There are so many characters in Once Upon a Time that you can’t always count on your favorites showing up in any given episode even if they are a member of the main cast. (Heck, Rumple is one of the central characters of the show and he wasn’t even in the last episode!) In a regular episode, the absence of your faves is sad, but in the season finale, it is downright tragic. So, which two fan favorites did OUAT co-creator Adam Horowitz confirm would be in the Season 2 finale?

Regina (Lana Parilla) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin)! Okay, the former was pretty much a given — but Adam divulged not only Regina’s appearance in the finale, but that her role would be a big one. Regina has pretty much abandoned her stab at redemption. Could she finally take her revenge against the Charmings and take Henry back in the season finale?

As for Belle, we haven’t seen much of her since Hook shot her, sending her across the town line and erasing her memories as a fairy tale creature. Now, she goes by the name Lacey (or, as Emilie refers to her, “Racy Lacey”). We think the next episode (Season 2, Episode 19: “Lacey”) is going to be a big one for her, given that her name is the title, but we’re not sure how. The promo for the ep (that doesn’t air until April 21) reveals next to nothing besides a tease that Robin Hood may be making an appearance. Could Belle have known Robin? Will that come into play in the season finale?

There are just four episodes left in the season (and the last two are the two-part finale), but we still have no idea what the finale will look like. There are many factors at play in Storybrooke. Besides the normal quasi-villains Rumple and Regina, we also have co-conspirators Greg and Tamara as wildcards to worry about. And don’t forget, Hook is M.I.A., which is never a good thing.

What do you think the finale will look like and how will Regina and Belle come into play in it? Let us know your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.