On a clear, warmish Thursday night in Steveston south of Vancouver, Once Upon a Time made rain and lightning as Lana Parrilla drove Regina’s vintage Mercedes to the main intersection of Storybrooke in take after take. Fans lined both sides of Moncton Street to watch and cheered when Josh Dallas came by to say Hello. The lovely woman beside me with the iPhone couldn’t contain herself, calling out, “You’re so cute.” Which he is. And real-life charming too. Fans also got to see [an unidentified double in the Daniel costume who I assumed was Noah Bean because he was on set later in the dark when we were asked not to take photographs of the scene. My apologies for the confusion.].
And then the main event: the biggest rain tower I’ve ever seen deluged Regina’s Mercedes with water again and again.
Once Upon a Time had spent the afternoon filming scenes on Moncton Street in front of Granny’s Diner and inside Mr. Gold, while other crew set up for the big night shoot which was expected to wrap after midnight.
Wetting the street before the deluge.
The Leaf Lady – a fan favourite
All that water from a Richmond fire hydrant.
Once Upon a Time season two premieres on Sunday, September 30th, at 8 p.m. on ABC in the U.S. and 7 p.m. on CTV in Canada.