I don’t know how Ouat writers come up with some great ideas only to solve them in the span of an episode in the most superficial and depth-lacking way possible.
I said it before that I never liked the idea of Regina splitting herself, but it could have led to interesting situations. I for one would have loved to see Regina getting used to have the Queen back and the struggle there. To go back being a whole person.
Instead we get Regina giving the Queen some of her love and taking some of her darkness and then send her to some fake place with a fake Robin? Also a place where her other half killed the queen and king and kidnapped the princess, that happen to be her son’s grandparents and other mother. So she also has her wishrealm son trying to kill her.
I never thought I’d see any part of Regina being willingly separated from Henry. Part of season 6A was spent making it clear the EQ was his mother as much as Regina (like that scene in 6x03) and then she just leaves him to go live in a a fake realm, created by her wish, to be with a different version of a man she was with.
What has this show become? I refuse to believe the same minds and writers were behind season 1.
Lana was incredible, though. But she always is.