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Adam and Eddy Teases Final 3 episodes

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Fri May 01, 2015 12:14 am

The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer burning questions

The Once Upon a Time season finale is gearing up to potentially be a joyous and devastating occasion. To prep for the upcoming season-ender, EW put executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in the Hot Seat, where they revealed there will be a wedding and death(s). Because this is a special finale edition of Hot Seat, the OUAT bosses had the option of answering your questions from Twitter with “Yes,” “No,” “Can’t say” or “Next season.” Get the scoop below:

'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer Yes/No/Can't Say (or a little more) to your Twitter Q's
Once Upon A Time The Hot Seat: 'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer burning questions
OUAT The Hot Seat: 'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer burning questions

Is there a way to balance out Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) light and Lily’s (Agnes Bruckner) dark and reverse what happened?
ADAM HOROWITZ:
Next season.

Does Lily possess magic?
EDWARD KITSIS:
Can’t say.

Will the topic of Lily’s father be brought up?
HOROWITZ:
Yes.

Will Emma and the Charmings (Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin) work out their issues?
KITSIS:
Keep watching.

Will Killian (Colin O’Donoghue) play a role in bringing Emma back from the darkness?
HOROWITZ:
Who says she’s being brought back from the darkness?
KITSIS: But he will play a role in her life.

Will Page 23 be featured?
HOROWITZ:
Yes.

Will we find out the identity of the Sorcerer?
KITSIS:
Yes.

Is there a chance of seeing a new Dark One?
HOROWITZ:
Can’t say.
KITSIS: There’s always a chance.

Is next season’s villain someone we already know on the show?
KITSIS:
Can’t say.

If the Author (Patrick Fischler) is able to rewrite stories, might we see an alternate timeline?
KITSIS:
Can’t say.

Will there be another time jump?
KITSIS:
This season, no.
HOROWITZ: Never say never in the future.
KITSIS: I would say next season probably.

Any chance of seeing a true love’s kiss in the finale?
HOROWITZ:
There’s some kissing action coming.

Will there be nuptials for any of our couples soon?
KITSIS:
There will be a wedding in the finale. Whether it goes through or not, you’ll have to watch.

Any chance of incorporating an LGBT character?
KITSIS:
Always a chance.

Will we see more of Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Emma working together?
HOROWITZ:
Yes.

Will we see the sister relationship between Zelena (Rebecca Mader) and Regina further explored?
KITSIS:
Absolutely.

Will Regina get pregnant someday?
KITSIS:
Can’t say.

Will Cruella (Victoria Smurfit) and/or Ursula (Merrin Dungey) return in the finale?
KITSIS:
Nope.

Will we ever learn anything about Rumple’s (Robert Carlyle) mother?
HOROWITZ:
Someday.

Any chance of seeing a darker Belle (Emilie de Ravin)?
HOROWITZ:
Not this year.
KITSIS: We saw her as Lacey and boy did people have opinions on that.

Does Belle really love Will (Michael Socha)?
KITSIS:
I would say that’s a rebound. Even fairy tale characters have rebounds, people.

Might Belle’s mom (Frances O’Connor) have a connection to an Author?
HOROWITZ:
Belle’s mom is a character that we love and we’re not seeing more of this year, but never say never. We’d love to revisit her.
KITSIS: But as far as her with an Author, I don’t know.
HOROWITZ: Not this year and not this Author.

Will Belle confront Regina for taking her heart?
KITSIS:
Next season.

Will we finally learn why Will is in Storybrooke?
HOROWITZ:
Not immediately.

Will we find out who Killian’s parents are?
HOROWITZ:
Someday, yes.

Will we ever find out how August (Eion Bailey) knew about Neal (Michael Raymond-James)?
HOROWITZ:
I sure hope so. I feel like we’ve hinted at it in an indirect way, but we’ll probably get more explicit about it down the line.

Will anyone die (either temporarily or permanently) in the season 4 finale?
KITSIS:
Both. Yeah. Decipher that one!


