While the residents of Storybrooke are in the dark about who cursed them this time and why (and the past year’s events) on “Once Upon a Time,” the audience knows exactly who’s behind it: The Wicked Witch of the West.
Rebecca Mader’s new villain gleefully exclaimed in the midseason premiere that “wicked always wins” as she put the finishing touches on her curse thanks to Chris Gorham’s flying monkey procuring Regina’s blood. While we still don’t know exactly why the Wicked Witch is so intent on cursing the Fairy Tale Land characters, “OUAT” creators told Zap2it it has to do with jealousy.
Based on these first look photos ABC just released from this Sunday’s (March 16) all-new episode, “Witch Hunt,” the Wicked Witch is hiding in plain sight, mixing among the amnesia-cursed Storybrooke residents in the present as Zelena, a “kindly” midwife. Is Zelena going to try to steal Snow White’s baby?
Check out these first look photos of the Wicked Witch’s Storybrooke alter ego Zelena: