Before she had fully given herself over to the dark side and taken on her evilness and revenge for Snow White; even before she killed King Leopold with a venomous Agrabah snake, Regina was lonely, barely tolerating her new status as Queen. But she wasn’t so far gone that she would jump from the balcony of her recently acquired castle. No, that fall was a mistake. And it would have been a far more beneficial one had she given up her pride during the subsequent events.
You see, that fall led to Regina meeting a green fairy. Green, literally, but also green as in new. Tinker Bell has had too many bad choices: missing curfew, not being where she should be, disappointing the Blue Fairy, and now, stealing pixie dust—a far more potent kind of fairy dust. Tinker Bell swoops in and saves Regina from her fatal fall. Together, they become fast friends, chatting up ways to rediscover true love.
Sure, Regina’s true love is dead—killed by the hands of her mother, but who is to stop Regina from finding another true love. And pixie dust can do that.
So Tinker Bell, out of spite towards the Blue Fairy, steals some pixie dust which leads Regina and her to a pub where a man with a lion tattoo awaits: Regina’s true love!
Tinker Bell leaves Regina to her evening; however, Regina chicken’s out and when Tinker Bell inquires about her night, Regina lies and blames Tink, calling Tinker Bell a horrible fairy—the disgrace of all fairies.
Tinker Bell, hurt, flies off. But Blue has found out about Tinker Bell’s thievery and strips Tink of her wings and her dreams. And who is to blame for Tink’s good intentions gone bad: Regina!
However, at the mention of Tinker Bell, Regina becomes stiff and decides to stay behind. Emma questions her, but Regina gives some vague explanation and sends Emma on her way. While Emma, Hook, Mary Margaret, and David search for Tink’s hide out, Regina meets up with the fairy.
Tinker Bell practically attacks Regina with both her words and a Dream Shade dipped arrow. Yet Regina isn’t fazed. In fact, she rips out her own dark heart and hands it to Tink, goading her to squish it to dust. Using reverse
psychology, Regina gets Tinker Bell to rethink her intentions and not crush Regina’s heart.
pixie dust—yes? No. Because she’s not a fairy anymore. No fairy=no pixie dust. (To bad, David).
But Tinker Bell is willing to help Emma—with the hope of becoming part of their family. And a family has always been Tinker Bell’s dream, somewhere to belong.
Oh, she’ll help all right, but Peter Pan can be quite the tricky boy!
the shadow busts through the door, Neal with latch on and catch a fast ride to Neverland. At first, Robin Hood is leery. I mean, this is his only son, his only memory of his late wife Maid Marian.
Ah, but wouldn’t Robin do the same to save his true love? But of course.
So, put the four-year-old kid in a clear shot of the twinkling stars and have him utter the words “I believe” and whoosh! the doors open and in flies the kid-hungry shadow.
The shadow makes a dive for the boy, but Mulan slashes the shadow with her sword. The shadow flies off, leaving Neal to run and jump for his last hope of seeing Emma. Hanging on for dear life, Neal and Pan’s shadow zip off to Neverland, where Pan’s Lost Boy leader awaits, only too pleased to bring Pan the news of Neal’s arrival.
And what a reunion it will be!
Back in Fairy Tale Land, Robin Hood is grateful for Mulan’s swift swordsmanship and so impressed he offers Mulan a place among his Merry Men. She declines at first, ready to run back to Prince Phillip. However, when Aurora announces that she and the prince are expecting a child, Mulan runs back to Robin Hood.
They shake on it, and what should he have on his wrist but a lion tattoo.
Regina vs. Mulan—just who is Robin Hood’s true love?
1) Is Neal really Emma’s true love? What will happen between Emma and Hook this season?
2) What will cure David of the Dream Shade wound?
3) What is Emma’s plan to save Henry?
4) Is Robin Hood really as lonely as Tinker Bell expressed? After all, it’s been well over 28 years since they were destined for each other? (Think: Maid Marian).
5) Will Regina ever find Robin Hood? Will it really be Mulan vs. Regina?
6) What does Peter Pan want with Henry? Is he just bait for his family?
7) Is Henry truly the savior? What is Henry’s true strength as a magical being’s descendant?