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Spoiler Alert! Do not continue reading if you have yet to watch tonight's episode. Seriously. If you did watch, feel free to continue...
What's that sound you hear? Oh, it's just the sound of millions of Once Upon a Time fans reacting to the death of a fan favorite character and the first major death on the new hit series. While it was no shock that Storybrooke's population would be decreasing, the way it happened it what truly shocked us.
So let's get into it, shall we?
While we've known for some time that Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan, miss you already, boo!) was going to be to Once Upon a Time what Boone (Ian Somerhalder) was to Lost, we still were emotionally gutted by his death. Seriously, how heartbreaking was it to see him die in the arms of Emma (Jennifer Morrison), she who lives because he spared her mother in the fairy-tale world.
Yes, that's right. Tonight's episode finally revealed Graham's counterpart in the fairy tale world: the Huntsman who spared Snow White's (Ginnifer Goodwin) life. While it was never revealed what happened to the Huntsman in the original fairy tale, OUAT chose a particularly gruesome ending to his story...at least in Storybrooke.
Once the Evil Queen (Parrilla) realized the Huntsman had not brought her back Snow White's heart, she stole his, making him her pet. And all she had to do was give his heart a squeeze and her wish was his command. Turns out, she could do the same in Storybrooke and when Graham finally stood up to her (after remembering who he was before), Regina didn't just give his heart a squeeze, she broke it. Boo! Hiss!
We have to give major props to Dornan, who did an amazing job in tonight's episode and will forever be our favorite Hunstman. (Sorry, Chris Hemsworth!) Make sure to come back to WWK tomorrow for our exclusive interview with Dornan, who reveals whether or not he'll ever return to the show!
Now, we want to hear from you: What did you think of Dornan's big episode? Did you predict he was the Huntsman? Did you like the twist that OUAT put on the story? Are you going to miss Graham and his vests as much as we are? Let's grieve together in the comments, shall we?