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Re: Adam and Eddy Teases Final 3 episodes

Postby The Wiz of Oz » Sat May 02, 2015 11:31 pm

Once Upon a Time' Bosses on Season Finale: It's a "Two-Hour Concept Movie"
Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis talk with THR about the final three episodes of the season and changing the structure of season five — plus watch an exclusive clip from Sunday's episode.


Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis talk with THR about the final three episodes of the season and changing the structure of season five — plus watch an exclusive clip from Sunday's episode.
As Once Upon a Time approaches its fourth season finale, key relationships are on the verge of shifting.

Although the Queens of Darkness was the show's sell going into the second half of season four, the series is down to just one — Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) — and, in theory, she's about to get her happy ending with the return of her daughter, Lily (Agnes Bruckner).

Meanwhile, things are less happy for the former Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla). Regina learned in the last hour that not only had her evil sister, Zelena (Rebecca Mader), been impersonating Marian (Christie Laing) — aka the wife of Regina's true love, Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) — but Zelena is now pregnant.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis to break down what to expect from the maternal shenanigans, Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) upcoming test, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and how the show's split-season approach will change for its expected fifth season.

There's a lot of mama drama — Zelena's pregnancy, Lily's impending return to Storybrooke and Regina's mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), featured in flashbacks. What can you preview about Sunday's hour?
Eddy Kitsis:
This Sunday we're going to get into all the mama drama. We are going to get a big, juicy, Robin Hood-Regina, "What the hell do we do now?" scene in a bar in New York City.

How much can you play with pregnancy options on a show that airs in the family hour at 8 p.m. on a Disney-owned channel?
Kitsis:
This entire week's episode is literally about those questions, and what do they do?
Adam Horowitz: The episode's titled, "Mother," and it plays with that idea in a number of ways.

Is Zelena a character you view as redeemable at this point?
Kitsis:
What we've tried to do on the show is to make no one completely good and no one completely bad. We've had Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) do something horrible and Rumple do something beautiful. Where Zelena ends up is truly up to her. Everyone's worried about Emma going dark, but for this weekend, I'd be more worried about Regina.

Given Regina's struggle to remain on the right path, how is she going to handle this curve ball?
Kitsis:
That's what the episode is about: what does she do? It's so hard to be good, it's so much easier to tap into your darker temptations. It's so much easier to throw your computer versus patiently try to fix it.

What can you tease about the Cora flashbacks?
Kitsis:
Cora is one of our favorite characters to write for. This is one of our flashbacks that's really about getting into the character, and the psyche of Regina; learning something new about her as a character. It's not like, "Oh my God, here's a huge mythological flashback!" It's a flashback between a mother and a daughter, that really sets up Regina and her state of mind in Storybrooke. We realize there was a time in Regina's life where her mom tried to give her advice about who her real enemy is.

How will Lily and Maleficent be handling their reunion?
Kitsis:
That it is going to play out as neither of them expected. Lily is going to find herself surprised.

How does this change Maleficent going forward?
Kitsis:
Watch Sunday, because we ask those very questions, and they get answered. We're going to literally see how she reacts to her daughter, and what she wants to do going forward.

Emma seemed to resist indulging her darker impulses in the last hour. What will that struggle be like going forward?
Kitsis:
Emma is going to be tested like she never has before. There will be some character growth, some emotional growth and truth in how she feels about Hook (Colin O'Donoghue). We're going to see her really fight against that darkness, and she'll really show heroism at the end of the year.

How is that playing into her relationship with her parents?
Kitsis:
It plays into everything. You're going to see the messiness this weekend of her and her parents and how she forgives them. I think she's going to be tested these last few hours.

Snow and Charming have had a lot of angst about what they did to Maleficent. How will they be handling the reunion between Lily and Maleficent?
Kitsis:
I think they feel a lot of guilt, so for them, reuniting Lily with Maleficent will kind of start to ease their conscience.

