Nostalgic fans of Once Upon a Time will be pleased to know that a well-loved character is returning to the show. The remainder of season 6 brings back Snow White’s good friend, Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher). Read on to find out about the latest Once Upon a Time season 6 spoilers.
With the Charmings in trouble, it appears the little mermaid is willing to lend a hand. This only seems fitting given that Snow was able to help her find her happy ending with Prince Eric.
Aside from Snow and Ariel’s earlier encounter in the Enchanted Forest, the mermaid also made appearances in the series’ Neverland storyline. The arc revealed Ariel’s previous encounter with Captain Hook. Finally, she last appeared in the season four episode titled Poor Unfortunate Soul.
The episode reveals a great deal on Ursula’s background before she became a villain. However, Ariel’s appearance at almost the last minute proves to be the key to giving the villain her happy ending. Tasked by Hook to fetch Poseidon, the father-daughter reunion frees Ursula of her villainous nature.
Once Upon a Time season 6 spoilers
Entertainment Weekly recently revealed that Ariel returns when season 6 resumes. The source quotes executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis as saying:
“Ariel returns and meets Princess Jasmine [Karen David] as they join Hook [Colin O’Donoghue] on an adventure as he and Emma [Jennifer Morrison] face a daunting challenge that requires a big time princess team-up.” Since Princess Jasmine was only introduced to the show recently, this marks her first on-screen appearance with Ariel.
It is also note-worthy that the EPs mention a “big time princess team-up”. Though they could simply mean Ariel, Jasmine and Snow White, previous princesses could also make their way back to the show. Among the characters Storybrooke hasn’t seen around for a while now include Sarah Bolger’s Princess Aurora and Elizabeth Lail’s Princess Anna.
At this point, what’s in store for Ariel remains a mystery. Check back with GoshTV for more news on the Once Upon a Time spoilers, cast and the show’s episodes.
Once Upon a Time season 6 returns on March 5, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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