Anthony D’Alessandro is a Deadline contributor.

The introduction of Captain Hook was one of the big reveals at ABC’s Once Upon a Time panel at Comic-Con panel. A teaser clip that capped the end of the presentation showed a pirate-clad figure breaking into Mr. Gold’s (aka Rumplestiltskin) shop to recover his hook. The other promise made by the show’s creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis was that devoted viewers will learn who the father is of little boy Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore) in Season 2. At the top of the panel, fans were treated to a cute “dating” intro featuring the cast called Singlebrooke. While most of the panel which also included cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Meghan Ory and Emile de Ravin regaled their experiences from season 1, Horowitz made a point to exclaim to the fans, “Thanks to you. People didn’t think we would last against the World Series and Football last fall.”

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Missing at Saturday’s panel was Rumplestiltskin himself, Robert Carlyle. Giving the fans something to scream about, Parrilla hammed it up by delivering one of her signature lines as the Evil Queen: “I will destroy you if it’s the last thing I do!” At which point the moderator reminded everyone that it was Parrilla’s birthday tomorrow triggering Ballroom 20 to break out in Happy Birthday. The actress revealed that despite amassing a number of twitter followers for her Evil Queen character, “Children do run from me in public.” Here’s the Season 2 preview:

And the title sequence:

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