So last night on “Once Upon A Time” it seems they set up the big shocking death they’ve been teasing about, especially with the previews of what is to come.
In Fairytale land Snow, Granny, Red, the dwarves and the fairies launched an attack to save Charming. Charming/James was to be killed by the king, but Regina swooped in to make a deal for him. She paid the king all the gold Midas owed him and planned a much worse revenge for James than lopping off his head. She then spirited Charming away to trick snow into attacking the castle (which Snow knew was a trap already). She made a deal with Snow to take a bite of the apple and sleep forever, which would hurt Charming more than actually killing her. In exchange she’d let Charming go. Snow agreed, bit the apple, and now we know how she wound up asleep.
So it seems like there really was nothing more to her hatred of Snow. It was simply the whole thing over Snow telling her mother about the stable boy, and him getting killed. I am disappointed, as really she should be blaming her mother and not a little child.
In the real world, Regina had had it with Emma and wanted her dead, as the curse was unraveling. Her apple tree is dying, and it was only a matter of time before people started to remember who they were. Gold warned her that wouldn’t be a good thing for her. He also told her that she couldn’t kill Emma, that would break the curse. Regina realized Gold wanted the curse broken, but she didn’t know why. Regina knew another way to get rid of Emma without breaking the curse. She used the Hatter to try and go back to the other world to get something to help her. She had his real hat, which had magic. She had a few trinkets of magic left hidden away, and she promised to give the Hatter and his daughter new lives together and new memories. However what little magic remaining that she had brought into this world wasn’t enough. They used it all up, and all they could do was reach through the hat and get something, and Regina knew what she needed. She retrieved the apple that Snow dropped after biting into it.
Elsewhere, Henry convinced Emma to stay in town, and Mary Margaret was furious with Emma for trying to flee with Henry. She said it would have solved nothing. After talking to Archie, Emma felt certain that Regina would never harm Henry, but this curse thing of Henry’s was getting out of control. Emma realized she had to leave Henry behind because it’s what was best for him, it would help him move on.
Meanwhile Henry tried to get August to talk to Emma, but he said he tried. August is turning more and more into wood, which he showed Henry. He claimed it was because he had been a bad boy and not done as he was supposed to, this was his punishment. Henry thought if Emma saw this . . . but again August said he tried and she doesn’t see it because she doesn’t believe it.
So I’m still having trouble with this! It seems like the only magic in this world is the few things Regina had brought with her. I’m assuming the huntsman’s heart was one of them, which is how she killed him when she felt he betrayed her. So why is August turning back to wood? I think the writers don’t want us to think about this.
Regina baked an apple tart she planned to serve to Emma. Emma however surprised Regina by not only showing up to see her, but by claiming she was leaving town as it is what is best for Henry. However she wanted to be able to visit her. Regina agreed, only because she sent her on her way with the tart . . . a little something to eat on the road. Before she could leave, Henry came over. She was saying goodbye, but he was still trying to get her to believe in the curse. When he learned about the tart, and that it was an apple tart, he told her she couldn’t eat it. He did the only thing he knew to do in order to get Emma to believe him. Henry ate the tart, and then collapsed!
I had issues with this as well. Why would Emma take home made food from the woman who hates her? Yeah, no!