Can we please talk about this scene from ‘Queen of Hearts?’
Regina hasn’t used magic at all since Emma and Snow disappeared save for having to kill Daniel. She has been trying, hard, to change and be a better person. The episode right before this, Henry tells her that he’s proud of her, that at least she’s making a sleeping curse to help now rather than use it for something bad.
And then they find out Cora is coming back.
That is legitimate fear in Regina’s eyes as Rumple starts telling her that absolutely Regina has to use her magic again. She has to break her promise to her son because Cora will destroy everything including her grandson because that is who she is. Rumple pushes every button and terrifies Regina. That is what is on her face in this scene.
I’m not going to argue that what he said wasn’t true - we know what hell Cora wrought, but he took a woman who, when it came to her mother, was still a scared little girl, and said every single thing to terrify her into doing magic and deciding it would be better to seal Emma and Snow’s fate. And then he tried to throw a cherry on top with a ‘by the way, if we do this it kills off Emma and hey that’s great for you.’
Regina: Well, what if we’re wrong? What if that portal opens up, and it’s not my mother? What if Mary Margaret and Emma do defeat Cora, and go through it?
Mr. Gold: Well, I believe in this world, they call that a win-win.
Regina: How exactly is that?
Mr. Gold: If we stop Cora, you are protected from your mother’s wrath. If, on the other hand, we stop Snow and Emma, well… You become the only mother in your son’s life, now don’t you? Look, magic is unpredictable in this world. If something unfortunate were to happen while you were attempting to help… Henry could hardly blame you for that, could he?
Regina: No. I can’t lie to him. I am trying to be a better mother.
Mr. Gold: You won’t be able to be a better anything if Cora comes through. And if she does, she will be a threat to everyone – including your son. So, if you truly want to be a good mother to Henry – to protect him – if you want to be better, prove it.
Gold for me is in the same category as Hook. Mad manipulators. Never liked him.
Exactly! I’ll NEVER understand why people love Rumple because he is such a manipulator of women. And yet he gets off without ANY blame for the curse or ALL of the manipulation!
Same regard, I’ll never understand why people love Rumbelle because he has manipulated, lied to and used Belle for his own ends too many times to count. HOW is that romantic? I mean, seriously? It is almost as if the showrunners piggy backed them off of the story of Beauty and the Beast (which wasn’t much better) to get people to forget the horrible things he does to her on a daily basis. So, when we see promos, we get people swooning over “Captain Swan yay!” And “Rumbelle dancing! Omg!”
And I’m just sitting over here going WHERE are the HEALTHY relationships?!
They really should be feeling sorry for Belle. I’m hoping after everything that he has done to Belle, will bite him in the arse this season. I’m also hoping the same thing will happen to Hook. I mean how in the hell can the Rumbellers ignore the fact the marriage was based on a lies? WTF? They ignore it just like the Captain Swaners ignore the fact Hook is a manipulative creep. In these ships most of the love is for the men and the women will just have to put up with their bullshit. Where is the love and fairness for Belle and Emma? Oh that’s right it’s with SWEN and Red Beauties. That’s where you’ll find equality.
Exactly, wifey! Exactly!