Adam Horowitz

On the Set: Everything you need to know about Once Upon a Time's 100th episode

Magic truly comes alive for Once Upon a Time’s 100th episode. Smoke machines blanket an entire icy warehouse, forcing cast and crew alike to don gas masks. Dry-ice bubbles rise from the depths of an 80-foot-long pool, over which a wooden barge skims the dark surface, guided only by dim lanterns. It’s eerily quiet. That is, until someone starts synergistically singing “It’s a Small World.”

The crew has jumped aboard the ferryman’s boat, which will eventually take heroes and villains alike to the mouth of the Underworld. “You must be this tall to ride this ride,” jokes one crewman, who will spend the day retracting the ship in order to send it on the brief but slow journey into depths of Hell. Unable to see five feet in front of them, the weapons-clad cast boards the ship, ready to stuff their respirators away once cameras start rolling. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is back in her hero gear, the requisite red leather jacket cutting through the haze, as she lies prone in the boat, waking up with a start upon their arrival.

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The Hot Seat: Once Upon a Time bosses answer your burning questions

As our favorite heroes and villains head to the Underworld in a bid to save Hook, EW has decided it’s time to put Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in The Hot Seat, where they have the option of answering your questions from Twitter with “Yes,” “No” or “Can’t say.” Get the scoop below:

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Once Upon a Time's LGBT relationship not part of a 'Very Special Episode'

Ever since the creative team behind Once Upon a Time announced that the show would finally be exploring an LGBT relationship in its fifth season, fans have been waiting with bated breath to find out who that would involve.

The easy guess was Mulan (Jamie Chung), who recently returned a nearly unrecognizable character after having her heart broken because Aurora (Sarah Bolger), whom she harbors feelings for, had a baby with Prince Phillip (Julian Morris). With Mulan now setting off on a new adventure with Ruby (Meghan Ory), some viewers pondered whether that was the LGBT relationship the OUAT bosses were talking about — they even already have a ‘shipper name, MulanRouge!

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New York Comic Con: What we learned from the Once Upon a Time panel

The Once Upon a Time panel at New York Comic Con launched with a special screening of this Sunday’s episode, leaving fans with a lot of feelings and even more questions. 

Following the viewing, the panelists – comprised of the Dark Swan herself, Jennifer Morrison, as well as show creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis – shared some juicy details on what’s to come the rest of the season. Ahead, what we learned about this season of Once:

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Once Upon a Time: It's time for Regina to become the hero

Though Once Upon a Time’s upcoming fifth season will heavily explore what it means for the savior (Jennifer Morrison) to turn to the dark side — oh so much scoop on that here — it should be noted that the fairy-tale drama will also be delving into quite the opposite: Regina (Lana Parrilla) will be stepping into the light.

“Regina is going to the hero,” Parilla says. “It’s really her journey of exploring that. It’s an immense amount of responsibility. We’ll see her evolving into this role and we’ll see where she ends up.”

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Once Upon a Time bosses spill season 5 Dark Swan secrets

At this point, every diehard Once Upon a Time fan knows all about the Dark Swan — what she looks like, who’s supposedly training her, where she might be, how different she is from the previous Dark One, what she’s inspired by and who might have her dagger. Still, EW tracked down executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis to answer a few last burning questions pertaining to the new Dark One. Don’t worry, more scoop about your other favorite Once characters is coming! Without further ado:  

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