Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Baefire/Neal Cassidy.
He was murdered trying to save his father from Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West. His mother, Milah, and his “fiancée” Tamara precede Mr. Cassidy in death. He left behind his father, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, son Henry and his first love, Emma Swan.
Tonight, with Zelena’s true identity revealed…it is time for a long-awaited duel between the Wicked Witch of the West and her half-sister: Regina Mills, the Evil Queen.
Who won? Did Storybrooke burn? Read on to find out!
So who was Zelena? She arrived in the Realm of Oz when a tornado transported her. Her mother adopted her, but her adopted father hated her and claimed that she was “wicked.” Frustrated with lack of family, she visited the Wizard of Oz. The Wizard told her that Cora abandoned her because she could not give the future Queen of Hearts power. The mysterious man also showed her that Rumpelstiltskin is training her sister, Regina.
Jealous about her newfound sister, Zelena, traveled to the Enchanted Forest to meet Rumpelstiltskin. While looking through Regina’s room, she was able to do magic that impressed the Dark One. When Zelena revealed the truth, the imp did a DNA test and was surprised with the results.
However, Zelena showed that she lacked the maturity to handle Rumple’s teachings and she started turning green with envy. Back in Oz, Zelena confronted the Wizard and saw through his illusion and it was revealed that Walsh (Emma’s future flame) was the man behind the curtain. When Walsh could not be of any use, Zelena transformed him into a Flying Monkey.
Meanwhile, in present day Storybrooke, Neal’s friends and loved ones buried him. After taunting Mr. Gold, Zelena arrived at Granny’s, revealed to Regina that she was her sister and issued her a challenge. The Evil Queen called her bluff, but the Wicked Witch revealed that there was a “gift” that she left for her.
While Emma sent Henry to bond with Hook over his father, she joined her dad, Belle and Tinker Bell to find Mr. Gold and free him from Zelena. After a short-lived reunion with his true love, Rumple fell under Zelena’s spell and issued a warning to the others.
Regina found Zelena’s “gift” in the form of a letter. This letter penned by Rumple himself stated to Cora that he encountered one of the most powerful witches of all-time. The Evil Queen told her new interest, Robin Hood, that every time she looked at the letter…it made her feel confident. After some words of advice from the outlaw, Regina confronted her newfound half-sister.
While Regina drew first blood, Zelena caused some damage and sent Regina through the air and into the Clock Tower. The Wicked Witch revealed that she wanted to destroy Regina by taking her heart. However, Regina removed her heart and Zelena flew away in a fury. When she reunited with the Charmings, the Evil Queen revealed that all of the things that Zelena is after or gathered are ingredients for a new curse.
Next week, Hook vs. Zelena…and the Little Mermaid?