Jennifer Morrison teases the imminent arrival of a “mysterious stranger” who will have a meaningful impact on Storybrooke and the curse.
The actress who plays Emma Swan admitted that a potential new ‘love interest’ is on the cards for her character:
“They do start to hint at someone who is literally called ‘a mysterious stranger’ for a long time.”
Speculation on the mysterious stranger — to be played by Eion Bailey — has been doing the rounds since the early story details for “7:15 AM” arrived. The official description reads:
Mary Margaret and David continue to grapple with their unrequited love, and Emma and Regina grow suspicious over a mysterious new stranger in town. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Snow White yearns to ease her breaking heart as Prince Charming’s wedding to King Midas’ daughter nears.
The mysterious stranger is interesting, for one, because he’ll (seemingly) be the first ‘outsider’ to enter Storybrooke since Emma arrived.
- What impact will this have on the curse, if any?
- Is the mysterious stranger a fairytale character — if so, who?
- If not, does his arrival hint that non-fairytale characters can come and go from Storybrooke?
Morrison hints that the mysterious stranger may start buying into Henry’s fairytale sooner than the other characters:
“I think the mysterious stranger is one of those people who may be a part of that. He’s going to have some knowledge that some of the other people in town don’t have.”