Then after Cora tried to get Snow to use the death candle, it all came back around & ended up being her own undoing. Snow finally cracked from her always good & kind demeanor, but it was Cora's own magic that came back on her.
That was a great story. I wonder if they'll ever show more of Snow's darker edge? I mean, she turned good again in the end, but she can't go back now. She has tapped in to her dark side, so she'll always know that she has that potential if she wants to tap it again. Great character development.
Also great story on another level. Is it ever justified to use bad means to bring an end to evil? Does that lower you to the level of the evil person? Or are there times when "the end justifies the means"? You could get deep with this stuff.
Then the both irony & just desserts of the end - Cora killed Snow's mother so Regin could be Queen, Regina killed Snow's father, & Snow killed Cora, Regina's mother. Interesting. I guess she & Regina are kind of even now.
That kind of confused me. Near the end, Cora held up the infant Regina and said, "She will be queen!" before her husband's subjects. I took that to mean that there was no bar to females inheriting the throne in that kingdom--like Great Britain. (My husband is British so gotta give a shout out to Kate and Queen Elizabeth!) So, why, then, did Cora need to plot and scheme to make Regina queen of another kingdom?
I need a 10-year-old to explain this.
Cora was great, but it was time for her to go. The double dose of evil that she & Regina had going on together was a bit much. Something had to break that up.
And now, Regina has an even bigger grudge.
It ought to be interesting to see what's coming.
Couldn't agree more about Cora going. I hope they don't find a way to bring her back, say in FTL. It was just too much, and Regina didn't need any help being evil. She was doing a great job of it by herself. She and Rumpy are my two favorite characters on this show. I loved the early episodes when the two of them were dueling it out for control of Storybooke.
Speaking of which, did Rumpy's fling with Cora come before he met Belle? If so, then I guess he could be forgiven. Still, though, when Belle regains her memory, I wonder how she will feel about that if she finds out. That's another reason I'm glad Regina isn't his child. How could Belle ever get past that if she had a constant reminder in her face?
Edited to add: If Cora did come before Belle, then that adds another fascinating layer. Rumpy thought he had to have a woman who would love him because of his dark nature. Then he found somebody who would love him despite his dark nature. Ahhhhh.
Has Robert Carlyle won an Emmy for playing Rumpy? If not, then we need to start a write-in campaign.