Why Once Upon a Time Should Follow Jennifer Morrison's Lead & halt With Season 6 – eonline
The Savior’s days are officially numbered.
Much to the surprise of Once Upon a Time fans everywhere, Jennifer Morrison has announced that she won’t be returning to the ABC fantasy series should it earn itself a seventh season order in the coming weeks. And while co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis may own figured out how to withhold the series alive in the absence of its central character, we’ve got a proposition that may not be favorite, but might be essential: Let Once Upon a Time leave the air along with Emma Swan.
The future of the series has been in question for much of this season, with rumors of a reinvention of sorts coming our way should the ratings-challenged point to eke out a renewal. However, central to whole those rumors was Morrison herself, whom whole reports indicated would be along for the fresh ride, along with co-stars Colin O’Donoghue, Lana Parrilla and Robert Carlyle. Now that Morrison’s Emma Swan can’t possibly be a allotment of the equation moving forward, the threads of memoir that once seemed possible in the future suddenly aren’t. After whole, final night’s great, brilliant musical episode finally saw Emma and O’Donoghue’s Hook tie the knot. He can’t possibly stay around without his fresh bride, can he?
Of course, the easiest retort to whole of this is to just own poor Emma meet her halt in much-discussed Final Battle against the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) in the upcoming season six finale, sacrificing herself for the future of Storybrooke and whole those she loves. It would certainly be a fitting, whether not tragic, ending to the life of the Savior. After whole, what has Emma’s life been whether not one sacrifice after the other in the name of for the greater pleasurable? But whether that’s the way Horowitz and Kitsis own decided to write their heroine out, that’s a finale fitting for a series, not a season.
“I believe the way we sort of peer at it is these are stories for these characters and there are set halt points to different stories but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t fresh stories for different characters,” Horowitz recently told press. “So I believe that by the halt of the season finale, a lot of what we’ve been doing for the final six years is wrapped up in a very satisfying way and then we walk forward in a way that at the halt of it, hopefully you’ll see what we’re hoping to achieve in season seven.”
While we salute Horowitz and Kitsis’ attempt to withhold the beloved series alive, is anyone really clamoring for fresh stories for different characters? We’re not so certain.
Morrison is hardly the first star to depart a hit series, upending the memoir in the process. We’ve got a gallery of shocking exits that’s full of actors and actresses who’ve done this exact thing. But she might be one of the few whose series might not be able to outlive her absence. And that doesn’t own to be a inappropriate thing. In fact, it just might be the “fortunately ever after” Once Upon a Time truly deserves.
achieve you believe OUAT can survive Morrison’s departure? Should it? Sound off in the comments below!
Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour season six finale airs Sunday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.