Once Upon a Time‘s return is finally upon us — and EW has an exclusive first look at a scene from Friday’s premiere!
First, here’s what you need to know about the new season: OUAT has jumped ahead in time to follow an adult Henry Mills (Andrew J. West), who meets and falls in love with a different iteration of Cinderella (Dania Ramirez), with whom he has a precocious daughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez). But the family is torn apart when a new, yet familiar, curse traps them and a trio of returning characters — former Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), one-handed pirate Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and the Dark One Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) — as well as a quintet of new characters (see the full character rundown here) in the Seattle neighborhood of Hyperion Heights.
But, because they’re cursed, our trio of returning characters are very different. To understand the clip, you should know that Regina is now a denim-clad bartender named Roni, who has no idea that she has a son or was formerly the Evil Queen. Now you’ll understand why, in the exclusive video, Regina doesn’t recognize Henry when he walks into her bar, Roni’s.
Once Upon a Time returns Friday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Read our primer of the new season here, our full Q&A with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis here, our interview with Lana Parrilla here, our interview with Andrew J. West here, our interview with Dania Ramirez here, our interview with Gabrielle Anwar here, and our interview with Adelaide Kane here.