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Once Upon A Time Reaches Its (Happy?) Ending

Roxanne Powell | PopWrapped Author

Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer
02/13/2018 4:46 pm
PopWrapped | Fandom
Once Upon A Time Reaches Its (Happy?) Ending | Once Upon a Time
Media Courtesy of ABC/ TV By The Numbers

Fairytales are always capturing the imagination, and several projects have found their way ono our movie and television screens. Once Upon a Time started out as a show where Emma Swan had to find her way back to believing in the impossible, and has quickly grown into a fan favorite. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

The newest season has turned into a bit of a reboot, with the next generation finding its new nonbeliever in Emma's son, Henry Mills. Once again, there's a curse involved, and yes it does whipe everyone's memories except for the person who cast it.

And no, we won't be telling you who.

According to TV Line, the ABC fairytale drama is coming to a close at the end of this season. It seems the reboot is not doing as well as the creators hoped, and fans will have to say goodbye to residents of the Enchanted Forest, Wonderland, Oz, and the East Coast.

“Seven years ago, we set out to create a show about hope, where even in the darkest of times, a happy ending would always be possible,” Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, the creators and executive producers of Once Upon a Time, said. “But we never imagined the happy ending that was actually in store for all of us — years and years of adventure, romance, magic and hope. We’re so grateful to our brilliant collaborators — the cast, crew, and writers — as well as our partners at the studio and network for making this journey possible. But most of all, we want to thank the fans. Their fierce loyalty and devotion was the real magic behind Once Upon a Time. We hope they join us for these last few hours as we journey to the Enchanted Forest for one more adventure.”

Even ABC President Channing Dunget, sister of the show's favorite sea witch Ursula (played by Merrin Dungey), is sad to see the show end. In her own statement, she claimed "Adam and Eddy's pitch ... was something incredibly special" and watching the show come to an end "will be bittersweet."

But fans should be proud of the fandom! Since the show aired in October 2011, 12.8 million people have tuned in to watch the stories of Emma Swan, Prince Charming, Snow White, and the Evil Queen unfold alongside characters such as Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, the Seven Dwarves, and the Blue Fairy.

With the reboot, only about 2.5 million people watch the show, and ratings have gone down since Once Upon a Time moved to their new Friday timeslot. 

Fans can expect to see the final episodes of Once Upon a Time beginning Friday, March 2, 2018.


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