Heroes of 'Once Upon a Time' prepare for epic showdown with the baddest villain on series finale

All your OG heroes including Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan and Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Jared Gilmore will return for one last fight


                            Heroes of 'Once Upon a Time' prepare for epic showdown with the baddest villain on series finale

Seven years after we were transported to the (non)magical land of Storybrooke, ABC has cancelled 'Once Upon a Time.'  

We have seen our beloved storybook characters brought to life in land we couldn't have imagined, including Wonderland, Neverland and the Underworld. We saw Snow White and Prince Charming choose love over and over again for eight seasons, we saw Belle and Rumpelstiltskin fall in love and get married, we saw Peter Pan trade his son Rumpelstiltskin in the quest of eternal youth, we saw the Evil Queen raise her nemesis Snow White's grandson as her own son before falling in love with and marrying Robin Hood, among many other bizarre things.



How do you top all that or at least wrap all those storylines and tie a beautiful bow around it in time for the unexpected series finale? Turns out, the writers and showrunners have anticipated and prepared for everything and what we are going to get is an epic battle that is going to be the mother of all battles. 

In “Leaving Storybrooke,” the series finale episode, the main storyline is going to be Regina aka the reformed Evil Queen's (played by Lana Parrilla) attempts at stopping Wish Rumple’s (played by Robert Carlyle) evil plan by dissuading Wish Henry (portrayed by Jared S Gilmore) from his path for vengeance. 

Andrew J. West as adult Henry along with Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen (Facebook)
Andrew J. West as adult Henry along with Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen (Facebook)

Meanwhile, Weaver (also played by Robert Carlyle) struggles to find a way to defeat his evil alter ego after his hopes of being reunited with Belle (portrayed by Emilie de Ravin) are crushed. The third storyline to focus on is that of Rogers aka Wish Captain Hook (portrayed by Colin O’Donoghue), who learns that his life is threatened and is now faced with the ultimate sacrifice.  



All the OG heroes, including Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Jared Gilmore as Young Henry, will also return for the finale episode, which was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Other stars joining them for the finale are Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Tony Amendola as Marco, David Anders as Dr Wale, Lee Arenberg as Leroy, Jack Davies as Pinocchio, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleep, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Gabe Khouth as Sneezy, Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly, Tiera Skovbye as Robin/Margot and Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.  

You can watch the episode, titled 'Leaving Storybrooke', and directed by Ralph Hemecker, on Friday, May 18, at 8 pm (EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.