‘Once Upon A Time’: New Set Photos And Spoilers Tease What’s Next In Season 5B

Once Upon a Time fans have a lot to look forward to when the series returns on March 6. The heroes will journey to the Underworld, and there will be a lot of returning favorites that pop up after their arrival.

Fans know that Cora is back, and Rumpelstiltskin will see Peter Pan again. There are other possible returns. A previous report by the Inquisitr teased that fans could see Michael James Raymond return as Neal after a music call sheet had ‘Neal’s Warning’ written on it.

TV Line spoke a bit more about the possibility of Neal’s return in a spoiler report shared earlier this week. Fans are really excited about the possible return of Neal – even if it only is for a brief appearance.

“Though Season 5B will quickly lay out the rules for who is and isn’t lingering in the Underworld, ‘I would think that it would be very disappointing for Emma to go down there and not have somebody talk about Neal,’ says co-creator Eddy Kitsis.”

That teaser only adds fuel to the fire for the Neal speculation. Is it possible someone else will deliver Neal’s Warning to Emma? That might be the case, but fans will need to tune in to find out once the show returns. A TV Line blind item spoiler has fans pouncing on the possibility of Neal’s return, as well.

Neal would not be the only major return for the second half of Once Upon a Time Season 5B. Rumpelstiltskin’s former wife will also make an appearance. This one could cause some complications for Emma. Milah also dated Hook for a time, and she is Henry’s grandmother too. Milah is very much a part of the Storybrooke family.

TV Line shared some new comments by Edward Kitsis about Milah and the second half of the season on Friday.

“Being the dearly departed ex of both Rumple and Hook, Milah ‘has a big connection to two of our main characters,’ co-creator Eddy Kitsis reminds. As for how she folds into the heroes’ trip to the Underworld, ‘We don’t want to spoil anything, but… wouldn’t it be weird if she met Emma? She and Emma might be an awkward meeting.’ Just as fun is the prospect of long-dead Milah getting the 411 on the fantastically twisted family tree that branched off of her. Hints co-creator Adam Horowitz, ‘I love the idea of Milah learning just how she is connected to all our characters!’”

Once Upon A Time Season 5B is setting up some very awkward moments, but there will be more action in Storybrooke too. Belle did stay behind after all, and Gaston is coming to town soon. In fact, new photos from the set from earlier this week, shared by Spoiler TV, show Gaston, played by Wes Brown, and Belle. Rumpelstiltskin is also around. The episode in production during the set photos is titled “Her Handsome Hero,” according to a tweet by Adam Horowitz.

The fact that Rumpelstiltskin and Belle are together in the set photos does open the door for an early return from the Underworld for the heroes. However, it is likely the pair simply talking during downtime on set. Why would Belle need a hero in her life though? Will something happen in Storybrooke while the heroes are away?

Other set photos show Emma and Hook sharing a moment. They do look really cozy in the photo. Fans of the pair should be happy that Emma and Hook do find each other again, but spoilers have already revealed that the heroes will not have a good time in the Underworld.

Are you excited for the return of Once Upon a Time? The series will return to ABC on March 6.

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