Lightning Round 8: Once Upon a Time Bosses Answer Your Burning Questions

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Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison | Photo Credits: Jack Rowand/ABC

Will Emma get some magic lessons from Regina in Neverland? Does Ariel have a connection to one of our favorite characters?

With Once Upon a Timereturning for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 29 (8/7c on ABC), decided it's time for our eighth Lightning Round with the brain trust behind ABC's fairy-tale drama, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.

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We grabbed your fan questions off Twitter and hit up Horowitz and Kitsis for a quick round of scoop, in which the producers had the option to answer, "Yes," "No" or "Can't Answer." Some of their answers, and possible non-answers, are pretty telling, so check them out below:

Will we find out why or how Peter Pan obtained the drawing of Henry?

Adam Horowitz: Yes.

Is your Rufio the same as Hook's version of Rufio?

Horowitz: Rufio belongs to another take on the Pan thing. We're not using that character that was created by another world, but we are making a loving nod towards a movie and a mythology that we enjoy. Hook was a movie that we saw when we were younger.

Kitsis: Everyone has great respect for that movie in the [writers'] room and you realize collectively everyone grew up loving that movie.

Horowitz: We wanted to give the fans a little nod to that. So, if you look closely, I think you might get a nice, fun nod.

Are we finally going to see how Regina (Lana Parrilla) adopted Henry (Jared Gilmore)?

Kitsis and Horowitz: Yes!

Will Regina get a love interest?

Horowitz: Yes.

Kitsis: Will she chose to love is another question.

Can the Charmings really trust their enemies?

Horowitz: Can't answer.

Will Ariel have a connection to our group?

Horowitz: Yes.

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Will Emma (Jennifer Morrison) get magic lessons from Regina?

Horowitz: Can't answer.

Will there be a way to communicate between Neverland and Storybrooke?

Horowitz: Ooo!

Kitsis: Can't answer.

Horowitz: Good question, though!

Will there be a new mayor in Storybrooke?

Kitsis: I'm not sure that the municipality of Storybrooke is what is first and foremost on the minds of the citizens.

Horowitz: We've seen a lot of Twitter fire about maybe Belle (Emilie de Ravin) will be mayor. She's comptroller while everyone is gone. [Laughs]

Will we see Wendy Darling (Freya Tingley) again?

Kitsis: Perhaps.

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Will we find out who wrote the fairy tale book?

Horowitz: Can't answer.

Might the group split up when they get to Neverland?

Horowitz and Kitsis: Can't answer.

Will Rumple (Robert Carlyle) revert to his old self physically in Neverland?

Kitsis: You never know with the Dark One.

Horowitz: Being in Neverland will have a profound effect on all the characters, including Rumple.

Will we actually see the Land of Oz this season?

Kitsis: Perhaps.

Horowitz: Let's talk about that question in December.

Kitsis: Not in the first pod of episodes.

Before our next Lightning Round, be sure to check out our previous installments (Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5, Round 6 and Round 7). Share your Once questions in the comments section below or send them to @NatalieAbrams with the hashtag #OUATLR9.

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c on ABC.

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