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Sandra Gonzalez
May 13, 2012 AT 12:15 PM EDT

Viewers have been promised answers and a big twist ending in tonight’s Once Upon a Time.

When we left off, young Henry (Jared Gilmore) was in danger after eating the apple turnover meant for Emma (Jennifer Morrison), and now Emma and Regina (Lana Parrilla) must band together (that’ll work out well…) to help save him. Meanwhile, it’s Charming’s (Josh Dallas) time to step up and save Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin), who has eaten the poison apple. “He’s got a lot to deal with,” Dallas jokes.

But while Dallas won’t give away any secrets (creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsiss helped us out in that department, though), he promises a end that will both please fans and also mark a new beginning. “It goes someplace you don’t expect it to go but you’re totally satisfied,” he says. “You keep wanting more and more because you don’t know where it’s going to go. You don’t know what’s going to happen in season 2 because it leaves it all wide open.”

Among the things he’d like to see when the show returns for season 2? More of Charming’s backstory, the Little Mermaid backstory fans have been teased (“I’m hoping Charming gets involved there somewhere,” he says), and…Jack and the Beanstalk? “I would love to see Jack and the Beanstalk,” he says. “It’s one of my favorites growing up and I hope to see that on the show. And who knows, with our show, maybe Charming is Jack.”

The weaving of stories (Rumple as the Beast, for example) is one thing Dallas says he has enjoyed the most in season 1. “[Horowitz and Kitsiss] have left [room] for these characters just to go deeper and deeper and deeper. I think that’s what’s great about this show. We can show so much about these characters and there’s still so much rich history to be mined,” he says. “I’m looking forward to that.”

For more from Dallas, join him and EW during our Once Upon a Time live blog tonight at 8 p.m. EST. And check out the video below for the actor’s take on the other Prince Charming making waves right now: Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror.

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