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The Hot Seat: 'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer burning questions

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With Frozen’s Elsa and Anna coming to Once Upon a Time next season, it’s easy to forget there’s still a whole town of Storybrooke residents who are dealing with their own issues next season. Has Emma changed more of the past than she meant to? Is Will Scarlet connected to anyone else in town? Does Snow want to move her family back to the Enchanted Forest?

To find out the answers to that and more, EW put executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in The Hot Seat, where they have the option of answering your questions from Twitter with “Yes,” “No” or “Can’t say.” Get the scoop below.

Will there be more fallout from Emma and Hook messing with the past?


Will we see any more flashbacks from the missing year?


Will the town finally go back to normal, like Regina as the Mayor and Snow teaching?

HOROWITZ: We can’t say.

Will Snow’s want to move back to the Enchanted Forest be addressed again?

KITSIS: No, Storybrooke is her home.

Will Henry miss the implanted memories he had in New York?


Will Ruby return in season 4?

KITSIS: Hope so.

Now that Snow and Charming share a heart, will the black spot be addressed again?

HOROWITZ: Perhaps.

Will Rose McIver return as Tinker Bell?

HOROWITZ: We hope so. We’d love to have Rose back. There are obviously some scheduling issues because of her new show [The CW’s iZombie].

KITSIS: But the good news is [executive producer] Rob Thomas is one of our oldest friends and they shoot in Vancouver, so we’re optimistic at some point.

Will we any bonding scenes between Hook and Charming?


KITSIS: Bonding, sure. And the other question is: Will David give him the “That’s my daughter!” speech?

Any chance of seeing Neal again?

HOROWITZ: We can’t say.

Does Will Scarlet have a connection with someone in Storybrooke other than Robin Hood?


Will Mulan’s storyline be further explored this season?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will Snow and Charming be supportive parents when it comes to Hook and Emma’s relationship?


Will we learn the significance of Emma’s flower tattoo?

HOROWITZ: She got it with Jack in Thailand. [Laughs]

Will Emma take an active interest in her magical powers this season?


Does Henry possess magical abilities?

HOROWITZ: We can’t say.

KITSIS: Haven’t seen any yet.

Will we get more information on the author of the story book?


Will we see Philip and Aurora’s baby?

HOROWITZ: We can’t say.

Might Hook ever get his hand back?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will we see Cora again either as Rose McGowan or Barbara Hershey?

KITSIS: Can’t say.

HOROWITZ: Not immediately.

Will there be more death this season?

KITSIS: I hope so.

Have questions for the Once bosses? Hit the comments below or send them to @NatalieAbrams with the hashtag #EWHotSeat.

Once Upon a Time returns Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.