On Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 5: “The Doctor,” we finally learned that the mysterious Dr. Whale (David Anders) is actually Doctor Frankenstein. Based on recent casting spoilers, it sounds like we'll be learning a lot more about this character when the show returns in January.

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As we've previously reported, Dr. Whale's brother, Gerhardt, has been cast. It looks like he's not the only member of the Frankenstein family we'll meet, either. TVLine reports that Gregory Itzin has been cast as Frankenstein's father. Both he and Gerhardt are set to appear on Episode 12, which we assume will be Whale/Frankenstein-centric.

Gregory Itzin is a talented actor with a storied TV career that includes roles on Covert Affairs, The Mentalist, Big Love, and 24, so we're excited to see what he'll bring to the table on OUAT. Even more exciting is the promise of learning more about the mysterious Dr. Whale, who remains one of the most intriguing characters on the show.

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Once Upon a Time Season 2 returns on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TVLine

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