I Wonder, Wonder Who, Who-oo-ooh, Who Wrote Henry’s Book? …I’ve Got A “Once Upon A Time” Theory!






As the Once Upon A Time season finale approaches, one of the questions that has loomed over this season is who wrote Henry’s book? I’ve heard and read theories ranging from August (because he is a writer, and he had been tampering with the book), the Brothers Grimm (because they are fairytale writers), Belle (because she supposedly knows all the stories and presumably left out Rumpelstiltskin’s story to protect him) and Henry from the future (because he somehow would find out all this information in the future, then send it back). I do not know if the author of the book will be officially revealed this Sunday or held back for the second season or later, but I am tossing my theory into the ring.

I have had a theory form in the last couple of days, and I have searched the Internet to see if anybody else has posted a similar theory, but did not see it anywhere. So here goes…the author of Henry’s book is the book itself. The creator or conjurer of the book is the creator of the Dark Curse, none other than the Dark One himself, our dearie, Rumpelstiltskin.

Here’s my rationale, the book ends with baby Emma being put into the enchanted cabinet right before the Dark Curse enveloped Fairytale Land. There was no time for anyone to write that part of the book before the curse had taken affect and stripped them of their memories. Based on our current knowledge of who still has their fairytale memories and who was privy to the goings on in Snow White’s and Prince Charming’s castle immediately before the curse struck, the most logical answer at this point is Rumpelstiltskin. He needed the adult Emma to break the curse, because of course, everything with Rumpel (aka Mr.Gold) is about his master plan to find his son, Baelfire. Hence, Rumpel conjured for Emma a road map to breaking the curse by conjuring a book with a specification that it would have all the information that she might need. Hence, the book had the story of Emma’s transport into the real world and for all we know at this point, may even have other stories to which Rumpel was not privy. This also could mean that the book could possibly evolve as circumstances and Emma’s needs during her quest change. In addition, if the book was created by an act of magic, it may indeed still be magical, just as a few of Evil Queen Regina’s mementos are, therefore the book may give Emma some extra help if she needs it. …and after Henry’s sacrifice of his own safety last Sunday, Emma is going to need all the help that she can get.

So, will my theory hold up? Only time and the OUAT writers know, but I like it. …and as we have learned this season, believing in one’s self is a very powerful. :-) Have fun Sunday night watching Once Upon A Time on ABC. I sure will.

Below is a video sneak peek from the upcoming finale, beware of Regina’s apple turnovers…they will put your lights out with one bite!


Below is an extended promo for the finale…and Prince Charming and Rumpelstiltskin are in a sword fight!

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