I’m not sure I would classify Robin and Regina’s talk in the bar as “juicy.” Nor was I too thrilled with how they worded some of Robin’s dialogue. No doubt some of the anti-Robin and anti-OQ will seize on it as Robin just going back to Regina as Marian was no longer an option. And I can see that point. I’d rather have seen him trying to fight for her and to convince her to fight for them. But then again, he was still in shock.
I don’t know. I just would’ve written it differently, I guess.
As for the scene with the Sheriff and the Evil Queen in the garden…I thought it was a bit clever. Nottingham told the Queen she could be weak in front of him. Compare that to Robin, who has never called Regina weak or even said that. He just lets her be herself–her scared, vulnerable self–with him. Nice parallel–especially later when Regina snapped at Cora that she knew that’s not how a soul mate should feel.
I do like what they did with Regina’s happy ending. It’s her finding her inner peace. Realizing she belonged in Storybrooke, had Henry, had friends and had Robin. Just one aspect wasn’t her happy ending alone. They were all parts of her happy ending.
Outlaw Queen has a lot of holes to repair and I hope the writers don’t just sweep past it. I want to see Robin and Regina giving it a try and powering through their issues. That’s going to make them stronger as a couple.
Can’t wait to see topsy turvy next week.