My thoughts on 6x14 Page 23
After the awfulness of the two previous episodes in Robin’s arc, I was pretty fearful about this episode. I wanted to have hope, but to be honest, I lost my trust when it came to the writing. But I was wrong. At least, partly. Because while the writing did have some hiccups (Hook’s story was just as strange and badly written as Robin’s was in the last two eps, and Snow had some strange lines), overall, it was a beautiful and emotionally totally satisfying episode. It was a great one for Regina as a person, it was a pretty good way to end the SplitQueen story (could it have been better? Maybe, but I liked this solution too), and if OQ must have ended, at least we got a copy of them living happily ever after, in another realm where they are safe from the OUAT writers’ great ideas and shocking twists. And we got so many beautiful moments, Regina-moments, SplitQueen moments, Regal Believer moments, Outlaw Queen moments (with sass!) By the episode end, I was in tears. It was quite the journey, and it was great.
More detailed analysis after the cut.