Update 12/18: Full synopsis added.
Once Upon a Time Season 2 doesn't come back until 2013 (it returns on January 6), and every second we have to wait is painful.
Fortunately, we now know what's coming up on Season 2, Episode 10: “The Cricket Game,” which at least means we have something to speculate about while we wait.
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ABC released the following synopsis for the episode:
Regina is accused of murdering one of the town's most beloved fairytale characters — but only Emma senses that she may be innocent. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, after capturing the Evil Queen, Snow White and Prince Charming set about planning her public execution in order to rid the land of her murderous tyranny.
Okay, first of all: Has someone else has been killed? It would seem so, since Regina (Lana Parrilla) is accused of murder, though perhaps a character goes missing but isn't actually dead.
Either way, it's very interesting that Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is on Regina's side — and that she's alone in that. We wonder if Henry (Jared Gilmore) has something to do with Emma giving Regina the benefit of the doubt, or if when the synopsis says Emma's the "only one" that means even Henry thinks his mom did it.
We also wonder if Emma's belief in Regina's innocence has to do with her "superpower" of knowing when people are lying. Hmmm...
Our guess is that if someone is dead (or even kidnapped), the real culprit will turn out to be Cora (Barbara Hershey) and/or Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), since they've been set up as the big bads of the season so far.
We're also interested in seeing Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) take on Regina in the flashback. That sounds like some epic fun. Though a public execution seems a bit harsh for our charming heroes, right?
Here's a question: How does Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket (Raphael Sbarge) factor into any of this? We assume he's involved because of the episode title... We just hope he isn't killed!
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Once Upon a Time Season 2 returns on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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