Fans of Storybrooke might want to take a few deep breaths… we know you’re already getting yourselves prepared for the final 12 episodes of Once Upon a Time that will begin to air on ABC, but the question remains, will they live up to everything you’ve hoped for?
Well, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that show bosses might not be wrapping everything up in the way some of you are expecting. Hinting at what sounds like a more open-ended finaly, executive producer Adam Horowitz tells EW: “It’s less about tying up every loose end, it’s [more] about the feeling, and that’s what we’re really striving for, which is the feeling of Once Upon a Time.”
Fellow exec producer Edward Kitsis echoed these sentiments too, saying the finale – that will air in May – would be “one last adventure,” explaining: “It’s maybe seeing some old friends. It’s saying goodbye to the show and being reminded of all the things we love — if it was the twist on fairy tales, if it was the romance, if it was the swashbuckling, or if it was the magic. The last two hours for us is less about tying it up in a bow and just getting to hear the song sung one more time.”
Hmm, there’s certainly something to be said about leaving fans wanting more, not to mention the chance of several spin-offs! And let’s remember, tying up every single damn loose end doesn’t always make a great finale , (we’re looking at you, True Blood.) But after seven years and 156 episodes, should the producers be aiming for something fan-pleasing and classic? To put us at some ease, Horowitz promises that the writers are striving to give fans “one last dose” of everything that has made the show so magical all these years. Here’s hoping.
Once Upon a Time airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Give us your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.