In FairyLand Charming is not at all happy about Snow changing their plans at the last minute. But Snow remembers the Regina that used to be; the young woman who saved her and who loved a stable boy. She thinks that showing mercy to Regina might help her to get back to being that person.
All we need is an awesome royal slumber party. We’ll braid each other’s hair, share secrets, and eat chocolates and French fries….she’ll be rehabilitated in no time!
Charming reluctantly agrees to do what Snow wants and leaves to prepare the royal pillows for some good ole fashioned pillow fighting.
Out in the courtyard Snow runs in to Rumpy. Snow wonders what the hell he’s doing there and he expresses disappointment at the halt in the execution festivities. She’s not going to apologize. Not when there’s a chance that Regina could change.
You should do standup dearie, you’re hilarious!
Rumpy offers to devise a test that will show Snow once and for all if Regina is capable of change. Why the hell should she trust him? He says maybe he actually wants Regina alive, but Snow doesn’t believe that for a second. Well, believe it or not, he’s not telling her anything more. Does she want the test or not?
Emma, Snow, and Charming have gone in search of evidence and are combing through Archie’s office looking for anything that might tell them who killed him. Charming finds Regina’s file but it has been emptied out. Further proof that she’s the guilty one! UGH. The police work in this town is a joke. Emma clues her parents in, saying that usually in the real world it’s not as easy as this to find evidence. She thinks Regina may have been framed. Who could want to do such a thing AND be willing to kill to get what they want?
I have no evidence but I know it was you!
He tells them he had nothing to do with Archie’s murder and he can prove it. Ask the witness. No one was there, Emma tells him. Really? Not even Pongo? Oh, can he speak dog? No, not even the dark one and all his magic can do that apparently.
Good, because who’s to say you wouldn’t just tell us what you want us to hear anyway?
Rumpy’s got a different solution. A memory catcher (that looks an awful lot like a dreamcatcher) can be used to see what Pongo saw. And to avoid any suspicion of tampering with the results, Emma will be the one to read them.
Of course Emma sees what Pongo saw and since he wasn’t outside when Cora turned back into herself, no one knows that Regina’s mom has royally (no pun intended) screwed her. This is so frustrating!