“At the end of last year, Mr. Gold said magic was coming. Now that magic is here, it always comes with a price. In the finale, we’ll see that price,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells me.
Could the price be something specific to Rumple, as opposed to something that affects the whole town? Like…he brought magic back, which meant that Snow and Emma got sucked down the hat, which meant they had to open the portal to get back, which meant that Hook ended up in town…could Rumple’s price for bringing back magic be the discovery that his son and his enemy were friends in Neverland, and now they’ve been reunited? Seriously, talk about ironic, if Rumple’s been doing everything he can to reunite himself with Bae, and then he ends up reuniting Hook with Bae.