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This is it. The very last screencaptures of Lana as Regina Mills. 1310 HQ Episode Screencaptures of Part II of the series finale ‘Leaving Storybrooke‘ have been added to the gallery! You can find them by clicking here or by clicking on any of the thumbnails below! Enjoy!
Hello Evil Regals!
t’s good to be queen. But even better to be The Good Queen.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time closed the book on its seven-season run by bestowing upon the formerly evil queen a new, much nicer title that put her in charge of the realms now united within and around Storybrooke, and reflects the character’s most incredible journey.
“She’s come full circle!” observed Lana Parrilla in her final interview with TVLine. And the significance of the moment, as anyone with eyes could see upon watching the finale’s closing moments, was far from lost on the cast on hand. “It’s funny because Ginny [Goodwin] was literally crying, every take – even when the camera wasn’t on her,” Parrilla said of the coronation ceremony led by Snow White and Prince Charming (with finally grown-ish son Neal at their side). “She was like, ‘Look how far we’ve come! And look how far Regina has come!”
“It is what her character deserves,” attests Josh Dallas, who plays Charming and like Goodwin returned to Once for the first time since last year’s finale. “It’s taken all this time for her to evolve to this point, after hearing the things that Snow has been telling her all these years, about hope and about happy endings. The choices you make define the character that you are, and it takes people a different amount of time to come to that conclusion, but [Regina] has, and it’s a really satisfying ending – not only for Regina, but for Snow and Charming too, as they honor her.”
Jennifer Morrison, whose diaper bag-toting Emma amusingly interrupted the ceremony in a way that evoked the pilot’s crashed wedding, echoes her TV dad’s take on Regina’s “beautiful” honor.
“Ultimately that’s what the show is about — the hope that, no matter what we’ve all been through in life, we can be redeemed through better choices,” Morrison notes. “[Regina] of all the characters has had an incredible journey, from the darkest of the dark to the lightest of the light, and she has really embraced the light side of life. I think it’s really a beautiful message, to have the show end that way.”
Regina has had a handful of epic romances on Once Upon a Time, but few compare to her relationship with Robin Hood. While their love story is tragically cut short when Robin dies during season five, the lovebirds will finally have a reunion. Sean Maguire, who plays the infamous bandit, is among the many fan-favorite stars who are returning for the series finale! We sat down with Lana Parrilla, the actress who plays Regina, to discuss her directorial debut earlier this season, and we couldn’t help but ask what it was like reuniting with her costar and close friend.
“Sean just brings so much humor and light and comedy, so you’re going to get full of laughs when he was around,” she said. “He’s just very easy to get along with. He’s very easy to work with. I absolutely adore him. It was like he never left.” Of course, that is partly true. While the Robin Hood we all know dies during season five, Maguire did return to the show as an alternate “Wish Realm” version of the character during season six. Though, it seems we’ll be getting the “real deal” this time around. Continue reading
With only two episodes now left in the series, Once Upon a Time unveiled its final threat at the end of Friday’s episode.
As the hour came to a close, Weaver (Robert Carlyle) was confronted by Dr. Facilier, who suddenly dropped dead. His killer? The Wish Realm version of Rumplestiltskin — and yes, this is the greater evil the heroes will be going up against as the show charges to its series finale.
“One of the most fearsome villains that has ever been on the show was Rumplestiltskin,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “Wish Realm Rumplestiltskin is a version of Rumplestiltskin without Baelfire or Belle. So, you are talking about a Rumplestiltskin without hope. He is unleashed.”
In addition to bringing the show full circle, the reveal speaks to what all three of the show’s reformed villains — Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) included — are facing in the final two hours. “The real villains, in a lot of ways for some of our legacy characters, were the demons inside them,” Kitsis says. “Whether it was Captain Hook needing to not just be a pirate and look for revenge, the Evil Queen not wanting to be evil, and Rumplestiltskin finding his heart. What we wanted to do was be able to, throughout the end of the show, have these three legacy characters really confront their own demons.”
What exactly does Wish Rumple have planned? You’ll find a major clue in EW’s exclusive series finale photos. “I’d say it’s less about a curse,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. “With the arrival of Wish Rumple, chaos is unleashed. It forces our characters to not just confront him as an antagonist, but to confront many things about themselves, and it’s an unexpected roller coaster ride where we purposely tried to create a zag where you thought we’d zig.”
Throughout season 7, the real Rumple has been trying to stay on the straight and narrow in search of the Guardian to relieve him of the Dark One dagger, thus allowing him to reunite with his late love Belle (Emilie de Ravin). “Rumple is going to face the ultimate test and the ultimate villain, which is himself,” Kitsis says. “We hope the seven seasons of the show have given him strength enough to defeat a horrible version of himself.”
Hello Evil Regals!
I have added HQ Episode Stills of this week’s upcoming OUAT episode ‘Is This Henry Mills?‘!
As always, you can check the photos out by clicking here or by clicking on any of the thumbnails below! Enjoy!
PRE-FINALE: In “Flower Child” (airing April 27), “You find out all of Eloise’s backstory,” shares Rose Reynolds, who plays Alice/Tilly. “You find out why she is the way she is and why she wants more than to rule the world. It’s really good.” Then on May 4, Jared Gilmore returns as Younger Henry, as many loose ends are tied up and a new threat is unleashed. “A lot of things we’ve been building through the season reach a boiling point,” says co-creator Adam Horowitz, “but a surprise at the end of the episode spins us into the finale — a challenge that arises from within.”
SERIES FINALE (MAY 11 & 18): Airing across two nights and boasting returns by Jennifer Morrison, Ginny Goodwin, Josh Dallas and others, “We hopefully hit on all the greatest hits of the show,” says Horowitz. Leading lady Lana Parrilla meanwhile testifies that the finale is “beautiful,” both because of its callbacks and the closure it offers. “I really think the fans will love how we close out the series.” As did the cast. “Ginny was literally crying,” shares Parrilla, “even when the camera wasn’t on her!”