On the first half of Once Upon a Time Season 3 we finally met Ariel, charmingly played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher. Although the show is already over packed with characters, we liked this take on the world's most famous mermaid enough to hope she continues to play a role when the show return for the winter/spring season.

Will our wish be granted?

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You betcha! E! Online recently caught up with JoAnna, who confirmed that she is returning to the show — in fact, she's heading back to Vancouver to film quite soon.

"Ariel's coming back," she explained. She added that she doesn't know a lot about what's happening next, now that Storybrooke seems to be gone, but she did have this to say: "I may have found my prince charming, but I think that, you know, you might need a little naive mermaid to come back in town, maybe stir up some business."

OK, so it's not a ton to go on, but it's still exciting to imagine what part Ariel may play in the rest of the season. In her chat with E!, JoAnna mentioned that "Storybrooke is gone," but the way she talks about coming back into "town" makes us wonder if the magical town isn't back already. Though maybe she means a town in the Enchanted Forest...

Are you looking forward to more Ariel? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: E! Online

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!