Well, that didn’t take long. Sean Maguire is back!
EW is reporting that Maguire, who played Robin Hood in the ABC drama, will return to Once Upon A Time in season 6, and it won’t be for just a few scenes, either.
“We’re thrilled to have Sean back for this story arc and are excited for the audience to see what we have planned, which in the wake of his character’s heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising,” showrunners Adam Horowtiz and Eddy Kitsis had to say.
That, however, doesn’t mean he’s coming back from the dead. The PTB have been clear on that. They just haven’t been clear on how we’ll get to see Robin.
“I’d say dead is dead,” Eddy Kitsis added. “We’ve had loss on this show, we’ve had people come back. We’re not going to the Underworld this year, so I can tell you that a lot of this year is about Regina dealing with loss and moving on because I think Regina has the most unfair luck of anybody, but that’s kind of what makes her Regina.”
It might be flashbacks. That’s the easy answer. But hey, this is Once Upon A Time. When have they ever gone for easy?
For his fans, however, the hows and whys probably don’t matter. Just the fact that we will is better news that anyone could have expected.
Once Upon A Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.