We don’t know about you, but our hearts are still aching from last Sunday's Once Upon a Time. Why? Well, our highly anticipated reunion between Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Robin (Sean Maguire) was completely destroyed by the news that Marian – who was actually a magic-cloaked Zelena (Rebecca Mader) aka Regina's beyond wicked half-sister – is supposedly pregnant with Robin's second child. (Did you get all that?!)
We're desperate for answers as to what's coming up next in this Sunday's penultimate episode, so we called up Once's spell-binding bosses Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, to get the inside scoop on all the baby mama drama for both Outlaw Queen and Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten).
Pregnancy certainly seems to be the theme of OUAT's fourth season, but the EP's promised us that there will not be another baby bombshell before the end of the year. "Into the finale I don’t think anyone else is going to get preggers. I think we're good," Kitsis revealed with a laugh. Phew!
Now all we have to deal with is Zelena's deceitful conception, and the Maleficent mother-daughter reunion that has been 30+ years in the making. "We're really excited about Agnes [Bruckner, who plays Lily]," Kitsis teased. "We're excited about their reunion and this week's episode."
Kitsis also spilled that we're going to see how Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) "feel about that [reunion] since they're going to be face to face with what they did."
But the majority of this Sunday's mesmerizing episode is devoted to where Regina and Robin currently stand, now that he accidentally knocked up her sister. (Yikes! It sounds really bad when you put it that way…)
"This episode I think really sets up the two hour finale, but it's also a really taking a moment to kind of get into the evil queen's head -- Regina's head," Kitsis dished. "She is reeling from what Zelena has done to her, and she's reeling from the idea that Robin Hood has another baby on the way."
We could practically hear Regina's heart smash into a million teeny-tiny pieces at the end of last week's hour, but the once bosses were particularly impressed with Maguire's interpretation of the scene.
"Sean, we thought played that wonderfully," Horowitz complimented. "And I think this Sunday you can expect that we pick up pretty quickly right after that and we get some real instant reactions to what happened."
You hear that, Outlaw Queen fans?! We're not going to be skirting around the issue, we're going to dive head first into the drama. "We open it up with a really great, nice long scene between Robin and Regina where they get to just get right into it," Kitsis said.
Oncers know that Robin Hood is all about his "code," (sometimes he won't shut up about it!) so will his moral compass cause him to choose the direction towards Marian/Zelena over Regina once again?
"I would say that there is a big difference this time," Horowitz explained. "With Marian, that was really someone he had fallen in love with and had a real relationship with. Now the rug has been pulled out from under him by a vile villain."
Kitsis continued, "If I had any advice for Outlaw Queen fans, it would be to watch Sunday and to watch it live. It's obviously an interesting dilemma because he's put in a very tough situation."
We’re currently keeping our fingers crossed and praying to the TV gods that Robin won't make the same mistake twice…
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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