Magical Moments: It's Not Easy Being Green

By Jim Donnelly Apr 07, 2014

Welcome to the Magical Moments Report for the “It's Not Easy Being Green” episode of Once Upon a Time. Here you’ll find highlights and insights for the recent events affecting Storybrooke, Fairy Tale Land and more. WARNING: There are spoilers here if you haven’t yet seen the episode. Enjoy!

Family Matters: Many years ago, a man and woman found a baby girl who had dropped from the inside of a cyclone. It happens. It’s evident that the child has special powers. The woman convinces her husband to keep the infant. They decide to call her Zelena. The woman vows that the child will be the happiest baby in all of Oz. Years pass. Zelena’s adoptive mother has died. Her drunken dad reveals the truth that she was never their daughter. He believes she’s wicked. See how Zelena reacts to this label.

 

Sibling Rivalry: In the present day, sadness envelops all of Storybrooke as Neal is laid to rest. Everyone gathers at Granny’s place after the funeral service. Tinker Bell is upset when Regina rejects Robin Hood’s attempt to get closer to her. Their conversation is quickly forgotten when Zelena shows up. She threatens to unleash the Dark One on anyone who crosses her. She reveals a little secret to Regina.

 

Witch Slapped: Zelena gives a five-minute warning before she unleashes Rumplestiltskin on the crowd gathered at Main Street. Emma challenges Zelana, but the witch is too powerful. Moments later, Regina arrives. She wants to know what she ever did to Zelena, who is angry simply because she was born. The epic battle between the two sisters begins.

 

A Wicked Little Plan: In Fairy Tale Land’s past, Zelena tried to stab Regina to death, but she was tricked by Rumplestiltskin. She turns green with envy vowing vengeance. In the present, Regina lets the others know that Zelena wants her heart. She already has David’s courage. Those are both ingredients. But for what? Let’s find out.