joanna garcia swisher once upon a time ariel 'Once Upon a Time's' JoAnna Garcia Swisher: Ariel helps save HenryThe latest “Once Upon a Time” episode is titled “Ariel,” which you all know means the Little Mermaid is popping up in the form of JoAnna Garcia Swisher. She teases for Zap2it that we won’t only see Ariel in flashbacks.

“You will see me in Neverland. You’ll see me all over the place,” says Garcia Swisher. “The wonderful thing about mermaids that not many people know is that they can swim between realms, so I am able to really help in the process of saving Henry.”

We had to ask — is she perhaps the occupant of Peter Pan’s other cage, the one we saw next to Neal at last episode’s end?

“I have no idea!” laughs Garcia Swisher, not telling. But even if she is, this episode won’t be the last that we see of Ariel this season.

“You can look forward to a little bit more Ariel, she doesn’t just go away in the first episode,” says Garcia Swisher.

Look for more from our interview with Ariel later in the week and tune into “Once Upon a Time” on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC to find out just how Ariel will factor into Henry’s rescue. For more info on “OUAT,” check out ABC’s official website.

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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."