In Camelot when Emma is the Dark One, Regina is curious why she saved her in the first place. That question leads to a surprising confession… The one she’d secretly hoped for, but Emma is not happy about confessing under the influence of the dagger.
look at her happy, almost delighted face. I bet her thinking was like this:
“Oh, this simulations is amazing and Fitz has done this, and it’s mostly biology and yet it looks like it’s real, and now we can talk about it, and he will see that he is as brilliant as he was before, and maybe it will convince him that we can still work together and…”
And then Fitz snatches it away from her. With “It’s just a simulation”, almost implied “it’s not your business, stay away from it”.
They are both trying to fix their relationship but miss every occasion.
[Plus: listen closely- he asked her to give it back. It’s exactly the same communication problem they had in 2x09 (x)(x). Yes, I will write more meta about this]