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At the beginning of Once Upon a Time Season 2, we learned that the curse was broken, but it wasn't totally gone: The fairy-tale characters still couldn't leave Storybrooke without losing their memories. Now, based on this preview for the winter half of the season, it appears the curse is finally, truly, broken in every way.

In the preview, we see Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) cross the line out of town with apparently no ill effect — which makes sense, since we know he'll be working on a spell to do just that around Season 2, Episode 11: “The Outsider.”

Does this mean some of the characters are going to enter the real world? And at the end of the promo, when Gold appears to tell Emma that she's going to "come with [him]," does that mean to somewhere outside of Storybrooke?

We know Gold will want to seek out his son, Baelfire, once he can leave town. Maybe he asks Emma to come with him to help on his quest? Maybe he'll even call in the favor she owes him...

Check it out below!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Once Upon a Time Season 2 Winter Promo: Gold's Success (VIDEO)

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

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