Can you give us any scoop on Once Upon a Time’s Regina, please? We need something to cheer us up! –Ana Well, when I asked The Boys about the Regina/Robin Hood/Marian love triangle presumably on tap for Season 4, Adam Horowitz was quick to retort, “Who says we’re doing a love triangle?” He then explained, “Hopefully it becomes less about the relationship itself and more about Regina [and] open[s] the door to who she is and what she’s going to become.” (Anything further on the topic will have to wait for TVLine’s Fall Preview Spectacular, coming soon.)
Altough IIRC Adam and Eddie did not consider the Emma-Neal-Hook triangle a love triangle either, instead something about Emma opening up in her emotions and so. And I bet they did not consider the Mary-Margaret-David-Kathryn triangle a triangle either, instead a proof that True Lovers always find each other and they conquer every obstacle along the way. That said I’ll be happy if the story will be mainly about Regina deciding who she wants to be (unless she wants to be a mass murderer evil villainess, because after so mauch growth that would be disappointing). As long as she further grows I couldn’t be happier. (Well, that is not entirely true. I hope we’ll get angsty/hot/intense with sexual chemistry/longing/smitten/cute scenes with Regina and a certain outlaw.)
Agree with you about how A&E don’t see love triangles even tho they’re there. I hope we get a better option for Regina. Robin Hood is so boring. If I can’t have SwanQueen at least hire some men with talent or hire better writers….. Only the women seem to be able to have good roles on this show.
Well, it’s not that only the woman gets the good roles. It’s always the core characters, the series leads who have good roles. And in OUAT the happen to be mostly women. Three women, one man to be exact: Emma, Snow, Regina, Rumplestiltskin. They have their own story-arcs, and the other regulars are their loved ones whose main purpose is to give the necessary emotional dynamic to these charachters. Support them, criticize them, listen to them, leave them, love them, hate them, find them, understand them, and through these dynamics the main leads grow, change, mature. (Especially true to Emma, Regina and Rumple).
As for Robin being boring, speak for yourself. You may find him boring, but that does not mean he is. It’s just that his role is not that detailed as Emma’s (with whom he shares some characteristics). But altough he came into the series late and we haven’t seen much backstory for him, we know surprisingly much about him. He is a leader, who leads by well-earned respect, rather than authority. He is a good, caring father, who loves his son very much, but not over-protective and trusts his men to take good care of him when he is working. He is an outlaw, he does not respects the laws, but he has his inner moral code. He is basically a honest, honorable man. He is a good man who was willing to help a stranger (Neal) even when he had to risk his and his son’s well-being, asked a woman to join his men as part of the gang without any prejudices and so on. He is strong, he is sassy if necessary, but also kind and he is a good observer of human nature. Regina is very lucky to have him as a soulmate, because he instantly could see through her many layers of masks and insecurities, that the whole world believed it was her. Robin right away knew there was another person behind the mask and encouraged her to show this face. With Robin, Regina could be herself, more than with anyone else (even Henry wanted to see her as someone she is not, Robin let her be and that feeling helped her to be better,) She could be safe. She could be vulnerable. She could show her inner (beautiful) soul. He supported her but in a way that was never condescending, he did not protect her in a way that showed her incompetent, he never took her lead away even when he was a leader himself. But he had her back, and his support gave her strength and determination to fight her fight. He saw her motherly side the first moment they met and felt for her in Storybrooke while Henry did not remember her and that gave her pain. (Meanwhile Emma - who as I mentioned shares some characteristics with Robin - was busy to take Henry away back to New York, against his wishes, against Regina’s wishes or even knowledge).
And as for the actors, Sean may not be the best actor of all time and space, but he did a good job and the chemistry (sexual and otherwise) was exeptional. Outlaw Queen went from a ship with very few followers to the size of the other ships in a relatively short time. Thanks to the many positive feedbacks concerning the chemistry between Sean and Lana, and the story between Robin and Regina that was IMO the best part of season 3.
What time does dragon con start and will there be a live tweet or anything of the convention? The panels etc....?
Today’s OUAT panel is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 pm, but Sean might arrive earlier to sign in the autographs area. We’re not entirely sure about his signing schedule, but we’ll update our DragonCon post with information about his photo ops in a moment. :)
As far as Twitter goes, it might be worth to keep an eye on the #DragonCon tag and @MitigatedText is reporting from the event for Once Upon A Fan. If we come across any other accounts that are live tweeting the panels we’ll share the info with you guys, of course. Hope this helps a bit! :)