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As Once Upon a Time‘s heroes and villains return from the Underworld to face Hades in Storybrooke, the final episodes of the fifth season are gearing up to be an emotional rollercoaster.

With that in mind, EW decided it was time to put executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in The Hot Seat. For our special finale edition, the OUAT bosses have the option of answering your questions with “Yes,” “No,” “Can’t say” or “Next season.” Get the scoop below:

Could Emma have just put half her heart in Hook’s corpse after he died to revive him?


Have we seen the last of the DarkSwan house?

KITSIS: You mean Emma’s new house? No. That is her new home. It is no longer going to be housing Excalibur in the basement. Maybe she’ll put in a foosball table. That is very much her place.

Is there a meaning behind the nursery in Emma’s house in the Underworld?

KITSIS: The meaning is, like when Rumple goes to his shop and we see a lot of the things from his past are there in his face, it’s the past coming back to haunt you. We did it visually to remind Emma of that time, here’s the nursery she never got to live in.

Will there be more Emma and Regina team-ups using magic?

KITSIS: Absolutely.


Will Henry’s job as the author play a role in the finale?


Will we ever see Henry’s younger years prior to the book?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Could Henry still be Rumple’s undoing?

KITSIS: Can’t say.

Is there any hope that the character who is dying this season will come back?

KITSIS: There is always a chance. You know, you never die in flashbacks.

In the aftermath of the funeral, will the Charming-Mills family bind together even tighter?

HOROWITZ: Or the reverse could happen.

Could the death cause Regina to revert back to the Evil Queen?

KITSIS: Oooh, good question. Can’t say. The reason we can’t is because we can’t say there’s been a death.

Was it originally planned for Regina to face more of her victims in the Underworld?

KITSIS: No. For us, we liked the idea that she had to get closure with her family. We loved having the victims that were there go up. A bunch of villagers we’ve never met before we didn’t think was as interesting as putting her in an arc with her sister, mom, and dad.

Will we ever explore Snow White’s dynamic with her mother again?

KITSIS: Maybe.

HOROWITZ: It would be next season.

Been loving Snow and Charming in 5B. Will we get to see more of them on adventures together?

HOROWITZ: We would sure hope so. We’d love to have many more adventures with Snow and Charming being adventuresome.

KITSIS: We would really love next season to see Snow and Charming in full adventure mode.

HOROWITZ: It would be great to see more of the Bandit Snow and Charming, and some of the swashbuckling romantic stuff that we started with the two of them. So for sure, we’re totally on board for that.

Will we see Killian and David working together?

KITSIS: Only if he’s alive.

Will Zeus play a part in saving Hook from the Underworld?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will we see the Jolly Roger again before the end of the season?

KITSIS: Next season.

HOROWITZ: If Hook is alive.

KITSIS: If Hook’s alive, sure, but next season we might show the Jolly Roger, like Emma could take it and sail the world in sadness.

HOROWITZ: It could be they use it and open a restaurant it on it.

KITSIS: Leroy could move into it for a houseboat, you never know, but I like you trying to trick us.

Does Rumple have the capacity to care more about his unborn child than his power?

KITSIS: That is the question of next season.

Will Belle ever wear her wedding ring again?

KITSIS: Only if Rumple can win her heart back.

Will the sleeping curse have any adverse effects on Belle or her baby?

KITSIS: Can’t say.

Will Belle still be pregnant at the end of the season?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Any chance to meet Rumple’s mother?

HOROWITZ: We should.

KITSIS: We would like to.

HOROWITZ: It would be next season.

Will we find out Baby Hood’s name soon?


KITSIS: This weekend. This. Weekend.

Will we see any kind of Robin backstory finally?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

Will there be an engagement in the last few episodes of season 5?


Will there be a time jump this season?

HOROWITZ: No. Only in that time moves forward.

Will the innocent souls in the river like Aunt Em and Milah ever be released?

KITSIS: I would watch this weekend.

Will we see what happens to the Underworld if everyone solves their unfinished business?

KITSIS: Can’t say.

Have we seen the last of Cruella?

HOROWITZ: Can’t say, but we hope not. We love Cruella.

Will we see more of Ruby and Dorothy?

KITSIS: Not this season, and that’s based on actor availability and scheduling, not a desire to not show them.

HOROWITZ: We absolutely wanted to see them more this season.

KITSIS: Meghan [Ory] is the lead on a new series, so we were not, unfortunately, able to bring her back this year, but we’d love to see her again next season should the actress make herself available.

HOROWITZ: It was our intention to include them in this end run of episodes, but scheduling got in the way. We hope to be able to include them next season.

Will we get to see what happened to Lily and Maleficent and who Lily’s dad is?

HOROWITZ: Next season. Oh yeah, we’ll have plans. You’ll see, hopefully they’ll be great.

KITSIS: I’ll say this, we hear the fans. We know what stories you feel like we’ve dropped, and we’ve got an episode for you next year.

HOROWITZ: We’ve got some plans to try to address many of those things next season.

Will we get to see the Camelot story wrapped up with Arthur and Guinevere​?


Will we ever see Aladdin or Jasmine on the show?


HOROWITZ: Can’t say.

KITSIS: Can’t say.

Will we ever get a musical episode?

KITSIS: Can’t say.

HOROWITZ: We’ll never say never, but can’t say.

KITSIS: That will be based on time and someone knowing how to do a musical, and I can tell you the two of us do not.

Are we going to see what happened with Will and Anastasia someday?

KITSIS: Someday! Maybe right around when we see Lily and Maleficent.

Are the new guys considered to be past authors like Henry?


Will season 6 be set in Storybrooke, or are there other realms to visit?

KITSIS: Storybrooke. I will say that the finale is unlike the ones that we’ve done before. It will not be an alternate reality, and next year will not follow the same pattern that we’ve always done. Just when you think you’ve got us, we’re going to change it again.

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

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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