Regina has a dream, that I suspect is foreshadowing for season 2. Flashbacks show how Charming was hauled off by his evil fake dad and how the Evil Queen got involved. Snow assembled an army to win back her prince. This was the first decent Snow White/Prince Charming flashback episode since the pilot. Fairies attacked, Snow and her evil stepmother parley and Daniel’s tacky gravestone was revealed. At last an apple was produced.
In Storybrooke, Regina comes up with a cunning plan and recruits Jefferson to help. Regina bakes an apple turnover. She is an idiotic revenge crazed, age locked nutter. Henry whines. How come Henry ages when no-one else does? Someone eats the apple turnover. This was good.
“I just wanted to win. For once.”
“You no longer have anything I want dearie.”
“To your hovel?”
“I have no interest in cleaning tongue marks off my mirror.”
“Someone long gone.”
“A sleeping curse?”
“Don’t you understand? I won!”