As the new Dark One, “There’s a real driving force behind what Emma is doing and why,” says co-creator Adam Horowitz. “Emma [before] was a very smart person who did things for a reason, and that translates. It’s not a rampant evil that’s been unleashed.” Even so, “Emma is going to do something particularly bad,” co-creator Eddy Kitsis assures, “and to the people she loves.” All the more reason for those near and dear to get thee to Camelot and find Merlin, posthaste! Though it’s not as if that realm’s denizens are just sitting around, waiting to help out. “You’ll see a bromance between Charming and King Arthur, but others might be more skeptical [of our heroes],” Kitsis says. The people of Camelot, after all, “have a similar goal to ours.” Elsewhere: Belle will team with Brave‘s Merida during her quest to revive Rumple, while everyone is advised to be frightened of pregnant Zelena — “and in the premiere, you will see why,” Kitsis teases.
BONUS SPOILER!: “I hope there’s a full moon this year,” Kitsis shares. “You never know who might come out….”
RETURN DATE: Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c (ABC)
Source: TV Line