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Once Upon a Time Season 2 is overflowing with new characters, but we won't say no to one more especially when the newbie has an important connection to one of the most fascinating current cast members.

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TVLine reports that Chad Michael Collins — who you may know from ABC's Last Resort — has been cast as none other than Dr. Whale's (David Anders) younger brother, Gerhardt.

In previous spoilers, Gerhardt has been described as "a handsome, idealistic military man in his late 20s, with a family he loves," and TVLine adds that he's "the kind of son any parent would be proud of." So a bit different from the mad scientist Frankenstein.

In Season 2, Episode 5: “The Doctor,” we learned that Frankenstein was trying to reanimate a brother of his who had died. Is Gerhardt said brother? The glowing descriptions certainly makes him sound like the kind of family member one would go to great lengths to save, so it's very possible, though we suppose he could also be a different brother, perhaps one who disapproves of Whale's experiments.

If Gerhardt is the brother Whale was trying to bring back to life, will we see him in a flashback to before he died, or is it possible we'll be seeing him after he's brought back to life?

Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next new episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TVLine

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