It's time to meet Once Upon a Time’s take on one of the most famous Disney characters of them all: Ariel, the fiery-haired mermaid we all know and love from The Little Mermaid.

The promo of the episode gives us some sense of what to expect, but we're still left with lots of questions, with the biggest being: how does Ariel fit into the present timeline of the show? Well, the recently released official synopsis of the episode... sadly doesn't give us any more clues to that mystery, but it still sheds some interesting light on what we can expect from next week's adventure.

Back in the Fairy Tale Land that was, when Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) saves Snow White from drowning in the ocean's depths, Snow returns the favor by helping her new friend get acquainted with Prince Eric, with whom she has fallen madly in love with. Meanwhile, Emma, Mary Margaret, David and Hook attempt to save Neal, who is imprisoned in one of Pan's encampments, and Regina and Mr. Gold begrudgingly team up to find a way to take down Pan.

The fact that Emma, her parents, and Hook are all teamed up to save Neal suggests to us that Hook puts his romantic interests aside in favor of telling the team the truth about Neal's presence on the island. We hope we're right about that!

We're also very interested to see Regina and Rumple team up. Their dynamic is always great, and we haven't seen it for a while.

Are you excited for this episode? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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