Crazily enough, Once Upon a Time Season 2 is now well past its halfway point. We're about to head into March, and after that, it's April, and next thing you know it's May, aka finale season. Where does the time go?
The point is, things are starting to pick up steam. Season 2, Episode 14: "Manhattan" answered a ton of questions, and also brought up some new ones. That left us thinking about what other questions we're hoping to see addressed before the season is done.
Obviously, we don't expect every OUAT mystery to be solved this year. We watched Lost, we know the drill. But here are the five things we're most looking forward to hopefully having answered by the end of this season.
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Where else did Neal go? In the Canadian promo for Season 2, Episode 15: "The Queen Is Dead," we learn that Nealfire has been to other lands besides ours and the one he came from. We' hope we'll get at least basic outline of his past adventures this year.
What, exactly, is August's deal? As we've pointed out before, we still don't know how August knows so much about the curse, Neal, and Rumple (Robert Carlyle). We also don't know where he peaced off to at the beginning of the season. We do know he's coming back later this year, and we really hope the writers use his return as a chance to clear up some of these questions.
WTF are you up to, Greg? We confidently believe Greg (Ethan Embry) will become a major player by the end of the season. We can't wait to learn exactly who this outsider is, why he's so obsessed with magic, and what exactly he expects to do with the proof he's collecting.
What is Rumple and Cora's backstory? We won't comment on how much of this gets cleared up in Season 2, Episode 16: "The Miller's Daughter" — which we've seen — but based on what has been shown on TV so far, we have a lot of questions. How did Cora (Barbara Hershey) become Rumple's magical apprentice? Why did she kiss him? How does Regina (Lana Parrilla) factor in? Could she be his daughter, as some fans theorize?
What's the deal with Emma's magic? We suspect Emma (Jennifer Morrison) will be continually discovering new powers as the series progresses, but we would love it if there was more clarity around what she can and can't do — if she has any limits at all — by the end of the season.
What questions do you want answered this year?
Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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