The finale of Once Upon a Time Season 5 opens several possibilities for Season 6, but two things are for sure: the Evil Queen is back and new characters are coming.
In the two-hour Season 5 finale of Once Upon a Time series, Regina (Lana Parrilla) uses a potion given by Hyde to separate herself from the Evil Queen. She successfully gets rid of her evil alter ego and crushes her heart. But the Evil Queen reappears in New York where she rips out the heart of a man and proclaims that she’s back.
When Regina and the others return to Storybrooke, they discover that Hyde has taken over after Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and enters a deal with him to know Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) whereabouts. As the new ruler, Hyde promises to bring to life characters from the Land of Untold Stories. Given that they’re coming from Untold Stories, it can be presumed that they’re not exactly the most cheerful characters.
With that said, the final episode suggests that two main baddies will wreak havoc in Storybrooke in Once Upon a Time Season 6—the Evil Queen and Hyde.
OUAT co-creator Adam Horowitz tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Season 5 finale “sets the table for what season six will be.”
“The paradigm for what season six will be is a little bit different than what we’ve done the last few years, and we’re very excited by it,” Horowitz teases. “It involves our core group of characters, Storybrooke and flashing back to other realms.”
He adds that Once Upon a Time Season 6 will be “a little something old and something new.”
Speaking to Hollywood Life, Parrilla also reveals what will happen to Hook, Snow, Prince Charming, and Zelena in the next season.
“They get pulled into this portal and enter this new world that we haven’t seen. They’ll encounter new characters and some new villains,” Parrilla previews. Two of these characters include a patient in an institution and his “overbearing warden.” The guessing game continues, however, as no new Once Upon cast members were revealed.
Looks like Once Upon a Time Season 6 will be one helluva ride!