The rolling purple smoke, classic storybook characters with murky pasts, dark arts and crafts — it’s just part of what I heart about ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
For the uninitiated, OUAT, as it’s known around the internets, is a fairy tale drama series created by Lost and Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, its residents are characters from assorted fairy tales who were transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their memories by a powerful curse unleashed by a very evil queen.
Spoilers abound from here. Just so you know.
Through subsequent seasons, memories have been returned, love triangles formed, alliances forged, enemies made, tangled family trees discovered (Peter Pan is actually Rumplestiltskin’s father, one-time Lost Boy Baelfire’s grandfather, and Henry’s great-grandfather), and hijinks — ranging from innocent to nefarious — have ensued.
On Sunday’s spellbinding winter finale, danger will be lurking at every turn, thanks to a conniving Peter Pan who takes Disney’s carefree flying hero and turns him into something evil and intensely twisted. Mainly because of his dark penchant for body snatching, heart ripping and shadow stealing.
And the darkness will only continue to grow, since Pan is dead set on rebooting Storybrooke into Neverland 2.0 by loosing the curse anew. As for whether or not he succeeds in defeating the townsfolk in his quest for ultimate domination? #PanNeverFails. Or does he…
I sat down with Robbie Kay, who plays Neverland’s most dangerous resident, to talk about what it’s like to play such a villainous Pan, and whether or not things will end up happily ever after.
Once Upon a Time‘s midseason finale airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, and picks up again on Sunday, March 9.
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