The last thing we saw in Operation Mongoose Part 2 was Henry declaring that “No one should have that much power” in regards to an Author changing the stories of the OUAT characters to suit their own purposes, and the Apprentice verifying that he has found the best author. We’re good now, right? Smooth sailing right here on out, right?
I don’t think so.
The question remains
Will Henry be tempted to change the story as The Author in OUAT?
Sure, we know that Isaac had an axe to grind when he became the previous Author, but what if he started out an obedient Author, following the rules handed down by The Apprentice, but then trouble came. What if he influenced by a person or force to test his power. What if it was memories of the life he almost had with Cruella? What if someone was sent to Isaac to test his will to follow the rules?
What if the same will happen to Henry?
Will Henry be tempted by someone to change the story he is writing?
He might want to change the story for Regina, because he wants to give her a happy ending from his point of view. He might want to rewrite to ease the difficulty that Zelena and the pregnancy brings to Regina and Robin.
What about Emma as the Dark One, what if Henry is tempted to alter the story to help her?
Perhaps another stranger visits him and mentions other ways he can use his “power,” and even though Henry mentions that it’s against the rules, this stranger may tell him more rules he wasn’t told. Henry may be led down another path one temptation at a time. At that time, he may be more susceptible to change the stories for others.
What if Merlin is the Stranger that will tempt him to test his obedience?
We saw Henry break the quill he chose, so will he need to repair or create a new quill from scratch and complete a dangerous task to do it?
What if Henry is influenced by Emma to change the story to punish those she chooses?
What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts?