle and Will Scarlett, however, may be a different story, as you’ll see teased this Sunday. As series co-creator Eddy Kitsis notes, Belle and Will, after all, have “a lot in common,” in that “they both fell in love with villains (Rumple and Wonderland’s Red Queen, respectively), and they both hoped that these villains would be redeemed.” And they both were let down. With Rumple banished (as far as Belle knows!) and Anastasia MIA, “Anytime you have your heart broken,” Kitsis says, “you look for a way to smile again.”

Any Once Upon a Time scoop you can share about the infamous Cruella de Vil? –Mason
If you’re wondering how Cruella wound up in Long Island, N.Y. while her previous associates Rumplestiltskin and the Charmings landed in Storybrooke, Maine, co-creator Adam Horowitz promises that in an upcoming episode “all the pieces on the chessboard are laid out,” explaining “who wound up where and why. TVLine 3/03

I need something on Robin and Regina before Once Upon a Time’s return. — Max
When the show returns, Regina and Robin haven’t spoken since he left town. Suffice it to say, the Queens of Darkness coming to Storybrooke will test Regina’s resolve. “Regina has really shown a lot of decline this year by not killing Marian and doing the right thing,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “There’s a lot of her that feels like, ‘Why am I continually doing good things when I’m not getting good results?’ As far as Regina and Robin Hood goes, that and what happens is one of our favorite parts of the second half.”Spoiler Room: Regina/Robin| EW.com

I’m going to need some more Once Upon a Time scoop. — Tonya
Ask and you shall receive: Robin Hood and Rumplestiltskin are not the only characters who will be leaving Storybrooke. “You’ll see some characters arriving in Storybrooke and you’ll see some characters departing as well,” executive producer Adam Horowitz tells me. “We think it’s fun to venture outside the confines of Storybrooke and see some of our characters in the real world.” Case in point: We’ll actually see an entire episode devoted to Robin Hood’s plight in New York City. - EW 2/20

Any chance I could get some scoop on my favorite Once Upon a Time character, Robin Hood? –Nicole
As previously hinted (and despite how Season 4A ended), Sean Maguire will be back in some capacity this spring as Regina’s soul mate. “And for the uber-observant fans,” series cocreator Adam Horowitz hints, “we’re going to shed some light on just why he might have looked different and not had a tattoo in Season 2″ — that is, back when the role was was originally played by Tom Ellis.
Do you know if we will see Emma’s childhood friend Lily on Once Upon a Time again this season? –Dee
Horowitz was a bit less forthcoming on that topic, offering only the teasey, “We sure hope so!”
TVLine 2/16

Can Belle ever forgive Rumple on Once Upon a Time? — Michelle
If she ever will, it won’t happen overnight. “That’s one of the things in the second half that we’re exploring, which is forgiveness,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells me. “Can good people make a bad decision? Can bad people make a good decision? Can you come back from the bad decisions you made and how? What he did to Belle is really atrocious and that is not going to be solved with a mixed tape and flowers.” EW - 2/13

"This back half is a lot about what makes a hero and what makes a villain and it's about trying to realize our happy endings," Kitsis revealed. "The [storylines] that we were teasing in the first half [of season four] with the book and the author is really going to be in this front and center of this second half. We are really going to be furthering with Regina on her pursuit of a happy ending."
We've learned that there's a fine line between good and evil, so we had to ask it: With the Queens of Darkness headed to town, is there a possibility that Emma could be swayed to use her powers as a villain? "I think that we are going to explore that very question in the second half," Kitsis answered.
"For Emma we are going to continue to explore her powers and what being a Savior and those powers mean and all facets of that," Horowitz said, "She's been very close to people who use magic for good, and with Regina it was people who used magic for evil. Even though Regina has been on a path of redemption, with Emma's it certainly has opened up the possibility of many different magical powers." ET-2/05

Anything on Once Upon a Time’s Regina?? — HeySomeOtherMe
Finding the Author’s library was a big step towards achieving her happy ending, but there are still bumps in the road ahead. “This is a quest that has been quite difficult for Regina,” Lana Parrilla tells me. “With all the research she’s done thus far and Operation Mongoose, she keeps hitting dead end after dead end. She’s lost some faith in ever finding this author, but she’s still not going to give up. A lot of that positive reenforcement comes from Henry in being the heart of the truest believer, who keeps her afloat and keeps encouraging her to not give up. He plays a huge part in finding clues. They work together and start to find clues leading to the discovery of this author, so that will play out for the remainder of the season.” EW-1/30/2015

"Emma will continue to explore what her particular heritage really means," says cocreator Adam Horowitz, "as we learn that there are more secrets attached to who she was, is and will be." TVLine 1/05/2015

Is there any chance for Captain Swan scoop from Once Upon a Time? I miss them dearly! –Sarah
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz tells me that when Season 4B arrives on March 1, “The tables are turned” for the Storybrooke lovebirds when “Hook, after having Emma return his heart, will now have to fight to protect Emma’s heart.” From what, I/we can only wonder….- TVLine 1/23/2015

What are three words/things that are mysterious now, but won’t be once Once Upon a Time returns this March? — OnceStorybrooke
I took your ingenious question straight to the OUAT bosses and the answer is… interesting. “Voice, Feinberg and eggs” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “Take that, Once people!” EW-12/19

Eion Bailey will be back in the second half of season four

THR: OUAT' Bosses Tease Queens of Darkness' Ties to the 'Core Characters' -12/15
As you're looking at the second half of the season, what theme are you most excited to play out?
Kitsis: I would say that right now, the thing we're excited about is what makes a hero and what makes a villain. And what is a happy ending.

Question: On Once Upon a Time, will we find out why Will Scarlett/the Knave left Wonderland? —JJ Ausiello: “Yes, we should be learning more about his post-Wonderland life as the season progresses,” Once cocreator Adam Horowitz answers. “We will also be exploring more of his past with Robin Hood.” TVLine

Question: On Once Upon a Time, is Emma going to help out Henry and Regina with Operation Mongoose? —Dee
Probably not until the 12-episode Frozen arc is over, at earliest. As Jennifer Morrison shared during our set visit, “I’m sure we’ll get around to it eventually, but that storyline right now is separate from ours [and] there’s only so much overlap that can happen before there’s just too much going on. But I’m sure that in the second half of the season, we’ll all have some kind of participation in that.”

Any Once Upon a Time scoop about ‘Rumbelle’? —Serena
Sunday’s reveal that Rumple is after the Sorcerer’s hat and all the magic it contains certainly doesn’t bode well for the couple’s future. “He definitely loves her and wants to be with her, but the hat existed long before she came along and will probably exist long after she’s gone,” muses Robert Carlyle. “This quest is so massive for him. This addiction is huge. [It] drives Rumplestiltskin more than love.” TVLine-Ausiello 10/21

Before the first half of Once Upon a Time‘s season ends, will we find out who wrote the storybook? —Tom
Actually, no. As cocreator Eddy Kitsis revealed to Matt Mitovich at the New York Comic-Con panel this past weekend, Regina and Henry’s “Operation Mongoose is going to be a rather big story for the year. Whereas we are splitting seasons in half, this is a story that will transcend both halves.”

In the premiere, Emma reassured him, “Be patient.” But it’s been a while since the show has had anything close to a love scene. Might Emma and Hook eventually end that dry spell?
JMO: I hope so. That’s about all I can say| MattM/TVLine 10/02

EXCLUSIVE! 'Once Upon a Time': Hook and Emma's Hot Date With a Chilling Twist! | Entertainment Tonight

Everything you need to know about 'Once Upon a Time' season 4

Staff Writer comments on Robin Hood''s story

As excited as I am for Once Upon a Time‘s Frozen storyline, I’m curious as to how The Knave (played by Michael Socha) is going to fit in in Storybrooke. Know anything about that? – Sarah
Do I! Just seconds before publishing this week’s Inside Line, I got off the horn with Once creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, the former of which said that The Knave’s “background as Will Scarlett, who was one of the Merry Men and a thief, comes into play very early.” Kitsis then added that for Wonderland fans, “We will be explaining why he’s in town. I can also say that he fits rather nicely into Storybrooke, and his introduction is a really fun one.”

