With the premier of the much-anticipated fifth season of ?Once Upon A Time? recently aired, Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talked about the characters and events of the premiere and what?s in store for our favorite heroes.
?We are going to be flashing back to Camelot and then present-day Storybrooke, with a few origin stories,? including backstories for Merlin, Arthur, Gunievere, Lancelot, and Merida, according to Kitsis posted by Boston Herald.
Although, Horowitz tells us in an interview with Boston Herald, that ?it?s not gonna be the whole winter before we catch up [with what happened during those six weeks], and it?s not necessarily everybody at the same time.?
?We love the notion that two of the people that she has unexpectedly grown closest to over the years, Regina and Hook, are both people who?ve battled darkness themselves,? Horowitz exclaimed. ?The fact that she is facing darkness and they?ve faced it and how their experiences can inform what she?s going through and either help or hinder her is something that we want to explore this half of the season and beyond.?
“Going forward after the premiere, on the Storybrooke side, our characters are really wrestling with the mystery of what could they have possibly done to Emma to make her this way? And Emma plays her cards very close to the vest. But that does not prevent her from interacting in very direct and close ways with characters like Hook, Regina, and Henry,” Horowitz tells Boston Herald in an interview.
“So while there is this mystery that’s going on of what may or may not have happened, we’re going to see relationships move forward in a new way, in the present, which is where we have a very dark Emma appearing. And at the same time, in the past, we’re going to be seeing these relationships also interacting, and a lot of choices are going to be made by different characters, by Emma and the people who care for her, and some choices that may seem like the absolutely correct thing to do, are going to turn out to be maybe the worst thing to do.?
Catch season 5 of ?Once Upon A Time? on Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.