What happened to happy endings?
After Jennifer Morrison ruined the lives of Oncers by announcing her departure from the hit fantasy drama, it felt like Emma’s story would never receive closure. Fortunately for fans, the actress agreed to return for one more episode, and it will surely be a major tearjerker.
Once Upon a Time showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis recently revealed that Emma will receive a very emotional sendoff in Season 7. The upcoming episode is aptly tilted “A Pirate’s Life” and as expected, details about the highly-anticipated hour are being kept under wraps.
“We get to find out what has happened with Emma and Hook [Colin O’Donoghue] since our happy ending we showed last year,” Horowitz dished to Entertainment Weekly. “We will be getting closure on her story in what we feel is a satisfying way.”
Okay, so does that mean Hook and Emma are no longer together? Is she trapped in some other realm and can’t return for good? For the love of Storybrooke, will someone just give us some answers?!
Based on these new photos, it appears that both Hook and Emma are staring at a formidable foe. Of course what sticks out most is the fact that Emma is holding onto Killian's iconic hook. These two are still very much a team regardless of their unclear romantic status.
“What we’re not doing is a flashback story where we’re seeing stuff prior to, or during, the previous six seasons,” added Kitsis. “We’re moving forward past the end of season 6, seeing what happened with Emma and Hook, and how it relates to the events in Hyperion Heights. It’s an emotional curtain call.”
Well, it certainly seems like a Kleenex-worthy episode. Just look at that intense and heartbreaking moment between Adult Henry and his mama! It feels like Emma's brief return will be one for the books.
Once Upon a Time returns Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on ABC.