Camelot here we come! Once Upon a Time season 5, episode 1, “Dark Swan,” airs tonight on ABC. Here’s what to expect from the premiere!
Is any journey on Once Upon a Time ever easy? From securing portals to fighting through magical spells to ensuring the safety of your loved ones, no journey has ever been a walk in the park. For Emma Swan the descent into darkness will be the toughest of all. Not only for herself, but for her family, friends, and Storybrooke as a whole.
Tonight’s Once Upon a Time season 5 premiere, “Dark Swan,” will lay the groundwork for the mission ahead. How will the heroes get from Storybrooke to the Enchanted Forest? How is Rumpelstiltskin still around to talk to Emma? And what secrets are waiting behind Camelot’s walls?
When we last left Storybrooke, Emma sacrificed herself to the dark spirit that threatened to take Regina. As the dagger fell to the pavement revealing Emma’s name a new chapter in Once Upon a Time‘s storybook began. Henry is without the quill to change any written history of Emma’s decision. Zelena is still locked up and pregnant with Robin Hood’s child. Mr. Gold lies dying in his pawn shop with Belle by his side.
There are a ton of uncertain elements keeping the heroes tied down in Storybrooke, but they must look beyond their personal troubles and fixate on larger problem looming outside of their realm. How will they save Emma from herself?
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Watch Once Upon a Time season 5, episode 1, “Dark Swan,” tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.