You have all been speculating hard since the Season One Finale aired with regards the direction Season Two will go in. Below are just a few of the speculations and predictions that you have been sharing with us. Keep them coming.
I am thinking Mr. Gold's "price" for magic will be obsession. He will be so obsessed with winning over Regina and being more powerful than her - He will lose Belle because of it.
Submitted by GPMac
I see Jefferson opening up a whole new availabilty of movement between Storybrooke & Storybook. It was heavily stressed that the hat had great importance, but without magic, it was useless.
Jefferson left a big hole in his own story with the finale (His hatred of being burned yet again by Regina, the release of Belle, his Daughter still in a lerch) and as such, there could very well be an operating world back in Storybook.
Submitted by Pastor Guy
I feel they will still be trapped within the bubble of Storybrooke. Which was NOT what Rumple intended. He wanted to find his son. With the prospect of what was lost will be returned that leaves so much room to grow.
Will Bae feel a gravational pull and be drawn to Storybrooke? The Blue Fairie said she was on the 'right side of Magic', is she? Good/Evil is all about perception. Will Jefferson turn out to be a bad guy? Or does he get his Grace back and all is forgiven?
Regina has NOTHING to lose now so she will be even more horrible. The road to hell is paved with good Intentions. Does the town remember the last 28 years or are they lost all over again?
Emma also still owes a favor to Gold. Will she be one of the few that can leave and the favor will be to find Bae? That's what she does in life so I think so. She will not like what she finds, that much is clear. I feel that this whole series will be about the Redemption of Rumple.
Submitted by Sami H
I think Rumple may be surprised when the purple fog lifts. They may not be in FairyTale Land and / or they may not be together with the loved ones they were last hugging, newly found.
The clock reset back to 8:15, so they may be frozen in yet another land of magic. The characters have found their true selves, with FTL and Storybrooke memories, but I have a feeling the Eddy and Adam are going to splinter families again...
Submitted by Juliette
I was struck by Gold's line about magic coming back to Storybrooke. That would make Jefferson's hat work. So his hat is a way back to the Enchanted Forrest for those who want to go.
I believe that because of all the bad blood for what happened, many will want to fight it out. People will be Team Gold, Team Regina, and Team Snow and Charming.
With magic back the fight will be epic and brutal. Those who choose to leave are Team Switzerland. This is significant for the plot because Belle, being Team Rumpel Gives Up His Power, will choose to leave. So Belle is the price Rumpel pays. However being in the Enchanted Forrest allows for a happy ending at a later time.
Submitted by Woodrow
Mr. Gold said he used a drop of True Love on the parchment upon which the curse was written. Did he incorporate other hidden alterations in the curse? Like the one where everyone stayed in Storybrook once the curse was broken. Did he exempt himself from the "true love breaks all curses" clause? How unpredictable will magic be in Storybrook?
I think Belle will stay with Rumple for a while until she gets tired of his deals that turn out badly for others.
I think Pinocchio will start out wooden and become a "real boy" again.
I think Regina will use her magic to maintain her stranglehold on the inhabitants of Storybrook, driving them to Mr. Gold.
I think Grace will reunite with her father and Jefferson will use his hat to travel between worlds. I think he will bring the Queen of Hearts to this world to do battle with Regina.
I think Emma will have trouble relating to her parents but will try to be a good mother for Henry. I also think Emma, the product of True Love, will begin to be able to use the magic in her much the way Tabitha (Bewitched) did when she was a baby. I think she will gain more and more control over her magic as the season progresses.
I think that Jefferson and Emma will travel to the different worlds to recruit help to battle Regina. I think Peter Pan and Tinkerbell will enter the picture this way. Maybe even Aslan?
Greek and Roman mythology could also be introduced next season. Maybe even Norse, India Indian and American Indian mythology.
Submitted by Kathryn
I think, a lot of new characters will be appear in season 2. Maybe we will discover who's Henry's father, and what happened to Rumple's son.
I wonder what Regina and Rumple will do now that they have their powers again. Will Rumple choose magic over Belle again? We will see.
And I wonder, what magic Emma has? She has the power love of a mother, but Mr. Gold told her, that she's more powerful than she thinks. And we all know, love is the most powerful magic of all, that breaks any curse in the whole world.
Submitted by Andro
A Fan Theory by Gareth Hughes
With regards Snow's proposal to "take back the kingdom", I feel we will see those events unfold in season two.
I think the reason King George/D.A Spencer is in Storybrooke and not a character who was killed off, is to provide Regina with a mighty ally in season two.
Spencer will now have his memories of what Snow and Charming did to him back in FTL. He will be out for blood and will turn to Regina for support in overthrowing them once and for all.
Season two will focus on revenge. FTL stories will follow the events leading to King George and the Queen's ultimate downfall, while the Storybrooke focus will parallel FTL with Regina and Spencer joining forces.
By Amy Hood - @Amylia403
While we are all suffering from OUAT withdrawal, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at season 1. I’m sure we can all agree that it was quite a ride from beginning to end, and has brought together a huge online family here at Once Upon A Fan.
People from all over the world have become a tight knit community, all brought together by one great show. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way………
Evil is the New Black
Let’s face it, Rumple and Regina are the Rock Stars of Fairytale Land. Who else could rock crocodile skin, leather, and feathers quite like them? They are proof positive that one can be terrified and completely enamored at the same time. Turn a man into a snail and step on him? Kill your own father? Frame Mary Margaret for murder? Yep…and we love them more with each evil deed. And Maleficent? The lady can turn into a fire breathing dragon! The fact that she is Regina’s “only friend” should terrify people all over the world, and yet wouldn’t we all kill for just 5 minutes gossiping with her?
A Fan Theory by Gareth Hughes
If you haven't watched the sneak peeks for this Sunday's episode, stop reading now as my comments will contain spoilers.
In the sneak peeks, we assumed that Regina was going to use the last bit of magic she had to go on 'one last journey'. We assume it is her and Jefferson that is taking the journey but what if we are wrong. What if Regina is plotting to use the hat to send Emma on a one way trip.
Recent interviews have mentioned that Regina is scheming to exile Emma.. What if this is how she does it? By sending her to another world.
Maybe Regina will promise Jefferson a reunion with his daughter if he goes along with some dastardly plan to rid Storybrooke of Emma. Blinded by love and desperation, Jefferson may allow himself to once again be used by the Queen.
Also since the title of the finale is A Land Without Magic, and since Jefferson told Emma she had magic, could the title imply this ending as well. That the magic from Storybrooke would be removed if Emma was exiled.
We know these writers love to send characters on long and emotional journeys, especially by tearing them apart and having them reunite much further down the line. Maybe the curse will be broken at the end of season one but will Emma be around to be Storybrooke's saviour?