Once Upon a Time is ready to return. After a short break, all-new episodes resume starting this Sunday. The fantasy kicks things off with what looks like a murder. The show’s setting us up for a classic whodunit.
Once Upon a Time is back with a bang. On Sunday, the ABC drama returns from its winter hiatus. During the midseason finale, it looked as if Emma and Mary Margaret had finally got their happy ending. But like all things in Storybrooke, nothing is as it seems.
The network’s released a sneak peek at the latest episode, which is anything but happy. What starts as a peaceful morning between mother and son turns into a a full-on murder investigation. Emma and Henry are disturbed when Archie Hopper’s dog comes barking up a storm.
Emma has no idea what’s wrong, but luckily Ruby’s there to help. Thanks to her werewolf senses, she’s able to translate the dog’s message. Something’s happened to Archie! They rush over to his office and discover him out cold on the floor.
It looks like Archie’s a goner — but is he? They never say the words “He’s dead.” As they speculate about the perpetrator, all signs point to Regina. She was seeing Archie as a patient. He was trying to help her be a better person. What if she snapped?
There are also two other people to consider: Captain Hook and Cora. At the end of the midseason finale, they were heading to Storybrooke. They made it clear they had destruction on the brain. Archie could easily be one of Cora’s victims.
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Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Jan. 6, at 8/7c on ABC.