It’s time to add another log onto the proverbial speculation fire when it comes to Once Upon a Time season 6.
Between rumors that a season 7 will be more like a reboot than a continuation and reports that several key cast members could be saying goodbye at the end of the year, season 6 looks like it could bring a proper close to the narrative. Once Upon a Time co-creator Adam Horowitz, as well as fellow co-creator Edward Kitsis, hasn’t commented publicly on his plan for the end of season 6 and the beginning of season 7. On his Twitter account Horowitz released the title for the season 6 finale and it sounds appropriately final.
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Here’s a twofer — the final #OnceUponATime #titlespoilers of season 6 — hope to see ya Sunday! pic.twitter.com/DDPVqN0XZr
— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) March 15, 2017
Taken out of context the titles suggest the season 6 finale will be rather like a series finale. As one Twitter user and fan, @LizaLaRumbelle, pointed out, a final battle has already been teased on the show. Rumple told his estranged wife Belle in the season 6 winter premiere that if they can’t stop their son’s mission of vengeance the whole town might be in store for a huge climatic war. This isn’t the first time Rumple has talked about final battle either. Going back to as early as the pilot the Dark One has been teasing a huge battle. It is not hard to connect the dots between these ominous warnings and now the finale titles.
@AdamHorowitzLA omg is it the final battle Rumple warns us in the pilot?????
— Liza (@LizaLaRumbelle) March 15, 2017
@AdamHorowitzLA Is this going to come into play? pic.twitter.com/tL1k3BftOZ
— 19.08.17 (@SheLikesTheHook) March 15, 2017
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Some fans have taken things in another and maybe more pessimistic direction. The final battle might not refer to one for all characters but simply just a single one as if someone is going to die. This would suggest that season 6 would be less of a series finale and more just a season finale but it doesn’t exactly sound like a happy ending, which is what most people want from a fairy tale.
@captainswan46 what if thats just hinting at end of a character. i don’t like title either way.
— Sarah Alyce Johnson (@motormouthcrazy) March 15, 2017
Other fans just want Once Upon a Time to pull the trigger and tell fans what is really going on rather than just constantly teasing and I’m inclined to agree. It’s fine if Once Upon a Time is ending in season 6 or even planning to start semi-anew in season 7. It would be better if the show just spilled the beans and let fans prepare rather than the constant teases and rumors. It’s a point that Twitter user, @KillansBae, makes perfectly using the show’s own words against them.
— âš“ï¸Eliseâš“ï¸73ðŸ˜ˆFT5 (@KilliansBae) March 15, 2017
But what do you think? Is this the end of Once Upon a Time? Do you want to know what is happening or do you like the mystery? What does the title mean for you? How do you hope season 6 ends?
Once Upon a Time season 6 airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC. Want more news? Like our OUAT Facebook page.
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