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