“When it’s true love, you fight for it every day.” That’s what Will Scarlett tells Robin Hood in the Sunday’s (Nov. 9) episode of “Once Upon a Time” and the advice resonates in a way that Scarlett probably doesn’t expect — knowing that Robin Hood is still married to Marian.
However, what this episode proves is that, despite Regina’s protests, the bond between herself and Robin is stronger than ever.
“I really enjoy seeing the more sensual, sexual side of [Regina], like when she’s in love with Robin Hood. You don’t see that often,” Lana Parrilla explains to Zap2it during a visit to the “Once Upon a Time” set. “We’ve seen her vulnerable, but this is attractive and it’s womanly. We don’t see that enough.”
Fans were definitely able to see that side of Regina when Robin returns to her after Scarlett’s romantic speech even the Evil Queen can’t resist giving in.
The two share a passionate reunion that has to go down as one of “OUAT’s” most heated kisses. It turns out that trying to be the better person has worked in Regina’s favor.
“[Robin and Henry] are two people that see her for who she now is and she never wants to be seen as the evil in their eyes,” Parrilla explains. “It is the power of love. If she were to revert back to her old ways she would lose both and then she’s alone. She’s already been alone for too long.”
With Robin proving that they are unable to stay away from each other, it will become even more imperative for Regina to track down the author of the “Once Upon a Time” stories. Once she finds him, she’ll have to decide how to convince him to write her a happy ending. It’s an encounter that Parrilla is also excited to see happen.
“I think that maybe when she gets there, it’d be interesting if she decided not to do anything because the story the way it’s been written has shaped who’s she’s become,” Parrilla hypothesizes. “These are questions I have myself but I don’t ask because they are questions [the producers] would never give me answers to!”
“Once Upon a Time” Season 4 continues Sundays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.