No, they straight up said “nope” when asked if there were plans for JMo to return for more than one episode. Doesn’t mean that plans can’t be made at some point in the future, but let’s not add words into A and E’s mouth.
They have not planned the finale. Which is probably when JMO and the others would return. So I imagine that is what happened. They have not planned the finale nor could they ask JMO just yet when it’s 7 months from now. That’s not how this would work.
Personally, I’m not sure Emma is dead but they need to come up with a fairly reasonable excuse for why she’s not with the rest of the gang helping Henry, especially since we know Adult!Henry sends for his family to help him in UniverseB EF. Why didn’t Emma go? And why isn’t she looking for Hook, Rumple, Regina and Henry *now* after this new curse was cast? She was a bail bonds person and then a sheriff on top of being a magical Savior. To not have her help Henry first and then to not have her actively looking for her family would be…bizarre.
Well I’ve got a good excuse. That scene with her, Henry, and Hook in the woods that is supposed to have a good surprise. Probably her announcing to the boys that she’s pregnant. That could be a very good reason why she’s not with the others, cause she’s pregnant. We also don’t know how long they’ve been cursed but I imagine time moves very different in EF 2. For all we know by the finale when Hook returns Emma will be ready to give birth or something.
Another thing could be Hook and her decided that they can’t both go because they have a child together and they don’t want that child to be left an orphan. So Hook, Emma’s husband decides to go in Emma’s place to go help his step son while Emma is at home with the CS baby/toddler, etc. Emma trusts Hook, so she would trust him with his task.
She’d probably figure he’d be gone for a while and we don’t know how much time has past. I doubt much time has passed in SB tbh.
I didn’t think they were going to kill off Emma either, but now that they are thinking about possibly keeping the show going for years, they might.
Just cause they’re thinking about keeping the show for years doesn’t mean our returning regulars will be sticking around. I firmly believe this is a transitional season and should this show get an 8th season this will be the last for Colin, Bobby, and Lana. The only one that could stay is Lana cause Regina’s happy ending would probably be wherever Henry is. But for Hook and Rumple HH is not part of their happy ending. Their happy endings are their true loves and families. They would not stay in HH’s. Especially in Hook’s when he knows what his sense of loss is aka separation from Emma.
And from that perspective–the needing to solve the elephant in the room perspective–it’s easier to have had her die at some point during the 20 yr gap.
I highly doubt it’s been 20 years. I’m very sure time runs very different in EF 2 and Henry aging is gonna be explained by the fact that he jumped through realms a lot.
He wouldn’t be able to feel loss or like something is “off” if she was dead? Only if they are separated? That’s not how emotions work.
No that’s not what I said. What I said was he can feel something is off, a sense of loss. That loss is Emma and him being separated from her. If she was dead he would not feel loss. He would feel empty.
On the show Hook and Emma can feel each other. This happened during the Underworld arc and Emma could no longer feel Hook when she was alive and he was dead in 5×21. She even said it, that she could not feel him anymore during her speech. This also happened in the S6 finale. So the fact that he can feel a sense of loss means Emma is still alive, they’re just separated. Emma is probably in SB with their child.
I also highly doubt it’s been a long time. I imagine veyr little time has passed cause as we saw Lucy did not age in the finale. So only a few months may have passed and we all know these writers suck with their timelines and seasons could take place all within the span of a month or two. So the reason Emma could not be helping Henry is because she can’t cause she’s pregnant and with Regina and Rumple out of SB, Emma is the only thing that can protect SB from anything that happens. As I imagine Zelena probably went back to Oz. Zelena and Emma would be the only beings with magic left in SB to protect it. So maybe that’s why Emma stayed. Cause Regina is going and she trusts her husband to go in her place.