There is obviously something wrong with Henry because he is not even swayed by that cupcake (or the promise of teaching him how to make them himself). Damn. I don’t think I’d have that kind of will power. He tells Regina he does NOT want to be like her. EVER.
Henry’s outburst leads us back to FairyLand where a younger, gentler Regina also doesn’t want to be anything like her mother. Cora notices the gift and is disappointed when she sees it’s a looking glass; she thinks perhaps the people don’t love Regina. What a pity.
Cora tells Regina the King is not a strong man, he won’t be around forever. She advises Regina to form her own personal guard and let everyone see where the new power lies, before she knows it the kingdom will be hers. Regina wonders if that’s what Cora would do, why yes, yes it is. Well, the thing is, she doesn’t want to be her.
Regina makes a move toward Cora but is stopped in her tracks by a wave of Cora’s hand. Just what does she think she is doing? She’s stuck with her FOREVER. OH YEAH???????
Through the Looking Glass
Oh! It looks like Mommie Dearest might be the Queen of Hearts after all! I love it!
Finally Charming sets aside his personal quest for a minute and races off to the border to stop them from making a huge mistake. He tells them that if they cross that line they are going to be lost. Everyone who loves them will lose them. But there is something worse…..they will lose themselves.
He gets wanting to leave here, and he gets that it’s easier to let go of bad memories, but even bad memories are a part of them. Charming says Storybrooke David was…isweak, confused, and he hurt the woman that Charming loves. Charming wouldn’t give up being Charming to be David, but he also wouldn’t give up being David because David makes him want to be a better man. Or something like that.
I am both. WE are both.
Oh great, now everyone in town has multiple personality disorder! I hope Sneezy’s got a new shipment of meds coming in soon. Charming tells them that if they stay in town they can do whatever they want; live in the woods, in a shoe, hell, even write software and eat frozen burritos (huh???) He promises that he will protect them.
Can I bone the nuns?
Charming’s speech seems to have done the trick though; everyone heads back to their cars without crossing the border. Phew! Disaster averted.
Back in FairyLand Regina is back in the saddle again trying to leave. She gives Rumpy back his book and he wants to know how it felt to use magic. Doesn’t matter, she’s never going to do it again. Why? Because it felt WAY too good. That’s because she’s discovered who she is!! He gives her back the book and makes the offer of private lessons again. I hope Regina gives him some mouthwash first!