Once Upon a Time Just Killed Off A Major Character, But Things Are About to …

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5 tantalizing teases and tidbits about the ‘Once Upon a Time’ winter finale.

From Camelot to Neverland, the show has never quite been able to sustain itself when it’s simply Storybrooke, as much as some of the better stories have been rooted there. In the show’s winter finale, Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and his team of Dark Ones planned to take everyone to the underworld so they could rule Storybrooke, but things took a dramatic turn just before they descended into hell.VANCOUVER, Canada — Another epic winter finale for ABC’s Once Upon a Time is headed our way, but the episode title, “Swan Song,” gives the impression that someone’s future may be on very shaky ground.

Emma (Jennifer Morrison) originally wanted to channel all the darkness into Excalibur and sacrifice herself to save her loved ones, but Dark Hook stole the sword so she couldn’t follow through. There were many crazy moments throughout the big finale, but here are the five most shocking ones — from a killer flashback to the emotional moment that we’ll be reeling from for the next three months. In last week’s episode, Dark Hook summoned all the Dark Ones, including Nimue, to basically make sure darkness will rule over light, but we’ll have to see if Emma can somehow rid herself of her own darkness, defeat her lover and, along with the help of her friends and family, be victorious.

To get prepped for what we’ll be seeing this Sunday, Jennifer Morrison (Emma) and Colin O’Donoghue (Hook) gave Mashable some scoop about the winter finale — and beyond — straight from the Vancouver set. Gilmore) on the line? (CTV, ABC at 8) The Bridge: The holiday movie glut continues with this one based on a novel by bestselling American author Karen Kingsbury.

The bigger (and more interesting) question at stake is the fact that now that we’re in the Underworld, how many previously dead characters are going to get a chance to return? The Bridge is the name of the Tennessee bookstore where erstwhile lovers Molly (Katie Findlay of The Killing and How to Get Away With Murder) and Ryan (Wyatt Nash) reunite after tragedy strikes owners Charlie and Donna (Ted McGinley and Faith Ford). (Hallmark at 8) Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert: You might have heard that Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 on Dec. 12 were he still alive. We’ve already had confirmations of past-dead characters like Cruella and Cora, though both of those characters are supposedly strictly for the show’s 100th episode.

Years later, the Evil Queen tries to get Hook to kill Cora, and to test if he’d be up for the task, she finds his deadbeat dad and tells Hook to kill him. Hook and his dad actually end up making amends after a heart-to-heart, but then after seeing dad with his new son, Hook comes unhinged and murders his pop instead.

After Hook finally realized (thanks to that flashback with his father, Papa Hook) the man he wanted to be had to save Storybrooke from the Darkness, his true love Emma and her family, he sacrificed himself in order to do so. In this 2003 charmer of a Christmas movie, Buddy (Will Ferrell), a man raised as an elf at the North Pole, is sent to New York to be reunited with his real father (James Caan). The cast list includes veterans Bob Newhart and Ed Asner, Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) as Buddy’s love interest and a pre-Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage as a surly author whom Buddy mistakes for a fellow elf (Global at 9) The Leftovers: Something bad is coming to the town of Miracle, Texas, in the form of rogue Guilty Remnant member Meg (Liv Tyler) with a trailer of explosives and (SPOILER ALERT!) the three girls who went missing at the beginning of the season, now members of the GR. Given the twists and turns viewers have already seen, it seems just about anything could happen in this Season 2 finale. (HBO at 9) Rogue: It’s Season 3 finale time for this Vancouver-shot undercover police drama. Unsurprisingly, the man of the hour (Hook) had a backstory that took us back in time to when he was just a wee lad aboard a pirate ship, traveling with his brother and father.

Unlike many shows that try to hide the true fate of a killed-off character, it seems like Emma is hellbent on saving Hook, and it’s very likely that this wasn’t the last Once saw of the pirate. A couple of Canadian actors are at the centre of the action as Harper (Sarah Carter, Falling Skies) keeps Patrick (Sergio Di Zio, Flashpoint) contained.

During a storm, Hook wakes up scared, and his father Brennan (EastEnders’ Adam Croasdell) comes in and reassures him. “Whenever you feel scared, all you have to do is look inside your heart,” he tells his son, before asking him, “what kind of man are you going to be?” Predictably, Hook wants to be just like his brave dad, but maybe that’s not such a good person to emulate: When Hook wakes up, he finds out his father has abandoned him (he was a fugitive, and, well, he could’ve gotten caught at the next port). Not quite as manic and not as extreme, but it’s fun to get to play that again.” Morrison added, “It’s just been such a pleasure to work on and I felt so grateful for the opportunity and also just to enjoy the collaborative process with Eddy and Adam. Also, Marlon (Derek Luke) is arrested for Talia’s murder and Ethan (Cole Hauser) strikes a new deal with Marty (Richard Schiff), who learns Marlon has betrayed him. (TMN at 9) Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: This series from Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), which has been compared to Sex and the City and Designing Women, returns for what’s described as a “salacious” second season.

Abby (Lisa Edelstein) becomes the face of divorce for chic website SheShe but is once again living a lie given her relationship with estranged husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). Emma advises that they split up to find Hook, and Regina and Robin run into a haughty Zelena, who wants to have a chat about their custody arrangement. Newcomers include Retta (Parks and Recreation), Megan Hilty (Smash), Mark Valley (Boston Legal) and Will Kemp (Van Helsing). (Slice at 10) The Passionate Eye: Given the misconceptions that persist about transgender people, it sounds like there’s merit in the documentaryGrowing Up Trans. Eight kids from 9 to 19 who were born feeling like they were in the wrong bodies tell their stories themselves, along with their parents and doctors. (CBCNN at 10)

Here’s hoping once it returns in March (yes, fans have to wait until March!), not only will Hook somehow be saved, but these questions will be answered — ASAP. While everyone is confused as to what’s just happened (a usual occurrence in Storybrooke these days), Rumple arrives and lays down the law: They’ve all been marked. It was easy to root for Gold the whole episode since he seemed like he was saving people — including giving Belle the magic she needed to go over the town line and live out her dreams — but he ended up committing the ultimate betrayal.

Turns out that he has the dagger in his shop and he is the Dark One again Emma agrees to not tell Belle about Rumple’s Dark One status if he helps her get Hook back. In flashbacks, Regina and Hook meet up and make a deal: He’ll kill her mother if she’ll send him to a land without magic so that he can get his long-awaited revenge on Rumple. However, seeing as he chose to become one with the Darkness, rather than staying the hero Emma made him, there might not be any coming back from this. Brennan breaks down and apologizes for abandoning him, telling him what happened after he left: He got caught, and then was saved by true love’s kiss. As told via flashback, not only did Hook kill his own father (FYI, he really wasn’t a good guy), but Papa Hook had another son, who he named Liam in honor of Hook’s deceased brother.

While Henry is trying to figure out a way to remove the mark from his skin (silly Henry, once you’re branded, you’re branded), Snow has accepted her fate.

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