Once Upon a Time in Wonderland takes a brief break next week for Halloween, but when it returns on November 7, it’s going to be twice as crazy. In Season 1, Episode 4: “The Serpent,” there will be danger, thrills, potential escapes, and, of course, flashbacks.

First and foremost, we’re going to see the Knave in danger. Now that he and Alice have separated in Wonderland, it looks like Jafar swept in and kidnapped him, ready to go in for the kill.

In the promo, Will is seen struggling as Jafar tells the Red Queen of his plans for the Knave: “A public execution so everyone will see the price of helping Alice in Wonderland.” Later, we see him ready to be beheaded!

“I will keep destroying the people you love!” Jafar exclaims, presumably to Alice, who notes, “I will never put Cyrus at your Mercy!” So, will she save Cyrus or save the Knave? We’ll have to wait and see, but read on for the official synopsis, which gives us a few clues about what’s to come.

"When the Knave's life is in danger, Alice has to make the tough decision on whether to use one of her three precious wishes and what that would mean for her and Cyrus. Her new friendship with Lizard reveals some of the Knave's backstory and Cyrus plots to escape. Meanwhile, Jafar's plan to kill the Knave puts the Red Queen in a difficult position as she grapples with her feelings for him and her desire to get what she wants. In a flashback, we explore Jafar's origins and find out what he truly wants from Cyrus."

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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