Once Upon a Time Season 7: Emilie de Ravin Books Return

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Belle's storyline is not quite finished. 

Emilie de Ravin is tapped to appear in one episode of Once Upon a Time Season 7. 

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news in a chat with executive producers Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, and David H. Goodman. 

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The trio confirmed the fan-favorite would return for Once Upon a Time Season 7 Episode 4. The episode is set to give an update on what happened to Belle after she seemingly got her happy ending. 

Like most characters, Belle got her happy ending at the close of Once Upon a Time Season 6, but the show ended on a dramatic cliffhanger when an Adult Henry Mills received a surprise visitor at his door ... his daughter. 

She revealed that he needed to go with her if he had any hope of saving his family. 

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The twist came just days after Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emilie de Ravin & Jared S. Gilmore confirmed their departures. 

Emilie took to Instagram when news broke that she was leaving the show. 

"Dear #oncers. I wanted to tell you guys myself, but it seems the news was already released :/ ... I won't be returning to #onceuponatime for Season 7," she said.

"While I would have loved to continue exploring Belle's journey, the show has decided to move in a different creative direction."

"Massive thank you to all the fans for your incredible love & support towards me & this character over the past 6 yrs."

"It's been an honor & a privilege to bring Belle to life :) Congrats to Adam & Eddy & the returning cast & crew!! I wish you all a wonderful 7th Season!! Much love 💙xo."

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The cast and crew of Once Upon a Time Season 7 took to Comic Con today to reveal some details about the new iteration of the series. 

They also unveiled the official trailer which showed off the new direction. 

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Note: Once Upon a Time returns October 6!

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