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As our favorite heroes and villains head to the Underworld in a bid to save Hook, EW has decided it’s time to put Once Upon a Time 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:

Do people in the Underworld still have their memories?


Is the Underworld only full of villains?


Will they be in the Underworld for the whole of 5B?


Since they are already in the Underworld, does that mean they can’t die or kill anyone?


HOROWITZ: Just to clarify.

KITSIS: They can die. They can kill.

HOROWITZ: There are new consequences that are outlined.

KITSIS: There are things that apparently are worse than death.

Everyone brought weapons, but can you actually defeat people that are already dead?

HOROWITZ: Not using conventional weapons.

If they can bring Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) back, is there a chance they can bring anyone else back?

HOROWITZ: Who said they can bring back Hook?

KITSIS: He may die there. To be honest, he’s already dead.

HOROWITZ: He may die harder.

KITSIS: He may rot there.

Will we get to see badass Emma (Jennifer Morrison) of season 1 again?

KITSIS: Absolutely.

HOROWITZ: Emma is absolutely badass.

KITSIS: I’ve got to be honest. I feel like Emma’s been pretty much badass for five seasons. I don’t know what season she wasn’t badass. She killed Cruella [Victoria Smurfit]!

HOROWITZ: She’s a tough woman.

Emma plans to split her heart to share it with Hook. Will it be as easy as that?

KITSIS: It never is.


Will we get any insight into the consequences of sharing a heart?

KITSIS: Perhaps.

Was the ship little Killian and Liam were on the Jolly Roger?

KITSIS: No, that was not the Jolly Roger.

Was the story Killian’s father (Adam Croasdell) told about being under a sleeping curse and awoken by true love’s kiss true?


We met Papa Jones in the winter finale, any plans to meet Mama Jones in the future?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

KITSIS: Probably not this year.

Will we see Charming’s (Josh Dallas) twin brother in the Underworld?

KITSIS: Absolutely.


Will there be some tension between Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Cora (Barbara Hershey) since Snow killed her?


Will Regina (Lana Parrilla) be confronted by a lot of her murder victims?

HOROWITZ: It would stand to reason that some of her victims might be in the Underworld, yes.

Will there be any follow-up to the Regina the Savior story line that was hinted early on this season?

KITSIS: I feel like that kind of got wrapped up in Camelot in a sense that she just did it to buy them time. She wasn’t actually the Savior. She was trying to prevent Emma from using Dark magic and letting Arthur [Liam Garrigan] know, because they didn’t want him to know what was up. I don’t think it was ever really anything than just that.

Will we see Emma and Regina make magic together again?

HOROWITZ: They will both be using magic.

KITSIS: They will definitely be working together in the Underworld.

Will Henry (Jared Gilmore) finally get to meet Henry Sr (Tony Perez)?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

KITSIS: But boy would that be nice.

HOROWITZ: That would be emotional.

Can Henry as the author affect anything in the Underworld?

KITSIS: We’re going to find out!

HOROWITZ: Can’t say. [Laughs]

Does Henry have an Operation name for the search for Hook yet?


Will Cora having her heart back affect who she is in the Underworld?


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Will we learn the name of Robin’s (Sean Maguire) baby in the premiere?


HOROWITZ: Not in the premiere.

Does Robin know that Regina can’t have children?

KITSIS: He knows.

HOROWITZ: We haven’t seen the scene, but he knows and is aware of that.

Will we finally learn more about Robin’s past?


Do you think Zelena (Rebecca Mader) is capable of love?

KITSIS: I would say that is a question we would like to explore.

Is there a deeper motive for Rumple (Robert Carlyle) wanting to become the Dark One again that will be explored in 5B?


HOROWITZ: We’re going to attempt to delve deeper into his psyche.

Will Rumple act any different with his Dark One powers now that he became a hero?

HOROWITZ: Yeah, Rumple is an evolving character, so yes, he’s going to be continuing to grow and change based on all the experiences we’ve seen him go through over the course of the show.

Is Emilie de Ravin’s pregnancy being written in?

KITSIS: We’ll have to wait and see.

HOROWITZ: She’s on the show. So if anyone is concerned that, because of the pregnancy, they’re not going to be seeing her, that’s not the case.

Would a baby from the Dark One be different than a normal baby?

KITSIS: Oh, who knows?

HOROWITZ: That’s a great question.

KITSIS: We haven’t see one yet.

Will we see Belle’s mother (Frances O’Connor) again?

KITSIS: I will say this, we will see Belle’s past, but we will not see her mother. We’re going to see Belle’s past pre-Rumple, but it will not include her mom.

Are we going to learn who Rumple’s mother is?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will we find out the significance of Rumple’s dagger looking different now?

KITSIS: I believe that is because when he stole the Dark power from everybody and put it into a new dagger, we’re seeing the effects of the merged, re-formed Excalibur reverting back into a dagger.

Will we see Tarzan in the near future?

HOROWITZ: Warner Bros. is releasing a movie. It looks pretty cool.

Will we meet Zeus and see Olympus?

HOROWITZ: That’s a great question.

KITSIS: But we can’t say.

Will Lily’s (Agnes Bruckner) quest to find her father ever be addressed?

HOROWITZ: Not immediately, but it’s on our to do list.

Is there more time in Camelot that we didn’t see?

KITSIS: Is there more time in Camelot that we didn’t see? Yes. Will we be going back to show it? No. Will we be resolving the Camelot people that everyone is wondering what the hell happened? Yes.

Any chance to see Elizabeth Mitchell back as Ingrid?

HOROWITZ: That’s a tough one. Never say never. We love Elizabeth.

KITSIS: We certainly do.

HOROWITZ: We love her very much, so let’s leave it at that for now.

Would you ever do an episode where we see how things would turn out if Regina never cast the curse?

KITSIS: That has potential.

Will we ever see the Storybrooke characters watch the Disney animated versions of themselves?

HOROWITZ: We’ve had them reference it. We’ve had Hook discussing his animated version. We don’t have immediate plans, but that’s a fun idea.

Will there be a season 5B wedding or engagement?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

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

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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