The Evil Queen is coming to Storybrooke in Season 6 of "Once Upon a Time," and we expect her to cause big problems for Regina (Lana Parrilla) and her entire extended family.
However, the family member we're most excited to see the Evil Queen interact with is Henry (Jared Gilmore).
When all is said and done, Henry is still her son, and she's still been around, in one form or another, while Regina has been raising him. Does that mean that her affection for him has transferred over, despite the Evil Queen's hardened and heartless exterior?
Showrunner Adam Horowitz says yes. "She's still his mother ... Those feelings and issues exist, it's going to be a little complicated and messy."
Eddie Kitsis likened their dynamic to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. "Vader loved his son, he just wanted him to come over to the dark side," Kitsis says. "You're the Evil Queen, you still love your child, it's just you just wish Henry wasn't worried about being the Author and helping these people that she lovingly refers to as idiots. She would like Henry to help her, like, curse the town."
We'll have to wait and see whether or not the Evil Queen will get Henry to turn to the dark side or not, but Jared Gilmore is hoping that the apple won't fall too far from the tree, so to speak.
"[Evil Henry] would be awesome, and I think it would be amazing," Gilmore says.
We're not sure his moms would be too excited about Evil Henry, but it would definitely mix things up in Storybrooke for Season 6.
"Once Upon a Time" returns Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.