Poor Regina (Lana Parrilla), right? For once, she didn’t do anything wrong, and yet everyone blames her — thanks to Cora’s (Barbara Hershey) machination. (Thanks, Mom!) Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was on Regina’s side for part of Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 10, which just made it all the more painful when Emma turned against Regina, and vowed to keep Henry away. (Sidenote rant: Regina raised Henry for 10 years after Emma gave him away. She doesn’t just get to jump in and be The Fun Mom!)
OUAT showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis talked to TV Guide about some of the burning questions left over after the ep.
Since Cora just abducted Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket (Raphael Sbarge) and made it seem like Regina killed him, who really did die? “It's sort of the explanation at the end, which is that it was Cora's first day in town and she doesn't know who she killed,” Horowitz said. Kitsis added, “Honestly, she killed a faceless, nameless person and it was really more to highlight her coldness — that she doesn't care who she killed; she just needed a body.” Yeah, but it would be good to give a face and a name to that person. Oh well.
Fragile Regina + Cora = Trouble
Moving forward, how will Storybrooke citizens treat Regina, and what might that lead the emotionally fragile (and angry) queen to do? “I think the tragedy, obviously, is that Regina was telling the truth,” Kitsis said. “At the moment things got hairy, no one believed in Regina, which just shows to Regina that these people will really never forgive her. I think that makes her susceptible to her mom. I would say watch out.”
On that note, will Regina seek her mom’s affection or figure out that Cora is the source of her own latest trouble? “I would have to say keep watching,” Kitsis said. “That is an interesting question and it really is, how persuasive is Cora? And how receptive is Regina? But deep down, every child wants their parent's love, and deep down, everyone wants their parent's respect and approval. Unfortunately, she has a hard choice because she wants her mother to love her, but in the same respect, she fears her mother and wanted her [to go] away. She wants to be with Henry and wants to go straight.”
Answers are coming soon
Kitsis also provided some of his own questions, to let us know what will be answered: “The question is when do people find out? The first few episodes are going to explain all of this. Where does Regina go? What happens to her? When do they find out Archie is alive? A lot of those things are going to be played out in the next batch of episodes.”
Read the full TV Guide Q&A for a lot more. What questions/frustrations/fears are still lingering in your mind after last night’s episode?
Source: TV Guide