The relationship between Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and Emma:
I think that this is obviously a pairing where there are a lot of sparks onscreen. But there are a lot of complications. We know how she felt about Neal [Cassady] in the past and yeah, all I can say is that we are aware of how well those two played together.
Jane’s Favorite Scene in Tallahassee between Neal Cassady (Michael Raymond-James) and Emma:
I co-wrote that episode with Christine Boylan who’s on our staff... I think I like the scene in the convenience store where [Emma] was pretending to be pregnant. It was funny and we got to see her when she was running back to the car and she drops the bag. The way that was staged was so funny. You could get to see her smiling and laughing in the way we don’t normally see Emma.
Non-Fairytale Land characters popping up in Storybrooke:
When you think about it, it’s an interesting question because I think Henry and a lot of viewers see the transition from the stories we’ve told before to Frankenstein as being a big leap. Obviously, Frankenstein has some folktale like elements to it, but really feels like a very different genre. But for me, I felt like we already made that leap quite a bit earlier when we went to Pinocchio because Pinocchio is not a folktale. We know who wrote it. It has an author and it was written in a certain year as opposed to folktales.
The upcoming episode “Manhattan” (February 17):
It's just stunning and revelatory and funny and tragic and awesome. Revelatory is the best word. And so, keep an eye for that. I guess that’s the best thing I can do is just say – I don’t want to tell you anything. I don’t want to spoil you. There are some big, big reveals coming up that are so satisfying and so amazing and so sterling and inevitable in this style of good storytelling that I think you all are just going to be blown away.
Crossovers and mashups:
Oh, yes, well, I mean, one of the things that I love is when there’s a show that has stories and characters that are so appealing– so real – to people that they want to continue writing them and think up more stories for them and come up with crossovers like that, I think that means that Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] did a really good job creating this world and the way the stories unfold and the characters. And so yeah, when people come up with mash-ups and crossovers like that, I think it makes me smile because it makes me feel like those characters are living beyond the edges of my script pages. And so yeah, if anyone out there wants to write that, write it and put it up somewhere and let your friends see it.