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In the Fall 2014 issue of Disney twenty-three, now shipping to D23 Gold Members, D23 sat down with Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to discuss their very cool plan to incorporate Frozen into the new season. But there’s much more happening in Storybrooke this fall! Here’s our D23 Member “web extra” previewing what’s to come for Snow, Charming, Hook, Regina, Emma, and the rest of the characters when the ABC hit returns September 28. Plus, get ready for a reveal that will have you reeling!
So, looking back to the end of last season, can you explain what exactly happened when the Wicked Witch disintegrated, turned into dust, got into the box with the emerald pendant, and opened the portal?
Adam: She died. She turned into some kind of dust and disappeared because of her magical nature. What happened was, the pendant—which had her magic in it—was triggered at the moment of her death and opened the portal. That wasn’t Zelena in smoke form coming out—it was the magic that we had seen that was absorbed into the pendant Glinda gave her. The pendant became the source of Zelena’s power. Regina removed it and put it into her vault. And at the moment of her death, that triggered the portal opening.
Eddy: Of course, “death” is a relative term.
Emma has finally opened—to her family and to Hook—how do you see their relationships evolving?
Eddy: One of the big themes that tied Never Land and the Wicked Witch together is that happy endings aren’t what we think they are. They are something you have to fight for every day. Now it seems like Emma has found her home and she’s happy where she is. Rumple is married to Belle and that seems to be his happy ending. Snow and Charming have a child and they now share one heart. The question is, what happens next? For us it’s continuing to evolve the characters—especially with Regina. We left her in a really tough spot. People immediately thought she would go “crazy evil.” For us, that’s what’s interesting—now that we’ve done 66 episodes, how does Regina react? We know how she would have reacted in season one. How does she react in season four? We want to honor that and deepen the characters and create some fun mystery along the way.
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Who doesn’t love Once Upon A Time? It’s one of the most fun shows on television. The complete third season is hitting shelves soon and to celebrate Jennifer Morrison did a great q and a!
Check it out below!
Once Upon a Time the complete third season comes out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-Ray!
Q: Do you think one day Emma and evil queen Regina [Lana Parrilla] will find a way to get along?
A: Maybe in real life that would be possible but with a television show there wouldn’t be much drama if they got along. So much of television is based on conflict, resolving things and coming together, and it all goes in cycles. To keep intrigue going and to keep people tuning in to see what’s going on I think we’re always going to be in cycles of conflict together.
Q: What did you most enjoy about making the third season?
A: Selfishly my favorite part of season three was doing the last two episodes because they were both basically about Emma going on this great adventure. It was really fun. Emma had never been in Fairy Tale Land [aka The Enchanted Forest] before so for her to be there, to see her parents back in time meeting and falling in love, plus all of the journeys and adventures that I got to go on in those two episodes was really fun. Also to wear the gowns and the capes and be a part of that world that Emma had never been a part of before was definitely a fun adventure for me. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for her when we start filming season four [in July].
Q: What’s been your most memorable on-set blooper?
A: I honestly don’t have one. We get asked all the time ‘What are the laughs on set?’ or ‘What are the jokes?’ but we have to film nine pages a day so there’s not a lot of joking. We all get along and we all enjoy each other’s company but most of the time we’re just trying to stay prepared and be ready for the next thing. There’s not a lot of time to goof around.
Q: So no wardrobe malfunctions in the Fairy Tale Land costumes?
A: [Laughs] Not so far, no, but then I’ve only worn them in two episodes and everything went well.
Q: You directed a short film called Warning Labels. Would you now like to direct an episode of Once Upon A Time?
A: I would love to direct an episode [laughs] but I don’t think they’d let me. It’s usually something that’s contractual; it would need to be in my contract and it’s not, but who knows what the future holds? Maybe if they see the short film and they like it they’ll change their minds. But I definitely will be doing more directing, whether it’s on Once Upon A Time or not.
Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook is due for a makeover during Season 4, presumably keeping the guyliner while shedding some leather.
With the ABC series’ premiere still six weeks away — but on the occasion of theSeason 3 Blu-ray and DVD sets hitting stores — TVLine spoke with Colin O’Donoghue about Hook’s adventures to date, what the bad boy buccaneer sees in good Miss Swan and more.
TVLINE | Watching the Season 3 Blu-ray set’s blooper reel, it appears that steering a galleon does not come naturally to you.
[Laughs] It came to me naturally, but I’d been steering it for a few hours at that stage – I wasn’t sure what direction I was supposed to be going!
TVLINE | Were you the star of any other outtakes that didn’t make the cut?
I’m sure there are probably a few choice words [Laughs] that didn’t make it on….
TVLINE | Looking back on Season 3, did you prefer one arc to another, for any reason?
Not really. I was excited when we started last season exploring the Neverland world, and I think we did it justice — it was fun to take someone like Pan and turn him into this creepy, malevolent figure. And the way that Wicked Witch was treated in the second half was brilliant. It was very clever how they put “two seasons” in one.
TVLINE | And you and Jen Morrison got that fun “Back to the Future” episode, to close Season 3.