Rumple seemed to do the right thing when it came to protecting Belle (Emilie de Ravin), and accepting her relationship with Will (Michael Socha). How will that triangle be playing out in the final hours?
Kitsis:
That triangle, we're going to get a resolution into that. We're going to get more insight into why Rumple is behaving the way he has. We're going to see him in a new way.

Will it be something we learn via flashback or something that happens in present day that makes us re-evaluate things?
Kitsis:
It will be both. And also in another way.
Horowitz: Not quite flashback, not quite present day.

What can you say about the Author's (Patrick Fischler) journey in the final episodes? Will he be handling his grief over losing Cruella (Victoria Smurfit) in a healthy manner?
Horowitz:
The Author is dealing. He's mourning the loss of Cruella, as we saw. But boy, are we going to see him activated in a way we have not yet seen.
Kitsis: He may wonder what it could have been like. But let us not forget, she did want to kill him. In the beginning of the year, Regina said in the premiere, "I want to find the Author, Operation Mongoose, and make him write me a happy ending." Our finale is called "Operation Mongoose, Part 1 and 2" — we're going to make good on what happens when the Author starts writing.

Will we be seeing the Authors who came before this current one?
Kitsis:
You are going to see how the Author got the job.

Will that be the theme of the flashbacks for the finale?
Kitsis:
That is a bit of the flashback of the finale. The finale is a bit of a two-hour concept movie.
Horowitz: It's structured a little bit differently than we've ever done before. There will be journeys into other worlds, times and places, but not quite in the way we've done it.

The norm in previous seasons was to intro the next arc in the final episode of the current one. Will that plan still be in effect this year?
Kitsis:
We certainly are setting up for what next season would be at the end of the finale this year, but we're doing it in hopefully a different way than we've done before. It's probably a little more reminiscent in a way to season one, where a condition [was set out] that magic is coming, versus having a new villain of the year or a journey to a different world. It'll be in a slightly different a way, but hopefully just as earthshaking or changing than we've ever done, if not more so.

So is that to mean we won't be getting any new characters for this upcoming arc?
Kitsis:
We're not introducing any new characters [in the finale], we're just changing the condition of the town.

Interesting. What else can you share about the final episodes?
Kitsis:
We're going to see some familiar faces.
Horowitz: We're going to see August (Eion Bailey).

Kitsis: We're going to see some of the people we've seen this year. The dwarves, the Blue Fairy (Keegan Connor Tracy), but in ways we've never seen them before.
Horowitz:
It's one of our favorites.



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Postby The Wiz of Oz » Sat May 02, 2015 11:41 pm

Once Upon a Time bosses: Emma is faced with a big sacrifice in the finale

With Emma on the verge of going dark, Once Upon a Time fans have been on the edge of their seats wondering whether the Savior can truly be turned—and if so, who may fall victim in the process. Unfortunately, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis aren’t offering up much in the way of hope, teasing that Emma (Jennifer Morrison) will be faced with making a big sacrifice in the finale. Will she be forced to trade her life for her parents’ (Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas), who will soon be the target of the vengeful Maleficent (Kristen Bauer van Straten) and her daughter Lily (Agnes Bruckner)? Get the scoop on what’s ahead:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you tell us about the reunion between Maleficent and Lily?
EDWARD KITSIS:
I can tease that it will go different than both of them expected.

Might mother and daughter not have as much in common as they’d have hoped?
KITSIS:
Or they have more in common than they hoped.

Lily wants revenge on Snow and Charming. How are the Charmings dealing with that threat?
KITSIS:
Snow and Charming look at Lily, and they want her to reunite with her mother because they thought they had killed her, so they feel a lot of guilt. But in this weekend’s episode, there’s an entire story devoted to Lily and Maleficent’s reunion and what they’re going to do with the future.

