Check out these sneak peek clips of “Once Upon a Time’s” big curse flashback episode — “Welcome to Storybrooke.”

Above, Regina comes to school to get Mary Margaret and take her to “John Doe” in the hospital. In the pilot, we saw Mary Margaret was already bringing him flowers on her rounds, so it’s interesting to see this first introduction, it would seem. It’s also interesting to hear her repeat the line about birds finding you if they truly love you.

With everyone being trapped in Storybrooke for 28 years and not aging, it’s kind of a “Groundhog Day” situation, right? We have a feeling this flashback is going to be intriguing (and possibly confusing).

Below, Regina grieves the loss of her mother, as Mr. Gold comes to pay his respects. He admits that Cora will alwayas have a place in his heart. But Regina is having none of it — she knows he is the one behind what Mary Margaret did, though Mary Margaret is the one who is going to pay.

And finally, Mr. Gold tells the Henry team that Regina is planning to exact revenge on Mary Margaret. David tells Mr. Gold that he has to help them.

Do you think Mr. Gold actually will help them? “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."