Once Upon a Time Season 3 hits screens in a few short weeks, and based on a crop of new spoilers, we have a lot to look forward to — especially undeniable romance.

During a chat with TVLine, co-creator Eddy Kitsis reveals, “The feelings between some of these characters will be hard to deny.” Does that mean Emma and Hook will get together? Or perhaps Regina and Hook? Someone else entirely? The possibilities are endless aboard the Jolly Roger.

Eddy also notes that Neverland is “magical yet at the same time dark and sexy” in the jungle, which hints that love will definitely be in the air during the search for Henry. Also, baggage from the first two seasons will come out as people are forced to confront their pasts, which will serve to stir things up in a fun way this fall.

Back in Storybrooke, there won’t be much romance — Ruby is gone, so no more love with Dr. Whale, and half of Rumbelle has set sail — but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a focal point. Co-creator Adam Horowitz notes that Belle’s role “becomes clear early on and is something we’re really excited to reveal.” Perhaps the new mayor? We hope so.

Meanwhile, Neal still has a “big problem” trying to get back from Fairytale Land post-injury, and in flashbacks, we’ll see The Magic Mirror (aka returning star Giancarlo Esposito) reveal that Snow White’s sleeping curse was broken to the Evil Queen! In turn, we wouldn’t be surprised if something else was broken, though that does bring seven years of bad luck...

Who do you want to see hook up in Once Upon a Time Season 3? Sound off below, and catch the premiere on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TVLine

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