Once Upon A Time

It’s time for the cast of ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ to get their happily ever after seven seasons.  The show was revamped this past year with a new setting and characters but for the big finale, several of the show’s original cast members are returning to bid adieu to Storybrook.

You can get a glimpse of the final episode in these pictures:

Intriguingly, you can see Jared Gilmore and Andrew J. West are pictured together.  Gilmore originated the role of Henry Mills from the beginning, but when the show was rebooted, West was brought in as an older version of Henry.  Somehow they will share the screen together, but we’ll have to wait until the episode airs to learn how this happens.

You can also see Snow White (Gennifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) are reunited.  Show creator Edward Katsis discussed their post-modern approach to one of the least independent Disney princesses:

“We wanted her to pull a sword and not be a damsel in distress, and that is what people respect about Snow White — she’s a fearless warrior for good.”

Goodwin added:

“At the time that we made the pilot, no one was doing anything like this.  Honestly, these guys wrote a truly female-driven show. It was instrumental then in my choosing to take the part.  I hope that Once is remembered as being groundbreaking, that it’s remembered as being representative of the strongest kinds of complex and beautiful women.”

Colin O’Donoghue, who plays Captain Hook on the show said:

“Even though it’s about fairy-tale characters, the writers have written [the show] in such a way that really goes to the heart of everybody. That’s hopefully where it will endure… There’s been a couple of times where people have said that they were so desperately alone that they’ve considered taking their own lives.  Through the show, they’ve met other people who felt the same way and realized they’re not alone. That blows me away.”

Lana Parrilla, who plays the vampy villain-turn-hero Regina (a.k.a. Snow White’s wicked stepmother) discussed her iconic role:

“Regina is a very hopeful character because she’s so flawed and complex.  Following Regina’s journey over the years, we’ve seen that she’s made some mistakes, but she picks herself back up. I think she’s an inspiration to many, including myself; I’ve learned so much from her… It makes me sad that something so positive on television is being taken off the air when we need it most.  It breaks my heart.”

Katsis stated:

“We saved Regina’s happy ending for the end.  Her journey has really been watching somebody confront the demons within and emerge on the other side a better person.”

Parilla added:

“I know everyone’s been waiting for Regina’s happy ending and no one really could define what that is, and no one really knew what it was going to look like, and nor did I.  Once Robin died, it was really hard to foresee another love in her life. But I’m happy with where her happy ending is at.”

The series finale of ‘Once Upon A Time’ is broken up into two episodes.  The first airs this Friday on ABC at 8pm EST, with the second airing the next week on May 18.

Are you sad to say goodbye to this fantasy series?

Source: Entertainment Weekly