Once Upon a Time Season 2: Is Greg From Another World?
While Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) hunt for his son was the central focus of Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 14: "Manhattan," the mysterious Greg Mendell (Ethan Embry) getting his hands on a video of Regina (Lana Parrilla) performing magic was also a notable moment.
It's clear that Greg is determined to get to the bottom of what's going on in Storybrooke. He saw Rumple perform magic before his car crash and now, with this new video of Regina, it appears his goal is to prove magic to someone in the outside world.
Based on that, it would seem that he's just a normal guy who got caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and now wants to know exactly what's going on. However, we — and many fans — are not so convinced that's the full story.
For one thing, there's the fact that Greg is communicating with someone suspiciously named only "her" in his phone. Is that name just a sweet way to refer to someone important to him, or a way to keep an important identity hidden? We have a feeling there's more to this "her" than we know right now. Secondly, there's the very fact that Greg is so into the idea of figuring out what's going on in Storybrooke. Sure, sure, maybe he's really just curious because of what he saw. But most people, after having a major accident, would probably dismiss their seemingly crazy memory of a man holding a ball of light — or at least display more confusion and doubt than Greg has. Is he convinced magic is real because he's seen it before?
And then, of course, there's the fact that basically every major character on this show turns out to have some connection to a different world. Statistically speaking, Greg is probably not what he seems.
(Another theory we've seen is that Greg is from a magical world, but has lost his memories. That would explain why he's drawn to magic, but also his seemingly normal demeanor.)
What do you think: Is Greg from our world, or someplace else?
Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.