Once Upon A Time creators talk season 2
Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis talked to the LA Times about the show and what’s coming up
AH: I’d say what you saw in the pilot and the premiere of Season Two is indicative of the themes of this season which is what will a parent do for her child? What is sacrifice? Season 1, you have a character, Emma, who has been alone. You see her blowing out a lonely candle on her birthday. Coming to the end of the season, where she makes a big leap of faith for her kid. And now in this season, we have that family and we’ll learn what it means to be a mother, to have a child.
EK: I think another big theme for Season 2 is identity. Everyone got their identity back at the end of last year, but now this curse, in a lot of ways, gives you a second chance. So for Leroy, who was Grumpy, it makes him remember he was Grumpy, but he was once Dreamy and who does he want to be now? The Evil Queen is broken. Last year she had a choice between saving her curse or saving her son and she chose saving her son. So now that her heart is back, what path does she take? Will Rumpel follow a path to redeem himself? Will he fall in love with Belle or will he once again make bad decisions? So Emma was the savior, but her job’s done, so what’s her identity now?
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They also had a chat with TVLine
TVLINE | If Emma’s now a believer and the curse is lifted, what is your narrative engine for Season 2? What will power you through the first batch of episodes?
HOROWITZ | Part of it’s going to be how Nucky retains power over the boardwalk.
KITSIS | We’re just going to borrow from other shows.
HOROWITZ | But that’s an excellent question, and in many ways the premiere this year is a new pilot, which is to say we take this show that hopefully you enjoyed last season and spin it in a direction that is both familiar and new. The show to us was never about breaking the curse and getting memories back. It was about larger conflicts – some of which were introduced last season, and some of which we’ll introduce very soon. They will center on all of our major players from last year, and yet there are some new people coming aboard. It’s all in service of this larger story we’ve been telling, centered on Snow White, Charming, their daughter Emma and their relationship with the Queen and Rumplestiltskin.
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