At the end of Sunday night’s episode of “Once Upon a Time,” we got a little bit of a better sense as to what the Evil Queen’s endgame is — other than getting a little frisky with Rumpelstiltskin. She wants to ensure that she is able to take the heart of Snow White once and for all, and she feels like she’s starting to get closer to this actually happening. She’s got the shears, for one, which Hook thought were deposited in the bottom of the ocean.
The synopsis below for the upcoming “Heartless” makes it clear, though, that all of our characters — including the Evil Queen’s other half in Regina — are not going to give up without a fight in terms of finding a way in which to stop her:
“In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, Bandit Snow dodges a bounty hunter known as the Woodcutter while shepherd David goes on a fateful journey to sell his family’s farm. In Storybrooke, the Evil Queen threatens to destroy the town and everyone in it unless Snow and David surrender their hearts. As Emma, Hook and Henry prepare to defend Storybrooke, Snow, David and Regina search for a magical sapling created by the first spark of true love. Regina uses Gold’s and the Evil Queen’s burgeoning romance against them, and Zelena offers Belle some friendly advice.”
Where Zelena stands in all of this to us is one of the biggest mysteries of the season, mostly because at the moment, she doesn’t have a lot to do. Sure, we understand wanting to keep Rebecca Mader in the cast, but she’s gotta have a chance soon to decide between which part of her sister she wants to help … right?
If nothing else, we’re excited for Ginnifer Goodwin to have some heavier storytelling in this episode, given that it’s been rather light for the Snow character for quite some time.