Once Upon a Time will introduce Captain Hook this Sunday, but the images for next week’s episode “The Doctor” reveal what has happened to him!

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ABC has released these promotional stills, which feature our fairytale foursome of Snow White, Emma, Mulan and Aurora. Snow is clearly stepping into her leader role, but what will she do once they encounter Captain Hook?!

We don’t yet know if Snow knows the identity of the fearsome pirate, who looks like he is either attempting to fool the warrior women by pretending to be a survivor of an ogre attack, or maybe he legitimately has fallen from grace following the destruction of most of fairytale land. After all, we know that he no longer has his trusted companion Smee with him, as he has been spotted in Storybrooke.

The official description of episode 2×05 “The Doctor” reads:

While Regina continues to try and stop using her magic in an attempt to win back Henry’s affections, she begins seeing what she believes is a ghost from her past; and when Mary Margaret and Emma discover a lone survivor from an ogre massacre, Emma begins to question whether or not he’s telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Regina finds herself failing at learning the dark arts from a dark master because something from her past is preventing her from using her magic for evil.

Although the images only show the fairytale part of the story, this is likely the episode in which we’ll learn the identity of Doctor Whale (David Anders) – or at least a bit more about his character. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

The episode will air on October 28, at 8/7c on ABC. But before then, we get to see the introduction of Captain Hook in the fairytale land that was, as he steals away Rumpelstiltskin’s wife Milah and later has to endure the now-powerful Rumpel’s wrath!

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