'Once Upon a Time'
Cast member Larra Parrilla poses during a photocall for the TV series "Once Upon A Time" at the 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco June 12, 2012. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

A “shattering truth” will be revealed in “Once Upon A Time” season 7 episode 9. A preview video shows Lucy (Alison Fernandez) in tears after finding out an uncomfortable truth. As the new villains rise and the heroes remain divided, there is an opportunity for new alliances.

Lucy will return to focus in a big way. The preview video posted on YouTube shows her having a conversation with Victoria (Gabrielle Anwar). The villainous character will make a shocking confession about fairy tales being real, but there’s more to it than that.

The evolving dynamic between Victoria and Lucy should be interesting to watch. With the revelation that the main villain is actually Ivy (Adelaide Kane), fans may get to see a more sympathetic side of Victoria moving forward.

Will Victoria help the heroes to overcome this curse? Before that can happen, Lucy will have to deal with a “shattering truth.” The little girl has been through a lot already, and the preview video shows her crying after the discovery. Will she learn about the consequences of breaking the curse?

Victoria will be active in the next episode, teaming up with Weaver (Robert Carlyle). The two will go looking at graves. Are they looking for the body of Anastasia (Yael Yurman)? The body is a significant part of the plot connecting Victoria and Ivy.

Meanwhile, fans will get to learn more about Rapunzel (Meegan Warner) through her backstory. They will be taken back to the lonely tower, where the character was locked up.

“Once Upon A Time” season 7 episode 9 will not be airing this week. The show is on a mid-season break and will air on Dec. 8.