• Emma:Wait, so you're telling me that you two were willing to go steal a baby and pump it full of bad mojo on the off chance that I turned out evil but baby Neal just gets a baby shower? How is that fair?
  • Snow:I mean, you know how it is. First baby is all strollers and baby books and classes but, by the second one, who has the time for free-will diminishing spells?
  • Charming:You learn to play it by ear.
  • Emma:Why is this entire family so messed up?
Ship status as of 4x17, Best Laid Plans
  • Captain Swan:OH MY BEAUTIFUL BABIES DID YOU SEE HOW EMMA'S HEAD LAID RIGHT ON HIS CHEST DURING THE SLEEPING CURSE GAHHHH
  • Snowing:ouch.
  • Outlaw Queen:ROBIN WAS IN THE PROMO FOR THE NEXT EPISODE YESSSSSSSSS LOOK WHO'S BACK
  • Rumbelle:OMG HE KISSED HER HAND AND TALKED TO HER AND I DON'T CARE THAT SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS HELP I CAN'T
Once Upon A Time

So if Emma is pure of intent, and Lily is pure evil when born. What the hell happened between them meeting?

We know Emma was in foster care and lost hope, but what happened to Lily? Does that mean that since her side is the opposite, she had to be loved?

Who loved her enough, and who discouraged Emma enough to taint them both? How is that not important to show?

Because both are supposedly “light and dark” (even though this show is a big advocate in the phrase: not everything is white and black, but there at all shades of grey), what happens when they meet?

Is that why they hit it off so well? Because they complete one another? They balance each other out?

Is that why Emma felt such a sense of betrayal when Lily lied to her? Because Lily has become her second half? How are these questions not important?

What is going to happen when they meet again? Is Lily going to be the one who brings Emma out of her villainous “phase”? Is that who she and Regina set out to find?

Is Regina going to realize who Lily is to Emma? Will Regina get jealous? Will Snow become furious? Will Maleficent just laugh it off and smirk?

Is she a dragon? Does she have dragon powers? When she gets to Storybrooke, will she become a monster and rampage like when Ruby first had to deal with her wolf after the curse broke?

Will these questions ever be answered?
Probably not. And that’s just wrong.

Snow and Charming’s ‘unicorn’ visions of Emma in the EF go a long way towards explaining their individual relationships with Emma. Charming saw her as a sweet, innocent baby while Snow saw her as an evil being wrapped in the guise of a beautiful girl who tried to kill her. Snow loves Emma, of course, but this season especially it seems to be tinged with fear of what Emma could become and now we know why.