OUAT showrunner Edward Kitsis talked to the L.A. Times about the audience working to figure out the identities of Fairytale Land characters. "I think part of the fun of the show is to have the mysterious identities about these people and then give the audience a hint," he said. "So for instance, Dr. Whale is someone we’re excited that we’re going to reveal in Episode 5. Once they know, they can go back to Season 1 and see that we’ve planted clues along the way."
Some fans think Whale could be Dr. Frankenstein, but is there a fairy tale/Disney character tie to that — other than maybe Frankenweenie? Same deal with Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde. And even if Whale is one of those characters, why wouldn’t Charming know him?
Actor David Anders doesn't think we're going to figure it out. He told The Insider, "I think there was a poll of 10,000 people and six guessed who I am correctly. All is revealed in the Halloween episode."
And then we’ll have to re-watch Season 1 to compile “aha!” moments. And, of course, whoever was in the correct six will brag about it for the next several seasons.
For more from Edward Kitsis, read the full interview here.
Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.