The couple spent a few beautiful minutes together on the Season 2 premiere, then had an awkward talk with their daughter, Emma (Jennifer Morrison), then fought a wraith, and then the ladies got sucked into a hat to the Enchanted Forest. Not the romantic reunion we had in mind.
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Maybe — but not because of new romances.
Showrunner Adam Horowitz told E! things will continue to be complicated for the Charmings, but because of family problems, not romantic ones. "There's a lot of challenges, in terms of this new relationship with their daughter,” he said. Season 2 will give the Charmings “a whole different set of challenges that this new familial relationship presents.”
It was cute to see Henry (Jared Gilmore) refer to Charming as “Gramps,” but it’s going to be tougher for Mom and Daughter to get past their previous roommate relationship — especially when Emma was always the more experienced, less naive of the two. When Mulan (Jamie Chung) knocked out Snow at the end of Episode 2, Emma ran over to her calling “Mary Margaret” instead of "Mom" or even "Snow." It would be tough to look at a friend, who appears to be your own age, and see your mom. And Emma is still holding on to some resentment for her parents leaving her behind.