New Once Upon a Time photos tease family reunions

Once Upon a Time season 5 groupA lot of familiar faces will be returning for the continuation of the fifth season of Once Upon a Time.

This becomes even more evident with the latest batch of promotional pictures released by ABC. We get to see members of the main cast standing around looking intense, no doubt engrossed by their latest mission, to rescue one of their own from the Underworld. Emma, Snow, Charming, Regina, Henry, Robin Hood, and a reluctant Rumplestiltskin will be trying to find the lost soul of the dashing pirate Killian Jones/Captain Hook, who sacrificed himself in the mid-season finale to prevent the Dark Ones from taking over the world.

Once Upon a Time Peter Pan season 5The second half of the season will be an adventure unlike any Once Upon a Time has ever seen, as the characters take a journey that will make them cross paths with significant figures from their past. The return of many former cast members has already been announced, but the promotional photos show them truly back and in costume.

Once Upon a Time season 5 cora and reginaWe see Robbie Kay (Heroes Reborn) all suited up as a dapper Peter Pan and about to meet his son Rumplestiltskin, as well as a heartwarming reunion between Barbara Hershey’s Cora and Regina Mills. So it seems like there will be several family reunions when the main cast visits the Underworld, though not all will be happy ones.

Many other former characters have been announced to appear in the special episode which will be the 100th for the show. Fans are looking forward to seeing some of these faces again, as well as some of the new characters who will be joining the ever growing cast of the fairy tale drama, including certain figures from Greek mythology.

Once Upon a Time season 5 group with DwarvesSome of the photos also reveal Snow White’s friends, the dwarves, enjoying a hearty meal together, all in their Enchanted Forest garb. Lana Parrilla is also seen in another fabulously regal outfit as the Evil Queen. Apparently, there will be flashbacks in the upcoming episode featuring the queen and certain figures from her past.

This new story arc will explore the main characters in greater depth by making them literally confront the ghosts of their past, while also figuring out a way to get back to the land of the living. They’ve all come a long way for the past four and a half seasons, and it seems like they have greater hurdles still to conquer before they can get their happy endings.

Details about the plot for the rest of the season have been kept under wraps during the hiatus, but the show’s writers are confident that the fans will enjoy what they have come up with. For now, the promotional photos will have to satisfy everyone’s burning curiosity about the direction the show will be taking.

Once Upon a Time will return for its magical landmark 100th episode on March 6 on ABC.