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Dr. Whale/Frankenstein (David Anders) has always been one of our favorite characters on Once Upon a Time (call it the David Anders effect), so we're thrilled that he's getting his own backstory episode with Season 2, Episode 12: “In the Name of the Brother” (January 20).

In this sneak peek of the episode, we're taken back to his black-and-white world, where we learn that he had a hot, kind, accomplished brother. Unfortunately, the cool sibling was balanced by a total dick of a father who didn't believe in his work.

Based on this clip, plus what we've learned about Whale in the past, we pretty convinced the nice brother is going to die, and then Victor is going to obsess over bringing him back to life until he does, to disastrous results. Or is that too obvious? OUAT does like to add twists to classic tales...



Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.