Yeah, that was fun. Jen and I had such a blast in all of those scenes.
TVLINE | Hook, as we’ve seen in flashbacks, was seldom a one-woman man. Why do you think Emma draws him in so?
I think that as Jennifer has said, he definitely sees a side of himself in her. They’re quite similar people, although they’ve gone on different paths…. They both have had heartbreak and disappointment….. She sort of captured his heart, and you never really know who you can fall in love with until it’s there – so I think that took Hook by surprise, that he could feel like that again after the death of Milah.
TVLINE | But should we worry that now that he’s back in our realm, and he and Emma are on the same page romantically, he might get too domesticated?
He definitely won’t be, because the two of them are very, very complicated people. [Laughs] At the end of the day, Hook is essentially a pirate trying to live in a quasi-modern world, trying to figure out how he can make that work, and how he can try to make a relationship work. I’m interested to see how that will develop.
TVLINE | On top of everything else, Emma will be feeling guilt about the Regina/Robin Hood/Marian thing. What counsel does Hook offer Emma? Does he try to maker her feel better, or is there some “I told you so”?
We pick up from where we left off at the end of last season, and Hook really wants this relationship to work out, so he’ll try and make that happen.
TVLINE | And where do things stand with the Hook/Charming “bromance”? Is Emma’s father at all wary of her choice in boyfriend?
They definitely get on a lot better than when they first met, but it’d be hard to trust a pirate, based off all the legends and such. It’s up to Hook to gain and hold onto that trust.
TVLINE | You showed me on set just how remarkably heavy Hook’s leather coat is. Was “lightening up” his wardrobe something you ever approached [series creators] Adam and Eddy about?
I’ve mentioned it, and it’s going to happen this season – people will get to see Hook in more modern clothes. So I’m intrigued to see how Hook will feel in them, how he’ll fit in…. I guess he’s been wearing the same clothes for 300-something years, so I just hope he can get them off, that they haven’t actually become a part of him.
TVLINE | Will he be having any amusing brushes with modern technology?
Storbyrooke is obviously very different from the 18th-century high seas, so he has to sort of come to terms with it all. Yeah, there are going to be some fun little moments with that.
TVLINE | Maybe he will get his own iPhone?
[Laughs] Yeah, maybe. Or maybe we’ll see him playing some pirate “app.”
IGN: Hook had a really interesting arc last season and had to walk a better path because of things that happened. What do you think were some of the pivotal moments that helped push him towards the right side?
Colin O’Donoghue: Well, I think it’s his relationship with Emma. That developed quite a lot and halfway through the season, he realized that the quest for revenge that he’d been on for so long wasn’t really doing much for him. He believed that he could love again when he met Emma and got to know her. He decided to allow himself to feel again, and I think that’s really what it all came down to - this idea that he’d spent hundreds of years living with hatred and revenge in his heart for the death of Milah and having met Emma he sort of realized ‘Oh my god, I can actually feel for somebody again.’
IGN: Do you think because he opened his heart again that love helped him better deal with the death of Bae?
O’Donoghue: Yeah. You see toward the end of Season 3 when Hook had Bae on the ship, he truly would have given up everything — a life of piracy and all that kind of stuff — to look after this child who was the son of the woman he loved most in the world before he met Emma. He would have given everything up for him. When he comes across Neal as a rival suitor, his quest to get Emma’s heart sort of blinds him to the fact that this is the same boy that he was about to open up to, to become like a surrogate father for. Towards the end he realizes that and realizes that there’s more to life than being so blinded by one thing and one quest and he realizes, again, that he could have an open heart for somebody that he needs to care for.
IGN: Will we see him be able to expand those feelings and act fatherly towards Henry in Season 4?
O’Donoghue: I mean, towards the end of Season 3 you kind of see a little bit of that, where he decides to tell Henry snippets of who Neal was and he sort of reveals a bit about his relationship with Henry’s father. We’re early on in [filming] Season 4, but you’ll definitely see elements of that again.
It has taken two and a half seasons for Emma and Hook to have a clear road to romantic bliss on ABC’s "Once Upon a Time". With Neal out of the picture, ending the torturous love triangle, the only thing stopping these love birds is themselves — and maybe the cast saying they’d love for Storybrooke’s handsome Huntsman (Jamie Dornan) to return.
"I think Hook could take anyone, to be honest, but I’m bound to say that." Captain Hook actor Colin O’Donoghue brags to Zap2it in reference to any possible return of Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman. “Jamie is fantastic and a lovely guy. It’d be interesting to see how that would work, if there are any residuals from [Emma and Graham].” In the meantime, Season 4 will pick up almost immediately after Season 3 ends and Emma and Hook have some serious work to do to be together. “They are trying to figure out who they are and how, or if, they can make this relationship work,” O’Donoghue explains. “Emma has her walls up that she needs to figure out how to break down to make it work. It’s the same with Hook. He’s a pirate at heart and he’s lived for revenge and hatred. He’s trying to figure out if he can fit into this world and how he can make a relationship work.”