"Once Upon a Time" Season 7 won't feel as magical without so many of the original fairy tale characters, but at least we know Jennifer Morrison's Emma Swan will return for one more "emotional curtain call." Let's just hope it won't be too emotional.
Entertainment Weekly got the scoop and two photos of Emma's return in Season 7, Episode 2, titled "A Pirate's Life." As that title suggests, it's a Captain Hook-centric episode, which will reveal what happened to the pair after the Season 6 finale.
Co-showrunner Edward Kitsis assured EW they won't be messing with the past:
"What we're not doing is a flashback story where we're seeing stuff prior to, or during, the previous six seasons. We're moving forward past the end of Season 6, seeing what happened with Emma and Hook, and how it relates to the events in Hyperion Heights. It's an emotional curtain call."
OK, but just make sure Emma gets to stay happy. She worked hard to earn the joy of that Season 6 finale ending.
Anyway, the new Episode 2 photos tease Emma having reunions with Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and her now much-older son Henry (Andrew J. West).
The Season 7 premiere is titled "Hyperion Heights," which is also the name of the new setting, with O'Donoghue previously revealing that Hook is now a Seattle police officer:
"When we meet Hook at the start of the season, he is a uniform cop in Seattle. He's different from any of the other 10 different Hooks that I've played. I describe that there's a sense of loss there in the guy and he just doesn't know what it is that's missing. He's striving in some way to find who he is still, yet the Hook that we meet is trying to be the best uniform cop that he can be and do the right thing, but as is the case on 'Once Upon a Time,' it's more complicated than that."
"Once Upon a Time" starts Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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