Excitement is brewing for “Once Upon a Time’s” return this fall for it’s third season and spoilers are flying all over the internet. The latest is a promo video giving our first glimpse of mermaid Ariel who will be making her appearance this upcoming season (Disney Dreaming, July 31).
The promo features a sneaking Ariel swiping Grumpy’s fork. While we don’t see Ariel’s face, we do see her swimming away having left her dress behind on the beach. Grumpy looks a bit confused, but he is from Fairy tale land, so a mermaid sighting is probably not the most unusual thing he has seen.
As for Regina, well she may not be playing well with the others when it comes to saving Henry from Peter Pan’s clutches. Adam Horowtiz says “If the Queen’s got a better way to get Henry that may break the law, so be it. It’s prison rules.” If we know nothing else about the Evil Queen, it’s that she will do anything to save Henry so folks may want to just move out of her way.
On the flipside, Snow won’t be seeing eye-to-eye with Regina’s “anything goes” attitude. She is worried about Henry and wants to save him, but she want’s to do things the right way, especially with her ever-blackening heart. “This year, it’s about finding the hope. It’s the hope that Snow White always brought to us. She’s the light. I think she’s going to see a lot of darkness and realize that the best thing she can do is return the light to not just her, but to get daughter and her husband.”
Finally, season three will also bring Peter Pan’s back story. As usual “OUaT” gives each character a twist, so while we think we know who Peter Pan is, we sure don’t know the Strorybrooke version. we have seen of the shadowy villain hasn’t been the same as the Disney version we’ve grown up with. We will find out what brought him to Neverland and what his motivation is for taking Henry.
“Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC September 29