Regina is determined to learn more about Cora’s past and the reason behind Zelena’s quest for revenge on an all new episode of Once Upon A Time.
Read on for our recap of tonight’s new episode entitled: “Bleeding Through“.
Regina (Lana Parilla) has bad luck right off the bat this week. Zelena’s puppet, Rumple (Robert Carlyle), threatens Robin’s son and is able to steal Regina’s heart from him.
Zelena now has almost everything she needs for this spell she’s working on. She has Regina’s heart, Charming’s courage, and Rumple’s brains. But why does she need the child of Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas)?
Regina decides to use the black candle that was responsible for Cora’s murder to discover exactly why Cora gave up Zelena in the first place. They hold a summoning ritual to open a portal but Cora is a no-show…at first.
Cora (Rose McGowan) breaks through and continues to attack Snow. What she ends up doing is enlightening her as to what really happened in the past. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn that Cora was proposed to by a prince…or some thief who pretended to be a prince to get with her. He’s really a gardener and she’s pregnant.
This presents a problem for Cora when Prince Leopold takes a liking to her instead of Princess Ava, the princess he’s meant to marry. If you’re keeping count, Ava and Leopold are Snow White’s parents. Ava overhears Cora being blackmailed by the gardener and exposes her secret to the future King. This is ultimately why Cora chose to give Zelena up. To give herself a chance at a better life.
Belle (Emilie de Ravin) has figured out Zelena’s master plan. She wants to go back in time to kill Ava and give herself a chance at the life she was meant to have. This would mean that Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Snow, Regina, and Henry would never exist. Regina and Snow are now united with their complicated pasts. Will it help them defeat Zelena?
Zelena is pissed. She offers to take Rumple back in time with her so he can be reunited with his son. He makes out with her and she makes some hilarious noises. Fear not, Rumple fans. He was only trying to reach the dagger. He really wants to kill her. A more successful makeout session? Regina and Robin. Get it!