The Once Upon A Time panel at this year's Paley Festival in Los Angeles is likely over by the time you read this, but there was definitely some good scoop to be had. Beware of spoilers, of course.
For starters, the 2-part season finale is called "Second Star To The Right" for the penultimate episode and "Straight On 'Til Morning" for the finale itself. Hmm, is Peter Pan coming?
Additionally, the producers have denied they are recasting the Mad Hatter. We will meet Belle's "cursed self" named Lacey in an episode called "Lacey," and it seems that Lacey is the kind of person that Regina would approve of. We'll also see a flashback to the first week of the curse, way back in 1983, in an episode called "Welcome To Storybrooke." That episode will be #2.17. We will also see Jamie Dornan on the show again by season's end, but we won't see Sebastian Stan due to scheduling conficts.