When Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was first announced, fans were abuzz about who could crossover from the mothership show, and it looks like we’ll see a big one in Episode 3: “Forget Me Not.”
On the heels of Grumpy and Cinderella appearing in the first episode, Maleficent will follow suit. Yes, Maleficent, who was last seen trapped as a dragon in an underground cave. However, as the ABC press release notes, it will be actress Kristin Bauer van Straten as the voice of Maleficent rather than her commanding presence.
This flashback-centric episode will serve as the Knave of Hearts’ backstory as he joins Robin Hood (yes, we’ll see Sean Maguire move from Once Upon a Time, too) and his Merry Men as they steal from Maleficent. Sounds dangerous! Meanwhile, in present-day Wonderland, we’ll see Cyrus playing tricks and Alice expose one of the White Rabbit’s secrets!
Read on for the full synopsis, then hit the comments with your thoughts about Maleficent’s return.
“In a flashback, viewers are introduced to Will Scarlet, who turns out to be the nifty Knave of Hearts. Will has joined Robin Hood’s Merry Men and convinces them to steal gold from Maleficent’s castle before also pilfering an enchanted looking glass for himself that comes with a hefty consequence. Meanwhile in Wonderland, Cyrus successfully tricks Jafar and the Red Queen into sending a Bandersnatch after Alice who in turn exposes something the White Rabbit has been secretly hiding.”
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.