"I think it's a choice not to use [magic]," Lana explained, adding that it's not easy to give up her power, because "she's an addict to magic, even though she hates it."
However, in Lana's view "the inner, inner deep, good person in [Regina] ... knows it's best not to use magic ... Part of me feels like she created [Storybrooke] on some level to get away from all that. That's going really deep and in a direction I don't know if we'll ever discuss, but it's something I feel."
No matter how much Regina changes, Lana says she's not sure if she'll "ever" get Henry back. "But before she gives up, I think she's going to do everything she can in staying on the sober path, of not using magic and really confronting these demons and taking responsibility for things and owning up to things and truly doing the right thing. I don't think it's a phase, I don't think it's something she's just trying out."