I am loving that Hook and Emma finally kissed in the Once Upon a Time finale! Any hints about how Emma now views him/their relationship? –Liz
I can’t speak for the fictional character of Emma, but Jennifer Morrison, the actress tells TVLine. “They’ve both been through similar things, they’re both survivors and they’ve both had to fight in order to literally just live. There’s also something in them where they’ll both go to great lengths to protect the people they care about — and sometimes they’ll do really bad things to do that, but they both have really good hearts, so I think they see a lot of themselves in each other.” Emma is also seeing impressive changes in the pirate. “This season in particular, because Hook has really fought for Emma to be true to herself and be the most powerful version of herself, he’s earned a tremendous amount of trust from her, and that’s what really makes it organic for Emma to feel vulnerable with him,” Morrison notes. “I know that in my own life, I have a strong reaction to people who empower me and say, ‘You should be yourself, even if it means making some mistakes.’ So the fact that he does that, and isn’t at all put off by that, makes it a good place to start a relationship.” | MattM/TVLine

Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret
Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina
Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David
Emilie de Ravin as Belle
Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook
Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills
Michael Socha as Will Scarlet, the Knave | Who the Bloody Hell is Will Scarlet? (A Wonderland Crash Course)
Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

general magazines and press coverage

ABC Schedules Premiere, Return Dates for Once

ABC Fall Finale Dates Revealed

Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Sunday 28th September 2014 | Season 4 Premiere

They'll be screening an episode in advance at NYCC as well

Once Upon a Time Has Frozen Over! | New York Comic Con

TV Guide cover article 9/15 edition

TV Magazine article on Premiere episode*

CBC News - Once Upon a Time fans flock to 'Storybrooke,' in Steveston, B.C.

Variety - First Photo of ‘Once Upon a Time’s’ Version of ‘Frozen’s’ Anna

President of ABC ABC: Here's why 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' didn't work out | Inside TV | EW.com

Fall TV Schedule ABC — ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ Once Upon a Time’ | TVLine

Adam & Eddy will be creating stories for OUAT for many years to come"

ABC Takes on Comic-Con International 2014 Including ‘Resurrection’, ‘Once Upon A Time’ Panels - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com | Sat. 7/26

Fall TV Schedule 2014 — Split Season for ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Revenge’ Reset - TVLine

TVLine Nov'13 OUAT Henry's Recently Expanded Family Tree will Grow By Two spaces

Once Upon a Time Exclusive: Henry's Recently Expanded Family Tree Will Grow Even More

JMO interview in Portuguese on possible romance

TV Show Rankings — Ratings 2013-14 — ‘Big Bang Theory’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ - TVLine

San Diego Comic Con 2014Summary of the panel
Summary of the panel #2
Spoiler synopsis for S4 from ABC
TVGuide - Henry learning the family business
SCREENFAD: Interview at Comic Con
*Interview clip summary posted Here
Video: Two Lies and a Truth - Belle dancing; Hook will kiss Emma again; Regina has a plan; Captain Hook will get his hand back
YouTube Comic-Con Interview LinksEddy and Adam press interview - TVEqual
Eddy and Adam press interview
Adam and Eddy press interview SEAT42F
Adam and Eddy interview - AfterBuzzTV
Josh Dallas interview - AfterBuzzTV #225
Robert Carlyle & Emilie DeRavin interview - AfterBuzzTV
Lana Parrilla interview - AfterBuzzTV
Colin O'Donoghue interview - AfterBuzzTV
Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue interview press roundtable
JMO and Colin interview press roundtable SEAT42F
JMO and Colin interview press roundtable - TVEquals
Lana Parrilla interview press roundtable - TVEquals
Lana Parrilla interview press roundtable
Robert Carlyle interview press roundtable SEAT42F
Robert Carlyle & Emilie DeRavin interview - TVEquals

