Earlier this season on “Once Upon a Time,” the writers made one of the biggest moves that they have throughout the entire series so far: They made Mulan the first-ever GLBT character on the show. Unfortunately, they did not necessarily give her a complete story. The last time we saw the character, she was close to confessing her feelings for Aurora, only to back out when she realized that there was no real way that these feelings were going to be reciprocated. Aurora was pregnant with Phillip’s child, and that seemed to be the end of that.
Unfortunately, it is now less clear than ever as to if we are going to see this storyline resolved. While at TCA in order to promote her new NBC series “Believe,” Jamie Chung (who plays the warrior on the show) said that she was unsure if she would return to the show … even though she would like to. What makes this even more complicated is that Sarah Bolger (who plays Aurora) also has her own commitments away from the show, and this causes the future of this story to be in doubt even more than ever.
Basically, the choice that the “Once Upon a Time” team is in right now is either hope that the two actors have some room in their schedules next season to return for at least an episode or two, or try to recast the roles as they did with Robin Hood. This is the show’s continued problem, at least in that they continue to book pretty talented people for parts who are of course in demand elsewhere. That makes them all very hard to lock up for good. (Just ask what happened with Sebastian Stan, who has not returned as Jefferson / the Mad Hatter in ages.)
How bummed would you be if this “Sleeping Warrior” story (to use the fan term) never is resolved? Let us know, and head over here if you want to also check out some more scoop on what lies ahead on “Once Upon a Time” this year. You can also sign up for our CarterMatt Newsletter to get even more updates!