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It really does sound like so much is hinging on the contracts of some of the leads. Rebooting a show that has been established for several seasons, to the point where ratings are already dipping, with a new crew is extremely hard (look at current show Sleepy Hollow that had a pretty big shake up at the end of its third season—even though lead actor stayed on, it didn’t help the floundering ratings).
I’m starting to seriously wonder if this whole “Gideon killing Emma” plot was really a precaution in case JMo doesn’t sign. If she doesn’t sign–Emma will die a Savior’s death and S7 is about recovering from that. If she does sign–Emma defeated fate and S7 is the big end to it all.
If contract renewals don’t go the way they want them to, then the network may be reluctant with that proposed Season 7 idea. It would be similar to what happened with Castle’s cancellation. They were prepping for another Season, but the problem was that co-lead Stana Katic wouldn’t return. There was fan backlash at the idea of continuing the show without her, so ultimately it was cancelled. So ultimately it seems like OUAT’s future is largely down to contract negotiations.