Once Upon a Time is really putting Regina through the wringer this season! She already lost her true love, and things took a freaky turn last week when she encountered her former Evil Queen self in a dream about Robin Hood. The bizarre vision left Regina very concerned about the well-being of her ousted outlaw, but Robin isn’t the only loved one Regina has to worry about — she’s about to do something that really hurts Henry.
Zap2it recently shared an intriguing teaser clip from this Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time, “Best Laid Plans.” It begins with the trapped Author helping Henry from behind the illustrated door — the crafty storybook writer uses a keyhole and a beam of light to show Henry the location of a key hidden inside the sorcerer’s mansion. Henry couldn’t be happier that he’s finally aided Operation Mongoose in a major way, but then Regina has to show up and spoil his celebration. However, the Evil Queen is only forced to be mean because she’s in the presence of the two remaining Queens of Darkness, Maleficent and Cruella. You can check out the Once Upon a Time teaser clip below.
As you can see, Henry finds the magic key just in the nick of time. His mother forces him to give up the storybook page depicting the door to save face in front of her new “friends,” and she’ll likely be relieved when she later finds out that Henry is already one step ahead of the villains — or maybe she won’t find out about the key. Judging from the look that Henry gives Regina, he might decide to keep the key a secret from her and everyone else. Maybe he’ll start to see just how blurred the line between the heroes and villains really is, and perhaps the Author chose to show the Truest Believer the location of the key because he’s the only trustworthy resident in Storybrooke.
During last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time, viewers got to learn Ursula’s backstory. Judging from the teasers and plot description for “Best Laid Plans,” it doesn’t look like this week’s episode will feature the backstory of another Queen of Darkness. However, CarterMatt recently shared a Cruella script tease that seems to indicate that she’s a cruel puppy killer just like her animated counterpart.
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This week, Oncers may also learn what Charming and Snow did that left Maleficent childless. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the couple will make a choice about the future of their child that will come back to haunt them. This choice likely involves Maleficent’s baby.
The Charmings just wanted to protect Emma’s heart from becoming filled with darkness, but now Gold is setting out to ruin their best laid plans. Hook will inform Emma about what Gold is up to so that she can keep her guard up, but this doesn’t mean that her heart is safe.
Once Upon a Time airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Do you think Henry will end up discovering the Author all by himself while the other heroes and villains are busy scheming against each other?
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