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Regina has had her ups and downs and been unlucky in love almost all of her life, but someone sets out to change her fate in Once Upon a Time Season 3, Episode 3: “Quite a Common Fairy.” In a sneak peek for the October 13 episode, the newly-introduced Tinker Bell sits down with the not-so-evil queen for drinks in a flashback scene, hoping to use her pixie dust to find her True Love.

After explaining that Snow White is a “monster” who had her fiance killed (if only Regina knew the truth), she explains that she feels like the “queen of nothing” since she’s alone and her marriage is just a farce.

“No wonder you jumped!” Tink exclaims, to which Regina quickly gets defensive. “I didn't jump, I fell,” she says, which hints that she perhaps tried to fall to her death and the green-loving fairy saved her life. And from what she says next, she’s ready to save her life again — in a different way.

“I can help you find what you need,” Tink says, and Regina doesn’t get it. “You don’t even know?” the fairy questions. “That’s so sad. Regina — love. You need love,” she insists.

While Regina is wary that she can find another soulmate, Tink insists that she’s “never seen pixie dust fail” and it will find her perfect match. “If you let it, you will find your happy ending,” she says, but again, the queen isn’t listening. “My happy ending looks like Snow’s head on a plate,” she snarks back. Classic Regina.

What do you think will be revealed about Tink and Regina’s complicated past? Check out the sneak peek below, then sound off in the comments! The next episode of OUAT airs on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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