'Once Upon a Time' Will Not Have a 'Very Special Episode' for LGBT Relationship

The show's creators discuss the decision in detail.

'Once Upon a Time' Will Not Have a 'Very Special Episode' for LGBT Relationship

After it was announced that Once Upon a Time would explore an LGBT relationship this season, the show's fans have had a plethora of reactions to this decision. Last Sunday's episode did not officially confirm who would be part of the highly-anticipated LGBT relationship, however, it was heavily implied that Mulan and Red were the chosen ones. Understandably, a lasting bond could blossom between the two ladies as they embark on their adventure to heal Mulan's broken heart (thanks, Aurora!). The potential new couple already has an ardent following of shippers who refer to them as Mulan Rouge.

However, Once Upon a Time creators and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis did not want to offer any confirmation about the potential LGBT couple. “We’d rather not comment on who it is with or what it is about,” Horowitz told Entertainment Weekly. “Our goal is to make it as we see it in the real world, just as normal and as a part of every day life as it should be.”

“Our worry is the more the press asks us, the more it’s turning into the very special episode of Once, where we have a gay character, as opposed to what we wanted, which was we tell a story of love no different than Snow and Charming or Hook and Emma,” Kitsis added.

Although both Horowitz and Kitsis are grateful for the show's supporters, they want to do justice to this new storyline. “We also feel the weirdness of the more we talk about it, the more does it seem marginalized as opposed to normalized,” Horowitz stated. “That’s where we are and why we’re hesitant to comment specifically on what our plans are.”

Basically, Once Upon a Time fans should be patient because everything will be revealed in due time and, surely, it will be worth the wait.

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