A second promo cut for Sunday’s Once Upon A Time — “An Apple Red As Blood” — offers one or two new bits of footage and suggests a certain someone will spring a return.
From the looks the things, Jefferson is set to make an appearance:
Last seen going nuts in Wonderland/falling into his hat in Storybrooke, his return (backed up by the cast listing) would certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. It also looks like Regina-brooke acquires her “forbidden fruit” from the magician himself, but that could just be the way the promo is cut.
Still, it would make sense if Regina retrieved the hat following the events of “Hat Trick”. If Jefferson is trapped in the hat, it could well be that Regina uses him to get the apple from one of the lands with magic. That would be pretty cool, as I think much of OUAT’s potential is locked in its ability to show the two worlds intersecting.