And will we find out how Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) and Regina (Lana Parrilla) are dealing with Zelena’s (Rebecca Mader) pregnancy?
KITSIS:
That would be the “A” story, if you will. The whole story is about how Regina is dealing with it.
ADAM HOROWITZ: We start off the episode pretty early on with a pretty, we think, in-depth scene involving both Regina and Robin Hood’s reaction.
KITSIS: All the questions the audience is asking, they ask each other.

Could Zelena be faking this pregnancy?
KITSIS:
She could be. We have seen her talent with magic. But that seems to be very easy. I would hate to end the show on information like that just to buy it back and say, “Just kidding!” That would seem not fair.

What can you tease for Barbara Hershey’s return as Cora?
KITSIS:
The entire episode this week is really just a character piece about everyone worrying about Emma going dark when maybe they should be worrying about Regina. Once again, she finds the growth of four years versus her instinct, which is, “I would just really like to kill my sister.” It’s a much more character-based flashback. We realize it’s a time where Cora was trying to get Regina to understand who her worst enemy truly was.

Should we still be worried about Emma going dark even though she’s done the right thing by bringing Lily back to Storybrooke?
HOROWITZ:
We should always worry about Emma.
KITSIS: It feels pretty soon to wrap that up. In the final episode, she is dealing with the journey of being a hero, trying to get other people to believe, and then she’s going to be faced with making a very big sacrifice.

How will that affect her relationship with Hook (Colin O’Donoghue)?
KITSIS:
Oh, it will affect her relationship with everybody.

Will she forgive her parents before then?
KITSIS:
We will absolutely be seeing a scene where we resolve how she feels about her parents, be it good or bad.

Belle (Emilie de Ravin) seems to still really care about Rumple (Robert Carlyle). How is she reconciling that as Rumple’s health is deteriorating?
KITSIS:
Like with anybody who has let you down, you still love them, but you’re disappointed in them. It was pretty obvious that when Rumple went and got her heart back and gave it to her new boyfriend and didn’t kill him, that’s the Rumple she fell in love with and wanted to marry. She still loves that person, but the Rumple who chooses power and lies to her is still there. She hasn’t forgiven that person either. For us, we’re hoping it’s just messy and complicated the way life is.

There is no reversing how damaged Rumple’s heart is. What can we expect for him in the final episodes?
KITSIS:
We can always expect that when Rumple gets desperate, things happen.

The season finale is titled “Operation Mongoose.” What can you tell us?
KITSIS:
It’s a great indication of television today when it’s the long one-season arc of finding the Author (Patrick Fischler). Regina said in the opening, “I’m going to find the Author, Operation Mongoose, and make him rewrite a happy ending for me.” For us, the two-hour finale is going to be what happens when the Author starts writing.

Does Regina realize that having him rewrite a happy ending could reverse a lot of things, including adopting Henry (Jared Gilmore)?
KITSIS:
Absolutely. All of that is going to absolutely be explored.

What role does Henry play in the finale?
KITSIS:
He plays the role of hero. You’re going to see Henry step up and be called upon to finally be the hero he’s always been reading about and inspiring other people to be.
HOROWITZ: It’s been too long since Henry has been front and center and it’s time for him to come into his own.
KITSIS: It’s kind of like his bar mitzvah, but magically.

How does this finale compare tonally to the previous ones?
KITSIS:
It is most similar to last year’s finale where that one felt like its own movie with its own tone.
HOROWITZ: But in terms of where it leaves off, it’s probably more similar to season 1 in terms of how it changes the conditions of the show, as opposed to sending us off on a journey to a new land or having someone magically appear. It’s a mixture of last year’s finale in terms of it being a big, fun movie and season 1 in terms of the character-based condition change.

Will there be a cliffhanger?
KITSIS: Yes, it’s a cliffhanger in the hopes that people are like, “What are they going to do next?”
HOROWITZ: By cliffhanger you mean, “Are we hopefully going to wonder what’s going to happen next?” then yes. We are resolving the stories from this season within the body of the finale, but we’re opening new doors as well.

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