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ABC’s Once Upon A Time Welcomes Back Someone Unexpected This Weekend


Or maybe you have been expecting this particular return, or at the very least, hoping for it. Spoilers for Sunday’s episode to follow. 

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I was recently mulling around the idea of the creators of Once Upon a Time pulling some sort of magic to reverse time but I didn’t quite expect this.

Actor Jamie Dornan, who played Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman on the series, is coming back but not how you’re thinking. The Hollywood Reporter says we’re traveling back to the past in the new episode, a past where Dornan’s character is still alive. The day of the curse, to be exact.

“Storybrooke is pretty much almost identical to how we see it up to this point,” said Dornan. “There’s a few references to the fact that it’s 20 years before [the start of the series]. The [producers] have been quite clever with putting in some music that’s on in the background at Granny’s, that lets the audience know that we’re dealing with a different time. It’s fascinating to see, from the first day of the curse, Regina had total control – especially over Graham.”

The actor said it was almost two years to the day from when they filmed the pilot to when he returned for this episode. “It didn’t feel that weird going back; it felt normal. In a lovely way, you slide back in. I loved it. It’s kind of bizarre to hang that leather jacket up and think that that’s the last time you’ll be wearing that, and then, lo and behold, you’re back in. It’s really sweet. I’m happy to be involved.”

From the sound of things, it doesn’t appear Dornan will get to stick around for long but fans will probably be happy regardless. He mentioned fan love is flattering and is essential to the show. “If I have them on my side, that only can be a good thing,” he said. “I’m not going to take all the credit; Graham’s a well-written and interesting character. The reaction to Graham’s death … I’m pleased that people are so concerned, but [joking] I don’t think we need to be calling the FBI or anything.”

According to Dornan, there’s a few more unexpected arrivals this Sunday but as they may play a large part in the overarching story, we’ll let that unfold when the episode airs.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/hollydollykins Holly Anne

    Graham! That’s awesome.

    But give me August Booth! Criminal that we haven’t seen much of him this season. What a fabulous, complicated character.

  • Anonymous

    Very excited. I was crushed when the killed off his character. I wanted to see where things went with him and Emma. But I guess since he was the only one besides Regina and Rumpelstiltskin that remembered who they were, (started to anyway) they had to. And the answer is no. I don’t have a life.

  • Anonymous

    I mean right? Is he still wood? Did Geppetto find him? Bring him back to “life”? Need to know.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest I would trade a thousand Graham reappearances just for some sort of scene or line of dialogue telling us how Abigail/Kathryn is doing.

    But he’s an excellent actor so I’ll enjoy seeing him

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I guess since we saw that her prince as a janitor at the school, we are supposed to assume they got together once their memories came back. But yeah, that’s one of the ways the show fails often, is it’s introduced characters that people want to see more of, but treats them as one-offs(Abigail, Midas’ daughter, Cinderella, Mad Hatter) and other times stretches out others stories too long(I loved all the subtext with Mulan and Aurora, but it sux we’ve spent so much time with them and won’t be seeing them again for awhile).

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    Looks like next week has the answer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hollydollykins Holly Anne

    HEEECK YESSSS IT DOESSS

    I actually rewound and rewatched the promo three times to confirm it was him until my family pointed out the fact that dude’s arm was clearly made of wood. Reunited and it feels so woooood.

    (I had to.)