Regina: See, this is my town, and this is my story. You’ve just been a supporting player this whole time.”
“Mother” is the May 3 episode of “Once Upon a Time.” This article contains spoilers —every article has a price. Be sure you check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday nights at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
Overall, this episode was alright. It wasn’t groundbreaking or horrible. It was just there. The flashback wasn’t particularly exciting, but it did showcase just how twisted Cora and Regina’s relationship was. Regina took something to make it to where she couldn’t have kids just to spite her mother. However, Cora didn’t do anything to ensure that Regina didn’t take the potion.
One piece of wisdom that Cora shared was that the only person standing in the way of your happiness is yourself. Somehow, it took Regina this long to realize it. Still, it was great that she came to this realization in the face of wiping Zelena off the page. No one else could have made her reflect on her decisions and her upbringing like Zelena did.
In the end, the savior did not have to turn dark after all. This is a relief because it showed that Emma was not a pawn of fate. She made her own decisions, and she kept herself on the path of not being evil. Of course, there were temptations, but that’s life.
Maleficent turning to Mary Margaret and David for parenting advice was fantastic. They are the only ones who have been reunited with their child who grew up in the foster system. This was a touching moment that shows just how Maleficent’s priorities have changed. She only cared about building a relationship with her daughter, and she turned to anyone that could help.
Regina finally put it together that Emma’s darkness was sent into Lily long ago. The energy that she needed to power the ink just made its way into Storybrooke. It makes sense, and it gives Lily another reason to be in Storybrooke with her angry self.
Speaking of her angry self, how did she just all of a sudden change into a dragon? Ok yes, she needed to be in Storybrooke for her magic to return, but she has been angry ever since she rolled in. Perhaps after being hurt by Regina’s hand slicing incident, Lily went into a self protection mode, and she turned into a dragon to protect her.
Seriously, why are people still trusting the author? It has been proven time and time again that he only looks out for himself and likes to have fun with his magic pen. Regina should have seen that coming, but alas, Isaac escaped to go with his pal Rumple who wants him to go crazy and rewrite everything.
Rumple’s heart being completely dark could have an interesting side effect. If it no longer can function, Rumple will die, but the dark one will live on. This is a little hard to grasp. How can Rumple’s heart die but part of him still live on? It would have been nice to hear more about this, but it was great that there is this unexpected side effect of Rumple’s darkening heart.
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