The International Business times released today, January 5th 2013, in their latest Entertainment section, spoilers for the second half of Season Three of "Once Upon a Time". As shown in the video promos at the bottom of the page, we are introduced to a new villain, judging from the hash tag #Wickediscoming fans anticipate the "Wizard of Oz" famous Wicked Witch of the West.
The actress to land the coveted role is Rebecca Mader, formerly of "Fringe" and "Drop Dead Diva". Judging from the promo photos on her IMDB page, she gives the famous "Oz" villain quite a makeover.
Other new castmembers include Alexandra Metz as Rapunzel and Christopher Gorham, who's role and participation in the show is being kept under wraps.
At the ending of the last episode, Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) indeed defeated Peter Pan( Robbie Kay), it resulted in his own seeming demise, as both characters disappeared in a cloud of magic. Although Rumplestiltskin's future seems pretty finished in the show, writers Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have assured fans at KPop Starz there will be a comeback, and a reunion with his true love, Belle.
Regina's reversal of the curse cast by Peter Pan unfortunately wiped Storybooke off the map, returning all fairy tale characters to the Enchanted Forest, and wiping Emma and Henry's memories. Enter Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) at the literal last minute of the episode, it seems start of the second half of the season he will be trying to jog Emma's memories so she could return with him and help her parents.
"Once Upon a Time" returns March 9th, 2013 on ABC.