The curse broke at the end of Once Upon a Time Season 1, and on Season 2 multiple outsiders — Greg and Tamara — have made their way into the previously undetectable town. Does that mean Storybrooke is now open to everyone, or can Greg and Tamara only see it because they have a special link to it?
Showrunner Adam Horowitz recently clarified this question on Twitter, explaining that the town's invisibility "lefted when Emma broke the curse. SB visible now."
Of course, this answer raises some new questions. Such as: Is it merely visible, or is it actually "on the map," so to speak. Is the town suddenly an official part of the US? Is the mailman going to start rolling through? And if it's not, won't someone one day notice that an entire town just popped up on satellite imagery? (We're picturing someone in the Google Maps headquarters freaking out.)
These may seem like idle questions, but they could have big implications for the town. If the curse breaking didn't magically make the entire town official, Greg and Tamara might not be the last of Storybrooke's outsider problems. In fact, some fans have wondered if Henry's adoption was actually legal, given that he was adopted by a woman living in a town that didn't exist to the outside world. Could that question come up now that Storybrooke is visible, or was it magically taken care of?
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Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.