@Midnight Dreary wrote:
^I hope those theories come true too. It would definitely up the stakes and add an extra element of danger to the situtation. Because right now, the two main villains are Rumpel and Regina. And we already know what their main objectives are. Rumpel wants to find Bae and Regina wants to get revenge on Snow. These are both selfish motives as opposed to Apocalyptic, end of the world motives. If the whole story is soley about those two motivations, then the story will lose an element of danger. We’ve already grown too emotionally attached to Regina and Rumpel. We know their backstories and their motivations, and they’ve become more sympathetic in our eyes. So, it’ll be difficult to view them as real, terrifying villains. I can’t fear someone who I already love. So, the theory of the other worlds bleeding into Storybrooke would give the story a real villain.
It would also bring the Mad Hatter and his magical hat back into the game. The writers introduced the concept of other worlds and dimensions for a reason. I think they’ll play a major part in the final battle.
That also puts Jefferson in a very interesting position. Jefferson is now the most sought after ally in Storybrooke. He has a genuinely powerful weapon: His hat. He has a way to escape. He has a way to abandon this whole mess. And I think Mr. Gold got lucky when Regina betrayed Jefferson in the finale. Now, Mr. Gold has a decent chance at gaining Jefferson as an ally.