I couldn't believe Henry didn't tug Regina along to go to dinner, but I guess they have to keep some conflict in Regina's life.
Coming here to post along those lines; Henry could've said, "Regina too!" as it really was
her that allowed Our Heroes to be reunited. Emma could've even waved her over with the group- it's just burgers at Granny's not a commitment to be civil forever and ever. I get there still needs to be tension, but while a burger doesn't a relationship make, neither does it mean all hostilities are gone. As the Ferengi say, "Once in awhile, declare peace. It confuses your enemies."
I was also among those pleased to know that Hook isn't willy-nilly magical. Amazingly handsome? Check. Non-magical by himself? Check.
I applaud the costume/hair/make-up crews and casting folks. It's such a pleasure seeing Barbara Hershey and Lana Parilla as mother-daughter and Bailee Madison as young Snow, as well as the ultraluxe gowns that Lana, in particular, and the other ladies wear. If they haven't recieved Emmy love, they need some this year. (Ms. Hershey in the Queen's gown and mask was insanely lovely. I sorta want her tiara/headress.)
The Dark One needs Emma to punch him in the mush. He just has to try to make misery.
At least Emma now understands why Regina turned out so twisted, or at least some. Not to sweep blame away, but understandng leads to effective help/solutions.
Hey, royal subjects? Leave the marrieds alone for the Big Kiss; you'll know if it works, I promise.
I hope we do peek in on Mulan and Aurora leading up to next season. I think it could be a neat tale. I am hopeful it really was Aurora's heart, but we're dealing with Cora and Hook. They made a specific scene of Cora mentioning that her heart isn't "where everyone else keeps theirs." And newsflash: Cora is cray-cray. Taking her daughter's assassination attempt as her needing her mom after all? Yikes! Delusional a bit?
Love that a masted freakin' ship is rollin' up to the harbor/harbour! Cora looked as if she owned the world already and Hook? His handspome self looked relaxed, imo. The sea air healed him? *g*
January 6? Such a short time still feels like a long way off. Hopefully, we'll get good, choice reruns until the new episodes roll.