Once Upon A Time Season 6 premieres in just six days. With so many spoilers over the past few months, fans need to have everything in one place. We have scoured the web, gone over cast interviews, and stalked the actors’ social media pages to bring fans this handy guide. Here is everything you need to know about the show before the season premiere airs on ABC network.
OUAT spoilers are below. If you do not want to know what to expect on the fairy tale drama, then stop reading.
Let’s start off with Regina and the Evil Queen, both portrayed by Lana Parrilla. Last season, Regina decided to separate herself from her alter ego. She thought it was a success. However, as seen in the promo clips for Once Upon A Time Season 6, it not only failed, but things are about to get a lot worse. TV Guide reported that Regina Mills won’t find out that her alter ego is alive for “some time.”
Now, the Evil Queen is a separate individual. That means she doesn’t have Regina’s good traits to hold her back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, executive producers teased that the Evil Queen is completely wicked, even more so than fans could ever imagine. Josh Dallas told Entertainment Weekly that the Evil Queen will do “a lot of mental manipulation.”
However, that doesn’t mean Regina is totally good. The Once Upon A Time character was not cut in half. Regina simply took out one small part of herself. That is going to be one of the questions of Season 6. Can someone really get rid of a part of themselves that they don’t like? Even if it is possible, can it be done without serious consequences? It was also teased that the separation is going to cause “many ramifications” for Regina Mills.
Parrilla’s character on Once Upon A Time will also have her family and relationships tested in Season 6. There is a theory that Henry (Jared Gilmore) may turn to the dark side because of the Evil Queen’s influence. However, that is hard to imagine. It seems more likely that he will help stop the OUAT villain.
As for Regina’s sister, Zelena (Rebecca Mader), don’t expect the same from her. A promo clip shows the Evil Queen and Zelena walking together. Could she really go back to being a villain? This is especially confusing since the season premiere synopsis from Carter Matt stated Regina and Zelena will consider moving in together. Also, expect some complications between Regina and other Storybrooke residents.
A bonus spoiler from Lana Parrilla’s official Facebook page reveals Regina will be sword fighting in Season 6.
Next up is Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), known to many as “Captain Swan.” A few months ago, it was teased that Hook and Emma‘s relationship will strengthen in Season 6. However, more recent Once Upon A Time spoilers from the executive producers hint there might be trouble ahead. Emma is going to keep a huge secret from him, according to TV Guide. Not only will it put a strain on the relationship, but will also put a lot of stress on Emma herself.
In the season premiere episode, titled “The Savior,” Emma will discover something about herself that is “life-altering.” Many OUAT fans think it has to do with her not being the first Savior. Apparently, Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) is going to help Emma with this realization.
Also, expect Emma to get some sort of “side effect” when she deals with Mr. Hyde (Sam Witwer). Even with the side effect, Emma will spend Season 6 riding around in her yellow bug and helping people find their happiness.
As for Hook, Once Upon A Time spoilers from Entertainment Weekly state he will deal with someone from the past. That individual is Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Faran Tahir was cast to play the part.
With the Evil Queen on the loose, Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) is in danger. The OUAT villain wants to destroy everyone’s happiness in Storybrooke, but she wants Snow dead. It was teased that Snow needs to prepare for battle. However, it was also stated that the Evil Queen cannot be killed. How is Snow going to manage this situation?
According to TVLine, there is going to be some sort of crash site in Storybrooke. Also, Snow will be haunted by something from her past. Her and Regina’s relationship will be strained because the past is going to rear its ugly head. At Comic-Con 2016, Dallas said the Charmings will be “dealing with stuff” and he will find out certain truths were not all that true to begin with.
As for Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Raven), often referred to as “Rumbelle,” they will have an interesting storyline in Season 6. Once Upon A Time spoilers state that Belle will wake up. However, not before Rumple invades her dreamscape. Morpheus (Giles Matthey), the Greek god of dreams will have scenes with both Rumple and Belle.
Belle is going to wake up from the sleeping curse and have some decisions to make. Fans will find out more about her past and family. Emilie teased to Entertainment Weekly to expect Belle to be more independent and confident.
As for Rumple, he will have a new hair style in Season 6 of Once Upon A Time. The actor had to cut it for his role in Trainspotting 2. The new look will be explained when Once Upon A Time returns. Also, look forward to the couple going on some sort of adventure together while Belle is still in Pandora’s Box.
There will be a lot old faces returning in Season 6. Lily (Agnes Bruckner) and Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are both coming back. Also, look forward to seeing Cinderella (Jessy Schram), Dr. Archie Hopper (Raphael Sbarge), Victor Frankenstein (David Anders), Prince Thomas (Tim Phillipps), Mitchell Herman (Ted Whittall), and Dr. Lydgate (Jonny Coyne). Of course, Mr. Hyde is also returning.
There will also be plenty of new faces in Once Upon A Time Season 6. Those include Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), Jasmine (Karen David), Jafar (Oded Fehr), Captain Nemo, Sinbad, Morpheus, the Count of Monte Cristo (Craig Horner), and Scheherezade.
A lot of the new characters will be part of the Land Of Untold Stories. It was explained by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis that they wanted to stop their stories. When Mr. Hyde drops them in Storybrooke, suddenly the “play” button has been pressed. Henry will try to help them and so will Emma. Meanwhile, the core characters of Once Upon A Time will be reminded of their own pasts.
Finally, the titles of the episodes for Season 6 were announced. Episode 1 is called “The Savior”, the second is titled “A Bitter Draught”, Episode 3 is named “The Other Shoe”, and Episode 4 is “Strange Case.” Episode 5 is called “Street Rats,” the title of Episode 6 is “Dark Waters,” Episode 7 is “Heartless”, and then Episode 8 is titled “I’ll Be Your Mirror.”
Once Upon A Time Season 6 premieres September 25 on ABC network.
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