Variety: Cast Previews Challenges, Backstories At Season Four Premiere
“Elsa shows up in her blue dress in Mary Margaret’s apartment,” said Ginnifer Goodwin, though the actress noted that Mary Margaret will not be directly involved with the “Frozen” story. “Mary Margaret is making things that happen with Regina and other characters not her business. She’s going to work on her own relationship with Regina,” a storyline Goodwin believes is going to make fans of the show happy.
Goodwin added that Mary Margaret will also find herself struggling once more with missing the life of one child. “[She] expected that having Prince Neal would sort of provide an emotional renewal… but instead has illuminated even more of the things she missed out on, not getting to raise Emma.” A former elementary school teacher in her cursed life, the character will also be thrust into a new job, “and she’s being expected to rule as she did in the Enchanted Forest.”
After spending season three kidnapped in Neverland and without a memory, Jared Gilmore noted that he’s looking forward to having a more active story when the show returns. “Henry’s going to have a great time,” said Gilmore. “He’s working with Mr. Gold, which is great. He’s my grandpa so we need some bonding time.”