"Once Upon A Time" returns to ABC ON Sunday September 29. The third season will pick up with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Joshua Dallas), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), Rumpelstilskin a.k.a Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) and Regina a.k.a the Evil Queen (Lana Parilla) going to rescue Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) from an evil Peter Pan. Henry's family have joined up with Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) onboard the Jolly Roger and are headed toward Neverland. At the end of season 2 we learned that the malevolent Peter Pan has been wanting Henry but the reason is not yet known.
When episode one of season three premieres (1.) viewers will start to get an idea as to what it is Pan wants with Henry. However you'll have to keep watching all 11 episodes in order to fully understand Peter Pan's intentions. With Henry's father Neal (Michael Raymond James) we pick up right where we left off at the end of season two. After being shot by Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green) and then falling into a magic portal Neal wakes up in the enchanted forest. He is discovered by Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Princess Aurora (Sarah Bolger).
(2.) Throughout the season Neal and Mulan (possibly Aurora, although there have been no promo photos with her) will team up. They will come across another legendary hero Robin Hood (Sean Maguire). Hood will play some role in helping Neal get back to Emma, however Neal has no idea at the end of season two that Emma and the rest of the crew are heading to Neverland. Meanwhile in (3) Neverland Rumpelstilskin is feeling threatened by one of the lost boys. The lost boy tries to warn Rumple that if he goes up against Peter Pan he is sure to die.
Rumple tells the lost boy he should not be worried about his survival but the number of lost boys Rumple plans to take down with him. The lost boys work for Peter Pan going after the children he chooses to bring to Neverland. As Rumpelstilskin and the lost boy are about to walk away from each other the boy throws something down at Rumple's feet. Whatever the object is it has come from the sorcerer's past and brings him to tears. Perhaps it is something that belonged to his son? We know Neal ended up in Neverland at one point when he left the enchanted forest.
Speaking of Rumpelstilskin his love interest (4.) Belle (Emilie de Raven) is back in Storybrooke and she will be developing her own arc this season. Show creator Adam Horowitz told WetPaint.com that Belle's role this season "becomes clear early on and is something we're really excited to reveal." There is going to be a new Mayor of Storybrooke this season. Now that the Mayor Regina has been revealed as the Evil Queen the people of Storybrooke probably don't want her as their mayor anymore. Perhaps Belle will become mayor.
Other "Once Upon A Time" spoilers include a few of new characters. (5) Besides Robin Hood, Ariel the mermaid and Tinker Belle will join the cast. A familiar face that will not be returning to "Once Upon A Time" this season is Meghan Ory who plays Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Ruby. Ory's character has not been seen much in season two. She had one episode dedicated to her character but after that her appearance has been scarce. Ory began to look for new roles and left "Once Upon A Time" to star in the CBS pilot "Intelligence."
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