Are we getting close to a likely Once Upon a Time series finale? Now is the time to start considering that possibility…
While we were rooting for the show’s “rebooted” seventh season to deliver some big ratings and prove to be worth its mettle in a big way, it is so far struggling mightily in that department. In a challenging timeslot on Friday nights and without stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time is averaging only a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That puts it behind most of the major broadcast networks, and it’s also down more than 40% from the show’s sixth season on ABC (airing on Sunday nights).
Unless this series is still making huge dollars overseas or happens to be extremely cheap compared to some others on the network, we’re thinking that this should be when Once Upon a Time’s team starts to look forward to whatever the end could be.
First and foremost, we hope that ABC chooses to make some sort of announcement one way or another soon when it comes to the show’s future, mostly because it’s unfair to leave everyone in limbo forever. Fans deserve an opportunity to learn about the show’s fate and just enjoy the final episodes for what they are. Beyond that, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, and the rest of the team also deserve an opportunity to tie up most of the loose ends established earlier on in the series’ run.
As for some of the things that we’re hopeful to see here, much of that starts off with returning favorites. It’s hard to imagine the show without Goodwin, Dallas, or Morrison and we would therefore hope to see them back in some capacity. We’d also love to see Hook and Emma raising their child and learning more about what their new life looks like.
Meanwhile, we also do think that it’s important to bring this new world of Hyperion Heights together with Storybrooke in some capacity and showcase these characters together. That’s a fun idea that we’re not going to get to see otherwise. A finale needs to be a culmination of what the story is, but also a celebration of what the story was. Offer up some real closure and make everyone believe that in this world, happy endings are possible. The whole point of this show is not to leave people dangling or thinking that its central themes are all some sort of elaborate ruse.
What do you want to see in a possible Once Upon a Time series finale? Let us know some of your thoughts on that subject right now in the comments!
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