graham emma ouat 'Once Upon a Time' EPs: 'Cauldron of emotions that leads to [spoiler]'“Once Upon a Time” has its midseason finale coming up Sunday (Dec. 11) with the episode “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” Zap2it spoke with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis about what we can look forward to before the show goes on hiatus.

Warning: Some slight spoilers ahead, though what is discussed is already out there on the internet. But you’ve been warned anyway.

We first had to inquire as to the relationship between Sheriff Graham and Emma Swan – which we know from some publicity stills is heating up this episode.

“Coming out of the end of [episode six], Emma is in a raw emotional place, trying to come to terms with her feelings about what she discovered about Graham. Graham is also in a very raw emotional place because he’s clearly conflicted and it’s this cauldron of emotions that leads to the kiss,” says Horowitz.

“We’re really excited that the kiss that you’ve seen is really just the jumping off point of the story we’re telling,” says Kitsis. “It’s not like it ends with the kiss, it starts with that and it takes us somewhere that we’re excited to show you.”

We wonder what Mayor Regina will think about her boy toy cavorting with her nemesis.

“If you were frightened at the look she gave when she found out Emma was made deputy, you might imagine how she feels,” laughs Kitsis.

We’ll have more from the EPs after the episode airs, so be sure to check back with Zap2it. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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