Archie assures Regina he can be trusted and she assures him that he’s lucky she’s changed.
This talk of change leads us to a FairyLand flashback with Jiminy telling Charming that he fears the Queen will never change. The council weighs their options: Granny suggests banishment, but Jiminy points out that would be inflicting her on another realm. They come to the conclusion the Regina must die (must die, must die, Regina must die!).
Charming dismisses everyone and Snow asks him if he’s sure that this is what they have to do. He doesn’t think they have a choice, but Snow points out that there is always a choice. After all, he once took an arrow to prevent Snow from killing her.
That was then, this is now
Anyway, he took that arrow to Save Snow, not the Queen. That was an assassination, this is an execution. Tomatoes, tomahtoes.
It’s closing time at Granny’s over in StoryBrooke, and as Red grabs the sidewalk sign to bring in she just happens to notice Regina heading into Archie’s office. Pongo immediately starts barking at her and Archie doesn’t know what’s gotten into him; he knows Regina.
This should be a clue to something sinister going on, but Archie just ignores it. So Regina immobilizes Pongo with a bit of magic and chokes the life outta Archie.
When you need something stronger than Raid
She leaves the same way she got there not caring if anyone sees her, and then turns into Cora once around the corner. That’s right! Cora glamoured herself into looking like Regina, murdered Archie, and skedaddled. With a mom like that who needs enemies!!?!
Mother Fucker!!!!!!! I bet she also has rules about wire hangers and finishing all the food on your plate.
The next morning Emma and Henry are having breakfast together at Granny’s (presumably to avoid Charming’s morning wood and whatever kinkiness he’s got planned for Snow in the middle of the damn apartment). It actually looks like they’re eating lunch (French fries, soup, etc), but Emma tells him it’s time for school so maybe they’re French fry for breakfast sorta peeps. Emma tells Henry she’s walking him to the bus since that’s what moms do, but that plan goes awry when Pongo comes up and starts barking up a storm.
Emma doesn’t speak dog so she has no idea what Pongo’s trying to tell her. Red may not speak dog, but she’s got enough canine in her to know that Pongo wants them to follow him to Archie’s office
Where they find him dead
Well, we know who everyone immediately thinks of, right? I mean, it was only yesterday that Regina was chewing Archie for being a blabbermouth. Everyone knows the Queen has been known to kill for less.