Everything you need to know about the series finale including synopsis, promo, set photos, as well as the final Hot Seat of the series in this Spoilers-only podcast of Spoilers for 7×22 “Leaving Storybrooke”!
Wish Rumple’s evil plan is revealed and Regina realizes the only hope to stop him is by turning Wish Henry from his path for vengeance. Meanwhile, Tilly and Margot try to get help in Storybrooke. With his hope of ever being reunited with Belle fading, Weaver struggles to find a way to defeat his evil alter ego; and when Rogers’ life is threatened, he is faced with the ultimate sacrifice.
“Leaving Storybrooke” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, and directed by Ralph Hemecker. Guest starring in this episode are Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Jared Gilmore as Young Henry, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Tony Amendola as Marco, David Anders as Dr. Whale, Lee Arenberg as Leroy, Jack Davies as Pinocchio, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly, Tiera Skovbye as Robin/Margot and Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.
A lot has happened in the last promo for Once Upon a Time’s series finale, “Leaving Storybrooke”, with Henry being attacked by one of the Dark Knights until Prince Charming and Snow White coming in to help their grandson. We then see Snow White sitting at the roundtable talking about how this Rumplestiltskin has been dangerous in the past and is even more evil than they’ve ever seen, cutting then to Wish Rumple walking into a room with what looks like Henry all tied up. In then goes some quick flashes of Wish Rumple having Rumplestiltskin by the neck, Nook and Rumple fighting in the snow storm, then of Rumple saying that he will drag them all into the darkness but Nook will not give up; Nook fighting the Dark Knights with a sword, as well as Regina sword-fighting with Wish Henry, Alice getting sucked into a portal, Nook grabbing stuff on the table, Regina being held by a sword point by Wish Henry saying, “If I have to go out by showing you that there are people who love you, then that’s a worthy end for me” and, finally, all the guest stars we expect to see by the series finale.
As for the promotional photos for “Leaving Storybrooke” and because it’s the end, we got photos of more than one scene, several of which are photos of people at the big final scene that we talked about in the previous spoiler podcast. There’s one of Lucy wearing a dress in what looks like the rumored coronation for Regina, or did she eventually become the Queen of the Wish Realm? We also have photos of Cinderella in her fancy blue dress, arm in arm with Henry who is wearing a suit. Based on what we keep hearing about, the big final scene isn’t going to be a wedding, but rather a coronation of some sort.
In another photo, we got both Snow White and Prince Charming in one photo wearing their fancy Enchanted Forest clothing, as well as a few random photos including the two Henry’s standing next to each other, with Wish Realm Henry in his gold armour and chain mail, and present day Henry in his plaid and leather jacket. There’s also a big family shot of everyone standing around the round table, including Cinderella, Henry, Snow White, Prince Charming, Alice, Robin, Zelena and Regina; a couple of close up shots of the same scene with Regina and Zelena, and Alice and Robin. In another photo, there were several shots of Regina locked up and chained in a cave or dungeon. Perhaps she lose the sword fight with Wish Henry and he ended up locking her up?
There are also some photos of people in a room filled with books, probably still trying to figure out how to get rid of Wish Rumple. Finally, there were also a few shots of Snow White and Prince Charming in the Dark Knight outfit.
In a final Once Upon a Time ‘Hot Seat’ with the Entertainment Weekly, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz was asked a couple of questions, including a question about Regina’s light magic coming into play in the series finale, as well as whether the season 3 prophecy about the boy being Rumple’s undoing come back to play, and if the final episode will contain one last flashback of the Enchanted Forest with Snow, Charming and Regina, to which Eddy Kitsis answered, “Flashback? If that were re-phrased, we could answer it.” Maybe we’ll get to see a flash forward instead of a flashback?
Furthermore, the two were also asked if it’s the real Robin Hood we’re seeing in the finale to which, of course, the two answered very vaguely. Finally, among others, they were also asked if there will be a major character death in the finale, which we already all know who it is; Rumplestiltskin.
Join us in the spoiler section of the forum and talk about the upcoming series finale with us this Friday. ONCEPodcast Initial Reactions will also come back for one last time on Friday, 9:30pm. Jacqueline and Hunter will also be back for one last time to share their own Initial Reactions of the series finale next week before our full discussion in the same week.
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