Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself increasingly obsessed with the mythology behind Once Upon A Time, and from the looks of things, you probably have too. The show was No. 1 with EW.com readers last week, and 11.4 million viewers tuned in last Sunday to watch Mary Margaret (known in Fairy Tale land as Snow White) search for the John Doe that was actually her Prince Charming in disguise. But here’s the thing, viewers — each episode has left us with some seriously burning questions, and EW wants to do our best to get them answered.
Here’s what we already know: in Fairy Tale, Snow White, Prince Charming, Jiminy Cricket, and the gang all lived adventurous lives filled with happy endings. Snow White did something major to to “ruin” the Evil Queen’s life, and the Queen responded by casting a horrible curse. Now, all of the characters live in Storybrooke, Maine, with a major case of amnesia. Snow White is now Mary Margaret Blanchard, an unlucky-in-love school teacher. The Queen, now known as Regina, is the Mayor-slash-overlord who rules over the town with an iron fist. Regina has an adopted son, Henry, who is actually the biological grandson of Snow White and Prince Charming. His mother, Emma, is a tough-as-nails bail bonds collector who is the town’s only hope of survival. A gaggle of other Fairy Tale characters are littered around the periphery, each individually suffering from the curse.
Phew. Got that? It’s a lot. And three episodes in, there are still oh-so-many questions that need answering. Does Regina actually know that she’s the Evil Queen? Why is Henry the only one who ages in Storybrooke, and how will they explain that? Is Sheriff Graham the Evil Queen’s Huntsman? Does Mr. Gold know that he was once Rumpelstiltskin, and what is his endgame?
These are just a few of the questions I have on my mind, but recap commenters have already posed some great ones. So please, PopWatchers — help us get these answered. Leave your burning questions in the comments, and EW will be sure to look them over. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated on those answers you so deserve!