Since Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premiered, everyone — including Alice — has been in the dark about the Knave of Heart’s true love, referenced only in passing as Anastasia. But in Episode 3: “Forget Me Not,” we finally found out who she is — and our jaws are still on the floor.
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In the final minute of the episode, Anastasia was revealed to be the Red Queen! Well, the fresh-faced, sweet, pink-wearing Red Queen before she stepped foot in Wonderland.
While we suspected that they could be going for the twist when we saw them in bed together earlier in the episode, it didn’t make the reveal any less shocking. The Knave rushed home after a confrontation with Robin Hood to bring her a magical looking glass he risked many lives to steal from Maleificent’s castle. They are both excited and full of life as they get ready to start fresh.
Last we see them, they’re tossing the glass on the floor, which creates a portal, and jumping in. “I love you Anastasia,” he says before they kiss. As she explains, this will “take them to a place filled with magic where they can be wherever they want to be — Wonderland.”
Apparently something goes wrong along the way for Anastasia and Will, but we’ll have to wait and see exactly how she becomes such an evil queen.
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.