Emma realizes quite quickly that Elsa is misunderstood and is just trying to get her sister back and get her powers under control. Elsa is definitely helpful in terms of Emma starting to figure out ways to focus her power, control her power and try to use it as effectively as possible.TVLINE What did you think of the decision to have Emma feel guilty over the whole Regina/Marian situation versus selflessly diving into her own new romance?
And if there’s any person who would understand wanting to redeem mistakes in life, it would be Emma.
She’s made different kind of mistakes than Regina, but she’s made mistakes, and I think that there are similarities between them that Emma relates to.
Emma doesn’t want to see her lose the thing that she’s worked for and the parts of her that have been redeemed.
TVLINE Adam and Eddy said there will be an Emma/Regina-centric episode, kind of a deep dive into the status of their dynamic. There’s an episode where they definitely start to talk about it.
I don’t know if “talking” is really what’s happening, but they start dealing with how complicated the situation is, basically.
They definitely start addressing the fact that Regina’s frustrated and feels betrayed, and Emma’s continuing to hold her stance that she’s not going to apologize for saving a life but she’s also trying to figure out how she could help in the situation.
So there is a whole episode where they really start to… Because it’s not like they “duke it out,” and it’s not like they talk it out, but they start dealing with it. And we’re trying to figure out if we can be together in midst of snow monsters and creatures chasing us and an evil Snow Queen in town….
TVLINE And as a result, Hook and Emma might be taking it slow? Trying to figure out complicated dating issues in the midst of crazy chaos makes for some really funny things, some very serious things, some very heartbreaking moments, some very exciting moments.
We’ve never had a premiere like that before, so we were all just really excited that ABC was doing this special event.
It’s the first time any of us have ever seen the show on a screen that big, so that was really fun. It felt like we all had a little vacation together. As far as I understand it from what I’ve seen so far — and obviously [series creators] Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] could answer in more detail — anything that was established in the film will be as close as possible to what it was in the film.
And everything beyond that in terms of filling in the blanks of story that wasn’t there, will be our version of it.