David Anders has been talking up the big reveal of “Who Is Dr. Whale?” (Besides the biggest womanizer in town.) It's supposed to be coming on the fifth episode, which he said will knock our socks off.
However, Spoiler TV has different scoopage on the episode. According to their synopsis, as Regina (Lana Parrilla) tries to refrain from using her magic in order to regain Henry’s (Jared Gilmore) trust, she starts seeing a ghost from her past. Since we've heard that her true love Daniel will be making an appearance this season, could that be him? Regina also "struggles to learn the dark arts," which makes her sound like the Head Girl of Slytherin. Can she really try to learn the dark arts and not use magic at the same time? And doesn’t her pact with Henry sound a bit like when Baelfire wanted his dad, Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), to give up his powers?
Also during the episode, Mary Margaret/Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) find a survivor from an Ogre massacre." That makes it sound like MM & Em are still outside Storybrooke by Episode 5. Who will be the Ogre massacre survivor? Maybe Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk? Or the Giant played by Jorge Garcia? Neither? It could be almost anyone. Do you think maybe the survivor is the doctor? That would be a big twist. Maybe too big a twist...
Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.