Raphael Sbarge stars as the lovable Archie/Jiminy Cricket on “Once Upon a Time,” who is reeling just like the rest of Storybrooke with the knowledge and memories that came flooding back when the curse was broken. He tells Zap2it that Storybrooke is in for some troubled times.
“We are now faced with the crisis of consciousness that is the curse has ended and now what’s to be done?” says Sbarge. “With the awareness that the curse is ended, the fact that the person who has perpetrated the curse does also come front and center. There’s some turmoil in Storybrooke for sure and we’re seeing some fallout.”
He is speaking in reference to the faction of Storybrookians who are trying to leave town in Sunday night’s (Oct. 7) episode. And David is one of a few voices of reason.
“In general, I think everyone’s kind of reeling with the information, trying to adjust … Snow White and Emma have disappeared,” says Sbarge. “There’s a huge crescendo that occurs that does include David and his knowledge. By virtue of having seem what happened and by virtue of being a de facto leader in this case, you’ll see some pretty dramatic events occur as related to his knowledge of what happened.”
Sbarge also teases for us all the new faces we’re going to be seeing this season in both Storybrooke and Fairytale Land.
“[The creators] are really expanding the canvas of the characters that we know. There’s a small army of them coming,” says Sbarge. “And in the course of that, those of us who were at the center of the original Storybrooke universe are more on the periphery. It’s very similar to what happened on ‘Lost,’ where things kind of expanded out a bit. We’re all there, no one’s going anywhere. But there’s really an expansion of our family.”
“Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.