So we know that Rapunzel somehow sees Gothel again, based on the commercial most of us saw. It would make the most sense (to me anyways) if it’s just a nightmare that Rapunzel experiences while she sleeps.
We also know that she goes to see Varian in hopes that he can get rid of her blond tresses (also shown in a commercial)
Now for the thought I just had. During the closing sequence of TBEA, Rapunzel sang the Wind in My Hair reprise as if she was super excited for potential adventure (describing her hair as a mystery to solve). After having that nightmare (I’m assuming) starring Gothel, and remembering the trauma she went through because of her long magical hair, what if Rapunzel wakes up pretty spooked and casts away her previous excitement/curiosity in exchange for desperation to be rid of her hair. Hence her visit to Varian
Obviously this is all just a theory since the series hasn’t even started yet. I just thought it made sense to me and decided to post it lol.
If anyone has any thoughts on this or additional theories they’d like to share, feel free to do so! :)