Given that so many former Once Upon a Time cast members are returning for the seventh season, it makes sense to wonder about Sean Maguire. He used to be a series regular, he was determined to be Regina’s one true love, and the pairing had a devoted group of Outlaw Queen fans who would support them to the end. Unfortunately, the original Robin remains dead on the series, and while we did see the Evil Queen find true love and happiness presumably with the Wish-World version of the character last season, Regina doesn’t quite have that herself. Moving into season 7 of the series, her entire world will be different. She’s off in the mythical Seattle community of Hyperion Heights, where she will have a fake name in Roni and will be working as a bartender. As of this writing, it’s not even altogether clear how much of a memory she’s going to have about what happened to her in the past.
We’ll say until we’re blue in the face that we’d love for there to be a Sean Maguire reprisal on the series before it ends, but alas, co-showrunner Adam Horowitz told TVLine recently that there are no plans “in the immediate run of episodes” to bring the Robin character back. Fellow co-showrunner Edward Kitsis insisted that they love Maguire and would love to have him back at some point. If nothing else, the Wish-World Robin is still out there.
Given that the universe of Once Upon a Time is blowing up to the point of there being different books and different iterations of familiar characters, we do like to very much think that we could see Sean Maguire play yet another Robin, or a different variation of the character. We’re not sure there is a way to bring the original version of the character back, but crazier things have happened with this show in the past. For the time being, thought, it does feel like the show is moving forward and shifting somewhat its primary focus onto Henry (Andrew J. West), who is going to have to discover through his daughter what it means to be the truest believer once more.
Even if there is no more Robin Hood in the near future, we do still have some of the memories of how much fun and life the character brought to the show.
Do you want more Sean Maguire on Once Upon a Time season 7?
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