Will Regina and Robin Hood’s (Sean Maguire) relationship be tested by the Underworld, given the people they’ve lost? Or are they on fairly solid ground?
They’re on fairly solid ground with one another. The conflict is Zelena (Rebecca Mader), even though she’s no longer in their lives – she’s back in Oz – some stuff happens down the road. What we see with Robin and Regina is that they do have a very solid relationship; Robin follows her down there even though he doesn’t have to, he’s that gallant hero-thief boyfriend and he wants to protect her and he doesn’t want to leave her side because he knows there’s going to be a lot of people who are probably out to get Regina in this Underworld, so he follows her down there. Robin and Regina will face some other conflicts as the season progresses; he’s the father of this baby with Zelena, and that is something that, until it comes front and center and we have to deal with it, it’s on the back burner – the number one focus is trying to get to Hook. But stuff happens down the road as the season moves forward with Zelena’s character and her love for this baby, and what she ends up doing to try and get this baby back.
“Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.