ABC is getting ready to write a new chapter.
The network has unveiled a fresh promo for Once Upon a Time Season 5, teasing a new character to come (Brave‘s Merida, played by Amy Manson), along with a new twist on a long-time character (the very dark Emma, who sacrificed her soul to save Regina on the May finale).
We also take a look back at past seasons and villains in this promo, while we hear Snow make a vow.
"I will not lose my daughter to darkness," she says to close the preview.
But it's safe to say this may be an easier promise to say than to keep.
Get a look at what's ahead and then be sure you're on your living room couch when Once Upon a Time Season 5 Season 1 airs on Sunday, September 27 at 8/7c.