From E's Watch with Kristin
1) So by now we know that Sebastian Stan, from Gossip Girl, will be playing the Mad Hatter in the 17th episode. This episode will be set in Wonderland and we get to find out why he is called the Mad Hatter.
~ Edward ~ "The first [difference] you'll notice is in who the Mad Hatter was and his backstory. Then what Wonderland is and [its] changes is something we hope to explore also." "We're hoping this tells you the story of the Mad Hatter, but will also leave you questions about Wonderland."2) Dr. Whale will return, but we won't find out who his fairy tale character is this season.
3) We will see Belle for a little bit in episode 14, as noted before. However, she will be much more prominent towards the end of the season.
4) As mentioned before, Barbara Hershey will play Regina's mother in an upcoming episode.
~ Edward ~ "Evil is not born, it's made. Her mother has a specific viewpoint about the world." ~ Adam ~ "Hopefully you'll get a great insight into Regina and why she is the way she is."5) The mystery of Kathryn's disappearance will go on for the next 4 or 5 episodes before it gets resolved.
6) In episode 18, we will finally see what Snow White did to Regina that made her hate Snow.
7) In episode 19, we'll find out more about Rumple and his relationship with his son.
From LA Times Entertainment.
8) We are going to find out why Rumple didn't enact the curse himself, and what he and Regina are up to.
9) We'll find out who August really is and what is his agenda in Storybrooke.
~ Adam ~ "What we saw August [Eion Bailey] doing in that episode in putting those pages in the book is the first step in peeling back the onion to who this guy is...."10) Edward and Adam know who Henry's father is and they have a specific plan for his character.
Phew! That's a lot of information. But who's complaining?? : )