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ABC has released the official season finale description for Once Upon A Time, airing May 11.

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“Snow Drifts”/”There’s No Place Like Home” – While Mary Margaret and David celebrate the naming of their son at a coronation in Granny’s Diner, Emma and Hook are pulled into Zelena’s time portal and find themselves in the Enchanted Forest of the past. But in their quest to discover a way back, they must be careful not to change ANYTHING or risk altering the lives of their friends and family — as well as their very own existence, on the two-hour season finale of “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).

So lets break it down a bit shall we?

Apparently, Snow and Charming are going to name their baby a significant name. What could it be? Actress Ginnifer Goodwin admitted that the name will be very unexpected and even made her a little emotional. Obviously names play a huge role in this fairy book story. I’m really out of ideas on this one, but what I do know is that the name will likely be a clue to something that will happen next season. Maybe a clue to where we’re going to next? The celebrations are held at Granny’s and it seems like the happiness isn’t going to last long before Hook and Emma get dragged to the past. But on the plus side, Red returns! Woohoo!

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Hook/Swan shippers are going to hate the finale. Emma gets sucked into Zelena’s time portal and Hook isn’t about to let the love of his life go by herself. The duo ends up in the Enchanted Forest of the past, around the time Emma’s parents meet. Their mission is going to be not to change the past so that they don’t alter the future. Which means, they need to make sure that Snow and Charming meet and fall in love. I’m kind of envisioning this going totally sour. What happens if Snow and Charming don’t actually like each other the second time they meet. Will Emma start disappearing as a result? The duo also has to make sure not to fall in love themselves and do something that could totally change the future. Sounds super exciting! Also, Zelena traveled back in time to change the future. Are they going to have to try to stop her? Convince Rumpel to choose Regina? Or will Zelena not remember that she came to the past to change it? A lot is riding on their adventure in the time machine! (P.S- Doesn’t Emma look adorbs in the past! And look at the handsome Hook! Me-ow!)

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I think part two, “Home is where the heart is” is obviously a nod to The Wizard of Oz, but it’ll be crucial to Emma realizing that she needs to stay in Storybrooke. This whole season she’s been saying that once everything is over, she’s going back to New York where she and Henry were actually happy. Are you kidding me? She’s in love with Hook, she’s been reunited with her parents who just gave birth to her sibling, and it’s her destiny to be the hero of Storybrooke. Also, Henry is not going to want to leave. Good for him! I’m assuming her time in the past will help her cherish her future.

The promo also teases a ball, where Emma and Hook dance together. Could this be the moment Emma realizes she actually has feelings for the pirate?

And finally, we will definitely find out what town/city/ location we’re headed to next. This season has involved a lot of traveling for the story book characters. We started in Neverland, traveled to New York, returned to Storybrooke and visited Oz. Where could we go next? If foreshadowing is the writers thing than maybe we’re headed to Narnia?? When we first me the Good Witch of the East, she was banished to a forest that only the pure could visit through a secret door. Maybe the gang will have to visit Narnia next?? I think that would be kind of fun! The lion, the witch and the wardrobe! I could see that being interpreted creatively for sure!

Here’s an interview (by TVGUIDE) with the shows creators to get a better jist of what to expect.

Emma and Hook are going to end up in the past in the finale. Could they affect the future?
Edward Kitsis: Absolutely. The biggest threat they’re going to face in these two hours is not ruining their past.
Adam Horowitz: They’ve got to figure out a lot of things, not the least of which is getting home, but also how to make sure there’s a home to get home to.

Is there a part of Emma that grapples with whether or not she could change things and end up being raised by her family?
Horowitz: There’s a part of Emma that is certainly going to grapple with what her family is like in the present and the past and what that means for her, because there’s a very good chance she’s going to get to see what things were like before her parents were her parents.
Kitsis: At the beginning of the year in Neverland, we set up that Emma said to her mom Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), “I still feel like an orphan.” Then we saw that her happiest time in life is a fake memory that Regina (Lana Parrilla) gave her, which was New York. She’s trying to get back to that with Henry (Jared Gilmore). She’s rejecting her life. Emma is a character that’s looking for home, but because she’s never had one, she doesn’t know what it is. These two hours are really going to answer that question, which is why it’s titled “There’s No Place Like Home.”

Fans are worried that Emma and Hook could accidentally erase the last three years of the show. Do you want to defend yourself?
Horowitz: First of all, I would say that we’re not going to defend anything before it has actually aired. Let the fans watch it and then we’ll talk after. We are very excited about our storytelling choices and we think we’re doing something that is uniquely our show.
Kitsis: And satisfying. They can worry all they want, but they should hold off until Sunday night.
Horowitz: Put the pitchforks away, watch the show and then we’ll talk.

When you first envisioned the pilot, you guys considered killing off Charming (Josh Dallas), but then feared you would rob Snow White of her happy ending. What does that mean for Emma when it comes to her happy ending? That it isn’t about love for her?
Kitsis: What we said in Episode 11 this year, “Going Home,” which was the winter finale, is that happy endings aren’t always what we think they are. That is an important thing because at the end of the day, our show at its core is about hope. That is, in a lot of ways, what the theme of the season is, that happy endings aren’t always what we think they are.
Horowitz: Happy endings aren’t always about other people. They’re not about whether you’re going to wind up with this person or that person. Happy endings are about yourself. The show has been about Emma’s journey over three seasons so far; about who she is, who she was and who she’s going to become.

Did Zelena really die or is there a chance that she could be brought back to life because of the time traveling?
Kitsis: She was definitely defeated. It definitely looks as if she’s dead and she will not really be in the finale. That being said, we didn’t find a body, so we’ll see whether or not she can resurface in the future.

What is the rest of the gang dealing with in present-day Storybrooke?
Horowitz: There’s a lot going on in present-day Storybrooke.
Kitsis: We’ve got the Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) proposal.
Horowitz: They’re registering at Crate & Barrel. In all seriousness, we saw that, as far as everybody is concerned, Zelena is in a jail cell, but she’s not. Now she’s dead. That’s a piece of the puzzle that is going to very quickly become apparent to everyone. What are the effects of that? There’s also the matter of a baby without a name. There are plenty of things for our characters in Storybrooke to be dealing with.
Kitsis: And Doc (David Paul Grove) has to see how long it will take for his Miata to get fixed. [Laughs]

Will Belle discover that Rumple deceived her?
Kitsis: We’ve learned on this show that secrets tend to really come back and bite you, but whether or not it’s in these final two hours remains to be seen. I’ll tell you this: Rumple’s proposal and his love for Belle is genuine, but he’s a complicated man. He’s told us he’s a difficult man to love. We’re just beginning to explore what is going on in his head. A lot of that will be revealed next season.

What should we divine from that smirk on Regina’s face after she locked up Zelena’s pendant in her vault?
Kitsis: It’s funny that you bring that up. That’s one of my favorite scenes in that episode and maybe the series. What that smirk said was: I won and I like myself today. She used light magic. She went against somebody she didn’t think she could beat. She has Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) and she is making huge strides toward a new life. We wanted to show you a private moment where Regina — who really cast the curse because she felt like she could never win and never find happiness — in that moment alone, she smiles and says, “I won.”

Some fans worried that it meant she might’ve been conspiring with Rumple. 
Kitsis: No, that was a genuine moment. It’s hard when you have a show like this because we love to give surprises and twists, but sometimes people read into our genuine moments. Really, she won and she’s happy. Let’s enjoy that for her.

We’ve been waiting for a big wedding in the finale. Everyone has been expecting that it’s Rumple and Belle’s, but could it actually be Snow and Charming’s wedding from the past?
Horowitz: It could be your wedding!
Kitsis: They’re going to your wedding on the show and we are going into the future. [Laughs] RumpBelle fans, we will definitely explore them in our next chapter. As for what wedding we have, watch it live on Sunday.

Will we see any surprise guests returning for the finale?
Horowitz: Maybe.
Kitsis: We’re going to see a good group of the people that we’ve come to know. Of course there are some faces we wish we could see that we won’t. And there will be some faces that we forgot about that are coming back that we’ll be excited to see. We are definitely going to tell you whether or not Aurora (Sarah Bolger) was killed as a monkey or she’s alive and everyone is good.

Will the finale offer up a hint as to who the villain will be for Season 4?
Kitsis: We’re definitely setting up the area into which we are going next year. You will know what we are planning to do at the end of these two hours.

 

Photo: ABC Family/ Once Upon A Time


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A ‘Revenge’ Virtual Reunion Is Happening in February with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and More

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Revenge reunion February 2021 with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and more

Emily Thorne, is that you?

