Can we just talk about this for a minute? So this wonderful woman who we have seen slaughter thousands and hunt down mercilessly Snow White over her true love, took him to Dr. Frankenstein to try and bring him back from the dead. This woman who had to marry someone the same age as her father (if not older) and was forced to be queen. Who cast a curse that took everyone to a land without magic and stole away everyone’s happy endings for 28 years all over Daniel, and because she believes no one could ever love her again.
Look at how she cracks, he is back and alive and David wants to shoot him and just look at how this strong, tough woman who never lets others see her vulnerable. Look at her as she falls apart and just loses her mind over trying to protect her love, save Daniel. Everything she has ever wanted and she doesn’t even care he may be a monster now. Regina has powerful magic and she could use it to force David away but she’s not Regina now. She’s the young girl who watched helplessly as Cora crushed her fiancee’s heart and all she can do is pound her fists desperately at David, tugging, pleading. Let me talk to my fiancée.
It has been countless decades since Daniel died but everything that has pushed down and repressed rips through her with the return of Daniel. How can you see this and still say that Regina is just evil, this gif alone is proof to the PTSD she suffered untreated throughout the majority of her life.