The first episode of season 2 of Once Upon a Time, titled “Broken,” airs at the end of the month, and 16 new promotional stills have just been released!

Check out the pictures below:

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Most of the pictures show a shocked looking Regina being confronted by a mob of Storybrooke inhabitants outside her home. This seems to be taking place just as she’s learning that her magic isn’t quite the same in the real world as it was in fairytale land.

There are a couple shots that are worth singling out. We particularly like seeing Emma holding hands with Henry, and Mary Margaret with her arm around him. We’ve heard that Emma’s going to have a hard time coming face-to-face with her parents, but it seems as though Henry is grateful for the reunion. Snow and Charming seem to have taken on a protective role concerning him as well.

The other interesting thing to note is that Dr. Whale seems to be right in the middle of everything. In a few pictures, he appears to be going head-to-head with David. In another, he seems to be laughing at Regina. So, whose side is he really on?

The synopsis for “Broken” is as follows,

Reality and myth begin to merge as the fairytale characters awaken from Evil Queen Regina’s broken curse and remember who they were. But to their dismay, they aren’t transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin – aka Mr. Gold – in an effort to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina, has introduced magic into the town. In fairytales magic has its place, but in our world it can have unfathomable consequences. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land, Prince Phillip awakens his sleeping beauty, Aurora (Sarah Bolger, “The Tudors”), but discovers that he and his traveling companion, Mulan (Jamie Chung, “Sucker Punch,” “The Hangover Part II”), will soon have to face a deadly foe.

Thanks goes to the Huffington Post for sharing the pictures.

What role do you think Dr. Whale will play in ‘Broken’?

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