After six years, Hampton’s finest are back together again. The cast of ‘Revenge’ is reuniting virtually this February. The best part? You can be a part of it. 

Join Emily Vancamp (Amanda Clarke/ Emily Thorne),  Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson), Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter), and Barry Sloane (Aiden Mathis) on February 6, 2021 for the fun-filled festivities! 

Fans will be able to play video games with Barry nd Josh! Per the invite, you can “Play Co-Op or Free-For-All in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with Barry” or “Play FIFA World Cup with Josh Bowman!”

You can also take part in 1-on-1 virtual hangouts with 2.5 minutes with Josh, Nick, or Barry. 

There’s an option to snag autographs from Josh, Emily, Barry, or Nick or opt for a personalized video message, which also makes a great gift. 

And you can even commemorate the day with a T-Shirt! 

According to Vancamp’s Instagram story, a portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s, so not only are you getting to catch up with your favorite characters, but it’s also for a good cause! 

Revenge reunion February 2021 with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and more

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‘Sex and the City’ Revival Officially Happening at HBO Max with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis

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Grab your Cosmopolitan’s and your Manolo Blahnik’s because the Sex and the City is officially happening.

The start of 2021 may have been a little “meh,” but the revival news from HBO Max is here to turn things around. 

On Sunday night, Sarah Jessica Parker, who will forever and ever be known as Carrie Bradshaw, posted a teaser to her Instagram page that confirmed a brand new season of SATC. 

“I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ @HBOMax@JustLikeThatMax#AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter, ” the caption read. 

The short clip is accompanied by Parker writing on a computer. The words “And just like that…” flash across the screen followed by “the story continues…”

Both Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis shared the video on their Instagram pages confirming that they will be reprising their roles of Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York Goldenblatt, respectively. 

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And if that’s not enough confirmation… HBO Max put out a press release confirming that the upcoming 10-episode, half-hour season will give longtime fans a glimpse at this next chapter for the ladies. 

“HBO Max has given a series order to AND JUST LIKE THAT…, a new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series, Sex and the City, from executive producer Michael Patrick King and starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis,” the statement read

“The new Max Original series is based on the book, Sex and the City, by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. The series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” it added. 

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Production is set to begin in the spring, so no release date has been announced for now. 

But honestly, this is the best news we’ve heard in awhile. 

Not even COVID can stop these ladies!

The only thing missing is Kim Catrall, who has been very clear over the years that she will never reprise her role of Samantha Jones. 

The original series aired on HBO from 1998-2004. It was followed by two spin-off films that premiered in 2008 and 2010. 

What do you think of the news? Are you pumped?


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‘Riverdale’ Time Jump: Meet Veronica’s Husband (Nope, It’s Not Archiekins)

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'Riverdale' Time Jump Casting: Meet Veronica's Husband (Nope, It's Not Archiekins)

Changes are underway for our favorite Riverdale residents when season 5 premieres and this casting news is not going to sit well with “Varchie” fans.

The CW series cast The Perfectionists Chris Mason to play Veronica Lodge’s husband, Deadline reports.

Now, you might be wondering why Veronica has a husband in high school, but the series is planning to time jump several years once it wraps up the remaining episodes from season 4 that were delayed by the COVID pandemic, which include senior prom and graduation.

This all means that in those few years, Veronica and Archie called it quits. Maybe it had something to do with his feelings for Betty Cooper?

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The casting also reveals that Ronnie will be making her way to the Big Apple following high school as Mason, who will play a Chad Gekko, is described as a Wall Street banker. 

And you know how Archie is all easy-going and artistic? Well, that’s not Chad at all. Veronica’s husband is described as a “controlling and jealous alpha male.” Hmmm, sounds like Hiram Lodge, right?

“Chad is threatened by Veronica’s life in Riverdale, especially her friendship with Archie,” the official description notes.

With Chad and Veronica’s relationship already on the outs before it even had a chance to thrive, does that mean there’s a chance Veronica and Archie reconcile eventually? 

While it’s unclear what the future holds, we also know that Vanessa Morgan’s real-life pregnancy is being written into the show. Is it a Choni baby? Or has Riverdale’s other favorite couple also broken up?

Mason is set to appear in the fourth episode of the series, which returns on Wednesday, January 20, and while we’re excited to see how senior year pans out and to finally solve the mystery of those VHS tapes, we also can’t wait to see what post-college life looks for everyone!

What do you think of this casting news? Sound off in the comments! 


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