‘Once Upon a Time’ Finale Leaves Endless Possibilities for New Season

Once Upon a Time

The fourth season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time airs its new two-hour finale May 10, which leaves endless possibilities for the upcoming fifth season. The finale is said to be one heck of an action packed adventure for the fans of the show. Once Upon a Time author, played by Patrick Fischler, has apparently turned the tables on the characters and viewers alike, forging alliances with Gold, played by Robert Carlyle.

As Emma, played by Jennifer Morrison, and her parents Hook and Regina, played by Colin O’Donoghue and Lana Parilla, race to make an attempt to stop the new duo, the chances of the outcome being one resembling that of a happy ending, looks pretty slim. This results in Henry, played by Jared S. Gilmore, having realized his responsibilities, stepping up to the plate so he can rescue his family before the final page of the story is turned. Once Upon a Time’s Storybrooke residents will be left in a total whirlwind of twists and turns as the characters race against one another to reach the finish line.

According to the ABC show’s co-creator, Eddy Kitsis, Once Upon a Time‘s season four two-part finale, which is leaving endless possibilities for the new season, has become his favorite episode. For reasons being, he says, that it feels more like a movie than a primetime television series. A new world is being introduced to the screen, while things that have never been done before are now being explored. In the past, characters have been seen going to Neverland, so this new season is going to be very similar to the way season one had been, with magic playing a major role.

Kitsis also shared that the season four finale will display an entirely new dynamic between the two characters Emma and Regina. The upcoming storyline for these two characters is bound to bring a lot of excitement to the fans. It is something that will most likely throw viewers for a loop, which is always a good thing for a television series. It allows for creativity to flow freely and gives room for possibility and options regarding the show’s direction.

When the audience can predict exactly where the storyline of a television series will be going in an upcoming season, that only means that particular television series is dead and should not be boring audiences with a comeback. At this point, knowing that Once Upon a Time is still leaving viewers guessing about what will happen next, the future of the ABC television series is looking fairly promising.

News that ABC renewed the contract for Once Upon a Time for a fifth season was released via Twitter by the show’s co-creator, Adam Horowitz. Even though one of the cast members of the series, Josh Dallas, who plays the role of Prince Charming, let the news of the show returning for a fifth season slip out in April on KTLA, Horowitz officially confirmed the rumor.

The most exciting part about ABC renewing Once Upon a Time for a fifth season, is not because the show has too many loose ends that need to be tied, but more so because for a show that is based on fairy tale characters, it has only scratched the surface. There are so many other fairy tale characters that can be incorporated into the show and with a new season coming up, now would be a good time to tie up some of those loose ends and add-on some new fairytale character storylines. Adding Hansel and Gretel to the mix could make for a really interesting storyline, perhaps.

All three seasons of the hit show are now available for viewing on the streaming service Netflix, along with all previously aired fourth season episodes. Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour season finale, which has left endless possibilities for the upcoming new season, will be added to Netflix immediately after the original US broadcasting on ABC. 

Opinion By Kameron Hadley


International Business Times


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