The return of Once Upon a Time Season 2 is almost here (Season 2, Episode 10: “The Cricket Game” airs January 6), and we’ve already compiled a list of spoilers for you to enjoy. But the sneak peeks reveal even more about the big return.
To help pass the time between now and the episode, we've taken a close look at the sneak peeks. Here are the seven most interesting things we've learned.
1. Emma extends goodwill towards Regina. In this first sneak peek, everyone gathers to celebrate Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Snow's (Ginnifer Goodwin) return ... and we mean everyone. It turns out Emma actually invited Regina (Lana Parrilla) to the party!
2. But the rest of the town hasn't changed their minds. Based on the reaction of the other townsfolk when Regina shows up in the clip, it looks like Emma might still be one of the few people willing to give her a second chance.
3. Henry and Emma are still working out their relationship. In this sneak peek, Emma tries to mom it up with Henry (Jared Gilmore), much to his confusion. We have a feeling it's going to take a little time for them to figure out exactly what their relationship is.
4. Oh yeah, and Archie DIES?! In the same sneak peek, Emma and Ruby (Meghan Ory) find Archie (Raphael Sbarge) collapsed in his office. Is he really dead?
5. Emma eventually thinks Regina did it. The synopsis for the episode says everyone thinks Regina murdered a beloved fairy tale character (presumably Archie), except Emma, who suspects she's innocent. However, something must change her mind, because in this sneak peek she says Snow and Charming (Josh Dallas) were right, Regina did do it, and she's going to go lock her up, magic be damned. What changes her mind?
6. In the flashbacks, Regina is still uber evil. In this flashback clip, we learn that Regina is refusing to surrender the kingdom, even though Snow and Charming's armies are overwhelming.
7. Do they catch her with fairy dust? So, how do Snow and Charming bring Regina down in the flashback? We suspect it has to do with fairy dust, because in the sneak peek where Emma thinks Regina is guilty, Charming mentions that fairy dust can stop Regina's magic — "it has before."
Read more OUAT spoilers here.
Once Upon a Time Season 2 returns on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.