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Once Upon a Time Burning Question: Why Did Sleeping Beauty and Henry Have the Same Dream?

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 6: “Tallahassee” answered a lot of questions about Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) past, but opened up a whole new question about the present day storyline: Why were Sleeping Beauty (Sarah Bolger) and Henry (Jared Gilmore) sharing the same nightmare?

As Aurora explained to Mary Margaret/Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), she has had nightmares ever since she woke up from the Sleeping Curse. Snow said it was a side effect of the curse — the same thing happened to her after she was under it. So far, so normal (by OUAT standards).

Here's the thing: At the end of the episode, we learned Henry's having nightmares, too. But even that isn't too odd. After all, Henry was also under the sleeping curse, briefly, after he ate the cursed apple tart Regina (Lana Parrilla) had meant for Emma at the end of Season 1. (It's what almost killed him.)

Here's where it gets weird: Not only do Sleeping Beauty and Henry have the exact same dream, but it sounds like they may have been in each others' dreams!

Both Henry and Aurora described the same nightmare. They were stuck in a red room with no windows or doors, filled with red curtains that were on fire. They were both huddled in the corner. There's only one difference: In her dream Sleeping Beauty saw someone else huddled in another corner — a male. In Henry's dream, he saw a woman.

Coincidence? We think not.

But what's the significance of this shared nightmare? Is it a glimpse into the future (we hope not!)? Another world? Could it be a way for Sleeping Beauty and Henry to communicate across worlds?

Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47.

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