Storybrooke. When Emma returns to her office, she finds Regina waiting for her. "Congratulations, Sheriff Swan, there's about to be a big break in your case." Regina's sitting on a desk like it's a piano and she's about to break into torch songs. Emma looks wary. "You just got yourself a confession," Regina goes on. Emma thinks Regina's about to spill the beans (the non-magical, figurative kind) but instead calls Sidney into the room. Sidney slinks over to them from where he'd been waiting in the stairwell. "Tell her what you told me," Regina prompts. "It was me," he says. "I confess." With quavering voice and shifty eyes, he tells Emma that he's the one who abducted Kathryn, planted the evidence against Mary Margaret and then stole Regina's skeleton keys. Regina deadpans about how "personally violated" she feels about that last one. Emma, clearly not believing him, asks why he would do this. He says he was going to play the big hero and get his job back. "The man has obviously suffered some kind of mental break," Regina says with faux sympathy. "He clearly hasn't been himself for a while." Round about 28 years, wouldn't you say?
Furious, Emma summons Regina into the hallway for a private confab. "Well, that's the biggest load of crap I've ever heard," Emma says. Regina: "I'm pretty sure that's not true." Heh. Emma rails at Regina for being behind everything and goes on about Regina setting up the game so nobody else can win. "But," she says, "I am about to start playing an entirely different game." Emma threatens to take Henry away from Regina. "You tried to take away someone I love, and now? I'm gonna take away someone you love." She has genuine reasons for wanting Henry away from Regina, but she doesn't really make her case very well. The little flavor of revenge there makes her sound a little bit crazy herself, frankly. That's where the episode ends, so we don't get to see Regina's reaction. She's probably a little bit amused that Emma would tip her hand like that. Maybe we'll find out next week, when your regular recapper will be back on duty.
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