Video of Ginny "skyping" into the panel
OUAT Season 4 Cast interview - TVLIne
S4 "trailer" shown at event
ABC - Season 4 Scoop from the Once Upon a Time Comic-Con Panel


DragonCon Convention: Sean Maguire

NY Comic Con 2014

The Geekiary: Sean Maguire discusses ‘Once Upon a Time’

The Geekiary: Giancarlo Esposito discusses Once Upon a Time, Breaking Bad, and future projects!

crewAdam Horowitz, executive producer and writer | twitter
Andrew Chambliss, writer | twitter
Jane Espenson, writer | twitter
David H. Goodman, writer
Robert Hull, writer
Daniel T. Thomsen, writer
Kalinda Vazquez, writer | twitter
Helga Ungurait, production | twitter

promotionsStorybrooke: Ginny and Josh | Lana Evil Queen
Show Posters - Season 2
Official Season Two Posters
Official Season Three promotional pictures
Official Season Three Posters

Season 4 Promotional Materials
Official season 4 posters: 'Storybrooke has Frozen over' Poster |poster #2 | main cast symbols "Frozen" posters |

Character posters: Snow and Charming | Emma | Hook | The Evil Queen | Rumple and Belle | Henry | Elsa | Anna

future thread titles
"A man unwilling to fight for what he wants...deserves what he gets."
"I thought you said you could outrun a storm. This isn't a storm. It's bloody damnation!"
"Conjuring magic is not an intellectual endeavor. It's emotion"
"Magic is about emotion. Summon up that moment that made you so angry you would've killed if you could."
"Magic is power. Until you take power, you're not learning anything."
"It's time for us to believe. Not in magic, but in each other."
"No death is the best option."
Emma: I wouldn't eat the apples in this house
Now we can focus on our impending lack of a future. - Regina
Hook: "We're in Storybrooke. Never heard of the telephone?"
"Never think you're ordinary just because you don't have magic."
What he did to Belle is really atrocious and that is not going to be solved with a mixed tape and flowers."Unfortunately savior magic doesn't go quietly"
"I should have listened to that stupid fairy."
"You always think that pulling away from people will fix your problems, but it never does." - Henry
"Just remember love is free but all magic comes with a price.
"The next time a happy ending knocks on my door I'm going to be ready. I'm not going to let this book stop me again.
"A hero always helps strangers.
I made you a promise I intend to keep. Everyone deserves their happy ending.
"It will be like old times. A prince and a princess on an adventure but without the evil queen on our trail. -David
"I don't want him to be with me out of obligation. I want to be chosen." - Marian
"Leave Emma and the rest of Storybrooke be. There's no need to harm them."
“It’s time the villains got their happy endings.”

“Your life is crap.”
“You were blinded by love.”
“You have a mark in the hero column.”
“I know it sounds crazy.”
“I will never go back to where I started.”
“This is not our first monster bash.”
“I’ve conquered realms in less time.”
“Rumpelstiltskin got the best of us.”
“A cripple, a coward with the real ability to die.”
“Beware of lurking pirates.”
“I’m leaving with my prize.”
"You know, you talk a good game, Dark One, but can you deliver in a world with no magic where apparently walking is a challenge"
What exactly are you offering short stuff?"
"I'm just trying not to think about being some demon's lunch."
"Mostly wondering how a piece of undercooked calamari ended up with the Dark One's cellphone."

Henry from 1.02: "In the book, things always look worse right before there's good news."

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OUAT S&S #306: "The Author must never be allowed to toy with fate again."