Whoa! ABC just released the official synopsis for Once Upon a Time episode 1.14, and it has some major spoilers! I’ll post the synopsis in full first, then highlight what had me gasping:
MARY MARGARET TEAMS WITH LEROY TO HELP THE STORYBROOKE NUNS SELL CANDLES DURING THE TOWN FESTIVAL, BUT FEELS THAT HE HAS OFFERED MORE THEN HE CAN DELIVER, AND GRUMPY FALLS IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAIRY, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”
Amy Acker (“Angel”) Guest Stars as Astrid/Nova
Emilie de Ravin (“Lost”) Guest Stars as Belle
“Dreamy” – Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town’s Miner’s Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid, that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious disappearance of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy Nova, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.
Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy/Dreamy, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/Magic Mirror, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy, Amy Acker as Astrid/Nova, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Geoff Gustafson as Stealthy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Ken Kramer as Bossy, Richard Ian Cox as Watchy, Michael Rinaldi as helper dwarf, Paul Chevreau as skinny man and Elizabeth McCarthy as rotund wife.
“Dreamy” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by David Solomon.
Gasp worthy revelations:
- Belle returns! But in what capacity? Is she the Belle we saw in Storybrooke, held captive by Regina in her hospital room? Or is this Belle after her alleged suicide, maybe in hiding?
- Amy Acker guest stars as Nova the clumsy fairy in Fairytale Land and Astrid the nun in Storybrooke. We also see that the Blue Fairy appears in this episode, as in one of Sleeping Beauty’s fairy godmothers. So is Nova also one of Sleeping Beauty’s fairy godmothers? And could Belle possibly be Sleeping Beauty?
- This episode appears to be prior to Snow telling Prince Charming they can’t be together a few days before his wedding to King Midas’ daughter – I count 11 dwarves in that guest cast roster. Might we find out what Snow helped Red Riding Hood with in this episode?
- In Storybrooke, it would seem that David’s wife has disappeared in the previous episode (the one airing this Sunday, February 19). Hmmm…