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Once Upon a Time Season 5 Premiere: Emma Struggles as Dark Swan

By Patty Gopez | Sep 23rd, 2015

Oncers rejoice - the Once Upon a Time Season 5 premiere is just around the corner! The season 4 finale saw Emma (Jennifer Morrison) selflessly sacrificing herself to the darkness in order to save Regina (Lana Parrilla), with the heroes in Storybrooke wondering where Emma went. With the dramatic season 4 finale leaving us with more questions than ever, season 5 is sure to provide answers, beginning with the premiere airing SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 8|7c

 

Watch the Season 5 teaser: Where is Emma Swan?

In the season premiere, immediately after becoming the Dark One, Emma disappears and the heroes must band together to save her. Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest, Emma struggles to resist her dark urges.

Here are 5 reasons to watch the season premiere of Once Upon a Time:

The Dark Swan

In the season 4 finale, Emma made the brave choice of saving Regina and sacrificing herself to the darkness. While it’s hard to imagine Emma as anything but good, there is an inner darkness in her that could very well lead her down a very dark path.

Get a first look at Emma Swan as the Dark Swan

Rumplestiltskin's fate

Last season's finale left Rumplestiltskin on the verge of death. Will Rumple make it out alive?

Captain Swan’s status

It was heartbreaking to witness Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) in despair over losing Emma to the darkness – after all, she’s the one who helped brighten his own darkness. With Emma in another world, how will Hook cope? Will Captain Swan be together again?

Watch as Emma becomes the Dark One, leaving behind her loved ones... including Hook

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Merida

Brave warrior princess Merida is joining our heroes this season after an encounter with Emma.

Watch as Merida comes to Once Upon a Time

Regina and Robin’s fate

With Marian completely out of the picture, Regina and Robin (Sean Maguire) are destined to be together. There's just one slight snag: Regina’s wicked sister Zelena (Rebecca Mader) is currently pregnant with Robin’s baby. How will that affect one of Storybrooke’s favorite couples?

Watch Dark Swan Rises: A Once Upon a Time Fan Celebration 7|6c right before the premiere!

Tune in to the Season 5 Premiere of Once Upon a Time SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 8|7c on ABC.

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