When Once Upon a Time returns for its fifth season Sunday, everything will be topsy-turvy. A hero, Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), is now a villain, after becoming the Dark One. But the men in her life aren’t about to give her up without a fight. In this exclusive sneak peek clip, Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) approaches Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) with a plan to save Emma. It’s easy, Hook says, since Henry is now the Author. “Write the darkness out of Emma,” he advises.
Not so fast, Hook. Henry broke the pen, and in any case, the previous Author’s meddling in the story is what brought trouble last time. So, now what? This is Hook, so he’s got another idea, of course — but it’s “something your other mother wouldn’t like,” he adds, referring to Regina (Lana Parrilla). “I’m not a kid anymore,” Henry replies, an excited gleam in his eye. Very true — Henry’s grown up a lot in these last few seasons. So, what’s Hook’s new plan? Watch the clip to find out.
Season 5 of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at ABC. And be sure to check out our OUAT aftershow, Superfan Live, on Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. ET.