Natalie Abrams
September 05, 2017 AT 11:30 AM EDT

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Get ready, Once Upon a Time fans: Jennifer Morrison will be reprising her role as Emma Swan for what the OUAT bosses are calling “an emotional curtain call” — and EW has the exclusive first look.

At the close of season 6, Morrison exited the ABC fairy tale drama. However, her character, Emma, will return for one episode in season 7, the Hook-centric second outing aptly titled “A Pirate’s Life.” Details surrounding the hour are being kept tightly under wraps.

“We get to find out what has happened with Emma and Hook [Colin O’Donoghue] since our happy ending we showed last year,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “We will be getting closure on her story in what we feel is a satisfying way.”

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“What we’re not doing is a flashback story where we’re seeing stuff prior to, or during, the previous six seasons,” EP Adam Horowitz adds. “We’re moving forward past the end of season 6, seeing what happened with Emma and Hook, and how it relates to the events in Hyperion Heights. It’s an emotional curtain call.”

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Once Upon a Time returns Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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