‘Once Upon a Time’ spoilers: First hints, speculation on season 2

What will season 2 bring?

Ever since the season finale for “Once Upon a Time” aired on Sunday night, things have been pretty quiet when it comes to dishing about what is going to be coming up down the road. Not only does everyone in Storybrooke now know just where they came from, they also realize what has caused them to be stuck in their present situation. The problem? Any hope they had of immediately taking down the Evil Queen was seemingly thwarted by Rumpelstiltskin bringing back magic into the world as a way of maintaining his power over some of the other residents of the town.

Unfortunately, neither one of the show’s co-creators in Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are saying much definitely just yet — though Horowitz does claim (per Zap2It) that there is a plan firmly in place:

“When we ended the season, once we wrapped filming, we – actually, we used to do this on ‘Lost,’ we called it mini-camp – we took two weeks, got all the writers together and we just kind of brain-stormed and blue-skied Season 2.”

Kitsis and Horowitz have also promised that the fairytale world is still going to be incorporated into the story for next season, even in spite of the fact that there is now less of a disconnect between the two worlds that there was in season 1.

When it comes to characters, we have heard about plans to bring in a plethora of new fairytales into the show’s mythology — with one of the more notable ones being “The Little Mermaid.” As for returning guest stars, Giancarlo Esposito’s future as Sidney / The Magic Mirror is likely limited thanks to a new pilot order — meanwhile, Emilie de Ravin’s pilot not being ordered to series may open her up for additional work on the show if producers decide to incorporate Belle to a greater extent than they did this time around.

What sort of plans do you want to see Kitsis and Horowitz incorporate for season 2 — and what new and returning characters would you like to see?

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