All this time, we thought that the “Once Upon a Time” title “Tiny” was some sort of reference to either Tom Thumb or Thumbelina joining the show as a guest star. Instead, it turns out that this next new episode (which, thanks awards shows and the Super Bowl, will not be on the air until February 10) is really going to be all about the return of Jorge Garcia as the Giant.
What’s the catch here? Jorge is hardly going to be gigantic at all upon his arrival in Storybrooke. Instead, he will have been shrunk down to normal size, and the mystery from there will be merely how this happened, and what sort of business the character really has in the tiny Maine town to begin with. The promo for the episode below clearly makes it look like he is out for revenge … but who’s the target? He can’t be mad at Emma over saving his life, and even if he was she is on the road with Rumpelstiltskin. In addition to that, Hook is in the hospital and cannot really be bothered.
Ultimately, the press release below (spoilers ahead!) seems to give it away:
“Kidnapped and brought to Storybrooke by Cora, the Giant (Jorge Garcia) unleashes his vengeance on the town when a case of mistaken identity leads him to try and settle an old score with David; Mr. Gold, accompanied by Emma and Henry, attempts to depart Storybrooke – hoping to keep his memory intact when he crosses the town line — and heads to the airport in search of his son Bae; and Greg (Ethan Embry) questions Belle as to what she saw on the night of his car accident. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and against his brothers’ wishes, Anton, the Giant, climbs down the beanstalk and attempts to befriend some humans – whose intentions may not be so noble.”
For those curious, the release claims that Jack will appear in this episode, and will be played by Cassidy Freeman, who you may remember as Sage from “The Vampire Diaries” last season.
Are you thrilled to see the Giant back in action? If you want to read our full review of Sunday night’s episode, you can do so here.